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Author Topic: LESSON #14 - How to paint Birds  (Read 64196 times)

Leana

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Reply #45 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:
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Reply #46 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.   :)
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Reply #47 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.
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Reply #48 on: April 22, 2012, 04:40:27 PM
well here is my tui bird enjoyed doing this, although it's not perfect! 
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Reply #49 on: April 22, 2012, 05:18:44 PM
Jennylynn, you forgot to post your painting.
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Reply #50 on: April 22, 2012, 05:27:03 PM
 :)  oops!! 
forgot to post here it is 
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Reply #51 on: April 22, 2012, 05:39:55 PM
Lovely bird, Jennylynn, nice clear colors.


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Reply #52 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.
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Reply #53 on: April 22, 2012, 06:10:41 PM
Jennylynn!   :congrats:  Nice work!
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Reply #54 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
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Reply #55 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:
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Reply #56 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.
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Reply #57 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.
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Reply #58 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!!
 
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Reply #59 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 
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