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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 16:04   #51
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Love the work, Chris. Wood duck is superb. The digital creations are of particular interest to me because I'm thinking I could use this technique as a learning tool to understand various color combinations, contrasts, and values to enhance my watercolor artworks. Thanks.
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Old Sunday 12th February 2012, 19:27   #52
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I thought i had commented on the duck. superbly done Chris
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Old Tuesday 14th February 2012, 19:49   #53
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Chris, what a duck! To take a photo of a dark painting is not easy. I feel with you O:-)

But where's the reason for the frustration here?

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Old Thursday 16th February 2012, 21:17   #54
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Hi all, thanks all for the kind comments sorry have'nt answered earlier been away for a few days.

Ulrike, my main frustration is not having more time to devote to it all i suppose, thanks again for the compliments.

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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 12:27   #55
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Hi All,

Haven't posted for little while been doing a bit of doodling, not as I'd like, recently got a few nice photo's of some pheasants up the Peak District and compiled this, got a few more bits on the go will upload as soon as possible.

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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 12:39   #56
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Looking cracking those Pheasants Chris.....be good to see further developments...

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Thanks,
Set myself a target of a couple of weeks to get them finished before hols
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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 17:38   #58
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Chris - This is a great composition and a really good start. Hope this doesn't sound crass - but I really like the way you've approached the background. Will this remain as it is or do you have plans ffro a bit more realism regarding the setting? Great stuff.
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Hi Tim,
Thanks for the comments, probably keep it pretty vague but foreground needs a bit of texture i think, so they 'bed in', picture is inspired by a Harris Ching study of a Golden Pheasant, where the background colours and tone, seem to have been picked to create maximum contrast.
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Hi All

Managed a few hours last night on the painting, been trying to get this one of the Otter i've mentioned before finished as well.
Not really get a good photo of the otter, its a lot darker in real life will have to have play around with the camera.

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I do like that sense that the background has been swept and focussed into the plumage of the hen pheasant
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wow...this is very good...and the otter with the background composion...
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Set myself a target of a couple of weeks to get them finished before hols
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Looking forward to seeing them finished Chris and with good pix! It can be difficult to photograph works at time, especially paintings. I have no trouble at all with works on paper. But once you get the glare of paint on canvas it's another story entirely.
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Thanks Gaby, Ken,

Yeah taking photo's of the oil paintings, not easy, going try out a local scanning service with the smaller wood duck painting soon.

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Hi All,

Well ran out of time, off on Holiday tomorrow but have managed a little more on the pic.
Hopefully I 'll have a few sketches to upload in a couple of weeks.

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Terrific work, Chris - the pheasant pic is coming along splendidly and the otter is a winner! Happy hols.
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Cheers Tim,

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I must say that I love the background to your pheasants as it is just now... looking forward to the finished painting!
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 06:05   #69
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Beautiful. The pheasants remind me of paintings by the dutch painter Rien Poortvliet. The Wood Duck is also cracking!
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 07:19   #70
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Lovely work here Chris. I can't believe you've got to three pages and I've neglected to comment! I've been looking in the whole time I promise!

SEO's my fave, you're a man after my own heart with a combination of an owl an all the rusty wire and these pheasants are looking like a proper stunner in the making.

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