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Old Tuesday 10th July 2012, 20:34   #101
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Having very little time or motivation due one thing or enother for any art practice, I hadnt visited BFs Art thread and looks like Id missed some crackers. I finaly threw some paint around.
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What a gorgeous array of pencil sketches, and paintings your have produced on this thread

Well done for your thoughts with pen and paper, and yes you are very artistic anyday!

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Old Friday 13th July 2012, 22:14   #102
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Threw some paint around in a very nice way. Not seen a spotfly for a couple of years now!

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Very nicely done. And I know this will sound like a backhanded compliment but it's not meant to be: the bird house is nicely done. I only say this because I think it's far more difficult than you would think to put so much geometry in a painting and have it not look exceedingly stiff. I say this from personal experience. This looks quite natural and fits perfectly with bird.
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Old Wednesday 18th July 2012, 09:12   #103
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I have been using cheapo paper, on the the advice of a beginners art forum I splashed out and bought some better quality 10£ for 10 sheets i was surprised how well better paper takes the paint.
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Old Thursday 19th July 2012, 22:52   #104
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Old Saturday 21st July 2012, 14:59   #105
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Very much like these last three watercolours.
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Old Sunday 22nd July 2012, 13:36   #106
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Very much like these last three watercolours.
Have to agree. I think you have a real affinity for watercolor. Keep at it! Though I love watercolor myself it took me forever to get somewhat comfortable with it. So I'm always envious when I see people to whom it seems to be so natural right from the start.
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Old Monday 20th August 2012, 22:21   #107
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Its been tricky of late to get the paints out with one thing or another and things didnt go to plan when they did but could of been worse Ilearnt a few things in the process
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Old Tuesday 21st August 2012, 07:46   #108
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Very nice indeed - there's some beautiful subtle watercolour work on the scapulars of the heron - very classy! Love the overall style and comp of the barn owl pic - really good. Smart work.
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Old Tuesday 21st August 2012, 10:22   #109
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Very impressive watercolours...you obviously put lots of thought into the surroundings as well as the birds (which is something I need to work on!) and it all adds up to great images...keep them coming!
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Old Saturday 25th August 2012, 12:48   #110
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Very nice indeed - there's some beautiful subtle watercolour work on the scapulars of the heron - very classy! Love the overall style and comp of the barn owl pic - really good. Smart work.
Yeah, that Heron is really very good! Cracking Kestrel and Grey Wag, too. If I could go at it knowing my efforts would be this good in such a short time, then I would - no probs!

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I had lost any motivation recently for paint practice although I have had a couple of unsuccessful attempts at field sketches since my last post. Anyway I bit the bullet and persevered this eve with the wet stuff.
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quite right to persevere too, very nice. I see quite a few pieds in the autumn here, but a nice spring male is sorely missed.
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Very handsome flycatcher, this! Motivation sure comes and goes - lets hope you find yours, it's always nice to see your work.
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Very handsome flycatcher, this! Motivation sure comes and goes - lets hope you find yours, it's always nice to see your work.
Have to agree with Oivind. I do think you're a natural with watercolor. Keep at it. And of course look for inspiration in the great examples that can be found in the threads around here!
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Yep - it's a lovely piece. And I know what it's like getting motivated - in your case it's just a shame, 'cos if you worked at these solidly for a few weeks, you'd have a terrific portfolio. Keep on keeping on - this is a smasher.
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Many thanks your a good bunch. Blady van off the road ment battle could comence with the paints The young swan posed a problem as they were just balls of fluff and no feather detail so I wasnt sure how to tackle it. In the decided tackle it very fast
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Don't have time to say much other than they both look good, each showing their own type of sensitivity.
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I had another go at a Bluethroat & tried be a Little looser than my first attempt and Meadow Pip in Pencil as it something I hadnt tried since the beginning of this thread.
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Love that mipit - incredible pose which works really well. Great stuff.
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good to see you're keeping busy with the painting, some of these are really lovely.
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The mipit is rather nice.
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Cheers Gents. Paint throwing resulted in a Kingfisher pic, Im quite happy with my colour mixing which at times I still struggle with.
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the colours are just perfect! what a glow! There is a lightness to the handling of the paint that I just don't seem to be able to achieve. Very well done.
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Very professional finish tot his piece - and bright just where it should be. Very fine work.
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