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Armageddon skies and painting the magpie part 2

I managed to mangle a second video edition of painting the magpie!

Maybe my contraption of 5 books and a branch for iPhone propping up isn’t ideal, and maybe I need to think harder about moving photos and videos off the memory before the memory fills up and the phone stops videoing, but hey, there’s a kitten. 😀

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Before I get to the video I wanted to show you this:
The Oxfordshire sunset and the Armageddon skies.
Robbie came in to tell me there’s a beautiful sunset about to happen, and so I walked out to the meadow and stood there for a while.

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I stood there until way past sunset and a fat pheasant landed in the willow above me and squaked his head off at another one across the meadow.

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But here is the second instalment of the magpie. It’s a bit long. I hope you like it and I don’t blame you one bit for skipping thru it. 😀

Comments: 15

  • December 18, 2015
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    Gorgeous sky! How’s the cat doing with the tree?

  • Deborah

    December 18, 2015
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    I just wanted you to know how informative, helpful and inspiring I found the videos! It is fascinating to see a picture emerge in real time while listening to your comments as you make decisions about its progress. I have returned to painting after a gap of many years and really enjoy your daily blogs posts . They are not only useful for technique but act as the perfect prompt to remind me that I need to do what I love. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and happy new year from Norfolk, England!

      • Deborah

        December 18, 2015
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        Thank you for replying! I don’t as yet, but I am collecting work together in readiness and aim to get it done in the new year. So much has changed in my “gap” – I used to send slides to galleries but now it is so much easier to get work “out there”. Now I have written this, I had better do it!:)

          • Deborah

            December 18, 2015

            No, sadly I don’t! Something else to add to the “to-do” list…although I am a little nervous of it. I promise to let you see my stuff though as soon as I get sorted.

  • Christie

    December 18, 2015
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    Love this! Watching you paint is magical. Thank you for sharing.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    December 18, 2015
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    Soothing to watch – helps to calm my mind X

  • December 18, 2015
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    That is a breath-taking sky. And its always so wonderful when artists share their process with others, thank you for doing so.

  • Jo

    December 18, 2015
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    I really really enjoyed this longer session. I could watch you paint all day. The magpie is coming along beautifully and I almost expect him to start singing. I hope you do a lot more of your paintings.

  • December 19, 2015
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    I love seeing you painting….you could do that every day and I would watch every single second(maybe twice).
    Annette

  • daryledelstein

    December 23, 2015
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    i cant get over how much he looks like our dear departed Sans … her markings were just like his

  • December 25, 2015
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    Such beautiful images V .. And I loved the video. Wonderful hearing you speak … You are so clever!

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