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


Thanks for taking a peek,

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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?


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

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,

07-04-2008, 08:38 PM

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


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

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

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

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!!