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Birds on the water pastel painting

Down on the water.

Three birds sat and contemplated the approaching twilight


 Three became five
As the dusk setted


 They pondered, and sat
patiently waiting for the end of the day
the tide, coming or going - it mattered not


abounding, reflecting, refracting,
subdued with luminous light
They wait.

Birds on water. pastel. 10.5 x 14.5"

A pastel painting that was going to be an oil, but I started it lateish last night 
and decided instead to pump up the music, and with my last piece of sanded paper,
throw some pastels around (no, not literally!)

Happy PPF!  (Paint Party Friday)

(Love your comments!)

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your colors are just gorgeous. What a restful, relaxing piece.

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  2. oh, I love your birds!! they are so magical and the accompanying story is so sweet! it's like it really happened the way you say

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  3. Thanks Debbie, Alicia and Maria!
    I am contemplating offering this for purchase... but...
    1. I havn't thought hard enough about pricing :-?
    2. I am thinking about a series of these :-P
    3. I just love looking at it still~ !! :-D
    Cheers and Happy PPF!
    Linda

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  4. Gorgeous painting! :) Love the shadows.

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  5. Just beautiful....you have created a great sense of the atmosphere of a place...wonderful:)
    xx

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  6. Lida, the birds are really beautiful & the story is just very fitting.

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  7. So sweet! Your colors are a lovely backdrop for your birds. Happy PPF

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  8. Beautiful, lively birds, sweet feeling, very well done! HPPF!

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  9. wow your pastel scene is beautiful. I tried pastels once with awful results.... Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. This is great. I love watching birds being busy in shallow water, and you have done them really well.

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  11. This pastel is sooooo delightful with the little ducks ~ lovely ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. I love the idea of pumping up the music and letting go with some pastels. What a beautiful atmospheric painting that came to be. Wonderful work. Happy PPF

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  13. Beautiful birds and dusk!
    So painterly and lovely.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. What a beautiful picture, it's peaceful and lovely. I really like how you unveiled it slowly...very nice.

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  15. Just beautiful. Love the birds, great pastel work. Thanks. Happy PPF!

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  16. How fantastic! I love how they look like their walking around. Great job!

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  17. Just lovely. I could feel myself being one of those birds in such a tranquil scene. Beautifully done!

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  18. Oh they are so charming..I love the story too!

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  19. I felt like i was sittin by the water snuggled in a sweater, arms around my knees, as the sun went down, watching the birds come in. Beautiful serene,

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  20. beautifully drawn! So relaxing and serene looking

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