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Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 23rd October 2015, 13:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,716
Posted By solitaryVSong
I was going to comment yesterday during an...

I was going to comment yesterday during an exploratory visit but didn't and now Ed has beat me to it. I completely agree. Keep at it and congratulations on doing so. I hope that others will join you...
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 11th August 2015, 22:52
Replies: 29
Views: 3,730
Posted By solitaryVSong
Well I'll piggyback on Ed's comment here to say...

Well I'll piggyback on Ed's comment here to say what a great collection of recent work. It's nice to see how far you've come with field sketching and watercolor!

I have no idea why I happened to...
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 18th December 2014, 14:02
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,558
Posted By solitaryVSong
Well said. Happy holidays Arthur.

Well said. Happy holidays Arthur.
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 19th October 2014, 22:19
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks BirdingJohnson. I was so taken with an...

Thanks BirdingJohnson. I was so taken with an eastern race Palm Warbler and his richly colored surroundings today that I did this more realistic watercolor.
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 9th October 2014, 21:00
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Arthur. I'm glad to hear from you again....

Thanks Arthur. I'm glad to hear from you again. As Ed says I hope that is an indication that all is well with you.

My own presence has been very limited, partially due to the overall quietness of...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 5th October 2014, 20:37
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,558
Posted By solitaryVSong
Always a pleasure to see them develop Arthur. And...

Always a pleasure to see them develop Arthur. And I'm happy to hear that your wife is on the mend.
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 28th August 2014, 12:51
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Good luck Pete. I've found that combining field...

Good luck Pete. I've found that combining field sketching with more abstract work in the studio is very rewarding.

As I think I mentioned on your thread I do also take photos. But I find that I...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 22nd August 2014, 22:56
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Pete, Marie, Pete I forgot to mention...

Thanks Pete, Marie,

Pete I forgot to mention scopes on my lengthy reply to your post about sketching kit. I have one that I'm happy with, but I also have a very heavy tripod. And I have woodland...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 22nd August 2014, 22:22
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By solitaryVSong
Pete, I'm going to answer this question as well...

Pete,

I'm going to answer this question as well as some of the ones you asked on my own thread, The Abstract Bird. You should take what will encourage to go out and work and not discourage you from...
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 21st August 2014, 11:46
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Marie. Good luck, and much enjoyment, to...

Thanks Marie. Good luck, and much enjoyment, to you if you do decide to use birds as subjects. The first thing I learned about portraying them is how little I knew about them, even though as a birder...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 17th August 2014, 21:18
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Two new multi-block woodcut prints, both based on...

Two new multi-block woodcut prints, both based on field sketches: a crouching, hunting Green Heron and a juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird perched on the twig of a Canadian Yew in our backyard.
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 26th June 2014, 12:46
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Can't seem to get away from Green Herons, though...

Can't seem to get away from Green Herons, though these are not adults but three very young birds.

Woodcut. 6x8 inches images alone, Daniel Smith water-soluble relief ink on Shin Torinoko paper....
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 9th June 2014, 13:20
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Hi Manuel, I'm happy to hear that you like the...

Hi Manuel,

I'm happy to hear that you like the heron and dragonfly linocut. It's starting to be dragonfly season so I'm sure I'll be sneaking a few more into future work. I hate to see bird...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 6th June 2014, 12:37
Replies: 648
Views: 70,337
Posted By solitaryVSong
Penguins with personality! I think that you are...

Penguins with personality! I think that you are especially good at getting a certain character into many of the animals/birds that you portray.
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 6th June 2014, 12:34
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Gaby. Here's the newest print: a small,...

Thanks Gaby. Here's the newest print: a small, very simple hand-colored linocut of Green Heron with Eastern Pondhawk just far enough away not to have caught his attention. (The paper is actually...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 16th May 2014, 15:56
Replies: 8
Views: 3,857
Posted By solitaryVSong
Arthur is right! You've always had a very...

Arthur is right!

You've always had a very natural touch with watercolor, something I think that most people lack at least when they start. Keep at it. Even if there's little comment or encouragement...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 16th May 2014, 15:49
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Paul. Yes it seems extraordinarily quiet...

Thanks Paul. Yes it seems extraordinarily quiet here. I was just thinking of that recently and how exciting it used to be. I'm not sure of the reasons but I imagine there are many. Still it's sad to...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 25th April 2014, 02:59
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Hi Arthur, Best wishes for a speedy improvement...

Hi Arthur,

Best wishes for a speedy improvement for your wife.

Ken
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 12:19
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks so much Arthur! Great to hear from you. I...

Thanks so much Arthur! Great to hear from you. I hope that all is well and that you're enjoying spring and its birds.
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 19th April 2014, 13:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,989
Posted By solitaryVSong
All very striking, and very accomplished. Much as...

All very striking, and very accomplished. Much as I like the pen and ink I'm becoming more partial to the watercolors.
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 19th April 2014, 13:25
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
A four block woodcut with one block being cut...

A four block woodcut with one block being cut twice(red and pink). Blackpoll Warblers in fall plumage eating the fruit of Swamp Dogwood.
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 27th March 2014, 12:12
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Ed. I'm happy I stuck to my guns on this...

Thanks Ed. I'm happy I stuck to my guns on this one and kept it fairly abstract.

One thing with prints as opposed to painting is that it's always much harder to just add a splash of color unless you...
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 26th March 2014, 20:16
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Well I feel like I'm finally living up to the...

Well I feel like I'm finally living up to the title of my thread - the abstract bird.

This is a multi-block woodcut of two Common Mergansers, a Pied-billed Grebe, and a much more unexpected...
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 12th March 2014, 12:04
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
Thanks Ed. Most of the waterfowl are starting to...

Thanks Ed. Most of the waterfowl are starting to make their way north so the next subjects will soon be my warbler favorites, though they don't seem to pose as well as the grebes and such.
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 9th March 2014, 21:43
Replies: 102
Views: 20,834
Posted By solitaryVSong
First thing I've been pleased with in quite a...

First thing I've been pleased with in quite a while, even though it's just a quick watercolor sketch. A Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe and two Bufflehead all seen today in the Schuylkill River...
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