Pretty Merlin, I thought that was a real Merlin, lol.
An absolutely beautiful job! Your customer must be delighted with it all.
Hee, hee yes Bob, the ones I've seen in real-life have usually been rather more scrappy than this guy!
Thanks also Ann. I hope she will be pleased when the harp is strung up and finished.
Absolutely stunning, Jerry! You are so talented!!
Thanks Tammy - do you get Merlins in your part of USA?
Your portrait is beautiful Jerry:) I could not believe how incredibly accurate your painting is of this small raptor.Through your love of birds and painting you have produced a lovely peice of work Jerry, which I'm sure will be much admired, not omly by your customer, but by everyone who sees it.
I'm glad you like is Sonjia. I think the strings will go on the harp the end of this week so once it's settled down and I've fitted the semitone-levers they will get it and I'll find out then if it's what they are hoping for. Always the nervous part for us.
What a beautiful bird portrait Jerry :) I would imagine your customer will be over the moon - its stunning :)
Thanks so much, yes I hope they will be happy.
A fantastic merlin, so delicate but lively,very fine art!!! Congratulations Jerry you are a naturalist painter really great and a wonderful artist maker of musical instruments!!!
Thank you Rita. I think it suited acrylics particularly well. It was fun to paint but I still prefer seeing them for real in the wild.
Wow! You painted this? It's amazing!Gosh - what a talent you have for this! It's beautiful :0)
Hi again Jerry - I can't seem to find an email address to reply to the lovely comment you left on my blog. Maybe you could forward it to me? Anyway - to answer your question, I use a Faber Castle pigment liner pen. The one I used to use was the finest 0.3 tip, but I wore it out! This one is thicker and to be honest, I don't like it. I just need to get around to picking up a new, finer one. And I can so relate to what you said about spending to much time 'finishing' a sketch. I was guilty of the same thing and they quickly lost their character and appeal as a result. That's why this challenge has helped me. I find it such a chore now (on day 53) that I find myself getting it done in as fewer lines as possible! Now it's becoming the natural way for me. When the challenge is over I'm planning to sketch 2-3 times a week but spend a little more time and maybe add a splash of colour - but I'll be careful not to get too pedantic again. The main thing is keeping the habit :0)
Sandra, it's mutual appreciation time with your first comment as I'm always blown away by what you do - your bears look stunningly life-like, as though you could just pick one up and give it a huge hug! Thanks for the liner pen info, yes drawing with just the minimum amount of lines is a great skill and not one I have! But as they say, practice makes perfect! P.S. I'll drop you a line with my email.
Qué delicada pintura, Jerry. He estado viendo fotografías del esmerejón (Merlin en inglés) y captaste hasta el mínimo detalle. Enhorabuena.
Thanks Francesc. The Merlin on this soundboard is a Male and when this 'bright' would be ready to breed. However, when we are fortunate enough to see one here in South-East England it is nearly always in the Winter and looking a little less smart.
Hola Jerry. Te felicito, es un halcón muy hermoso, estoy segura que el dueño del arpa se sentirá muy afortunado de poseerlo. Un abrazo.
Hi Sonia. Yes it is painted in a different style to how I might paint just for my own pleasure. But I find painting in quite a detailed way often works best on a harp.
Dear Jerry ,may I have your mail adress( on firstname.lastname@example.org) to send you a little thought...Thanks,Rita.
Yes will do soon Rita.
Oh Jerry what a lovely image just flew onto my PC this morning. Your Merlin is fabulous. Great detail and perfect choice of colours.
I'm so glad you like it Laura - thanks for such lovely comments.
Beautiful painting you are so talented
Thank you Julie, that's very kind of you to say so.
I hope you do more of these bird paintings, Jerry!!! I'm speechless..you did an AMAZING job!!
Thanks for such a lovely comment Hilda! Yes I'd love to do more birds but I'm governed by whatever customers want.
Really beautiful Jerry! I'm sure the customer will be delighted :-)
Thanks Jan, I hope so!
How very beautiful, Jerry!
This is incredibly beautiful, wonderfully detailed...looks so real ! Have a nice weekend !
Thank you Jane, I'm pleased you liked looking at it - have a great weekend yourself!
Amazing details Jerry.....very beautiful.
Thank you Jude!
so refined ..beautifully done jerry ..i'm sure your client was very happy too ... lots of moths here to ..your phot below is lovely.
Thanks Jane, however, this tyle of painting lacks the lovely spontaneity of your wonderful art. Weather has put a dampener on the moths at the moment though.