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Old Wednesday 20th April 2011, 02:46   #76
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Stunning. Energetic and seemingly spontaneous. I'm running out of good things to say on this thread.... actually I could go on forever saying good things. I am running out of ways to express it though.
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Old Sunday 24th April 2011, 17:11   #77
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I'm running out of good things to say on this thread.... actually I could go on forever saying good things. I am running out of ways to express it though.
How about : those Rooks are so Rooky!
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Old Sunday 24th April 2011, 19:36   #78
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Wonderful and original work, Tim. I love the Rooks and Greylags.
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Damn but these are tasty!

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Thought I'd post the developed Oystercatcher piece - it turned into an oil on canvas, 30"x20" -
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 19:07   #81
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Wow!!! Absolutely fabulous...as usual! No sign of any aggro either...obviously kissed and made up Love it!
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 19:36   #82
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Excellent!!!!
Wildlife art at its best!!!
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 22:40   #83
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Its been a while since a full blown piece appeared, worth the wait, this is great Tim. The bird preening its rump makes it for me, that vegetation is masterful. A prime piece of Wooton magic....
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 12:33   #85
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Its been a while since a full blown piece appeared, worth the wait, this is great Tim.
An ambitious but subtle and understated piece Tim. It really is a full painting as Alan says. There's also a surprising amount of movement in the piece as you follow the birds around the canvas. And yet it's still a quiet, peaceful painting.
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Love it, love it, love it, love it!

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Just joined + found this forum, brilliant!! It will take me a while to look at them all, but I've made a start on the shorter threads.

Wow, that oil of the oystercatchers is truly brilliant!!
I really love the sharpies + wash pieces, the Waxwings a brilliant love the colours, as are the eiders, in fact they are all brilliant!! Love the spontanaity of the medium.
Really loving it here!! Looking forward to seeing lots more of what you are all up too.
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Just joined + found this forum, brilliant!! It will take me a while to look at them all, but I've made a start on the shorter threads.

Wow, that oil of the oystercatchers is truly brilliant!!
I really love the sharpies + wash pieces, the Waxwings a brilliant love the colours, as are the eiders, in fact they are all brilliant!! Love the spontanaity of the medium.
Really loving it here!! Looking forward to seeing lots more of what you are all up too.
Thank you - and welcome to BirdForum!
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Tim,

Been away for too long...

I think you might know by now that you are pretty special. And should drink more to celebrate that fact. Been keeping away from Birdart to teach myself how not to be influenced. Therefore, I have not followed anything at all. And that did me good, because I did my first "piece" in many months.

But seeing these OCs makes my jaw unhinge...

You are the master of light, birds, daring composition, and joy in nature. Long may it be so!
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lovely oystercathers, and such a rhythmic surface
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Hi Tim!

Love the result with the Oystercatchers - of course I expected no less!

Also wanted to let you know that I'm doing my bit to support the Wootton clan - my second copy of your book just arrived from Amazon (it finally was available in the states). I wanted a working copy to wear out - which I fully intend to do - so as not to wear out the one you autographed. That one will get a special place on the bookshelf!
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Your work is fantastic. really inspirational .
Mind me asking how you get about drawing your subjects? do you work from field sketches or use photos as reference?

I've always wanted to be able to make paintings/finished pieces from field sketches, so they have more life and movement. Just starting to field sketch now so I can get better and be able to do this !
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Hi naturelover,

Tim has - literally - written THE contemporary book on the subject. Go to his last post and click on the link at the end for his Drawing and Painting Birds book. It is absolutely wonderful and destined to be a classic. Not only are Tim's works in there, but numerous pieces from other masters of bird art. Also, it is well worth finding his main thread in this forum - I forget the name of it now, but should be obvious in reviewing the threads - and going through the whole thing over a period of time. Tim is very open (and modest) about his processes, techniques and media used.
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I am now the happy owner of the lovely 'Pintails' (see post 31). This fresh and original work is just so inspiring and it is even better in reality. Thanks Tim.
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Thank you Joanne - glad it arrived safely and didn't disappoint when it did.
And a belated Happy Birthday!
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I am now the happy owner of the lovely 'Pintails' (see post 31). This fresh and original work is just so inspiring and it is even better in reality. Thanks Tim.

Lucky you are Joanne. It's a gem, and I haven't even seen the real thing!
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A preparatory/exploratory piece in readiness for an acrylic reinterpretation. From drawings made earlier when a number of whimbrel spent some time in the company of the local curlews in the field. Here is one bemused by its larger cousins.
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Holy Smokes... that is great!!!
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Holy Smokes... that is great!!!
It really is. Frame it now. Phenomenal.
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