Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 2012 Giveaway!

This month's drawing giveaway is a Dark-Eyed Junco drawn in colored pencil (with a smidge of ink) and framed in a 5x7 frame. This small, dark bird was more difficult to put on paper than I had thought. I used 20 different colors of pencil for this drawing (obviously including the branch and background hues) but that's a lot for a bird typically viewed as two basic colors.
And I found even photographing the end result was difficult. Between glares, flash, flares and fade-outs... Oh, well, you get the idea... I have to say, he looks better in person. :)

To be entered in the giveaway, you must:
1. Be a public follower of this blog (use the Google Friend Connect button on the sidebar to sign up if you haven't already done so)
and
2. Leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered in this giveaway, would like to win this bird drawing, etc.

I'll pull a winner before month end. Thanks, always, for your support of my artistic efforts! Good luck!

This giveaway opportunity is now closed!

126 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful! I want to win! Course I'm jinxing myself by commenting first...

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am here!!!! Please include me Tex! We love our Juncos and your colored pencil drawing is very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Betty Roan said...

Of course I want to be entered. The extra work was worth it.

Sandra said...

all those colors mean you are really talented at this. looks good from here.

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, I'd love to be entered. :)) What a lovely drawing.

DJan said...

Lovely little guy! I am entering and throwing my hat into the ring. You are a fine artist, T!

ellen abbott said...

Enter me please.

Gunnar H. said...

A nice surprise - I like it! :-)

latebloomerbuds said...

Please throw me in the hat T! Another lovely creation you arteest you! Margie

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Someday I'll be a winner :)))) You do beautiful work T!

Hound Girl said...

We would love be entered!

Tracy said...

Pick me, Pick me...what a beautiful portrait! I'm definitely in that drawing! Great job Tex...

Kerri said...

I think he's wonderful!! You are so talented!!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Another beautiful drawing-he looks good from here too!

Montanagirl said...

Your artistic efforts always produce results! You're very talented in that regard. I would like to be entered in this drawing.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Yes, Please!

NitWit1 said...

Would love to add another Texan to my small collection of art on my walls. I have a Denton artist's bluebonnet field in my living room. Include me in your drawing. I joined Google Connect, but had you on my blog eader list, anyway.

Crissi said...

It's beautiful drawing
♥Crissi♥

Daniel LaFrance said...

Oh my that is one special looking Junco. I'd love to win this awesome prize.

MarmePurl said...

They get better every month! I'd love to be entered.

Bev said...

Great drawing...as always. Would love to be in the draw!

Dicky Bird said...

Please enter me. Your drawing is really nice - again.

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely drawing!

Zondra Art said...

Great giveaway!

Kisses from Croatia.:)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I would love to enter...

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH it is lovely! You did a wonderful job on it. I am a follower and would love to hang your original at The Glen!

Enjoy your day!

Ron said...

You can enter me into the contest!

Have you tried a de-shadow box to take pictures of your small items? You can get one for about $25 and they work great. I use one all of the time and they help a lot.

The drawing looks great. I don't have the patience for that. I guess that's why I use a camera! LOL

Karen said...

I've only ever seen a Junco once in my yard. It's a beautiful drawing! Put my name in ;)

Patty Woodland said...

They are such happy little birds. I would love to be entered. Thank you

John McElveen said...

I'd love to win--but win or no--you've got a stalk---er follower!!!

Sorry I've been a little preoccupied, but I'm back and enjoying catching up!

J

John McElveen said...

I'm a challenged stalker--I don't see the Google friend connect button or bar in the side bar. I am on Google +, but that is different right? HELP

johm.mcelveen@gmail.com

Thanks Theresa

Dawn said...

Everyone and thing looks better in person;))
What a beauty.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You are so talented. The little Junko is wonderful. He would love to come live at my house.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
A great drawing. A beautiful work of art. You have a lot of talent to be able this. It must have a good place to hang.

Much greetings,
Marco

Becca said...

He's beautiful! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Rohrerbot said...

I'd love to be entered!:) It looks great. Those little guys are hard to capture. I got one on camera last month. Adorable little characters:) Lots of "personality".

barbara l. hale said...

Getting the black right much be a real challenge. You did a great job! Would love to have this hanging on my wall!

holdingmoments said...

Excellent artwork as always Theresa.
Yea, I'd love to win this :-)

Hilary said...

He's a beauty, T. I love juncos. Please count me in.

Jill said...

I think you did a fantastic job,as always! I love the eye. Yes, I sure would like to win it. :)

Rose said...

I would love to win this!

Sylvia K said...

I do admire your talent!! Do count me in!!

Birdman said...

