Update and a new painting video

December 27, 2015

Well then,
I haven’t finished the magpie yet, but in true Veronica form, I’ve started a new painting, and I have a painting video for you!

Last time I went to our market town, I bought some treats for the birds.

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I love these half coconuts filled with suet and bird seed.
Fantastic for our garden birds like our garden robin and the various blue tit which come around, and also the squirrels. They love to hang upside down and snack on the feeder. I think they’re funny.

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I have to show you something interesting.
Last time I walked thru the meadow, I found a corner with a bit of rubble and a piece of metal, which is being used for a song thrush anvil! How exciting. The song thrush picks up snails and flies them over to this spot and cracks them open on the rubble. Do you see all those shells around here? I love it. They pick out a spot and then continue to use it.

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So I decided to paint a thrush. I looked around, but I couldn’t see the song thrush. I did see a mistle thrush though, so decided to paint one.

Do you see my filming contraption? LOL it’s my iPhone on the tripod, secured by a little bit of blu-tack and my pony tail elastic, propped up with a paintbrush. Yeah, technology and me…

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Anyway, it works! πŸ˜€
And, as soon as I get the micro T away from my feathers…

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And get him to stop stealing and killing my brushes, I’ll get the painting video uploaded. πŸ˜€

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Here it is:

On this last day of 2015
We wish you a calm and lovely Christmas Eve

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9 Comments

  • Reply eganj1 December 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Wonderful distractions, looking forward to the video. I do like thrushes.
    Jill

  • Reply rie Smith December 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Love the thrush anvil. Clever creatures!

  • Reply Jo December 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I wasn’t expecting another video so soon – what a happy surprise. I really do look forward to these and enjoy them over and over. Your bird photos are great – and love the story about the bird anvil – clever bird.
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  • Reply Tammie December 28, 2015 at 9:33 am

    You have a lovely voice
    I enjoyed watching you create
    And
    Thank you for sharing about the anvil bird
    Sweet week to you

  • Reply tsdwords December 29, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Veronica, I so loved hearing your lovely voice! What a wonderful idea to film the painting process. I do love the kneadable eraser because I can mold it into a point and erase teeny precise marks. My husband was an architect and had one of those electric erasers. Too noisy for me, but handy if you have a huge area to erase. Kinda moot now with CAD programs. Anyway, really enjoyed this video. Thank you!
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  • Reply Renee Dowling December 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I always thought you would have an accent, but you sound “Canadian”! You do have a soothing voice, like Bob Ross! I think your recording contraption is not funny at all, but very clever! Great idea with having your pallet on the watercolour paper to see translucency!

    Cool little shell graveyard!

    I really enjoyed seeing your process.

    Happy holidays to you! Thank you for your kind wishes.

    Take care,
    Renee
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  • Reply Joanne December 30, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Veronica – how wonderful to hear your sweet, gentle voice! I could listen to you all day long πŸ™‚
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  • Reply daryledelstein January 1, 2016 at 9:37 am

    enjoyed that .. you should post it on YouTube …

  • Reply Deborah January 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Another absolutely compelling film – utterly fascinating to listen to your commentary and how you decide how to proceed. Thank you!

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