Monday, 9 February 2015

A BIG BIRD FLIES IN FOR A DRINK

I tried to paint this as one picture, but it didn't work out, so I painted each image separately, including the background, assembled them in Photoshop and, while I was there, gave it a watercolour filter.






It was made with watercolour paints, coloured and metallic pencils, stamping and photo-editing.


Linking to
"Art Journal Journey", theme "Birds, Beasts and Humans" and
"Paint Party Friday".

43 comments:

limmelon said...

It's a Party !! - with a laughing flower, an onlooker, a spider and birdie dropping in for a drink. Love your multi-media compositions, Love it, Awesome !!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely and fun work, your bird has human tendencies, flying in for a drinkie! Thanks for joining us at AJJ; Valerie

Beo said...

That's wonderful Sheila! The way the bird is looking into the flower-bowl. The orange flower is looking for the bird and the other one looks at the orange flower wondering what she is doing. (She seems to have a question mark in her eyes) I love the composition and the washed out colors.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely LOVE this wonderful work of art, Sheila! The bird is so adorable and I love the colors you used! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! And thanks also, so much, for your visit to my blog! HUGS!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Some minutes ago I watched a magpie hopping over the deep snow picking corn and snow.. I think she would like to have such a great container for drinking or eating....
love your imagination Sheila... just lovely this scene!
Adorable flowes as well! Lovely watercolor effect!

This brightens up my day!
Beautiful!
Thank you for sharing all this with us at Art journal Journey!
Happy new week
Susi

janie said...

Hello Sheila love your big bird as he just looks exactly as if he has flown in, but I agree the flowers look as if they are dancing. And the poor wee spider hanging on for dear life .....your imagination is incredible to keep producing these wonderful works of art

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Adorable and so cheerful, Sheila! Thanks for brightening up a gray morning here in Maryland.

ULKAU said...

What a great composition!
I call your new bird: boat-bird, because its body reminds me to a boat...
Ulrike

Annie said...

Love this watercolor look. Do you automatically get those fabulous squiggly lines when painting with watercolors? I really like that effect. I've read all the previous comments and it seems having this big bird fly in for a drink is an event to be celebrated. This quaint little whimsical town has built the giant bird bath just so this big beautiful bird will stop in for a drink and the adorable residents gather to watch. Love how your imagination makes our imagination come to life!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Sheila, what a cute and lovely bird, hopefully there is something to drink in the flower, as always I admire your skills with drawing these small stories.
Anni

lee said...

its wonderful and thanks for sharing your process, oh the wonders of photoshop

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So adorable. I want to meet this bird. You are a wonder with photoshop. I struggle so, because mainly I am probably too lazy to learn it all, too much else to do in life! xox

peggy gatto said...

I just love everything about this delightful painting!!!

Artatag said...

I really love this. I started doing photoshop work again. Ideal for dark days.
Hugs
Gabriele

strangelycreative said...

Hi Sheila! Thank you for your luvverly email! You have found your path as an artist and have really developed you own quirky and very original style. I see this and I see its Orange Esmeralda! xxxx

LonettA said...

Oh, that´s wonderful! Love your bird and flowers in this scenery! Beautiful colours, too!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So artistic and fanciful as always. Dear Sheila, it is every time a great fun to visit yourblog with the inspiring art works!
Have a happy week,
big hugs Anja

Deborah said...

Love how big bird is coming in to land in what looks like a whimsical airport. Those flowers could be antennae.

sirkkis said...

Totally cheerful, fantastic art again, Sheila. I love the 'landing' brave bird, he really has 'egg' LOL.
A magical, exquisite art piece, my friend.'
Hugs xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Completely superb!!! :D

johanna said...

i think i will put up a drinking bowl in my garden, too and hope such a fanciful bird will visit me... as always a pleasure to come by and see your wonderful creation!

Tammie Lee said...

i really do enjoy your style
it is fun hearing how you go about it
and the result is so appealing to me

Meggymay said...

A fantastic page, the bird looks such fun and seems to be enjoying a drink.
Yvonne

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, fun collage, I love your whimsical artwork! Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Jackie said...

It's stunning and I would never have guessed it was part painted and part digital. Jx

kat said...

This bird is a favourite! I love how he's swooping in. I can feel him in full flight soaring so bright against the dark sky, the colours stand out so well! Your paintings have class and such a fabulous fun style I can but adore!

Margik said...

This work is spectacular Sheila! Love the fabulous bird so special. You are very talented!
Mar x

~*~Patty S said...

Oh how delightful your thirsty bird is Sheila!
Everything about what you created is so whimsical and fun.
oxo

sharon said...

It is magical, love how the bird swoops in!

Karen Maggio said...

Very fun... I've done the same thing before with Photoshop.

denthe said...

Looks like a little wonderland. The effects in Photoshop really add to it.

Giggles said...

Oh how sweet it is. Love how you're playing with effects....so fun!

Hugs Giggles

Faye said...

I think it is a great piece. I love how you have used the photo-changing program.

Christine said...

I love it in its simplicity!

GlorV1 said...

What a wonderful piece Sheila. Love how the bird is attempting to sip.

Linda Kunsman said...

I love this! The muted background is the perfect back drop for the bright and colorful images!

My name is Erika. said...

Fun. I love the idea of assembling all the pieces at the end. It put a smile on my face.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Beautiful! I love it!
Happy PPF
Ilona

Nordljus said...

This is so sweet! Love all the different parts, and what a great idea to use Photoshop to put them all together. I only use Photoshop for editing photos, I never thought of using it for art too.

Evergreen Mo said...

love all the interesting shapes you use to produce you art work.

Jackie said...

Fabulous!

Erika said...

Love your wonderful magically painting. The birds breake is just perfect!
Gereinigt from Erika

valarts said...

Love this