Saturday, June 20, 2009

Red Bird on the Wing

Red Bird on the Wing is the first commissioned piece I've done in many years! The color drawing will be used for the cover of a book written by one of Mom's writing students. Linda is a wonderful writer, and I can hardly wait to see the finished project..

When Linda first brought the idea to me, I created five pen and ink "thumbs" of what could be done. Her response to them is one I will always treasure. Here is an excerpt from what she wrote: "I'm just thrilled with the pictures. Your style is so like my inside. You have a bit of magic and nostalgia in your work. I am so smitten! How talented you are." .

And how privileged I am.

13 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Congratulations the picture is beautiful. Please don't forget to share the finished product with us.
I can hardly wait.

tera said...

Fabulous! I love your trees! :)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful art and how very exciting!

Nina P. said...

Your trees come to life and the red bird adds such joy and contrast to the forest. I love your leaf hearts too. Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see more. Love and Light, Nina P.

Catherine said...

How beautiful! There is such a graceful feeling to this drawing. Love the choices of these particular greens, reds and browns. It draws the viewer in - a lovely book cover!

miruspeg said...

I think this will be the first of many Beth.
You are an you are an extraordinary artist.
The colour drawing is so vibrant.
:-)
Peggy

miruspeg said...

LOL sounds like I was stuttering in my previous comment!
Peg

Clytie said...

I am so NOT surprised sissie! Your art is fantabulous, even though I may be a little biased!!! I love the red bird series!

Lydia said...

Wonderful. wonderful. wonderful. Congratulations to you....and to the person who will own this picture.

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, I like it! You did well on this. Colour and design. I'd pick that book up!

~Cheryl said...

Super duper!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous pictures!

animaegirl said...

Beth, I love the texture in these drawings! It must've been very time consuming doing all the details :-)

Amber

It was nice to see you and your family on Sunday. You've all been very missed!