Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hoppin' Robins

Robins are one of the happiest signs of spring. I spied the first arrivals way back in January, and now there are lots of them visiting every day. They always give my heart a little lift, knowing that when they arrive, warmer weather can't be far behind.

They're so comical, bobbing around, all plump and happy, looking for worms. We must have a really good supply, because these are the fattest robins I think I've ever seen!

9" x 12"

This gal's looking coy and flirtatious, and maybe a tiny bit mysterious ...

"Mmmmm, lunch!"
 
"Hey, where'd you get that worm?!"

This guy has Attitude!

This one always wanted to be a ballerina ...

This one looks like a pompous British gentleman ...

I hope you're enjoying the signs of spring in your neighborhood. We're having sleet and snow today, but I know the warm weather's on its way. We'll really appreciate that spring sunshine after this last wintry blast. I can't wait!

Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn.
Emily Dickenson

3 comments:

  1. I love that top 9X12. What are you doing with all your paintings Leslie? Are you framing them, having prints made for cards, etc? You do such great work!!

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  2. Most of the paintings I show here are done in my sketchbook, and I like to keep them there as a sort of journal of my life. I like seeing the progress I've made and remembering where I was when I did a particular sketch. I sell prints of some of my paintings at our local gallery, and I may one day offer them through a website, but for now I'm still mostly doing them for myself. I really enjoy sharing them here on my blog though, and I LOVE getting feedback from people, so thanks for commenting!

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  3. Love the robins! What cheer they bring when they return!

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