Monday, 2 July 2007

EDM Challenge #125 and Finished Frangipani painting

Last night, I sketched this week's EDM challenge which was to sketch your favourite bird.

Graphite & coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook - © Serena Lewis
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On another note, I finished the Frangipani painting for my sister's birthday which is today. Happy Birthday, sis! I will see her later today but I'm taking the chance in posting this now because I know she will be busy enough today so won't have time to get online.

Frangipani - Matisse acrylics on 24" x 24" gallery-wrapped canvas - © Serena Lewis
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39 comments:

  1. FABULOUS BIRDS!!! THEY'RE SO CUTE!!

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  2. Hey Serena,
    You already know I love the painting, and once again you've done a great job of a challenge. The wrens really are sweet little birds. We get them flying through the yard and singing their pretty little song...Great job...Ro

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  3. Yes, the wrens are darned cute, and your drawing is adorable. Their poses have such personality. Very nice flowers too. Your sister should be very pleased.

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  4. Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated ~ :)

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  5. Serena, Your work is exquisite! What a treat to see your drawings and paintings. They are so fresh, clean, and delightful. They seem to have an openness and hopefulness in them that is a pleasure to see.

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  6. gosh that's such a delicate beautiful drawing Serena. You really capture the spirit of those birds.

    The frangipani's looking beautiful too.

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  7. Those birds are gorgeous Serena. I've never heard of Fairy Wrens but what a fabulous name. lovely birthdat pressie too. She will be thrilled.

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  8. Serena,
    I love your wrens. They look so cheerful, I can almost hear them chirping... Great job!

    Karin

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  9. One reason I love your blog is that it gives me a peek at Australia. Here in Wisconsin we have wrens, but different. That drawing captures the birds as wrens, wee, skittish, perky. Do you have hummingbirds? I love those too.

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  10. Oh! Your wrens ARE so darn cute! I can see why you love them. Great sketch of the birds, and the frangipani. I'm sure your sister was thrilled with her birthday present. It's just beautiful.

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  11. birds are great...so full of personality....

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  12. serena, these birds are fabulous I love the poses too!

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  13. Oh you have captured the cutenss of those wrens just perfectly!

    And your flower is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  14. Love your wrens.. Love your blog.. period!

    Karin (sisu)

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  15. Thank you all for the lovely comments ~ :)

    Thanks, Andrea. The Fairy Wren is only found on the Eastern side of Australia which is probably why you haven't heard of them before.

    Glad you enjoy my blog, Sherry. I'm not sure but I don't think we have Hummingbirds in Australia...well, not in my area anyways. I do enjoy pictures of Hummingbirds though.

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  16. Hey Serena, I absolutely love plumeria (what we call frangipani here)! You've captured their delicate form so well. It seems like I can smell them from here! Your sister will be thrilled!

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  17. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, Joan. I gave the painting to my sister yesterday and she loved it! :)

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  18. Beautiful birds and Beautiful Frangipanis! Lovely work!

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  19. That painting is just gorgeous...what a beautiful gift that will be treasured for decades. Did you post it on WC?

    You asked about Sofrito...it's in the Spanish section at the grocery store...it's a soup/sauce/cooking base made from tomato, garlic, and a bunch of herbs. You can make it yourself, which is most probably better than buying it, but I haven't got the time.

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  20. Thanks, stapeliad, and no, I haven't posted it on WC....I really need to pop over to WC as I haven't been there in a while.

    Thanks for the info on Sofrito...will check it out ~ :)

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  21. I Love both your works! The birds are so beautifully delicate and the frangipani is just so perfect, what a wonderful gift!

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  22. oooh! I love your wren drawings... they ARE SUCH cute birds.

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  23. Serena those birds are just amazing, you've caught their fragility with your sensual lines so well...Such a beautiful sketch.

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  24. Serena, the birds are beautiful. You've seemed captured their expressions. And the fragipani are wonderful too.

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  25. Thanks for your lovely comment, Genine ~ :)

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  26. Serena, they are darned cute and you did a fabulous job in drawing them. Those feathers just look so soft and touchable! And I'm sure your sister will be happy with the painting. It's gorgeous!

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  27. Thanks, Sherie! I will so miss our little family of wrens when we move but, hopefully, there will be more at the next house.

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  28. Your frangipani is just out of this world...gorgeous! your sister is so lucky! And I love the sketch of your birds...you're just so talented.
    Ronell

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  29. Thank you, Ronell.....I think the same of your lovely work ~ :)

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  30. Oh my gosh, those birds are SO adorable! Those flowers you did are gorgeous, too! I just love the delicate pink along the borders of the flower petals.

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  31. Thanks, Lauren! :) I will certainly miss our little Fairy Wrens. I was quite pleased with how the frangipani painting turned out and my sis loves it.

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  32. just LOVE those birds!! :o)

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  33. Not sure how I missed this!! Love your delicate sketch of the fairy wrens, super cute and great job! The frangipani painting is gorgeous by the way, wow :)

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  34. Thank you both for your kind comments ~ :)

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