View Full Version : Heron and Hornbill in Bird Series A-Z

02-14-2011, 12:15 AM
For this week it is "H" and i am submitting two , Great Blue Heron, suggested by Cathy and Great Hornbill. A study in contrast , perhaps.
Both 10 x 8 in. in Acrylic colors.
Next week for "I" , I could identify only one - IBIS .




02-14-2011, 01:22 AM
Outstanding pieces both of them! That Hornbill is unusual looking, isn't it? I really like the colors on the Crane.

Ibis sounds perfect for the "I".

02-14-2011, 02:07 AM
Excellent - especially the hornbill. That is wonderful!!

02-14-2011, 05:02 AM
Venkat, they just keep getting better and better. Love them both. You are bcoming quite the master of this. I hope you will consider the Lyrebird for L.

Diane Cutter
02-14-2011, 07:03 AM
Love the movement in the top one, ready to walk off the page. We have all come to expect treasures every time you upload a new bird. Well done on this series... :thumbsup:


02-14-2011, 08:36 AM
Heron.....its my pick of both of these... I tried to design my garden ponds around the idea of making them Heron proof....tough to do... great work and what a cool lesson in birds.

Harry Seymour
02-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Simply beautiful. I really like your tonal effects between foreground and background--very subtle and very effective.

02-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Stunnerating! These are striking! Love the crisp feel.

Thanx 4 posting, this pleaseth our eye. Greg

02-14-2011, 11:27 AM
The hornbill is great, I do like the contrast.

We have a pretty little bird where we live called the indigo bunting; maybe you could try one of those.


02-14-2011, 01:32 PM
Love the heron. His eye and the little whisp of feathers on top of his head. That hornbill is quite a different bird. I like the indigo bunting saw one on vacation the color on them is spectacular. I was actually looking forward to Monday because you indicated you would be posting them. One way to make a nice Monday.

02-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Gorgeous! Love the coloring of the heron and the hornbill is awesome!:clap::clap:

02-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Great job on them both Venkat! I like both of them I can't pick a favourite this time their both beautiful!

02-14-2011, 06:45 PM

02-14-2011, 09:06 PM
Very nice Venkat. I love your coloring.

02-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Lorna ;Thank you . Hornbill provides the contrast with its form and color.
Patrick : you must have made the pictures materialize . I had problem uploading as before. Thank you for your comments .
Lesley : I understand your preference for "L" ( just joking) . Lyrebird is a real challenge to draw with its flowing fancy feathers. I shall give a try provided I get a good reference
Diane,Rodman, Harry, Greg, Thank you all for your compliments.
Amy :. Indigo is a qualifying name . It is Bunting coming under "B"
Angela, Paige, Pamela, Karen, Lynn . Thank you for your nice words.


02-14-2011, 11:47 PM
Hey Venkat, why do you think you should do a lyrebird? Yes, it is a tricky one with its very pale flowing tail especially on a white board. A real challenge. But I know you can do this and would love to see it.

By the way, the lyrebird is a fascinating bird. We have them just out of our area but they are rarely seen. They do this amazing mating call and mimic all the birds in the bush. It's quite funny to see one sounding exactly the same as a laughing kookaburra. Amazing creatures. The wonderments of nature.

02-15-2011, 06:33 AM
All of the birds you've done have been wonderful Venkat......I think you should have a book published when you complete the alphabet.....'A to Z' of Birds.

02-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Two more great additions to your series. Love the Hornbill. What an odd looking bird. :thumbsup:

Diana Lee
02-15-2011, 12:19 PM
Both are absolutely beautiful!! The Horn-bill looks like something you might find on a prehistoric island. Very well executed!!