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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 17:02   #76
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Haven't done one of these for quite some time . . .
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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 17:19   #77
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Haven't done one of these for quite some time . . .
Yummy...

Just been looking at a ploughed field with a hundred Common Gull on it, now this...

You really ought to do more Gulls, this is wonderful...
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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 17:24   #78
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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 22:02   #79
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Haven't done one of these for quite some time . . .
it's all kicking off again

I did wonder with the white wingtips whether this years Icelands had started nesting in your shrubbery

but it's quintessential Common Gulls- something about them with their cleanness that puts them in another world: as if the white bits on a Common Gull are somehow the whitest of all, even than your Ivories and all
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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 22:15   #80
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Love seeing this one develop!
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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 18:01   #81
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Thanks for the kind words. Here's the completed painting - acrylic on canvas, 24"x18".
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So, why can I do that...Anyone want to buy some art materials....?
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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 19:26   #83
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perfect! I don't think I've ever painted even a satisfactory common gull.
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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 19:54   #84
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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 21:33   #85
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OOOO thats very nice!!..
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Tim...your paint brush has more magic than Harry Potters wand....

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I think delightful is the correct term for this one.... Yes, delightful!

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Great technique, atmosphere captured beautifully reminds me of recent holidays on Mull, and across on the East coast.

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Great technique, atmosphere captured beautifully reminds me of recent holidays on Mull, and across on the East coast.

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You do have a way with light and atmosphere Tim, not to mention the birds. As Mike says, 'delightful.'
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A full sheet watercolour from a jaunt around Ness Point a couple of days ago.
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Wow. Fantastic palette.
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Wow. Fantastic palette.

Isn't it just. This is fantastic Tim...
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A full sheet watercolour from a jaunt around Ness Point a couple of days ago.

Amazing what one can see in a jaunt! I have to see that for me it's the surprising juxtaposition of fauna that I notice above everything else! They work together beautifully.
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Amazing what one can see in a jaunt! I have to see that for me it's the surprising juxtaposition of fauna that I notice above everything else! They work together beautifully.

I'm off three days early next week. Think I'll try going on a jaunt then....
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What fantastic paintings you have posted here Tim! I really enjoyed looking through them all. My favorites are those of the eiders... Thank you for sharing!
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Is very nice..I too love the species there, and agree to the comment about the beautiful palette.The contrast of shapes and the extreme morphology of the subjetcs creates a never ending loop of interest..Excellent subject,and a wonderful painting...I can see the red dot by its side as soon as it gets exhibited...If not sooner
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Ta.
An uplifting sign that winter is almost gone (for a couple of months, anyway) is the wonderful, evocative melody of cock willow warblers. I bumped into several a couple of day ago which inspired this watercolour;
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I really like that
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