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Old Friday 13th August 2010, 22:36   #301
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...gonna look like crap wandering' around London tomorrow.....!
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Old Saturday 14th August 2010, 00:17   #302
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Good point! Cheers mate, you too!
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Old Saturday 14th August 2010, 15:36   #303
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Having seen my first paradise-flycatcher this spring (an Asian in Uzbekistan), I must say that you really capture the look of the family, excellent stuff!
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Old Saturday 14th August 2010, 16:30   #304
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Old Saturday 14th August 2010, 17:06   #305
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I always look like crap walking around London, don't sweat it

Love this latest Ads, it's gotta be a dead cert surely. I know what you mean about the different ideas on wildlife art though, I've never even bothered for that very reason. (Well that and the money!)

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Here's the finished piece - actually on time (although it did mean another night without sleep....) I put it down to my uncanny expertise of leaving things to the last minute....

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Popped over to look at the stunning work in this year's BP Portrait Award...wow!! Did anyone else go see it?? A huge and frankly very disturbing picture of a kid in red makes me wonder who the hell would want that gawping down at them (creepy!)...but not as disturbing as the 'Last portrait of Mum' - painted from life by her daughter 3 days afer her death...hmmmmmm. Must start painting in oils......
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Old Sunday 15th August 2010, 17:54   #307
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.but not as disturbing as the 'Last portrait of Mum' - painted from life by her daughter 3 days afer her death....
OMG Really?!! this is a true french still life which they call caput mortem (SP?)

Good luck with your beautiful painting, really did the bird justice....
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Old Sunday 15th August 2010, 19:49   #308
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OMG Really?!! this is a true french still life which they call caput mortem (SP?)
I nipped in for a look at that and others- fantastically interesting bit o' work and not a million miles from what the natural history artists do; the commitment involved in painting it and mastering the detail as a way of signalling the strength of the artists relationship with the subject

meantimes Ads finished piece- i think its very classy: about Wednesday I was looking at the butterfly and thinking oooh: hopefully he will crank up the colour on the bird just to meet it, and there it now is
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Old Sunday 15th August 2010, 20:11   #309
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Cheers Ed - more by luck than judgement the top 2 graphite flys are actually looking at the butterfly too!
As to the Portrait exhibit, indeed, I'd love to know how long one of those big pieces takes....like the dark one with the music quartet. Also I personally thought the painting of the little boy holding the big stick standing guard over his 'patch' was just amazing...
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Old Sunday 15th August 2010, 21:28   #310
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Fine work indeed Ads - why can't id publications have plates like this??? - I feel I would know this bird in an instant from these images!
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Old Sunday 22nd August 2010, 01:27   #311
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Old Sunday 22nd August 2010, 23:21   #312
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Adam,
Fantastic stuff.
I managed to zip through your entire thread, something I can't do anymore with the elders of the community
I love watching the process. Thanks for showing how the magic works!
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Old Monday 23rd August 2010, 18:04   #313
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Adam thats an amazing piece of an equaly amazing bird. The BP awards are always a treat to look at. My good friend and colegue Mitch Griffiths was discoverd at the very same show.
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Cheers Andy, Beth
Well, the flycatcher was accepted for the SWLA show, which is good - didn't win nowt, but then again I think I'm a bit too traditional for them - and proud of it!!
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Old Wednesday 25th August 2010, 15:56   #315
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Well done Ads - hope to see it there!
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Likewise mate - which day you going?
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Old Wednesday 25th August 2010, 16:35   #317
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These two, Ads:
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Old Thursday 26th August 2010, 14:52   #318
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It is great to see the finished piece! I love the mixed media. You all appear to be entering the same shows across the pond - it's interesting to read about from here. They seem to get good involvement and communication going, and perhaps you all actually get to see each other (and the work) in person from time to time!
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I'm just going to say wow then shut my mouth!
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Thanks Catherine - the SWLA is a big wildlife exhibition so it's all good exposure to be involved and they showcase alot of various styles (for better or worse sometimes!). I hope people do like the style of the latest pic as I've got quite a few I'd like to do. Been thinking of maybe separating the different medias a bit more and then using the mountboard to 'frame' them individually within the actual frame, so have the colour part in the middle say, and two blocks of sketches either side of it.....will see how it goes. Or I'll just stick with the 'refined' sketchbook look....Dusky Broadbills next I reckon
Nick - cheers mate (where have you been??) but I can't for a moment believe you can shut-up!!!!
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I hope people do like the style of the latest pic as I've got quite a few I'd like to do. Been thinking of maybe separating the different medias a bit more and then using the mountboard to 'frame' them individually within the actual frame
I struck me this style would make a really nifty limited edition print if you did about 10 prints of the orginal painting, then drew a few of the sketches on each one
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very very beautiful,i like it so much

i understand 50 % from the writings ,but my eye`s are good ,smile

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I'm just going to say wow then shut my mouth!
Agree fantastic work
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Hi Ads,

I'm a new member of the forum and really happy to be here. Really nice work in your thread. Look forward to seeing more!
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Wow, such a beautiful work of art, really stunning. :)
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