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Old 03-18-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

So sweet! I can't wait to see the rest of your bird paintings. The robin and long-tailed tit are my two favourite birds.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:50 AM
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evartpat, FaeLynn, maryinasia, artask and Sarah: Thank you so much for your encouraging comments!!

Well, I did not finish a painting last week as I thought I would. I will post here now the bullfinch I painted over and will start on again, and the nearly finished long tail tit.



The bird itself was coming along just fine I think, but then I decided that the background left like this did not work as I wanted, and I had gotten smudge marks on it, and the book pages were not as even as I would have wanted. So, I erased the bird and twigs, and gave it a layer of modeling paste. Now I will give it a few washes of acrylics before I start on the bird again.

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There is some tweaking left to do, the feathers needs a final layer, and I think that I have to broaden the twig it is sitting on, and then paint the claws. The background here is a collage of book pages and song texts.

C&C are more than welcome, it is a work in progress now!
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

Beautiful work. I absolutely love the backgrounds on all of these! I especially like the contrast between the white bird and the deep red in your latest piece.
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Great idea with the background! The robin is wonderfully painted.
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Lovely little bird paintings!
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Thank you Paige, Brigitte and Lexy so much!!!
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

I finished the Long-tailed tit painting today! I call it 'Orange', and it was done on a 20x20 cm canvas with acrylics, oils, and a lot of different papers. The only thing I am not totally happy with is the eye. Somehow it just wouldn't work. Maybe if I let it rest for a couple of weeks I can then try to do something about it again. W&w always welcome!

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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

Wonderful. Love this latest one.
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

Ohhhh, I really like this series!

Very inventive! I'm loving the very different backgrounds you're giving these Really adds a new layer of thought and creativity.



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I love this painting, and find the background charming!
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Song Birds , very nice and unique.
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

I think you've captured these all beautifully - very nice and a clever idea.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:39 AM
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

Chammi, Nancy, ncgirl, Dave and Karen: Thank you all so much for your kind support!!! I had a lot of fun with these backgrounds, and I am so happy that others than me find them interesting too!

By the way: I changed the title of this latest one to "Sing for me..." as that is the title of the song on the music sheet in the background

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They're all very nice and delicate I like the bg great idea for a serie
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Re: Small 20x20cm paintings serie birds

Thank you Robert: I am having a lot of fun with the backgrounds!

Some more experiments coming now: I totally forgot to upload my following small 20x20 cm bird painting, again a small robin, but totally different from the first one. Here I have done the background in acrylic as usual, on a canvas covered with book pages and other paper. I have drawn in the bird right from the outset which is uncommon for me. Usually I paint the background first, and then I decide what bird to fit upon the background. This time however I started the whole painting as a drawing, with both charcoal and ink marker for the bird and twig together with the acrylic. The result is maybe not going to be as painterly as the others, but I am having fun experimenting with this.



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