Tag Archives: Pastel

Day 353. Down Under Bird

18 Dec

Down-Under-Bird

Today’s Bird-A-Day art was inspired by a friend at work who lived a while in Australia. Laura had asked if I had ever done a Kiwi bird. Sadly, the Kiwi had never crossed my mind, until she brought it up. But it didn’t take any time at all for me to warm up to the idea of the bird from down under. I like how the shape of the Kiwi, mirrors the shape of this chopped piece of  wood. Enjoy.

Day 341. Foamcore Bird

6 Dec

Foamcore-Bird

A scrap of black foamcore inspired today’s Bird-A-Day art. I had used this foamcore as a backdrop for some of my bird art photographs. After one of my birds, from a while back, put holes in the board, it was headed for the trash. But then for whatever reason,this scrap didn’t get tossed. Maybe because it would spark an idea today. Enjoy.

Day 340. Pastel Board Bird

5 Dec

Pastel-Board-Bird

While in the garage, I came across a 2 foot square illustration board from a project gone bad, last year. I flipped the board over and these horizontal lines inspired today’s Bird-A-Day art. For me those two mysterious, stained bands made a perfect water line for a long-legged bird. And I always enjoy getting out my pastel pencils and just sketching. Enjoy.

Day 338. Attic Insulation Bird

3 Dec

Attic-Insulation-Bird

This weekend, I found myself in our attic, digging around for Christmas lights and ornaments to decorate our tree. While moving things around, I stumbled upon this broken piece of insulation. The look of it sparked my imagination. It reminded me of a shoreline, wishing for a bird to wade around for a quick snack. Enjoy.

Day 331. Bucket Bird

26 Nov

This is not a bucket list bird. This is not a kick the bucket bird. This guy was inspired by a bucket – turned upside down on the floor. My odd sensibilities, liked the way the bottom of this plastic bucket was colored and scuffed up. Perhaps it has been kicked around some. Or may be just a very hard-working bucket. Either way, I like it. And when I like something, I usually paint or draw a bird on it. Enjoy.

Day 325. Paint Drops Bird

20 Nov

A paint covered table is merely some bird art – waiting to happen. This table top in my sweetie’s art studio became the perfect bird landing for today’s Bird-A-Day art. Enjoy.

Day 324. Cardboard Owl Bird

19 Nov

It has been a while since I did an owl. Which is odd, since the owl is one of my favorite birds. And of all the many varieties of the owl family, I  especially like the Cardboard Owl. When they land on a stack of cardboard boxes, they are practically invisible. There’s just no telling how many times one of these rare owls watched as you unpacked after a move. Ask yourself how many times did you spot a cardboard owl? That’s my proof, right there. Enjoy.

Day 319. Wood Pastel Bird

14 Nov

Here is a piece of scrap wood from the art studio that had been used as a tool or support for a number of random art projects. As a result it ended up having what I like to describe as textural character. And that inspired today’s Bird-A-Day art. So I took out my box of pastels and quickly dashed away here and there until I had a bird. Enjoy.

Day 194. Pastel Post Bird

10 Jul

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It was time to get out my sketch book again. This time I had discovered this exotic bird unlike anything I had seen before. It was such a unique species that it inspired me to get out my sketch book and colored pencils. After I was finished drawing today’s Bird-A-Day art, it felt like it needed something. That’s when I had the idea to add the pastel post for it to sit on. Enjoy.

Day 25. Shadow Wire Bird

25 Jan

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Today’s Bird-A-Day art was inspired by the shadows being cast across the side of my garage. The beautiful cable wire was just begging for birds. So, I went and defaced the side of my garage for art. Defaced is a bit harsh. Really all I’ve done here – is add a kind of “SUNDIAL” to my garage. I believe “value-added” is the phrase I’m searching for. Desperately. So now every day for about a half hour, these hand-drawn little birds have a wire to sit on. As I see it, this will serve as a reminder to me – everyday –  to finish the remodel of the front of the garage. Yes sir, that’s what I’m going with. Enjoy.

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