Apple Blossom Chickadee by Renee Dawson

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
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Featured in Pay it Forward in Painted-Digitally & in Cards: Best of your Best
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Apple Blossom Chickadee has been nominated for the prestigious Pay it Forward Group by JackyP. This is what she said about your image -
“.this is a particular favourite of mine and always makes me smile :) The image seems to sum up the arrival of spring with the lovely blossom and little chickadee. Renee puts a lot of time and love into her work and the results are just pure bliss!!
Thank you so very much Jacky!
This art started out as a photograph of a black-capped chickadee sitting on a barren branch. After a very long winter (so far) I needed something that sang Spring time is just around the corner!

After a lot of fuss, and several hours, in Photoshop and Painter X this is the final result. Every pixel of this piece was re-painted (digitally) by hand. All of the apple blossoms and leaves were created from scratch. As a final touch I added some texture to the piece to give it that last little edge I was looking for.

I hope this image inspires you to dream of Spring :)
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  • stevengeer
    stevengeerabout 6 years ago

    This is fantastic artistry Renee! Amazing job, instant fave :)

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 6 years ago

    This is sooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!! I just love looking at it!!!!!!!!!! Delightful!!!!!!!!

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 6 years ago

    Wow! what an amazing should be very proud of’s a lovely piece of art :)

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 6 years ago

    you are so talented, gorgeous work Renee

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    ooooOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So so so so so sooooo sweeeeeeet!! Renee … you’ve found your niche … these works with the Painter X program are spectacular … I’m sitting here just in LOVE with this itty bitty darling!!!!! Honey .. you’ve totally blown my mind!!!!! What a masterpiece!!!!! your very, very best yet!!!!! Hugzzz!!!!!

  • Thanks so VERY much Lois. I put so much time, effort & love into this one hun. I took my time….left it for a week or two, went back – added a bit more (this process went on for a while…lol). Instead of being in a rush to load…I made myself wait until I was absolutely CERTAIN I was happy with it :) You know how much I love the birds….maybe I’ll do more of these as that’s where my heart & passion lay the most :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Kathy Nairn
    Kathy Nairnabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely so very elegant!

  • Thank you so very much! You have made my night. All the time & effort I put into this piece is worth while when it is received so well! xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Renee. This is outstanding work. Way to go girl!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature, sweetie!!! First of MANY, I’m sure!!!!!!! WHEEEE!!!

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 6 years ago

    Oh, I am so thrilled and amazed at what you can do in photoshop. I took a two day class just last week, so I am well aware of how complicated it is. You leve me in awe and totally inspired to learn more, meanwhile, I will just admire your totally gorgeous piece of work.

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLabout 6 years ago

    Aww perfection!

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