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Title: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 10:44:51 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

Download the template  HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-14-birds-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on April 15, 2012, 10:25:28 PM
Dennis wanted to say thanks for another great class. I have a suggestion. I thought of this when you were doing the class. You know when you begin the painting you trace out the subject. How about already have one completely {traced}. Then take another one and show a little bit how you trace for the newbies. It would save you a lot of time.
Just an idea. Or as we say here, Food for thought.  ;D Have a great day today.  :yippee:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 15, 2012, 10:47:59 PM
Grest idea Nina. I was thinking the same.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on April 15, 2012, 11:22:59 PM
I painted along.
Because I didn't get the outline before the class I wouldn't have been able to do this today if you hadn't traced the whole bird. I could get the tracing done in advance if I could work out how to get the template a bit sooner. As Nina and Gloria say it would give you more time if you need it Dennis.
I have fixed the back feathers which are a bit disconnected in this photo - my camera battery has died so will not post it 
until i've had another look at the photo of the bird. I put too much masking fluid on the neck and had to fiddle with it.

Thanks for the lesson Dennis - It's an interesting challenge!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 15, 2012, 11:23:28 PM
Good suggestion and will implement it.  :thankyou: It will save quite a bit of time.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on April 15, 2012, 11:25:41 PM
Oops, forgot to post
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 15, 2012, 11:29:41 PM
Karen, the template is normally given out 48 hrs before the time.

This can be got under the new lesson heading on the live class  postings. Scroll to the top and you will see the date I added the template. In future you can look there.

I also email the template to all who have booked up to 48 hrs before the event.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 15, 2012, 11:35:16 PM
Very well done for a paint-along as I had to rush it a bit.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I am surprised that anyone kept up at all  O0

Just check the right hand wing at the top of the page - needs to be fixed up. Also the brown feathers must start higher up towards the neck. Excellent.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 16, 2012, 12:38:37 AM
Very well done Karen.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 16, 2012, 01:58:54 AM
Karen, I was wondering if someone was painting along.  I thought it would be an unthinkable challenge.  Then, here, against the odds, you have done a fabulous paint along!   :congrats:

You are amazing!

Dennis, I really enjoyed the class.  Thanks so much.  I learned a lot even about the tui bird.   :)

I was halfway through painting the man in the boat and the water reflections, finished it after the class.

It's been a great day for  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 16, 2012, 03:26:01 AM
Glad you enjoyed the class. When I started to paint I thought I would never be able to finish in time. ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 16, 2012, 03:32:41 AM
Karen..........WOW

Dennis, learned so much today

Regards to all
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Maryna on April 16, 2012, 04:23:27 AM
wow very nice Karen, as usual you produce excellent work. I see big things gonna happen for you one day.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 16, 2012, 04:41:45 AM
I'm looking forward to reading this thread as it progresses. I'm liking these Water Colour studies and productions.
Dennis is amazing at teaching and painting these.  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on April 16, 2012, 05:33:05 AM
 :thankyou: Thanks everyone for your comments and Dennis for your advice. I'm constantly surprised by the amount of encouragement you guys give. I looked at some Tui pics and have fixed the bird a bit but it's too late to get thin feather curls from the white of the paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 16, 2012, 05:53:20 AM
That's much better - now you have a very recognizable Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on April 16, 2012, 08:03:03 AM
well done karen what a great painting of the tui bird!!!    and for  :painting:  along,  BRAVO!   unfortunately couldn't see the paint along had a lot of buffering disappointed but looking really forward to the replay.  again well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Helenty on April 16, 2012, 08:53:47 AM
Wonderful job on your bird Karen, i will have a go whenn the replay comes out.Looks really interesting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 10:48:14 AM
First of all:  :thankyou: Dennis for this great class! It was so interesting to watch you painting this bird, I learned a lot. A really fantastic class!

Karen, your bird is wonderful, looks really good, so realistic!  O0 I think you did a great job. Congratulations!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on April 16, 2012, 01:01:07 PM
Wonderful job, Karen! :clap: Unfortunately, I was out of town and missed the lesson.  Will have to watch the replay.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Rkymtnmary on April 16, 2012, 01:28:31 PM
SO well done, Karen.  I admire anyone's ability to keep up like that.  Great job!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: GailBrown on April 16, 2012, 02:49:43 PM
Love the Tui bird.  Congrats Karen-you are fearless! Thanks Dennis for introducing us to him.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on April 16, 2012, 05:25:41 PM
Karen your painting is amazing  :clap: . Thanks Dennis for such a wonderful class.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on April 17, 2012, 02:53:10 AM
Karen, that is beautiful.  Mine didn't turn out so well today.  Couldn't get the colors right.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 17, 2012, 02:58:12 AM
The Tui actually looks like that until it appears in the sunlight when all its brilliance suddenly shows up.

The Tui at my house stays in the shade of the trees normally so I only see it in this colour. On occasions it will sit on a branch in the sun and then it looks like the painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 17, 2012, 11:42:49 AM
 :congrats:  Your tui bird looks great!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on April 17, 2012, 11:58:00 AM
W   your tui bird looks great  well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 17, 2012, 12:15:44 PM
I couldn't get online at all Sunday afternoon.   :tongue:  None yesterday either. Oh well....
Your birds are looking great, looking forward to seeing a few more.
 :congrats:  Bravo Team PB!   :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on April 17, 2012, 07:44:34 PM
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words.  I have never seen a Tui so I wasn't sure what color to use and I missed some of the class when you said what you mixed to get the color you were using.  All the birds I have seen on the forum look great.  Denis, you are a great teacher. :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 17, 2012, 09:11:54 PM
Karen

The re work is awesome!!!  magnificent job :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

I am so glad you showed us the "before & after"  I know seeing the "after" encourages me to take the chance and re-work a painting.  ( can you say, Grumble, grumble,"Dramatic Clouds" ? )

To accomplish what you did with out all the info is a major feat :clap: :clap:
P.S. Welcome  :hug:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on April 18, 2012, 12:31:04 AM
Dennis is right W, we have a pair of tuis in our Kowhai tree and they look a bit like blackbirds with tiny beards until they get sun on them - like your bird.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 20, 2012, 08:42:31 PM
I painted a Tui Bird!  What fun!

I'm caught up with the watercolor lessons!   :yippee:

Getting caught up doesn't mean I'm done, I need to go back and repeat some of them.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 20, 2012, 08:56:54 PM
Lillian, your tui bird is absolutely amazing and you did it so fast.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 20, 2012, 09:01:13 PM
Your Tui is looking great  :clap: :clap: :clap: Very happy with what you have done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on April 20, 2012, 09:14:02 PM
Lillian Awesome job!!! You are really doing a great job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 20, 2012, 09:20:14 PM
Gloria, Dennis, Nina,  :thankyou:  I had fun doing it.

I did the background before the replay was available.  I went by your pdf, Dennis, tried to copycat you.   :)

I painted the bird while watching the replay.

Dennis, I keep running out of the color I've mixed up.  You don't seem to be mixing up large puddles, yet you never run out of paint.  What's the secret???   :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 20, 2012, 09:55:21 PM
Dunno. Never thought about it ??? I suppose it is down to experience and practice - and guesswork :2funny:

Or maybe I'm doing a bit of sleight-of-hand  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 20, 2012, 10:28:30 PM
Lillian

Just saw your bird., well a glimpse of it anyway, It took flight right in front of me and flew off :D :D

Talk about realistic.................WOW  :clap: :clap:

It will be a real challenge for this old buzzard to catch that bird!!!  :2funny:

Time to stop "flapping" my "wings" and get back to  :painting:

P.S.  The bird is the EZ part, Now IF i can ever master the  :censored: :censored: :censored: wet washes, :fight: :fight:
Brian



Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 21, 2012, 12:11:17 AM
 Dennis, I just thought you might be up to something, hmmm, maybe you have a second pallet, pre mixed colors handy that we don't see.   :D

:thankyou: Brian   :2funny:

You can do this.  Now show us yours!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on April 21, 2012, 12:15:04 AM
Awesome job, Lillian.  It's really a beautiful picture, and I love the background.  :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 21, 2012, 12:19:13 AM
Tousabella,  :thankyou:

Dennis does such nice compositions and the colors he uses helps us enjoy the learning process.  I tried to copy the background from the pdf.  I had fun doing this.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on April 21, 2012, 05:16:03 AM
I like your bird Lillian - and I think you've done a great job on the set of his head and the neck feathers. I had a bit of trouble with both of these.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on April 21, 2012, 09:51:19 AM
well done!!  lillian on your painting of the tui bird,  really well done love how you did the feather's  looks so real!!  again well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 21, 2012, 11:55:11 AM
 :thankyou: Karen and Jennylynn. 

Karen, I find it can be a little tricky getting fine lines with masking fluid.  I have heard it can be thinned with a bit of water but I have never tried that.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 21, 2012, 07:21:45 PM
That's correct.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Leana on April 22, 2012, 09:28:53 AM
Karen, W, Lillian... your birds are stunning... good work... I take my  :urwelcome: off to you all... really well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 22, 2012, 11:20:17 AM
Thanks Leana,   :1hug:

Dennis, thanks.  This would have been an ideal time to try thinning the masking fluid with a bit of water, but I was afraid I might get started on the wrong foot so to speak. 

More regarding the background, I had dried paint on my pallet from the reflections in water painting. 
Being the frugal person that I am, I sprayed my pallet with water and used most of that paint for the background of the tui bird.  A recycled background.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Dham on April 22, 2012, 04:16:54 PM
Lovely painting Lillian, very realistic. I had the same problem with my background wash (ran out of paint) It turned out a very yellow green which then made the foliage hard to complete. I tried to paint along live again but it was a disaster. Working on my second try hopefully I will catch up and post soon.
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on April 22, 2012, 04:40:27 PM
well here is my tui bird enjoyed doing this, although it's not perfect! 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2012, 05:18:44 PM
Jennylynn, you forgot to post your painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on April 22, 2012, 05:27:03 PM
 :)  oops!! 
forgot to post here it is 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 22, 2012, 05:39:55 PM
Lovely bird, Jennylynn, nice clear colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2012, 05:49:28 PM
You've captured the character of the Tui very nicely :clap: :clap: :clap: Only comment is check the shape of the beak - too pointed.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 22, 2012, 06:10:41 PM
Jennylynn!   :congrats:  Nice work!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 24, 2012, 11:24:43 PM
One tui bird for comments, Please

 

A real challenge to get the color glazes.

