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Old Monday 31st May 2010, 19:05   #26
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yes, this is enough! what more could you say....just so beautiful, and enough to make me want to get out my acrylics...but where would I put them in my new pochade?

this little work is just stunning...
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Not wildlife, But in my Art classes, managed to paint a tree by painting the highlights only, under 10 minutes......
Impressed myself as I didnt use a pencil first, straight in with the loaded brush.....
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I thought I had crammed quite a lot into my fifteen minutes until I saw the most recent offerings on here - great excuse for not painting the feet (in my case). But it seems some of you chaps would have taken care of them with time to spare..
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Ohhhhhhh - yesssss. Love it, Ed - so much. Fantassimo maglifience!
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I thought I had crammed quite a lot into my fifteen minutes until I saw the most recent offerings on here - great excuse for not painting the feet (in my case). But it seems some of you chaps would have taken care of them with time to spare..
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Ohhhhhhh - yesssss. Love it, Ed - so much. Fantassimo maglifience!
Not much more to say than that!
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Can't say much for my 15 minute female Baltimore Oriole, even before I saw the newest work here! But not all of these will be successes. When I saw this bird I was struck both by the brilliant yellow of the chest, unlike orange in the male, and by the rich undercolors of yellow and orange in head and wing. So that's what I was trying to get here. Both sexes also have a light blue bill which I've only sort of gotten here. Also like the pose obviously and the way it seemed to make the chest stand out.
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With profound apologies . . .
My only excuse is I could not sleep (sore throat etc etc) so was leafing through the Great Man's work and happened upon one of my very favourite images. It's incredible just how complex these apparently 'quick' drawings are - and also, how revealing it is to study the process. Just look at the design; the convergance of solid/reflection/shadow with that so-elegant jagged curve of waterline where water meets land. It's soooo beautifully composed and so elegantly executed that these elements survive even my cack-handed daubing,
Genius!
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first Andrew....I don't see any pic on that post

Ed...captivating pose incisive rendering

Ken so full of flow and color, unstiff and alive

And I'd like to say there is not a single post that has not been a treat for the eyes...but the point is it's the act of painting not the result, that is coming to the fore for me....

I made some rubbish today futzing around with new media and unknown surfaces but I did like this one....on some weird stuff I picked up once looks like paper is stiff and cracks like glass, useless really, and watercolor beaded up on it unless scrubbed hard, this is wc enhanced with pastel on the bird...it's a godwit, about 5 min, done on the spot right before the joggers scared him off, not too godwit looking could even be a yellow leg, but something strikes me about it.
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Tim what a piece of work....how does one even see all that to put it down...looks like it's done on the back of an envelope, sheer genius...
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Never apologize for putting an Ennion up Tim...!! That school of art is my all time favorite...[Talbot Kelly] etc...
Does anyone remember when the old RSPB mags..[back in the sixties/seventies]...used to have amazing artists works on their front covers?...i still have many copies...as many of them have Ennions on...!

ps...as always i often forget to comment....but just a belated...'wow...that blue shrike Ed'..!!! It really is blue...positively pornographic...!

pps...and Colleen...love your last pic...a beauty...
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Have to say that Ennion...... WOW, !! just perfect. Ed the shrike is great even without feet and Coleen love that Godwit- yellowleg thingy!! its marvelous
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Ennion didn't sign his name with a question mark! But I had to look twice ;-) One of my favourite pieces too.
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Ennion didn't sign his name with a question mark! But I had to look twice ;-) One of my favourite pieces too.
he also used to tear the flap off the envelope before re-using it in this grand manner (or get someone to do it for him...)
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I wasn't trying to do a Tom Keating - it's just at silly-o'clock in the morning I wasn't feeling very creative (very sore throat, y'know - don't know if I mentioned that) - I could barely even see the paper and someone's also nicked my specs!
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OK Tim, please explain....who is Tom Keating.....and is that Ennion? yours in the style of.....including the envelope....I for one can't tell
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Here's the original, Colleen - and for Tom Keating, a quick GOOOOOOOOGle (other search engines are available) should enlighten.
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Thanks Tim would never have seen this without your post, and it is not to be missed...how he noticed the shadow and reflection at once and even the little stride in the water ripple....geeze!

looked up Tom, but surely you don't mean that NY artist here
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Ha! - Nope, I don't, Colleen. I mean this Tom Keating - I was a fan from childhood. Here's his Wikipedia page, too.
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what a story,...my kinda guy.....and a sought after artist of renown after he dies...just perfect
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This thread could be one of the best yet. Fantastic stuff appearing, I'm going to try getting out of the decorating this weekend and get another couple of flashes done!

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Fantastic stuff and interesting digressions as well. I'd never read about Tom Keating before. A fascinating character and story.
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Now Mike, if you do 2 you can still decorate, it is only a half hour after all
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15 minute flash decorating perhaps? Things may get extremely messy
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