October 21, 2008

Linnet


Bird No.3 in the European Birds series: a linnet or Carduelis cannabina. I try to do the bird itself in a very natural style whereas the surroundings are more of a puristic, stylized and illustrative character.

6 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Love B and C and the mix of realism and stylized background. Would make a wonderful illustrated book.

Did a bit of research for you in my Dictionary of Birds and found -
Q - only birds in Canada/Ethiopia/
West Indies
X - only Artic/New Zealand/
Madagascar/Mexico
Y - I suppose you'd get away with adding the word 'yellow' in front of a suitable European bird??
Z - again Ethiopia and Australia

.. so its going to be difficult if impossible!!??

Claudia said...

Oh, thank you so much, Joan!

Odd Chick said...

This style is both classicaly and charmingly inticing to the eye.

RHCarpenter said...

Maybe by the time you get to "Y" someone will have discovered just the bird you need :) Love the look of this one! His speckled breast is lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Your paintings are so beautiful.
They give me great pleasure to look at them.
Came to you via Suki poet.

ellie said...

Claudia these are lovely paintings! I really like the way you have painted with a text, your leaves and birds are beautiful ! I have had so much internet trouble, but I hope all is well now and I can get back to blogging...and can be inspired by all your hard work ! Take care, Ellie