Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snow, snow, snow!! from Italy

Snow, snow, snow (-7-8°C), this is a sketch of the guests (including cats!) in our manger. The Robin is the more curious and intimate, the acrobatic and frenzied Great tit and numerous finches squabbling!


  1. Lovley studies, Maria...I so enjoy seeing the kinds of birds you have.

  2. I really enjoy your sketches. Do you have any personal favorites when it comes to sketching birds? Also, what do you think is the best way to sketch snow? Here in West Virginia, we usually get plenty of snow and it makes for really great landscapes. Thanks for sharing your sketches!


  3. These little fellows really look cold. I love how they get so round. Well done!

  4. Thank you Kate and Paula!! Thank you for your curiosity Ben, I try to answer. Here I concentrate on the subject (birds) do not paint the snow (the light was soft and everything was gray-blue)!! For that which concerns the snow think you should feel the emotion that you send the snow and then study the lights. As said E. L. Masters (as you know of course) in the Spoon River Anthology:" (...) Try this lens.
    Depths of air. Excellent! And now?
    Light, just light, making everything below it a toy world.
    Very well, we'll make the glasses accordingly."
    (Dippold the Optician) :)) I love this book!

    I like ... birds, I am also a ringer! I like night birds, or the inhabitants of wetlands!


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