Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Cedar Waxwing & OSI-Echoes

Happy Animal Wedensday to all my AW friends. I so enjoy seeing the Cedar Waxwings in the Hawthorn Trees eating the berries this time of year. It won't be long and they will have eaten them all.

On a cold gray day
Hawthorn tree, squeals of delight
Waxwings share berries

I was inspired by the Cedar Waxwings calling the entire time they were feasting on berries. OSI had Echoes as the prompt last week. I am still behind due to Thanksgiving preparations. Lets face it. I always have an excuse. ;)  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

I am going to get a head start on thanksgiving by thanking Sherry for letting me paint the beautiful photographs she takes. This painting was of cedar waxwings in her garden eating dogwood berries so those of you who think these berries looked odd for hawthorn berries, you were right, they aren't hawthorn berries. 

23 comments:

Teri C said...

OMG!!!! LISA!! this is so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! It's a wall hanging or a card. Just beautiful. Love the haiku also. Did I say how beautiful this is? I love it.

Teri C said...

Oh gee, I was excited I forgot to say
HAW!

steviewren said...

You did a great job with this one Lisa. I enjoyed reading you thoughts on the Waxwings as well. I love hearing birds making a party in the trees.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is really really good. I love the colors.

Julie said...

LIsa...you are a wonderful watercolorist! My God! This is incredible! My, my, my!

PAK ART said...

I love it- this is beautiful and your background is so pretty and compliments the picture very nicely. Well done!

Caroline said...

How pretty this is Lisa! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on the wedding! x

Mim said...

this really is an awesome painting - just wonderful.

HAW lisa and HT (happy thanksgiving)

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa, Sherry has a generous and kind nature. You honour her photography with your delightful artwork.

I love this painting Lisa....the colours are wonderful, and the haiku fits perfectly.


I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth Smith said...

How beautiful - the colors, the bird, the writing! A wonderful Thanksgiving gift!

Stapeliad said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lisa!
I hope your day is special and filled with joy. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog.
Hugs,
Jessica

Stapeliad said...

Oh also, your watercolor is just fabulous! :)

SandyCarlson said...

I am grateful, too. Your paintings are amazing. This really is amazing.

God bless.

marianne said...

WOW WOW WOW what a beautiful painting!
Happy Thanksgiving dear!
Thankful to have met you and that we are friends ;)

verobirdie said...

THis is beautiful, the backgroung enlights the front in a great way.

Katiejane said...

This is a beautiful painting, Lisa! I love the muted, blended colors of the background, and the bird, well, it's fantastic! Very nicely done.

Jacqueline said...

what a beautiful painting! I love the cedar waxwings and miss them. We don't have them out west where I live. Thanks for sharing.

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studio lolo said...

I thought for sure I had commented. Lisa, this is spectacular!!! I love everything about it. Wow, double wow.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xo♥

Christine said...

These are wonderful.

yoon see said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
This piece really inspire me. Love love the bird at the focus with rainbow washes surrounded!

Margaret Ann said...

What a wonderful piece...Love everything about it Lisa...a lovely cheery seasonal feeling! :)

Stratoz said...

excellent waxwing.