“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Woodland Reverie...

Two weeks ago, I posted on my Wednesday post within my random thought for Hodgepodge that I began working on a new watercolor painting. My preliminary pencil sketch was finished...



during the two week period, I worked on it off and on when I was home and the light in the room was good enough to work without artificial lighting...



....this past weekend, I completed it and added my signature and fingerprint, allowed it to dry and sprayed it with a clear sealant:





In the meantime, in between painting and birding and shopping, I went to Hobby Lobby and had the art department cut me a customized set of mattings...the blue for the center mat, and the cream for the outer matting. Framed it in a gold wooden frame and hung it on the wall!! The title I chose, with Bud's help, is...yep, you guessed right. My blog post title today and the painting is entitled: "Woodland Reverie"....



38 comments :

  1. You are so talented! It's beautiful and I love the name.

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  2. It's absolutely beautiful. You're amazing !!

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  3. Your bird is beautiful--and you are creative!

    Blue Virgin

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  4. So very beautiful my talented friend.

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  5. Wow, I did not know you are an artist. Beautiful rendering and colors. Just beautiful!

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  6. Wow what a lovely painting and your title is a perfect fit!

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  7. Anni it is absolutely beautiful. You are self taught right? Is drawing and painting new over the last few years?
    Hugs madi and Mom

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  8. Absolutely STUNNING and beautifully presented with the mats and frame. The title is perfect, and isn't this a great time of the year to see a variety of birds! I have a BlueJay nesting in my back yard. He's busy and flighty...still trying to capture him with my camera.
    Thanks for your visit on this Blue Monday.
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    Blue Monday~Texas Chicken Farm Photography

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  9. a very attractive portrait

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  10. It must be so rewarding to be able to create something so beautiful. I REALLY like your blue; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Anni.

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  11. Anni, Your painting turned out to be quite striking and beautiful. The blue matting is just perfect. Nice work - I'm so impressed with your talents. Mickie ;)

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  12. Gosh, how lovely! I'm always a little envious of people who are so artistic, and so you are on my "to be envied" list. The name fits it perfectly~

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  13. That a beauty Anni!

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  14. Beautiful art work and lovely blue for HMB ^_^

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  15. That is truly awesome. You are a women with so many talents.
    Hugs

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  16. Oh my gosh, you are an artist!!!! This is outrageously awesome!!!! And looks almost like a photo instead of a painting.

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  17. I love it Anni! The bird is so bluetiful. Happy Blue Monday. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  18. That is rally beautiful love those colors too.

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  19. Perfect, Anni. I think you are definitely multi-talented, and now I know you are an artist as well! :-)

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  20. That blue is a gorgeous shade, and the painting turned out just right.

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  21. Amazing!!! YOu are soooo talented!!!!

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  22. My word, you did an excellentjob on this painting. It is truly a great work of art. I love it. You are one very talented lady. I love art work, especially oils.

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  23. What a wonderful finished project!

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  24. Simply lovely!
    I was fortunate to have recently seen quite a few Indigo Buntings as they were resting and feeding in preparation for continuing their northward migration.
    You have done them justice!

    --Wally

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  25. I love the blue bird - if someone said to draw like that or die - I'd have to die! lol

    I didn't realize you were so talented in so many ways.

    Sandie

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  26. It's beautiful, Anni. You are quite talented. Pretty colors!...Christine

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  27. That is so beautiful! I wish I have a talent even just in sketching.

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  28. Anni, this is beautiful. I love bluebirds. You are a woman of many talents. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    I'm working on projects #2 and #3. Looks like #3 will be done before #2, but it's a much smaller project. Hopefully, I will finish it later today and have some photos to post.

    Take care. Talk to you soon.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  29. Beautiful watercolour! HBM :) ~Pernilla

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  30. I like your watercolor so much. Good to see the steps you went through.

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  31. Wow! Very lovely! I admire your skill!

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  32. I love this and thank you for sharing your creative process for nature notes.. Michelle

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  33. That is really lovely! You have quite a talent.

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  34. What a pretty bird! Happy belated Blue Monday! Have a great week!

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  35. Anni, gorgeous watercolor. You are talented, well done!

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  36. You are a very multitalented lady. This is beautiful and the title is perfect

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  37. Gorgeous! You have talent!

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  38. Wow, Your painting is gorgeous. I adore birds and this one looks like it could fly right off the canvas. You have a wonderful talent for art.

    Thank you for your visit to the Balsam Inn post. I am belated in getting back to my sweet comments. Yes, the Inn was a fabulous place with so much history. The staff and owners are wonderful people, not to mention the chef is outstanding.

    Wishing you happy days.
    xo, Jeanne

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