Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wild Bird Eggs of North America

This is out of an old book, circa 1908. I love the patina, so am including it here along with its cleaned up version. I colorized it only slightly, as the white seemed too stark or modern, and any other color looked less attractive than the pale yellow chosen.  We could see this framed on a wall, or in someone's daily journal. The truth is, the sky's the limit on such an image. It really cries out to be re-utilized from project to project. We love it for its truthful rendering of what a wild bird's egg really does look like. But then, naturalist art can really say so much more besides "egg" and "bird," don't you agree?
We hope you'll find many uses for our offerings here, and would enjoy it very much if some of you wished to share your work including any of the images we post here.
Happy Creativity from all of us here the Studio!

Wild Bird Eggs
Original Patina
Downloadable Version HERE

Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use

You are free to:
use these images in your own artwork, for fun or profit.
You are not free to:
repackage these images in any way for sale.
Thank you.



Anonymous said...

These clearly are amazing. I want to thank you so much for the work you do to bring us such lovely images and so generously share them.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Mina: Thank you for coming by and providing us with something to smile about! You really are a sweetie. And it really is our pleasure.

Ann said...

these are wonderful!! thanks so much. trying to decide which I like best..but can't,so I downloaded both!!!!!!!Thanks so very much!! :)

Plush Possum Studio said...

I'm glad they turned out well enough for you to like both, Ann!

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Plush Possum Studio said...

Daniel: Thank you! Glad you enjoy our selection!

collage whirl said...

I love these eggs! Can't wait to get time to play with them in my new CS5. Thanks for sharing :-)

Plush Possum Studio said...

They are a personal fave of yours truly--as is CS5, which I expect will arrive within a week or so. Enough PSE! I'm ready for the real deal now!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

oh--and Collage Whirl; We'd love to have some examples of how you've manipulated these images for your artwork. Care to share a link at some point? Just dying to see what others make out of the stock here!!!!

artistamyjo said...

Love these,both !!
Thanks. Hugs, Amy

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi, Amy! We like these too! Hope someone will share with us soon a little of the artwork they're making with our posted ephemera!

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