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  • This is a great little painting too Diana, very pretty bird with the crest. The branch is well painted. Glad you found my colours sceme for Amaryllis. The cad red deep is slightly opaque, but used it on small areas. I also added sepia to get the really deep bits at the stem end. Hope this helps. The W orange glaze does give a lovely glow to the red.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Mon 11 Jan 08:53:00
  • I see great minds think alike!! Whilst I was in my bed suffering from a nasty tummy bug my hubby spent his time at the kitchen window with his camera trained on the bird table. I now have quite a few photos of robins, bull finches, tits and mistle thrushes to paint. I think I'll try mine in pastel as I'll never get them as good in watercolour as yours, they are beautiful. I really think I have forgotten how to paint in watercolour, very frustrating !!

    Posted by Val Kenyon on Mon 11 Jan 11:44:04
  • Beautiful sense of form in the body of the bird, and I agree with Carole that the branch is well painted. Lovely!

    Posted by Lesley Dabson on Mon 11 Jan 12:47:11
  • Bright chirpy image. I like the expression in his eye and agree with all the other comments. Fab

    Posted by angela angela on Mon 11 Jan 13:39:22
  • Well Val if I had your skill with pastels I'd be a happy bunny. Each to his own I guess. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments. The photo is actually too yellow ; it's still snowing and I can't get daylight photos. This is the result of energy saving bulbs. Horrid things.

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Mon 11 Jan 13:58:52
  • A lovely piece. The color and composition are very effective.

    Posted by Seok Yam Chew on Thu 04 Nov 07:57:42
  • Thank you Seok, much appreciated.

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Fri 05 Nov 01:15:20
  • It's your technique with watercolour which really shines through all your work

    Posted by Jo Morton on Sat 22 Jan 00:54:06