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Old Wednesday 9th May 2012, 22:20   #1701
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Jeez - I keep looking at this piece, Ed - It's utterly fab. Sincerely wish I could produce something like this - love it.
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Old Friday 11th May 2012, 21:15   #1702
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Old Sunday 13th May 2012, 19:02   #1703
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well almost needless to say- extra paint on the Bearded Tit did it no good at all

so I've wiped it and marched on

nipped down Hobby lane midweek after work and (in addition to Hobbies being back hoorah) found that the hay meadow is so mightily flooded that there was a Black-necked Grebe swimming about on it and giving me the old three-fingered salute

I guess this crosses the line from painting to cartoon, but hopefully captures the moment of mutual surprise and general blazingness
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Old Sunday 13th May 2012, 20:06   #1704
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shame for the beardie, but at least the image lives on in digital form. The grebe is a triumph however!
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Old Sunday 13th May 2012, 23:14   #1705
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This is fab. I hope you mean you wiped the paint off the beardy and it looked as it did prior to the daubing????
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 07:24   #1706
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Oooh you are a naughty boy! That beardie was looking fine. What you need is someone to take your paintings off of you before you get all twitchy and start scrubbing them off the canvas, I'll pm you my address and you can send the first batch...

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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 16:21   #1707
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shame for the beardie, but at least the image lives on in digital form. The grebe is a triumph however!
I have to agree with Mike and Nick. You should ship works you're about to change off to randomly chosen members of the forum. And the grebe is a triumph.

As far as overworking works it's sometimes the only way to learn and progress but it sure can leave some disappointment in viewers. I'm sure the beardie will come back even better at some time in the future though.

And as I said, or Nick said, the grebe really is a triumph, a unique mixture of speed, improvisation and simplicity. I think someone made a a somewhat similar comment about Oivind's recent sketches. Now don't go touching this one!!
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Stopping back in after being away from the forum for too long. The Garganey is strikingly good.
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Old Friday 1st June 2012, 22:22   #1710
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This Grebe is looking very good! A Black-neck not only in colours, but very much in shape. What kind of paint do you use for this?
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This Grebe is looking very good! A Black-neck not only in colours, but very much in shape. What kind of paint do you use for this?
hello there

I've been on acrylics for everything I do, since the kind and inspiring folk on here got me painting again about 4 years ago

although the one thing that has made a big difference is finding interactive acrylics that don't dry into a skin, so can be reworked and used a bit more wet on wet, even reactivated when dry [atelier interactive acrylics]

but it's high time I stopped improvising, and had a shot with some oils: that's a target for this year
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Old Sunday 3rd June 2012, 21:25   #1712
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it's high time I stopped improvising, and had a shot with some oils: that's a target for this year
Me too!

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hello all

things are looking up- have moved easel into a room with no carpet so another excuse for ducking the oils has flown away

meantimes still on acrylics, but trying to learn from using them like thinned oils

I had resolved to get the fine Wood Sands of May out of my system before moving onto anything else, so here's some work in progress

disaster is never far round the corner, so this time I thought I would scrub in the background, then get the birds sorted out, then go back to the background

so fingers crossed
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Old Tuesday 5th June 2012, 21:58   #1714
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Looking splendid Ed! Your comment on 'disaster is never far' reminded me of John Singer Sargent's 'watercolor is making the best of an emergency.'
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Old Wednesday 6th June 2012, 01:06   #1715
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Great progress on this, Ed! Nice composition, with the background (and foreground) really complementing the subjects and looking very appropriate to them.
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exquiste Ed...keep on amazing me
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Old Wednesday 6th June 2012, 21:56   #1718
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. . . could be my motto, mate. Just waiting now to see if you're actually going to leave this fabulous piece ALONE . . .
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Old Thursday 7th June 2012, 15:39   #1719
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Listen to those in the know Ed leave it as is. Too my eyes its a real cracker of a wader we dont enough of around here
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I have to agree with the others on this one. They're really beautiful, and very likely best left alone...
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Old Saturday 9th June 2012, 14:46   #1721
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wise words all- I'm learning to LEAVE, but not quite there yet

hopefully this isn't wrecked: now definitely time to move on, if it wasn't already
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Old Saturday 9th June 2012, 16:04   #1722
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Leave it!

The spontaneity in your brushwork is what gives your paintings the unique look that's all your own. Overwork things at your peril!

This is a doozie just as it is

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It's not that easy to leave a painting sometimes, is it? O;-)

I love both and wouldn't continue...

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Old Sunday 10th June 2012, 10:36   #1724
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It's terrific and that little bit of extra work has indeed improved an already excellent piece. Now sir - please can you raise your hands and move away from the painting . . . .
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It's terrific and that little bit of extra work has indeed improved an already excellent piece. Now sir - please can you raise your hands and move away from the painting . . . .
Quite agree Tim..that little bit of extra work has been a real success...

An excellent portrayal of a delightful species....

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