Sunday, November 06, 2011

Whose a Pretty Boy!

Finally finished my latest painting. Only took me a month this time.
Di was the only blogger who correctly guessed (from the title that I said I was going to give it that) it would be a parrot. Well two actually.
Here it is in stages again. 1st the background and the facial features.
Next up a bit of plumage. Don't want to look like bald eagles!
A bit of tree camouflague.
A branch or two to sit on, add some tail feathers and 'Whose a Pretty Boy then'.
I will make the next one mega easy for you. Going to call it To can do it!!!!

And finally here are two pictures that I prepared earlier. Much much earlier when I was 10yrs old and had been given a painting by numbers set as a present. Done in oils and I think the company that sold the kits was called Craft Masters.


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22 comments:

Anne said...

Hi there the painting is lovely- 'only took a month' I could spend 12 months and would never manage that (smlies) You are very, very talented . I used to do lots of sewing - for myself and ohters-have two sons so didn't really sew for them except for fancy dress costumes. I really should try and do some for my granddaughters- maybe when I get some time :-)Anne

Anne said...

PS just read my comment-obviously having trouble with spelling this morning! A x

Wendy said...

Lovely painting. It's lovely to look back on things you did as a child too x

Unknown said...

I used to love Painting by Numbers but unfortunately I never got past that stage, the parrot is brill, so chirpy and bright!

Margreet said...

What a beautiful painting with the parrots, Mrs. A....your love for cats was already there when you were young!
xxx Margreet

Carolee Crafts said...

Well done on the painting and a month is not bad at all

Christmas Pie Crafts said...

As a BIG cat fan, the lovely kittens are the best. Parrot is lovely too. A month? I could start today and still be doing the first bits in a year's time. Well done.

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Great to see the different stages of the parrot painting and then the big finale - well done

Jam Dalory said...

You're clearly very talented, that painting is great. x

Helen said...

The parrot painting is beautiful :) i love the kittens as well. I really admire people who can paint :)

Susie said...

Beautiful. I always wanted to do art of that sort. My brother is an artist, but I never could do much in that vein.

Sandra H said...

Wow such beautiful work:) Sandra H

Stephen said...

I'm terrible at painting so I never cease to be amazed at how people can create these fantastic paintings. Brilliant work.

Angela said...

Hi Mrs A! I haven't stopped by to greet you in awhile. Hope you are well. Thinking about our past swap and didn't want to lose touch. I like birds - what a pretty one you are painting!

bebebubu said...

I love the cat looking at the fish bowl. She is soooooooo cute

Handcrafted by Picto said...

The colours of the parrots are great, the oranges and greens work really well together.

Jan x

June said...

Lovely to see the different stages of the Parrot picture. Kittens are cute, I used to love 'painting by numbers' - now I show my grandson how to. Nice catching up with you.

Debbie Rock said...

Your work is wonderful ... I can't even draw a straight line and do so admire anyone with such artistic talent!
Am SOooo sorry not to have replied sooner to your lovely comments ... I WILL show my other cupboard but not until it has had a good tidy! Debbie #62

stylesofcooking said...

One thing i've never been able to do is paint so i totally admire your talent. Parrots look brilliant

Unknown said...

Love the cat pictures esp the one with the goldfish bowl!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous paintings!
I really like the kitten trying to catch the fish :)

Faye said...

Wow, your painting was good at ten, but's it's really coming along now! xxx