Cutex Art ~ Asian Glossy Starlings

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cutex Art ~ Asian Glossy Starlings

The time Asian Glossy Starlings became the subject of my cutex painting.

Hello friends. What's up? If you think that I've stopped painting using old nail polishes by now, then you're absolutely wrong! I'm still at it.

I was inspired by these stunning birds that came to sit at the porch one fine evening to get a bite of some of the kitty kibbles. They had red eyes and black feathers that looked green and blue depending on the way light fell on them. Kind of like crows but they're smaller in size. Very vigilant and smart. Vocal. They were having a party at one of the palm trees that were fruiting. I never quite saw them until the day they sat on the small porch table where Aiden loves to chillax at. These birds were a sight to see!

I painted two birds instead of three which were on the table eyeing the cat kibbles on the ground. And I also used Miss Google to get a closer look at them for a dose of inspo. Birds, just like humans, have a way of carrying themselves and as a recent avid bird-watcher, I've been blessed to notice the little ways they hold themselves when they're walking, chirping, dancing, observing and of course, flying.

The blue Kingfisher, for example, has the quietest demeanor when perched at a low branch, eyes glued on the body of water for fish. The bird is acutely aware of everything in the surrounding area and will not hesitate to make a sudden flight accompanied with a quite a loud chirping sounds to warn others if a predator is in the area. The yellow bird (a scarlet minivet perhaps, I'm unsure) flies in a swooping way and will let gravity pull her down a little bit before she swoops up again. These birds fly rather playfully.

The common ground dove is the most trusting and will be very close to the path of a human walking by. Eagles fly high but I've spotted one that came quite to take a break on a low-hanging large branch hiding in plain sight as it blended with the branch. It was such a magnificent sight! Eagles fly in a way you can't ever forget. Their wingspan is a sight to behold and when they are fully-stretched out in flight as I watch from below, it's really not hard to feel a sense of pride in the way they roam the sky.

Enough about my thoughts on the birds I've been ogling, here are the cutex painting of the Asian Glossy Starlings. Enjoy!





So, what do you think? I enjoyed painting these birds very much. And I'm happy to see how it'd turned out, especially the textures I got from overlapping the nail polish colors.

To end this entry, here's a quote Alan Watts:

“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”


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