Monday, February 24, 2014

Mr. Not to Be Taken Lightly


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A few months ago I was perusing Pinterest and found this very cool bird photo. I followed the links to the photographer's site and found more! I wrote to him and asked if he would mind an artist (me) painting from a few of his photos, and he kindly granted permission. Thank you, Stuart Robertson Reynolds!

Meanwhile, here is my tattoo! On my 18th birthday my mom and I got tattoos together. My mom designed her own, but I had no idea what to get, so I picked the first thing that spoke to me in their books - a small dragonfly. I never regretted it, but through the years it faded to almost nothing. So I designed this one to go right over the old one. I had to leave the bandage on overnight, but I was so excited to see it again I woke up at 4 in the morning and couldn't go back to sleep! I love it.

6 comments:

Margaret S Milligan Fine Art said...

love the bird painting, something different for you, just shows how you can painti anything you put your mind to, lucky girl!
Sorry not keen on tattoos but your design is lovely, make it into a linocut print?

CAROL HOPPER -- A PAINTER'S JOURNAL said...

You are a master at capturing light on your subjects. I love what you AND your family to in support of artists.

Barbara Pask said...

Wonderful painting, love his beak and eye.

Gabrielle said...

I am envious of how, with just a few strokes of color placed just the right way, you made its beak look so formidable. I bet you use way bigger brushes than I do as well! Meanwhile, my eyesight and my posture are suffering from painting every detail.

Cool tattoo design, too.



Randall Cogburn said...

Nice Tattoo and cool memory to have with it! :)

RobynL said...

Hi Carol...your artwork is wonderful. I read about you contacting the photographer...and looking through Pinterest. Wanted to tell you about Paint My Photo. We have 76,000 photos....all copyright free. You will be amazed at the quality of a lot of our photos.
Animals...Birds....Flowers....People......Still-Life. Whatever you fancy! If you want to take a look.....here is the link. http://paintmyphoto.ning.com
You wouldn't be disappointed....I guarantee that.
I've been a member for 4 years. Its very friendly.
Really enjoyed looking at your Artwork! Carol!
Warmest Regards
Ro x