Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Two More Birds Join the Flock

Another black bird is added to the flock. I'm so glad to have discovered those Luminatre H2o paints.
I applied one coat of "Scarab Beetle", which has luminescent flecks of all the colors in a dark base. On the previous black birds I painted layers and streaks of various colors ... "Black Cherry", "Bougainvillea", "Blue Grass", and "Ocean Wave". Each method gives different, but equally good effects. I recommend the one coat of "S B" on a print fabric and streaks of multiple colors on plain black.

This bird flew in on breath of spring-like air. He reminds me of an Easter egg. He required no added paint.
My fabric birds inspired my friend, Judy, to draw some fanciful birds in her sketchbook. She even named each one.
PS: To see a beautiful sunny day on an icy Lake Michigan go here. That site features a new photo every 30 seconds, 24 hours a day taken by a camera that is hooked up to the web. There's a permanent link to this site in my sidebar for your viewing pleasure any time. At night you'll only see the lights at the ends of the piers ... that is unless there's a ship entering or leaving the channel.


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I was even luckier than those who visit the Lake Michigan skycam.
Yesterday when we visited my show at Anderson Art Center right on the lake on the WI side I was able to view the lake. It was much calmer yesterday than it has been in the last month or so.

Judy said...

Fun, fun, fun!
Your latest bird creation is awesome!!!

And I laughed to see "Grady,
Earl and Homer"again...funny!

Waltraud said...

Hey, I love this lovely birds!

Judy said...

Hi Nellie!
It's been a while since I've come to visit! I've missed your flock of birds....they are so very wonderful!!!! You are one amazing and extremely creative woman!!!

Warm Hugs,

acereta said...

I love ypur birds! Thay are so different, it seems each one has a different caracter...

Anonymous said...

These birds are so much fun! I am a bird lover. My child's middle name is even a bird name. Great work!

Merry said...

These birds are wonderful and very creative.