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Old Wednesday 14th March 2012, 21:34   #51
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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!
Welcome here in Sweden too! Great to be able to take gloves off finally and do a bit of sketching. Love these video inspired pieces, your use of watercolour and clean lines/tones is very nice and extremely effective, keep it coming. Look forward to seeing the summer migrants appearing here on the thread..
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Like the black tern especially - the shadow across the primaries works well.
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Just back from four days of birding in southern Spain, an excellent and wet experience - I came just in time for the first serious rainfall in a long time. The streets of El Rocio in Doñana turned into muddy rivers in just a few hours, and for a few days sketching and painting was a real challenge. Managed a few studies though, and had a brilliant birding experience all in all.
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Lovely work there - especially the waders above.
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Wonderful studies! Sounds like a fantastic trip.
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Great studies (habitat around the teal is very effective)
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A fine threesome my favourite the Black Wing a dam fine field study
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Hard to choose among these Oivind. They're all very nicely done. But I do have to agree that the background on the teal is especially nice.
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These a wonderful sketches, love the works in brilliant water colour, brilliant!!
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Hi oivind

Beautiful sketches, and thank you for showing them as you have done so. Thnak you for sharing.

Love to see more of your work in the near future

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Thank you all!
Juan - lovely sketches from Norway. I've admired your work for some time, and your book "Entre mar y tierra" is high on my wish-list. Actually, I'm going to YOUR wonderful country in just a month, to the far south, where I'll have at least four days to watch birds and hopefully do some sketching. I'm really looking forward to it.
If you return to Norway, it would be an honour to show you some new sites!
Stunning sketches - they take my breath away!

.....and welcome from me on here as a bonus...love to see more of your up and coming experiences in the UK

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Old Tuesday 3rd April 2012, 23:38   #64
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Thank you all for kind comments. I've got a lot of unfinished birding business in Spain! Spent my last day at Punta Carnero close to Tarifa, and in spite of rain showers, misty conditions and a considerable head wind, nine species of raptors passed at close range, among them hundreds of black kites and booted eagles. What a joy!
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And what a joy to see these fine watercolours!

Two of the three species - Teal and Black'wit' - I'm very familiar wit, and these are wonderfully done, sir! Seen loads of Black-winged Stilts but never had the oppo to sketch 'em.

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And what a joy to see these fine watercolours!

Two of the three species - Teal and Black'wit' - I'm very familiar wit, and these are wonderfully done, sir! Seen loads of Black-winged Stilts but never had the oppo to sketch 'em.

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They surely are, love these waders, superbly done sir. A real treat..
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Way too late I know, but welcome to the forum Oivind. Superb work.

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the stilt and godwit - pure wow! so clean.
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Finally managed to get some painting done again. Ravens have always fascinated me, with their superb avian skills and their ability to learn.
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Amazing piece. I love how you've painted such a 'black' bird with such light tones - captures the irredescence perfectly. Wonderful work!
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Superb drawings Oivind.

The Raven is stunning, along with every feather and detail in its place.

Of course the other eye catching drawings/paintings of yours have not escaped my attention either.

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the raven is amazing, having tried to paint similar birds I know just how extraordinary this piece is.
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Wonderful watercolor! I like the combination of precision in the wings and head with the looser quality of the tree branch.
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beautiful, subtle work on the raven!!!!!
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just catching up on your work, WOW!! what a nice raven, very nicely done...mark
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