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Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 09:55:38 AM
Here is the new,improved version of "Major Mynah."


Thanks, Liz, for setting me straight on the beak color of a mynah bird.  Now this looks more like the noisy little birds in my backyard.

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Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 01:03:55 PM
 :doh: Only just noticed you said it was a Mynah bird! I knew it looked familiar. Back in the last century (never thought I would say that  ;D ), when I was very young, my dad had a fellow he worked with that had one as a pet. He had bright yellow bill, legs, and feet. He could whistle little songs and talk! Very clever birds. Also very beautiful.

Beautiful Mea, and thanks for the memory!
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Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 02:50:43 PM
Glad Major Mynah brought back good memories, Val. 

My husband had one for a pet, too. Was sickly and thought Earle was its protector.  Died on our doorstep about two weeks into the friendship.  Sad.

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Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 03:32:18 PM
Mea, your Mynah is beautifully done and I too, am interested in palette knife painting, in fact, I have been reading about it but with my busy life, everything has taken a back seat for now.  Hopefully, things will settle down and I will be able to concentrate on my art which I love so much.


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Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 10:54:52 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  It's so much faster to cover a large area with a palette knife than with a brush.

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Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 11:54:19 PM
I love your palette knife Mynah, Mea. The colours are really so bright and the structured look of the background looks fantastic.  Did you know, that the name Mynah originates from Hindi (maina), meaning "a starling," and from Sanskrit (madana), meaning "delightful, joyful". Strangely enough, this painting has really inspired me to paint a tropical bird. Autumn in Berlin makes me miss the summer.
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Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 03:02:14 AM
Love your palette knife background, and the bird(s) too.


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Reply #22 on: September 29, 2017, 08:29:37 AM
Thanks, Gita.  I am really pleased with this painting.   Look forward to seeing your tropical bird painting.

I love knowing word origins and meanings and had never thought to look up "mynah."  You did it for me and I appreciate it.

Thanks, Linley.  Yup, feel right chuffed about it!

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Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 09:58:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I LOVE the PUEO!!!  He has such character and a beautiful coat of feathers!  You sure are getting great with your birds!  If you use the tip of the painting knife you can enhance the feathers on any bird, even the mynah by dragging on small directional strokes of paint 


I like touches of texture with a knife and have done it on sea foam just here and there as in my last beach painting.  Sometimes I add a little sand gel for some texture on shore in seascapes. I did that in Dr. Lau's painting for his office since the sand was a broad area.


 I think da pueo is no ka oi, but your work gets astoundingly better all the time, MEA- MaryAnne!  ~Liz


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Reply #24 on: September 29, 2017, 10:28:44 AM
Thanks, Liz.  I appreciate your insight and support.

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Reply #25 on: October 03, 2017, 02:49:58 PM
Oh Mea - your palette birds are so darn good!!!!! But down the brush and keep practicing this technique - it really suits you!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 09:24:06 AM
Stunning Mea, stunning. :hug:
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Reply #27 on: October 09, 2017, 05:33:50 AM
Mea:  Love the finished bird.  You did a great job with the palette knife. :yippee: :yippee:
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