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Acrylic landscape, "Eagle Brook "

Postby bergina » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:41 pm

Eagle Brook

My past and present is reflected in this painting. When I was a kid, I spent many summers fishing trout in little
ooks just like this and 40 years later, I’m still doing it. I have included an eagle and it’s personal. Fortunaly they are very common in my area of the world and are always on the lookout for an easy supper. The specific bird in this painting though very small and somewhat insignificant, was created from a photo I took of a very sad, pathetic looking creature I encountered at a zoo. Apparently, some jerk shot it. It did survived but was sentenced to life in a 20' x 20' wire cage, never to fly again. It
oke my heart. I hate going to zoos. In this painting, I have healed his wounds, somewhat softened mine but most important, set him /her free.
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Postby xxbreezy » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:35 am

Another one of my favorites!!! Was using this one as a tool... bergina on learning that "technique" I was telling you about...LOL!!! Had to take a
eak from that, though to get back to this other sketch I had started. I will get back to it. And....I will win this challenge!!! Again...you do fanstatic work and thanks for all your help!!!
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Postby Singular » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:27 am

Excellent. You can really see the depth in this painting. It looks like the water at the horizon line is a million miles away and the water looks so real.

wonderful painting.
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Postby Ted » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:40 pm

Very nice painting through-out the whole composition, and a wonderful place to dine:) .
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Postby KarinPavlic » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:35 pm

Simply said: it's perfect.

I don't like Zoo... I rather see free animals and I think that there should be much more protected natural resesvats...
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
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Postby bergina » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:58 pm

Xx
eeze,Joe,Ted and karin,
Thanks for taking the time to send me some positive comments on this work.
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Kudos!

Postby gnash » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:17 am

THIS is a wonderful painting and a great sentiment about the eagle. I did one of a Red Tailed Hawk i knew from a rehab place for similar reasons. The only thing bothered me was when i saw the bird, it completely changed the proportions for me - so the rocks must be much bigger than i'd thought. which is fine. it's growing on me. and it's an interesting choice to have such a gray sky. it's a chilly morning there, it seems. great job. thanks.

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Uno the one-eyed unreleasable resident of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter.
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Postby gnash » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:19 am

i hope i didn't understate how much i like this painting. i want to go live there!
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:00 am

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thanks

Postby gnash » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:31 am

yeah, sorry, i didn't know it would come up so big.
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Postby bergina » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:58 pm

Hey Gnash, Thanks for taking the time to view my work. Your sketch and painting of the Red Tailed Hawk is very nice, great job. Your comments about the eagle and overall depth perception, placement and proportion were interesting. It wasn’t an easy layout but after trial and error, this is where I felt the eagle had to go. I have no magic formula, I just rely what looks right for me.
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