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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 16:29   #1501
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A lovely sunny day at Titchwell today. Water Rails not taking any notice of you. chiffchaffs everywhere. A Kestrel that stayed over me for ages
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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 16:53   #1502
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what a great day - water rails fabulous - with that unmistakeable 'Jim Henson' face. The chiffys are a delight, the beady eye being all that's needed to see what it is.
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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 17:36   #1503
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Hi there,

Been a while and I have missed out. Snow Bunting blizard is just great Arthur, jumping with life. A lot of work in there too, you have my admiration for that.

Latest sketches ar fab, Chiffchaff and Rails are exciting, but it was that group of roosting Avocets that really did it for me, just lovely. Have not seen one in years, have fond memories of a group of 6 turning up in Dublin on my patch many eons ago, spent a week drawing them. Along with Shelduck I think they are among the most interesting of all birds to draw...
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Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 22:05   #1504
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This snowflakes painting goes right to the top of the leader board - an absolute triumph. And, following hot on its heels comes this superb series of field drawings. Really well observed sketches (big shout for the l-t-t especially).
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Old Wednesday 24th March 2010, 07:08   #1505
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Looks like you had a great day. The avo's all lined up is a definite candidate for working up into a full blown pile of peacefulness. It would be the perfect counterfoil to the bundle of busy buntings!

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Old Wednesday 24th March 2010, 11:20   #1506
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Fabulous drawings Arthur. And a great counterpoint to the finished buntings. I always find it exciting to see finished paintings followed by the work from life that is always the underpinning of paintings. I'm starting to get a feel for chiffchaffs. I don't recall well what Jim Henson looked like but Nick has forced me to take a detour sometime today and find out!
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Old Wednesday 24th March 2010, 12:31   #1507
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I wouldn't so much look at Jim Henson himself Ken, rather his creations. ;-)
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I wouldn't so much look at Jim Henson himself Ken, rather his creations. ;-)
You know I think I better finish my first coffee before I take up reading these threads!!
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Grand Water Rail sketches.

I did check for rails in the Muppets and can confirm that there is one referred to in "Muppets at Sea" (should ideally have been Muppets in the Marsh)

"Lew Zealand leans over the rail and looks for a new boomerang fish."
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Grand Water Rail sketches.

I did check for rails in the Muppets and can confirm that there is one referred to in "Muppets at Sea" (should ideally have been Muppets in the Marsh)

"Lew Zealand leans over the rail and looks for a new boomerang fish."
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Old Wednesday 24th March 2010, 16:08   #1512
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Great start to your Gonzo! I'm currently working on renaming all the birds of the Western Palearctic - Water Rail is now called "Lipstick-wearing Gonzo".
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Great start to your Gonzo! I'm currently working on renaming all the birds of the Western Palearctic - Water Rail is now called "Lipstick-wearing Gonzo".
Thats a great title nick , Brings a whole new meaning to skulking in the margins
I can just imagine your book of names being adopted and hearing those names being whispered in the hides.
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your work is amazing and distinctive Arthur, in another time you would have been a perfect artist for the Golbein Tapestry factory, whose designs were done by the leading artists of the time ( French Louies era) They are so rich in texture and design. This one is quite one of my favorites
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Nice sketching out in the early stages!

Nice seeing the Wodnik (Polish: "Vod-neek") develop!

EDIT: But because of the noise they make? Maybe "Phraglets" would be a better monniker?

A combination of "Phragmites" and "Piglets" ?

I've often heard a piglet being roughed up in the reeds!

I guess it were just a "Lippygonz"?

Keep the good work up!

Then do some more, and POST IT!

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Quite right - I don't think there's a more personally distinctive artist on the Forum; in fact, your work is so unmistakably by your hand in much the same way as Mike Warren's or even Ennion's. And Gonzo the Phraglet is up there with the best of them.
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'Lippygonz', I like it! Sounds like a legitimate Polish word to me!

The first couple of stages look like a reduction lino print, perhaps you should give it a go? But there's no way you could get the layers of detail that you add by your own fair hand so perhaps not! Loving this Arthur, it's so vibrant.

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I agree with all the above, though I really would love to see this turned into a tapestry!
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'The LippyGonz Tapestry', certainly sounds believable. As Tim says a very distinctive style Arthur and one that I'm looking forward to seeing manifest itself in the Lippygonz.
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Lippygonzo

Only water Colour and Gouache no tapestry
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Just beautiful Arthur! Perhaps it's just as well it's not a tapestry. I don't think tapestry has ever seen such glowing colors before. This would set it off in a completely new direction! Beautiful colors. Beautiful and creative design. I think one of your best.
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Very much like the Rail....would make an excellent design for a silk scarf methinks...very vibrant and appealing...!
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Old Monday 29th March 2010, 16:11   #1524
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superb how you've hidden the bird in full view - he's right there, but the zingy colours and patterns really make him part and parcel of the background - very, very well done! Very strong design and colours.
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Very clever - and very beautiful.
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