Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Draw a Bird Day! Some of us like to take the annual Draw A Bird Day celebration, brought to our attention here on WordPress by Michael Emberson of A-Wing and A-Way just over a year ago, and make it a monthly event. We help WordPress fly on the 8th of each month by posting our bird art, and by encouraging each other’s progress in drawing and painting birds. A special thanks to all my artist buddies who joined in today! This little painting is on a 6 x 6″ (notice I’ve graduated from 5 x 5″, yippee!) Gessobord panel.
I will post a round-up of all of the bird artwork in a few days, so if you would like your work to be included, please leave a comment with a link to your post below. I want to thank Kerfe & Nina over at Method Two Madness for graciously hoisting the Draw a Bird Day banner for the last several months while work clipped my wings for awhile.
I’ve returned with the Yellow Bird of Happiness! You may remember this little guy from back in September. (I’m slowly working my way toward some type of realistic acrylic painting, hehe.) I really enjoyed playing with Golden quinacridone magenta, hansa yellow (medium and light) and transparent pyrrole orange, and a few Caran d’Ache neocolor II crayons helped me out with this little birdie as well.
It’s not always easy to make time to create a painting each day, but I relish the opportunity to sit down and bring something to life. There’s something special about that! I’m learning a lot, and having fun. I hope you are too, and I hope all of the moms out there have a fabulous Mother’s Day today! Hug your little chicks today, everyone!