Monday, 13 October 2014

A STRANGE BIRD FLIES OVER THE FOREST BY NIGHT

The theme at "Art Journal Journey" this month is "Deep in the Forest".



We have had many magnificent entries and you can see them on the Pinterest board here.



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This strange bird has been flying in my sketchbook since the beginning of the challenge and today he demanded to be painted.







It's painted with Sennelier oil pastels and textile dyes.
It's a seriously fun technique when it works.

It measures 11 x 17 inches, quite large for me.



I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday".

39 comments:

  1. oohh sheila,your birdie its soo cute,love his flying legs,he is looking for his woman.
    amazing forest pages sheila, iam loved.

    greetings jeannette

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  2. This lovley bird looks like being in big hurry.... Perhaps it wants to go deep in the forest as soon as possible???
    I wish him/her/it the very best!!
    Best, Beate

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  3. I like your bird, and the technique sounds interesting.

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  4. Strange birdie may be strange, but he's a beauty too! He should fly more in the day time to show off his beauty. And it's such an enchanted forest too. This is a great theme for creative imagination.

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  5. This is MAGNIFICENT Sheila... all this colors and intensity and the fancy birdie and lovely flowers .. I LOVE IT!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  6. Love the dye and oil pastels. They come across well. Marvellously colourful wee bird, Love it, Awesome !!

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  7. Sheila I love this bird and these rich colours, what a technique you have developed! It's a piece to enjoy and stare at, the colours blending and flowing, beautiful!

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  8. What super work, Sheila! I really love the original bird and the fabulous flower. The background is so original and colorful. Another fantastic forest.
    Mar x

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  9. I would like to catch one of those birds in the tree in front of my window! Beautiful project Sheila! Valerie

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  10. Wonderful, Sheila. I like the pastel colors. And it is clearly a female bird. Just look at the beautiful necklace.
    love, Gerda

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  11. The shades of colours are stunningly gorgeous. Bravo, Sheila!

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  12. I love your flowers, your bird , the sky, the colourful swirls....it's all whirly and happy, great use of colour and technique x

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  13. Very nice painting with lovely colours. I like your little bird.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  14. That is an adorable bird. How I would want to see one outside my window. xox

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous painting! Wonderful colours and I love your strange bird! He is definitively happy to fly over these beautiful flowers!

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  16. I love your strange little bird! He is very sweet and has lovely colours in him!

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  17. Sheila you journal page and bird are so wonderfully made, love the background and colors.
    Anni

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  18. Wonderful deep in the forest and birdy!! Well done...quite fun too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. Looks a whole lot of fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I always enjoy your strong sense of color. Happy PPF and Blessings!

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  21. This is wonderful. Love the strange bird
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. really fantastic paintings Sheila! Love the bright colors and whimsy feel of them. Happy PPF!

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  23. Such a fun painting, Sheila. It is an unusual looking, but cute bird. The colors are so wonderful.

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  24. I love THIS!!! what a wonderful technique and so effective.

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  25. OMGosh I love your little bird. . the plumage is beautiful. This is a fun piece. Thanks for the visit. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. What a happy cheery painting. I love how the pastels resist the dyes, or at least it looks like that. Makes the painting so much lighter than heavy acrylics. I'd hang that in my living room because it makes me smile and feel good.

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  27. Gorgeous!!! Whimsical, vibrant and just plain fun!

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  28. This bird must be very happy in this forest, so colorful and diverse.
    Happy art!

    my blog - > BLOGitse

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  29. I'm glad you caught him in time. He's beautiful.

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  30. Oh, I love strange birds ... That's a wonderful mixture of materials, the oil pastels and the textile dyes. Beautiful result!

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  31. Stunning and so bright and cheerful. I love it! Jx

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  32. This has such a gorgeous vibe and feel..the colors are so deep and rich..yet there is a a softness and dreamy feeling too..beautiful! Shine on..fantastic art!!

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  33. What lovely work. I don't know how you do it. Anyone who can use pastels to create artwork is a genius. Your artwork is so nicely whimsical.

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  34. Love your whimsical, colourful bird and forest art ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  35. Your bird is as beautiful as it flies happily in your sketchbook!
    LG Claudia

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  36. Your magical and colorful bird is wonderful flying over that lovely forest lighting up the night!
    oxo

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  37. this is quite charming
    i love your colors too

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