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Old Tuesday 10th April 2012, 08:19   #51
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Spring is advancing and the colours are appearing, yay! (except the garganey at dawn )


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Old Tuesday 10th April 2012, 10:43   #52
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Those garganey are blindingly good Nick....[you are one extremely talented fellow...as we all know]...

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Stunning, what a celebration that first piece is....so many species, so much colour...

Garganey piece is wonderful to, almost an oriental quality, incredible serene painting.

Your on top form sir...
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Old Tuesday 10th April 2012, 11:44   #54
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first time the watercolour have been outside in a long time, but this was just too good an opportunity to throw away. Sadly, there were so many people about wreaking havoc by walking dogs, children, bikes, quadbikes and dishclothesque-rat-canines all around the place - including in the area they're not allowed, I thought it best not to encourage people to enquire as to what I was painting, and quickly knocked this one out from the boot of Zippy whilst glaring psychopathically at anyone who was going to pop over with a nice 'bonjour'. The level of disturbance today was shocking, so I was surprised that at 8.15pm, just as the light was almost gone, the bittern flew in again.
Hi Nick,
I can totally identify with this! I Come across it all the time here in deepest South Yorkshire, even in so-called 'protected areas'.
Fab recent works, sir! I especially love the superbly simple LEO and Bittern sketches. Your style is very much in the vein I'm now trying adopt!

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Stunning, what a celebration that first piece is....so many species, so much colour...

Garganey piece is wonderful to, almost an oriental quality, incredible serene painting.

Your on top form sir...
Not much more to say than this! I am curious about that top bird though if first painting. It looks so similar to some of our thrushes.
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Old Tuesday 10th April 2012, 21:00   #56
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By heck lad Im loving the Gargany pic
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Brilliantly done, Nick!
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Not much more to say than this! I am curious about that top bird though if first painting. It looks so similar to some of our thrushes.
. . . there's a good reason for that . . .
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just back in for another look at those two: never know whether to laugh (and be inspired in one's own work) or cry (and give up..) when the Derrys get posted

first one is such a joyous spring clusterbang of the birding senses

second of the Garganey a timely reminder that less can be more
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. . . there's a good reason for that . . .
Stingy with your hints Tim! I'd gone through LJ's Birds of Europe before posting my comment. But you've sent me back again. So I will hazard a Song Thrush, unless of course it really is one of ours.
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Lovely work, Nick - the stack of birds looks like the cover of an avian Famous Five-type book.
"Oh Thrushy, if you would just stop smashing snails for a minute, we might find a clue..."
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what can I say Nick ,It's all been said .just enjoying them all
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Jingly, jangly 30's jazz collection followed by a zen garganey piece. Could only both have come from your hands.

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A joint project with another artist: Say hello to Tico, the crack-creeping walltoaster.
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Surely 'Chico'?

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phew- you decided against the ballcreeper

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phew- you decided against the ballcreeper
If he had he'd have got the sack...

(seriously, I'm pretty ashamed of myself for that)
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If he had he'd have got the sack...

(seriously, I'm pretty ashamed of myself for that)
lol, but for them to have known about the ballcreeper, would have required me showing, which would perhaps be a justifiable sacking offence. Tico is healing nicely, starting on the itchy phase now, and pondering a purple sandpiper or two on my calf.
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lol, but for them to have known about the ballcreeper, would have required me showing, which would perhaps be a justifiable sacking offence. Tico is healing nicely, starting on the itchy phase now, and pondering a purple sandpiper or two on my calf.
This is how it starts....

In ten years you'll look like the Firth of Forth high tide roost

Nice design on the Walltoaster, very fitting methinks!
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trying to be productive and get the spring down on paper before I have to knuckle down and get this book done (too late for that I think!)
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Too bluddy good mate!

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Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah - I've always wanted to post that. I may have mentioned elsewhere what I think . . . no, what I 'feel' about these recent works. Pure; evoking all the delights of the bright season and done in such an ethereal way - just as these days seem to be. Makes me sick.
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