A recovered sketchbook revealed some pictures including these birds. My favorite is the emus. I will do this one in acrylics. These are done in watercolour pencils.
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Ok enough pictures of birds but stsying on the same theme, here is a poem I wrote about birds.
The nest held two eggs
Then demanded food
Birds of a feather
Can’t stick together
If they want to feed their offspring
One went, got feed, probably seed
One stayed, fed, and filled every need
They tweeted and squeaked
They returned and sang and flew
Until they didn’t
The empty nest is still there
In the yard which is where
Inmates stand, and sit, and stare
Voices raised, fists clenched
Ready for a fight
While birds play and
Fill their days with flight
Perhaps they will return someday
( I thought I saw one today)
The inmates will smile, look and pray
And perhaps, just perhaps, the birds will stay.
Over the last 18 months, while I have been offline, I have not been idle. I have been writing poetry and sketching. The birds that I have included here were mainly done with watercolour pencils or lead pencils. I did not have access to anything else.
I will split the bird pictures into 2 posts with 10 pictures in each. I hope I don’t overwhelm you. Other categories for sketches you will see come up include Man and Beast, Wild Animals, Flowers, Portraits, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
I hope you enjoy.
I have seen some beautiful birds in my travels on the east coast of Australia. Here are some of the birds that I have photographed or painted.
Crimson Rosellas Oil Pastel
Rainbow Bee eaters Oil Pastel
Indian Minor bird enjoying our lunch
I am yet to identify this one
Thanks for the inspiration to Ailsa http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/12/27/travel-theme-birds/
At the Australian PGA golf today, they were having a little trouble with wild hens on the 9th green. But all worked out fine, because Rickie Fowler missed the birdie.
Part of a series I have just finished on Australian Native Birds