August 19, 2012

Pigeons


Last 10 days were dedicated to pigeons. Well, sounds lofty...

A friend of mine is in love with pigeons. He has dovecote and enjoys every birds' activity so much. So when he asked me to draw the pigeons for him, I was very interested and googled pictures of the birds to start with and to do my best.

I found great blog of Ariel Freeman (looks like she does not post anymore, but, still, here is the link, enjoy).  And just copied her birds, painting turned artificial and heavy:

Then there were more birds, total of five attempts and the one he liked most is placed in the beginning of this post. Soon it will be framed and hanged on the wall!

20 comments:

  1. Your work is GROWING! I love what you are doing, Irina, and have missed seeing you - the web is so vast, it's too easy to get lost-


    Aloha from Honolulu
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  2. Eine wunderschöne Serie Irina. Mag ich sehr. Grüsse Dich;-)

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  3. All wonderful but my favorite one is the one in flight.

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  4. I love all of your bird paintings. The top two are gorgeous!

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  5. Irina que lindas salieron las aves, las primeras parecen dos amigas conversando, que simpáticas!

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  6. I love your paintings Irina, the one in flight is my favorite as well. You sure do amazing work, I'm always in awe of what you do and you never cease to amaze me.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Hi Irina these are all fabulous. You have caught the sharp and form beautifully with wonderful colours. Funny I only this week photographed a lot of pigeons to paint too. One day I will get round to it. By the way thanks for the link. I like how Ariel painted hers too. Both yours and hers are good learning tools for me. Take care. Laura x

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  8. They are all fabulous, Irina!

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  9. i suspect birds are not easy to paint. you've done an excellent job!

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  10. They all turned out very beautiful, Irina! The first one is denitely the winner, but I like very much the colors in the second and the nice contrasts in the other three.

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  11. Hi Irina,
    Beautiful work based on good drawings and lovely colours. Congrats!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  12. Hi Irina, you certainly did a great job! In my opinion, all your pigeons look very nice, beautiful compositions and colors. I like the one who is flying. Ciao!

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  13. Irina, you've caught the softness and the personality of the pigeons. I think my favorite is also the first one. Great job!

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  14. Oh, yes, the top one shows personality!!

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  15. An exciting series, Irina. I agree with your friend - I love the softness and gentle connection between the birds that you captured so beautifully.

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  16. Irina: Amazing. I LOVE this series. It really touched me because while you were painting pigeons, we were having a pigeon adventure. Read here:

    http://www.greensborodailyphoto.com/2012/08/bon-voyage.html

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  17. You will have to cut and paste the above link. It doesn't appear to be hyperlinked. But, it will be worth it to read about our adventure.

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  18. I'm planning on painting a pigeon as I'm doing a series of garden bird paintings at the moment - well the ones that visit my garden anyway - and there always seems to be a pigeon about! My favourite of yours is the one that your friend chose as well, but they're all great as is the link, new to your blog and following!

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  19. Hello Irina,
    amazing post!
    Wonderful palomas in watercolors!
    A hug

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