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Old Friday 25th March 2011, 17:05   #1
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Just some paintings/drawings

Hello,

at first I have to tell you, that I admire the work shown in this forum. It's simply amazing and I'm not even finished looking at all the wonderful pieces of art. I'm constantly in a lack of english words to desribe, how breathtaking your artwork looks. I'm looking forward to discover lots of wonderful paintings!

I dont' have much to contribute, since I always take a looooong time to finish a drawing. Not to mention the very loooooong time to start something new again.
I'll start with some feather-paintings. I discovered this kind of art somewhere on the internet and I think it's absolutely beautiful.


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Old Friday 25th March 2011, 17:06   #2
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And my last and favourite feather-painting. Like the Red Kite it was a present for a friend of mine.

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Old Friday 25th March 2011, 17:37   #3
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Wonderful, especially that last one. You must have a very delicate touch!

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Old Friday 25th March 2011, 17:37   #4
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Hey Kathrin...warm welcome at the BF.

brilliant ,your paintings ..and my favourite are the lovebird ,too

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Old Friday 25th March 2011, 19:54   #5
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Hello Kathrin and a very warm welcome to the Art bit, and to BirdForum. These are very special pieces - I think the red kite works in a beautifully subtle way against the muted camouflage of the feather, but I am a fan of lovebirds (sharing a house with one) and yours is particularly nice. Hope to see more of your work.
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Old Saturday 26th March 2011, 10:44   #6
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Thank you all for your warm welcome! I'm glad you like my work so far. I really enjoyed painting these, because of the new experience with new material.

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Hi Kathrin another welcome from me too.Looking forward to seeing a lot more
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Not an artist but I am in awe at the abundance of talent I see in this forum. Beautiful work.
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Wow! I've never seen this done and it is so beautiful! I admire your patience too, it must be so fiddly.
I bet it'd be lovely to have smaller ones and make them into some sort of jewellery. Imagine feather-earrings with birds on!

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welcome Kathrin...do you use acrylic on these...the last one of bright color on the dark feather is especially striking
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Hi Kathrin and welcome! These are very nice - and unique in style. I have seen some other feather paintings before, and marvel at the challenges they must present. Looking forward to more of your work.
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Old Sunday 27th March 2011, 13:25   #12
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Thanks a lot for all your kind words. I really appreciate it .

@Nature__lover: That's a sweet idea with the feather-earrings. I think I saw something like that somewhere. But the kingfisher was small enough for my taste - I think I would go crazy painting still smaller .

@Colleen: Yes, that's right. I used acrylics, allthough I don't like them. They just dry too fast which might be an advantage in some points but it's difficult to permanently remake a mixed colour - it's always a little different. But maybe that's just my lack of experience with acrylics and other mixable paints .

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hi kathrin and welcome,these certainly are unusual,looking forward to seeing more
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Old Sunday 27th March 2011, 20:47   #14
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[quote=KathrinJ;2098927]

@Nature__lover: That's a sweet idea with the feather-earrings. I think I saw something like that somewhere. But the kingfisher was small enough for my taste - I think I would go crazy painting still smaller .
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don't worry I don't expect you to paint on anything smaller, I don't know how you manage these! the details amazing on such a small scale.
looking forward to more of you artwork :-)
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Hi Kathrin. Nice to see your work.
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Old Monday 28th March 2011, 21:03   #16
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@Clive: Thank you very much. I hope you don't look forward to more unusual work, because I've not done any yet. Lack of beautiful feathers I'd say.

@Nature_lover: Thank God . No, seriously: it's kind of tempting. I think I'll keep it in mind and who knows... .

Ok, here I have two drawings, I've done soooome time ago. The picture of the pheasant looks so strange, because it was rather dark, when I took the photo of it.

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Both these drawings are very nice, Kathrin! What size are they?
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These are lovely Kathrin, the feather detail is supurbly done. Lets see more of your sketches
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Old Tuesday 29th March 2011, 11:57   #19
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Thank you very much, John and Arthur. I'm glad, you like them.

The paper-size for the pheasant is 29,7cm x 42,0cm (about 11x16 in., if I'm correct), for the Common Buzzard it was too small for my taste: 14 cm x 21cm (5x8 in.).

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Ok, here I have two drawings, I've done soooome time ago. The picture of the pheasant looks so strange, because it was rather dark, when I took the photo of it.

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gorgeous drawings! I love all the different , subtle tones :)
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excellent,both drawings

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Thank you all! I'm glad you like it.

I actually finished a drawing in under two month of time . It's not how I wanted it to be, but that's never the case I think.

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He's a fine lad, indeed. There's something very exciting about the way you put motion into your work - even the backgrounds seem to shimmer with life. Lovely work.
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I really like this newest one.
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I agree with Tim - I could almost see this bird cock its head to look back at me when I first saw the drawing. Well done!
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