Sunday

Satin Bower bird watercolor for Illustration Friday - Disguise






Alberto is feeling quite confident that the ladies will swoon over his beautifully decorated bower. All thanks to his ingenious disguise, Alberto had the courage this year to steal the 'most delightful blue treasures' he had ever seen.
.. Alberto is a lover not a fighter.. .


The Satin Bower Bird hails from Australia.. the male is well known for stealing all manner of blue objects with which to decorate his bower nest'.. the 'blue bower' is to attract the female, who apparently is delighted by pretty blue things that match the eyes and shining plumage of the male. Blue pegs ( New Zealand speak for 'clothespin' ) and drinking straws are obviously very alluring.. they are often found outside decorating the bower.


Ready for love'
Watercolor on paper
9 x 12
Helen Wheeler Shaw

Luv H xx

15 comments:

  1. LOL, I love your sense of humour! And the birdie is beautiful :)

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  2. Lovely illustration Helen, the satin bower birds are so funny the way they collect the blue objects and present their nest to the ladies!

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  3. So beautiful! I may need to add this to my treasures, I love it!!!

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  4. haha.. thanks for understanding my crazy humor ! I was having a little fun with Alberto ;)

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  5. Beautiful illustration!

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  6. Beautiful work..and thanks for this interesting information!!:)

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  7. This is so clever and so beautifully illustrated!

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  8. Oh, I love him!

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  9. Alberto is gorgeous - what a fine example of the breed!! love your art.

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  10. Beautiful work and the first I've heard of this little bird and his collecting habits!

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  11. Is Alberto very different from people? Cute story and love the art :)

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  12. thanks ladies!! you make me sooo happy! ( and Alberto ) :)

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  13. Heisann!
    I'm late to comment but no less important to write one.
    Your blue bird is so sensitively drawn. And the bird seems to be a very interesting one ;:OD)
    Have a nice week ♥

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  14. oh i want him! how cute!
    your artwork is just divine,
    xo sandra

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  15. Thankyou Vilt and Sandra..you make me happy!

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