The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Oil Paintings of birds...

So last week I shared with you my three little singing birds in the form of pencil studies, titled 'The Dawn Chorus'. If you missed them, you can see them here.

Today I am sharing the paintings that followed from those drawings, titled...


'The Three Tenors'


It's not my usual subject, I know... but as they say, a change is as good as a rest. And sometimes it is good to get out of the comfort zone. And besides, I really enjoyed painting them!

Let me introduce them individually.

This is Placido the Warbler...


 'Luciano', the Robin...


 and 'Jose', the Sparrow...


...I think they're excited because they are about to go on their winter holidays!
The mornings will be quieter without them and I'll look forward to seeing them back in the Spring. But for now, the nights are drawing in, the clocks go back shortly and the temperature has dropped enough to get the log burner going again... Sigh...

Never mind! With Autumn comes new inspiration, new ideas and new paintings!
So watch this space!





Thursday, 8 October 2015

'The Dawn Chorus' Part 1...

After my last highly colourful post, I thought your eyes might need a bit of a rest, so I decided to share something a little more subtle with you today :0)

I wanted to paint a trio of singing birds, but before painting them I needed to sketch them out, to make sure their positions worked together as a three. 

It turns out, I got SO absorbed in the sketching process, that they turned in to a trio of little drawings in their own right...









3 x 8" x 8" Pencil Drawings
...So, I painted them the following week!
I'll share the paintings with you very soon :0)


Meanwhile, can you believe that November is just around the corner? And on the 1st, my next Quarterly Newsletter comes out. So if you haven't already signed up, you might like to...




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