Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 09:09   #51
Woody
Registered User
 
Woody's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 4,688
Sublime I think just about covers it.

Mike
__________________
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore de Balzac

http://www.wildlifeart1.co.uk/
http://thescolopaxchronicles.blogspot.com/
Woody is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 11:51   #52
Stewart J.
Registered User
 
Stewart J.'s Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Southwest Northumberland UK
Posts: 4,398
Absolutely stunning Tim, are we going to see one of your White Gyr
__________________
Stewart
Stewart J. is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2007 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 17:19   #53
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stewart J. View Post
Absolutely stunning Tim, are we going to see one of your White Gyr
Here;s the first one Stewart
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gyr art (800x551).jpg
Views:	128
Size:	259.4 KB
ID:	426365  
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 21:40   #54
Stewart J.
Registered User
 
Stewart J.'s Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Southwest Northumberland UK
Posts: 4,398
I rather like that Tim, hope we can get back up to Orkney in the Motorhome this year, I'll need to visit your gallery.

ATB
__________________
Stewart
Stewart J. is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2007 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 3rd February 2013, 08:23   #55
buzzard12
Registered User
 
buzzard12's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sweden
Posts: 2,971
Great work Tim. Must of been quite an experience seeing this scene...
buzzard12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 3rd February 2013, 11:50   #56
ed keeble
Registered User
 
ed keeble's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: suffolk
Posts: 3,004
never mind them crested berry-bolters- time for a slice of mighty white
__________________
Ed K
ed keeble is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 5th February 2013, 00:28   #57
JTMB
Registered User
 
JTMB's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 991
The Gyr and hare piece certainly is an interesting juxtaposition of species - and of course very well done as usual.
__________________
John
Olympia, WA
USA
www.johntubbsart.com
JTMB is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 5th February 2013, 18:51   #58
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
Hares and Snipes, conte and watercolour, 34"x22"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sniphares (800x496).jpg
Views:	102
Size:	283.3 KB
ID:	426872  
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 5th February 2013, 19:40   #59
colleenc
Registered User
 
colleenc's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,835
Blog Entries: 10
Waxwings are breathtaking, composition is strong and original, love the sense of place in the hares and birds. you have truly mastered your subject matter and your craft.
__________________
my website
myblog

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
colleenc is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 5th February 2013, 22:48   #60
cjoakley
Registered User
 
cjoakley's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Powell River, BC
Posts: 335
words fail me Tim - all absolutely stunning work...love the waxwings and the white gyr - agree with Nick's remark about the harrier painting client too!
__________________
Cheers :)
Chris
cjoakley is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 10th February 2013, 13:19   #61
solitaryVSong
Registered User
 
solitaryVSong's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posts: 3,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed keeble View Post
never mind them crested berry-bolters- time for a slice of mighty white
The Crested Berry-bolters turned out well. I was curious as to just how developed you would make the foliage. It turns our far more than I would have guessed! But it looks very good. Hope the show goes well.
__________________
Art website: Ken Januski Artist on Facebook

Art, birds and nature blog: http://kenjanuski@blogspot.com
solitaryVSong is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 13th February 2013, 19:10   #62
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
inspired by a failed search for the gyrfalcon - I saw seaducks in a splashy sea.
Charcoal, 39"x22" - long-tailed ducks at Yesnaby.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dux(800x439).jpg
Views:	109
Size:	299.4 KB
ID:	428327  
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 13th February 2013, 21:34   #63
Mackem George
Registered User
 
Mackem George's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sunderland
Posts: 481
Flying with this one Tim said there would be more to come just unable to slow this lad down.
Mackem George is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th February 2013, 09:15   #64
Bigshent
Biddulph Birder
 
Bigshent's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: STAFFORDSHIRE
Posts: 645
Just tooooooooo good youth
Bigshent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th February 2013, 13:05   #65
buzzard12
Registered User
 
buzzard12's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sweden
Posts: 2,971
Quote:
Originally Posted by timwootton View Post
inspired by a failed search for the gyrfalcon - I saw seaducks in a splashy sea.
Charcoal, 39"x22" - long-tailed ducks at Yesnaby.
Inspiring stuff Tim, another charcoal scene that draws my breath. I can hear the distant call of black and white calling to me, looking at these only pushes me further towards turning my mind to monochrome. This is a cracking piece that conveys a thousand words at a glance...
buzzard12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 14th February 2013, 15:28   #66
ARTHUR BISHOP
Registered User
 
ARTHUR BISHOP's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK
Posts: 3,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody View Post
Sublime I think just about covers it.

