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Old Friday 18th January 2008, 10:23   #76
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Well what we miss on this forum...

Just looked at this thread as I thought well I love the WCS (on the other thread) so what else does she do....

well now I know.


Lovely talent you have but its also a lovely observational eye you have as well.

Little Grebes will never be the same again!

Great to see the photograph and then the interpretation.

Thank you
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Old Friday 18th January 2008, 11:22   #77
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Lovely pic. If I have a rarity in the garden, will you do me a sketch.
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Old Friday 18th January 2008, 11:46   #78
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Well what we miss on this forum...

Just looked at this thread as I thought well I love the WCS (on the other thread) so what else does she do....

well now I know.


Lovely talent you have but its also a lovely observational eye you have as well.

Little Grebes will never be the same again!

Great to see the photograph and then the interpretation.

Thank you

Thanks for your kind words.

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Lovely pic. If I have a rarity in the garden, will you do me a sketch.
Arthur, I'd be more than happy to!
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Old Sunday 20th January 2008, 17:31   #79
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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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What a superb gesture. I hope something really rare turns up at my house (even more) now!!
Love your work, the pastels really give them a strong depth of colour, & the compositions are great.
Keep them coming!

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Thanks Halftwo, Have to say, I'm not really much of a twitcher, just as this bird was right on my doorstep so to speak and was sticking around I thought we should go for it. Glad I did! :)
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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 17:21   #81
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Afraid I haven't got much pastel work done lately but here's one I did today.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/...60bed05a_b.jpg
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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 23:36   #82
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lovely colours and a great composition, chicks running in all directions with the adult looking as though it's having a hard time keeping track of where they are.
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Great pastelwork, it's a somewhat a mystery to me how they work (and how it's possible to get so much detail with them!). Great work in this thread!

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Thanks Nick and Elina for the kind words.. I had planned to do a bigger piece for this composition, but a quick sketch developed into this! I use a combination of soft pastels for the background and for blocking in the areas then conte crayons for the details.
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Old Saturday 6th June 2009, 20:10   #85
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My latest - Southern Carmine Bee eater

Hi here's my latest pastel piece. A southern carmine beeeater from the Okavango Panhandle in Botswana. A link to the larger version is below.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/...b48cea36_b.jpg

and for Rahul, here's a link to my last two pieces, posted on a different thread:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/...ee882816_b.jpg

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