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Old Tuesday 1st January 2008, 09:31   #51
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A collared falconet- another little treasure I saw in India (Near Corbett National park):

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Old Tuesday 1st January 2008, 10:43   #52
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Treasure is the right word, the colours have made this into a jewel, a proper little bijou, very luminous, and also in the branches, there is that glow. Beautiful!
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2008, 12:42   #53
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Thanks for the kind words Nick!

ETA: Another one! White throated Kingfisher. :)

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Old Saturday 5th January 2008, 11:59   #54
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Just been out for a walk this morning and got a photo of a couple of dabchicks. I'm thinking of working this up into a pastel painting. What do you think?

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Old Saturday 5th January 2008, 12:54   #55
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What a smashing picture- should make a great painting. Its not very often we get to see photos that people work from on the forum. It will be interesting to see your interpretation.
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Old Saturday 5th January 2008, 16:59   #56
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Really nice. It should work well.
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Old Saturday 5th January 2008, 22:33   #57
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go for it! I hope that they don't cause you as much of a headache as they do for me (still love them though)! Love the kingfisher.
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Thanks! I will post pics when it is done.
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Old Sunday 6th January 2008, 09:42   #59
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I really liked your Little Owl and the Black-tailed Godwits that you posted!

It seems like I just do not have enough time for creating lately, but when I do feel like drawing, I usually use colored pencils (or just pencil drawings). I tried pastels a few times but the results were pretty "messy". I just could not get the technique down!

Keep up the good work!
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Old Sunday 6th January 2008, 11:34   #60
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Thank you Larry!
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Old Sunday 13th January 2008, 10:37   #61
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Dabchicks

Here is my latest, the two Little Grebes. Hope you like them.


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Old Sunday 13th January 2008, 15:27   #62
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great intensity, and an interesting interpretation, you even managed the droplets on its back!
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Old Sunday 13th January 2008, 17:24   #63
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I do like them- lovely composition and the way you have tackled the eyes is excellent- makes them look alive
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Lovely work Kitty - very accomplished.
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Thanks everyone!
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Old Sunday 13th January 2008, 21:58   #66
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Hi Kitty (Hope you do not mind the shortened name)

Just catching up on the recent activity one your thread. Love your pastel drawing of your Dabchicks.

The Droplets on the back look like you could take them from the drawing and end up with wet fingers.

Very alive, and the way you have presented your own idea of the same photo, makes the birds look alive. Really nice affect. Something to be proud of.

Your Kingfisher, and all your pictures on this thread, are lovely to look at - well done
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Thank you! :) I think I will do a painting of the white crowned sparrow over the next few days, then maybe one of snow and lapland buntings..
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White Crowned Sparrow

Here is my finished white crowned sparrow piece

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Here is my finished white crowned sparrow piece

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2049/...bf9e9fe58e.jpg

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This is absolutely stunning, Jo

I could well imagine you having one or two offers via PM for this from those who have been lucky enough to see the bird!!

And regarding what you were saying earlier about donating such a work to the couple who own the driveway ..I would imagine it would be very gratefully recieved!!

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Hi Jo

Your pictures of your White Crowned Sparrows are beautfiul.

I would a picture like that in my house anyday.

I am looking forward to seeing more here.
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Old Friday 18th January 2008, 03:30   #71
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Love the sparrow piece, just beautiful. One of my favourite birds, too.
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Thanks everyone. As Matt has mentioned, for those of you who have not been following the rare birds thread on this particular sparrow, I am going to give this painting to the kind people who found the bird and who have been so accommodating to everyone.

I hope they like it!

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Well, that's a beautiful gesture and of course they'll love it - it's a tremendous drawing. Good for you Jo - more power to your elbow.
Bravo!
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Old Friday 18th January 2008, 08:15   #74
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The sparrow piece is a real corker! It makes me smile and I'm sure it will do the same for the couple with the driveway, nice one Jo!

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lovely pic and a very kind gesture. I'm sure they'll love it, and what a nice keepsake for them, much better than crowds of people pushing forward!
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