Thanks for any feed back
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 24, 2012, 11:39:31 PM
Brian, your painting is terrific! I'm enjoying watching you people create wonderful art work. If I can just be allowed to point out 1 small area that troubles me, it's this white bit at the front of the Bird. I'm not sure what it is but, perhaps Dennis could advice how to make it more 'part of the Bird'?
Congratulations to you and JennyLynn for such beautiful art work and, for sticking to this.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 25, 2012, 12:00:51 AM
Brian!  You're getting really good at this!!!  I think you did an awesome job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think you did a great job on the head and beak.  I suppose you could try to lift some of the color out on the tuft in the front to make it become more attached to the bird, but you could just end up messing up.  It could be risky.

Hopefully you can get some good advice from Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 25, 2012, 12:02:43 AM
Brian, instantly recognizable as the Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done.  O0

Tony, the little tuft on the front of the bird is the characteristic of the Tui. It is a small tuft of white feathers sticking out exactly as in the paintings and the photograph. If it wasn't for that tuft and the Tui was not in direct sunlight he would be mistaken for a Blackbird.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on April 25, 2012, 12:13:45 AM
 :urwelcome:Congrats you guys on such lovely paintings. Boy....we are sure truckin right along with the paint brush!
You all have done such great jobs on all the lessons....WOW.  Keep up the good work.  I'm still workin on it!!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 25, 2012, 05:57:26 AM
Brian, instantly recognizable as the Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done.  O0

Tony, the little tuft on the front of the bird is the characteristic of the Tui. It is a small tuft of white feathers sticking out exactly as in the paintings and the photograph. If it wasn't for that tuft and the Tui was not in direct sunlight he would be mistaken for a Blackbird.

Ah!  :thankyou: Dennis for explaining this. I can see why it's pure white now. I just thought it looked like a missed area! These paintings are wonderful.  O0 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 25, 2012, 07:15:47 AM
It's a pleasure  ;)  When he tries to hide away in the tree it is that little speck of white that is the give-away.  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 25, 2012, 03:30:24 PM
jennylynn

I 'm going to have to be honest :envy: :envy: The tonal values around the birds head....YOU got 'em on the first try.. O0 O0.....I had to go back and correct them... :tongue: I never even saw the error till i put the pic in the "encourager" and hung it on it wall for a couple of hours :blush:

What a great group to be part of :hug:
Thank you ALL :thankyou:

I'm off to the "garden" to  :painting:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Martina on April 25, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
WOW, meanwhile there is a whole group of wonderful tui birds.
I think they are all very well done  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
It is so encouraging to see all these beautiful paintings  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on April 25, 2012, 11:41:45 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  I am very impressed with your bird, Brian!!!! The colors are wonderful!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 26, 2012, 12:52:46 AM
Brian you have done an excellent job of your tui bird.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 26, 2012, 01:31:47 PM
I am impressed with ALL of us :flowers:  When I go back thru the form and review where we have come from and where we are now, when I see the courage shown by posting those first paintings, and I note the tremendous amount of respect, encouragement and support we give each other, I am blown away!  Here we are, scattered all across this globe having created what us "old hippies"  use to dream about, drinking cheap wine and eating "brownies" baked with.... :D

  :blush: :blush: :blush:

Dennis and Nolan :thankyou:

Brian 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: anita on April 26, 2012, 02:36:34 PM
Hi all

Well said Brian  :clap:  You can really tell how the confidence is growing in everyone's watercolours ... they look great.   

Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Leana on April 26, 2012, 06:20:16 PM
JennyLynn and Brian...  :congrats: on your Tui birds... well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on April 26, 2012, 10:00:55 PM
I'm Back!!! Looks like everyone has been busy. I like all of your painitngs. Great, Great job.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on April 26, 2012, 11:45:47 PM
I thought I would try placing my bird in sunlight to take a picture to see if it looked like what I see when I look at it.  My Tui , like the bird, changed colors slighty.  Hope they show up better than the first.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on April 26, 2012, 11:58:24 PM
Lillian, your bird is fantastic.  All the birds are.  We must have a great teacher! :clap: :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Gloria on April 27, 2012, 12:31:34 AM
Shortstuff, Your tui is beautiful.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 27, 2012, 12:52:19 AM
Almost like a stained glass window ;D ;D

Very nice!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 27, 2012, 01:51:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work on the tui bird painting, wshortstuff!  It's really nice.

Of course, my teacher is yours/ours and there's no better!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 27, 2012, 01:52:51 AM
Shortstuff, welldone  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just change the top of the head slightly. The dip by the beak is just a little bit too much. Check against the original photograph. Fix that up and you will have a  O0 painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 28, 2012, 01:32:50 AM
Gu-uys......these are fantastic. You've all been so busy and it really shows in your works. I am so thrilled for you all and can't wait until I can delve into trying some of these paintings.

Stupendous work   :yippee:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 28, 2012, 01:46:53 AM
Val, it's been great to see lots of new members here and the forum has been very busy. 

Dennis is such a good teacher and as you can see, the watercolorists here are progressing in leaps and bounds.

I'm sure it will take you a while if you plan to read every post.   :)

I hope you have good and lasting internet connection where you are.  I'd love to see you in the next watercolor class.  It would be wonderful if you could watch the whole live broadcast with no interruptions.   :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 28, 2012, 01:57:33 AM
Lillian, I am dumbstruck seeing all of these brilliant works. I'm really hoping I'll be able to join in this sunday. I think it will be of huge benefit to me. I am just itching to load up my backpack/stool and get out in the air to sketch and paint.
I have taken some photos of some lovely birds that were kind enough to pose. I will post the photos for anyone to paint.
I'm just bursting with the need to paint ..... now I just need to see the video so I know how!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Martina on April 28, 2012, 10:08:22 AM
wshortstuff, your tui is really beautiful, very well done!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on April 29, 2012, 06:52:24 PM
Brian!  You made the Newsletter!!!  Awesome!  I told you you were good!!!   :cheering:   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 07:20:22 PM
 :yippee:  Banner job Brian!   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on April 29, 2012, 08:43:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words.  Everyone's birds are so good.  Thanks Dennis for the helpful hint.  Will correct as sone as I get it home from the office.   :hug: to all.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: GailBrown on April 29, 2012, 10:37:26 PM
Here is my version of tui bird.  I like it the most of any of the paintings we have done so far in watercolour.Everyone else has done such a good job.  Congrats.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on April 29, 2012, 10:41:24 PM
 Everybody
:thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

I setting here with tears in my eyes over being in the newsletter.

I can tell you that it's not just what I've learned from Dennis and Nolan, it's what i have learned from each of you that have posted your paintings, shared you comments, and have been so supportive of each other and me, that and your courage to keep painting and posting. It is all of that has helped me learn and grow.

I'm still in shock and still with tears in  my eyes

Thank you, all
Brian

P.S. GAIL!! Nice  and  :welcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on April 29, 2012, 10:46:30 PM
Gail, your bird is beautiful! The colors are lovely! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 10:46:55 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  :bday:   :2funny:  I thought I'd throw you a bit of an 'Artist Coming Out Party' .... but all we have is birthday cake!   ;D  Congratulations again Brian. You're a shining light for the rest of us.   :drink2drop:   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 10:49:19 PM
Beautiful work Gail. Tremendous detail.   :clap:   :clap:  I'm just a bit curious....how long did you work on this one?
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: GailBrown on April 29, 2012, 10:59:54 PM
Hi Val  Two sittings for this painting.  Started it yesterday, worked for a couple of hours but found I got tired as it is a bit of work (even though watercolour is pretty quick).  I finished it this morning.  Thanks for your comments.  Watercolour is not my strength but I am trying to get to the point where I enjoy what I produce.  Watercolour is a lot easier to take away on vacation than oils.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: musika on April 29, 2012, 11:02:07 PM
I really love that, Gail.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Rkymtnmary on April 29, 2012, 11:07:53 PM
Well, Gail, if that's not your strength, then I don't know what is!  And I LOVE your background!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 30, 2012, 12:37:26 AM
I know w/c is supposed to be 'reasonably' quick....not necessarily so for me!  ;D  Wonderful work, I look forward to your next endeavour. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Martina on May 01, 2012, 03:39:20 PM
Gail, your tui bird is wonderful, :clap: :clap: :clap:
I love the details! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on May 01, 2012, 04:25:26 PM
Gail Beautiful Job.  O0
Brian you deserved it. You did a gret job on your tui bird.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Dham on May 09, 2012, 01:28:37 AM
Wow there are some wonderful Tui birds out there! Here is my attempt.
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on May 09, 2012, 02:17:34 AM
You did a real nice job on your tui bird, Denise.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on May 09, 2012, 03:16:29 AM
Looks very good to me  :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep it up  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Karen on May 09, 2012, 04:20:07 AM
I like your bird - especially the colours and the way you've caught the neck feathers.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on May 09, 2012, 12:38:12 PM
Well done Denise   :clap:   :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on May 10, 2012, 01:15:56 AM
Denise 

Very nice bird!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on May 10, 2012, 01:43:18 PM
Denise, well done! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on May 10, 2012, 02:13:04 PM
Denise you did great job with bird painting . :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: pnewcomer1 on May 10, 2012, 02:35:01 PM
very nice Denise  :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Leana on May 10, 2012, 07:41:20 PM
Wshortstuff, Gail and Denise... you have all done a fabulous job on your Tui birds... super going  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on May 12, 2012, 02:44:30 AM
I painted my Bird today evening. I enjoyed it  :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on May 12, 2012, 02:48:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job on your tui bird, Bhavna.

Lots of entries on the tui bird.  I think we all enjoyed painting this lovely creature.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on May 12, 2012, 02:52:28 AM
Thanks Lillian...Yes i truly enjoyed painting tui
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on May 12, 2012, 04:09:24 AM
Bhavna, very well done. You have caught the expression in the eye magnificently - made it very much alive  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Maria Canino on May 12, 2012, 01:31:35 PM
Bhavna, I  :smitten: your bird  O0  I opened and zoomed it to the max as to enjoy its glorious colors  :clap:
Color transitions and delicate details are all there for everyone's visual pleasure  :smitten: You are a true artist.  :yippee:

Maria  :painting:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on May 12, 2012, 03:48:47 PM
Thanks Dennis. Now i really started enjoying Water color. Initially i was really scared of this medium.