Mike
just covers it all
__________________
Visit my Gallery
ARTHUR BISHOP is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 17th February 2013, 20:51   #67
timwootton
Registered User
 
timwootton's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orkney
Posts: 8,657
This is the painting that I've been waiting to make since Edie and I found the gyr near Stromness a couple of weeks ago. It regularly flew over the moorland but we never saw it land there, seemingly enjoying the pasture instead. But, I know it spent some time on the deck there and latterly on the maritime heath at Yesnaby. Here's 'our' bird and how I imagined it in this habitat.
'White Gyr' watercolour, 27"x20"

Also a new charcoal piece inspired by my fruitless attempt at relocating the bird at Yesnaby - Fulmars, charcoal, 40"x22"

. . . and waxwings Sharpie.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gyr watercolour.JPG
Views:	101
Size:	111.3 KB
ID:	429068  Click image for larger version

Name:	yesnaby fulmars.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	115.8 KB
ID:	429069  Click image for larger version

Name:	four wax.JPG
Views:	102
Size:	160.0 KB
ID:	429071  
timwootton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 17th February 2013, 21:45   #68
AStevenson
Registered User
 
AStevenson's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Outer Hebrides
Posts: 664
Oh you just don't stop do you! - all 3 are superb, thought the white budgie was good till I looked at the charcoal properly, sheer class.

cheers, Andrew

Last edited by AStevenson : Sunday 17th February 2013 at 22:37.
AStevenson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 17th February 2013, 22:06   #69
mattybohan
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: lansing, MI
Posts: 452
it sure is hard to pick a favorite among these gems!
mattybohan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 18th February 2013, 09:52   #70
ed keeble
Registered User
 
ed keeble's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: suffolk
Posts: 3,004
masterwork with the Gyr: that serenity is there
__________________
Ed K
ed keeble is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 18th February 2013, 13:52   #71
buzzard12
Registered User
 
buzzard12's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sweden
Posts: 2,971
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed keeble View Post
masterwork with the Gyr: that serenity is there
Speaking of serenity...

Gotta chip in for that marvellous charcoal piece, Fulmars slipping effortlessly over the sea. Theres a wonderful sense of peeking in at a scene where no soul is present. Love it...
buzzard12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 18th February 2013, 17:52   #72
Bigshent
Biddulph Birder
 
Bigshent's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: STAFFORDSHIRE
Posts: 645
Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzard12 View Post
Speaking of serenity...

Gotta chip in for that marvellous charcoal piece, Fulmars slipping effortlessly over the sea. Theres a wonderful sense of peeking in at a scene where no soul is present. Love it...
Said better than my heathen talk.
Bigshent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 19th February 2013, 00:16   #73
JTMB
Registered User
 
JTMB's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 991
All are wonderful, as all of your work is! Disappointed at the Gyr however - not because of your piece, which is great, but because it reminds me that we've now made two trips to a location where TWO of them have been seen this winter by multiple people. We, however, have had zero success so far.
__________________
John
Olympia, WA
USA
www.johntubbsart.com
JTMB is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 19th February 2013, 15:46   #74
solitaryVSong
Registered User
 
solitaryVSong's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posts: 3,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed keeble View Post
masterwork with the Gyr: that serenity is there
Can't beat that Gyrfalcon!
__________________
Art website: Ken Januski Artist on Facebook

Art, birds and nature blog: http://kenjanuski@blogspot.com
solitaryVSong is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 19th February 2013, 22:42   #75
John Richard
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bemidji
Posts: 47
The Gyr is a wonderful painting! Thanks for sharing it.

John
John Richard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wootton Art 2012 timwootton Wildlife Art 437 Sunday 23rd December 2012 14:35
From Tim Wootton's Studio timwootton Wildlife Art 3828 Thursday 24th February 2011 00:05

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.24056506 seconds with 35 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:20.