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Old Wednesday 4th August 2010, 00:04   #1
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Drawings from Catherine Hamilton

Hello everyone,

I thought I would introduce myself here and post a couple of images. I work primarily in ink and watercolor on paper and am based out of NYC for the time being...I have been quietly involved with birding and drawing birds (my background is in contemporary art) so it is nice to find an active forum here!

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Old Wednesday 4th August 2010, 01:10   #3
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Catherine,

Etheral, diaphanous studies. Gorgeous delights!

A very warm welcome to this wonderful art forum.

I hope you gain great benefit here. You will be amongst many amazing and kind friends...

Would love to see more of your stuff.

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Thank you! It is very nice to hear from you. I am really looking forward to reading through the threads here and getting to know new work and new people. I will post more pieces, but if you want to peruse sooner I have images on my Birdspot page on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/238ocje) and my blog (http://mydogoscar.com/birdspot).
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Lovely work indeed Catherine, esp the 2nd.....captured and draughted beautifully
Gorgeous Ovenbirds on the blog too!
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Old Wednesday 4th August 2010, 05:33   #6
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Welcome Catherine,
what lovely, sensitive and lyrical work, the center one almost looks like silverpoint...really enjoyed your blog, you're an excellent writer as well as a superb artist...
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Welcome indeed Catherine, this is a great community of like minded artists and I'm sure you will fit right in. You do beautiful work, delicate and clear, and, as Colleen rightly says, your writing is beautiful too. I shall look forward to seeing more of your wonderful images.

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Dear Catherine...

Am so glad that you have brought your art to our attention...!

I have just spent the last half hour in amazement looking at your work on the links...[and no doubt later i will be back to view more]...it is quite incredible..

If i were not so speechless i would probably come up with more adjectives like 'brilliant'...etc.....!

ps...your artwork sure woke me up on a dull rainy murky morning in the UK shires...[and i thank you for that]...!

pps...must go now as i want to look at those ink landscapes again of yours....truly wonderful....!

All the best...!
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another voice added to the chorus- some great stuff on blog (fantastic swirl drawn chickens amongst others)
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great work... great blog.
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Many thanks for looking - and even better to see what other people are doing - what a great forum. I have been reading birding posts on this site for ages now, but somehow never thought to share work in this way (silly me) until someone recently prodded (kicked) me to. Now to catch up on some of the threads here!
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Gorgeous Ovenbirds on the blog too!
Welcome Catherine! I have to agree with all of the comments above but particularly with this one about the ovenbirds. Lyrically done!
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welcome Catherine..fabulous work ,looking forward to seeing more...mark
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Welcome to Birdforum Catherine. Your work is an absolute delight to see and your colourwork on the blog is truly marvellous. Look forward to seeing more of your work posted here - soon!
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Beautiful work! Very soft.. love it.. thats all i can say :)
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Incredible, and the pictures on your blog are even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Catherine you are everywhere ;-)
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Pluvius, eh? So are you it seems I've been lurking these parts on the birding end for some years, but only now out of the closet...why did no one tell me everyone here was so nice? OK, well, my UK friends have been saying as much...
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Catherine, a very big Welcome and I don't need to go on because its already been said by so many . Just wonderful work!! look forward to seeing more!
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Hi Catherine, just been admiring your artwork both on the thread and your blogspot. There's some truly superb stuff here. Those drawings of chickens are extraordinary - they remind me of something I might come across in some old, classic 'how to' books where some masterworks are shown as 'examples' of what can be achieved by lesser mortals - usually they can't!

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Once again I am transported by yet another incredible talent!

There is so much on this wonderful Wildlife Art thread (and so many links!) that I just had a good look at your art. Then had to look again to read your dense lyrical prose.

A delight on all counts. Thanks for coming along to BF, Catherine. You're in great company here.
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Between a few projects, and running around for shorebirds, I have been offline more than usual, but I thought I would post an in-progress study (with detail) that I am working on of Limnodromus griseus subspecies - more towards scientific illustration than my usual work, but proving invaluable nonetheless...

It would be nice to hear of others' experiences of working with skins? This is my first foray...

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Love the color and depth in these.
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Skins.....hmmmmm! Fun fun fun! I work with them alot when doing fieldguide illustrations. They are an invaluable resource and great for in-depth study of plumage colouration, although the bare parts tend to fade over time. Well preserved skins are great but unfortunately quite a few of them have seen better days....! I must admit I do find it morbidly fascinating and a little bit depressing going through the museum trays...
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Skins.....hmmmmm! Fun fun fun! I work with them alot when doing fieldguide illustrations. They are an invaluable resource and great for in-depth study of plumage colouration, although the bare parts tend to fade over time. Well preserved skins are great but unfortunately quite a few of them have seen better days....! I must admit I do find it morbidly fascinating and a little bit depressing going through the museum trays...
Glad you said that 'cos I'm just doing the index for the 'book' and there are a few keywords in here
Hi Catherine - you are doing some beautiful studies here and, as you most certainly know, are following a strong line of tradition, the source of which is centuries old. Some of the most beautiful of the type can be seen in the renderings of one CF Tunnicliffe.
Have you any more? I'd love to see them.
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