Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Birds of a Feather

Congratulations to November's pet portrait contest winner, Stefanie Robinson!!  Stefanie submitted a photo of her adorable lab, Sammie, and she will receive an unframed 8 x 10 custom portrait in acrylics, a $70 value.  It is just that simple to have a painting made of your furry or feathered companion.

Pretty Parrot
© 2012 Claudia Ballard
acrylic on 5 x 7 canvas panel
Well, I seem to be on an avian streak this past couple of weeks.  The sandhills are becoming regular visitors in our yard and are becoming less shy.  I painted this pretty bird several weeks ago.  It reminds me so much of the stunning macaws and cockatoos and parrots visited at Busch Gardens in Tampa as a child.  Of course, when I was that little, the birds were a lot bigger.  :->

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