Thanks Maria :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Leana on May 12, 2012, 07:38:33 PM
Bhavna you have done a brilliant job on your Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap: ... looks like he is going to jump off that branch any moment.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on May 13, 2012, 04:18:29 PM
denise & bhvana  great job on your tui birds really nicely done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on May 18, 2012, 02:13:46 PM
 :clap:  Excellent Bhavna, I love the fluffy stockings and that gleam in his eye. Super job on the background, nicely muted.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on May 18, 2012, 03:10:03 PM
Thank you Leana, Jenny and Val :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 12:07:16 AM
 :surrender:   :help:  I started a drawing today of a bird and decided it would be good to view the lesson to see how feathers are done.   ^-^  Well, I fought my way through to where Dennis was dropping extra colour into the background when..... IT started playing over again!   :banghead:  I'm wondering if this is a sign I should go back to lesson three and go from there.   ???
I tried again ....  ::)  ... I should know better.  :stress:   :eyesclosed:  Better get the rubber room ready Dennis, I'm a-coming!   :goofy:

 :2funny:   :2funny:   :'(   :'(

 :think:  Perhaps a sacrifice   :death:   at the Mayan temple next week   :whistle:   :faint:   :jk:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on June 15, 2012, 02:21:39 AM
Oh Val...I sure hope you didn't catch my "bug" from just reading my blog!!   :2funny:  The one that has Murphy's Law instead of a runny nose!!  LOL
Good luck with your bird...sure look forward to seeing your picture.....after your sacrifice of old paint caps!
Good to hear from you, too, young lady.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on June 15, 2012, 10:35:35 AM
Well I haven't be on this post for awhile, So all i have to say is good job everybody on your birds.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
nina  :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 11:16:35 AM
Bella, refresh my lack of memory, was that the bird video?
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 15, 2012, 09:40:27 PM
I forgot too, Val!  Is there room in that rubber room???   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on June 16, 2012, 09:58:33 PM
Bhavna

outstanding bird!

Bella & Val.....You are going to scare the new folks :2funny: :2funny:

WHAT where we talking about?  :-\ :-\

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on June 17, 2012, 12:09:53 PM
Bhavna, your bird is wonderful! :clap: Great job! Love the rich colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on June 19, 2012, 05:49:52 PM
I was finally able to get caught up on some things, now that I am retired.  Here is the corrected Tui painting. :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on June 19, 2012, 06:00:29 PM
Sorry.  That was the landscape I just finished, not my Tui.  Hope I have the right one now.  And I loved the new posts of all the Tui's.  Denise, I love the colors on your painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 19, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
Nicely done Shortstuff   :clap:   :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 19, 2012, 11:04:20 PM
This is Edgar Egret. I want to paint him next. Nothing like jumping into the fire!   :furious:   :2funny:  He'll be in a different pose, he's very obliging. Any tips or hints on painting white would be greatly appreciated. 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 19, 2012, 11:37:41 PM
Val, that's a great photo to paint! Only tip I could suggest is, move it from the centre to see it on the vertical rule of third line. Also, tone down or, remove the nearest landscape so it doesn't detract the eye away from the bird.
 ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on June 20, 2012, 12:32:46 AM
Good job on your tui bird, wshortstuff.  The photo is a bit dark, cant' see the feathers on the body but the rest looks very good.  Perhaps, could you take a picture in brighter lighting and post it?

Val, that's a beautiful bird!  I love how the light is shining on it.  What a great subject to paint!

Nolan did a class on painting white in oils, a mortar and pestle. 

I'd say, just paint what you see.  You can't go wrong.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 20, 2012, 11:23:01 AM
Thanks for the input Tony & Lillian. I vaguely remember asking Dennis about 2 years ago about a painting he had done. I think it had something to do with using reflected light colour. I'm thinking in this instance it would possibly be light shadow colour from the clouds/water? Does that make sense?   :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on June 24, 2012, 02:55:40 AM
Short stuff

your retirement is your employers loss, BUT the art worlds gain  :clap: :clap:

Nice job!


Val,

Fantastic photo!!

I think your idea is right on! particularly  with the beautiful pure white highlights, they are spectacular
looking forward to seeing the painting
brian
 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 24, 2012, 03:27:59 PM
Thanks Brian,  the sketch is done.   :sweat:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: wshortstuff on June 28, 2012, 10:28:32 PM
Thanks Brian.  I have waited a long time for this, now all I need to do is just get started..... I love painting but it is a little daunting.  I now have the time, hope I have thye know-how.
Everyone's paintings are so well done and everyone is very supportive.  I love PB.
 :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 19, 2012, 05:57:29 PM
Hi everyone

I have completed another lesson in my catching up, this time the Tui bird. Let me know what you think.

Batman

Tui
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: pnewcomer1 on July 19, 2012, 06:20:06 PM
Your painting is lovely, very nicely done Batman.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 20, 2012, 12:58:07 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Penny and Rita. It is appreciated.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on July 20, 2012, 01:29:52 AM
Batman, you did a fabulous job on your tui bird!  He really pops out of the picture and he's real handsome.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on July 20, 2012, 03:47:28 AM
Batman, you have done a great job on the Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just ready to fly off the branch  O0

Rita, the Tui is a well-know and loved bird here in New Zealand. I have a regular in the tree next to my teaching studio.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 20, 2012, 10:50:12 AM
Thanks Lillian, I love reading stuff like "pops out of the picture" - the sort of thing you are hoping for.

And thanks to you too Dennis, when the Master says the Apprentice has done a great job, then you know you are doing something right!  :yippee:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on July 20, 2012, 12:41:49 PM
Batman, your bird in fantastic! The colors are wonderful!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful painting!!! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 20, 2012, 02:35:52 PM
Great Tui Batman. It so colorful and bright.  I have never seen a Tui, but your picture make me want to see it.  I think I will google it. It is a really good painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 20, 2012, 10:11:02 PM
Thanks C.Bodine and Honeysuckle - bright colour is my fave. Honeysuckle - I've never even seen a Tui either!  :2funny:

Just shows what fantastice :smart: we have here at Paintbasket!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: polliwag on July 21, 2012, 12:53:44 AM
I am not familiar with this bird; however you have made it very interesting.  Very good job.. May have to try that one! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 21, 2012, 12:58:59 AM
 You are right batman, they are exceptional teachers and so very patient and understanding. It must be very difficult to keep up with all of us but they do. I am  :smitten: by both of them.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 21, 2012, 03:52:26 AM
I know what you mean Honeysuckle. Since I found this site I have not looked anywhere else. The prices are reasonable and the teaching is legendary.

And the results so far are paintings something like this Tui bird.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on July 22, 2012, 12:11:22 AM
Hey there Batman, you made the Newsletter!!!  Congratulations!   :congrats:   :yippee:   :flowers:   :1hug:

You are really doing well with the watercolor painting exercises.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 22, 2012, 08:46:19 AM
Thanks Lillian and Rita.

Wow! I hadn't read this weeks newsletter 'til I saw this. I was under the assumption that only members' original stuff made it into the newsletters. Thanks so much.  :yippee:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jennylynn on July 23, 2012, 07:38:09 AM
well done batman on your tui bird painting and of course making it i the newsletter really well deserved!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on July 23, 2012, 11:53:27 AM
:thankyou: jennylynn

It is certainly inspiring.

I have almost completed the combining photos class. Should be right for upload tomorrow. Then I need to go back and do some sheets of greens mixing.  :painting: :painting: :painting:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on July 30, 2012, 10:51:56 PM
Well I am back. Here is my Tui bird.  I will have to try this one again.
Nina  :flowers:



Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on July 31, 2012, 12:41:43 AM
Nina!  Nice to see you back with us!    :1hug:

I really like your tui bird.  I think you did a fabulous job!   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on July 31, 2012, 02:00:35 AM
Nina, well done. Like your colours.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The white feather tuft on the chest does not have those brown marks on the top and bottom as painted in the painting. Just smooth them out.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on July 31, 2012, 03:58:33 AM
Sorry to be late to the party :blush: :blush:  :clap: Batman & Nina, very impressive. i was going to comment on Batman's striking work on the bird's breast and then i saw Nina's and and went WOW, both birds are very impressively done!!

Congrats guys
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on July 31, 2012, 12:34:23 PM
Thanks Lillian, Brian and Rita for your kind words. Dennis I took care of it. It was the background colors. I had made my background to dark, so I had to lift out the colors, and it left that hard edge around the tuft. Thanks Dennis.
Nina  :flowers:
PS Batman great job on yours.  O0 O0 O0 and also congratulations on being put in the newsletter, in case I forgot to tell you.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on July 31, 2012, 05:20:58 PM
  :clap:  Well done Nina. Clours look good and I like his quizzical look.   :clap:
Title: Painting Birds Lesson
Post by: lynn p. on October 13, 2012, 05:50:16 AM
Well, this was my first Dennis lesson and boy did I learn alot.  As Val and Lillian suggested I just jumped in and what a good way to find out what you need to learn.  Never used frisket before and didn't apply thick enough I guess to preserve the whites.  Also, I had some watercolor paper and don't really know the difference in the papers but as you can see, it is quite rough so never could get that smooth look that Dennis had with his.  Fun anyway and so much faster than oils.  This novice would love some guidance from the pros.  :)  Oh yes, not sure where to post this since I didn't see a lesson # so Dennis this might be in the wrong place.  Please advise. :-\


Title: Re: Painting Birds Lesson
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 13, 2012, 06:28:02 AM
Lynn! your painting looks amazing! You should waste no time and get that frames and displayed.
It's a great example of how watercolours have a variety of outcomes. I remember asking someone about the white bit at the front last year. Dennis told me it was a type of bird with distinctive white. 
Congratulations on your work and, I can't wait to read what Dennis says.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on October 13, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
WOW Lynn...this is going to cause a sensation! Brilliant work.   :clap:   :clap:

The birds will be listed under lesson #14 in the Live w/c section.

