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Thread: Macaws

  1. #1
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    Macaws

    Scarlet Macaws.

    Thanks to Bumble for her sky technique and to hanzz for his collection of tutorial links that helped me find it (search the forums for "hanzz tutorial index").
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  2. #2
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    Striking image! Really reads well. That reminds me -- Valentine's on the way.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    So colorful and bold and so artistically painted, gileadis! These birds are just beautiful!

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    The story behind it...

    In case anyone is interested, here's what helped inspire the painting.

    I served as a Mormon missionary for two years in Manaus, Brazil--the heart of the Amazon. It's an amazing place. When it was founded, the mission leaders chose as our mission mascot the Macaw ("Arara" in Portuguese) because we teach the possibility of eternal marriage and Macaws mate for life. I managed to find and take home a beautifully carved paddle with a single Macaw (photo attached, carved by Trindade Manaquire).

    After returning home and getting married, my wife and I thought it would be nice to display a painting next to the paddle, with two Macaws to capture the symbolism. Since we couldn't find one we liked, I decided to try one myself. I based it on several references, but mainly on the attached photo. I enjoyed painting it very much--it reminded me of us
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    Obviously you took "ownership" of the original, made it your own, and produced something unique. Wonderful work on the details and the outcome is as D Akey has noted: striking.

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    Excellent work!!Love Scarlet Macaws.Well done.
    Marty

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    Outstanding!!!!
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    Awsome!One could look at them forever...

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    Stunning painting, I love the vibrant colours. Excellent work
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Wonderful image.

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