Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Birdy has a head for WOYWW

At last my poor little bird
is headless no more.

As well as his head I've done some
tinkering.  I've repainted the green feathers
and re inked them and darkened, with inks,
the area above his tail, to make it disappear a little.

Still lots more to do, re brighten the flowers,
give him a foot before he falls off the canvas
and do the highlights on his face,
but I'm getting there.

My desk has some goodies on it this week.
My hubby was over in Scotland with school rugby
in the Easter holidays and he brought
back some Scottish things and some wonderful things

 I'm not the only one excited by Doctor Who goodies,
Nessie was so excited that she is swooning in the back ground.
Gotta love a hubby that knows what you like :)
 This is above my window and I keep forgetting to
show it, my prize from Lunch Lady Jan
has a permanent home above my desk.
It's Christmas every day now!

Here's the wide shot of my WIP's.
See that blah canvas in the middle,
this morning it was like this
Then it went to this
and ended up like this
Ewww!!  I have to get the back ground all cacky
so that the birds I'm going to put on really stand out.
I'm not convinced it's going to work but my teacher
said to trust her, hmmm.

On top of all this weirdness my crazy pelican is
even crazier.

 I hate how the beak turned out but I am going to 
use glazes to correct the bad smooshing.
Sigmond's (that's the pelican) dark feathers 
are actually purple so the whole thing ties in,
I just can't get the photo right with the phone camera.
This will either be an epic fail
or a crazy fun painting, not sure which yet.

That's pretty much all of interest I've done
this week, so now you've seen mine
hop over to Julia's
and see what's been happening on
other desks around the world.


  1. I don't think I'd call any of that 'failing' - it all looks fabulous! The pelican (sorry, Sigmond) is gorgeous. Love your tardises (tardi?!) too. Helen 5

  2. WOW, and again WOW! I love seeing how you build up the layers... fascinating!
    Happy WOYWW :)
    no. 2

  3. Ohhhh everything you do is stunning. The pic of the bird is glorious, I keep saying you should be doing the class!! Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @20

  4. Love your parrots all the colours hie the parrot blends into your painting and pops out from it so inspiring hugs Nikki 4

  5. Oh that parrot isd stunning.Such glorious vibrant colours.
    Love your busy space.
    Judy #25

  6. Who's a pretty boy, then?!?! He looks fab. Have a lovely week, Chris # 19

  7. really love watching your paintings progress. Hope your Husband had some good weather in Scotland, it has been beautiful over the Easter weekend but just a week ago I was wearing several jumpers... ( In the house! ) :)

  8. I've got bunting in my window from LLJ too and it is fantastic, it makes me smile everytime I walk into the room. I am sure you will be like that too. Lucky you. I so love your bird painting it is perfect and so beautiful.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

  9. Such beautiful vibrant colours. I love the 3D effect of the flowers.

  10. Your posts are always such a joy to look at and to read! Maybe it is the dazzling colours! And finally I can see the bird that I haven't been able to until now, haha! How could I not have seen it???? Love the photo's you shared too :0)

  11. G'day Vonny
    and happy WOYWW. OMG your bird looks amazing...I love all the texture on that one too. The blah canvas looks gorgeous now too and I do like the weird pelican LOL....heck I have so much to learn. My intro classes to painting have finished (it was only 8 hrs of lessons)but I can do drop in classes so I think I'll do that as I want to learn more and paint again! I just love your art!!
    Annette In Oz #8

  12. Cacky!!! Lol...that's such a great word...didn't think anyone else used it but me! You say that about most of your art though, Vonny...but they always end up being completely amazing! I adore your perpendicular parrot, his green wings are gorgeous.
    And I spotted the Dr Who stuff, daft what makes us happy, eh?!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  13. Such an amazing parrot pic. I just wish I could do what you do. Have a great week. x Jo #30

  14. Just love the first image Vonny great work ... and the ones below with bits added and sloshed etc.. great textures.. thanks so much for sharing and yesss! gotta love the Tardis!!
    But your bird takes the show.. beautiful indeedy! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40

  15. I'm not joining in WOYWW this week as my table is bare but I cannot visit and say nothing about your fabulous art. That parrot is a riot of colour, love, live, love him.
    Ann B

  16. Hello Vonny. I rather think Sigmond has a smirk on his face - whatever does he get up to when you are not around to look after him??!! That parrot picture is simply stunning - those colours are so vibrant. WOW!!! Well done to hubby for the gifts he brought home with him! brilliant.
    have a special week.
    Margaret #49

  17. I love your parrot, he has a great look on his face. I used to breed parrots and his expression is perfect.
    Happy crafting, Angela x48

  18. OMGosh!! They are all just plain FABULOUS!! Wow! :)

  19. I'm loving your new parrot and the almost surreal feel of the composition. Your husband got you some great stuff, and glad to say I can relate to spouses that know what you like. Blessings!

  20. Wow, the parrot with the gum blossoms is just gorgeous! And I love your studio!
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 36

  21. I'm so glad I found your site: Wow!!! Love your birds <3 I'm a bird lover too and I love to draw and sketch them as well. But I have to say, I have never attempted to draw that big, so really, I am in awe :)
    About that Pelican: The first thing I thought was - what cool way to paint the beak :)))
    Cheers & happy woyww!
    Jana #93

  22. Von, Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comments, it is so encouraging to have nice remarks.
    I love your bird, with a head, he look ready to fly off the page, and the flowers look as if I could pick them. Brilliant, you are really good at this.
    Chris #34

  23. Vonny, your art is extraordinary... I am always totally amazed by what you do! I love your latest beautiful bird, and your whole creative space is so full of interest!

    I want to make some bunting for my ARTHaven eventually, and hadn't decided where to put it until I saw your picture - over the window would be ideal!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and I really laughed at your chicken trying to eat your painting! It might be interesting to put a wet canvas out with lots of paint on it, and see what work of art she comes up with, stamping about on it with her feet!!! Cats are the nosiest creatures on earth and Beatrice is the nosiest of the nosiest.

    I have a lot of plans for the teabags, but to start with I am working on a page in my little art journal, and I want to make some little bags (tea bags?!) - who knows, if I keep on getting supplies, I may start making them into clothes and soft furnishings lol! As for the video editing, I have been most of 2 days at it and am really getting to grips with it now, with some fantastic online help - the first video went up to Youtube last night and all being well I should get another one up tonight. It takes simply ages, but it's something to do while you wait for mixed media stuff to dry!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #43

  24. Oh my Vonnie, your painting are always so fabulous and vibrant, and your parrot is no different, fabulous doesn't cover it! I have certainly missed seeing your lovely artwork since I have been off the woyww trail! Annette #7


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