Well done!  :yippee:  :clap:  :clap:  O0

I just knew you'd be brilliant.....look at that   :-X

 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on October 13, 2012, 02:18:31 PM
Lynn Awesome job on your bird. I like the detail of the birds feathers, and the background color.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: C.Bodine on October 13, 2012, 02:54:04 PM
Lynn, you, as always have mastered a painting!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on October 13, 2012, 03:33:52 PM
WOW Lynn!  :heeha:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: pnewcomer1 on October 13, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
You've done an amazing job, Lynn
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on October 13, 2012, 06:00:21 PM
Thanks so much Tony, Val, C.Bodine, Natalie and Penny for your encouragement.  This was quite a switch for me from oil and acrylics.  What I noticed is that I am too heavy handed with the color mixing.  I have started another Tui bird, trying to learn how to use the masking fluid, paint on a smoother paper and to use more transparent color.  We'll see :whistle: 

Val--Thanks so much for moving this post to the right spoke.  Don't want to get a :fight: and  :knuppel2: already from Dennis as a new watercolor student ;D  It was so very helpful to see everyone's else's beautiful birds as well.  O0 to all the prior bird painters!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on October 13, 2012, 09:38:38 PM
I think your secret's out Lynn ..... I didn't move it.   :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on October 13, 2012, 11:20:43 PM
Oh Val,  I guess I'm found out :blush:.  I just ascribe to you super human powers :excercise:.  I always think of you as PB royalty :knight:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on October 13, 2012, 11:30:10 PM
Oh Val,  I guess I'm found out :blush:.  I just ascribe to you super human powers :excercise:.  I always think of you as PB royalty :knight:
Not royalty.....just PB oldie!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on October 14, 2012, 01:10:46 AM
 I moved it. ;) Lynn your Tui is well painted  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Remember to keep your whites "white". The tuft in front is very white.

I have managed to capture a few minutes on video of a tui, and when I have time I will add it to the post.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on October 14, 2012, 03:08:13 AM
Lynn, your tui bird is beautiful.  I also love the softness of the background.  It's nicely blended.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 03:52:25 AM
Thanks Denise and Lillian--Well I repainted this tonight using smoother paper and trying the masking fluid once again.  Some things I like better, like the background, and some things are worse.  I think this is what happens when you repaint but enjoyed it nonetheless.  Eager to see the Tui film Dennis. 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on October 14, 2012, 04:07:19 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 14, 2012, 05:18:49 AM
Wow! Lynn, I can't believe you actually painted it again! The white part pops now and, it looks great. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: musika on October 14, 2012, 07:31:26 AM
Lynn, I know your secret - that's a photograph, isn't it!

Excellent work; I love it.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
Thanks Tony, I had my sister in law in town and we decided to have a painting visit.  She has never picked up a brush and we did this bird together(her for the first time, me for the second)  Am trying to talk her into signing up here.  After this
lesson by Dennis, I think she is hooked.  Congrats on being artist of the week    :flowers:.

 :smitten: Ray.  I also love what you have been turning out. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2012, 03:37:51 PM
I thought the thumbnail was a photo!  Gorgeous background on this one Lynn!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 09:59:44 PM
 :not_worthy:  Nothing else I can say.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on October 15, 2012, 01:31:44 AM
Awesome job....it's so real.  I expect to hear it call!
There are some awesome clips of Tui's on YouTube, by the way.  I watched them before I painted mine. They are a neat and funny little bird.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on October 15, 2012, 02:49:15 AM
Lynn
both birds are paintings to  be proud of!  I really like the eye on the 1st one.

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on November 18, 2012, 09:36:24 PM
Hi All, just got this as a lesson in the watercolor club  :painting: , so here is my tui bird:
 
 
I just looked all the paintings here and they are all stunning and wonderfully done.  What a talented bunch!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on November 18, 2012, 09:40:29 PM
Nicely done MaryLou!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 18, 2012, 11:00:30 PM
Your tui is looking right at me! He seems be saying I had better let this girl know what a good job she did today. Soooo--not to disappoint a lovely tui---great job  :painting: . Keep it up.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on November 19, 2012, 02:09:00 AM
Well done, Marylou  :clap: :clap: :clap:   A very light glaze of Viridian over the blue will bring the feathers to that blue/green sheen. Otherwise  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on November 19, 2012, 12:41:20 PM
Nicely done Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: One light glaze and you're done!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on November 19, 2012, 01:01:55 PM
Mary Lou,  This is very well painted.  Yes, the viridian wash sounds like a great idea to pop it.  Wonderful :) :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on November 19, 2012, 02:08:52 PM
 :thankyou:  Ncwren, Sarah, Dennis, Val and Lynn.   Here it is with the viridian wash:
 
 
It did add a bit of sheen.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 19, 2012, 02:25:37 PM
Oh my, it really did!! Somebody knew what he was talking about. Nice work.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: polliwag on November 19, 2012, 02:44:28 PM
 O0 O0 :clap:   Good job!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: eftpower1 on November 20, 2012, 02:22:57 AM
Mary Lou,

Very nice job.

I remember the frustration I experienced trying to get the claw right...so I look at the claws>>You got it!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on November 20, 2012, 02:59:28 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: Great job  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on November 20, 2012, 05:31:10 AM
Mary Lou;      :flowers:

Great job. He's lovely. For me, this was one of the 'fun classes'. You must have enjoyed it too as you did such a great job.


Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on November 25, 2012, 11:28:49 AM
 :thankyou:  Retta, Val, Diane, Brian and Sarah.  I agree that this was fun! I really enjoy doing these watercolor lessons. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on November 25, 2012, 02:37:34 PM
Welldone  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 15, 2012, 11:18:30 PM
I just looked through this thread to see all the beautiful Tuis :clap: :clap: :clap:
Still amazes me how everyones painting looks so unique and we are doing the exact same lesson. Here is my Tui. I made the mistake of putting a wash over the neck feathers, :( I know it's supposed to be white....also, the background is greener than what the pic shows.
Things are coming together more and more as I continue with these lessons, thank you Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 16, 2012, 12:12:52 AM
Beautiful tui!  I like the transparent quality of your paint, and yet so much color and value change.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on December 16, 2012, 04:21:04 AM
Beautiful tui  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 16, 2012, 05:34:13 AM
 :thankyou: Sarah and Bhavna :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on December 16, 2012, 12:21:43 PM
Denise, your Tui looks so real.  The feathers are very well done!! I think you did one great job, girl!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on December 16, 2012, 12:38:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lynnp, njnjgirl and Denise, Your Tui's are lovely.  I think it was Ray who commented that the paintings look like photographs and I agree totally.  They are all beautiful.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on December 16, 2012, 03:20:07 PM
Really beautiful Denise!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 16, 2012, 06:55:10 PM
Handsome bird!  Nice job, Denise.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on December 16, 2012, 11:23:46 PM
Very well done Denise  :clap: :clap: Nice colouring and detail.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on December 16, 2012, 11:50:32 PM
Denise I just looked at your bird again and wanted to comment on how nice your feathers look and I just noticed that the eye is fantastic.  I really think this is super!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 16, 2012, 11:57:29 PM
Mary Lou, Patricia, Natalie, Lillian and Val thank you for your comments  :) They really help to keep me encouraged.  I'm partial to the colors in this lesson so that made it even more enjoyable.
Thanks all!
 :peace:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: polliwag on December 18, 2012, 02:18:11 AM
Looking back over the tuis!  They are all wonderful... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on December 18, 2012, 03:46:20 PM
Wow!! Denise, Love the bird.  O0 O0 O0
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 22, 2012, 11:48:16 PM
My Tui Bird.  I did this using watercolor pencils.  I found it was hard to get the blue really dark like with regular watercolors but I did the best I could.  Comments encouraged.

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on December 23, 2012, 01:40:44 AM
Red--I like your background very much and you really accomplished the bright blues well.  I had trouble with that on this one.  Great job. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 23, 2012, 02:28:57 AM
Very well done, Red 1  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on December 23, 2012, 02:45:14 AM
Lovely Red :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 23, 2012, 04:35:28 AM
You managed to get a lot of punch from those pencils. Very nice. I am so in awe of those of you who are accomplishing so much this holiday season. I am having pencil/brush withdrawal. Your tui is beautiful.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 23, 2012, 06:51:44 AM
Red1, your bird looks great! Super job with the watercolour pencils, must not have been easy! Well done... :clap:
Mary Lou - Thanks for your other comment, sorry such a late reply, I think I have been mistakenly missing some replies. Anyway,  :thankyou: . I always hope my animals eyes turn out well so I appreciate your comment...It took effort to put the details in some of the wings because I was afraid to ruin it. Glad you think it turned out ok :P
Dianne and Nina  :thankyou: :thankyou:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Enjoylife on December 26, 2012, 01:32:08 PM
Hi Dennis, I'm new here on the forum so I hope I'm on the right place to ask a question.
Yesterday I've started the Bird painting. I wanted to do the background with a wash (just more like the original picture). So I've used masking fluid on the bird and tree etc.
I was so happy that I succeeded without any cauliflower's  ;) . But then due to the wash and the amount of water involved of course the paper started to buckle.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2q1dyfn.jpg)


This morning, I thought wetting the back of the paper might help and it did. And I gave it 1 more wash. And used the hair dryer to be able to remove the masking fluid. And at the point of removing the masking fluid, that is were it went wrong.
I could see that a lot of paper came off with the masking fluid and also the pencil drawing disappeared. So now the paper had a peeling ;-(.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/15h1oiq.jpg)


Yesterday I've painted the cosmic flowers on the same paper (Fabriano), same masking fluid (Schmincke) and that went well (even the pencil drawing was still on the paper after removing the masking fluid).


The only thing I did different is wetting the back of the paper, might this be the cause of my problem?
If so, is there an other way to solve the buckling after finishing the background ?
I don't have experience enough (starter with W/C) to be able to assess if I can put the pencil drawing back in again or if it would be better to start over? If so, would using a w/c pad from Aches 140lb cold pressed and glued on 4 sites be a better choice to overcome this buckling?


Vivienne





Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on December 26, 2012, 04:06:22 PM
 :-\ Vivienne-sorry you had a problem with the masking fluid.  The paper has to be dry in order to remove the masking fluid.  The paper should be fine as long as it's 140lb-you may want to stretch it before hand to minimize the buckling.  I found blocks to be much easier to use when I began.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: SunRai on December 26, 2012, 09:24:59 PM
Vivienne - I'm sorry to hear about the paper problems!  I'm no wc expert, so I'll give some "opinions", but I'm sure Dennis will chime in with some good suggestions. Maybe the paper peeled because it wasn't totally dry, even though it felt dry to your touch.  I've noticed that Dennis lifts his paper and dries it from the back side as well as the front side.  As for the buckling, I've had that happen, but usually after it dried it flattened out pretty well.   Dennis uses 140 lb paper, and it seems to work for him.  I've used 90 lb paper, stretched prior to painting, and that works fine for me.  Mostly I use 140 lb Arches, though.  I like to stretch my paper before I start, because that helps minimize the buckling problem.  I think the pads might work also, but I haven't tried them yet. 
Let's see what Dennis says!  I know he'll figure out what went wrong! 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 26, 2012, 11:30:45 PM
 :wave:   Vivienne.  Here's a  :welcome:   if I haven't done so already.

