Saturday, June 27, 2009

Keeping an Eye Out



5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
$25 (plus $12 shipping in the U.S.)

This cardinal is keeping watch. I wonder if he’s protecting a nest nearby or if he’s looking for food?

I’m sorry I haven’t been around visiting everyone’s blogs! We’ve started a large home improvement project and with my son out of preschool for the summer I don’t have a lot of time to paint or to blog. Seeing everyone’s work always inspires me to paint and I’ve really missed getting around the blog-o-sphere. Thanks for each and every comment, I do read them and they always brighten my day!

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Portrait of an Eastern Bluebird



5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
NFS

This Eastern Bluebird looks like he is enjoying a nice quiet moment up in a tree.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hunting



5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
$25 (plus $12 shipping in the U.S.)

This chickadee is definitely hunting and it looks like she might have her prey in sight.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ready to Fly



5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
S O L D

This colorful chickadee looks poised for flight. Is he off to gather nesting material or food?

When I paint these small birds I love how the bristles of the brush imitate their feathers. All I have to do is lay down a bold stroke or two and then keep myself from working over it (that’s the hard part). This series has forced me to be really committed to each brush stroke. I’ve notice that if I play around with these too much they become overworked very quickly.

Also, if you haven’t been to Greg LaRock’s blog yet, you should stop over there. He’s an excellent teacher and each of his blog posts has very useful tips for painting.

To purchase this painting and see more of my work log onto www.KimVanDerHoek.com