“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”- Anatole France

1530 views – March 21, 2011

Featured in Fine Art Digital Painters,
The Woman Photograher, & in REDemption, January 24, 2010.

Digital photo painting of a male English-House Sparrow. Artwork completed in Corel Painter X using a Wacom Tablet. Original image taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XTi and 100-400mm f4.5/5.6 lens on my property in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

Texture added to perimeter by hand in Painter. Cloud image overlay from my personal library.

Thank you for viewing my art.

English-House Sparrow before & after:

Sparrow – detail crop

The House Sparrow is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. It occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean basin, and much of Asia.

It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world.

It is now the most widely distributed wild bird on the planet. It is strongly associated with human habitations, but it is not the only sparrow species found near houses. In the United States it is also colloquially known as the English Sparrow to distinguish it from American sparrows.

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bird art, corel painter, english sparrow, house sparrow, photo manipulation, photo painting, renee dawson, songbird

I love nature, animals & art. I offer on-location, and in studio, family & pet photography sessions in the Bay of Quinte area & commission digital paintings of people & pets worldwide.

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  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 4 years ago

    Love it Renee!!

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 4 years ago

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveover 4 years ago

    You certainly brought this piece to life Renee, stunning work of art…………….Barbara

  • Thank you very much Barbara. I like to compare before & after images so I can see (and show others as well) how much the original changed. I love taking something quite dull (like my original pic – taken on a dreery winter morning) and seeing if I can make it pretty :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • puffin
    puffinover 4 years ago

    Totally agree with Barbara. stunning work!!!!!

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveover 4 years ago

    You did a masterful job, this is a perfect example of merging artistic vision with photography. I would love to learn how to do this, beautiful!!!

  • cdudak
    cdudakover 4 years ago

    Awesome work Renee, instant fav…..Kay

  • Thank you very much Kay! :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful little sweetheart!!!!! :-)

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 4 years ago

    Oh wow, I really love what you’ve done here….and what a perfect little branch he’s perched upon!

  • Thank you very much for the visit and lovely note Karen :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    Love it !!! I just bought A wacom tablet last month and have not had much time for it but looking at this beautiful work of yours makes me want to get at it !!! Cheers !

  • Thank you very much Judy. You won’t regret, not even for a minute, buying a Wacom tablet. You will love the creative control you have with it :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskiover 4 years ago

    Fantastic! You’re so good at this!

  • Thank you very much Nancy! :)

    – Renee Dawson

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