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Old Sunday 10th October 2010, 23:00   #76
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wonderful! dramatic pose from the warbler and a gargantuan cuckoo chick - it's best to try and ignore feet if possible - I hardly ever paint feet properly, I think my methods and style developed because of feet!
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Old Sunday 10th October 2010, 23:20   #77
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NIce sparrow Gaby, definitely looks more at home on the ground.

Take a look at the birds in your garden and see what happens to their feet when they perch on a twig. Looking hard at the living birds will help you with your drawings of them enormously.

Keep it up!

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Much improved Gaby! Mike and Nick offer some good advice. Keep at it. You're improving quickly.
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be glad ....thank you so much Nick ,Soly and Arthur


must laughing about the gargantuan cuckoo chick....the chick think that the warbler is his mother and want food

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I love the way the little warbler looks as though it's leaning back slightly, worried about that huge gape in front of it!

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Thanks a lot Mike

Yesterday ,I was by my girlfriend Angie (Abraxas) to take photos from the house martins (for paintings).....no way,they fly to quick

but the jays are posed for me
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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 21:19   #82
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can not say way,but in the moment I must paint the hole time
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This could be the best yet, lovely colours and character.

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sehr, sehr schön! Beautiful! This will be a beautiful piece.
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Thanks for your nice comments Mike and Nick,even in german

I hope the pic was okay or needed it anything ?

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This is a beautiful piece gaby.
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Gaby,

All is beautiful! I'm glad your thread is running still!

Those Jays are smashing. One of my favourite birds.
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like the birds very much Gaby...but maybe you could use more skill building in the landscape parts to help surround your lovely birds, drawing trees is really a job I think, but someone of the regulars, I forget who, here loves them and does them up royal...maybe they will speak up they have a farm they visit to draw them.
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Thanks for your nice comments Mike and Nick,even in german

I hope the pic was okay or needed it anything ?

friendly greetings Gaby
Very nice Gaby. I don't think there is anything missing in the picture. My advice is to just keep working. As you do you'll develop a greater flow and sense of cohesion to your pictures. It will all come with practice.

If you're not sure what your pictures need I would look at some other art and see what you like in it. That might give you a better idea as to how you want to develop your own art. Their is no one right way to do it.
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Thank you for your comments Arthur,Phil ,Colleen and Soly

I am sorry, I am still rather unsafe what my pictures concerns. So ask I sometimes around a shove of the right artists to agree.

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beautiful result - it is a beautiful piece as it is, but I do also agree with Coleen that considering the landscape as part of the picture should be the next step to take.
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Give me a Jay, and I can see nothing else!

Sometimes a lack of background is of no importance. Just the feel of it. An atmosphere. A mist. An indefinable fog of colours. As long as the subject and its immediate surrounds please, why shouldn't the background lose out?

If you look at my stuff, you will see what I mean. Then, I am a great fan of impressionism!
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Well done! And you have painted brown jay eyes, a sign for adult birds. I wish I would have so much time for painting; my "big five" ( and my client) are waiting so long now....
I hope I´ll find the time today.
I love your jays, and >Hemdchen< (that means Little Shirt) you have painted really well. I think, Hemdchen is most painted and most posing for photographs jay-modell. Three years ago she was imaged in full length into the German magazin >GEO<.
Gaby, it has been funny how Hemdchen likes to be fotographed, she is a real topmodell:-)) So you can watch her and take photos without any problem while she is sitting on her well.
I´ll try to make some photos from the housemartins,they are used to see me and I´ve reared them by hand.
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I believe I know what Colleen and Nick mean, the scenery is too stiff, not realistic, in contrast to the birds.
Then it would better , to paint as it describes Phil.
I must still find my way.

Thank`s to you very much!

Thank you Angie,

however, your jays also are fantastically as a motive.
Time becomes scarce with me now also again.

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If you enjoy what you paint Gaby, it will please everyone!

Love for a subject is EASILY TRANSLATED!
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Love for a subject is EASILY TRANSLATED!


yes...absolutly.....I love it...

simple statement from you Phil,thanks that you remind me
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Regarding what has been sayed about the background, I couldn't agree more with Phil. I think the use of the white empty page could be used to give space for the viewer's imagination as well as mine. It is a bit like the use of silence in music, someone (a musician) once told me that silence in music IS music. I can see a great similarity with visual art as well. It is also a matter of taste. Maybe the key is to find a balance between what you want to say and what you want to leave to imagination.
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mille grazie for your comment Matteo,

I believe I know what you mean, however, must still think about it,how I move it

maybe I also think too much, instead of laying my feeling in the drawings




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let`s try it again

and the cockatoo ? hope that is right was at first
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Nice happy Cockatiel!

Little ray of Sunshine on a dark Autumn evening.
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