The Sparrow

I saw a cute little painting on Pinterest and I had to have it!!  It so inspired me that I got out the paints immediately to try my hand at painting my own and I LOVE IT!  It's not quite as cute as the original and I couldn't get exactly the right colours mixed, but even so my little chubby sparrow is sweet.

You can see what the original looks like by clicking HERE

He now hangs in my front entry where he can greet me every day.

 9x11 Mixed Media on Canvas Paper

I must be on a roll, the paint is just flowing these days and I barely have to direct it.  Is it just emotion that flows through us or is there another force that directs the paint brush?  I'd love to know the answer to that one...

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62 comments:

Myric said...

Beautiful painting! It might have not turned out to be exactly like you saw on pinterest but it has its own unique beauty. Still, there are some people who could not do it like you do. Like me! lol!

Chubby sparrows are so cuteest!

xoxo
Myric

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

No, it's not emotion that flows but SKILL. There is no way I'd ever be able to do anything even RESEMBLING a bird, much less something that was hang-worthy. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

beautiful, its magic when the paint knows just where to go!

Edins House said...

She's such a sweetie!!
Victoria

frugalmommieof2 said...

I love it!

Stopping by from the Monday Monkey Hop! I'm following by GFC. Have a great day!

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SmalltownOntario said...

I know that I have said it before.... but you are one talented lady!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh my goodness! I love that picture..... you done good!!!

Marilyn said...

You are super talented.. I LOVE this Anne.. so creative.. Great painting..

Francine said...

This is adorable!

Mindie Hilton said...

I wish I was a good painter. This is lovely. I would love for you to share you tallents at my weekly linky party. Fri-Monday come strut your stuff.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello and thank you for visiting me at my blog today... your painting is just beautiful!... I love your kitty and puppy on your sidebar too... xoxo Julie Marie

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You are so talented! I could never paint anything that even resembled a bird, but I do admire others who can.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I am taking my first painting class ever tomorrow. It is a weekly oil painting class. All of my supplies are in a box waiting, and I am soooo excited. i hope to someday be able to paint my own little sparrow just because I can.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a darling little sparrow! You did a great job painting him, Anne! Oh...and that force that directs your paintbrush...? I truly believe it all comes from God! :)

xoxo laurie

carol ann said...

What a cute bird, you did a great job! I'm a new follower, found you at thrifty decor chick.

Christine said...

I think you've captured it's cuteness! Great idea to create your own.

Elise said...

I love how your painting turned out! The excitement you have for that little bird shows. I think whenever an artist is excited and inspired and passionate about what he or she is painting, they put out their best work. At least that's how it is for me :)

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Karima said...

That looks great, your newest follower, Karima
www.karimascrafts.com

Diane said...

What a talented lady you are, I only wish I could paint like that. Following you. Diane

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

Dear Diane,

Your sparrow is absolutely lovely, and I am so impressed you can just see a picture and paint it like that! I would love to be able to paint like you, but I think I will stick to other creative expressions... :-)

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. The internet is an amazing place and Pinterest indeed a fascinating venue for photos zigzagging across the world at the speed of light...

ALl the best,
Helena

LDH said...

So sweet! I think you did a splendid job creating this painting from the inspiration piece. Fun stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Martha Kisling said...

He is adorable - love the colors!

G Inspires said...

Good job! Looks great! Visiting from The Creative Spark

Cottage and Broome said...

I love this little guy, I didn't even look at the original because this one is so cute! Laura Cottage and Broome

KAT said...

May the "force" be with you !

wonderful painting

- KAT -

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Anne, Good for you for finding inspiration and then running with it! I am sure the little painting will look wonderful framed and hung in your house!

A Vintage Vine said...

Anne, you have great talent, it is gorgeous! Keep it up, you should open an Etsy shop and sell these!

Betsy said...

This is adorable. What a talent you have to be able to paint like this. Very nice!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

You do beautiful work Anne! Your painting is wonderful, you have such talent. I have to agree with Laurie, I really do believe that the creative force you speak of, comes from God! Good work!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day.

xo,
Kathleen

pointypix said...

you did a great job on replicating this wee sparrow. So cute!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Sweet ~ great replica ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

La Abela said...

Great! this Gorion looks great, color, texture, I love it.Saludos .

Victoria said...

Gorgeous sparrow..super charming and such a gentle soul! Beautiful brushstrokes!
Victoria

carlarey said...

What an adorable little sparrow. I am jealous...can't paint birds for beans.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your mixed-media bird painting turned out wonderfully!
Sounds like you are experiencing creative momentum, too! :)

So much inspiration on Pinterest!
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is a really sweet painting and he would provide a lovely greeting... I love it when you are on a roll like that... hope it keeps going for weeks to come xx

EVA said...

He is wonderful! I see why you wanted to capture him forever. Great job!

Evelyn said...

Hi Anne

Oh sweet birdie. Love the chubby ones :)

I am in a bit of a bird mood this week, I've painting 2 little ones. They are lovely creatures to paint.

Happy Weekend, Ev

Tracey Potter said...

Very cute bird. It made me smile this morning. Happy PPF.

Joni Nickrent said...

What a very tweet birdie! Love it!

Carola Bartz said...

The sparrow is adorable, and it is yours!!! Don't worry that it didn't turn out exactly like the original, because now it carries your signature.

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo I love this little guy. What a fabulous way to be greeted when you come and go.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a sweet little sparrow. I think you did a wonderful job!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Cute little fellow

Julia Christie said...

What an adorable little man! I love birds!!!

Smiles

Joni Nickrent said...

Very tweet and inspired too!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh she is so cute!!!

Heather said...

Very nicely done! I love pinterest, too!

Geckostone said...

Adorable, I LOVE it!!!!Deb

Sophia said...

Your bird is absolutely amazing. Love your loose and etch kind of style. Wow! :)

WrightStuff said...

So lovely. Just love Pinterest too - I lose myself for hours in there and following links to original sources!

Teri C said...

It is a wonderful little bird.

bohemiannie! art said...

Sweet Sparrow!

JKW said...

OMGosh I love this little guy. That's me, I can never copy b/c it never turns out like the original. . . but that's b/c we aren't that person. This is a beautiful painting. . . keep going, you Are on a roll. Blessings, Janet PPF

MollyGirl said...

every bit as wonderful as the original. and don't you love it when inspiration just rushes at you like that!?!?

Nora CG said...

This is so beautiful. I love it!!

Catherine... said...

Beautiful painting...and so great he can greet you when you come home :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that painting brings a smile to my face. we have a lot of birds that visit our garden everyday so this really appeals to me. happy PPF and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

Oh! This guy is fabulous!!!

Peggy said...

I just love birds and yours is adorable. Great job.

Kimberly said...

I absolutely love this painting.

Eclectically Vintage said...

I want your chubby sparrow! You've got serious skills girl!
Kelly