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04-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Did this today.

04-17-2015, 04:37 PM
Nice painting. great on the colors bird.

04-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Oh that is a nice tit !

04-18-2015, 12:57 AM
Thanks Jerry and Raymo

04-18-2015, 01:12 AM
I was just looking at another painting here on WetCanvas that had the same background colors! Here . . . alla prima still life, coffee pot (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1377508) . . . eggshell blues with matching pastel greens and grays.

Your use of these colors makes a nice contrast for the brighter colors of your bird, who is beautiful.

04-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Nice one! I likde the detail and colours on the bird.

04-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Wonderful painting. I also like the background colour.

04-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Thank you AJ, Msoshu and Colin.

I really like the way these particular background colors feel as well. I am staring at a sketch for a new painting and thinking about the background and all I can think of is the one I did on here and want to do it again, but then thinking it will get 'old' and feel wrong if I just 'cheat' and keep using it again and again. LOL

04-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Nice work! I say go with what you feel. It's not a cheat, and if it gets old, you will probably discover something else you like.

04-18-2015, 12:55 PM
Thanks Michelle. Good point on the background, too.

Charlie's Mum
04-18-2015, 04:22 PM
It's nice work - but looks more like a goldfinch than a great tit - unless your varieties are totally different from the UK's!:lol:

04-18-2015, 04:42 PM
Not really sure Maureen, it's from a photo on PMP and they said GT, when I looked up GT on google images, there were a variety, but maybe some of those were mislabeled as well???? Fun little bird to paint though. :)

04-19-2015, 07:47 PM
It's funny, I did a search on goldfinch, and it doesn't look at all like 'most' of the goldfinches.... but then again, it didn't look anything like 'most' of the Great Tit varieties either. HOWEVER, in BOTH Goldfinch and Great Tit there are a couple pictures that are exactly like this... so whether this oddball of the species is a Goldfinch or a Great Tit, I still don't know. haha... one thing is sure, the name makes me laugh every time. (I know, just bad.)

04-19-2015, 08:44 PM
He's got such a sly look in his eyes! Great detail :)

04-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Thanks Mellybean.

04-19-2015, 10:50 PM
To quote Bob Ross, "it looks like a happy little bird!"
Nice colours.

04-19-2015, 10:59 PM
LOL I used to love watching Bob Ross. Thanks Jonc

04-19-2015, 11:21 PM
done very nicely

04-19-2015, 11:40 PM
Thanks Jocko

04-20-2015, 02:38 AM
Its a European Goldfinch TamiP, different from the American Goldfinch. I have a couple of images in the Reference Image Gallery, lovely birds i see them often when in a group they are known as a Charm of Goldfinches.

04-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Oh thanks Reiver. I've seen a few European Goldfinches on a few reference pages and while everything was similar they lacked the red cap. That red cap was the real bugaboo in this on both sides of the quandary. I had even begun to wonder if it wasn't some sort of freak of the grosbeak family. haha. thank you very much for ID'ing this strange but adorable fellow.

Charlie's Mum
04-20-2015, 11:25 AM
It's nice that you did a bit of research Tami - like reiver mentioned too, goldfinches are abundant here - family groups regularly visit the garden and they're very pretty! for such tiny birds that have very powerful voices at times!:lol:

So I suppose it might depend on whether the photographer was from the UK or the US!:lol:
I see your g'finch is mostly yellow with black wings - also very pretty!:)