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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 05:42   #26
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Man I am really digging that landscape. True to your form, Tim.
What's with the sharpie work? When did that start? I just bought a huge set of sharpies...okay, it was for halloween...and am wondering if I should get them out and start messing around.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 12:11   #27
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Get them out, Beth! I only use the black fine nibs for linework - the colour goes on as watercolour via brush.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 13:07   #28
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Long-eared owl Sharpie. 20"x16"
Lovely work, Tim, Snow Buntings too. The sharpies are just so alive and I'm very tempted to buy another one.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 19:58   #29
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Lovely work, Tim, Snow Buntings too. The sharpies are just so alive and I'm very tempted to buy another one.
That's the sort of comment which goes down very well, Joanne
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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 19:49   #30
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I get thrown every time you say 'sharpie' Tim. In the US at this time of year the first thought of most people is an accipiter, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, feeding on other birds at the feeder. The rest of the year, when they're less likely to be around, my first thought is your style of drawing here.

I like them both, and admire your foliage in the owl one, but I'd have to say there's something I particularly like about the buntings.
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Old Thursday 24th January 2013, 18:42   #31
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A large piece in conte and watercolour, Hare and Golden Plovers, 33"x23"
and a smaller commissioned piece, juvenile hen harrier, 20" x12"
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Old Thursday 24th January 2013, 18:50   #32
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Both are exceptional Tim!
I love hte moody atmosphere of the Harrier piece, but this Hare attracts my attention also..

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Old Thursday 24th January 2013, 21:09   #33
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Wow that plover piece is Superb. I have also missed the sharpie owl the work that has gone into that piece Its certainly one my favourite sharpie pics
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Old Thursday 24th January 2013, 23:56   #34
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The harrier piece is wonderful - beautiful and harmonious landscape setting for the bird. Gorgeous!
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Old Saturday 26th January 2013, 11:57   #35
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Wonderful stuff - watercolour at its best!
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Old Saturday 26th January 2013, 14:52   #36
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Wonderful stuff - watercolour at its best!
Yes. Quite superb and both from the very highest of drawers. The Hare and Plovers is stonkingly good and up there with your very best, a wonderful watercolour. Harrier is none too shabby either, a very happy client no doubt...
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Harrier is none too shabby either, a very happy client no doubt...
Nope - they don't want it. On the gallery wall it goes, then
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Old Saturday 26th January 2013, 21:07   #38
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Nope - they don't want it. On the gallery wall it goes, then
Was the client Phyllis Stine by any chance?

Oh that LEO is especially goooooood

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Very nice harrier, Tim. The hare and plovers are captivating, too. Keep up the good work.
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heartfelt seascape is just perfect...as sure a touch as all your work and so expressive of place....love the sharpie work simply awesome what you do with the "simple" tool
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A couple of stages into this latest large piece. Getting a bit stressed now as a large One-Man show looms . . . .
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Wow, wow , wow Tim!

This is stunningggg! You are definitely the "Waxwing" man!
There is nothing to be compared with your waxwing paintings!

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Old Tuesday 29th January 2013, 22:26   #43
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as always, these are top shelf.
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Old Wednesday 30th January 2013, 20:25   #44
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Stunning May I ask how large is large
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You are a Master of the Universe ....of waxwings :-)
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mighty Waxworks- there must be 10,000 super close-up pics of Waxwing on the web and none of them evokes the spirit of Wax like one of your paints
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Old Friday 1st February 2013, 17:46   #47
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. . . final couple of stages for the waxwings pic.
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Old Friday 1st February 2013, 18:00   #48
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This is magnificent Tim! You did paint so many waxwing pictures, I love them all,
but this stands out of all of them.It`s about composition, anatomical correctness, light and form, and at least to know when to stop.

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Old Friday 1st February 2013, 22:41   #49
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Absolutely superb Tim, as Ed K says you've captured the Waxwings to perfection.

Just noticed this is my 2000th post on here, glad it's regarding something positive

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Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 00:42   #50
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I'll permit myself (as we say in France) to declare those that didn't want the harrier arses, and I shall not be persuaded otherwise, and please, there are other artists that would love to be masters or even half masters of waxwings, please give us some! (don't forget one of my waxwing pics is in your book for feck's sake!!!) (desperate for Bombycilla in France - Nick xxx)
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