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Old Sunday 7th February 2010, 21:16   #1426
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Digi camera not picking up the colours Colleen, lighter version alongside .
I will do a dif. version later onbeing as that one went ,didn't have to frame it.
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Old Monday 8th February 2010, 00:45   #1427
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lighter version is more like I thought it would look, like this very much
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Old Monday 8th February 2010, 06:08   #1428
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very bold and exciting, I wonder (seeing as you're onto a new version now) whether it would make it even stronger by placing the sparrowhawk against a different coloured tree, or even in front of the hole of sky. Gorgeous colours, and aching neck!
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Old Monday 8th February 2010, 06:23   #1429
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Lovely work. There is a very nice distinctive quality to your work and it is very pleasant to see. I also agree with trying a picture with the sparrow hawk more silhouetted, but do find the original very hypnotic.
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Old Wednesday 10th February 2010, 16:52   #1430
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Old Wednesday 10th February 2010, 22:27   #1431
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very nice Accipiter transparentus! Very Magritte like!
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Old Thursday 11th February 2010, 08:58   #1432
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Like the most beautiful natural jigsaw puzzle - looking gorgeous, Arthur.
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Old Thursday 11th February 2010, 09:06   #1433
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here's what it reminds me of for the moment.
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Old Friday 12th February 2010, 13:21   #1434
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Looks like the dove of peace nick

Sparrowhawk in place now.
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I love it. Somehow it looks rather mystical and I can't help feeling that it would make a really great image as part of a medieval oracle deck :)
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Old Saturday 13th February 2010, 10:03   #1437
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I love it. Somehow it looks rather mystical and I can't help feeling that it would make a really great image as part of a medieval oracle deck :)
i will have it inlaid on my round table Chrissy.
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I'm not sure if it's the slightly lighter blue in the first one, or the way the bird moves across the page, but it's still my favorite. I like this one too but I think your buyer got away with something special when they spotted the first and bought it!

I can just see this one as an inlay though. Something to enjoy every time you set down your coffee/tea cup.

Chrissy's saying that this would look good in a table reminds me that I keep forgetting to tell Nick that I think many of his, including the recent coots would look good as a mural.
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Some sketches from Salthouse beach. Snow buntings
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looks like a good day sketching....I too like the first one best, and I really can't say why as one might say this is a stronger composition, maybe it was that the bird had to be "discovered" a little on the last one and that added to the feeling of it.
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Superb fieldwork - page upon page of jizzy bunts - fabulous!
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yes, you've caught their character splendidly, particularly fond of the flying ones - these really do need to be worked up into a painting, really, they do!
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A pleasure to look at so many good field sketches.
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If it were me I'd find it daunting. But it looks like you have it well planned Arthur so I'll just sit and wait for the results. I'm sure that they'll be impressive.
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ah yes, this will stretch you....a good start....have you thought about focal ponits values etc, or are you going to just work it out as you go?
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Fantastic work, Arthur, I'm blown away by the bunts and thrushes. Can I ask what you've drawn the thrushes in? Tim's right about 'front on views'; I'm still trying to get this something like. Very slowly geting there, but one mark slightly out and it's just not right!
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you are using far too many technical terms for me Colleen, I will probably work it out as I go

Iv'e seen your sketches Russ and they are very good.
I alwalys use a 2b pencil for skeching and always find front on veiws a challenge which I enjoy.
I retired a few years ago so I now have the time to do what I enjoy doing and I dont have a web site as Im'e still trying to master this damn thing.
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Beautiful spars Arthur, really captures that cathedral-like feel you get when looking up into the canopy of a wood. As for the bunts, well what super little characters. Good luck with the gathering pic!

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