Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Springtime, Robins, Birds and Nests for PPF

Happy Springtime!
"Feed Me," Big Mouth Hungry Robin

Our ACEO 30/30 challenge group in Facebook has a Spring Theme this week so here is my first baby robin, painted from a photo at morguefile.com. His mouth (beak?) is too big, but you would not know if you did not see the reference photo. 2.5 x 3.5 inches watercolor and pen on heavy paper. If any of you like to paint tiny, it is an open group. We change themes every week, and only paint ATC size, but it keeps my ebay store in stock!

Robins Eggs in a nest in a tree, and Naked as a Jaybird Baby

Mama Robin in a nest and a Cute Baby Bird.

Birdhouse and a bird and a proud Bluejay

I am having way too much fun doing these. All sketches/illustrations were done with watercolor and outlined with a pen and a touch of Higgins white ink. I am getting much faster and better with sketching by doing these every day. The small format makes me feel comfortable with being loose and free with my strokes. And I am not worried if I have to throw away a tiny piece of wc paper, but mostly they turn out amazingly well!


  1. I love these birds! So cute and full of motion.

  2. You seem to have drawn a whole flock of birds Penny and so pleased you did. Really like them all.

  3. Oh my gosh - these are SO cute!!

  4. Oh these birds are soooo cheery and sweet!! Love them all!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Love each of these-they make me smile!

  6. Oh my goodness, I just love all of these!!

  7. I LOVE all your watercolor work! I want to be able to paint like that in WC. I'll keep working on it.
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

    1. Me too working on it. Where in central IL. I'm from Normal, IL Blessings, Janet

  8. Yikes watercolor. . .these are absolutely wonderful. I haven't mastered watercolor yet. Blessings, Janet PPF


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