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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 07:22   #1
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Field sketches

It's been a while since I visited these pages, and a while since I had time for any art work. I'm posting this new thread as an attempt to force myself back into the field! I visited an island south of Oslo this weekend, and was able to sit down with Eiders and a singing Lesser Whitethroat. The next few weeks will probably give me more time for sketching.
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 07:58   #2
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Fantastic work, what I'd call 'sophisticated simplicity".

I hope you do get more time in the field because it's always a pleasure to see work of this standard.

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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 17:24   #3
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Fantastic work, what I'd call 'sophisticated simplicity".

I hope you do get more time in the field because it's always a pleasure to see work of this standard.

Mike

Sophisticated simplicity says it well, particularly in that eider. As I said in Ed's thread I see a simliarity in these and Ed's recent grebe. Sophisticated and spontaneous simplicity.
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 17:44   #4
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Agree absolutely with both gentlemen !
Looking forward to see more...

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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 23:18   #5
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I don't see enough lesser whitethroats - and see even less of them in such wonderful sketches, one of my absolute favourite birds, subtle and shapely.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2012, 13:01   #6
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I don't see enough lesser whitethroats - and see even less of them in such wonderful sketches, one of my absolute favourite birds, subtle and shapely.
Looking forward to future posts already, what a great start, Lesser Throat is fantastic. The countryside here is chocker with these right now here...
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Old Thursday 17th May 2012, 22:58   #7
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Such perfectly seen shapes and exquisite values. Very lovely indeed.
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Old Thursday 24th May 2012, 01:48   #8
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Absolutely lovely sketches!! Can't wait to see more!
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I agree with Mike's "sophisticated simplicity" comment. In this case, less is definitely more. Very, very nice.
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Old Monday 28th May 2012, 07:50   #10
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Two great examples of fieldwork here, Oivind! I love the perfrect pose of the Lesser'throat and the volume of the eider just looks like something out of Lars' sketchbook. Love it!

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Old Thursday 31st May 2012, 19:50   #11
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Thank you all for encouraging comments! I've been able to do a bit of field work lately, and I'm posting some examples here. The Red-crested Pochard has been flying around between lakes and the ocean at Jæren (just south of Stavanger), and was my first in Norway. I was able to draw it from the terrace at my friends house - he has bought a house smack in the middle of probably the most bird-rich place in the entire country (He put up a few nets in the garden last autumn, and caught two Paddyfield Warblers, one Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler and one Blyth's Reed Warbler. Among other things....)
All of the sketches are from the same area, and all the work was done outside.
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Old Thursday 31st May 2012, 20:26   #12
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Every one of them a delight to see..
Precisely sketched and skillfuly painted!
Fascinating!

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Old Thursday 31st May 2012, 22:16   #13
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Every one of them a delight to see..
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Quite an impressive sureness of line to these.
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They are all lovely, but that wagtail is just so spot on! Love it!
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Old Saturday 2nd June 2012, 16:34   #16
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A few more from the past weeks. The Eiders are part of a larger sketch, it was drawn in the field, but I added colours later. The Great Black-backed gull is a field sketch, from Revtangen in the south-west - probably the most legendary birding spot in the country.
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Excellent Fieldwork!..I am a little envious ,because I havent been able to go out for a while,but very happy to see that You are managing to be working in the field,and with such excellent results..
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Fantastic , both of them! The way you controll the lighting is second to none!

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Yummy!! Very tasty work Oivind - Field studies of the very highest grade.
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Fantastic , both of them! The way you controll the lighting is second to none!

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The light on the rocks on that first one is particularly striking.
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Outstanding fieldwork. And I'm so jealous of your sunshine right now!

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I have to agree! I could stare at that seagull for ages...
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All of the highest standard but by heck I just love the Pied Wagy
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Wow! They look so simple and are not. What kind of paper did you use?

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Thank's, Ulrike. I am trying my best to keep it simple, and always find it more easy when working outside. When the motive flies away - your finished!
Some are made in a sketchbook from Saunders Waterford, but the two last ones on Arches (the eiders on hot pressed and the gull on cold pressed).
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