View Full Version : The Osprey at work x-post Acrylics

03-03-2017, 03:37 AM
The Osprey doing what they do best. There are only a very few breading pair in the UK and we have to travel miles to see them. But on my trips to Florida I found them virtually on every street corner.
Acrylic ohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2017/1984401-IMG_1613.JPG n 16" x 12" board. C & C Welcome.
Steve. C & C Welcome:)

03-03-2017, 11:09 PM
Love your osprey, Steve. Your blue values give the impression of night time.Maybe lighten it a bit more?

03-04-2017, 09:04 AM
It's a beautiful bird! Love all the shades of blue.

03-04-2017, 10:30 AM
Good action! A wonderful bird to watch, I missed them last year but hope to see them when they arrive this year. Love the wings. I agree with Christel about the blue though, it might be a bit overpowering. I love the line of trees in the background though, the water's so calm over there compared to the foreground. :thumbsup:

03-04-2017, 10:50 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments, However I have just had a lesson from my wife on how to take a better picture. The picture below was taken on her phone. After it had been back on my easel, because I noticed the blueness as soon as I had posted it.
I think I need to stop, stand back and have a good look at work in future before I post them.
Anyway here is my second attempt.

Vivien Maloney
03-04-2017, 12:36 PM
Steve - Ahhh! Please thank your wife from me, as now we can see what your painting really looks like and it is wonderful! What a difference a better photo makes!

03-04-2017, 03:14 PM
We moved to Florida last summer, and you are right- there IS an osprey on every corner! LOL! I've taken numerous photos of them, but haven't painted them yet. Yours is very nice!

03-04-2017, 03:18 PM
Very nice! I like the colours and the water drops 💦

chammi kaiser
03-05-2017, 07:11 AM
Very nice work Steve. The plumage is great and there is lots of nice action in this one. Good for your wife!!!!

03-05-2017, 10:47 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Steve & the wife

03-05-2017, 11:10 AM
That looks much better! I really like this. :thumbsup:

03-05-2017, 07:06 PM
Thanks Kay.

03-06-2017, 04:16 AM
That looks far better :) , well done Steve...

03-06-2017, 10:22 AM
Beautiful scene.

03-06-2017, 11:13 AM
Nice work Steve, there are a pair of Ospreys regularly nest at Rutland Water near Leicester. It is difficult to see them because of the protection the RSPB have put around them but we found a railway bridge on the road round the reservoir and with a good pair of binoculars we could see them from there. Photographs would be impossible though. :cat:

03-06-2017, 05:07 PM
Fedetony& Tuscanny thank you for your kind comments
Lisa thanks, yes we have seen them at Rutland Water and the spot you mention is a good place to get a good look. We took our scope and we did not regret it.

03-07-2017, 11:05 PM
Nice work!

03-08-2017, 05:05 AM
Thanks Jon.