Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 14 votes, 4.50 average.
Old Thursday 3rd December 2009, 08:25   #1376
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
Agreed - I'm glad you've left the owl alone (Mrs always knows best) for two reasons - 1, the painting needs nothing more as its beauty is in its simplicity and 2, knowing when to stop is one of the vital skills any artist has to hone - takes some b100dy doing (unless you happen to be bone-idle, erm, like me . . . . .).
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 21st December 2009, 22:47   #1377
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
Merry Christmas All.
Time to be a big kid again and enjoy the grandchildren at Christmas.
May the New Year bring you all you hope for.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scan 21-12-2009 22h33m10s.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	65.6 KB
ID:	233902  
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 00:39   #1378
nickderry
C'est pas ma faute, je suis anglais.
 
nickderry's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Besançon, France
Posts: 12,837
Have a great Christmas and New Year, Arthur, all the best!
nickderry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 03:57   #1379
colleenc
Registered User
 
colleenc's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,835
Blog Entries: 10
You made my day Arthur, warmest wishes to you too!
__________________
my website
myblog

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
colleenc is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 05:52   #1380
cjoakley
Registered User
 
cjoakley's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Powell River, BC
Posts: 335
Beautiful work as always Arthur...love the Christmas card - all the best to you and yours...
__________________
Cheers :)
Chris
cjoakley is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 08:22   #1381
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
All the best to you and yours Arthur (wonder if Santa will bring you a remote control helicopter???).
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 13:47   #1382
solitaryVSong
Registered User
 
solitaryVSong's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posts: 3,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by ARTHUR BISHOP View Post
Merry Christmas All.
Time to be a big kid again and enjoy the grandchildren at Christmas.
May the New Year bring you all you hope for.
And the same to you Arthur, especially the part about 'May the New Year bring you all you hope for!'
__________________
Art website: Ken Januski Artist on Facebook

Art, birds and nature blog: http://kenjanuski@blogspot.com
solitaryVSong is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 9th January 2010, 12:39   #1383
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
My Pic's 2010

Happy New Year
A water colour Sketch of my local Barnie in the snow as he came by
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190839.jpg
Views:	224
Size:	46.5 KB
ID:	236929  
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 9th January 2010, 18:27   #1384
Woody
Registered User
 
Woody's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 4,688
Nice one Arthur, good to see your first of the new year. Local barnie indeed!

Mike
__________________
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore de Balzac

http://www.wildlifeart1.co.uk/
http://thescolopaxchronicles.blogspot.com/
Woody is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 10th January 2010, 02:23   #1385
colleenc
Registered User
 
colleenc's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,835
Blog Entries: 10
wonderful ,if somewhat chilly, start to the new year!
__________________
my website
myblog

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
colleenc is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 12th January 2010, 03:36   #1386
solitaryVSong
Registered User
 
solitaryVSong's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posts: 3,148
He looks perfectly at home in his chilly environment!
__________________
Art website: Ken Januski Artist on Facebook

Art, birds and nature blog: http://kenjanuski@blogspot.com
solitaryVSong is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 12th January 2010, 06:37   #1387
mark richards
Registered User
 
mark richards's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: s. wales
Posts: 1,120
very nice arthur, love the composition and setting...mark
__________________
my website..http://www.marksart.net/
also on flicker..http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksart/
mark richards is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 12th January 2010, 08:43   #1388
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
Fine work Arthur - straight onto top form for the new year.
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 12th January 2010, 10:26   #1389
clive2604
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: warsash
Posts: 296
how great to have a local barnie!
clive2604 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th January 2010, 15:53   #1390
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
ta All

water colour sketch of a winter visitor to the garden. The Redwing was always being chased off by the Mistle Thrush's though.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190869.jpg
Views:	171
Size:	57.1 KB
ID:	237971  
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 14th January 2010, 16:00   #1391
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
You've made that complicated front view appear very easy to draw - which it absolutely is not. Looks like a 1st year bird?
Another lovely sheet.
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th January 2010, 17:24   #1392
nickderry
C'est pas ma faute, je suis anglais.
 
nickderry's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Besançon, France
Posts: 12,837
great start to the year!
nickderry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th January 2010, 18:48   #1393
colleenc
Registered User
 
colleenc's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,835
Blog Entries: 10
beautiful sheet of drawings, so clear and detailed
__________________
my website
myblog

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
colleenc is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 15th January 2010, 09:14   #1394
mark richards
Registered User
 
mark richards's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: s. wales
Posts: 1,120
fantastic! arthur...keep it up...mark
__________________
my website..http://www.marksart.net/
also on flicker..http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksart/
mark richards is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 15th January 2010, 16:31   #1395
Woody
Registered User
 
Woody's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 4,688
Now redwings I got too! Yours are beauties mate.

Mike
__________________
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore de Balzac

http://www.wildlifeart1.co.uk/
http://thescolopaxchronicles.blogspot.com/
Woody is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 16th January 2010, 03:31   #1396
solitaryVSong
Registered User
 
solitaryVSong's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posts: 3,148
Never seen Redwings Arthur, but these look like terrific studies. If any of those rare European vagrants that occasionally appear in the states appear in my view I think I might finally have some chance of IDing them.
__________________
Art website: Ken Januski Artist on Facebook

Art, birds and nature blog: http://kenjanuski@blogspot.com
solitaryVSong is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 16th January 2010, 11:55   #1397
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
Keeping Warm

Mistle Thrush keeping warm while protecting the Holly berries from all comers in the garden.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190872.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	238240  
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 16th January 2010, 18:57   #1398
mosca
Registered User
 
mosca's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Spain
Posts: 85
Great drawing. I love the subtle use of pencil you show in this one. The details and shading fall into play to become a lovely picture.
mosca is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 16th January 2010, 20:57   #1399
clive2604
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: warsash
Posts: 296
nice drawing arthur,the redwings have already plundered our berries!
clive2604 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 17th January 2010, 15:42   #1400
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
Some more Mistle Thrush sketches
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190874.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	238389  Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190877.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	75.4 KB
ID:	238390  Click image for larger version

Name:	L1190880.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	238391  
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New pictures tony.saw Photos of New Species for OPUS 4 Tuesday 23rd June 2009 11:25
Some better pictures sja68 Bird Identification Q&A 2 Wednesday 23rd April 2008 23:48
some more pictures BirdsPeru Photos of New Species for OPUS 1 Monday 20th November 2006 15:59
Help with pictures please themexican Computers, Birding Software And The Internet 5 Tuesday 9th August 2005 20:50
Pictures hummerfan Olympus 2 Friday 30th May 2003 13:47

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.24011707 seconds with 35 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 19:10.