You did a fantastic job on the watercolor wash on the background.  Sorry you had problems from there on. 

I think once your paper was dry, you could probably have proceeded with the bird, etc., even though there was some buckling.

I agree, perhaps your paper wasn't completely dry before trying to remove the masking fluid.

Dennis has a good class on how to stretch watercolor paper.  I have since been able to stretch watercolor paper with very good success.

Dennis has pretty good success at not having buckling.  He does use 140lb cold press paper and you may notice, his image is centered on the sheet with a good border left all around.  That may help.  As well, yes, he does dry the back of the paper as well as the front with the hair dryer.

He has showed us how to run/draw/pull the painting over the edge of a table, (hard to explain here).

If you just stick to his classes, in time, you'll learn lots of great tips.

In the past, I have used masking tape and taped my paper to a board with about 1/4 inch on the paper and the rest fixing the paper to the board.  It's impossible to dry the back of the paper with this method, but one must wait, use the hair dryer 'til the paper is completely dry before trying to remove any masking fluid.

This may be rather unconventional, but I did hear of what I'm about to say being done and I did this twice with good success.  My painting was completely dry.  I got out my ironing board and iron and ironed my painting.  I first laid a piece of clean cotton on my ironing board and one (white) on my painting.  I laid the painting face down and on medium to low setting, I used the steam iron.  It only took a couple of runs over it and my painting was completely flat.

I hope this helps.

Happy  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: thebryce on December 27, 2012, 12:01:27 AM
I am an expert at masking fluid fails as a recent new painter. When you are new you must do the following.  This list does not count for the pros as they seem to walk on water around here.
#1
 Paper must be dry 100%. #2 Use your expensive and not bagin brand 140/300 GSM cold press paper. #3 Use proper side of the paper. #4 do not use old masking fluid. #5 do not over soak the paper as the paint seems to get under the edges of the masking making it tacky longer at that spot. # Last.....No hair dryer on masking fluid!!!!
 
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Enjoylife on December 27, 2012, 12:04:10 PM
Thank you for the advices I got here on the maskingfluid. That was already a learingpoint. Just started over again  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 27, 2012, 03:25:44 PM
Oh--pretty background! I buckle all the time. I have managed to buckle 300 pound paper. I haven't tried blocks. i have the fear of buckling the whole dang block. I really have to start stretching my paper. That being said, I just go ahead and finish the painting, and let it take care of itself in framing, though Lillian's suggestion sounds a winner. I don't think you could do it with the masking fluid on though. Okay--my next lesson is going to be Dennis' paper stretching. Don't get discouraged. Glad you're here. :welcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 27, 2012, 06:51:06 PM
I think I forgot to give my opinion on the blocks.  I often use Arches 140lb blocks.  They are expensive!  I'm still using the ones I bought when I was still working.  Retirement sees me pinching pennies and I more often stretch my paper now that I know how.   :thankyou:   again Dennis.

Anyway, I have found that blocks are no guarantee when it comes to buckling but it sure does help minimize it.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: thebryce on December 27, 2012, 09:03:50 PM
If you want, you can iron hopelessly shriveled paintings. I  start on the back side with a mist.  I iron on brown paper and an ironing board.  As a beginner, I find that after 24 hours, I can literally dip a watercolor painting in water and lay it flat on a smooth Formica table to dry. It comes out very flat when done that way; it works surprisingly well.

Sometimes we glob watercolor like oils. Don't Iron or soak a water color painting where the globs are so big they could reactivate if they get wet or hot. Mist the back.  Hope for the best.  Always wait 24 hours if you want to try to wet the front.  You need the colors to set and the paper to relax and adjust to the current atmosphere with the changes it has been put through.. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on December 27, 2012, 09:49:01 PM
No need for me to comment further. All the comments are valid.  :clap: :clap: :clap: It's good to see that my advice and demos have soaked in  :2funny: O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on December 27, 2012, 10:14:52 PM
I agree with Lillian:
Quote
Dennis has a good class on how to stretch watercolor paper.  I have since been able to stretch watercolor paper with very good success.

I have stretched my paper using Dennis's demo for all but the first 3 or 4 (late starter on the watercolours work) and with a few misfires where I wasn't quite doing it right, I have got my method of stretching down pat and they are now pretty much all coming off the board flat.

Well worth a go.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Enjoylife on December 27, 2012, 11:24:58 PM
Ok, focussing on stretching it will be  :) . Meanwhile I was able to use a block/pad to give it an other try, no buckling this time  :sweat:  even though i used a lot of water with 'washing' the background. The tree is positioned like in the original photo.
(http://i46.tinypic.com/168u8v5.jpg) <-looks more pink on the photo then i have the painting here on my desk
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 28, 2012, 01:18:02 AM
Lovely painting!!!   :smitten:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 28, 2012, 01:20:14 AM
It's gorgeous! Aren't you excited about what you can do?
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on December 28, 2012, 01:21:14 AM
Wow.  That is one beautiful bird.  Love the detailed feathers. You should be proud!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: SunRai on December 28, 2012, 01:24:26 AM
Wow  :congrats:  Despite the false start, your turned out a beautiful painting!  Aren't you glad you kept at it?  You can be real proud of this one!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on December 28, 2012, 02:41:45 AM
Tremendous - your bird is alive  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 28, 2012, 04:47:40 AM
VERY pretty! Love the background and the details and color on the bird are great :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 28, 2012, 07:18:45 AM
This is a Great Blue Heron, the largest bird in North America.  It's very graceful and beautiful, more so than I could ever paint.  Wingspan can reach 5-6ft across.  Anyway, here is one pose.  I have some more poses and habitats I want to paint.  I'll post when I get them done.  The actual painting is actually larger than this but my scanner only scans this big.  There are more marsh grasses in the water, and bushes to the right and upper left. 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on December 28, 2012, 02:03:39 PM
Lovely painting Red :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 28, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
Lovely painting, Red 1.  Well done too!   :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like the pose.

We see those beautiful birds here along the St. Lawrence River in the summertime, always a pleasure to see.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 28, 2012, 02:33:15 PM
I love Great Blues so much that I was almost afraid to open the thumbnail. But you have lived up to every expectation of what a Great Blue is for me. Wonderful pose and background. A real beauty.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on December 28, 2012, 06:38:01 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Red1 Lovely painting of the Blue Heron.  Don't know if I have ever seen one in real life with such a large wingspan.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bev S. on December 28, 2012, 06:42:23 PM
 O0 O0  Good job on a difficult subject!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 28, 2012, 08:53:39 PM
Beautiful Red1! I have never seen one of these in real life so thank you for sharing. I also, love the pose - well done, look forward to seeing the others :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Enjoylife on December 28, 2012, 09:22:23 PM
Many thanks for the compliments ! And to be honest, when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did is to take the painting and see again how I did it  :blush:  and yes I'm very proud, couldn't believe I created it  :2funny: .




@Red, that pose is such a great choice, I like it very much and also how your painting turned out.




Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bev S. on December 28, 2012, 10:08:13 PM


Wow, Enjoylife, WOW!
I can't believe I almost missed your fantastic painting!!!


You have done a tremendous job on this guy, he looks like he is going to fly right off the page!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 29, 2012, 03:30:37 AM
Thanks to all for the glowing comments.  I hope the next one turns out as well. :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 30, 2012, 12:51:13 AM
Okay, here's #2 for the The Great Blue.  I took a little different approach with the water.  Let me know what you think.

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 30, 2012, 01:41:33 AM
I love this!!! Love the light coming in and how the bird is enjoying this gorgeous light and color show. You can see on his face that he is so happy and free!! This is the kind of effect I'd like my paintings to have one day -- you look at it and it immediately lifts the spirit! What a joyful piece of art. Hope you are celebrating your accomplishment! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
(This is one of my favorites on the site... :) )
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 30, 2012, 02:31:53 AM
 :thankyou: Denise for such a positive review.  It turned out much better than I expected.  I'm thinking one of those "happy accidents".
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on December 30, 2012, 03:27:46 AM
In South Africa it is called the Goliath Heron.
During 1970 I made a pen and ink sketch of one and it was published in the African Wildlife Magazine together with some other sketches of birds..

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on December 30, 2012, 05:34:49 AM
Dennis, I'm sure your pen and ink was awesome.  I'm not surprised it was published.  Here are 2 Great Blues nesting.  They nest high in trees.  Both male and female take turns brooding the eggs. 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on December 30, 2012, 07:51:17 AM
You are developing a nice style  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just over 40 years ago I did a great amount of bird drawings and paintings - so much so they started calling me the 'Bird Man" :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2012, 01:01:31 PM
 :clap: Lovely paintings Red1. Nice to learn about them too.  Thank you.  Dennis please upload some of the bird paintings you have done for us to have a look at especially the pen and ink one which was published.  I have so enjoyed painting birds and animals although I only started painting this year but feel at such peace when painting them.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on December 30, 2012, 01:59:11 PM
Red beautiful painting.... :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bev S. on December 30, 2012, 02:03:59 PM
they started calling me the 'Bird Man" :whistle:


 :2funny:  Not of Alcatraz, I hope :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: polliwag on December 30, 2012, 04:56:29 PM
Red, these last two are very good, but my favorite is the one before these.  He sure is struttin' his stuff!
We are very fortunate to have these birds in Missouri where we spend our summers and also here in Florida.  We live on a lake in Missouri, and the Great Blues frequent our dock for their evening dining.  In Florida, we live very close to the coast and the marsh, but are separated by more residential areas so we don't get to see them as often unless we get closer to their habitat.  We do have lots of egrets here though..  Yesterday, I saw one in the tree tops preening himself in the warm sun.  I love watching them.  We get a few roseate spoonbills too.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on December 30, 2012, 07:58:07 PM
Two more beautiful paintings.  Love them, Red1.   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on December 31, 2012, 04:30:01 AM
Hey Red1, you are on a roll!! great stuff!! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on December 31, 2012, 04:42:11 AM
Red--Can't believe I missed these beautiful paintings.  I especially love the first at it has so much energy with it.  Like others, Blue Herons hold a magic for me. We have many here in the Louisiana swamp and to see them take off in flight or to glide across the swamp is spectacular.  You really got me with that one!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on December 31, 2012, 08:44:47 AM
I happened to see an article on TV a few years back about the Birdman of Alcatraz - very interesting indeed.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2012, 09:46:27 PM
Dennis, I never saw the movie or read the book about Robert Stroud "The Birdman of Alcatraz" but I have read snippets of information on him and how he cured so many birds of disease by administering Hydrogen Peroxide in their drinking water. Interesting.  Patricia       
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 01, 2013, 12:41:20 AM
I've been to Alcatraz.  They have a gift shop there with some of his writings and pictures of his birds.  He raised and sold canaries during his incarceration. I think he was only at Alcatraz a few years before he died.  He spent most of his time in Leavenworth.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 01, 2013, 01:20:35 AM
I think I've gone bird-whacky!!  :D :dance: :dance: :dance:


http://youtu.be/2WNrx2jq184 (http://youtu.be/2WNrx2jq184)





Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on January 01, 2013, 02:11:32 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on January 01, 2013, 02:53:43 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Bah ha ha :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bev S. on January 01, 2013, 09:54:23 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


Terrific Cardinal by the way!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on January 01, 2013, 01:53:18 PM
Red1 You are sooo funny!!!    :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Had a good laugh at the video.  However, your Cardinal is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have a go at painting it.   We have them in our back yard.  I just love them for their bright colouring.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 01, 2013, 07:42:38 PM
Thanks everyone.  There are a ton of bird pics in public domain to use as reference photos.  I've been trying to paint one a day to see if I get any better.  I still have a long way to go.  I can never get my backgrounds to look on paper like I see them in my head.  My hand apparently has a mind of its own and they don't communicate very well. :banghead:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 01, 2013, 08:16:32 PM
It might not be your hand that has a mind of its own, though its possible. I think it is Leana that has a hand with an eyeball of its own in her gallery! You are using watercolor, which by its nature has a mind of its own. And that is its magic. So keep letting it go, you are doing great. If I would do one a day, I wonder where I could be. Probably :banghead: .
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on January 01, 2013, 08:58:34 PM
 :2funny:    :thankyou:   for the laughs, Red1.   :2funny:

Your cardinal painting is very nicely done.    :clap: :clap: :clap:

I saw a female this morning, not as colorful, but beautiful just the same.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 02, 2013, 01:37:19 AM
Glad everyone enjoyed the video.  I couldn't help myself.  I do think I have the bird fever though.

My redo of my Robin.  I added some shadows which added more depth.  He was pretty flat and you couldn't see his beak.



Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on January 02, 2013, 01:41:41 AM
Lovely  :clap: :clap: :clap: There are the type of paintings that make beautiful cards.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2013, 01:43:54 AM
 :clap: Red1, I love your Goldfinch.  The colours are vibrant.  Good job. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 02, 2013, 02:05:04 AM
Yes the goldfinch is a great success. :nosey:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 02, 2013, 02:13:38 AM
 :thankyou:   
Dennis, I never thought about making cards.  I very rarely send cards d/t facebook, email, and texting.  I would have to scale the paintings down some since they are on 9x12 sheets of paper.  Or.....hmmmm, I could send really big cards.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 02, 2013, 02:24:29 AM
A print shop will do it for you, and at least mine does it very reasonably.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on January 02, 2013, 04:12:22 AM
Birds are blessed to have you Red1! You represent them so well :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 02, 2013, 06:10:08 AM
 :thankyou:   Denise..

Sarah, I have a printer.  I suppose I could try scaling it down on there and see what I get.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on January 04, 2013, 03:35:19 PM
Wow....I just spent about 20 minutes catching up on this thread. Wonderful work and great subjects. Congratulations to you all.  :clap:    :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on January 05, 2013, 02:09:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like your paintings.  I agree, your friends and family would love to get your cards.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Kelley on January 05, 2013, 02:44:30 AM
 :2funny: Loved it!

Oh my.  And yes, your paintings are Audobon quality!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 05, 2013, 05:49:18 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for the nice comments.  Birds are fun to paint and seem to be a little easier for me than some of the other subjects.  I don't know why. 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 06, 2013, 05:00:29 AM
Here is my Eastern Bluebird, sometimes referred to as the blue robin.  I was having problems getting the brilliant blue.  So I tried a little burnt orange in the background as contrast to try and make it show up brighter as suggested in the color forum I think.   Sometimes I lose track of which subject I'm in.

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on January 06, 2013, 07:39:34 AM
Loving your bird series Red1 :clap: :clap: :clap: Just gorgeous...
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2013, 12:12:31 PM
 :clap:  Red1, Brilliant!!!  Just adore your Blue bird or Blue Robin as they call it.  I so enjoy looking at your birds.  Fantastic work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2013, 01:50:53 PM
He is a joy! He has that wonderful expression that the famous angry bluebird photo has. Now that blue POPS!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bhavna on January 06, 2013, 02:24:53 PM
Lovely painting :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bev S. on January 06, 2013, 03:22:28 PM
Delightful little fellow!


Did you add any other blue? or did you just change the BG? Whatever you did, he is brilliant!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Red1 on January 06, 2013, 06:31:25 PM
Thanks.  I just used my cobalt blue in different concentrations. It was the brightest blue I had.  But I changed my background to more orangey for contrast.  My first background was more brown and really dull.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2013, 12:14:39 AM
Very nicely done, Red1.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

The background is very effective to bring out the blue and ties in with the bird's lovely round breast.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: scribe on June 12, 2013, 07:37:17 PM
I have finished this painting for the second time. The first was not bad, just not up to standards. I am much more happy with this one. This is an interesting bird and I would love to see it in the wild. Birds are something my husband loves - he has been watching them for over 60 years. I have a feeling I will be doing more from his photographs. Also, I have to be careful not to make mistakes or I hear about it.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: scribe on June 12, 2013, 07:43:48 PM
 :oops: I forgot to post my painting. Let's try this again.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on June 12, 2013, 08:04:29 PM
WOW, Scribe!  :heeha: Your bird is gorgeous! Congratulations!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: doina on June 12, 2013, 08:33:45 PM
Red1 beautiful delicate painting. Scribe this is avery unusual bird. What is it? I hope your hubby was pleased with this one. I am, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 12, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
Excellent work Scribe. wonderful colourings, very nice detailing.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on June 12, 2013, 11:38:22 PM
Great work scribe! Beautiful Tui :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on June 12, 2013, 11:50:54 PM
That is one beauty of a bird!  :smitten: Congratulations on a fine job! O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on June 13, 2013, 12:19:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Scribe, your bird is outstanding. It blew me away with the detail and vibrant colours.  Very well done, congratulations.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 13, 2013, 04:52:54 AM
Scribe,

The bird is beautiful.  I love the intenseness of that blue hue.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2013, 05:48:30 AM
Scribe, a very nice Tui  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Pebble on June 16, 2013, 06:38:14 AM
All the way through painting this I kept saying to myself 'this isn't very good I should scrap it and start again'  :thumbdown:  but I persivered and now it's finished I'm reasonable pleased with it.  O0  The moral is keep going you never know until it's finished how it will turn out.  :smart:  ;)  What do you think?

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on June 16, 2013, 11:43:04 AM
Great job  :clap: :clap: :clap: Tui Bird is very nicely done, and stands out well against the background.  Very well done.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on June 16, 2013, 11:56:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Pebble.  I love the detail on the feathers, everything looks so well defined.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 12:02:30 PM
Scribe and Pebble, your tui birds look great!  Good job!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 16, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
Pebble,

Good job on your tui bird.  The eye is so piercing!  I have a pet mynah bird in my yard and we see eye-to-eye all the time.  You captured the eye!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on June 16, 2013, 07:39:31 PM
Pebble, your Tui is lovely!  :congrats: This is such an interesting bird. I would love to see one in real life!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on June 17, 2013, 02:11:00 AM
Excellent, Pebble :clap: :clap: :clap: Just 10 minutes ago I was watching about 5 of them in the nearby trees.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Pebble on June 18, 2013, 06:25:20 AM
 :thankyou: so much everyone for your kind comments, Dennis, being able to see these lovely birds in your garden sounds very exotic to us living on the other side of the world  8)  :envy:  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tania on June 18, 2013, 07:45:26 PM
Scribe and Pebble - both of you have done a fine job on your Tui paintings!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: scribe on June 18, 2013, 08:46:25 PM
Pebbles, your Tui is lovely. Very nicely done.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on June 19, 2013, 12:17:06 PM
Pretty Tui Pebble!   Glad you persevered!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on June 19, 2013, 09:23:34 PM
Scribe Beautiful bird.  O0 O0  Pebble You did a fantastic job on your bird.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Pebble on June 20, 2013, 11:47:18 AM
 :thankyou: all for you comments I really appreciate you taking the time   :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 08, 2013, 02:05:34 AM
This was one of the most challenging lessons yet - but I always love a challenge! And I got to learn what a Tui is!
Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on July 08, 2013, 02:31:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Pebble and Sharon, oh yes, I remember this one. It was tough! Both your Tuis are very beautiful!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 08, 2013, 03:45:26 AM
Thanks, Denise - darn, those feathers were tough to do!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on July 08, 2013, 05:02:38 AM
An excellent painting, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2013, 11:51:49 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sharon, a beautiful job on your Tui.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 08, 2013, 01:42:17 PM
WOW, Sharon!  What a looker!  :D  Congratulations!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 08, 2013, 02:11:09 PM
Beautiful Tui Sharon.  New Zealand should be proud !!   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on July 08, 2013, 03:31:11 PM
Banner work Sharon  O0 The Tui is a beauty and the background is excellent as well. Doesn't get much better  :o Oh yes you will!  ;D

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 08, 2013, 07:13:20 PM

Thanks, everyone - this bird makes me want to visit New Zealand!  I did a little tweaking this morning of the Tui which I've posted. It's now time for me to tackle the tree series Dennis taught before - lots to get caught up with!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2013, 03:37:55 PM
Very pretty bird!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 21, 2013, 11:30:42 PM
These birds are so COOL!  My hubby now wants to travel to New Zealand just to see one. The iridescent feathers are truly beautiful. I just hope they came out here. 


Hope you like him.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: doina on July 21, 2013, 11:48:02 PM
 :clap:  :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: you did a great job Iani. Yes, the birds are just beautiful down south. And your's is so realistic. Great, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 22, 2013, 12:25:43 AM
Jani,

Love the tui.  What beautiful coloring he has.

