11 September 2009

Weekword - Begin




Laurie has chosen this week's word - begin.
I did begin another post for this word about the walk I do to begin my day, but changed my mind and decided instead upon this little cockerel just about to begin his early morning crowing.
When I begin a new painting I usually make quick colour studies on any old scrap piece of paper I have to hand!
Do visit Laurie's blog Indulge Your Shelf to view more Weekword entries.

32 comments:

  1. What a beautifully rich illustration Caroline. I would love to be able to paint like this.
    Does he wake you up in the morning!

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  3. The word begin originates from old and middle English words beginnan, beginnon meaning "to open". If you look at the word begin and just stare at it for a long time, wonderful thoughts start to stir in your head. try it...

    Caroline, I envy your watercoloring skills. I wish I can do it and I may try but I have all this oil painting supplies and I need to use them up before I am no longer able to hold a brush.

    Have a wonderful, glorious Friday, dear Caroline.

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  4. Wonderful rooster Caroline, what beautiful colors you used!
    I really like chicken paintings, even though I've never done one before. I should remedy that, I suppose. :-)

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  5. Caroline! Beautiful! Roosters are so expressive and fiesty- you have captured his personality and hautiness perfectly! Lovely piece! Cock-a Doodle- doo!

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  6. A lovely illustration - is it watercolour? Gosh, I wish I knew how to paint properly. I use poster paints with a sponge just for the backgrounds of pages, but I would love to learn how to apply and mix paints properly. Well, nothing is stopping me I suppose. I liked your idea of the cock crowing to announce the beginning of each day; was also thinking of the old chicken-and-egg conundrum. Which was first - how did it begin?!

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  7. very nice illustration. must be a bit loud to wake up to that guy!

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  8. Oh, such a handsome guy! You've given him such character.

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  9. I love this painting. Fantastic Caroline.

    xoxox

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  10. What a fine fellow! I bet he kicks up a racket early in the morning.

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  11. Your rooster is perfectly lovely - I can almost hear him crow! Thanks for playing along, and thank you for the glimpse into how an artist begins!

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  12. oh wow!!! this is wonderful...I love it...your work is so full of passion...thanks for sharing it!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  13. wonderful bright colors! very uplifting. Thanks for waking me up!

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  14. I love this...first time visitor to your awesome blog...thanks for sharing.
    Char

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  15. Oh, Caroline, this is so beautiful! Your watercolor paintings are just gorgeous, so rich in color! Hugs, Silke

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  16. ah, watercolor. wonderful in every cockadoodle way...


    xoxo!

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  17. He is absolutely beautiful. I love the eye and bill...and the lovely reds.... He is quite inspirational for the word Begin!

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  18. Hello and good morning! Thank you for saying hello.

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  19. Hi again Caroline!

    katie sent me her first page which should have gone to you. I'll mail it Monday!

    XX

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  20. Beautiful, dig the post for Strong as well.

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  21. beautifully, wonderfully, marvelously done! :)

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  22. Beautiful! That's one intense rooster.

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  23. Hi Caroline, I love this illustration, especially being a cockerel. Gorgeous colours. I wish I had made a visit earlier as I missed your giveaway. Such a beautiful one too. Love the expressions on the kitties faces...lol.

    I am very impressed with your jewellery making. Very professional and beautiful creations. You have many strings to your bow Caroline.

    How lovely to meet a fellow blogger too, and such a nice, gift bearing one. It makes the blogging world come a little closer.

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  24. Lovely work!
    I'm heading on over to check out Weekword. :)

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  25. This is really a very pretty rooster I must say ;-)
    well done!

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  26. Wow! This is an amazing piece Caroline.
    These various red have captured my heart and attention:)
    Lovely, lovely and lovely!

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  27. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://sketchingdrawing.com

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  28. HI Caroline, Wow, what a beautiful Rooster. I love Roosters and I have many in my kitchen. I like to collect them! have a great day! Lisa

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  29. Caroline I always want to see more and more of your art.

    xoxox

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  30. What a wonderful painting, Caroline! The colors are so vibrant and the line work loose and fresh...

    BTW, "bunny" is on its way to you :-)

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  31. Lovely work, beautifully composed.

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