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
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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)

10 comments:

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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39854998@N07/

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!