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: Kestrels.


Desdichado
07-20-2016, 02:28 PM
This is a new painting, finished just today. Rivington Pike is a local walk favourite up on Winter Hill near Bolton where I live. There are all sorts of birds around so I chose kestrels as the subject.

TerryCurley
07-20-2016, 05:34 PM
I look forward to all the paintings you post, they are all so very good. Love this one.

Susan Mulno
07-20-2016, 09:56 PM
I love kestrels! Have many photos of them. Guess I should paint one.

Do you use photo references?

Desdichado
07-21-2016, 06:52 AM
I love kestrels! Have many photos of them. Guess I should paint one.

Do you use photo references?

Hi Susan. Indeed, I often use photo references when I need specific details like birds and animals. You should definitely paint things you like and I hope you do paint a kestrel. I love watching birds and our home town hall is a bit unique because we have a family of Peregrine Falcons who nest on top of the building

Jim.

Susan Mulno
07-21-2016, 04:16 PM
I have yet to see falcons in the wild. One day maybe. You should get some pics of them! :biggrin:

Desdichado
07-21-2016, 04:54 PM
I have yet to see falcons in the wild. One day maybe. You should get some pics of them! :biggrin:

Hope you can see this link of one of them flying across our town hall clock, Susan.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1541342

Susan Mulno
07-21-2016, 09:25 PM
Did you snap that pic? That is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Desdichado
07-22-2016, 04:53 AM
Did you snap that pic? That is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

No, I'm a very amateur hand with a camera Susan. It was from a local newspaper.

Susan Mulno
07-22-2016, 06:28 AM
No, I'm a very amateur hand with a camera Susan.

Well you make up for it with your painting abilities!