Dorina Costras Fine Art Awards
Excellence in Tonalities & Elements
SoJie 13, September 2011

Traditional Art – 3rd Place
SoJie 13, September 2011

Collaboration – Originality
of Translation – 2nd Place
SoJie 13, September 2011

SoJie 13 Workshop
Participant Recognition Award

Acrylic on canvas, 36″×24″
This work is my translation of Linaji
Beautiful work titled Pain in Birds

This piece is part of SoJie13’s Work shop
Found in the forums area of Solo Exhibition this work shop has been so much fun and a wonderful journey of discovery.
I knew that I wanted to bring the light that I saw in Lina’s original piece, but my first attempt really fell a bit flat…..not enough of the wonderful texture that I saw and the birds weren’t quite right.
But I was brave enough to really get aggressive and added layers and layers of paint. I continued to wash it off and add more. Soon the textures gave me the depth that I needed.
I hope you enjoyed watching this process.
Thanks for viewing “Learn to Fly again”

Above were my first works in progress.


acrylic, birds, pain, broken, fly, light

Traditional, Digital & Photographic Artist
I am inspired by everything in life.
Nature, landscape, city life and more.
Over 25 years as a flight attendant has let me see life from every angle. On the road my camera and Mac are my constant companions. At home, it’s hard to find me with out a paint brush in hand.
No matter what, as long as I am creating I am content.
Thanks for viewing my work!!

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  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmeralmost 3 years ago

    Hello Elizabeth! OMG I LOVE IT!!! You certainly lived up to your last name here, LOL!

  • Thanks so much Ruth……I wish I could have videoed this process… felt like a mess…..but in the end it was all part of the journey. I think I still wanted to get back to the yellow, but the blue conveys the light as well. So there ya have it.
    THANKS AGAIN….I appreciate the comment and support so much!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 3 years ago

    So wonderful all these elements. You are so very creative!

  • Thanks so much Angela, I appreciate your wonderful comment:)))xxoo

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 3 years ago

    You finished? This is beautiful!!. Oh I just love it Are these pears below the tree? As in Partridge in a Pear Tree? I bet I could continue to see things for hours. Congratulations, Elizabeth, on a great painting!

  • No….they are birds with broken wings, I didn’t really want to show broken wings but I thought with them all huddled on the ground that you might get that, lol…… they are all looking up and wondering when they will learn to fly again. Thanks Frannie…..whew……I wasn’t sure if I would get there, but I love how it turned out.

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 3 years ago

    What awesome work Elizabeth, both you and Linaji, great duet!

  • Thanks Susan… was such a great journey. I loved the process. Always do!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    I love the colors in this. Gorgeous work Elizabeth.


    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 3 years ago

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    I’’m at work on a 2 sec break…. OMG INCREDIBLE… more later..xoxoxoxoxooxo

  • Awwwwwwwwww, glad you like it Lina……I am still not sure it is finished….the may be a work that I will continue for a year or so, lol…..just adding here and there. THANKS FOR ADDING YOUR WORK MY DEAR… really was quite a journey!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...almost 3 years ago

    This artwork is a “small” wonder full of poetry!!!

  • What an awesome comment. Such a pleasure that you stopped by, thanks so much!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Subhrajit Datta
    Subhrajit Dattaalmost 3 years ago

    WOW!! The colors and textures are awesome!!

  • Thanks so much:))

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 3 years ago

    Excellence! Thank you for the fantastic journey :)

  • Thanks John……I had fun with it……and now I am having so much fun in watching all the works in progress that you are coming up with. Great job John. So fun to watch.

    – Elizabeth Bravo

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