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07-12-2007, 02:35 PM
I finally finished (more like gave up on) the lettuces !! so here it is :-


07-12-2007, 04:08 PM
This turned out quite well Wilt. I like it.

07-12-2007, 05:15 PM
The pigeon looks great and I like that backdrop as well (sky, bird, leaves.) :)

07-12-2007, 05:22 PM
nice one Wilt looks like a lot of work has gone into it and it shows.

Charlie's Mum
07-12-2007, 06:14 PM
Wil, you've made him altogether much more benign than the ones we have in our garden! :lol: - They nearly turn over the bird table when landing and taking off!

Nice painting BTW :D

07-12-2007, 07:15 PM

You must stop putting the "mange-toute" out on the bird table.!


07-12-2007, 08:13 PM
Nice painting, almost abstract with all the lettuce detail. Must have been a chore. I wouldn't have that much patience, I'm afraid. I'd suggest the first row or two and dab the rest to suggest. Very nice.

07-12-2007, 09:44 PM
I really like the point of view in this one.

Bob Rooney
07-12-2007, 10:12 PM
A bird portrait with a birds eye view. Interesting and well done.

07-12-2007, 10:26 PM
I like this! It reminds me of an Audubon Society display I saw once. Many paintings of birds...very impressive. This would fit right in.

07-12-2007, 10:40 PM
Wilt: Masterfully done! Shows a lot of confidence and patience. The background blurs just right to give that distant effect. The leaves and the main bird are done exceptionally well. The flying bird I would have made slightly smaller and raised him above the clouds into the blue sky, I keep looking at that and it sort of distracts me from the painting. Great artwork.

07-13-2007, 03:39 AM
Turned out very cute.

chammi kaiser
07-13-2007, 04:45 AM
Gosh what a lot of patience you must have to have painted that background. Charming work.

07-13-2007, 10:29 PM
This is so striking! It really makes you take a second and third look. Very nice indeed.

07-14-2007, 04:32 PM
Thanks for all the encouraging comments and by way of an excuse for the size of the flying bird,Tony, I was endeavouring to sort of illustrate the bird i.e perched ,flying and feeding in a group as they do. So the composition included the fllying bird at a size that was reasonable to get a sense of its shape in flight. I hope this makes some sense.

WILT (:^)