Jan 30, 2015

DC: The Unexpected



the unexpected:

against our gray day
earth cloaked in old snow
starting to tarnish with age
 
a new joyous song filling the air
i spied RED
unexpected in our usual wintry mix
of birds

the pine grosbeak


ink stage
before painting:


our DC host this week is lovely Joke
her prompt is: the Unexpected
visit her blog this weekend to see artful postings for
the unexpected

thank you for hosting Joke!
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39 comments:

  1. Nice Tammie! what a treat to see that grosbeak at this time of year- you must be attracting good things your way :) with that lovely painting- great highlights by the way with the water color!

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    1. i love the idea of attracting good things my way, thank you.
      yes, it was such an unexpected treat to see the grosbeak, hear their beautiful song and see some color in our wintry world!
      thank you for considering the details.

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  2. How lovely... nature in art.. the red in the bird inspired your art.

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    1. yes, a new bird inspired this piece
      i bet a hat full of seed would bring new bird friends ;-)

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  3. That is a lovely burst of color which echoes in her lips and then trails off in her rubber bands. Fantastic! And oooh, I love the textured look you achieved in her hat! Wishing you unexpected color and joy this weekend. :)

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    1. thank you for noticing the red here and there
      and the textured colors in her hat, watercolor can be so much fun
      i love your weekend blessings, thank you Bella!

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  4. HI Tammie..how gorgeous and magical! She is stunning and enchanting and the bird is so powerful..I love pine-grosbeaks...something uniquely enchanting about them..your painting is most beautiful and poetic!I love your painting style..her face is serene and blooming with life..and the bird has stolen my heart tonight!
    HUgs
    Wishing you a wonderful wkd!
    Hope I see a pine-gr too..

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  5. thank you for your lovely message!
    I wish you a flock of pine gr soon! may they sing you a song that your heart responds to.

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  6. Tammie, I just love this - so whimsical and delightful!

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  7. oo... it must have been great
    to see such colorful bird
    in your snowy white surroundings!
    and
    your drawing is a fine one
    again ;^)))
    x

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    1. yes, i was delighted, thank you!

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  8. I knew that, the minute I clicked on your lovely blog dearest, that it would make me smile! Love it, and now I want a bird feeder hat for when I work in the garden. X

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    1. maybe we shall go into business making bird feeder hats! ;-)
      one must sit very still, at least until the birds get use to it.

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  9. So nice to see a vibrant spot of red amidst the winters brown and whites. And you made the most of it with your painting, delightful Tammy!

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  10. What a beautiful bird! Your art is always such a pleasure to visit, great pieces and I love your mushrooms below too! The lion piece is very magical, another favourite, beautiful work as always here!

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    1. thank you for your lovely visit and taking a look at other posts as well.
      yes a beautiful bird and they keep coming back day after day. i am so happy to have them here.

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  11. Your bird feeder hat is wonderful and really unexpected! Love your new header!

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    1. thank you so much Carol! Such a lovely response and yes i love seeing a new bird with it's gorgeous coloring and beautiful song.
      we only have a few different birds at the feeder during winter and in summer i can not feed the birds as it encourages bears to visit.

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    2. thank you Eric, fun that you noticed the header.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE the art! That is a beautiful bird also!!! I love it when a different breed shows up at the feeders. Your art always makes me smile ♥

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  13. Lovely! And I love your new header image <3

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    1. thank you Sarah, for both!

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  14. lovely poem! lucky you to have pine grosbeaks in your neighbourhood. Thank you for sharing your process!

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  15. What a beautiful bird and a great clear photograph.
    Love the way you have placed him in your painting, highlighted in the perfect circle.

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  16. I love your imagination! That's a beautiful bird too ... Happy, sweet weekend ♥

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  17. Lovely! A spot of red. Nature's gift this day. Love your art. So lovely. N, x

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  18. Lovely! A spot of red. Nature's gift this day. Love your art. So lovely. N, x

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  19. This is so WONDERFUL and GORGEOUS. I sure like your header as well. Such softness both. We also have had birds this year that we've never seen in this area, nor this time of year. We are officially in our 3 year drought in Nor. Calif. and today we found birds building nests all over the place, which never happens this early...such is mother nature ;)

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  20. There is something so special in your paintings.. Just lovely!
    Thank you for your visit and kind thoughts.. love the name you suggested.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  21. Ha how beautiful red can be in a wonderful white world. I think you saw this bird quickley because of all the white. When I see your drawing I think of Spring. It's time isn't it. I like your aquarel. The drawing is exiting because you still can do so mutch with it. Thank you for your lovely painting.

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  22. Ha how beautiful red can be in a wonderful white world. I think you saw this bird quickley because of all the white. When I see your drawing I think of Spring. It's time isn't it. I like your aquarel. The drawing is exiting because you still can do so mutch with it. Thank you for your lovely painting.

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  23. Ha Tammie, a nice idea, with this colored bird
    you never feel alone in your walk .....
    The face of this lady is gorgeous !!
    dear greetings Christiene ..

    Ha Tammie,een mooi idee, met deze gekleurde vogel
    voel je nooit alleen op je wandeling.....
    Het gezichtje van deze dame is prachtig!!
    lieve groetjes Christiene..

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  24. thanks for introducing, unexpectedly, the pine grosbeak(very handsome little chap) to me and in such a cute way.
    beautiful work Tammie Lee,as is your new header, i love the colors.

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  25. thanks for introducing, unexpectedly, the pine grosbeak(very handsome little chap) to me and in such a cute way.
    beautiful work Tammie Lee,as is your new header, i love the colors.

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  26. What a wonderful bird.
    I saw a bullfinch the other day, warmed the cockles of my heart it did...
    love, love love your painting too.x

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  27. when the snow retreats, we find beautiful birds. how wonderful, the way you gave him life.... n♥

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  28. Great idea - what a fun and a wonderful bird. Make me smile and thinking of ging outside with a hat in the snow like this.
    Guess the birds would be amused.
    Have a nice week
    Sabine

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  29. Hi Tammy, I'd love to have a hat filled with birdseed like the girl in your wonderful painting! Imagine how unexpected it would be for the birds.
    Your grosbeak is more colourful than the ones we get here in the summer months. Have a great week.

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