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Project 52Piet's 2020 52 Birds

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Re: Piet's 2020 52 Birds

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So after some study of your fabulous image...I offer ideas for your pursuit, utilize what might inspire and discard what does not. I appreciate the opportunity to play and think...Thank you
Hi Frank, I am honored that you played with it and thought about it - heck, the two kinds of things that when done together, move humanity forward! And I think the very heart and soul or art (which I am not self disciplined enough to properly control), is all about using what inspires and discarding that which doe not. An area that I wish to grow in is emphasizing the strengths and pruning the distractions.

I love how the beak gained in strength and forcefulness - you made the bird more wicked in a really cool shiny way.

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Glad you found some value..I must admit I am learning to see light a bit differently from following along with you and minniev in the Landscape Painting thread...

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PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:03 am
week 37 - green backed herongbjs.jpg
Beautiful

And I think that clone fix I shared with you before would work on this one too, even though it’s created by paint instead of by contrast.
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week 36 - well, not really, Way behind and well into a new year. But number 36 -

Eastern Bluebird - did not do much with the bird, but wanted to create a background that would work well with the bird's coloring, so I figured it needed blues and greys to compliment it's blue and warm colors.
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PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:22 pm
week 36 - well, not really, Way behind and well into a new year. But number 36 -

Eastern Bluebird - did not do much with the bird, but wanted to create a background that would work well with the bird's coloring, so I figured it needed blues and greys to compliment it's blue and warm colors. bluebirdS.jpg
What a gorgeous image! The bird photo is one of those perfectly posed/composed images so impossible for me. Your bird cooperated nicely and you captured it just as nicely. But the creation of the image is more than that because you managed to incorporate him into a beautiful background that sets him off perfectly. This would be a fine print.

I have to ask, did you create the background?
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Stunning work with all images Piet. I need a big catch up and view everything I have been missing. 8):

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Wed May 05, 2021 6:22 pm
week 36 - well, not really, Way behind and well into a new year. But number 36 -
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Wow, just wow. This is the kind of image you would see in a catalog at the Smithsonian or in a collectible coffee table book. Stunning! S-
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minniev wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:45 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:22 pm
week 36 - well, not really, Way behind and well into a new year. But number 36 -

Eastern Bluebird - did not do much with the bird, but wanted to create a background that would work well with the bird's coloring, so I figured it needed blues and greys to compliment it's blue and warm colors. bluebirdS.jpg
What a gorgeous image! The bird photo is one of those perfectly posed/composed images so impossible for me. Your bird cooperated nicely and you captured it just as nicely. But the creation of the image is more than that because you managed to incorporate him into a beautiful background that sets him off perfectly. This would be a fine print.

I have to ask, did you create the background?
thanks Paula,

I started with something like the below image (it might have been that one.,.) and changed the color cast and did a multiply and overlay layer (I think) with a rough mask removing the effect from the bird.
Also here is my starting image. On the background, I think I rotated it and then once I got the colors good, I did further scumbling with a mixer brush and made the edges blend in with the background.

The start of the effort though was "mmm, what colors would work with this bird" - then all flowed from that choice.
bluebirdO.jpg
mp-bg-1.jpg

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davechinn wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Stunning work with all images Piet. I need a big catch up and view everything I have been missing. 8):
thank you so much for your encouragement Dave!

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St3v3Murray wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:32 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:22 pm
week 36 - well, not really, Way behind and well into a new year. But number 36 -
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Wow, just wow. This is the kind of image you would see in a catalog at the Smithsonian or in a collectible coffee table book. Stunning! S-
thank you Steve!

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