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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 02:09   #1
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Seemingly the bird of the moment..

Hey all

Seems the whole country's going wallcreeper crazy at the moment (can't blame anyone for that though!)....so thought i'd post an oldie from me too. Hope you like

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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 02:20   #2
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Nice painting!! I wish we had those in the US. I have been thoroughly enjoying the wall creeper paintings lately. Thanks for sharing!
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Beauty! Love the lighting. I hope there's more where this came from...
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 07:49   #4
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Really nice painting of a species I'd love to catch up with. Welcome to the best bit of birdforum, I hope we'll be seeing lots more contributions like this from you.

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Lovely painting

I am one of the many hoping to catch up with the real thing tomorrow.
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 09:50   #6
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A very lovely atmospheric painting - superb light. Really hope to see more of your work - oldies or newies -please.
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 12:07   #7
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Fantastic work!
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Lovely work esp. the light
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 14:33   #9
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Thanks for the comments everyone, you're all far too nice!
I'm off to see it tomorrow aswell robinm - too good an opportunity to miss, they are such great birds.
Well here's another, keeping with the mountainous theme...

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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 16:06   #10
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Beautiful artwork! I hope I'll see you - and the bird - tomorrow.
My wallcreeper was the Dorset bird of 1969/70. I remember what a huge twitch it was with ... ooh ... about 30 birders present! I went back a few weeks later to see it and there were only 2-3 of us. According to Lee Evans' book the bird - which was present Nov-April - was seen by 'over 300' birders,

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300 birders...can you imagine the scene today??!! Scary or what?!
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 18:13   #12
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One of those 300 birders was me. I was 11 at the time and went down with my parents on 14 March 1970 to see it from Sussex. We also saw the Franklin's Gull at Farlington the same day (which at the time was a first for Britain) and 3 Shorelarks near Milford-on-Sea so a very special day. I also recall that there were still Cirl Buntings at Farlington at the time!
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Bit before my time i'm afraid...ha ha
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Old Friday 1st February 2008, 20:12   #14
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Excellent stuff, and great to have another contributor to this section. I remember your plover id sheet and your stonechat illustrations from a while back, but this is the first time I've had the privilege to see your "full" pictures, superb. I hope Alpine Accentors are every bit as good as that painting makes me believe! (I already know that Wallcreepers are.)
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Thanks Nick...I too remember that awards night with the toffee-nosed git who was up in arms about us 'reprobates' dirtying his establishment - was like get over yourself, you're a doorman...!! Ah, jobsworths, you gotta love 'em!
Blimey, that plover sheet was a long time ago, 10yrs this year I believe! Saw some of your work up at the SWLA last year, which, as always tends to stick out! Trust me, there was some er....varying quality of stuff there! Prices too! I got caught out as I failed to read the bit about the 45% commission and VAT the gallery take...live and learn, live and learn.
And, yep, AA's are that cool...
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Managedto miss this here! Wallcreeper is great, that Accentor is really something, the rocks are so good I reckon I could strike a match off my monitor on them!
Great to see another bird artist posting, keep em coming!
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Old Saturday 2nd February 2008, 10:20   #17
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Thanks Nick...I too remember that awards night with the toffee-nosed git who was up in arms about us 'reprobates' dirtying his establishment - was like get over yourself, you're a doorman...!! Ah, jobsworths, you gotta love 'em!
Blimey, that plover sheet was a long time ago, 10yrs this year I believe! Saw some of your work up at the SWLA last year, which, as always tends to stick out! Trust me, there was some er....varying quality of stuff there! Prices too! I got caught out as I failed to read the bit about the 45% commission and VAT the gallery take...live and learn, live and learn.
And, yep, AA's are that cool...
Sorry to say I didn't see your Koh Miang Pigeons (just had to check the catalogue), now I'm annoyed with myself for not having spent more time to take in the exhibition, I must have missed so much - any chance of posting a pic up here?
Ah, our good old friends the institute of directors, to be fair I was wearing a hideous lime green t shirt with an orange fleece, still, each time I've been past there I always stop for a fag on their doorstep (I'm tempted to go and ask if I can use their toilet! ).
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Here's the picture from the SWLA as asked for Nick..
As for the Institute of Directors, I turned up with a friend wearing cut off jean-shorts and rainbow flip-flops (him, not me!!) Gotta laugh ain't ya?!

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Old Saturday 2nd February 2008, 14:35   #19
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Wonder what else I missed??? Stunning stuff, lots of movement and interest. Now why can't I have pigeons like this picking around under my window??
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Yeah, they're a bit more visually exciting than the Collareds I get here too...
Everyone had said they can be difficult to find on th island during the day, so having booked a touristy day-snorkelling trip that stopped on the appropriate island I was a bit sceptical...no sign at all on the quiet side, or in the understorey, then found them feeding thru the campsite at people's feet! Absolutely stunning
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Old Wednesday 19th August 2009, 23:22   #21
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Hey all - how is everyone??

Thought I'd dig this thread up again instead of hijacking someone else's or starting another one....just to prove I am still alive and painting! Here's several plates from the accursed 'forthcoming' book that keeps me far too busy for not enough money and a little commission for a friend who had to wait far too long for it....(what's a couple of year's between mates..?!)

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the pigeons are amazing, are they really that blue?
the pages are beyond my ken, wow, what a lot of work and what a lot of knowledge it must have taken...So glad to see your work, it's inspiring...
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Great to see more contributions Ads - the plates look superb! How many you working on? The two-barred painting is sublime and well worth the wait. Splendid.
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Thanks alot Colleen - yeah, they're that blue...!
Cheers Tim - done about 30 so far, another 7 or so to go and left the best til last - pittas, kingfishers and hornbills. It'll just be great to paint something other than passerines.....yay!
Did you bother with the SWLA this year??

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Hi Ads,

A pleasure to see your paintings.

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