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Old Thursday 20th August 2009, 16:29   #26
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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??
I didn't, actually. I had a mind to make a couple of pieces but got sidetracked with work for the gallery and this exhibition that's upcoming. How about you?
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Old Thursday 20th August 2009, 17:47   #27
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Yeah I bunged one in....see if it's accepted or not now. Do wonder whether it's worth it sometimes
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Old Friday 21st August 2009, 15:21   #28
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glad to see you're still alive! Superb plates, I don't know how you stay focussed on them, but very glad you do. The 2 bar is a little gem.
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Old Friday 21st August 2009, 22:21   #29
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Just wanted to say what superb work this thread has on it. I agree with the others. The two barred piece is wonderful
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Old Saturday 22nd August 2009, 01:44   #30
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Great work, love the Crossbills!
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Old Saturday 22nd August 2009, 03:22   #31
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Spectacular stuff. You really do need to post more of your work -- it's absolutely top notch!
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Thans for the compliments everyone - praise indeed coming from you Andrew!! More on the way I promise! Nick, did you put anything in for the SWLA? Liking yiour output at the mo - maybe I should work pissed a bit more...!!
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Thans for the compliments everyone - praise indeed coming from you Andrew!! More on the way I promise! Nick, did you put anything in for the SWLA? Liking yiour output at the mo - maybe I should work pissed a bit more...!!
Popped six in, three large three small, rather than just big ones seeing as space is the problem, maybe that'll help - so fingers crossed.

Would be interesting to see you get those emarginations right when pissed - I feel a challenge coming on!
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Would be interesting to see you get those emarginations right when pissed - I feel a challenge coming on!
I'm so tired of this book now I don't think I'd care.....!!
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fabulous paintings... crossbills are great...
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Cheers Mark...looks like I should be doing some more species like the Xbill then....cool, really quite enjoyed doing that one too
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I'm so tired of this book now I don't think I'd care.....!!
Know where your coming from on that one!! got a book thats been keeping me
going for a number of years now on Peregrines. Not sure when the illustrations will finally be done but one of the Co Authors said hopefully befor he slips this mortal coil!!!! Ha Ha.. Its mor of a labour of love for me though so I don't really mind .
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The acceptance for this year's SWLA exhibition were put online today and mine was one of them which I'm pleased about!

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The acceptance for this year's SWLA exhibition were put online today and mine was one of them which I'm pleased about!

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and i can see why .....fabulous, mark..
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painting is fantastic, almost surreal....you did and amazing job on the composition which is devilishly complex and yet perfectly realized....a lot of strong elements to blend and not lose the birds....
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Cracking job - as Colleen points out, very clever comp. Particularly using the polled cattle in the fore of the herd allowing the space which would otherwise be taken up by the horns to open and let the landscape in and the birds out. Superb! And congrats - well deserved (just hope for a sale, now).
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excellent, and definitely one that will stand out! Love this one. Where are the results online? Can only see the usual homepage.
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Thanks for the replies Colleen and Tim....your analyses of the comp are alot more insightful than the actual process involved - I kinda just stuck things where they looked right!!
Cheers for that Nick - the results are under 'Call for entries' which then brings up another page with a photo-box for 'Selection Notification' and the numbers are listed in there
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Here you are NicK - not an easy find but good luck!
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Or jus click on Tim's much more useful link....!! See what I mean about planning....?!?
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Thanks for the replies Colleen and Tim....your analyses of the comp are alot more insightful than the actual process involved - I kinda just stuck things where they looked right!!
One more vote for the accomplished composition. But I know what you mean about just sticking things where they looked right. And they do look right!
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Here you are NicK - not an easy find but good luck!
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/inde...id=128&subid=8
Thanks Tim - trouble is now, we don't know what the numbers on the pics are, because my dad didn't think to get a receipt! Got to wait now till we get a letter, and as my parents are here in France till Sunday, just got to be patient to find out.
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Ha! - Well I'm sure it will be positive. Enjoy the parents (as I tell my kids).
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Love those crossbills and I look forward to seeing the larger pic at SWALA. Well deserved, I hope it sells for you.

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