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Old Saturday 18th July 2009, 11:22   #1276
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A bit more while watching the golf.
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Old Saturday 18th July 2009, 20:04   #1277
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15 ft up..?, maybe its a Giant('s) outhouse
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 14:16   #1278
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 14:46   #1279
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beautiful colours - very summery
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 18:09   #1280
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ditto the color comment, and is there gouache in all the color or is some pure watercolor?
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 21:24   #1281
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Colleen mainly white gouache in the under painting of the bird & wood the rest is water colour. there's some lovely effects painting on to white gouache.
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 21:35   #1282
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Very fine work Arthur - love the bright light and colours. Super design too.
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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 22:11   #1283
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arthur..very nice..mark
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Old Monday 20th July 2009, 08:12   #1284
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Nice one Arthur! Some beautiful, bright, Norfolk style sunshine for him to fly into.

All the chicks have left the nest now.

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Arthur, I always enjoy your paintings, as well as others, but don't usually comment - just enjoy silently. But this last painting of the swallow just brought a story to mind and I wanted to share it.

I was talking with a Chinese friend who grew up in a small country village, and when we were talking about birds, she told me that people where she lived were very fond of swallows, considering them lucky birds. As a matter of fact people literally opened their doors to the swallows, and would be happy if they would nest in (!) the house (I think she was describing in the rafters). I have tried to picture having a swallow in my house, even if a very simple house, and couldn't quite see it. However, your picture brought the story back to mind (though that's not quite what you intended I'm sure). Still, I thought her story charming, and your lovely image helped it come to life for me.
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That's a very lovely story and a beautiful idea Gretchen. And you're quite right, Arthur's work usually has me admiring in silence, too.
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Old Friday 24th July 2009, 17:30   #1287
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Hi Gretchen,
Lovely to hear from you and glad you enjoy our paintings on BF,
A lovely story and I remember a documentry on China which showed exactly what you described.
Unfortunately with modern building methods a lot of birds who live closely with Humans are losing their nesting sites unless we build in an alternative for them.

Hi Tim , probably speechless because how bad it is .
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Lovely fresh summery painting of the BS, Arthur - interesting composition too.
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Back home in Norfolk if Mikes left me anything to sketch.

Woke to a new tick for in the Garden 2 Green Sandpipers in the stream.

+Water colour sketch
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love the watercolor, it is a great record of the bird in the environment
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wow how great is that! to have these in your garden
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Old Thursday 13th August 2009, 23:25   #1292
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Hi Arthur, welcome home! I had the best of the weather this year so whatever you did to appease the Norfolk rain Gods, I thank you for it!

Nice bunch of sketches there, especially the watercolour. I caught sight of green sand on the pond where I was two or three times over the week, it looks like they're on the move.

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Lovely piece of documentation of a fab encounter.
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superb sketches, instantly recogniseable as green sands, lucky you, I haven't caught up with any of these beauties for a while now.
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Back home in Norfolk if Mikes left me anything to sketch.

Woke to a new tick for in the Garden 2 Green Sandpipers in the stream.

+Water colour sketch
Congratulations on both the birds + absolutely authentic hop from pencil sketch to painting.
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Hi Arthur,

Just after I'd determined that the bird in lower right corner was the one I liked the best I realized that that was the same one you chose for the watercolor. Very good!

And as Clive says, how great is it to have these in your garden!

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Must get back to sketching soon.
These are up in Picturecraft Gallery in Lees Yard , HOLT if you are about in North Norfolk I have space on the wall for a month.
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Oh yes, Arthur - good man!
These look fabulous together. Jolly good luck, old bean - nice to exchange a few bits of paper for a few more bits of paper. I'm rootin' for ya!
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Everyone's putting up nice displays all of a sudden! Looks good Arthur, best of luck with it.

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Great to see them all together Arthur! I think I now need to go look at them individually in your gallery. Not quite the same as being there but it will still be enjoyable. Best of luck with the show.

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