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Project by TJ65 posted 07-22-2020 02:44 AM 542 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These birds have been hand carved and painted with acrylic gouache and finished with a layer of wax for protection. I have found that using polyurethane has a darkening effect on the paint work and I loose all the highlights and vibrancy of the painting.
This is a link to a video of them all.
Pair of Superb parrots
https://youtu.be/-1DS-zum-nE

Single superb parrot.
https://youtu.be/-1DS-zum-nE

For more photos and other work check out my Facebook or Instagram pages.
treasuresatderrymore
https://www.instagram.com/treasures_at_derrymore?r=nametag

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/





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SteveAltman

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#1 posted 07-22-2020 04:07 AM

They’re very pretty!

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savannah505

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#2 posted 07-22-2020 04:13 AM

So this is what you’ve been doing down under eh? Good to see your work again, and these look very nice. Good job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 07-22-2020 04:15 AM

Good Job Theresa

Very representative !

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 07-22-2020 05:37 AM

Woow!!! You sure fulled me! Look so alive!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-22-2020 05:41 AM

Nice work. Do they attract predators?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Andrek

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#6 posted 07-22-2020 09:34 AM

Wow !!! this is art,,, life like, simply beautiful, keep on the good work you are very talented.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 07-22-2020 01:45 PM

Really well done! Realistic birds are not an easy thing to master, but you have succeeded!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#8 posted 07-22-2020 01:57 PM

beautiful,i thought they were real at first.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 07-22-2020 10:36 PM



beautiful,i thought they were real at first.

- pottz


Me too, that is why I wondered about predators. Truly amazing.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TJ65

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#10 posted 07-23-2020 01:36 AM

Thanks guys, they are certainly different to carve than something flat. I think the carving of them is the easier part as I find the painting the most time consuming and tedious.
These parrots are on the vulnerable list and only found in a small area of Australia. We are lucky to see them frequently in spring where we live.
This carving was a gift to someone who is leaving the area.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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#11 posted 07-23-2020 03:31 AM

I was fooled too. They are so lifelike.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 07-23-2020 02:40 PM

Truly beautiful.

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#13 posted 08-04-2020 04:13 PM

Beautiful!

-- Jolien Brebels, Belgium, www.youtube.com/channel/UChKvIxbaghY4sULzjIvtCtQ?view_as=subscriber

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