Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cardinal and some bunnies

Well, I tried a cardinal from a book I have authored by Sharon Stansifer called 'Painting on the Wild Side'. I've had it for years and it has some beautiful animals in it but I've never actually tackled one of her projects until tonight. Her design is on a beautiful muted greenish blue background but I just did mine on white watercolor paper for now. It was kind of fun and it challenged me to stay in the lines and follow directions. I'm not very good at directions :) so it's good practice all around for me! LOL

This is a little ACEO inspired by a Trudy Beard design.

Did anyone watch the Biggest Loser? I think they are really exploiting some of the contestants this year. I think they should do their little psycho analysis OFF camera. It's all so painful and personal and I just don't think it's fair to the participants. Plus.......it makes me cry! I still watch it season after season though because I just love the transformations! It motivates me and tonight after work, with a pulled muscle behind my right knee, I still made myself go 30 minutes on the treadmill! Woohoo!

Thanks for all your encouragement, tips and advice in my previous post. I value each and every one of you!! ♥


Utah Grammie said...

I love both of those but I'm especially drawn to the bunnies in the snow- because that what's outside my window tonight - snow!

I can't watch the Biggest Looser or most of the competition TV shows..I feel so bad for the losers. But I'm glad you did your 30 minutes -I don't do that and my knee is fine - can't imagine doing it with a bad knee - you are sooo good!

Kelly Lish said...

Holy Cow! Well I guess you are out of your slump! That didnt take long! The Cardinal is absolutly beautiful! I'm so impressed! Do some more!!!!!

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Darla,
You are a character! smile*..
I was just catching up on my visiting here.. Love all that you have been doing..
Don't feel bad, I had a sale last week and was Giving a free gift if someone bought a nice dollar item.. lol.. Nuttin! Not a darn thing. even though as you say.. we are here to love and fellowship online, we also love it when one buys as well.. right?
WEll, it just feels good!
Hugs, Darlene xo..
Keep up the great work.. love the bunnies!

Jasmine said...

Stunning pictures :)

SugarberrySensations said...

Good morning Darla, good morning!

You go girl - it is very admirable that you trudged away on the treadmill, even with a pulled muscle! =)

And to see your paintings, oh Darla, they are just wonderful, absolutely wonderful! It's amazing that you can paint so many different 'types', you know what I mean?? The cardinal is gorgeous and the bunnies, are too cute! I remember one other Trudy Beard painting that you did that I just loved!

I'm so glad to see you back and painting!


Renee said...

My God, the cardinal is absolutely unreal. Fantastic.

Can I buy the bunnies please Madam. Also, I can wait for you to mail it to be for a few weeks, because I know for sure there will be a few more that I will want. You just haven't painted them yet. har har.

Like a red cardinal. har har

Love Renee xoxox

allison said...

omg! I love that aceo! the colors are just what I'm needing right now, so peaceful and lovely.

Jennifer said...

You are fast... it looks great!!! They both look great! :)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
I see you've lost your creative block! lol
Fantastic work on these pieces.

Something I've noticed with your painting style, you really get the shading and highlighting right.
It makes for a more realistic painting. Well done.
Happy Painting,

Nicola said...

Wow Darla the cardinal is gorgeous, such a different style to what you normally do but brilliant!!! you have inspired me yet again!!!!

Mana Moon Studios said...

Hi Darla, I'm just stopping by again to let you know I've left an award for you on my blog.

Michelle Eaton said...

OMG! Why were you even worried about painting birds?! This painting is wonderful! I also love the bunnies, so cute.

You are very talented Darla :)