Friday, September 14, 2012

the spark

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This striking fellow has a soft familiar morning call. He is the first love of many bird enthusiasts (and he knows it!). He loves winter, enjoys cryptic crosswords, and is a master at directing traffic.
$40
4"x4" watercolour on paper adhered to painting panel, ready to hang.

46 comments:

  1. Love the look on his face, so natural.

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  2. Birdie nam nam...

    Another lovely bird painting, and I love the contrasts in color, the red is striking and the green is soft.

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  3. Love the 'bright spark'. He has such an air of having asked a question and waiting for the answer. I'm really enjoying your series of birds.

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  4. Darling artwork ~ love the art style ~ so expressive and joyful ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Ahh... This is adorable!!! :0)

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  6. You've created a sweet little character!!

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  7. Love your work! So fresh, colourful and expressive! Just wondering what kind of pen you used for this drawing!

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  8. A lovely Bird painting Nora
    Love the colors you used

    Greetings Janny

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  9. Beautiful ink and watercolour work, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. Oh my goodness!
    I LOVE this cardinal! So whimsical and lyrical!
    Really lovely!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. Your spark looks amazing Nora, makes me happy to look at this painting.

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  12. I usually see painting/sketches of the side view of the bird. So I really love this one as it is facing its admirers :)

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  13. An wonderful bird, love its cheeky stance and colours

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  14. I love it! Great work! Happy Friday!

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  15. Don't you mean, he's a master at stopping traffic? :-D Great angle!

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  16. This is so charming. I love the expression!

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  17. So cute, Nora!! Love this series...

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  18. What a lovely happy little chap. Love this.

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  19. Is he looking at me? I love it.

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  20. Your birds have such great personalities. This one is a charmer!

    Thanks for your "wonderful" comment on my blog! Much appreciated!

    HPPF!!!!

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  21. He looks so inquisitive. What could he be thinking.....

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  22. Your drawing so loose and natural, Saludos

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  23. I am enjoying the bird series very much... wish we had Cardinals over here... but we are lucky with what we have.. a sulphur crested cockatoo is sitting on the fence outside my window as I type... boy is he loud!!! lucky he is so gorgeous...xx

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  24. I love this bird! The colors and wonderful lines...I love all your work for the wonderful colors and lines! :) Great work! Happy PPF!

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  25. This is beautiful! He is very expressive and lively. Love the colour - perfect for Mandarin Orange Monday this week:)

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  26. Directing traffic - haha! I really enjoy reading your posts. Very original and fun piece, as always!

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  27. Nora I not only love the birds, but your humor is adorable too!! Love this series!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. Adorable little creature, love the inquiring expression and lovely lines and color! HPPF!

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  29. I loved your waxwing, and this cardinal too. I see movement in this picture - like the bird is singing as we watch. It's like you caught him in mid note. Love cardinals, and the way they almost always appear in pairs or families.

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  30. Now this is my kind of guy! All dressed up in that gorgeous uniform! Beautiful work on this cardinal, Nora!

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  31. You obviously have a way with birds both artistically and intellectually. How do I get one to help me with the crossword?

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  32. If someone asked me to sum up your art in one one word I would say - Nora paints HAPPINESS!

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  33. Oh my gosh, I love his expression! What a lovely cardinal. Your colors are great!.. Happy PPF

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  34. Gorgeous! Such a great gesture, and lovely loose watercolor work. I love it.

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  35. Hello Nora:) Beatiful! Love the bright color you gave this bird. I love your style. Happy weekend!

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  36. What a cheerful little guy! He's a charmer.

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  37. Olá !
    Andei a ver todos os pássaros. São muito bonitos. É interessante a forma como trabalhas. Abraços.
    M. Emília

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  38. Beautiful work, love the pen lines, so much character in this piece.

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  39. Oh, isn't he cute! love the loose style!

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  40. He looks so full of energy and charm :)

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  41. Nora I am in love with your cardinal! He is struttin his wonderful colors! Awesome!

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