Nice bird shot. I don't need to win... That'll take some of the pressure off you. hahaha

Ellie said...

Another stunning piece of art. I'd love to enter into the draw.

Giga said...

Obrazek ptaszka jest śliczny i oczywiście chcę brać udział w losowaniu.Pozdrawiam.
Picture of the bird is beautiful and of course I want to take part in the draw. Yours

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful as always! Please enter me. :)

islandwonder said...

I would love to win it. So Pretty!

Buttons said...

Hey Tex I would love to hang that on my wall you are truly an amazing artist.The technical stuff is no challenge for you. Enter me please. I am pretty sure this one has my name on it. Sorry Bon Bon :)

Love your pic on the right you sure do look nice in the sunshine. B

dr momi said...

Hey I'm in! I'm going to get your art on my wall yet, someday!

Betty Manousos said...

i am in awe of your excellent qualities in drawing.

xo

Susan said...

Wow, you are so talented! I do want to be entered.

Lynne said...

We have so many Juncos around our house. You are so talented, I would love to have one of your drawings in my home.

The Village Queen said...

Another beautiful drawing, sure wish I could do that! Glad the water has returned to your pond. Thanks for the chance!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

another beautiful drawing!

mememe...add me to the pile!

parker said...

Lot of work went into your drawing. Please enter me into the drawing for the Junco!

Tracey from ⓽ said...

I could photograph one, but could never ever dream of drawing one! Beautiful work!

Pearl said...

I would love to win this. I have a drawing of a raven that I absolutely love and this would be perfect next to it. It's beautiful, and it would be cherished.

Pearl

Sandy said...

Gorgeous, I want to win. 20 different colors of pencils...wow. That in itself is a testament to your artistic ability.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I should win this by default...just by being here IN TIME to enter! So put my name in the hat, hot mama!

Ginger said...

I love the little Juncos. Never even noticed them before I started seriously bird watching this year. Of course, I'd love to win your beautiful artwork!

Rita said...

Oh my gosh, Theresa. If I ever won one of your beautiful drawings I'd be in seventh heaven! Count me in. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Now, I am going to win this time. I'm in!!!!!!!!!

joo said...

Please include me! maybe this time I'l be lucky:)

Daffycat said...

How gorgeous! Put me in for sure!

Jo's World said...

I am here too. I love Birds of the World and this little Junco would be included!

Please enter me in the drawing!

thanks very much,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Evelyn S. said...

Look at your new profile photo...out in the Texas sunshine! Please include me in your Junco giveaway!

Andrew said...

A lovely drawing.. I would love to be in the draw (no pun intended)but if I win would offer it back... you really must keep one of these lovely artworks for yourself.

I know I know...you probably own thousands

farmer said...

beautiful..if I won I would put it in our cottage :)

It's me said...

So nice !! please count me in....love Ria....xxx...

Pam said...

You've got a lot of talent, T.. he's gorgeous.
Its hard to imagine he could look prettier.
Nicely done!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Of course, sign me...you are very good. Did you have your drawings in a gallery, like a exhibition?
I don´t know why the roes get that. I never seen it so much on roes this year. Will check that.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is REALLY good and you are REALLY talented! Also, multi-talented!

Michael said...

Put me in to win!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

you show so much talent...Please put my name in the hat.
enjoy the rest of the day

Peter

Robin said...

T, lovely drawing! You are so talented!
Love your new look!

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, if Lisa is not going to win, then perhaps I will! I'll hang it right in MY room where I keep all my treasures!...:)JP

Eyeliquor said...

Well done!

Debbie said...

oh t, it's beautiful. i would love to give him a new home!!

Candy C. said...

Beautifully done! Please enter me in the drawing!

Elaine said...

Nice work, Theresa! I love having the Juncos come back in the spring. I saw the first one this year a couple days ago. So of course I'd love winning your drawing!

Tammy said...

Another beauty :) You are a woman of many talents....enter me pleas :)

Linda R said...

Amazing.. Your drawings are Amazing.. I just love this and would love to be put in the drawing..

Hugs~

Book Dragon said...

this is a bad photograph? Yikes, he's beautiful and I'd love to have my name in the drawing.

Linda said...

First enter me in the drawing, please! I LOVE your work! What a fabulous drawing - I am just learning to draw, so I really appreciate the effort and talent to make this look as real as it does!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, You are just way talented! Excellent drawing of the Dark-eyed Junco. Having seen these birds, your rendering is excellent. Have a great day tomorrow!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love Juncos... We only see them in Winter around here. Such cute little birds...

That is a great drawing.. But--please give my 'vote' to someone else.
Hugs,
Betsy

missing moments said...

