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Old Thursday 21st January 2016, 17:49   #1
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A few of my paintings

Hi. I've been working on painting several of the birds of North America on wood panels. I've been learning so much about the birds and about painting. It's been a very fun project. Here's a couple of them.
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I like the unique support approach you're using. They all have a definite style to them as well, apart from the unique support. Nice to see your work here!
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While they are definitely painted, they have an embroidered look about them which is rather unique. Nice. Are you sealing the wood panels off with a varnish of some sort to stop them greying?
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Thank you both for your positive feedback. Trevor, I hadn't thought about the greying, that's a good point I'll need to address. In the past I've sealed some with a light coating of an aerosol clear coat, but I'm not a fan of those vapors and since I work in my apartment I don't have a good place to apply clear coats.
I'm always trying to learn more, and these paintings allow so much of that. Last night I finished up an eastern meadowlark.
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I like the different approach yo have taking with these paintings. very nice
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Great work. The wood panels definitely give them a different feel paper or canvas.

Thanks for sharing them.

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Thank you both for your positive feedback. Trevor, I hadn't thought about the greying, that's a good point I'll need to address. In the past I've sealed some with a light coating of an aerosol clear coat, but I'm not a fan of those vapors and since I work in my apartment I don't have a good place to apply clear coats.
I'm always trying to learn more, and these paintings allow so much of that. Last night I finished up an eastern meadowlark.
Perhaps a coating of linseed oil after the painting is fully dry? Although a weathered and grey cedar panel without any coating might also give them an almost 'antique' aged look which might also be nice? Good luck.
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