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Old Wednesday 28th September 2005, 15:34   #1
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Red Kite Artwork

Living in the Derwent Valley near Gateshead I have been inspired by the re-introduction of the Red Kites taking place on my doorstep so to speak and have made many paintings on the subject, mainly of Kites soaring in the sky as I love the sense of freedom they radiate.

I've exhibited locally and sold a few originals and prints, have attached a few .jpgs for perusal.

Any wildlife artists out there know of a good on-line gallery specializing in wildlife based art for the less well known artist? please let me know if you do.

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Old Wednesday 28th September 2005, 15:57   #2
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Beautiful paintings! I can't help you with the online-wildlife gallery though, sorry!
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Old Wednesday 28th September 2005, 15:57   #3
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Very nice work. Well done.
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Old Wednesday 28th September 2005, 23:48   #4
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The Worldwide Nature Artists Group is a good site. You do have to pay dues, though, and they'll want to review your work before you are accepted.

http://www.natureartists.com
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Lovely paintings Mouldy. This isn't a specifically Wildlife Gallery http://www.minigallery.co.uk/map/inf...or_artists.asp and I haven't used it, but it does look fairly lively and well used.

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Old Thursday 29th September 2005, 11:12   #6
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Good stuff Mouldy.

For those of us who believe the web should be free there's:

http://www.wildartlink.com/

Or set up your own website, it's not as difficult as it may seem, honestly!

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Good stuff Mouldy.

For those of us who believe the web should be free there's:

http://www.wildartlink.com/

Or set up your own website, it's not as difficult as it may seem, honestly!

Woody

That's an interesting link. I may well register to join. Can't do any harm...

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That's an interesting link. I may well register to join. Can't do any harm...

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Certainly won't do any harm. I registered a long while ago but I have no way of tracking how people find my website so I can't say how much good it's done me.

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Very nice Mouldy. Is it your work on display at the Thornley Woods visitors centre?
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Thanks for the comments and tips thus far folks, much appreciated.
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Very nice Mouldy. Is it your work on display at the Thornley Woods visitors centre?
Yip that's me, so my fame has reached as far as Newcastle, well it's a start!!

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Love your pictures of one of my favourite birds- do you paint them from photos that you have previously taken?. Id set up my own website with them on if i were you.
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Absolutely beautiful paintings, Mouldy, great color aswell! I really like them. The first and third ones are my favorites. I hope to see more of your work here.
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You've really got something going with these. love the looseness, but still with an eye for detail.
Excellent!


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Old Tuesday 4th October 2005, 22:30   #15
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Love your pictures of one of my favourite birds- do you paint them from photos that you have previously taken?. Id set up my own website with them on if i were you.
Hi Lizzy,
thanks for your comments.
I worked from magazine photos while developing my technique (naughty I know) but now get supplied by a local wildlife photographer who takes excellent pics, but painting without much feather definition I find I can manipulate into the compositions required without much problem.

I'm looking at setting up my own website at the mo, so will provide a link when I'm able. Watch this space.
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Absolutely beautiful paintings, Mouldy, great color aswell! I really like them. The first and third ones are my favorites. I hope to see more of your work here.
Thanks Tayler,
Don't know if you get Red Kite over there but I love these birds, and their colours really are magnificent. Watching them soaring around locally on a sunny day has proved to be my great inspiration.

Hopefully have a website shortly so will provide a link to see more of my pics.
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You've really got something going with these. love the looseness, but still with an eye for detail.
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Thanks Elizabeth,
I worked on the technique for a while before I got the style I wanted, like you say loose but detailed enough. I see many paintings of flying birds with every feather shown, that's not how the eye sees them and makes them appear static. I watch birds a lot, especially the local Red Kites, so I knew in my mind what I wanted to achieve to give them a bit of life.
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superb art matey, of my local birds too!

they would make an exellent tattoo, hmmmm.....
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superb art matey, of my local birds too!

they would make an exellent tattoo, hmmmm.....

Cheers Salty, .........dunno about the tattoo though, though I did once meet a bloke with rabbits tattooed all over his bald head, he reckoned from a distance they looked like hares.........................
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Not just Kites!

Hello folks, remember me?

have got some work on-line now if you want to take a look (and don't be shy if you want a good value Christmas present for someone) enough sales pitch, the link is:

www.paintimpressions.com/alanmould

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Cheers Salty, .........dunno about the tattoo though, though I did once meet a bloke with rabbits tattooed all over his bald head, he reckoned from a distance they looked like hares.........................



Nice work Mouldy, love the Bee-eaters
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