Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bird Gardens

I wasn't going to post these, but I'm having computer problems, scanner problems, network problems... so here are some bird sketches that I did on a Joburg Sketchers trip to the Montecasino Bird Gardens back in October because they're here, on this computer. A hot steamy day, it was lovely to mosey around the park splashing paint around. I was hoping for much greater results, but these dots and dashes were the results of much squinting and concentration!

The macaws were hilarious - the blue and yellow ones were huddling on their table minding their own business and the red and green ones kept going over and causing a rumpus, in between showing off twirling around on the rope and terrorising passers-by.

While I was waiting for sketchers to arrive I sketched some little ducks, and then the schoolmasterly maribou storks. They are so morose and unattractive, you just have to love them!

Brown pelicans, a lonely looking kookaburra and two shades of flamingo - sorry about the grey images, so hard to pick up the watercolour washes if I whiten the paper. Wish I had my old scanner back!


Sheryl C said...

I really enjoyed these - they're so full of energy!

RH Carpenter said...

Lovely paintings and I'm glad you shared them - do hope you have better computer/printer luck soon, though. I especially liked the top macaws and the pink flamingos = so pretty and fresh.

Sadami said...

Hi, Cathy, very colourful and lovely. I hope your computer troubles will be fixed soon. I iknow it's so stressful. Take care and take it easy.
Cheers, Sadami said...

Those birds are gorgeous!