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Old Monday 19th September 2011, 11:15   #1551
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Now that really is top work Ed....what a cracking little slice of birding action...
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Old Monday 19th September 2011, 11:34   #1552
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A real dandy Ed, as others have already said. It does just burst with very believable action.
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Old Monday 19th September 2011, 20:18   #1553
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Hobbies are, indeed, the finest example of your work I've experienced during my short time on BF. Sensational. The harrier/pidg composition is stonkingly good. To even attempt this desrves a medal, never mind the resulting painting!

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Old Thursday 29th September 2011, 10:26   #1554
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Blimey! I wish I had the confidence to tackle action subjects like that! Terrific stuff!

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Old Saturday 1st October 2011, 18:40   #1555
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hello all

a little break from Hobbies- they do seem finally to have headed south

I'm a bit torn currently between pressing on with the watery paintings or reverting to bristlies- this was meant to be a shot at a watery painting over a drawing, but soon went muddy and wrong, so I punished it with some more paint and a run through the computah

not easy, this watery..

but I should follow the examples on here and stick hard at the learning
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Old Saturday 1st October 2011, 18:47   #1556
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compositionally you are giving yourself a hard way to go with that dark thick stick right in the center. Part of the art of painting is to make it possible for the eye to move comfortably and pleasurably around the work, the same way it can rove over the actual scene and focus here and there, Cues to eye movement are in set order by our hardwired brain, movement first, contrast next color is almost last. Since we have static paintings, movement is out, so contrast is the biggest cue for attention, the highest contrast gets the most attention...hope this explains why you might not want to put a big thick dark stick against a light background right in the middle...or maybe you can pull it off somehow.
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Old Wednesday 5th October 2011, 12:36   #1557
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...hope this explains why you might not want to put a big thick dark stick against a light background right in the middle...or maybe you can pull it off somehow.
This is an 'odd' composition. But sometimes that's just what you want, something odd that pushes you to a solution. So I'd be captivated by this if it were mine, just looking for the way to pull it off. The oddest thing to me, and maybe just what you intended, is that the woodpecker on the stick at first looks like another goose, though with a very stiff neck! But my guess is that there's a way to turn that into a successful and striking painting.
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Old Saturday 8th October 2011, 14:13   #1558
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Superb Hobbies Ed. Just seen my first Pallid Harrier in Somerset, and watched it trying to take out the local Mipits. An awesome hunter, and that reportage piece does the bird justice!
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 21:34   #1559
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drawing a veil over the canada geese..

I had slight guilty start recently when some Danish friends to whom I had a promised a Hobby carving with Keeble senior about 4 years ago said they would be over this autumn and looked forward to collecting it...

so blew the dust off the 2008 version posted waaaay up-thread and immediately on a fresh look I could see it needed a whole lot of meat slicing off its body

shocking really, what you cannot see for looking sometimes

so right hand version is de-lumped by saw, sanded and painted in quick time
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 21:41   #1560
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Feckin' marvellous!! - amazing what a wipe of the goggles will do, isn't it?
Oh, mate - don't forget that life-sized Sandhill Crane you promised me two years ago if ever one turned up in Sussex! I'll be down for it next weekend, ok?
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 22:11   #1561
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Oh, mate - don't forget that life-sized Sandhill Crane you promised me two years ago if ever one turned up in Sussex! I'll be down for it next weekend, ok?
haha- it's a little longer ago since I last did a life size crane..
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 22:57   #1562
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Wonderful, wonderful job! 2D is challenging enough, can't imagine trying to do something like this. Just beautiful.
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That is just great. A fun idea and well executed.
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beautiful work, love the foot
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For all the threats of taking power tools to art this is a time where it undoubtedly worked well. But I have to say that by following it up with those cranes you certainly got me distracted - it's hard not to get fixated on the wonderful cranes.........
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Loved the Cranes Ed. Beautiful art all around :)

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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 06:53   #1567
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immediately on a fresh look I could see it needed a whole lot of meat slicing off its body

shocking really, what you cannot see for looking sometimes

so right hand version is de-lumped by saw, sanded and painted in quick time
Good call, nice result.

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Very nice work.
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now I`m really astonished...the goose a great ..but the bird of prey and the cranes...brilliant
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hello all

slightly lost my mojo since the Hobbies departed

but life must go on with lesser life forms

had some fun grappling with a shoveler image from last weekend when the light was bangin': first image was turning out a bit side-on and disappointing with no flex and activity, so to cut it short and salvage something, I scanned it into the computer and put some twist into head and tail and generally woke it up a bit

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hello all

slightly lost my mojo since the Hobbies departed

but life must go on with lesser life forms

had some fun grappling with a shoveler image from last weekend when the light was bangin': first image was turning out a bit side-on and disappointing with no flex and activity, so to cut it short and salvage something, I scanned it into the computer and put some twist into head and tail and generally woke it up a bit

last attachment is hopefully the makings of a proper painting, of things seen in dead light this weekend- this on a very high tide with a snipe on floating log bobbing in front of grey plover and godwits
The head twist and the leg lift does add a little something but that's not to say that the original is anything short of wonderful just as it is.

And you're right; The log/godwit/plover/snipe attachment has bags of painting in it!

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...with a snipe on floating log bobbing in front of grey plover and godwits
Snipe says "Oi, watch where you're pointing that thing" - look forward to seeing how this nice mixed group develops.

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And you're right; The log/godwit/plover/snipe attachment has bags of painting in it!

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Have to agree with that. I'm also surprised at the style hear: clean, simple outlines. Have you done many like that? I always so enjoy the quick scribbles that I can't remember if I've ever seen ones like this from you before. They are elegant and striking in their own very different way.
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Love the shuv - both in fact and I hope you find time to bring this painting to fruition as it looks to have the lot!
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