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CamiTampa
07-03-2008, 11:26 PM
Here's my latest. About 3 hours of work. This is 11 X 14 on Canvas board.

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Thanks for taking a peek,
Cami

Margaret 59
07-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Still can't expand thumbnails Cami but this is looking good from what I can see.

CrystalGA
07-04-2008, 12:12 AM
Rich Colors, I love It:clap:

susme48
07-04-2008, 12:12 AM
I love how he stands out against that beautiful background!!

PiKoonMo
07-04-2008, 12:20 AM
nice! love the back ground. a the birds skin/feathers. i do have a question though. there is a little black area beneath the beak that looks as if it is scratched into. is this the case. the treatment here seems out of place with the rest of the delicately laid brushwork. maybe my eyes are bugging out. just wondering?

~~Kathleen
07-04-2008, 01:37 AM
Does He/She talk Cami?:lol:
If so, it'd probably be saying "Well done!"
~~Kathleen

Eraethil
07-04-2008, 02:46 AM
Great composition. Really captures a personality!

arl
07-04-2008, 08:43 AM
Great colours and I love the way you modeled the bird.

CamiTampa
07-04-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks everyone. This is from a ref photo of the bird. I didn't model it. The beautiful colors were divinely inspired, I just reproduced them.
I did scratch into the paint on the lower beak as the birds beak was very scratched. It seemed to be the best way of being true to the bird. In the real painting it does work well.
Cami

BeeCeeEss
07-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Very nice, Cami. The Eclectus is my husband's favorite parrot so I had to call him to come and take a look. He likes it, too. I like the soft floral background with the pinks contrasting with the parrot's green feathers. Mind telling us what brand of acrylics you use?

Beverly

laf.art
07-04-2008, 04:37 PM
I really like what you've done with the lower beak, colourful painting

CamiTampa
07-04-2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks LAF and Beverly for taking a look. I use alot of different paints, though certain colors I like to stick to certain brands. I like Winsor and Newton for reds, blues, greens and earth tones. I like Grumbacker's yellows and I stock up on whites and blacks on what ever is on sale. Also, When I get paint as gift I always use it regardless of brand. The parrots dark green is a mix of Van Gogh Green and Galeria Crimson, the lighter green is a mix of Galeria light green and the dark green mix. The beak is all Grumbacker, red (its very orange) cad yellow and white.
Thanks again,
Cami

LavenderFrost
07-04-2008, 08:38 PM
Lovely!

edtree
07-05-2008, 07:06 AM
:wave: Well done, Cami! The expression on the bird is so sweet. :D

Elizabeth

debee
07-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Pretty background and the bird is well rendered!

asnowfall
07-06-2008, 10:17 PM
I like the light in the eye the most :-)

Mz_Sketch_Pad
07-06-2008, 10:45 PM
:clap: :clap: the face and the background are priceless. you handled that cutie nicely

OkeeKat
07-08-2008, 05:52 PM
OHHH He is Beautiful Cami!! Just love the background against the little guy its Perfect..shadowing on his body and beak are excellent!! Great Job!! I once had and african gray, blue indian ringneck and a lovebird.. might someday paint them!! Glad I took lotsa pics back then!!