May 25, 2010

A Chorus of Peeps

I'm enjoying a peeping chorus from right outside my front door. There are 4 sweet little House Finch chicks that are being raised by 2 diligent parents. If you look closely in each photo you can see all 4 chicks.

A Sunflower in Watercolor
by cindyzlogic

With this painting, I was working on the technique called "under painting". First came the sketch from still life. Then I applied 3 different color washes, tilting the page until all the colors ran together. Then let this dry or to speed up the process use a blow dryer. Lastly, you paint in the subject. Under painting works like the effect of glazing

Woohoo! Our 1st Indigo Bunting to visit the backyard this Spring!

Meet Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my pet Society Finches. He is a lot of fun and keeps us company. In this photo, he is enjoying his vegetables. (spinach)


Simple Southern Happiness said...

What sweet littleones, Looks like the nest is a bit too small.. need to adds some rooms.

OH MY GOODNESS, you are quite the artist, what an eye you have there. I do like your technique. Will have to look over your blog to see if you have posted more of your creative ability.

Cinnamon is so cute.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Such lovely happenings all around you. Sweet baby tweets ... wonderful watercolor (you are so talented) ... and a touch of Cinnamon. Nice post.

cindyzlogic said...

Kind thanks, S.S.Happiness! Thank you also for compliments on the watercolor. I have my art posted on Flickr. I'll post my photostream :-)

Thank you so much, Debbie!! You're a wonderful friend!

cindyzlogic said...

This is a link to my flickr photostream:

Rick said...

Those little finches are starting to look so much better! Thanks for posting their progress. And that indigo bunting - I've never seen one in my life nor heard of them - what a beautiful bird!

And that's a great painting talent you have - beautiful.

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks, Rick, for your wonderful comments! I never tire of birds, nature, or painting :-)

Shelley said...

So cute to see those baby finches! Great shots of them! I'd love to have a friend like Cinnamon too!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for stopping by and wonderful comments! Cinnamon & Nutmeg are such sweet pets!

Kerri said...

I would LOVE to have an Indigo Bunting in my yard! No such luck ~ but I did manage to see one yesterday!!

cindyzlogic said...

Yahhh! You'll make good use of them with your camera and photog skills :-) I'll be looking forward to your captures!