Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Birds and olives

Today was a summer's day. The boys' soccer teams were back in the park, the sun was hot, the shade was cool, and I went back to my roots: watercolors. I pulled out my watercolor brushes, my watercolors trays and gouaches, and sat down to paint still lifes of...olives, and this "monochromatic" bird duo. It felt good. I'm going to do my florals next.

May you live with ease.


  1. What a gift you have been blessed with. This is so beautiful. Heres to many more summer days in the park with your watercolors! :)

  2. Colette! I really truly love this little watercolor you did. My husband's grandmother had a tiny little pottery vase that was painted with a little dark blue and a brownish bird (almost JUST like these!!) - Besides a painting she did, this is the only thing we have of hers...A few years after she passed away, I found, at Goodwill, my favorite coffee mug which is a very earthy pottery with a very similar dark blue and brown bird on it sitting on a twig...I just LOVE this! Are you going to sell it in any form?

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
    I haven't done watercolor in...well I can't remember. Hmmm, must think on that!

  4. Wow! thank you!!! I should do more watercolors, eh?

    Katie, thanks for asking, and yes, it is for sale on my website, on the Watercolors page.

    I didn't think it would turn out to be so "colonial" looking (shades of Williamsburg), but I was very pleased!

  5. Colette what a beautiful watercolour of the birds and olives. You are so talented and this is so appealing to all of us birdie people.

  6. Bravo, fantastic!

    loving all your bird images!
    I am about to post a link to the little painting you did of your daughter's dress with a robin's nest...it was in the interview a few posts back!

    I'm esploring the idea of wedding dresses...mine was my "leaving the nest dress!"

  7. Oooh, I LOVE this Colette! I agree with Jacky that you are so talented and this appeals so much to us birdy people. Go da birdies :)

  8. Colette, your blog brings delight everytime I check in! Thank you for sharing and giving to us the gift of your creativity!

  9. dear colette,

    perfectly lovely...
    .. your water colored birds are so lovely, the top leaf of the branch & the birds feathers are a perfect shade of deep watery blue...beautiful.


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