Finally got a chance to use a real computer today so couldn't resist taking the opportunity to tell you what a good job you did.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 22, 2013, 01:21:34 AM
 :thankyou: Doina for your kind words. Coming from you, that means a lot!  :1hug:

Mea!!!! So nice to hear from you!!!  :yippee: :yippee:  :thankyou: For your words of encouragement!  By the way, how is the Cape? 

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 22, 2013, 01:24:01 AM
Bravo, Jani!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on July 22, 2013, 01:34:46 AM
Jani beautiful job!!!  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on July 22, 2013, 02:18:01 AM
Beautiful colourings Jani.  O0 Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2013, 03:55:55 AM
Excellent birds :clap: :clap: :clap: In the shade they look like any ordinary Blackbird - but when the sun shines on them  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on July 22, 2013, 08:01:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sharon and Jani - beautiful Tuis! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on July 22, 2013, 12:45:37 PM
Jani, beautiful bird, well done, lovely colorings. O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 22, 2013, 12:54:29 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Everyone!  Like Sharon said, this was a very challenging lesson, but I loved doing it!  Such a cool bird!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2013, 05:14:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jani, once again, an excellent job on your bird.  You can be proud.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 22, 2013, 08:17:34 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on July 22, 2013, 10:50:05 PM
Sharon and Jani, your tui birds look very well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on July 23, 2013, 06:18:02 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian!   :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: thebryce on July 29, 2013, 12:57:04 AM
 jrhall036, I have not had the courage to attempt this bird yet. Yours is just perfect! I love the background and the the iridescent feathers.  :clap:
Title: tui bird try
Post by: bella on August 05, 2013, 09:58:11 PM
Still don't know if I am getting better doing my practice and practice with Dennis and Nolan's lessons, but I am trying and not giving up. Actually, it is a great feeling, that "trying" to learn how to paint. :painting:
Title: Re: tui bird try
Post by: Zach on August 05, 2013, 10:44:08 PM
Bird looks great Bella :clap:
Title: Re: tui bird try
Post by: Fencepost on August 05, 2013, 10:50:14 PM
Nice "try" Bella.  :2funny:

Actually, it's quite wonderful, hardly worthy of the label of a "try"! I love it.  Imagine where you'll be if you keep on "trying"! :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: tui bird try
Post by: Val on August 05, 2013, 11:52:32 PM
Geez, will you look at that?!  :heeha: I'm going to have to have a go at that 'trying' as well.  ;D

Great work Bella. Great colourings, nice detail.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: tui bird try
Post by: Bhavna on August 06, 2013, 12:06:48 AM
beautiful work :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: tui bird try
Post by: dennis on August 06, 2013, 03:34:58 AM
Beautiful Painting Bella :clap: :clap: :clap: Just need the glint in the eye O0

I'm moving this thread to the Lesson proper.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: njnjgirl on August 06, 2013, 07:40:37 AM
Very nice bird Bella, you did a great job. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Ray3 on August 06, 2013, 09:25:48 AM
Excellent painting Bella lovely colours  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on August 06, 2013, 12:03:33 PM
Absolutely brilliant, Bella!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on August 06, 2013, 12:21:34 PM
Bella, your tui is just gorgeous!! Well done!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on August 06, 2013, 06:10:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Bella, great job on your bird.  Yes, practice makes perfect and you are on your way.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on August 06, 2013, 07:03:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: Bella. I agree with Dennis. My only issue is you kind of lose the ruffle at it's throat a bit because the background there is so light. And that ruffle is a distinct part of the bird. No biggie though.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: bella on August 06, 2013, 07:58:05 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you all for your nice comments. I actually gave this away as a Christmas present card,
but forgot to make a picture of it. Now that I have a picture of it I can see that Dennis is right about the eye,
although there is a little white at the top of the eyeball, not much visible in the picture, and the white feathery thing needs to be worked on, so maybe I will correct this one. Thanks again for the advise. Ada.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: cyril on August 08, 2013, 05:18:47 AM

Hi  :D


 :D  :D
 cyril


Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Ray3 on August 08, 2013, 05:46:57 AM
Very good painting Cyril you got the feathering down to a T well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on August 08, 2013, 12:35:21 PM
Excellent tui, Cyril!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: You are doing so well!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on August 08, 2013, 01:49:32 PM
Fabulous shading! The glint in his eye and the shading on his head makes him look as if he's turning his head to look at you. Very well done!  O0 Great painting overall. You're doin famously.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on August 08, 2013, 08:12:01 PM
Great work, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: cyril on August 09, 2013, 05:08:13 AM
hi  :D
 
:thankyou: Dennis , Val , Jani Ray for the comments..... 

   :D
   cyril
                     

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on August 09, 2013, 11:02:42 PM
Very nice work Cyril! Plus birdie looks like he's getting ready to give us a wink ;)  very cute ...
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Maryna on August 24, 2013, 02:02:49 PM
Here is my version of the Tui bird.   ;)

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on August 24, 2013, 02:11:16 PM
Nice work Maryna. Good colouring, and very nice work on the wispy bits on the back of his leg.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: BeaSue on August 24, 2013, 05:09:25 PM
Simply lovely, Maryna! Marvelous detail.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tousabella on August 24, 2013, 05:13:57 PM
Maryna...beautiful job! Looks like he'll fly right off the page. You did an awesome job on the details...you can almost see the feathers 'move'.  A super picture, young lady.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 24, 2013, 05:17:15 PM
Maryna,

Your tui is lovely.  Great colors and subtle background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on August 24, 2013, 06:29:23 PM
Nice Job Cyril,  O0 O0
Maryna, I like your bird. Background is beautiful.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jrhall036 on August 24, 2013, 07:41:52 PM
Beautiful tui, Maryna!  :clap: :clap: :clap: The colors are gorgeous, and the background is pretty to boot!  Excellent job!!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lillian on August 25, 2013, 02:05:19 AM
Perfectly awesomely beautifully done, Maryna!!!   :congrats: :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :smitten: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2013, 03:57:31 AM
Yaaay :flowers:   Glad to see you back on track, Maryna :yippee:
You have done an excellent job overall :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice background and the glint in the eye O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Maryna on August 25, 2013, 01:40:42 PM
Thanks everyone  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: doina on August 25, 2013, 01:48:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: beautiful work. I like the look on her eyes! Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on March 02, 2014, 09:25:13 PM
I very much enjoyed painting the bird. Lovely colours! Here is my painting:


Best regards,
Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 02, 2014, 10:32:12 PM
Byrndis,

Lovely bird.  Gorgeous blue.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on March 03, 2014, 01:21:31 AM
Bryndis, I immediately recognised the Tui that lives in my backyard :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 03, 2014, 04:02:55 AM
The Tui, one of my favourite birds, they have the most beautiful sound  :) :).  Your versions look lovely
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2014, 11:26:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice painting of the Tui Bryndis.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on March 06, 2014, 12:22:43 PM
Thank you for Your Nice comments. :blush: I'm glad I have this opportunity to learn more about painting and drawing.

Love from
Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 02:27:44 AM
Dennis  here is my painting of the bird lesson, please let me know where i can improve. :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Denise808 on April 01, 2014, 02:39:52 AM
 :congrats: looks great Danielle  :)
The white fluffy thingy really does look fluffy! nice.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 01, 2014, 02:48:04 AM
Danielle,

I love your bird painting.  Love the blues!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2014, 03:22:38 AM
Danielle, I really don't see any place where you can actually improve :clap: :clap: :clap:
You have painted it very well and neatly and have caught the character of the Tui.


BTW the tuft in the front is a group of small white feathers.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 01, 2014, 05:50:14 AM
Danielle,

After seeing someone's comment about the white, puffy things, I went back to look.  The tuft is amazingly fluffy.  How did you do that?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 11:47:44 AM
 :thankyou: Denise, Mea and Dennis for your comments.


Mea, I did like Dennis showed in the video added some light blue green and also i had to push some  background into the white so it was not just round ( leaving some white on the edge)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: JayJ on April 01, 2014, 01:23:37 PM
Beautiful painting Danielle.....very neat!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 02:41:26 PM
 :thankyou: Jay.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 01, 2014, 03:24:31 PM
  :heeha: Banner job Danielle!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Brilliant job on the Tui, background and all!  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 01, 2014, 04:26:58 PM
Thanks, Danielle.  You obviously learned that lesson well.  Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 04:44:27 PM
 :thankyou: Val .
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ImBatman on April 01, 2014, 06:31:26 PM
Your Tui is awesome Danielle.  :clap:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 02, 2014, 01:46:07 AM
 :thankyou: batman
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on April 02, 2014, 08:54:27 PM
Beautiful Job!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 02, 2014, 10:53:45 PM
 :thankyou: Nathalie
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 03, 2014, 07:05:42 AM
Gosh you have been busy, the Tui is gorgeous!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 03, 2014, 09:09:43 PM
 :thankyou: Lisa
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: richkay on April 19, 2014, 06:16:40 PM
Here is my Tui bird.
Thank you Dennis for your wonderful lessons. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on April 19, 2014, 06:24:17 PM
Kay, definitely a Tui with a good glint in the eye :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done! Excellent background O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 19, 2014, 07:02:37 PM
Kay,

I like your tui bird.  Beautiful blue.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on April 19, 2014, 09:13:27 PM
Well done Kay.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: sally13 on April 20, 2014, 12:24:00 AM
Looks lovely Kay, well done :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: richkay on April 20, 2014, 01:29:27 AM
Thanks for all the comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 20, 2014, 03:45:27 AM
A beautiful Tui  :clap: O0 well done Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 11:09:34 PM
 Beautiful bird Rich. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: lynn p. on April 23, 2014, 12:31:33 AM
Oh very pretty colors on this Tui.  One on my favorite lessons.   :welcome: to PB!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Ai Ke on June 25, 2014, 05:55:56 PM
Lesson 14 .... just a few, few, more to go....

Dennis, you are preparing far more lessons than I can study in my life!  :1hug:
And then I want to do pastel and my husband gave me oil paint, and I never get to doing any of the challenges!!!
No chance to get bored, that is for sure!  :clap:

oh, on this one I totally messed up the background with big dark blobs and stripes.  :injured: Since I was too much in a hurry to finish it (before a week of traveling) to start over again, I dabbed with a moist paper towel. A bit of rescue effort which did not turn out that badly ... or at least better than it was!

