merry christmas 26

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 4:37 PM | , , ,


Hi! I'm so happy when I am able to combine painting with card making! Today I have a christmas card to share featuring a sweet and chunky black capped chickadee. I'm studying various painting techniques and styles under a few different artists with an effort to develop my own. I was inspired to paint this little guy by a painting lesson I took from Ginger Cook.
 He's my first attempt to paint a bird. He's a bit fluffier than I had anticipated but overall, I think he's pretty cute ;)
 I'm not thrilled with the heavy tooth (texture) on the canvas page. It's a bit too much so now that I've learned my lesson, I'll have to take the extra steps to smooth out the canvas prior to painting. I just want to jump in!! :) LOL

 I'm entering this card in the current color throwdown challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my little bird!
 Be Sweet :)
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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Mona, this is amazing!! It should be in a frame!! The bird looks so beautiful!! This is truly a work of art!! Wow!! I love the background colors, too!! Stunning, stunning, stunning!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Marrazzo said...

SO SO PRETTY!
I love the textures! MERRY Christmas to you and yours = )

Cheryl W. said...

I LOVE chickadees, and yours is very cute! What an amazing job for a first try at painting birds. You are learning so fast!

Susan Lankford said...

He's very sweet and probable fluffy because he's being blown about by those snow flurries!

Penny said...

Mona, you are amazing! What a wonderful card! Incredible that this is your first try at birds! Looks amazing! Love your background too and the stitching is just perfect! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Mona, this is GORGEOUS! Your painting skills are growing by leaps and bounds! I LOVE this sweet birdie! You are such a natural talent!

Ros Crawford said...

It's wonderful!! I love the texture and he's so cute!

Jill Norwood said...

Mona what a beautiful painting of this sweet chickadee! Love the background too! So beautiful my dear!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Really wonderful painting ! loved the texture on the birds body..looks fluffy :)

Team Clark said...

Beautiful, Mona! You really got the details in the head and beak down pat! Gorgeous!!!

Val Thorpe said...

OMW that is so beautiful... all the strokes look like feathers. A real beauty Mona. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful festive season. Look forward to all your creations in 2016 x <3

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Mu first thought that he was a lovely fluffy bird! Birds do that when it's cold, so no worries about that ;) Lovely work!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet fluffy chickadee - sitting on the lovely branch with the snowflakes swirling - You sure are learning a lot from the classes you are taking Mona! Merry Christmas! Julia xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Your painting is so very beautiful - I love the little chickadee - gorgeous!

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this, Mona! So sweet!

Lisa said...

Who wouldn't love to receive this in the mail, so pretty Mona!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, your chickadee is fabulous! Your painting is so beautiful and what a gorgeous design!
Sherrie K

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, the bird looks so soft, amazing work Mona! Just popped in to send you big hugs and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!! :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your chickadee is is adorable! You are so talented!

Carol Reisner said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love that bird! You really are amazing!

Greta said...

I'm so in awe, Mona--beautiful painting! I don't even see too much texture--just a painting ready to frame!

Gale Evans said...

So pretty, Mona! Your classes sure are paying off!

Mary Chen said...

Gorgeous!

Pon Malar said...

So lovely, your shading is awesome ♥♥

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! I am speechless!!! How gorgeous is this?!? BRAVO!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra


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