Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy robin

Everyday I see this robin that comes to the bird feeder I have put on the conservatory....makes me happy when I see it so did a quick painting for Happy Paint Party Friday
The painting is made up of many layers of paint scratched into for lots of deep texture.
Thanks for all your suggestions for printers....have ordered some cards to be professionally printed of my paintings for a start so be sure to check my Etsy store soon.

27 comments:

Susan said...

A robin at the feeder is a sure sign of Spring where I am from. Delightful sketch! Happy PPF

Yvonne said...

We have robins that come in spring, but I haven't seen one yet this year.
Printers? I've had several and they all seem okay. The main thing I do is take the photo to a photo editing program to get it looking just perfect before printing it out. Then it's also the kind of paper you print out on to that will make a difference. I experiment a lot. Right now I have a Canon MX 320 printer.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your fab BIRD Lorraine!
Happy weekend!
Happy PPF!
Susi

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a lovely robin, Lorraine. I like the ephemeral way in which you captured him. Blessings!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Hi Lorraine,
Happy PPF. Love your robin, so good to see them out and about now. Check out Society 6 if you haven't you could do many things with your art.....xox

Nic McLean said...

This is lovely. Is it encaustic? I just ask because it has the lovely texture that Marji from Sun breaks in the forecast blog uses in her work.

As for printers - I tend to print my own stuff onto blank cardstock for greetings cards and blank watercolour postcards/paper for art work. If you register with Fine Art America they print it for you when you sell something so you don't have to worry about it - I think there are a few like that around. I haven't really sold that many prints of my work online - more at craft/art fairs so hopefully someone else will be able to point you in the right direction if you want a printer to pre-print your work for selling.

Erika said...

I love your little Robin! The Colors are just perfect. Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderfully creative artwork ~ for PPF ~ design, colors, lovely!

Gloria in CA said...

Your red robin is beautiful. I love it when these beautiful creatures come around. As far as printers, not sure about that. I have an Epson Stylus Photo RX500, but it's getting along in age. Thanks and Happy PPF!

Deanna said...

Love your little robin. My bird feeder bit the dust in a bad storm we had last summer and I miss watching the birds every morning. They still come to my balcony but they don't hang around very long. I was lucky enough to see a few cardinals last year.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning work, dear Lorraine! Love your happy robin!

Have a nice weekend my friend.

Linda said...

what a really beautiful bird painting! Love the depth you've achieved in this piece. Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Loving your sweet robin. I print my own. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Kim said...

Lovely Robin, a sure sign that Spring is here! HPPF!

Aga Gasiniak said...

How beautiful and expressive and delicate at the same time. Thank you for sharing!!

Lynn Cohen said...

I love what seems like texture to the background of this lovely Robin! YOu did such a good job of her and I am sure she'd look lovely upon a greeting card!

Cat Beringer said...

I love that red robin, he's so cheery against the grays in your background. HPPF!

Faye said...

Beautiful bird, Lorraine. We had robins throughout the winter. I have no idea what that means because the winter was really cold.

Giggles said...

Beautiful robin... google search reviews on certain online printers in your area!

Hugs Giggles

La Abela said...

I like this bird, blending colors, is special. Saludos

Elisa said...

i really adore the textures of your robin painting. the red color is beautiful!

Pia Rom said...

Wow I love him and his eye drag me in :) wonderful painting ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Alicia C said...

what a cute & happy Robin! Love its many textured qualities - so dynamic. If I were to get a printer now I'd prob. go with HP since they are always (I mean, ALWAYS) running crazy promotions, both for cartridges & printers. Then again, I have no idea as to the quality re photo or specialized

alison said...

I love robins Lorraine! Your painting is enchanting! xx

Pat Beaumont said...

great little painting Lorraine spring is definitely on the way

Lesley Ann Staples said...

Love the robin! Let us know when we can buy prints.

Lesley Ann Staples said...

Love the robin! Let us know when we can buy prints.