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04-23-2009, 02:45 PM
got this one out after a long lay off, added a few bits to it... c and c welcome.. Paul
04-23-2009, 03:00 PM
how many days did this take you lol!!!love the detail
04-23-2009, 03:11 PM
I dont know how long the whole painting took as it has been put on the backburner for a year, just finishing it off really... Paul
04-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Awesome job. Did you use airbrush in the background? It really works well. It's fun to mix the airbrush in a painting.
04-23-2009, 03:43 PM
I always love your work. No exception this time. Great stuff Paul.
Another superior piece of work from you!
04-23-2009, 04:31 PM
Very nice, the soft focus background works really well :)
04-23-2009, 04:53 PM
This is fabulous - the detail is fantastic.
04-23-2009, 05:21 PM
Amazing. This is really beautiful. Great detail, and I love the way it meshes with the out of focus background!
04-23-2009, 06:58 PM
Everything I've seen from your easel has been exquisite....this is no exception! :clap:
04-23-2009, 07:18 PM
fantastic work :clap:
04-23-2009, 07:48 PM
Very nice! Love the soft background against the highly detailed bird.
04-23-2009, 08:39 PM
Exceptionally good work - I like the way the bird's coloring blends in with the old tree stump, wonderul portrayal of nature's camaflouge.
04-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Just beautiful- the background is great. What depth, and the bird is beautiful. Thanks. Gotta check out your website.
04-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Another Magnificent painting Paul!!:thumbsup:
... hmmm... do you give lessons???:D
04-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Wow, Paul...wonderful work again!!!
04-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Paul, beautiful photo realism!
Beautiful. I love the way you did the feathers.
04-24-2009, 07:02 AM
OMG! Words fail me on seeing some people's work here, and you are always one of them. The bird is terrific alright, but what I LOVE the most is the fence and those little leaves in the foreground. They are so real I could almost pick one. Take a bow!
04-24-2009, 11:15 AM
Amazing as always!
04-24-2009, 11:28 AM
Wow, Impressive work. I love it!
04-24-2009, 01:13 PM
Paul this is just fantastic. How do you achieve the blurred background so well? This is a wonderful painting
04-24-2009, 01:37 PM
I had to care for an American Kestrel once, he was a prickly lil sucker..not serene and majestic like this guy at all... Beautiful work... Talent like this makes me wonder why I bother painting at all.
04-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Oh, Paul, that is just beautiful! The kestrel is one of my favorite birds and you've done a magnificent painting of it.
04-24-2009, 05:18 PM
Much like everyone else, I'm really struck by your use of depth of field.
04-25-2009, 12:22 AM
Very nice. I was wondering about the size of this painting.
04-25-2009, 01:27 AM
Fabulous Paul!! Wonderful feather detail and I love the texture on the post!
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