Friday, 26 August 2016

Play nicely

Pen and ink drawing and gelli print picture.

'Play nicely,' pen and ink, 12 ins sq., card

'Cockatoo on the vine', acrylic over gelli print background, A4, paper

The pen and ink was partly inspired by walks with my dog to our local park where there is a playground popular with little kids.  I guess the mother hopes the children will play nicely without tears for at least five minutes,

I had a colourful +Gelli Arts gelli print background with a leaf design in my folder...printed up a few months ago...and this week I decided to add the white cockatoo to make an image.  

I love cockatoos: I loved seeing them in natural surroundings in Sydney, Australia when I was on holiday there a few years ago;  I also like to visit the talkative cockatoos at our local zoo;  but my first encounter with a cockatoo was at my local pet shop in Scotland when I was about 7 years old.  The way it took peanuts from my hand and opened them with its huge beak fascinated me back then!  It also let me tickle its neck and talked.  A wonderful experience for a child.

Have a lovely weekend.  Bank holiday here in UK...and hoping for some sunshine.

Bye for now.

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Paulette said...

Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it :-)

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the coloured background for your sketch

Happy PPF

much love...

Valerie-Jael said...

Your drawing is beautiful. Love the art quote by Pope, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Your ink drawings fascinate me always. So unique art, June.
Gelli plate background is beautiful. Those colourful birds really are wonderful creatures.
Have a happy weekend xx

Felicia Aaron said...

June, I'm such a huge fan of yours! I don't think it really matters what you do, I always love it! My favorite thing about your art is how you choose to express yourself through colors and the symmetry therein! Love both of your projects today! :) Blessings

Faye said...

Both are beautiful in their unique ways. I especially love the cockatoo.

Julie said...

I love your colorful cockatoo, wonderful!

Linda Kunsman said...

both really beautiful. Enjoy your holiday and happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Gorgeous art

Giggles said...

Oh I love that style of yours! The cockatoo is awesome too with that colour background. Both pierces are gorgeous!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

I'm in love with those pen and ink drawings of yours ..... ♥

Gibby Frogett said...

Wonderful artwork June but I'm a 'birdie' person so I am
of course drawn to your beautiful Cockatoo especially.
At first glance I thought it might have been pencil or pastel until I read it properly - love this!
Have a great weekend... its been too hot and humid this week down here on the Essex coast so hoping it might be a bit cooler today.
Gill xx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

June, both of these pieces are excellent. The expressions on the faces tell a story. Very nice indeed.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both paintings are amazing - and great to read how both were inspired !
Lovely and beautiful art June!
oxo Susi