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2014, 07:33:34 PM
Beautiful job Aike-the background is great.  You can come rescue mine anyday!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on June 25, 2014, 07:36:55 PM
Ai Ke, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your background. Photographers take this out-of-focus  method to make the subject stand out from the normally distracting background. Well done. Keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: sally13 on June 25, 2014, 10:12:30 PM
You have done a wonderful job of this Ai Ke, the background is great it really make the bird come to life in the foreground, he stands out with the sun shining on him. well done :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on June 25, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
Yes you have done a verry nice bird as well as the background. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Ai Ke on June 26, 2014, 05:44:56 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL OF YOU!!!
Nothing better after a day's work than encouragement from such a talented set as yourselves!! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on July 06, 2014, 01:17:59 PM
 :heeha: An excellent job on the Tui !!!  :yippee:   The bird stands out beautifully from the background. Very well done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 04, 2014, 02:41:29 PM
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I did this awhile ago ,but just was not aware of posting . Now I am so here it is. I enjoyed the class and ended up trying my hand on two more after that.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 04, 2014, 02:46:07 PM
Ai Ke,
I love your background and the blue colors of the bird are gorgeous.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 04, 2014, 03:12:26 PM
Kris,

Really like the bird (beautiful blue) and the dabbled background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on September 04, 2014, 03:28:52 PM
Nice job on the bird Kris!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on September 04, 2014, 03:53:46 PM
Nice painting Kris.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 05, 2014, 02:29:49 PM
Thank you Mea, Natalie and Danielle.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: JayJ on September 05, 2014, 03:48:03 PM
Very nice Kris!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2014, 09:18:30 PM
Kris, a very nice painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just one point: be very careful in not putting the highlight of the eye in the very center (Curse of the flash) even if you see it in a photo. Should be slightly above the center to make it look more natural O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 05, 2014, 10:30:27 PM
Thank you Dennis. I had to go back and look at it. Oops there it was. You are so right.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on September 07, 2014, 12:40:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 09, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
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This is the parrot I painted for a friends son after I took the class from Dennis. Still did not get the eye right did I?
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 10, 2014, 01:37:36 AM
Kris,

The parrot has beautiful feathers.  Nice claws.  Yup, would flunk an eye test.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 10, 2014, 12:31:38 PM
 :2funny:  So right!
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on September 10, 2014, 12:50:25 PM
Very nice parrot Kris, i think all you need is a bit of light colour squiggles around the eye, also i would add a bit mre colour to the beak it has no rounding but it is a very nice bird.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2014, 05:30:17 PM
Good job on the body. I agree with Danielle about the beak.
I would have to see a photo for the eyes...looks like a big pupil right now.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 10, 2014, 05:54:36 PM
Thank you for the tips. I will work on the beak for sure.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sherri on November 17, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
My submission for this lesson. Not sure why but the background appears much brighter in the picture than it actually is!!   I got interrupted so many times.  It forced me to figure out how to continue and blend in when I started again.  Suggestions for improvement please.

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: CarolHorvath on November 17, 2014, 11:22:53 PM
Nicely done Sherri. The dark feathers look sleek and shiny. This Tui bird looks like a Zentanglers project.
Carol
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: May lynn on November 17, 2014, 11:39:34 PM
Dear Sherri;

This one has eye catching colors!!!!!

Nicely done.    :painting:

May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 17, 2014, 11:51:49 PM
Nice work on the tui bird, Sherri.  Lots of color there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on November 18, 2014, 12:22:02 AM
Excellent rendering, Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: ncwren on November 18, 2014, 01:50:23 AM
Wow! Very vibrant!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 18, 2014, 05:09:14 PM
Great job, Sherri - and I actually like the bright yellow of the background - you really make it your own!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Sherri on November 19, 2014, 12:12:44 AM
Thanks all for you kind comments.  On to the next lesson!!!!

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on November 20, 2014, 11:40:51 PM
Verry nice Sherry, i like the bright background and how it reflexes on the bird beek. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jillh on January 25, 2015, 06:28:07 PM
Loved doing this birdie!  Getting use to mixing colors again.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bellarina on January 25, 2015, 07:19:20 PM
Beautiful Jill!   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jillh on January 25, 2015, 08:59:20 PM
Thank you Robin.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on January 25, 2015, 09:58:29 PM
Excellent work Jill  O0 Love your colourings, and detail.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on January 25, 2015, 10:38:49 PM
Jill you did a excellent bird.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 25, 2015, 11:45:13 PM
Nice, brightly-colored bird, Jill.  The muted background makes him really stand out.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jillh on January 26, 2015, 12:54:44 AM
Thank you Val, Danielle and Mea for your encouraging comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: didi on January 26, 2015, 03:19:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Jill!!!!!.   After all your birdies as a Springbok golfer I see you have more to offer.  You truly inspire me.   :thank you so much:  Di x
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2015, 08:27:45 PM
An excellent painting of the Tui :clap: :clap: :clap: See them in our garden. One sleeps in the neighbour's tree near my office.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: jillh on January 26, 2015, 09:40:20 PM
Thank you Di and Dennis for taking a look and commenting.
Title: Lesson #14 - Tui
Post by: Happychappy on February 08, 2015, 04:54:46 PM
Thank you Dennis, I enjoyed this class immensely. However, I lost my lines completely so my offering is not that good but I tried.  Comments and critiques are always welcome but please be kind. :2funny:


Patricia








Sorry but I have just seen that this lesson already exists and I don't know how to transfer it to the correct spot to be with the others.  Anyone who can assist would be appreciated. Thanks, Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on February 08, 2015, 06:23:16 PM
Patricia, you still did a very good job :clap: :clap: :clap: You have the wrong colour for the legs and claws.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on February 08, 2015, 06:28:13 PM
Beautifull bird Patricia,   :clap: :clap: :clap: Also you might want to darken the bottom wing , it should be under the middle one.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2015, 07:29:26 PM
Patricia,

What beautiful colors on the tui and background.  Great eye.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on February 08, 2015, 09:46:58 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Dennis, Danielle and Mea for your comments and advice which I really appreciate.  Thank you too, for whoever put my submission in the correct place.  Bless you.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on February 09, 2015, 02:44:26 AM
I moved it :)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on February 09, 2015, 11:40:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for moving my submission. I had a feeling it may have been you.  Thanks so much for coming to my rescue.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on February 09, 2015, 03:51:22 PM
Good job on your Tui Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Bellarina on February 09, 2015, 03:58:45 PM
Awesome job on the Tui.  I'm also working on that lesson
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on February 09, 2015, 10:42:01 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Val and Robin for your kind comments.  I was hesitant to post it but thought that as I had put the time into painting it, I would see what help I could get from all our wonderful members and tutor, although having lost most of my lines, it was difficult and my colours were incorrect. Anyway despite it all, I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 31, 2015, 12:37:43 PM
A real nice challenge this Tui birdie. 8)
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Danielle123 on May 31, 2015, 12:47:20 PM
well done Louisa,  :clap: :clap: :clap:  just add a bit of dark under the wing to separate from the body. in the head soften the light close to the dark because it makes a dent in the face.   hope this helps.
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 31, 2015, 04:21:20 PM
Thank you Danielle, will do that. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 06, 2016, 01:14:39 AM
 :painting: This was a delightful lesson. I enjoyed every moment. Dennis, you are a fabulous artist and teacher.  :thankyou: for your delightful stories and detailed instruction. The time flies joyfully when I am taking your classes.  :flowers:

Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 06, 2016, 02:08:46 AM
KathyS,

Beautiful bird!  Great colors. Lovely tufted white crest - what do you call that?

Hope he doesn't topple over; he be stabbed by that pointed thing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 06, 2016, 01:15:41 PM
WOW! Kathy, you did an outstanding job on this lesson. You're best watercolor yet! O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 06, 2016, 05:56:53 PM
KathyS,

Beautiful bird!  Great colors. Lovely tufted white crest - what do you call that?

Hope he doesn't topple over; he be stabbed by that pointed thing.

aloha

mea

:thankyou: mea! I don't know what the feathers are called but they sure are an interesting feature of the bird.
Yikes,  :o I didn't  think about that innocent little plant looking like a spear but your right. It does. Eek!  :heeha:

Good thing the birdie has a good grip on the branch.  :2funny:


Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 06, 2016, 06:01:30 PM
WOW! Kathy, you did an outstanding job on this lesson. You're best watercolor yet! O0 O0 O0 O0

 :thankyou: Steve. I appreciate your kind words and support. I feel really good about this one too. This is the first watercolor that I was comfortable to make some of my own choices for color and other little changes. I am beginning to understand how to plot and layer my colors and fine tune the details. So fun!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on September 06, 2016, 09:15:11 PM
 :heeha: Excellent Tui Kathy  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful colourings. Well done you!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 07, 2016, 04:01:26 AM
:heeha: Excellent Tui Kathy  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful colourings. Well done you!  :yippee:

 :thankyou: Val! I so appreciate your cheering me on.  :-* I'm getting more comfortable with the watercolors.   :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Annie. on October 10, 2017, 08:19:54 PM
Here is my bird:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Happychappy on October 11, 2017, 12:20:39 AM
Excellent Tui's Kathy and Annie.  Gosh, I don't know where I was not seeing your rendition Kathy.  Anyway, both Tui's are very well done.


Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Annie. on October 12, 2017, 12:42:23 PM
Thank you Patricia, this bird was challenging. 
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tania on August 06, 2019, 10:56:05 PM
So I dusted off my brushes and cleaned the cobwebs of of my easel and had a go at this lesson.  :2funny: All constructive criticism is appreciated!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Val on August 07, 2019, 03:01:43 AM
 :bigwelcome:   Welcome back Tanis!!!  :heeha:   So good to see you back at it. Your easel and brushes may have been dusty, but time away certainly hasnĀ“t dulled your talents any.  O0   Lovely colouring and detail on your Tui.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: nolan on August 07, 2019, 08:32:26 PM
Yay, you're painting again :cloud9:
That's a fabulous Tui, as good as you get in many galleries here :congrats: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: NHC50 on August 08, 2019, 12:48:19 AM
Beautiful job Tania.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: dennis on August 08, 2019, 06:38:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: robynann on August 12, 2019, 09:13:26 AM
Sooo Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: Tania on August 19, 2019, 12:44:21 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!  :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds
Post by: TeresaM on August 22, 2019, 07:20:24 AM
Wow Tania this is excellent  :clap: :clap:
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