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10-23-2013, 12:04 AM
11x14 suede mat board.
Reference photo courtesy of Alan Wilson from http://www.naturespicsonline.com/
Looking for a title if anyone has any ideas?

10-23-2013, 03:48 AM
Love the colours in this and the detail is fabulous.

10-23-2013, 10:14 AM
The details, especially on the bird, are excellent! Was this done with pastel pencils? I think "Pheasant" is fine as a title. Perhaps "The Watching/Waiting/Wary* Pheasant"?

*Delete as desired

10-23-2013, 12:57 PM

10-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Wonderful painting. Pam :wave:

10-24-2013, 02:13 AM
What a brilliant subject! Great textures (especially those crunchy leaves) and a strong composition.

I'm hopeless at titles so I'll leave that to the experts :)


10-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks so much Elle, Illfatedwren, Christina, Pam and Nicole for your lovely comments and taking a look.


10-24-2013, 12:38 PM
Yes Conte pastel pencils, a white and black charcoal pencil and some soft pastels nupastel and one or two unisons. The best lighting at home is downstairs where there is carpet and pencils make a lot less mess.


10-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Very nice, Trudi! Lovely fall themed painting for this time of year.

10-26-2013, 12:52 PM
Not the best pic of me but I won Intermediate Best In Show at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Show.

10-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Beautifully done. Congratulations on your award.:clap:

Donna T
10-28-2013, 08:16 AM
Very nice painting and congrats on the award! You deserve to be really proud of this work. I took this photo from the car in our driveway the other day. Usually the pheasants run in a panic in front of the car instead of jumping off to the side ... so we drive slowly and try not to stress them too much. :lol:

10-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Thank you Dobber and Donna.
Your Pheasant looks like he has a white patch on his head? Or is it just reflection? In England where I grew up they had a couple of game farms raising Pheasants for shoots and obviously with letting them go wild a few would get away so it was common to see them around the area on the roads, they are so beautiful so I did this painting for myself. Trudi

10-29-2013, 08:01 AM
congrats on the award!

10-29-2013, 11:08 AM
Great painting and congrats on the award!

10-29-2013, 07:13 PM
Gorgeous painting and well deserved award! Congratulations! I love the way you established distance with that light muted background and the detail on the leaves and near ground fading softer around the edges. Great pose, whipping around in a sudden turn like that.

Donna, that photo's wonderful too! Is the white patch on its head a gender marker, or is that a subspecies? Beautiful bird, but with the tail not showing it'd be hard to be sure if that one's male or female. Will you be putting it in the RIL for folks to paint from?

Donna T
10-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Trudi and Robert, I saw "my" pheasant yesterday - he came right up to the house! They are raised and released not far from here but between the coyotes and hunters they don't last long. This male has a white stripe down both sides of his head. If I can get better photos I'll try to add them to the RIL.