Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fledgling - Maree Clarkson

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

- Pablo Picasso

"Fledgling" pencil sketch and watercolour in Visual 140gsm sketch-book

My favourite subject to paint - birds. Their expressions say more than a thousand words, and body posture warns of the next move - relaxing, taking flight, being vigilant or not feeling so well. Whenever I see a bird sitting puffed up (a sure sign of illness), I'm immediately relieved if it's feathers return to normal upon my approach.

This little chap was patiently waiting for the next meal from his parents, dis-interestedly eyeing me as I did a quick sketch.


  1. This is so sweet and soft in its simplicity.

  2. This little sweetheart is precious. You so captured the sweet bird.

  3. Thank you Brush! Little birds have a character all of their own!


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