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Old Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 18:17   #26
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Juan: I might ask for some advice on where sketching opportunities are good - I have allready made contact with Jose Sencianes and Antonio Ojea, and recieved useful information.
Russ: This painting is made from a photograph. Sketching opportunities are slim in Oslo presently, with temperatures around zero. I know that doesn't stop everyone, but it has stopped me so far!
Hanna: I've used Arches cold pressed 140 Lb for the shrike, and hot pressed 140Lb for the Mallard. Great website, by the way.
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Old Thursday 23rd February 2012, 18:02   #27
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Juan: I might ask for some advice on where sketching opportunities are good - I have allready made contact with Jose Sencianes and Antonio Ojea, and recieved useful information.
Russ: This painting is made from a photograph. Sketching opportunities are slim in Oslo presently, with temperatures around zero. I know that doesn't stop everyone, but it has stopped me so far!
Hanna: I've used Arches cold pressed 140 Lb for the shrike, and hot pressed 140Lb for the Mallard. Great website, by the way.
Sencianes knows well the area of Guadalquivir marshes, so he will be a good guide there. March should be a good month for birdwatching although this year we haven't had much rain and the marshes could be dryer than usual.
I can imagine how difficult can be painting with temperatures below zero, but I had the experience of painting in Southamerican rain forest and wetness and herds of mosquitos can make life quite difficult. A watercolour never gets dry when you have a 90% of humidity and you're sweating like a hog!
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Old Friday 24th February 2012, 16:51   #28
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The Mallard is magic & the enviroment experty done
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Old Friday 2nd March 2012, 17:00   #29
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Thank you!
I recently discovered another brilliant artist - Catherine Hamilton. Take a look at this: http://mydogoscar.com/birdspot/wp-co...12/WCSP_02.jpg
Her blog is a real treat, in my opinion..
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Thank you!
I recently discovered another brilliant artist - Catherine Hamilton. Take a look at this: http://mydogoscar.com/birdspot/wp-co...12/WCSP_02.jpg
Her blog is a real treat, in my opinion..
very fine- we decoyed her into the forum for a bit..

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....erine+hamilton
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Old Sunday 4th March 2012, 01:00   #32
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As a kind of preparation before my trip to southern Spain in three weeks time, I've tried youtube field sketching tonight. It's actually quite fun, and the closest I can get to the real thing right now. The videos are most of the time crap - which helps me avoid getting into to much details - and unlike in real life I can rewind the birds if I run out of time.
I've chosen a few of the species that I'm likely to come across down there, and tried to finish each sketch within five to ten minutes - most of that time has been used adding the colours.
For the first time, I've tried watercolours on regular (cheap!) drawing paper, and I'm surprised that this works in a way.

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Old Sunday 4th March 2012, 05:52   #33
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Marvelous!! All of them!!
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Old Sunday 4th March 2012, 06:19   #34
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Wow, I love the perching snake-eagle!
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fantastic - if I had to pick a favourite it would be the hovering short-toed eagle - fingers crossed my local pair will be back in a few weeks.
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Old Sunday 4th March 2012, 18:15   #36
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Very nice notes...I have also recently joined the "youtube" field sketch club, definitely a good practice and good to prepare the brain for a particular species encounter..I am now very atracted to Golden Plovers,and want to do a few "Youtube" studies of the species before going back into the field for a real conversation.
..If You are close to Barcelona or Tarragona in Your way to Southern Spain, There are a couple of sketching spots I could show You...

thanks for sharing Your work...
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Welcome to the forum, Oivind! It always is amazing and humbling to see the top-rate talent that finds its way here, and your work is certainly right up there at the top. Glad I found this thread, and I am looking forward to getting back to being more active here again.
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fantastic - if I had to pick a favourite it would be the hovering short-toed eagle - fingers crossed my local pair will be back in a few weeks.
My favorite as well! I'm familiar as well with various ways to try to familiarize myself with birds before I see them. Might be time to get out my old copy of 'Watching Warblers' and sit down with a sketchpad.
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Old Monday 5th March 2012, 17:09   #39
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..If You are close to Barcelona or Tarragona in Your way to Southern Spain, There are a couple of sketching spots I could show You...

thanks for sharing Your work...
This time I'll be in the far South, around Tarifa and Doñana. Next time, if I'm close to Barcelona, I will certainly be in touch!
Thank you all for encouraging coments!
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Great stuff!
Your watercolour expertise on cheapo paper has really inspired me! When my studies are out the way I'll give it a whirl!
Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your trip!

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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 23:32   #42
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More youtube sketches...
Spring has arrived rather early in Oslo, with temperatures over 15 degrees. Still, I've had to rely on the internet - haven't had time to get out in the field before dark. A few of these sketches are made during one play of the video, like the Avocet. Drawing the Little Tern, however, I couldn't resist pausing, and the result is a hopelessly overdone "sketch" that has lost the spontaneous appearance that I like in a genuine field sketch.
I am enjoying this new found way of working, I can highly recommend it for those of you who have to endure long, dark, cold winters!
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Τhese are awesome Qivind!
Every one of them is unique and can't choise a favorite!
Regarding the little tern it has to my eyes all the features of a "genuine" field sketch..you know how much appreciate detailed studies in the field!

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More excellent work. The simplicity of the avocet I love the Little Tern is great too and I cant see any overworking. I may give this youtube idea a go it may help my limited talent
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This is a wonderful group of sketches, and the Little Tern piece looks fresh and beautifully done to me!
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Thanks! I'm not too unhappy with the Little Tern, it only bothers me a little that I find it so hard to leave a sketch when it's a bit more rough and leaves more for the imagination. I like the swallows better, where I paid so little attention to detail that I forgot to draw the breast band on the adult birds.
Anyway, I really think that drawing and painting live birds is the way forward for me, and spring in Norway is extremely welcome!
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Hi Oivind,

great work. I like the swallows, but I also like the others. It's great to see the pencil strokes.

Happy sketching!

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Thanks! I'm not too unhappy with the Little Tern, it only bothers me a little that I find it so hard to leave a sketch when it's a bit more rough and leaves more for the imagination. I like the swallows better, where I paid so little attention to detail that I forgot to draw the breast band on the adult birds.
Anyway, I really think that drawing and painting live birds is the way forward for me, and spring in Norway is extremely welcome!
Hi Oivind,
I know what you mean about trying to leave things well alone!

This is another superb collection. My faves are the breathtakingly 'simple' avocet, the exquiste sawllows and the lil' tern.
Your avocet has got me itching in anticipation for the local birds to hopefully arrive. I'll once again endeavour to do the impossible in making excellent sketches of rapidly-feeding birds!

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fantastic sketches... just enough information, but loose enough to keep things lively.
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Anyway, I really think that drawing and painting live birds is the way forward for me, and spring in Norway is extremely welcome!
Sounds like a great spring ahead of you! We just saw our first tree swallows the other day so I'm looking forward to more sketching with the same anticipation.
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