Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yes, it's Sunday... and out my kitchen window ...

Comes the inspiration for todays sketch.  I love the windows in our house.  I have been inspired countless times by the nature within the framing of the glass!  It is like taking out your viewfinder and poof there's your picture or painting to be...
I had filled the birdfeeder as the snow had finally melted enough to get to it.  What a day of wild activity insued!  A large flicker woodpecker even paid a visit but took flight before I could get the camera.  The usuals showed up - my cardinals, Ray & Tille (who have been painted many times).  All the little chickadees and sparrows - even a few finches were in the mix.  As I was working along doing dishes - I looked up and a squirrel that had taken over the feeder looked up too...
"ut-oh busted, I think she knows I'm not a bird!"
After the initial eye contact- he went back to cleaning out the feeder.  You can tell he is not malnourished but I couldn't shoo him away.  I loved watching his tail swish and his cheeks filling up as much as they could.  A few birds showed up and off he went.
So here is my take on his visit...

I had put down a wash on a journal page a few weeks ago of saturated watercolor knowing that something would come along to put on it.  Wah-lah, using watercolor pencil and crayons - a touch of acrylic and I love how he came out!  Ut-oh busted!
The thing about doing art - is that it is about the doing!!!  No, we cannot all be Picasso...but do we really need to be?   I stand by my theory that make art - make friends - share art - share souls!!!  It is all about the doing, sharing and giving!!!!  So, normally you'd now go to Sunday Sketches and check out some souls!!!  Unfortunately our host, Sophia's dad is very ill.  We wish her and him the best and have them in our thoughts this week.  You can visit the site and scroll down to last Sunday - or just leave her a hug today!
cheers, dana

6 comments:

Heather said...

I like your art theory...share souls...excellent!!!
you've captured that little guy, so well... great photo, too! I like the colors you have used for your sketch! Great job! have a good Sunday! - heather

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

HAHAHAHAHA! I am a squirrel freak. I could sit and watch them for hours. Smart little buggers too. Highly underrated as a species. What great inspiration and I love how you have captured him with your watercolor technique. Happy Sunday!

Ann said...

oh..love your post today! Sweet photo and lovely art!! thanks for the smile !

Catherine Denton said...

You really captured the surprise in his eyes.

Frosted Petunias said...

What a great moment you captured and your painting really shows it. Beautiful! That little guy looks like he's been helping himself to the bird food for a while, lol :)

Anna

Penny said...

He is certainly a handsome critter. I can see why you were drawn to him.

Hugs,
Penny

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