March 27th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Hot off the Easel
Just finished my latest penguin painting and thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy!
March 27th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Is this really a "painting", as in brush + paint + paper?
March 27th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by Colin Key
Yes - I promise! No paper though: it's painted on a hardboard base using acrylic paint. Neither is it a copy of a photograph - if that was going to be your next question - though I did use some of my own photos from the Falklands as reference. I'll have the real thing in the art marquee at Bird Fair, so come and see for yourself!
March 27th, 2010, 10:22 PM
hello jackie, nice image of the penguins, have you been at the bird fair before?
Have also joined your fan page on facebook, have popped a title sugestion on there too,
March 27th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Hi Jackie - fantastic painting which had me wanting more. I'm off now to look at your website
Last edited by Russ Heselden; January 20th, 2011 at 12:41 AM.
March 28th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Yes, I've had a stand at Bird Fair for the past five years, and have gone as a punter for many years before that. It's great; I love it!
Originally Posted by michael23
Thanks for joining my fan page on Facebook. If anyone else wants to find me there, just type Jackie Garner, Wildlife Art in to the Facebook search box and my page should come up.
March 29th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Forgive my "Doubting Thomas" attitude but when I first saw this I thought that it was an image which had been "manipulated" in Photoshop to make a photo look like a painting!! (I have done it myself to produce "watercolours" and "oils" from some of my photos).
Having lightened and sharpened your image in Photoshop I can now see that it is indeed a beautiful painting (I have complimented you on your work in a previous thread).
P.S. I have never been to the Birdfair, and never will, because I do not agree with the way they spend the money raised. If they were supporting work to preserve Yellowhammers, Grey Partridges, etc in the U.K. then I would go, but I have no interest in giving money to preserve exotic birds in the jungles of Borneo, etc.
April 1st, 2010, 07:22 PM
No problem - as if I had the skills with Photoshop! Wish I had a £ for every time I've heard the "It looks just like a photograph" comment about my paintings. I take it as a compliment.
Fair point about BirdFair helping foreign rather than British species, but I'm just glad some birds somewhere are benefitting. We'll have to catch up somewhere else instead!
April 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM
Thank you for your very "considered" response. You really are a very talented person who I admire a lot.
April 2nd, 2010, 09:46 AM
Thanks for your kind words: I'm blushing!
Here's a non-photographic sketch of a non-exotic species, though when I first saw one at Radipole in the 1980s it did seem pretty exotic to me. These were sketched at Llanelli many years later, and they remain a species I particularly enjoy.
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