Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Monday, January 7, 2008

Grackle Love ~ Acrylic Bird Painting ~ TUG

SOLD $40 purchase on the Canvas by Canvas web site
Acrylic on canvas 6" x 6" mini
I like to paint grackles because of their iridescent plumage. See another post of a grackle painting
This painting is my third assignment for the Neil Sperry Home and Garden Show the last of February and I may have to paint this one in a larger format for my painting blog.
Members of CBC who were at the Upstairs Gallery studio today were Maryann Stephens, Cindy Yandell, Cindy Campbell, Barbara Hackney and Karen Foster and I will add their paintings below.
Cindy Y, our resident oil painter, worked on a bear today and now we all want to explore oils.
I forgot to mention on the Graham blog post that while on that trip we were made aware of a fabulous oil painter who lives in Graham and if you're an oil painter you will want to check out her web site Kaye Franklin.
Because I don't follow oil painters I was not familiar with her work but it is lovely. It seems I have concentrated on who's who in watercolor and acrylics.


mattcd42 said...

Great if you like the subject matter you have to
this article.

Connie Michael said...

Excellent post, Nancy. Thanks for the search info. I hadn't noticed that little box at the top and that's exactly what I needed to know.

Your grackle is wonderful!

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Nancy, I love the style you've developed -- great color and brush strokes, and wonderful "painterly" look. BT

Suzanne said...

This grackle is very nice, Nancy!

Margie said...

A colorful Grackle. Nice job, NS.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for all the nice comments and to Matt C. for the link to Stephen Curry's bird paintings. Beautiful, interesting paintings.

Cathy Gatland said...

Wow - that is a gorgeously vibrant bird painting - we have a similiar-looking irridescent bird in South Africa called a glossy starling, I wonder if it's the same species?