Friday, 26 September 2014

Young Australian

Young Australian
Watercolour on 425 gsm Saunders Waterford CP
28.5cm x 38cm


















Back in December I had a surprise visitor on our balcony, a juvenile Australian Hobby falcon. I was lucky enough to get some photos of him before he caught his breath and flew off.
In this watercolour I wanted to create a more abstract look so after developing his glaring stare I played with colour and texture to find a patterned feel to the rest of the painting.
I have been very lucky to have some time in my studio as we were spending a week getting out and about but after several gourmet lunches we both needed to stay home and have a rest and for me this gave me painting time which I am so grateful of as I have a lot of difficulty staying away from my brushes.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Lorraine, he's wonderful. Your animals always are! Nice he came to visit for a minute.

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  2. He is lovely and I really like your background, perfect for your visitor! xx

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  3. You captured a great moment in time, Lorraine. His look is intense, and the painting, as always, invites you to explore.

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  4. You are so lucky; Lorraine, to have beautiful wildlife in your part of the world to draw inspiration from. I love how the pattern mimics the wings in flight, breathtaking!

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  5. Gosh Lorraine - he is so handsome and I love the background. It really sets his beauty off. So glad you got photos and created this lovely painting. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  6. Wow he looks dramatic in the corner and you really set him off with the intriguing background. Great painting

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  7. How wonderful to get a falcon on your balcony ! This is so creative, love the different patterns , really great !

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  8. You've done a lovely job with your falcon Lorraine. Your very clever and imaginative background really sets him off!

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  9. This is really nice falcon and the background are melting together. Very creative.

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  10. Love your background. It works well and is very harmonious with the subject.

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  11. Good job on this. Very interesting .
    thanks for coming by my blog. Yes I too love that photo, and I'm so sorry about your friends dog. I have been right on that path . It's a tough one.

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  12. Wow is definitely the word for this one! Love the textured look that tells us it's feathers.

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  13. Just caught up with all your work and news Lorraine. Hope things are better and on the mend now. Loving all your work. Your infusion series is coming along really beautifully. I am sure it is delighting all who see it in real life. This young chap is looking splendid in his feathered outfit too. We never really get the full experience viewing art but I can just imagine how wonderful your work looks in real life. Thanks for your kind comments recently. I really do appreciate your time in dropping by. Take care. xx

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