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Old Thursday 13th September 2007, 21:39   #76
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That is nice! Brings back memories of one I saw in Lanzarote. I don't know how you lanage to keep that detail yet keep so much light and life in it.
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Old Thursday 13th September 2007, 21:41   #77
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Here's another little offering to try and keep this thread from dying
whilst I work on the new paintings from morroco.
this was done a while back.

Male Barbary Falcon with Creasted Lark.
Hi Andrew

I say, that is one beautiful painting, and the detail is superb.

That is something to feel proud about.

Love it
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Old Thursday 13th September 2007, 21:58   #78
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Well for goodness sake, wish (s)he'd just get on and eat it rather than standing on it like it's some kind of trophy, poor Lark .... Oops .... Sorry Andy, got carried away by the marginally disturbing aspect of Raw Nature there ... Now I know the Lark will never be eaten, and the Falcon will never again fly because it's just a few seconds of life, perfectly captured, masterfully rendered, just one moment frozen for all eternity!
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Old Friday 14th September 2007, 08:02   #79
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I realise that you are, perhaps, trying to escape the tag of 'raptor artist' a bit, but your raptors are simply masterful. Saying that, everything else I've ever seen of yours has been masterful too... Damit!

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Old Friday 14th September 2007, 08:16   #80
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Never seen Barbary falcon. I'm not sure I have to now after seeing this wonderful painting. Superb.
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Old Friday 14th September 2007, 17:17   #81
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You Say Andy that you originally wanted everyone to post pics of birds they have experienced in Morrocco. I went in 2005 So when I start Pinting, i'll have a go at Common Bulbul
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Old Saturday 15th September 2007, 08:28   #82
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Two things that impress me (amongst many others) -
there's a lovely warmth to your colours, and the light is equally beautiful.

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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 22:40   #83
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Here's that sandgrouse painting in progress. I've been working on
other pieces in between so Its been dragging on a bit.
I'm hoping that by posting this as a progress report as such
it will make me finish it now .

I've been gradually working the mountains up in the background.
Its a fairly large piece, 122cm x 61cm
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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 22:48   #84
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I spent most of today still working on the moutains in the
distance applying thin washes and pushing them back. Then going in
and working up the highlights and shadows again until I was happy.

will start blocking in the rest of the background on Monday.
Weekends here and its family time!
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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 23:08   #85
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can feel this is going to be a stunner!
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2007, 09:36   #86
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Looking fabulous Andrew. Can't wait for the completed painting.
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2007, 10:10   #87
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Don't keep us waiting too long
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Old Monday 24th September 2007, 18:40   #88
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Did some more to the Sandgrouse painting today. Will try and do some
more tonight.
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Ooooooooh! Lovely.
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Erm...Wow! I have no words for the Scenery!
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Great! I'm going to be very impatient to wait!!
Thanks for sharing this with us!

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this is going to be beautiful (and full of action!), makes me wish I'd done more sketching the last time I was in this sort of habitat.
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Fantastic work. I wish I could paint like that! How do you get the scenery to look so photorealistic? I love the redstart sketch/painting as well.
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A,bit more done. starting to come together now. also starting a
Bonelli's Eagle piece.
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Wow - they're like ghosts - I love this piece. What are you doing Andrew? Do you make the birds' form by underpainting tones of white and grey? and then add layers of colour on top? Fascinating stuff.
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Wonderful to watch this piece forming before our eyes.

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I await the next installment with awe.
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 13:13   #98
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I await the next installment with awe.

Me too. This is going to be a stunner...
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Wow - they're like ghosts - I love this piece. What are you doing Andrew? Do you make the birds' form by underpainting tones of white and grey? and then add layers of colour on top? Fascinating stuff.
Tim , all I'm doing is marking in where the fall of light will appear
on the birds and it also acts as a more permanent guide
of the drawing underneath befor I loose it becuase of more
layers of paint going on .

It also helps you with the keeping the tonal value's in check.

I have never used that method of doing a complete painting in grey
scale if you like and then layering transparent colour on top.
Showing my ignorance here cos There is a academic term for that
method isn't there?

I usually block in colour in layers building form and detail as it developes.
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It's called 'grisalle' I think.

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