January 07, 2011

Yellow Crested Cockatoo WIP

Back to graphite for a change. This is one of our many visitors to our garden. We don't encourage these birds too much as they can destroy your garden not to mention the veggie patch. Up to now they have been good. Yesterday I think he brought the relos and friends. wow what a noice all squawking. OMG what a noice they make in numbers.

Happy drawing/painting
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Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I love how this piece looks and can't wait to see it finished! Good to hear from you on my blog! I miss all my blogger friends from around the world. Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together!?
I hope you haven't been touched by the flooding that we see on the news. Happy New Year Dors!

Unknown said...

Thank you Gretchen, glad you like it. It would be awesome for us bloggers to all get together. wow what fun we would have.

We are not affected by the floods where i live. It's a real disaster for the people up north. my heart goes out to them.

Great to catch up with you. :)

Colette Theriault said...

Wow, what inspiration in your own backyard Dors! This is going to be beautiful Dors, love the work so far.
Hope you are keeping dry! What I've seen on the news is just a terrible catastrophy! Sure hope the waters recede soon so that all is back to normal for everyone, including the poor wildlife. Seems the crocs are having a good time though. I'd be scared as heck living there, not to mention all those venomous snakes you guys have!!

Pat said...

Looks a great start, Dors.

It seems strange - though it shouldn't be- that cockatoos can be a pest, we just don't see that many, and not wild. Do they eat anything, or do they have a favourite plant in your garden?

Unknown said...

Thank you Colette and Pat for your comments.

Colette The floods are terrible. not affecting us directly. It's all up in Qld. My heart goes out to all the people that have homes flooded. I hope the waters recede soon and people can get back to their homes. some in a terrible state.

Pat. The Cockatoos are quite a menace. they eat everything.
It's a shame..we want to feed the Lorikeets and the pink Galahs but how do we stock these large garden destroying cockatoos from feeding helping themselves to the food.

Sue Clinker said...

I can tell this will be another winner Dors .. look forward to watching progress xx

I can imagine the noise. In Kent we have a large flock of green parakeets who have adapted to life in our climate. They fly a regular route each day and are sooooo noisy when they pass by en masse. (But as they are quite exotic and still a bit of a novelty we all love them still)!

Jan said...

This is looking really, really good, Dors!

Autumn Leaves said...

It is like watching a photo develop before one's eyes! Jaw droppingly good work, Dors!

Unknown said...

Thank you Sue. I will get Nev to do a short movie of the Cockatoos so you can hear them.
i have a you tube.... http://www.youtube.com/user/dorspage?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/Ce0m3eAJ85k
will add the cockatoo's soon.

Unknown said...

Thank you Jan and Sherry.

Welcome back Sherry. Good to see you and I am so happy that you are both getting back on your feet. It must be a great relief for you both. Hugs.

Krista Hasson said...

Wow it sounds like you have a wonderful garden with all of the visitors you get lucky you! This is going to be another beauty, I really like the composition

Unknown said...

Thank you Krista. ;)

Lene Daugaard said...

what exciting wildlife you see in your garden :) Look forward to see this progress

Unknown said...

Thank you Lene. Hugs.

jsicignano2.blogspot.com said...

Hi Dors,

I love this already. You are an amazing artist. Can't wait to see the next post.