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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 12:53   #76
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Here's my latest offering to this fab idea. 15 min Curlew
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 12:58   #77
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Here's my latest offering to this fab idea. 15 min Curlew
15 minutes!!!!

I may as well give up, I think I need a beer! Incredible
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 13:06   #78
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Thanks I use my iPhone to time me its got a great stop watch and the alarm is LOUD so I can't fudge not hearing it go off!!!
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 13:12   #79
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superb!
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 13:42   #80
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15 minutes!!!!

I may as well give up, I think I need a beer! Incredible
Well maybe I'll substitute coffee for beer as I'm just waking up. Still it is incredible for 15 minutes.
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 14:12   #81
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Brilliant!

I used the cooker timer, it's in the kitchen (obviously) so I have to stop and walk in there to stop it!

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Fantastic! sure most of us would be well happy with that if it had taken 15 months.
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Heres another done today. This was done from sketches I did of Swifts that were hawking insects above the House and Garden. Summer is truely here with these fantastic little birds
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 17:39   #84
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Andy, you're just the king of flash! ( not the same as a flasher) the curlew is off the charts, and I haven't managed a swift more than a scribble yet.
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 20:03   #85
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I won't say what I said when I saw your most recent offering Andrew!! In 15-minutes, you've just created a full-blown piece of wildlife art that would make any bird artist in the world jealous out of their mind!!
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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 20:54   #86
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This flashy painting lark...['lark' meant as 'in fooling around'...not the songster bird]...is all brill let me say...and i'm enjoying viewing the scenery...especially the associated comments from all admirers

There..that about covers it...as i don't really have to say owt about the quality of the 'flashy swift' painting of Andrews...speaks for itself don't it..?

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Old Tuesday 8th June 2010, 21:07   #87
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The Swifts was the easier of the two though cos their shape is so simple really. I'm sure most people would be able to do the swift justice once you get your eye in on them. The Curlew is a bit more difficult with the mottled barring on the upper parts . However I really appreciate your praise and comments. Please lets see some more!!

I really struggle with the stopping doing any more after the bell has wrung but I am enjoying the exercise thoroughly.
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welcome into Flash World, you did a great job on that bill in 15 min. were you able to give up pre drawing and just use the brush directly? it has a lot of character.
Colleen, it's pretty small and pretty much 3 colours so not quite as hard as I feared! Stiffish brush with dryish watercolour used almost like a pencil, mind you still wanted to tamper with it after the time was up..

Mark, yeah that view stuck with me but no time for the grains of sand being blown at it by the wind!

Mr Ellis jeez that's good!

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Excellent little shovel-face there Andrew - such a perfect expression, so minimalistically rendered.
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here's my contribution - I think it took 16 minutes actually, but it's very difficult to paint and keep looking at your watch.
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Looks like a finished work to me Nick. Really luminescent and fitting for the subject!
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Beautiful Nick, Like all Herons he looks regal and totally at home with his environment.
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Here's My effort for today on the 15 min Challenge. Done from sketched pieces done in the Autumn of last year.
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oooh, very special - superb!
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Old Thursday 10th June 2010, 16:31   #95
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what! what! what! what! what! what!

now I've been impreseed with some of these 15-minute sketches, and fallen in love with many of them, but this is just taking the biscuit Andrew. That is better than just about any piece of art I have ever seen, be they painted in 15 minutes or 15 millennia!
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Thanks Nick , Liam, Stonies are one of my favorites ,such character in their conspicuous flitting from high perch to high perch , Cracking little things!!

Liam, Don't let me near biscuits Liam !! My wife will tell you!! All gone with one Cuppa
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Here's My effort for today on the 15 min Challenge. Done from sketched pieces done in the Autumn of last year.
I'm beginning to think along the lines of 'men in black' now, I'm mean, how many arms have you got

Another wonderful piece, currently shocked at your speed and workrate, I've got to sit down....perhaps in the pub!
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Nick, love how the heron and the environment are literally one on this.

Andrew, not only do you get the bird to perfection, but all the bg too, and such a great range of value, that really make these pieces pop. outrageous!
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Nick, love how the heron and the environment are literally one on this.

Andrew, not only do you get the bird to perfection, but all the bg too, and such a great range of value, that really make these pieces pop. outrageous!
I think this says it all, especially the great value range.
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I suppose this is somewhat like coming on stage after the Rolling Stones have just finished up. But I've never been one to be inhibited.

For me part of the pleasure of the 15-minute painting is to try out paintings, to get some idea if they'd work, or maybe not work, as more finished works. So they're learning experiences. What I learned today is that I'd probably be best to think more about values when I do paintings like this.

The first is of an immature Bald Eagle. The second, of two Black-crowned Night Herons in trees, and one Canada Goose in the water, actually ran over, mainly because I saw how I needed to do something with the tall reeds. I wanted to keep them their light color but they just didn't work that way. So a couple last second washes there put me over the 15 minute limit.

In the heron painting I was really trying to see if I could make a painting of them with them being so small. I still think it's possible but I'm going to need to do some more experimenting.
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