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Thread: Kestrel

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    Kestrel

    I am posting two paintings of a Kestrel one done in oil and one done with just the Airbrush. I can't quite get all the detail right using oils so thought I would try with airbrush. I know I can paint mammals but having a hard job doing feathers on birds.

    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    Smile Re Kestrel

    Full frontal is a vey difficult pose for birds but you have done very well. Try a three quarter front view or even full profile, I think it shows the bird to better advantage.
    Reniklf
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    Thank you Reniklaf, I took the photo a couple of years ago through my kitchen window,
    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    Saphire... you are an amazing artist... this birds are stunning each has it's own subtle character... I think the airbrush has better feathers although the difference is quite minimal ... I really look forward to seeing each new work from you!.

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    Thank you gxhpainter for your very kind comment.
    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    I donít like the first better than the second.

    I LOVE THEM BOTH, each in its own way.

    Very well done.
    Sorry for my bad English (I never had English education)

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    They are both really good Saphire but if I was asked to choose I think I would pick the first one because of the better detail in the top of head feathers.
    Love the background colours.
    Geoff

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    Thank you JMMK and Limey-g for your very encouraging comments.
    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    Christine, I have been studying both birds and I like each equally , they are both wonderful

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    Two fantastic paintings Christine and it would be difficult to select a favourite!

    The Kestrel is a beautiful bird and you have captured it really well. Have seen many of your photos on Birdforum - well done!

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