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Lady Carol
09-18-2005, 06:14 PM
Finally off the easel. :clap: :clap: :clap: It is done, I hope, unless you guys see any glaring errors.

36X48 inches, W&N Finity Acrylics.
C&C welcome as always.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2005/11811-hawk-finished-small.JPG

Charlie's Mum
09-18-2005, 06:39 PM
So this is night fishing??????:D
Like the angles/movement of the bird very much. :D

gurleygirl
09-18-2005, 07:02 PM
Wow Carol!! I can feel the movement!
Tracey

nevbogus
09-18-2005, 07:03 PM
magnificent carol. the bird is beautifully rendered and the background perfectly reflects the speed of the attack.

nes7827
09-18-2005, 07:06 PM
Oh I remember another one of yours...this is fantastic too, and I don't even usually go for this type of work.. a BIG exception here! The blue is killing, the stop action/blue really riveting, congratulations..-Nick

Lady Carol
09-18-2005, 07:24 PM
Maureen: thanks. Maybe you need to adjust the brightness on your 'puter. Colours are relatively true to life. :)

Tracey: thanks for the kind comments. :wave:

Dean: thank you too. I am glad the speed of the bird comes through. :D

Nick: thank you for the valued comments and compliments :wave:

JanB
09-18-2005, 08:02 PM
Stunning!! So glad you included that beautiful rich blue in the water it creates a powerful and exciting environment for a powerful and exciting subject!!

Faded
09-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Great work Carol. The color and shading of the eagle are very life like, and the sense of motion is fantastic.
-David

tURBOCAT
09-18-2005, 08:25 PM
Oh my - you've captured it!!! Dynamite.

Johnnie

Marty C
09-18-2005, 08:40 PM
Carol, this is sensational! Everything is superb, and a fantastic job on the water - the blue is just too good!
I hope you posted over in wildlife, they will love this, I know I do!

Nitsa
09-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Carol this was well worth waiting for. Terrific movement, colour and modelling of the bird...Love the title also. :clap:

Just one thing missing as far as I can see....signature??? ;)

Lady Carol
09-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Jan: thank you. I like the blue too. I'll tell you a secret (well up close it is not really a secret.....there is puple in there :D Shhhhhh!!! Don't tell anyone.

David: thanks for popping by. Speed is good. I am glad you like it.

Marty: actually I haven't posted over there. I didn't think of them :eek: Thanks for the compliments.

Anita: I did sign it, lower left :D From my point of view not well worth waiting for......took waaaayyyyyyy too long. Nearly gave it up with the exception, I am afraid of admitting defeat.

bullyluvver
09-19-2005, 04:05 AM
WOW!!! Lovely painting. I like the blue in the water - it really brings it alive.
Gail

kieran
09-19-2005, 06:06 AM
Very nice. Beautiful work
Rgds Kieran :)

Nitsa
09-19-2005, 09:13 AM
Nearly gave it up with the exception, I am afraid of admitting defeat.

Glad to hear it! ;)

Bertoni
09-19-2005, 09:53 AM
Carol:
It's so full of life! :clap: Looking at it, I can almost feel the wind's movement flowing from the wings!!

Lady Carol
09-19-2005, 03:56 PM
Gail: thank you :D

Kieran: appreciate the kind comments

Bertoni: :wave: look out it just missed your head LOL!!!! Thanks for the comments.

jan409
09-19-2005, 05:17 PM
i love it, it looks so real, the movement is good and colors wonderful. Jan409

Lady Carol
09-19-2005, 05:26 PM
Jan: thank you :D :wave:

Serenity
09-19-2005, 06:01 PM
Wonderful piece of work, Carol!! :clap: :clap:

3chaway9
09-19-2005, 06:44 PM
:wave: Hi Carol,
excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap: ....i knew it would be...it's wonderful....all of it....and what a size......i have just bought 2 at 36''x36'' scaring me to death...never done more than 18''x24''... :eek:

Lady Carol
09-19-2005, 07:21 PM
Serena: Hi. Thanks for dropping by.

Caroline: it will be a long time before I do a painting of this size again. My largest prior to this was 24X36. Ha!! I thought I was up to this. All I can say is make sure it fits on your easel. Thanks for the comments.

3chaway9
09-20-2005, 09:08 AM
Hi again Carol........i thought i would hang it on a couple of nails....and tape some paper around for the splashes....well thats the idea...lol...i actually painted 2 thin wooden panels before....forget about that...they were about.....16''x36''....i did them a year ago and they hung in the side windows of my daughters cafe i sold them recently....first ever sale.... :cat:

Lady Carol
09-20-2005, 11:22 AM
Congrats on the sale Caroline. The other thing I learnt, if you are going to hang it on a wall, good lighting is a must.

Leslie Pz
09-20-2005, 11:55 AM
Holy Cr*p, Carol! This is wonderful!!! You really have a nice touch. Background is wonderful and really compliments the bird! Nice movement and great "focal point"!

Definitely a winner!!!
-Les

Leslie Pz
09-20-2005, 11:55 AM
Great title, too!

T Christensen
09-20-2005, 01:17 PM
Beautiful..........great water and reflection........TerryC

bjcpaints
09-20-2005, 01:22 PM
Fantastic Carol!!! You sped to the finish at the end - I am so glad you stuck with it!
Barbara

chaz
09-20-2005, 03:18 PM
Nice work. I saw the real model on the river yesterday. He caught one too. Excellent painting. I envy you. No! Envy is not the word. Marvel at you is better.

Chuck

Lady Carol
09-20-2005, 04:39 PM
Les: thank you. I appreciate the pseudo :eek: swear-word. Shhhh!!! Don't say it out loud...little ones have ears and tend to be parrots.

TerryC: thanks for popping by too and commenting. :wave

Barbara: thanks :wave:

Chuck: no need to marvel. Just a squillion layers of paint

krystakaye
09-20-2005, 06:18 PM
MARVELOUS! I am so glad you got to finish this one... a real treat to see!!! Beautifully done!

Lady Carol
09-20-2005, 09:18 PM
Thank you Krysta. I am glad you enjoyed it.

SilverLady
09-21-2005, 10:46 AM
As usual, your work is beautiful. Love the colors in this painting. An awesome job, well done.

SilverLady

Lady Carol
09-21-2005, 10:54 AM
Lois: :o Thank you for the kind comments.