Friday, 26 September 2014

NZ FANTAILS IN COTTAGE GARDEN, Watercolor Painting Birds and Cottage Garden

The randomness of a cottage garden create charm and excitement.  It seems that every summer I come back to create a courtyard garden for the season.  To obtain the randomness, I go around the garden with a brush paper and palette.  With a brush I gathered French Lavender, Petunia (mix), Yellow Coreposis and Impatient from realistic to abstract.  Along the way I managed to incorporate the fantails, NZ native bird that come to the garden very often to show me how they catch insects and look after the garden.  With wonderful flying pattern, they make the garden alive and exciting.  
This painting would be a nice way to create visual interest for young children in dull winter days or dull moments.  It could be used to help babies to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide while recognizing shapes, forms, colors.  Subtle forms were also used to help babies to further explore and relate to the beautiful natural world and the way it works using eyes and little fingers with their mums, the first teachers. And perhaps develop early imagination! A unique way to treasure and celebrate a new relationship in the family, the meeting of the minds, the fun and love to be shared through generations!

Wonderful Watercolor Outdoor Painting of  Summer Cottage Garden, Flowers and Birds, NZ Fantails 29.5x42cm
Wonderful Watercolor Outdoor Painting of  Summer Cottage Garden, Flowers
and Birds, NZ Fantails, 29.5x42cm
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  1. Victor Oneschuck:
    Sep 28, 2014
    1Refreashing and wonderful. I love the colors. Yes the birds add majic to this painting. Thank you for sharing. (source: Google +)

  2. Luana BĂ©atrice Lazar
    Sep 27, 2014
    Wonderful!!! (source: Google +)

  3. Howie Joe Marcus
    8:17 AM
    Beautiful! (source: Google +)

  4. ken newmanSep 27, 2014+1
    good mix of colour and content ..i love the painting of the bird ...most delicate..(source: Google +)

    1. thank you for your comment! This style of painting does require intense focus. That approach also creates excitement when I can get it right! :-)

  5. Aleta WohlSep 28, 2014+1
    Phong , I love the Link to your "blogspot". Your Blog is beautiful & very interesting to read. Excellent Work. Aleta (source: Google +)