28 April 2013

Hanging upside down

Enjoy these beautiful upside down birds and have a beautiful (Sun)day.

Lisa Williams, Polytelis (link)

Paolo Ridolfi, aperture value (link)

Louise Reeds (link)

Nigel Cox, TheCoffeeNut (link)

Daniel Ruyle, aeschylus18917 (link)

Irene Mei, Emyan (link)

eyebex (link)

Dorine van der Berge, dor1ne (link)

Rick Hebenstreit, ricko (link)

Missy2004 (link)

Michael, lifeintehnorthwoods.com (link)

dkgalbraith (link)

Matti Suopajarvi (link)


24 April 2013

What if

« Camille Engel and husband Todd have created a bird sanctuary surrounding their home/studio. 

When the doors to the artist's studio are open, titmice, chickadees, house wrens, cardinals and hummingbirds often fly into the studio and perch directly on her easel, which gave Camille Engel her idea for this series.  

The Trespasser series of 12 x 12 inch oil paintings reflects a whimsical comment on how people destroy birds’ natural homes by their construction invasion. 

This series is based upon the thought, what if birds were to take over our living environments!?

This series of paintings depicts birds who are welcomed trespassers in Camille Engel's studio and built their nests in her art supplies (& other man-made objects.)»

American goldfinch


Carolina wren

Cedar waxwing

Eastern bluebird

English blue tit

English sparrow

European robin

Northern flicker

Tufted titmouse



Other paintings from Camille Engel's Trespasser series

Her Literary Roost series (with birds)

Other bird paintings by Camille Engel

20 April 2013

Quiet escape

Kerri Settle is an oil painter living near the coast of North Carolina, USA. Quit what you are doing for a while and be invited into the silent beauty of her magnificently minimalistic landscapes.

After the Rain (6x8)

An Evening Song (6x8)

Autumn Marsh (6x6)

Bogue Silver (6x8)

California Dreaming (16x20)

Crystal Coast Marsh (5x7)

Eternal (5x7)

Evening Glow (6x8)

Evening on Ocracoke (12x12)

Grassy Dunes (6x8)

Guardians (6x6)

In the Distance (5x7)

Marsh Views (8x10)

Marsh Whispers (5x7)

Obscured (6x6)

Respite (16x20)

Resting (6x6)

Shadowed Path (6x8)

View of Bear Island Salt Marshes (18x24)

It has been a tough job for me to choose among Kerri Settle's numerous landscapes; if you want to see more, visit her blog, web site, eBay store.

17 April 2013

Both new

Crafted from both new and reused materials, all birds here are hand sewn by Abigail Brown in her studio in London, England.

Each piece is created with love and attention to detail. 

Abigail Brown spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her grandma, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric. 

There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind. Continuing to work in this way, she feels forever connected to her childhood and the wonderful days she spent with her grandma.

blue tit

blue winged pitta

bourke's parakeet

canadian warbler

crimson backed sunbird


golden oriole

grey headed kingfisher



little ringed plover 

long tailed tit

oriental dwarf kingfisher



rufous collared kingfisher

turtle dove

white swan

What a wonderful talent!