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BIRD PARROT PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING vibrantly colored Rosella Parrot Tiger Lily bird eating corn


"Tiger Lily"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
SOLD
Carol describes her beautiful Tiger Lily as a little scampy, befitting her slightly disheveled appearance.  As her "ruffled feathers are uniquely her "style", I felt it would be best to accentuate Tiger Lily's darling silhouette by placing her against a lighter background.  It was a little daring for me since most of my subjects, both still lifes and portarits, are set against medium toned or darker backgrounds.  This was a wonderful change and so suitable for spunky little Tiger Lily!



4 comments:

Mark Adams said...

Pretty bird, pretty bird! Squawk...pretty bird!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Hey Mark, great to hear from you! Isn't she a beauty? I especially love her ruffled feathers, unique to Tiger Lily and suits her personality! Squawk! :o) Jeanne

Carol J. Forrest said...

Tiger Lily and I (and the rest of the birds who live here) are thrilled with the portrait! It definitely captures here scampish looks. Fortunately, she doesn't talk (and neither do my other rosellas). I say "fortunately" because parrots have this tendency to repeat words that we'd rather they not repeat -- such as salty language we say with gusto when, for example, we accidentally staple a finger!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Carol, you always make me laugh! I think your Rosella girls are so charming and your descriptions of their antics are sheer delight!I can't imagine how humorous and sometimes awkwardly embarassing it would be to have a few choice words blurted out...and no doubt at the most inappropriate moments!! LOL I'm so delighted that you and the girls are so pleased with Tiger Lily's portrait! Thank you for your lovely and entertaining comments! Jeanne

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taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

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...and one of my beautiful boys

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my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring