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chammi kaiser
02-17-2017, 04:37 AM

I was sitting at the lake and watching these lovely flamingos . I did a few quick sketches in my sketch book and decided I just had to do a painting. Not having my acrylics with me, I decided to do this in watercolours. I had a small water colour pad with me of more or less A4 size. This was the result. I used Schmincke watercolours. I am in South Africa at the moment , in a lovely seaside town called Hermanus. There is a huge lake where the flamingo flocks gather. Thanks for looking.

02-17-2017, 06:12 AM
Chammi it is so lovely :D.... Enjoy your trip, and take a lot of photos to share with us as references :D...

02-17-2017, 09:49 AM
Very nice!! :thumbsup: I wish I could handle water colours so well.

02-17-2017, 01:34 PM
I love the colours in this piece Chammi, have a great holiday:cat:

02-17-2017, 04:59 PM
A great job!

02-17-2017, 06:40 PM
Very nice, I love the colors and how proud they all look.

02-17-2017, 11:56 PM
Lovely colors. Love your background!

02-18-2017, 12:56 AM
Wonderful painting - I think the background works perfectly for how the flamingo are looking in all directions.

chammi kaiser
02-18-2017, 08:13 AM
Thank you very much Federico. I am taking lots of photos.

Sheila, nice positive feedback. Many thanks. Watercolours are lovely but sometimes pretty unpredictable!

Thanks Lisa. Always nice to see your comments. We go back a long way.:)

Thanks Jon. Appreciate the comment.

Kathy. You are right . These amazing birds do have a proud look about them. I just love their unique body language. Thank you.

Christel. I am so pleased you like the background. I wanted to have a contrast to the softness of the birds. It was a risk so it means a lot to have some positive feedback.

Thank you so much Pat. Ditto to what I said to Christel.

02-18-2017, 01:26 PM
Great watercolour, Chammi! I wish mine would turn out that well, especially the background.

02-18-2017, 06:26 PM
How lovely! There's such life in this painting, and the background really suits these dainty flamingoes. Well done, Chammi!

Equus Art
02-18-2017, 09:09 PM
Chammi, this is wonderful! Love the colors, the composition and your very interesting background. Stunning work!


02-18-2017, 11:26 PM
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love flamingos and this flock of them is exploding with color!

chammi kaiser
02-19-2017, 12:04 PM
Thank you Fana :)

Thank you for that lovely comment Jenna. :)

Cat, wow, thanks so much.:D

Kay Your words mean a lot. I so admire your work.:) :)

02-21-2017, 05:47 AM
This is lovely Chammi, so lively and colourful. The background with its straight lines works really well with the curves of the flamingos. :)

chammi kaiser
02-21-2017, 10:45 AM
Thank you very much Kay.:)

02-21-2017, 12:35 PM
This is lovely Chammi I love those colours enjoy your trip > ' . ' <

chammi kaiser
02-22-2017, 09:12 AM
Thanks Robbie. I enjoyed painting this. I spend hours watching flamingo when I am in South Africa. They really are such elegant creatures.

02-24-2017, 04:07 PM
Love them too