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02-21-2006, 06:44 PM
I really enjoyed painting this one, the metal as much as the bird.
Hope you enjoy!
02-21-2006, 07:36 PM
Yes, I did enjoy it Gigi. Another beauty to go with your others. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
02-21-2006, 10:12 PM
Just beautiful, such detail for a little painting....I'm so impressed. Your work is awesome! janine
02-22-2006, 08:43 AM
Pretty - I like the way his face is pointed toward the viewer.
02-22-2006, 11:38 AM
Quick question, how do you protect it since it's watercolor? I'd hate to let them go and then one drip......AAAHHHH. Thanks in advance if you answer me! janine
02-22-2006, 03:13 PM
Janine, sometimes I spray them with a very thin coat of fixative. But most times I leave them as is. I send them in plastic trading card sleeves so they are protected.
He is gorgeous ! Look on his face is one of "What are YOU looking at?"I tried to spray fix one this morning and it made the glue let go (I had glued the W/c paper to a piece of matt board.
I just tried to re-glue it with some acrylic medium - will see if that holds.:evil:
02-24-2006, 09:03 AM
sks, I'm curious : what medium do you use? Is there a reason you glue your watercolor paper on a matt board?
I glued it to matboard cause it was the first one i did and I was experimenting with different procedures that I found on line.
Actually I really like the feel of having the matboard backing, it feels more substantial somehow. I re-glued it and it's fine.
I also did one on canvas paper and one on scratchboard and will also glue those on matboard - I really like it.
02-27-2006, 02:22 AM
This is a gorgeous little bird. So perfect in details.
02-27-2006, 04:20 AM
Gigi - I'm an accidental visitor and we are just starting a "A-Z Birds of the World" challenge/project in the Watercolor forum.
If we can approach any where near your standard we will be very happy.
02-27-2006, 09:31 AM
Thanks you for all your comments. They're really encouraging!
And Doug, that's quite a compliment... I really admire your work! :thumbsup: I just joined the A-Z bird challenge - someone had dropped out and I filled his spot (still waiting for confirmation though) I just hope I can keep up!
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