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Old Tuesday 19th March 2013, 23:12   #101
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Cheers Tony - I was just about to say the int. panel was headed towards you down under, then I noticed your signature. Glad to see you're back on your feet - for a while anyway
I feel faint now all the blood's run down the other end. I do miss the birds, though. I mean small and brown is all very nice, but I'd rather have a handful of Silvereyes in the garden.
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As mentioned elsewhere these Wigeon pieces are rather special..

So delicately handled...droolworthy in fact.

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Old Saturday 23rd March 2013, 08:24   #103
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What a fine selection on your Last post Tim nice to see the sharpy heading towards the exhibition (unless thats the one sold)
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Old Sunday 24th March 2013, 12:14   #104
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I have really enjoyed your posts over the last months, your work just improves all the time. The Wigeons in your last post are fantastic!
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you just seem to endlessly surprass yourself, a true artist
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the wigeon series has been such a great treat, thoroughly individual birds and all that fading and merging of edges
Very nice wigeon, as well as that well-hidden kinglet/goldcrest.
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Catching up on your thread again, Tim - my faves of the recent posts are the Wigeon. Exceptionally well done, even to your lofty standards!
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Lovely, I don't know how you do it :) Redshank and Wigeon/Black H Gulls are my favs.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2013, 11:49   #110
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Well Tim it was wonderful to meet you last Fri evening at the opening of the SOC Exhibition. I returned the following day + spent time + space, looking at your works.
For those that have not had the good fortune to see Tim's work in the 'flesh' I thought that I would share my experience of the show.
The thing that I had not appreciated, having only viewed Tim's pieces here + on FB, was the scale of the pieces. At least half of the pieces must be around A1 size. Many of them are watercolour, which I was stunned by, as I can hardly control that medium on A4!!
There's an awesome oil of waxwings that caused quite a stir on the opening evening, people were amazed by the branch that appears as if it's actually growing out the canvas, an incredible achievement. A limited colour palette sets the waxwings of beautifully with the wee flecks of red + their defiant attitude being the real interest.
I loved the power in the charcoals + their frames just set them of beautifully. The 'tutorial' that Tim posted here of the shags on the rocks, is up + framed, quite stunning; you wonder how the birds can stand on those slippy rocks. There are further charcoals with crashing powerful waves + flying birds all viewed from the sea towards land. The charcaol expreses the cliff formations with such solidity + yet the waves are so fluid, quite amazing to have this powerful contrast.
As many of the pieces are quite large this really draws the viewer in + makes them feel part of the experience, you can almost hear the waves crashing, the terns screeching, eiders cooing, smell the seaweed + the thrift on that lovely warm early summers day.
There as a wonderful contrast of styles so there was something of interest for all tastes. Some of the pieces have a wee bit of blurb that Tim explained was particullarly relivant to that experience - the watercolour of the white gyr, stunning the wonderful pale colours contrasted so well with the purle of the heather but was still muted by the dry moorland grasses of late winter, or the balshy whitethroat which was in a bed of nettles + flowering thistles seeing of some warblers, these pieces are incredible, the size alone makes them powerful pieces but the fluidity of the watercolour just swishes the eye around + makes you smile without thinking.
Many of you will be familiar with Tim's sea birds but the pieces that made you look the most were of the wee birds, wrens skuttling through butterbur just caught in the light under the large leaves, yellow-browed warbler where you spotted the right hand bird thought that was the bird, only to discover as you spent time loking at the wonderful watercolour leaves that there's another wee bird over to the bottom left of the piece. As for the sharpie of the goldcrest - well words fail me + if I had a pic of it thats what I'd put here!!
I've always loved the sharpie pieces, but in real life, wow - their 'life' is infectious. The colours have a brightness that is as if they are all painted just after a shower of rain has passed, with a kind of freshnes you can almost smell, with that lovely bright light. Wonderful bright 'smiley' colour that sit so comfortably with the flowing black outline. These are generally smaller than A3 pieces. None the less they pack an exciting informal punch + tell the most wonderful stories.
There are some of Tim's fav subjects that I have not mentioned, the eiders which sit on water or rock + tempt you to join them. Wigeon all tucked up on the shore in the evening sunlight. Hares sitting beside golden plover in a spring field.
This was an exciting + invigorating exhibition, that if any of you have the chance to see is well worth a wee trip!!
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thank you so much for the review of Tims show, your amazing words nearly made me feel like I was there...amazing and beautiful
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If your review of Tim's show can't get people to get over and see it I don't know what can OSB. A wonderful review and the type that I think all artists hope for!!
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Cheers Gillian- cheque is in the post :) x
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It is always such a delight to sea your postings, and truly inspirational! After reading osprey's review I really wish I could have seen your exhibition!!
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Tim your exhibition's a delight!!
I'm just waiting for Dave to let me hang something on the wall here ;-)
Folks thanks for your kind words, but Tim takes all the credit. Seeing them in a wonderful hanging space was thrilling!! Telling all of you about them was a bonus - I would've felt guilty to have seen + not shared!!

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SOC show finished and un-sold work collected, so back to the happy grind of eeking out a living from pushing paint around :)
Aware of absenteeism, so I'll just put some images up from the past few weeks' efforts;
'Winter Sun - Waxwings' (shown at the SOC) - 22"x34", 'Heading Out: Gannet' (oil on canvas) 28"x22", 'Wave Form' (oil on canvas) 16"x12", 'Rough Edge' (Sharpie) 14"x22" and 'Seascape' (oil on canvas) 28"x22"
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Tim, I love the gannet painting, truly incredible. They are all great but the way you handle waves/water is just amazing to me!
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Wow Tim fantastic water love the gannet beautiful balance of light
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Delighted to be illustrating the new Poyser monograph on 'The Eider' - best get looking for a bit of reference :)
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how very cool- congratulations!
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Thank you Stephen - cheers Colleen.
Cheers Ed - looking forward to the project :)

And finally (as the posting-spurt continues) my 'What's About' A4 illustrations are currently being auctioned on a well-known site. Here's a small taster:
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I couldn`t imagine a better choice Tim! Congratulations!

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Old Sunday 23rd June 2013, 07:57   #123
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I am new to this thread. I have seen your attached pictures, and I found they are awesome, its a fantastic work. Congratulations!
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Thank you Leo - I like your work too :)
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