Thursday, July 18, 2013


"When nature made the blue-bird
she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth,
so she gave him the color of the one on his back
and the hue of the other on his breast."
~ John Burroughs

BABY BLUEBIRD ~ STAY SAFE LITTLE ONE ~ When the bluebirds fledge, we are all on edge ... looking, waiting and hoping to see them again soon. Those first few days are so critical. There are so many dangers in the big wide world. Their parents do all they can with their limited resources. The babies need to hide, eat and grow. They need to learn their flying and survival lessons quickly. We can only stand by helplessly and hope and pray that luck will be on their side and keep them out of harms way.

Baby Bluebird ~ Stay Safe Little One
8" x 6" hand painted watercolor on translucent Yupo paper
acid free double mat w/ backing in sleeve - 8" x 10"
Signed and certified by the artist.

This bluebird piece was drawn and started as a demonstration with one of my students on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, another student came and we drew and painted this cardinal. Both reference photos are from Paint My Photo. When I heard the exact same comment from both ladies; "I didn't think this was going to be so hard.", I had to chuckle.

In painting, like in any skill, I think the basics take the longest to learn. Once the fundamentals are understood and repeated many times, with determination and desire they should become second nature. Things eventually do become easier. I think it's the most challenging endeavors in life that give us the most satisfaction in the end.

~ Theodore Isaac Rubin 

Do you agree? Where do you find your satisfaction?

Have a nice weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by.

X ♥  O


  1. I love the little bluebird painting and drawing, Sandy. :)

    1. Thanks Kathryn. You always say the nicest things! Your input is really appreciated here!

  2. Hi Sandy,
    I enjoyed hearing your thoughts about the blue bird fledgling.
    I was recently feeling the same when the baby barn swallows left the nest.
    It is now so wondrous to see them high in the blue sky ,doing manuvuers with their parents.
    Lovely sketches and paintings. I truly admire your work.

    1. Dear Willow - It must be a thrill to see the baby birds flying about with their parents! Thanks for sharing your story and for your nice comments!


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