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Old Saturday 23rd June 2007, 10:20   #201
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Old Saturday 23rd June 2007, 20:47   #202
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Really nice Arthur, the way that the birds are all at different stages of a turn makes for a really strong composition with a real sense of life and movement. I wish these would turn up in my garden! Coincidentally I'm working on a straight portrait of a frenchie right now. Well actually I'm typing right now but I'll be back to painting in a bit.

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Old Saturday 23rd June 2007, 22:16   #203
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Hi Woody looking forwardto seeing your peice
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Old Sunday 24th June 2007, 18:58   #204
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Just admiring the veiw

Pencil sketch overlooking Salthouse, Cley Marshes to Blakeney point
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Old Sunday 24th June 2007, 19:03   #205
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beautiful Arthur, I love the way the colour of the bird's breast is echoed in the background, a bird looking out over his kingdom.
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Old Sunday 24th June 2007, 23:34   #206
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Perhaps THE most difficult approach to bird portrayal - large foreground bird with in-focus distant background, and you've done it wonderfully.
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Old Monday 25th June 2007, 06:50   #207
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A lovely piece Arthur, would grace any wall.
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Old Monday 25th June 2007, 11:08   #208
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 00:46   #209
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Perhaps THE most difficult approach to bird portrayal - large foreground bird with in-focus distant background, and you've done it wonderfully.
Not to mention the added difficulty of having drawn the feet in as well. Really good pic though, particularly like the colouring and shading of the birds underparts.
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 05:54   #210
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I really like the depth in this one and the way you use more contrast in the foreground and less in the background. That's a great technique for creating distance. I've really been enjoying your pencil work!
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 17:18   #211
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Thank youy both heres another one
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 17:20   #212
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My favourite spot

It is one of my favourite spots. So many memories.
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 17:29   #213
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well these just get better and better, I get the feeling you're very comfortable using the pencil crayons, there's a confidence in this medium that shows through in the picture. Very well done.
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 19:21   #214
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That's super, Arthur.
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There's a lot of love in this one, Arthur. Warm, springtime glow and cheeky shank - very, very nice.
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These two are both lovely Arthur. Wheatears are on my favourite birds list, they're just beautiful and I like the typical, upright stance of your bird. As Tim says, the redshank picture has a real warm feel to it and it's easy to relate to the bird, again, just as you often see them.

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Thankyou all,
Ime going to get in a mess now. meddling in oils. Not sure onthe subject matter yet though. See what accurs.
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You've captured the moment beautifully with the redshank Arthur, looks to me like it's just seen the observer and is about to fly off.
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My second ever fin. picture in Oils.
I kept it simple and I need alot, lot more practice.
Sorry Woody couldn't resist a Waggy.
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Never liked using oils meself but looks like you can turn your hand to any medium Arthur, no criticism of your painting but maybe a hint of shadow underfoot might just be the finishing touch.
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I agree with you, but I think I was getting a bit frustrated with it in the end
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I've always hated painting in oils, probably because I excel at making a muddy mess that takes weeks to dry, you've done yourself proud Arthur. Agree with Mouldy that one or two adjustments in the background could make all the difference, but the bird at least is a stunner, I can feel him pelting that song out full throttle!
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I agree with you, but I think I was getting a bit frustrated with it in the end

have a look at it in a few days when frustration has dissipated, the amount of pictures I've ruined because they started to p*ss me off is phenomenal. It's as if I try and get revenge on them by painting them to death for being so annoying!
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I agree withyou Nick,I wanted to see how the bird came out so not much effort put into the background Im'e afraid.
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