Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Series of birds, ME page

Thank you for visiting my blog spot.  I appreciate every one's visits and comments!
 Brrhh- Its very cold, wet, and windy here in Melbourne today, so I cranked up the heater and spent the day in my studio playing.
This is my second bird in the series I'm painting at the moment.

I am now into my second week of "Art Journaling" with Kerryanne from Shabby Art Boutique and I'm loving it.
This page is a little bit about "ME" and my visit to Italy.


Vicki said...

OMG......when I first looked at the bird I thought it was a photograph. It is really really lovely Anna and you have captured the bird very very well. You are such a fabulous painter :)
I have been inside all day today next to the heater!! Too cold out for me!

Serena said...

Kingfishers are among my favourite birds...great job, Anna, on both the bird and your journal page.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Gorgeous work Anna don't know which one I love better :)

nata_says_so said...

Wow, another amazing artwork. The wood of the branch the bird is on looks so real, you are so talented with a paintbrush Anna.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The bird is wonderful!!! It does look like it could spread it's wings and take off!
Kingfishers are the most peculiar bird--i love their slightly off-kilter proportions. All that beak and then the short body, but that lets them glide thru the water fast!


Marlene said...

Positively beautiful bird. The painting looks so real you have a wonderful talent. Love the journal page also.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Wonderful paintings Anna!! I love the crackle technique on the bird's branch! I have a design with a similar technique in a book that I've been meaning to try and now that I see it done, I really want to even more!

Anonymous said...

Oh i'm sure you're enjoying kerryanne's class right now..this is a lovely page...all the pretty stenciling and pink colours...
and to top it've been to Italy!

I'm italian..and I've never family is from Sicily!

have fun creating in your studio...and remember to keep warm, love!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Cindy said...

In Holland the weather is finally getting a little bit better. Let the sun shine!!!
I love your painting of the beautifull bird!
Love Cindy

jonny j petros said...

Hi Anna Rosa Your second bird is amazing!! I cant believe how realistic and beautiful it is. I love the coloring You are a natural at this, truly gifted keep going you are going to have a wonderful set of birds.Sincerely, Jonny

Kerryanne English said...

Lovely painting Anna. What are you going to do with this series?
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

STUNNING Painting Anna!

Good to hear you're enjoying "Art Journaling" with Kerryanne.

Yes it's freezing, great to be inside creating!

Anonymous said...

you asked me 'how many journals' do I have?

and i'll answer you this way....

"I lost count after the first twenty! hehe"

i can't help myself!

have a great thursday!
come by and have a peek inside one of my handwritten memoire journals...posted about it today!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

Marlene said...

Hi, just want to let you know I have an award for you over at my blog.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Anna,
Gorgeous bird,

Carol Mae said...

Anne, Thanks for visiting my blog. You have lovely Art work. I'll be back often. Smiles, Carol Mae

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Anna, I agree with everyone else that the painting is stunning and does look like a photo! I must admit though that I don't think I have ever seen a Kingfisher ~ we don't have them down here in So. Florida.

You can visit everyone's studios virtually on Saturday....I'll send you a virtual cupcake~lol! Hugs, Janet

Carol Mae said...

Hi Anna, Love your Art journaling, very very nice. Thanks for entering my giveaway. Have a great evening, Carol Mae

Suzanne said...

Hi Anna, your birds are beautiful! So life-like. The journaling looks like a fun idea, love your Italy pages!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Thank you everyone for you lovely comments.
Much appreciated.

Natasha Burns said...

oh your birdy painting is gorgeous Anna!
I love how you did the crackle under it too, it's so realistic. I thought your painting was a photo at first!!!

Janet said...

Your bird painting is amazing! I thought it was a photograph!!

Art journaling is so much fun. I do it in spurts and streaks....either I do a page every day for several months or I don't do any at all.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my studio.

audrey said...

1 degree !!! OUCH! That is just a wee bit too cold. It is too bad we can't spread the temps all around the globe evenly and everyone could be comfortable all the time. That sounds good to me. (:
Keep warm, Anna Rosa.
♥ audrey

This bird painting is fabulous! You have certainly captured the realism. It is beautiful.

Val's Dragonfly Whimsy said...

Gorgeous painting of the bird hon - wow, the detail on that bark is amazing - the bird itself is amazing! You have some REAL talent here :D