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04-04-2001, 02:20 PM
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It's taken me weeks to get back into finishing this. Your comments and critique are welcome. Just don't make me paint out anything. Lol
This is McCoy, a blue and gold macaw. Acrylic on mazonite, 11x14. His momma saw this and got all weepy-eyed, but you're the artists- what do YOU think? Ignore the seam across the middle. I still haven't learned how to stitch two scans together properly.
Shirl, if you're looking... you're the only other one of 'us' here. Think this will go over okay? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


[This message has been edited by BevL (edited April 04, 2001).]

04-04-2001, 02:28 PM
I love the rich colors that yo have used in this piece. The macaw also has a real parroty glint in his eye...full of mischief! My best friend has an African Grey (who I love) and also a Gauphin Cocatoo (sp?) who I ahve spent a lot of time around. They certainly get that look some of the time. Very nice http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Cathy Sheeter
Sheeter Zoo Crew Animal Art

04-04-2001, 02:52 PM
Wow that's beautiful. Period http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

04-04-2001, 03:04 PM
You finished it well! Beautiful!

Something exciting is about to happen! ( I think I cap I think I cap?)

04-04-2001, 03:57 PM
He's marvelous! So vibrant and expressive! Great job on the hemp rope... I'd like to see it extend beyond the bird off the picture... now floating magically while the rest is hyper-realistic.

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

04-04-2001, 04:39 PM
Stunning, wonderful colours...and full of life.Beautiful.
One thing that catches my eye, is where does the rope end / go?

04-04-2001, 04:44 PM
This is beautiful!! I love the richness of the colors. Very well painted...*SMILE*


04-04-2001, 04:51 PM
Great Macaw!

You can get rid of most of the seam by crop-ing the edges before you put them togeather.
It helps but there will still be a subtle


04-04-2001, 05:20 PM
WOW. Terrific detail. Very Impressive colours. Excellent Bev. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Enjoy. The only reason to make you paint again is to see more of your work http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

04-04-2001, 07:02 PM
Thankyou all for your comments. I agree about the rope. Where IS it going? lol
I will show some behind the bird and hopefully that should fix it.
Crias, I have a goffins cockatoo named Belle. They are synonomous with 'brat'. lol
I guess you are somewhat familiar with the personality of parrots, knowing a couple. I do love the african greys, as well, but alas, that is one species we aren't fortunate enough to have taken in. If you check out my website, you will see my paintings of the goffins and the Congo grey. The congo was officially my first parrot painting for 'Avian Expressions'.
Bev http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

04-04-2001, 07:11 PM
I repeat, absolutely wonderful!! Perfectly captured the macaw intelligence and character--and what a character they are!! Looks too difficult to me, I'm sticking to horses...

And Bev, just tell McCoy's owners that he chewed the rope off already--they would believe it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif!!

Crias, besides being "brats" of the parrot world, they're also affectionally known as "goofins."

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04-04-2001, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by JeanineJ:
He's marvelous! So vibrant and expressive! Great job on the hemp rope... I'd like to see it extend beyond the bird off the picture... now floating magically while the rest is hyper-realistic.

Bevl, This is Great! I especially like the colours you have used and the movement in the bird. I also like how you did the textures of the wings and eye. I agree that the rope has to extend beyond the bird so I have used an image editor(for a quick sketch)to show you( Hope you don`t mind http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif).
I really like how you do macaws, especially ones that have such personalities that you captured in your paintings. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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04-04-2001, 07:20 PM
lol Animal! Now why didn't *I* think of that!
I knew I didn't much care for how the rope was just sort of 'there', but never even considered checking it out with the computer to see how extending it would look! And I was too timid to paint it in, in case it didnt look right and I'd then have to paint it OUT!
I've painted enough out in this piece already. The wing was painted three times, and the background twice (after I smudged paint on it)
Thankyou for doing this for me! I see it looks just fine with the rope the way you have it! Nice tinyhead, btw! Can't see you, but it's nice all the same. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


04-04-2001, 07:40 PM
Your colors are so rich and vibrant. Lovely job.

04-04-2001, 08:34 PM
Bev, this is absolutely wonderful! Love the colors. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


04-05-2001, 02:31 AM
Absolutely beautiful Bev. I'd be very cautions about changing anything, including the rope, which doesn't bother me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


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David Acres
04-07-2001, 11:44 AM
Absolutely beautiful Bev! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I agree with Animal, however! Well spotted Dude! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Dave Acres...
Merely a student of life!:)

'The artist is no more than a receptacle for sensations, a brain, a recording apparatus. But if it interferes, if it dares, feeble apparatus that it is, to deliberately intervene in what it should be translating, its own pettiness gets into the picture. The work becomes inferior.... Paul Cezanne...

06-06-2001, 05:42 PM
Personaly I Dont Paint Birds . But I Love Them.Even Have A Doubble Teared Birdbath Outside The Room Here So I Can Watch All The Birds in The Morning.my Bird Didn't Care For Him Much.He Sits Beside Me.but I Think This Is A Wonderful Painting.Think He's Intimadated LOL I LOVE THIS.:) :)
Its MARBOLUS!!! Like The Jamacans Say LOL BTW I'd Like To Save This Image As A Teaching Tool And Mabe To Add As A Jungle Webpage. But Mostly As A Teaching Tool For Someone Else Who's Trying To Figure Out Feathers.With Your Permission!!! I Painted A Lot Of Wings On Images In The Old Days.( Highschool) This Really Is Great!

There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try ...... Self Quote (Danny Meazell):) :)