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Old Sunday 13th March 2016, 22:53   #1
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Your favorite paintings

I don't know about you, but I have many, many favorite wildlife paintings, and thought it'd be interesting to see what yours are.

As a little girl, I used to stare in wonder at Robert Bateman's painting of a red-tailed hawk caught up in a blizzard: http://robertbateman.ca/paintings/Su...zardRTHawk.jpg

There was something about it that really moved me. Maybe it's because my first conscious memory was looking out at falling snow...?



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Old Monday 14th March 2016, 20:23   #2
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Here are some of my favourites:

Dürer's Young hare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Hare

Ferdinand Von Wright's fighting capercailles
https://www.google.com/culturalinsti...4312ZCwQ?hl=en
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2016, 19:49   #3
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Great choices, resparza!

Yeah, I'm a big-time fan of just about any of Durer's work. “Left Wing of a Blue Roller” is another all-time fave: https://www.google.com/search?q=dure...dUmNwPuapGM%3A

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Old Wednesday 16th March 2016, 20:54   #4
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I'd have to say that two of my favourite artists (among many others) are Charles Tunnicliffe and Archibald Thorburn. I think that these probably come from childhood memories, looking at early field guides and collector cards from packets of tea. They may not be the finest illustrations, but they're certainly evocative and create much more of an atmosphere.

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Old Thursday 17th March 2016, 17:50   #6
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Thanks, Larry! :)

Corvus cornix: I, too, enjoy Charles Tunnicliffe and Archibald Thorburn. Do you have a fave from amongst their work?

Another childhood fave was Above the Uruba by the late Richard Sloan. Unfortunately this is the only pic I could find of it online, and it doesn't quite do it justice: http://www.natureartists.com/art/res...ubamba_300.jpg

I think I liked the exotic, Indiana Jones feel to it, as well as the sense of great height.

Also, I've always loved Eagle Over 100,000 Acre Plain at Susaki Fukugawa by Hiroshige:
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Hi,

"Above the Urba" looks fantastic. I know just what you mean about small images on a PC screen not doing the actual painting justice.

I find it hard to pick out a favourite Thorburn or Tunnicliffe panting, but "Curlews Alighting" is a good example of what I like about Tunnicliffe's work. The details, composition and how he catches the atmosphere of the scene.

https://gerryco23.files.wordpress.co...ting.jpg?w=725

As for Thorburn, I'm a particular fan of his gamebird paintings (I have a particular affinity for gamebirds in general and Pheasants in particular). Again, I'd say that a good example of his work is "Winter Woodcock". He seems to capture all the fine detail of the plumage, even if the composition doesn't appear as natural as it could. They may be a little dated by modern standards, but still evocative and enjoyable.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...dcock_1916.jpg

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Yes, Dürer is one of my favourites. While everyone else in the dark ages was busy painting the same biblical images he took the time to paint cool animals.

Speaking of medieval birds, I also love those on the left of the central panel of Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" (first picture).

Another favourite of mine is Remedios Varo's "Creación de las aves" (creation of the birds; second picture). Arguably it's not wildlife art (not in the classical sense anyway) but it illustrates some kind of wildlife artist ;o)
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I think I'll include that woodcock painting to my favourites :) Thanks for the link!

Here are some more favourites from the local wildlife art hero Bruno Liljefors
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You're welcome :-)

Thanks for posting the pics, I'd not heard of Bruno Liljefors. Yet another artist to keep an eye out for.

I particularly like the Hooded Crow paintng. (Can't think why ;-) )

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Big time Bruno fan here, as well. :-)

There's a particular piece by Keith Shackleton that I adore, but can't seem to find anywhere online. His oceanscapes are so convincing that one could get seasick looking at them too long.

Examples:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...3_3279979b.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3mWWtydTs.../foreshore.jpg

http://static.artuk.org/w800h800/GLW/GLW_NIA_PCF27.jpg

(Even though he's passed away, I'm not certain about posting pics of his work directly in the forum as opposed to pics that are in the public domain due to being pre-copyright. Are there rules for this somewhere that I've overlooked? Thanks.)
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Unfortunately I don't know much about contemporary artists specialized in drawings and paintings of mother nature but I like the drawings/paintings of John James Audubon very much. Foremost this one although I don't like how he managed to make these paintings and drawings especiall of birds. But this should be owed to his time when he lived.
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@Corvus - I'm also a big fan of corvids, and of anyone who can paint them so well
@Elmer - Yes, Audubon was well ahead of his time.
@Laura - Wow those seabird pictures are stunning!

I'm not sure about the copyright rules, but I guess posting the link to the artists is safe.

One of my favourite contemporary bird artists is Karl Mårtens (also a local):

http://karlmartens.se/eng/galleri/
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Big time Bruno fan here, as well. :-)

There's a particular piece by Keith Shackleton that I adore, but can't seem to find anywhere online. His oceanscapes are so convincing that one could get seasick looking at them too long.

Examples:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...3_3279979b.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3mWWtydTs.../foreshore.jpg

http://static.artuk.org/w800h800/GLW/GLW_NIA_PCF27.jpg

(Even though he's passed away, I'm not certain about posting pics of his work directly in the forum as opposed to pics that are in the public domain due to being pre-copyright. Are there rules for this somewhere that I've overlooked? Thanks.)
Gee Laura,
Thanks for posting those links to Shackletons works, they are magic, i especially love the first one, it's almost abstract in its composition of the birds. Looking at the three images, i can't help but get the feeling he was almost more interested in painting the water and using the birds as a reason (or excuse) to paint those amazing waterscapes.
I'm going to hunt out some more of his work, i think i may have a book hereabouts that he may have illustrated, the name rings a bell to me.
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I have an original painting in my lounge by American wildlife artist Karyn de Kramer.It depicts a Peregrine falcon lifting off from the top of a tree and was produced from one of my own photographs.......Eddy
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I have an original painting in my lounge by American wildlife artist Karyn de Kramer.It depicts a Peregrine falcon lifting off from the top of a tree and was produced from one of my own photographs.......Eddy
How about posting an image of the painting up here so we can see it Eddy?
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Yes, do share, Eddy!

Trevor -- Yeah, he was really into the sea, for sure. I often wonder if he was related to Ernest Shackleton, the polar explorer.

Resparza -- Thanks for the link! Very cool artist, indeed.

Elmer -- Yes, given that he didn't have photography or high quality optics at his disposal, I'd say Audubon did a credible job. And yes, I know what you mean about his methods. It was definitely a different time and culture.
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Hi all,
just found this post.
My current fave artists are Andrew Haslen - almost anything by him - and Brin Edwards, both members of the Society of Wildlife Artists, here in the UK. I don't have links, but they're easily found online, and Mr Haslen runs the fab wildlife art gallery in Lavenham, in Suffolk.
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