Thursday, May 17, 2012

left behind - IF: lonely

acrylic on wood

acrylic on Arches hot press
I happened upon this blue-footed bird with the unfortunate name in an old calendar, and it inspired this little character. I'm working on a larger painting for a June show, so I used these little pieces to get my painting muscles warmed up. Feels great to be back in the studio again!



13 comments:

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I wish you could see me now. I am over here clapping...I love this and your inspiration and especially seeing how the little character evolved. Your picture just makes me happy.

Angela Matteson said...

Jennifer, thanks so much! Your comment means a lot to me. Not having posted in a while, I have doubts sometimes..... 'is this worth posting?', I ask myself.

Martina Visnjic art said...

So sweet. And I like that sketches of blue-footed bird.
:)

Linda Silvestri said...

That is one sweet booby! (0; Sorry, couldn't resist. But really, that little guys is so cute it hurts me! I'm thinking a book that that takes place on the Galapagos Islands with him as the protagonist! It just has to be!!! Oh, and you certainly have your painting muscles well toned!

Angela Matteson said...

Thank you, Martina!

heehee, thanks Linda! I'll need to work on some iguana concept sketches. If it's set on the Galapagos, there must be iguanas! I'll need to get my writing muscles in much better shape.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwwwwww!!! I would never leave you behind! Poor thing. Come live with me. I shall put on my blue suede shoes, and we will dance 'til the cows come home.

He's adorable! Just watched The Big Year, and the blue footed booby was one of the prize sightings. See? He's a star! :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

It's a Blue-Footed Booby!! Yay! He's so cute!!

Julissa Mora said...

That's wonderful Angela! I just love his big blue feet... great reference to paint from too... such a vibrant blue! :)

goodmoments said...

wonderful!:)

Anja said...

So sweet

Katie Livingston White said...

Looks like you're off to a great start. Love this character.

Angela Matteson said...

Thanks all!
Bella, I'll have to check out that movie! :)

Stephen Macquignon said...

Great character