Nicely done Sandi the blue b.g. doesn't take anything away his expression looks very alert James
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Sammy - Thanks for your uplifting review. I will go along with your story of breeding in the Spring. I painted from several references and put them all together but the background is totally my own design. Speaking of software to manipulate colors. I once downloaded GIMP which is a free software but was unable to use it, maybe from not having time to play with it, so I got rid of it. Photoshop is more popular but I am afraid that it will take a long learning time too.
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Jen -- Thanks for taking time to pop in to leave words of encouragement. Hope you are enjoying the Curly one and his family. Take lots of pictures, I like to see how much he has grown.
Hi James- Your nice words are appreciated. Also I dimmed the bird's eye so he doesn't look too alert now. LOL.
Hi all I decided to do the bridge ,I used soluable Graphitint pencils as you can see this is dry pencil ,I think I'll apply water next and see how it works out.
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Fred- Nice looking bridge already. Promising to be a real good one when you fill in the colors. Do you recognize this bridge? It's Claude Monet's bridge in his garden and pond at Giverny, France.
Fred, this is a nice drawing of the bridge at Monet's gardens. I'm interested to see what you do with the color changes. It promises to be a real good painting..
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Looks good Fred , I know it might not be politicly correct but a bear or two could stroll across the span James
Thanks Sam,Sandi and James,Here is the bridge in color and as you can see the color palette is quite limited and James I didn't want to frighten Claude
Sandi, I've been thinking into doing the cardinal bird as well, but I've been busy with drawing and painting flowers that my next pictures are completly in line with the theme being the month of May.
About the camera, it does like you say except whenever there is alot of green in the painting it tends to enhance that color. For my other paintings I use GIMP (the open-source photoshop equivalent.)
Fred, I love the warm colors of the trees ! :) Don't mind if I feel like James that it's missing a bear or something :)
So two more contributions with flowers. Both done on 300gr watercolor paper.
And some tulips, perhaps the prettiest flowers to, me, I find the flower very straight forward, but none the less difficult to draw/paint here is my attempt at a little May landscape in Holland.
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Both paintings are nice Tim ,but I like the windmill one best there is a small town in Iowa near my birthplace called Pella [more famous for pella windows ]the downtown has a tulip festival yearly and a full size dutch windmill museum that looks like these I like these James
good job on the color addition Fred I knew my bear remarks were sacriligous but I couldn't help myself James
Fred- Your colored bridge looks real nice and I like the color scheme. It has the Monet's flavor looking lovely even without the Bears.
Tim- Ooh two lovely flowers paintings. I like the purple color but like James I like the Tulip scene more. The Tulips are so sweet and the painting has depth because the windmill structures are receding from front to back. Good job.
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