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Title: Starlings on a branch
Post by: Alan Dixon on June 24, 2015, 10:18:01 PM
I did this painting on a 5" x 7" canvas board for my Stepmother's 95th birthday card.
I'm not absolutely sure that they are starlings, but it was the closest match I could find on the internet.
The painting is sharper and a bit more colourful than this picture, but I still can't really get the right setup with paintshop.
Alan
Title: Re: Starlings on a branch
Post by: BeaSue on June 25, 2015, 01:34:22 AM
It is lovely, Alan. Starlings are black. The bird on the left looks like a bluebird. The one on the left might be a goldfinch.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 25, 2015, 01:49:30 AM
What a sweet painting and card - your stepmom is going to love it - and wow, she's 95 - impressive!
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Post by: thebryce on June 25, 2015, 02:42:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2015, 01:33:32 PM
Lovely scene Alan  :clap:
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Post by: Alan Dixon on June 25, 2015, 02:03:42 PM
Now you see where my confusion lies. Starlings come in a variety of colours and the ones pictured here are called "Hildebrandt Starlings" and are native to many parts of Africa. Apparently they are all pests.
Thanks for your comments.
Alan
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Post by: BeaSue on June 25, 2015, 03:28:40 PM
Wow! Thanks for informing us, Alan. I just Googled this species, and the colors of the birds are magnificent! I always enjoyed seeing "new" (to me) birds when I lived in Africa, but I hadn't seen these. They are gorgeous.
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Post by: Val on June 25, 2015, 08:21:10 PM
Nicely done Alan.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on June 25, 2015, 09:43:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Alan.  Patricia
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Post by: sally13 on June 25, 2015, 10:40:09 PM
A lovely painting Alan. It has a bit of a chinese painting look about it. :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on July 06, 2015, 02:47:57 AM
Oh Alan, don't know how I missed this but I just love it.  I can see such wonderful progress in your work.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 06, 2015, 11:07:52 AM
Double sweet, Alan - the painting and you for doing it for your stepmom.  She'll love it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bellarina on July 07, 2015, 09:48:05 AM
Love it.  :smitten:
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Post by: liz on July 07, 2015, 05:16:59 PM
Very pretty, Alan!  Bet you made her feel so special and loved!
-Liz