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lstrvr
01-27-2012, 12:37 AM
This is my latest painting, whose title I am still unsure of, but it is of two Sandhill Cranes. I believe the one in the foreground to be the youngster of the parent in the background. We are having a juried show this spring in which the theme is 'Cranes'. I do not do much wildlife art but thought this might be a fun change from what I have been painting recently. My wife and I went out one day in what we thought was going to be a fruitless attempt to find a crane to photograph and was overwhelmed when we came upon this duo! We took a ton of photos and decided on this composition.

It is 16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas. All C&C is welcome!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2012/215139-Finished_Cranes_1600x1200.jpg

Raymo
01-27-2012, 01:14 AM
Wow, reminds me of the Hautmans. Just beautiful !

Kathrin G.
01-27-2012, 02:59 AM
This is just fabulous Neil, WoW, WoW, WoW :clap: :clap: :clap:
I would wish you luck for the show but by all means, you wont need luck. This is a winner without a doubt.

thesnowybee
01-27-2012, 03:34 AM
Omg this is fab. Im deleting my first thread in acrylics and giving up

chammi kaiser
01-27-2012, 03:59 AM
That is a stunningly lovely painting. The plumage is superb.

Karen70
01-27-2012, 08:12 AM
Wow, it's an absolutely stunning painting. It all looks so realistic, like a photo. Good luck with it in the spring.
Karen

susme48
01-27-2012, 10:12 AM
This is amazing!! Wonderful job!

Sixoclock
01-27-2012, 10:38 AM
Wow. Just wow. You're amazing.

noodle1
01-27-2012, 11:08 AM
Another Wow..this is stunning, I'm sure this will get you some extreme attention at that show, best of luck, it's everything that's been said and more!

lstrvr
01-27-2012, 01:59 PM
Thank you so much for all the nice comments! It was a fun challenge painting something different and I am overall happy with the result.

lt_scout
01-27-2012, 02:03 PM
I'm not a huge fan of wildlife art until I saw this... just fantastic

connievanwinssen
01-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Beautifully painted!:)

gaykir
01-27-2012, 02:26 PM
Stunning! The detain is incredible.

BeeCeeEss
01-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Incredible and beautifully done!

Beverly

mimirosekfym4n
01-27-2012, 03:09 PM
wow beautiful colors very realistic! Love it

levanty
01-27-2012, 03:11 PM
So life-like I expected one of them to move. That light blue really pops out at first glance. Shockingly good work. Best of luck at the show.

Wassie
01-27-2012, 03:15 PM
This is beautiful. I love it.

querin
01-27-2012, 05:39 PM
Beautiful love the details.
querin

Mustbenuts
01-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Stunning! I love everything about this.

OkeeKat
01-27-2012, 07:05 PM
:eek: WOW and WOW is right!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I LOVE IT!!!
Awesome worked details as usualy Neil!!
I had no doubt it would be beautiful before I opened it.
I just love the tones in the feaathers and the water/grasses etc.
You are such an inspiration!!
:heart:

Ms Nan
01-27-2012, 10:27 PM
You were so fortunate to find these beautiful cranes, and your photos must have been awesome. The painting is just gorgeous, and you will no doubt do very well in the juried show.

lstrvr
01-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Thank you again for the nice comments, and a very sincere thank you to Kathie! That is very nice of you to say!

bertschikon
01-28-2012, 10:26 AM
Beautiful painting Neil. More power to your elbow!

tommyjav
02-27-2012, 05:00 AM
WOW! Amazing! Stunning!
Tommy

chammi kaiser
02-27-2012, 05:10 AM
Absolutely stunning work as usual. This is a real master work.

amichael
02-27-2012, 05:34 AM
This is stunning! I hope you do really well in the show!

Charlie's Mum
02-27-2012, 09:19 AM
Rather special!
Good luck with the show - any news yet?

ArtMusicFilm
02-27-2012, 09:29 AM
Beautiful painting! :-)

Devoted 2Art
02-27-2012, 11:58 AM
WOW!! Delightfully incredible. I am amazed at how you've mastered this medium. Thanks for sharing. Truly motivational.
-John

NeilF92
02-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Excellent - always nice when you can turn one of your own photos into something special as you have done here .

Rose4U
02-27-2012, 08:08 PM
:clap: WOW!

Jayde
02-28-2012, 01:12 AM
You should do more wildlife. This is stunning.

skappy
02-28-2012, 02:37 AM
Very good Neil the composition works well too good luck for the show
Robert

Jackie339
02-28-2012, 09:09 PM
fabulous!

JoanED
03-01-2012, 02:23 AM
You may not do wildlife usually but , I think you've done these Cranes beautifully! I think they're a winner already too! Their feathers and heads are just glorious! Bravo! ~ Joan

paznbaz
03-01-2012, 03:07 AM
Now that's a classy piece of work. Beautiful!!!

Paul
www.paulbennettfineart.com

lavenderlady1
03-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Beautiful piece of work Neil! So much detail, must have taken a while to do? Composition is perfect as well. Cheers, Brenda

bluemoonstar
03-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Oh wow!!! its beautiful!!!

everwind
03-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Amazing work, just breathtaking. Bravo from one Canuck to another

SheilaM
03-06-2012, 12:58 AM
Fabulous work, stunning! All around wonderful job.

AllisonR
03-06-2012, 02:39 AM
Nice photo. Where's your painting?
OK seriously, everything has been covered here. Excelent technical skill. Nice composition as well. I really like the vertical grasses compared to the rounded feathers, these patterns together remind me of the elegant, stylized posters from the 1900s. Color choices, the blues and yellows compliment each other so well. Cranes show - I'll bet you'll take 1st.

jellymassee
03-06-2012, 09:55 AM
I think you've got a winner there! Just gorgeous!

jthomasart
04-28-2012, 07:31 PM
Wow!!!! Truly amazing.....

M Douglas
04-28-2012, 09:46 PM
Beautifully painted Neil!
Melodie

lstrvr
04-29-2012, 01:32 AM
Thank you again for all the nice comments! I was surprised to see this thread show up again. The show went quite well and had a lot of nice paintings juried in, but unfortunately this painting was passed over for any awards. It did sell however, as well as another of mine, so I didn't leave disappointed. Thank you again for the positive feedback!

Bruce Collins
04-29-2012, 01:47 PM
Nice work on the feathers. Amazing detail. :)

Diddley
04-29-2012, 09:25 PM
This is incredible... wow. You should definitely paint more wildlife! Awesome job.

Eraethil
04-29-2012, 11:10 PM
So well done! You make wildlife look effortless.

isuki
05-01-2012, 11:26 PM
Happy to hear of your success. The color and composition really struck me in this piece. Pleasantly, it also left me with the feeling I had been viewing a Japanese painting. Beautiful. :)

jonc50
05-11-2012, 12:00 AM
Very very nice. Excellent composition and execution. Nice subject matter.
Overall beautiful job!
Jon C.