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Old Friday 4th June 2010, 16:44   #51
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Triffic!

A LOT of work has gone into these. And SOUL!

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Old Friday 4th June 2010, 17:16   #53
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Incredible Peregrine studies
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Really looking forward to the book, with art of this standard it'll be one to return to again and again.

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Thanks everyone. Only posted these because I haven't had the chance to get out in the
field the last little while. Saw a big group of swifts over the house last night catching insects as the sun went down . Such a magical bird I will try and put something together of what I saw.
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Old Saturday 5th June 2010, 10:22   #56
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The peregrines are indeed a joy to behold. It seems this gent is to falcon artistry what Phil Taylor is to darts. Only thought that up because 'The Power' was on tv in the pub last night!

Looking forward to the swifts with rich anticipation!

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Most beautiful and alive book plates I've ever seen, you somehow have captured a bit of that magic that happens in the presence of these birds, the indescribable something I would never thought could end up on paper....

Only one question....how the heck can I get the book!?
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Oh....my....g--!

Just seen those peregrines of yours Andrew...and here is my response...

ps...J.A.Baker would be very pleased....[i know i am after casting my eye's over these marvelous paintings]...
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Thankyou Chaps for the high praise on the Peregrine plates. username the Baker book is one of my all time favorite books and the descriptions of Estuary and valley in there are magical
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here's my 15 min acrylic study from this morning of a curlew . I will try and do the swifts as promissed
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Brilliant! Oh, I already said that didn't I!

What size is this Andy? Is it MDF or card?

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Hi Mike it's on MDF primed and is 24 x 36cm. I'm wondering whether to leave it be or do a whole lot more to it? Thinking maybe another curlew next to it and one feeding in background or maybe I should leave it be.
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Thankyou Chaps for the high praise on the Peregrine plates. username the Baker book is one of my all time favorite books and the descriptions of Estuary and valley in there are magical
'Bakers talent for painting with words'......quite magnificent...!

ps...[and if i can be cheeky for one second]..i attach a photo of my copy with a marvelous illustration on the front cover!

Nice bit of black n white work eh...?

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I think it has such a freshness about it, to leave it be personally, I think it's a cracker.
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Hi Mike it's on MDF primed and is 24 x 36cm. I'm wondering whether to leave it be or do a whole lot more to it? Thinking maybe another curlew next to it and one feeding in background or maybe I should leave it be.
leave this one as it be, anything more added to it would be fiddling now - by all means do another one with more birds!
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'Bakers talent for painting with words'......quite magnificent...!

ps...[and if i can be cheeky for one second]..i attach a photo of my copy with a marvelous illustration on the front cover!

Nice bit of black n white work eh...?

All the best!
I have the same copy and it is a lovely piece of work on the cover! I take it you are the artist behind it's creation.
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I have the same copy and it is a lovely piece of work on the cover! I take it you are the artist behind it's creation.
Is that true username? Your post above was typically cryptic It is indeed a lovely piece!
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I have the same copy and it is a lovely piece of work on the cover! I take it you are the artist behind it's creation.
more mystery and secrecy (I almost typed secretion instead just there ) from the mysterious and secretive username?? If you have been secretly being a phenomneal bird artist all these years and never told us I will...



Not be shocked at all, knowing you!
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I have the same copy and it is a lovely piece of work on the cover! I take it you are the artist behind it's creation.
You make me laugh Andrew....[i just did...honest]!....as if i'm the artist behind that cover..[chuckle]!

ps...you did peak my interest tho and so i just had a look on the back of the dust jacket....and guess what?...that illustration is done from a photograph

Now i never knew that!...[well why would i]?...i usually only read the inside of books.....

ps...out of interest...the photographer of 'that' peregrine was a chappy called Baumann...and the design, from said photo, was accomplished by a Brian Price-Thomas...and a fine piece of work it is too!

pss....[all of which you will find out when you next reach for your copy]...!
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Heres another 15 min painting from my sketches of swifts the other night
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You make me laugh Andrew....[i just did...honest]!....as if i'm the artist behind that cover..[chuckle]!

ps...you did peak my interest tho and so i just had a look on the back of the dust jacket....and guess what?...that illustration is done from a photograph

Now i never knew that!...[well why would i]?...i usually only read the inside of books.....

ps...out of interest...the photographer of 'that' peregrine was a chappy called Baumann...and the design, from said photo, was accomplished by a Brian Price-Thomas...and a fine piece of work it is too!

pss....[all of which you will find out when you next reach for your copy]...!

Well There you go ! I think i may just pull it off the bookshelf tonight!
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superb swifts - exactly like the sky over Besançon this evening!
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I already commented on it not too long ago on another thread but this is so good it deserves as much attention as it can possibly get! The skecthes are magnificent too, I often try to sketch my local swifts, I can do all the classic poses but it's those weir twisting in mid-air, wing-fluttery ones I find so difficult, and which you have just done with absolute ease!! Add that to the best sense of perspective in a painting I've yet seen on here and it is quite simply a brilliant collection!
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Oh Andy - cut it out now, please!!?? Just toooooo good, man! Curlew is bristling with life (leave it, leave it) and the swifts are fecking gorgeous - drawings and colourwrk.
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