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Old Monday 22nd March 2010, 21:07   #1
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Following on from my post of Heading Home on the Gallery pages here, BF members have kindly suggested I post some more work. (Friendly lot on BF!) So here's an example of what I do - bird sketches from life in watercolour and pencil. Mostly I sketch at WWT Slimbridge, as there are always inspiring subjects around, though this one is from the beautiful Forest of Dean. I like the mixture of pencil and painted sketches on the same page, rather than just one or the other. Hope you enjoy!
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Old Monday 22nd March 2010, 21:09   #2
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marvellous work Jackie - lots of life and brilliantly observed. Very much looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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Tremendous. A lovely page of work exceptionally well observed and drawn, like the use of colour too, look forward to seeing more...
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stunning - I'm over here in 'jealous corner' if required....
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Old Monday 22nd March 2010, 21:56   #5
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Oh, what beauties! Fantastic stuff.

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Old Monday 22nd March 2010, 22:27   #6
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Agree with the others - great work!
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Jackie, theres a lot going on in that painting, full of life ...love it, mark..
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welcome Jackie....really looking forward to more of your fantastic pages...the mix of watercolor and sketch is just delightful to see, not to mention how beautiful the birds are.
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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 02:55   #10
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Jackie,

This is FANTASTIC STUFF!

PLEASE post more!

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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 08:49   #11
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Lovely work Jackie, welcome along to the forum and I look forward to you sharing more with us and joining in our sometimes slightly off the wall discussions.

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stunning - I'm over here in 'jealous corner' if required....
Hope there's room for me too . . . .
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Hope there's room for me too . . . .
while we are at it- I really like the Egyptian Vulture (ancient and new) in the Egyptian bit of your website
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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 10:40   #14
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Wow - such great comments, and someone admits to looking at my website too! Double whammy! Thanks everyone. Hope lots of you will come to see me at Bird Fair or Open Studios - planning to have lots of sketches on view.
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Welcome to this corner of the forum Jackie. Very nice drawing/painting.
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super work and another welcome
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Old Thursday 25th March 2010, 12:46   #17
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Detailed Watercolours

Just got on my soapbox on Matty Bohan's thread about using good quality brushes for watercolours. Thought I'd better put my money where my mouth is, so here's one of my feather paintings - as you can see, I like detail! Brushes were Isabey 6228 and W&N Series 7, sizes ranged from 2 to 10. Good brushes are essential pieces of kit as far as I'm concerned.
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wow - fluffy and feathery indeed. Great stuff.
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Great work! The sketches are lively and the feathers top notch.
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great feathers....my #7 WN is on the way
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Beautiful work Jackie! I love the choice of colour and the use of both pencil and paint together on the same page. Very well done! I am sure we will be seeing a lot more in the coming days. Looking forward to it.
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Old Saturday 27th March 2010, 14:12   #23
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Latest Penguin Pic

Here it is, hot off the easel, my latest painting. Sorry to post more penguins, but actually they're the first I've done for a year. Haven't decided on a title yet; any ideas, anyone?
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I've not got a name but a lovely picture. It demonstrate their comical gait especially in the beautiful reflexion.
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No title suggestion here either, I'm afraid - but I agree it's a beautifully executed painting, full of comical character; lovely piece.
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