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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 19:44   #101
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It's called 'grisalle' I think.

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I thought that was Elaine Page in 'Cats'!
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 20:56   #102
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It's called 'grisalle' I think.

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See , Woody . I knew someone would have the answer! sadly not the
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 23:12   #103
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Me neither Andrew - never 'eard of it. But I think I once read Trevor Boyer works in this method - I could be wrong, I am occasionally
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 23:18   #104
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Old Thursday 27th September 2007, 00:08   #105
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Trevor Boyer does work like this from time to time, I remember an old magazine article on him. Though adding the colour didn't do much, it just gave some oystercatchers on black rocks some orange beaks against some grey waves. Nice picture though!
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Old Thursday 27th September 2007, 03:11   #106
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Trevor Boyer does work like this from time to time, I remember an old magazine article on him. Though adding the colour didn't do much, it just gave some oystercatchers on black rocks some orange beaks against some grey waves. Nice picture though!

I'm to lazy to paint a whole piece in gray and then add the colour, just have to get it in there straight away, I must be a heathen!
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Old Thursday 27th September 2007, 22:42   #107
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I'm to lazy to paint a whole piece in gray and then add the colour, just have to get it in there straight away, I must be a heathen!
I'm completely with you on that one Alan! let us Heathens stick together
its more exciting!!
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Old Friday 28th September 2007, 10:03   #108
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A,bit more done. starting to come together now. also starting a
Bonelli's Eagle piece.
Andy, I've just noticed that you are preparing a Bonelli's picture.
Because I'm very interested on this particular raptor, I would be very interested
to see the result!
But until then I'm still very impatient to see how the flying Sandgrouses becoming alive!

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Old Saturday 29th September 2007, 09:06   #109
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Andy, I've just noticed that you are preparing a Bonelli's picture.
Because I'm very interested on this particular raptor, I would be very interested
to see the result!
But until then I'm still very impatient to see how the flying Sandgrouses becoming alive!

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Hi Spizaetos,

Yes I am in the process of putting together a Bonelli's piece . On my trip
to Morroco I was fortunate enough to be able to go up in a small
plane over an area that had mountains to the NW of where we were.
as we past over the lower foot hills that gave way to open desert
a raptor passed beneath us on our right side.

I only had a fleating look at it as we pased over but I was able to look
down onto it. It only could have been one bird an Adult Bonelli's!
the White patch below the nape and between the
upper Scapulars was a big give away and its overall size and shape.

I was so chuffed . i vowed to do a piece using what i had seen
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Old Monday 1st October 2007, 09:09   #110
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well guy's here is a small advance on the Sandgrouse . I will try and move
it along a bit quicker now. I got distracted by trying to tidy up the studio!

not being able to see the floor and wading up to my
ankles in references and artists Detritus!got to ware
a bit thin. And you think I'm Joking!!!

Anyway here's the attached Image
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Old Monday 1st October 2007, 10:07   #111
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yes, this is coming along beautifully, now stop tidying up and paint!
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Tidying up....???

Have you gone mad man?!!!

Hurry up and finish this, were all dying to see it done!
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I have to agree with the last two correspondents - I 'do' tidying up once a year - whether the studio needs it or not
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 09:52   #114
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These are lovely Andrew like the rest cant wait to see it completed.
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Just another little teaser for you ! still not finished but coming
along nicely.

Not sure I've got enough movement going on yet though?
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 17:14   #116
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The lighting is awesome...

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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 22:29   #117
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I just wonder how many folk have viewed this piece and simply allowed their jaws to drop open without leaving comment?
I'm going to do the same - almost.
Feckineck!
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 22:32   #118
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I just wonder how many folk have viewed this piece and simply allowed their jaws to drop open without leaving comment?
I'm going to do the same - almost.
Feckineck!
I've done the same, from the very beginning when this thread was started!

Wow.
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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 22:33   #119
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Wow! Shaping up or what.
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I've been going to route of expletives every time I see the next version -- gobsmackingly good! Finish, finish, finish!
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Old Wednesday 3rd October 2007, 12:59   #122
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Just another little teaser for you ! still not finished but coming
along nicely.

Not sure I've got enough movement going on yet though?
Amazing Andrew!!
can't wait to see the final result!!
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Super painting Andrew. I like how the birds conveys their movement in flight. Great work
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Old Thursday 4th October 2007, 14:14   #124
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Well people I finally finished the Black bellied Sandgrouse piece today.
Just in time befor it was picked up by a courier to go
to the Gallery. Over all very pleased with it although I'm not sure
about the birds being cut off of the left side? but hay ho its
done now!

the dimensions of the piece are 81 x 122 cm on mdf panel.

Onto the next Moroccan gem. Bonelli's Eagle!
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Old Thursday 4th October 2007, 14:18   #125
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stunning, I nearly ducked, a truly great piece!
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