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Phranque
09-08-2008, 06:33 PM
This is one I'm just finishing of my favourite muse, my blue and gold macaw Razz. I just got a new digital camera and got some shots of her. It was nice to do one for myself between commissions, just painting for the fun of it. It's 20x20 on gallery wrapped canvas.

BeeCeeEss
09-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Very nice, Frank. It's good to see you and Razz both here again. I love the colors and the expression on her face. I especially like your handling of the feathers.

Beverly

~~Kathleen
09-08-2008, 06:46 PM
They have such wondrous colour, and you really captured that!
Well done!
~~Kathleen

sonita
09-08-2008, 07:31 PM
You have captured the whole essence...bravo!! I love this...it's beautiful!!
Soni

Grace5
09-08-2008, 07:39 PM
Great colours and fabulous work on the feathers.

CamiTampa
09-08-2008, 09:35 PM
Nice job. You've done it her justice.
Cami

susme48
09-08-2008, 10:04 PM
Quite beautiful!!

Bizkit
09-08-2008, 10:29 PM
Fantastic work on this!!!!!!! Thanks for posting it for us!!

OkeeKat
09-08-2008, 10:35 PM
OHHH I LOVE THIS Frank!!
Looks just like my daughter's Coco!!
I love this closeup cropped look.. my fav pose!!
funny, saturday i took some more pics of Coco just to paint!!
Razz is gorgeous!!!

*Violet*
09-09-2008, 12:37 AM
love the crop !! ... love the treatment !! ... well done !! ... :thumbsup:

amotwell
09-09-2008, 08:49 AM
Wonderful!

arl
09-09-2008, 09:11 AM
Great work. I like the way you did the feathers.

TxAggieDarlin
09-09-2008, 10:10 AM
This is beautiful. I want to paint a parrot so bad, but have not worked up the nerve :).. Great job

LavenderFrost
09-09-2008, 11:45 AM
Wonderful!

zoropb
09-09-2008, 12:04 PM
Nice work Frank.

Sergio

Phranque
09-09-2008, 08:29 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I made some minor adjustments and signed it. Here is the final:

barsha
09-09-2008, 11:25 PM
Quite enjoyable, Frank.

BeeCeeEss
09-10-2008, 02:14 PM
Hi Frank,

I have a question about how you do feathers. For instance, on the blue feathers on the back of Razz's head, do you paint in a dark ground first, then paint in individual feathers with the lighter blue? Or do you use the dark color we see as shadow under the raised feathers to outline the individual feathers?

Just curious.

Beverly

Phranque
09-10-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks Barsha!

Beverly, thanks for posting. I do the dark shadowed areas first in most cases. I did in this case as well as there is some white in the blue paint, making it more opaque. I did add a dark blue-grey in a couple of the spots on the blue feathers. In the orange-yellow area I pained it in the mid-tones first, adding both the lights and darks later, as was the case with he white skin on her face.

BeeCeeEss
09-10-2008, 03:35 PM
Thanks, Frank. That's pretty much what I thought.

Razz is so cute. I just want to reach over and give her a little tickle!

Beverly

Charlie's Mum
09-10-2008, 04:29 PM
They are beautiful birds - and a joy to paint!
Love the crop Frank and particularly like the eye - good stuff :D