You always give me a chuckle when trying to photograph your artwork! Another wonderful piece of work by you.... I so want to win as do everyone else! Maybe this time!

missing moments said...

You always give me a chuckle when trying to photograph your artwork! Another wonderful piece of work by you.... I so want to win as do everyone else! Maybe this time!

pattisjarrett said...

One of my favorites, sign me up!

Paula said...

Beautiful along with all your art work.

Millie said...

What a beautiful bird! You are so talented, and any goat would be honored to win. :-)

Chatty Crone said...

He is soooooo beautiful and I love the color and would love to put him in my home (as would everyone else - lol). sandie

Deb said...

great job girl...please enter me..

Dianne said...

you're really talented!!

Red said...

Put my name in for the picture. I like Juncoes and I'm really lucky.

Tammy said...

I'm in! You are a very talented artist! Another beautiful picture!

KAT said...

Hi Theresa
I would Love to have a chance to win this great art work of a junco. please enter my name !

Kelly said...

....oh my gosh. I LOVE him!!! Enter me!

bj said...

You are sooo talented, girlfriend. I am always in awe of your drawings.
I am scared to ask to be in the drawing 'cause I might win and then you would do a pencil drawing of that red card. in the birdbath or the sassy little blue guy...then, I couldn't enter for one of those. Oh, the heartbreak of it all...:)
I've wondered....do you do custom drawings?

Your new header is awesome and I love the little barefooted photo of you. :))

mary i said...

Ok:; I was a lurker through Mr.lick lick. Now I am a follower. not to mention on the suscribe list. My I am out of the closet. LOL anyhoo PLEASE enter me in your give away, please... I was raised in Texas, live in the Great state of Alabama. Love your pics with my coffee in the a.m. I dont blog just plain ole folk.:) have a good one.. mary i.

SquirrelQueen said...

He is so cute, I think your drawing looks great. The juncos are the bird I see the most in my yard and I love to watch them. And yes, please include me.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

Your drawings are as good as Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin's art! She moved to the USA and she loves nature as much as you do.
Love to you,

Mariette

BlueShell said...

You are indeed a talented woman!!!
That painting is stunning: i could never do such paint...
Thank you for sharing!
Kisses
BShell

heyBJK said...

I think Juncos are very cool! This is fantastic! Why not...I'm in!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Got to adore those Dark Eyed Juncos and your rendering is beautiful. Please do put my name in Theresa...thank you~

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

He is beautiful! As always!! You are a wonderful artist, Teresa!

Catherine said...

Another great drawing and give-a-way ! Count me in! :)
xo Catherine

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It's me back again... I have a request to see if you can identify this bird:

http://tsdailytreasures.blogspot.com/2012/04/birds.html

he's an interesting little critter!

ladyfi said...

Wow - how lovely! You're talented.

Steve Gravano said...

Awesome drawing. Photographing art is always difficult. Continuous lighting is easier than flash, use your camera's color balance feature to set the color ( with a white or 18% grey board). That takes care of the flash reflection. I hung everything on a wall and used a tripod to get the edges as straight as I could. Give it a try. Please enter me in your give-a-way. I love to own it!

Madge Bloom said...

Simply beautiful! As always I might add, count me in!

CameraCruise said...

You're so talented, beautiful drawing.
If he don't mind travelling to the other side of the world, I'd love to give him a new home here.

Patrice said...

You sure have some talent, TexWis!

rkbsnana said...

Okay, I want that one too. So far haven't seen one I did not want. How do you have time to do all you do, girl?

georgettesullins said...

Lovely little thing. I still vote for a rendering of the soft face and lines of one of the cows. ...as if you need inspiration. :)

Jeevan said...

You are much talented on drawing! Well down and very cute..

Donna said...

You sure are an amazing artist! Please throw my name into the hat for the drawing!

Barbara said...

I'm not giving up on winning one of your beautiful drawings! Toss my name in the hat, please!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'd love to be included in your drawing for the beautiful Junco. I have a lot of them at the feeders each winter and they are pretty little birds. It would be great to have one on my wall!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - please put my name in the hat!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Eva Ason said...

Oh my this bird is so cute, I would love to enter the draw :) Have a lovely Day!

Eva

Charlotte said...

Of course I want to be entered. I believe one day I will actually win. I love all of your drawings.

Joycee said...

Beautiful, I'd love to have this hanging in my home!

steph said...

Oh, please enter me!!! Love the artwork! So talented!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Woohoo! I'm weeks behind in reading my blogs, but am in time to ask you to throw my name in the hat! Beautiful (as always)!!!!
Grace

About Muriel said...

so glad to have found this lovely blog. I wanna win too :)

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