Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quirky Birds

Recently I have painted a few quirky birds. The inspiration came from Tam's "Life Book 2013", and I had so much fun creating these funny little birds. Here are my four birds for Life Book, with more to come:



But I didn't stop with the Life Book assignment. I painted some more quirky birds and owls on canvas or wood.

6 x 6 canvas

6 x 6 wood panel

Before I started painting the birds I had sketched a whole bunch of them on small notepaper. When Kaefer saw them she liked a certain one best. I transformed that one in a painting and gave it to her for her birthday - she turned 15 yesterday.

Kaefer's Quirky Bird, 5 x 7 canvas

These birds are so much fun to paint. I love that they're not realistic; instead, my imagination can run wild. How much fun is that!!! I love it!

I'm linking this with Paint Party Friday where you can find the amazing work of so many talented artists.

Oh, in case you've wondered - my painting from last week finally got a name. I received quite some interesting and beautiful ideas on Facebook, and finally decided for Jennifer's suggestion of "Inner Beauty".



41 comments:

Gloria in CA said...

Carola, your work is just awesome. Love the birds and the beautiful colors. Thank you. Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Aren't they all crazy and A*W*E*S*O*M*E????

wonderful ! I love owls and yours are just fab!!!

Happy PPF!

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Lynn Cohen said...

What fun! Playful images, characters, colors! Happy birthday to your wonderful daughter!

Dianne said...

I am loving these--so bright and colorful! Just plain fun!

Happy PPF!

Hindustanka said...

I liked the birds! Yes, they are really fun and bright and cheerful! I'd be a great wall decor for a living room or for a child's room :)Keep up you beautiful work, Carola!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

it looks like you have had a great time painting up those birds and they are wonderfully bright and appealing... xx

sharon said...

I love them so colourful and fun!

Nic McLean said...

I love your quirky birds - they are so colourful, so cute and so much fun!

Elephant's Child said...

I love them. And the small bird on the left on the top picture has only just evolved from being a fish - and rocks either state. Big smiles here - thank you.

denthe said...

these birds are sooo cute! Love the strong colours you used too!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Liebe Carolam
Deine Vögel sind so schön! Sie sehen so leicht und voller Freude aus. Die von Dir gewählten Farben, sind traumhaft, genau das, was mir im Moment so gut gefällt.
Ich danke Dir auch sehr für Deinen Besuch und Deine lieben Worte! Habe ein schönes Wochenende und sei herzlich gegrüßt von
Erika
PS: Happy PPF :)

Ginnie said...

Ohhhhhhhh! How absolutely adorable. And happy birthday to Kaefer!

Gotham Girl said...

These are adorable! Thank you for your comment at V&V. I don't always leave comments, but know that I follow your work and you have given me such inspiration! Thank you!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wow! The colours are so vibrant and the birds so sweet, wonderful work!

Anne Manda said...

These are wonderful, cute and delicious colors! <3

Susan said...

Your quirky birds are delightful (and I love your creative backgrounds).

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous birds, so chippy and happy. I have yet to start that one but you have taken it way beyond....Happy PPF

Annabelle said...

Oh my, I so love these birds!
I'm not sure which one is my favourite of the bunch, they are all whimsical and quite colourfully unique.
I think the sleepy one seems to be following me : )

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your creativity is so amazing ~ these are great! Happy Birthday Keifer.

Dianne said...

such cute and colorful little characters! great job! happy PPF!

Kim said...

LOVE your quirky birds! HPPF!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Carola. I think I lost my comment but your birds are so awesome. Some look as though they've been stitched. Very nice. Thanks. Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh my gosh, Carola!
These quirky birds are AWESOME!!
Fabulous colors and sense of whimsy!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
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Miz Katie said...

Your birds are super cute!! :))

Diane said...

your quirky birds are darling and I love the detailing you do in the body of the paintings. Lovely creative work.

Tam Hess said...

What fun colors and shapes. I love funky birds like that. AWESOME!

JoyCorcoran said...

Fun and colorful work. Love it!

Faye said...

Love these wonderful colorful birds, Carola.

Jessica Sporn said...

wonderful, wonderful birds! I haven't gotten to that lesson yet but it looks fantastic. Happy PPF!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your funky little birds! They are fun, bright and happy! I think you should create more ;o)

Giggles said...

So adorable and fun! Love these joyful pieces!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Diana Seal said...

WOW, AWESOME!!! Loving the bright colors!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Cat Beringer said...

your quirky birds make me smile!! they are so cute! I love how they all seem to be smiling too.

EVA said...

Your quirky birds are utterly charming, Carola!

Leovi said...

Fun and lovely birds, very pretty!

Ginny said...

I love all of your wonderful birds but the one with the birthday hat especially stole my heart. She made me smile just looking at her.

JoyCorcoran said...

I love the birds and all the bright colors and whimsical expressions. I think you chose the right name for your painting from last week. It's an amazing piece, too. I "liked" you on facebook so I can enjoy your art as you make it. Thanks!

A Creative Harbor said...

Oh these birds are wonderfully expressive, colorful and fun! So creative ^_^

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love these birds! The colors are so intense and wonderful.
Rinda

Karen Smithey said...

Love the birds, and the backgrounds are fabulous!

Elisa said...

i love them all very much especially the Kaefer's quirky bird!