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Old 11-01-2002, 06:39 AM
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Great Egret

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I have used most mediums before but not Acrylics, so I decided to give Acrylics a try. The Canvas was originally for an Elephant Oil painting, But the Elephant wondered off, so I decided to use the Canvas for the Great Egret. It is about 1000mmH x 850mmW or 40inH x 34inW I do not usually paint on such large a Canvas.

Having not used Acrylics before, I had to work out the best way to use them to suit my style as well as attaining the effect that I wanted to attain. I stumbled and fell a lot as I went and I got a little tired of picking myself up all of the time...But I am a very patient and determined person thankfully.

The painting took me around three hundred hours, I hope that you enjoy viewing my first Acrylic...I do not know if I will attempt another!!!!

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Old 11-01-2002, 06:44 AM
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Old 11-01-2002, 07:32 AM
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omg! The detail is just amazing! All I can say is WOW!
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Old 11-01-2002, 08:31 AM
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Your work is
absolutely fabulous!!!!

why not trying another one????
i like very very much the dark background and the way you rendered the feather is fantastic....
Waiting for your next painting.... CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 11-01-2002, 09:52 AM
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Gaka....simply amazing....your work is wonderful. Your frog in the pastel forum was stupendous and now this Egret in acrylic is just a show stopper!!

I'd be interested to hear why you don't want to attempt another acrylic. If we could hear what bothered you most about the acrylics, perhaps someone else has worked out a method that would work better for you.

I'd love to see more of your work!

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Old 11-01-2002, 10:11 AM
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you definately should continue with acrylics!! this painting looks soo much like an actual picture. I paint in acrylics myself, and never knew you could achieve such an effect, like the feathers.
the way you did the foliage as well...........................

You should do a step by step demonstration!!!

This is an extremely fine piece!!!


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Old 11-01-2002, 10:13 AM
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Absolutely awsome! This is an amazing job for your first time in this medium. Love the detail and the color!
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Old 11-01-2002, 11:39 AM
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I tell my students (and anyone else who will listen) that it isn't the medium, but what the artist does with the medium, that is essential.

Obviously, since this is your first acrylic painting, you know a great deal about colour, light, shadow, composition, etc., and you were able to apply this knowledge expertly to a new medium.

Awesome work. I'm an acrylic artist, but I don't really care what media you decide to pursue. I'm sure that whatever medium you choose, the work will be incredible.

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Old 11-01-2002, 11:50 AM
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That's beautiful. I never thought that such fine detail could be achieved with acrylics. You must have an infinite amount of patience.

The whole thing is absolutely stunning!
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Old 11-01-2002, 01:00 PM
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Thumbs up ABSOLUTE!

I'd love to have this on my wall!
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Old 11-01-2002, 02:08 PM
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Just beautiful
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Old 11-01-2002, 04:35 PM
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Hi everyone and thank you for your comments and kind praise

JMF...I have endless patience when it comes to my creative and artistic work....But unfortunately it fails me in many other areas!!!

Keith....I agree with you totaly, it is how they use it and the effect that they achieve with it. I also paint photorealism in Pastel, Oil, W/Color, Pencil and Pen and Ink. But not as much as I should

KU....I probably will paint Acrylics again...BUT not for a while. It has been more than 3 Weeks since I finished the Egret and I am so drained that I do not have any interest nor enthusiasm for painting at all. My paintings are very time consuming, emotionaly, mentally and physically draining.

I like to push the mediums that I work in the the extreme, where people question the medium and it shows People just how versitile all Mediums can be. That is not to say that everyone should paint fine detail, But there is a style in there somewhere for everyone.......there is a part of me that wants to apply paint with a Shovel and a Broom just to get out of the photorealism prison that I feel like I am in sometimes!!!!!

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Absolutely stunning! Please post your painting in General Critique and in the Animal/Wildlife forum so others here can enjoy this exquisite piece of art!
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this is simply amazing.....the feathers are...well...amazing!!! how did you get those lines like that?! what's your technique (if you dont' midn sharing that is )

this is stunning!

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