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TeresaM

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on: May 19, 2017, 02:25:06 AM
My father-in-law is turning 90yrs next week. He has worked on properties and had been a sheep farmer before selling his own property and movied into town. But is now fairly disabled and lives in a nursing home.  I thought I would paint him a birthday card. So i decided on a kookaburra which is often found in the Australian bush. I researched the internet and found a good picture which I used to paint this in watercolour.

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Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 02:04:32 PM
Beautiful rendition Teresa.  O0 Such interesting birds....and such naughty little thieves!  ;D I'm certain your father in law will love it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 02:41:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Just missing that very slight underbelly shadow to give it volume. O0
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Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 01:53:43 AM
 :thankyou: Val.

Thanks  Dennis  i have added some Pains Grey colour to the lower part of his white front. Hope this is better
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Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 02:06:11 AM
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Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 02:07:53 AM
Thanks Dennis  :flowers:
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Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 04:09:38 AM
I'm sure he'll love his personalized birthday card. It will no doubt trigger many happy memories and a few yarns.As Val said, they are quite naughty sometimes, stealing the biggest chop off the barbecue plate, and one even flew in through our open backdoor and took a beakful of my mother's freshly cooked steamed pudding! I love the painting.


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Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 05:07:07 AM
He is going to love this, Teresa! I love all the details and his chest even looks a bit fuzzy. Very nice!
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Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 07:15:57 AM
Lovely painting Teresa! Come out very well!
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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 08:12:03 AM
Teresa

What a thoughtful gesture.  Such a lovely painting.

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Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 05:44:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely painting which will make a beautiful card for your father-in-law and as Mea said, such a thoughtful gesture Teresa.


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Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 07:56:20 PM
Thank you Linley, EmmaLee, Gita, Mea and Patricia.

We will be visiting on Saturday and he didn't want any presents as he doesn't have much space inhis room.  This is like a present from my heart.
 
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Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 04:59:15 AM
Lovely! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 05:01:16 PM
Nice bird Teresa :yippee:
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Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 03:19:09 AM
Thank you MaryLou and Danielle.
My father-in-law loved his card.

A big thank you also to Dennis and Nolan for showcasing it on the Paintbasket facebook site which allwed other members of my family seeit. :thankyou:
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