Thursday, January 31, 2013

hush... and hear...

watercolor

Best of any song 
is bird song
in the quiet, but first
you must have the quiet.
- Wendell Berry, A timbered Choir 1997(I) 

sharing at PPF

37 comments:

  1. That is so lovely... and the white parts of your composition match up so beautifully with the words about the quiet... you have such a flair for putting them together... will be thinking of you this weekend... good luck...xx

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  2. I agree with the other two comments here: Beautiful! Not only are the layers wonderful, drawing us in to the story, but the rich brown coming from the center seems to offer an embrace. The birds are beautiful and feel (to me) almost ghostly or like little flights of spirit.

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  3. Beautiful painting and words! Valerie

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  4. Beautiful, so thoughtful and ethereal! <3

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  5. this is beautiful. I'm not sure why but it makes me think of a winter scene which I guess would work with the quiet.

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  6. The watercolor birds are wonderful. I can hear them. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  7. Your beautiful poem is exactly what I thought this morning when I left my house going to work and heard the birds singing. The birds you have painted are beautiful!!! Magical!!! I can hear them chirping too :)

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  8. Beautiful. Like this technique a lot. Wonderful!

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  9. A beautiful painting with a different technique expressing winter quiet. Thank you!

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  10. This is beautiful! I can imagine the gentle sound of those birds cooing.

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  11. Quietly beautiful!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Hello Minnemie:) I love this. It's so original! And the colors are so natural, perfect for this painting. Great job! Have a nice weekend:)xx

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  13. What a lovely and peaceful bird painting!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. Totally gorgeous painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  15. beautiful painting!!Love the choice of colors for this piece.

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  16. Minniemie, your bird painting is precious. I love the arrangement of the birds. Great design.

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  17. So beautiful. I love the words.

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  18. So beautiful, love the color and texture. Happy PPF!

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  19. I love the birds! Beautiful dappled sunlight effect! There is also another magical effect where I can see them as 2D objects or 3D objects, which is so neat!

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  20. I am a bird lover so this I LOVE. hppf

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  21. Peaceful and serene! simply lovely...

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  22. Oh my goodness - that's so lovely. Words and painting. HPPF

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  23. This is so beautiful and the prose matches it wonderfully. Thank you for the comments left on my blog. A question. Do you read something and get inspired from what you read specifically for making a painting, or paint then find something to match, or is it just an accumulation of knowledge that inspires your paintings?

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    1. It happens both ways:-) On this one and the unicorn below, I came across the quotes first. I painted the unicorn intentionally to fit the quote. But with the birds, after having finished the them, I realized they fit the quote, and matched them. But sometimes I just paint whatever, and the quotes (new or accumulated over the years) follow:-)

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  25. I love your unique take on your flock of bird silhouettes in this composition. There is something very soothing about it. Blessings!

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  26. A beautiful, mystical piece. And even a beautiful peace as well. The muted colours and random patterning are lovely, and so is the quote. Love it.

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  27. So beautiful and original . really love this !

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  28. Greeting Minniemie! Thanks for visiting my site and leaving such a nice comment. I've been looking over your site and your watercolors are wonderful. I looked briefly at your other blog--7 sons?!!! Definitely a tribe. God bless you!!!

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  29. So so beautiful... LOVE the earth tones. Feels very peaceful (and quiet) to me. xox

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  30. Gosh, how did I miss this one? I like the contrast between the coloured and non-coloured birds, and the use of the earthy colours.

    BTW just to let you know that I've given your blog a Liebster Award. The details are on my art blog. Have a great week ahead!

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