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Old 04-15-2012, 09:37 AM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

Nobody will notice if that tree is missing, and I do agree it is a little distracting, at least where it's placed right now... It's in no way meant to be the focus of the painting, I'm sure, and you have an artistic license to carry a brush and make the changes you deem necessary!

I also miss something colorful at the birdhouse, since I follow his gaze. It's not a type of thing that would attract a hummingbird, they would have been down in the flowers, I'd go for a cardinal or bluebird. (Can you tell I'm an official Backyard Bird Counter? )
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

Beautiful painting, Nora. Love the colour and atmosphere. Some birds hovering around the bird house might be nice.

Title idea: "Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul..."

Oh, and I remember you from another group. I thought it was you as soon as I saw your Avatar.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:08 PM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

I am calling it finished. I have spent a week working on it off and on and it is time to move on. I like "Peace and Dreams" suggested by someone too. Appreciate all the help and feedback.
Not sure why but when I work on a larger painting like this I see so many "things" that need fixed.

I glazed some more green over the offending tree and left it there because I think there is a fountain back there and I can't make that up. Brightened the highlight on him and I think that part works better. Put some martins in the martin house.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:56 AM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

reincarnation dreams !!
if at first you don't succede !!!!
give skydiving a miss !!

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:22 AM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

How about "The Daily Show"?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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Re: Needing as title please... old guy watching birds

At Peace

I have mixed emotions about this painting, on the one hand it seems so sad. He is all alone near the end of life, perhaps his wife is already passed. very sad

on the other hand, the bright promise of another spring and hope springs eternal. Perhaps he is content, proud of the life he's lived, and fondly remembering how much his late wiffe enjoyed the spring flowers- perhaps he grumbled at her about how much the planting of annuals every year cost. Now he wishes she was still here to see them again-yet he he is also thinking of their good times together.

and that IMHO is the mark of Fine Art, it tells us a story and makes us emotional.

Thanx 4 posting, this pleaseth our eye, Greg
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