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Old 05-18-2019, 06:35 AM
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Nothing But Gold

Gold finches are such beautiful little birds with their gorgeous yellow plummage as they fly around area fields and gardens.
These little birds tend to flutter around so much it can be hard to catch a good reference, however the males in their bright yellow feathering are a strong contrast against their normal surroundings it seems.
This is an acrylic painting on panel (11 by 14 approx) of a male Gold Finch as he sits amongst the dandelions sampling the vergetaion. A virtual buffet of greens to eat. LOL

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Old 05-18-2019, 09:32 AM
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Very nifty. I would maybe add some red into the dandelion stems for a little more color contrast. Maybe some purple in the shadows, too. I really like it. 😊
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:37 AM
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Thanks so much Ginny...yes I agree about the subtle reds into the stems on the dabdelions. The original actually had more of the earthy reds ...I seem to always have trouble getting a decent photo. LOL
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Nicely done.
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Re: Nothing But Gold

Very sweet little bird. We get lots of goldfinches eating the thistle seeds in our untidy garden.
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Beautiful piece. One of my favorite birds!
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So pretty - very nice work!
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Re: Nothing But Gold

Michelle- thanks so much for the comments...always very appreciated.
Have a great weekend.
Graphicali- always appreciate the wonderful comments here in the acrylic forum...look forward to seeing your next painting too.
Rob- always so good to get your comments my friend....they are beautiful little birds for sure. Have a great day.
Barbara- thanks so much, I appreciate the comments always. Have a great weekend.

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Lovely.
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Beautiful! Please post in the A+W forum too.
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Hi! John, the wonders of camouflage....even w all the gold, nice capture! ;-) r/marianne
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Thanks so much everyone....

Gayle- Very much appreciate your wonderful comments always.

Christel - i appreciate your comments ...will try to post it over in A&W.

Marianne- yes these little guys blen in well to the dandelions and varied greens...thanks again.

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Re: Nothing But Gold

Lovely painting of the bird and I also like the way you handled the dandelions.

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Re: Nothing But Gold

Hi Maureen
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments and the tip of using a colour for underpainting that is needed in the final painting. Yes I actually have seen and tried this with other colours to give a subtle hint of that subtle colour I am looking for in the overall finished piece. It really works well.....thanks so much for the tip and of course the comments always.
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Re: Nothing But Gold

Beautifully done.
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