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Old 10-05-2017, 07:05 PM
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The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

Last evening I was watching a most unusual sunset from my studio's West window, as the sun dipped behind the distant hills - Much to my surprise, a Gold Finch landed on the spent sunflowers that I had planted outside this window and began feasting on the remaining seeds left in the head - I was taken back by this, because they are normally the first to leave and head South -I guess he was a "straggler" -

Fortunately, he remained long enough for me to do a very quick and rough pencil sketch - Spent the night working up the painting before the image escaped me - Finished it up today ( I see that it still needs work on the clouds; got tired I guess ) -

Painting: Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 16; Palette: Cadmium Yellow Light, Rose Madder Genuine, Vermilion, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Cremnitz White -

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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

Nice! The Goldfinch is almost hidden in the color.
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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

Snoball: I see that - Plus I am not that pleased with my clouds - I had to hang it up at 1:30am - My eyes were not focusing well anymore - Will have to work on this some more -

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P.S. It was an extraordinary sunset - Got caught in the color
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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

You've got a very recognizable style. Your work is always filled with warmth. Perhaps you're bringing some of the fire from your blacksmithing into your paintings.
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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

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Snoball: I see that - Plus I am not that pleased with my clouds - I had to hang it up at 1:30am - My eyes were not focusing well anymore - Will have to work on this some more -

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P.S. It was an extraordinary sunset - Got caught in the color
Don't take me wrong Oldglory, I like that it is almost hidden in the color, makes a nice surprise when you see it.
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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

Phranque: Thank you - I find Nature to be very warm and inviting; a place that one wants to remain- Sort of like a Mother's womb; all of your needs are taken care of and you do not wish to leave -

Pleased that you visited
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Snoball: Thanks - I appreciate the explanation
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Youve got a great bit of nature where you live Hud. The feeling i have is it like molten metal pools. Swirling colours and nature combined. I get it. Thanks for sharing this !
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Re: The Straggler -( X- Posted in A & W )

Raffless: Thanks for viewing and your comments -

I am surrounded by "Nature"; my closest and best neighbor - Nothing to get in the way of enjoying all that She puts forth - One just has to be sure they do not get to involved with oneself or they will miss grand opportunities of inspiration -

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