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Winter's Faithful

Robin Red Breast in the Winter

41 total reviews 
Comment from eileen0204

Neil, I just had to go and have a look at this. Kudos on your win!

This is just a beautiful piece of traditional art. Your work in oils is most impressive.

Great job!

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2018

reply by the author on 01-Feb-2018
    thank you so much for your positive encouraging comments
Comment from nature rules

Congratulations Neil..on your placement in the contest! You have a much deserved win here. I viewed your painting first and imagined and enjoyed the scene that you have rendered so beautifully. But when I read your notes you took me completely into the blessings of nature and it's impact and history on the Earth...if only more would pay attention to it. I almost always have a Robin...yes alone...who waits when I am digging in parts of my he most surely is memorizing where he may see or hear a worm that I don't. And yes...I have tried to find one defining mark to see if this is the same Robin. And always is. I love Robins...and I love your Story of his red breast... thank you for this Neil. You are an amazing artist and an amazing person. It is a pleasure to share this site with you..

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2018

reply by the author on 30-Jan-2018
    well that is very kind of you and i am so pleased you have taken the time to really delve into the narrative and the wonder of such a little creature brings to us. I appreciate your comments throughout and respect you as an artist and a friend ,take care , neil
reply by nature rules on 30-Jan-2018
    I assure you the feelings are mutual, Neil. ~Rebecca
Comment from Lauren Carter

I'm a winter baby so this one really stuck out for me the bird is beautiful and it just looks like time just stood still very calming and automatically put me in deep thought love this

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 17-Oct-2017
    thank you so much for your kind words winter baby :)
Comment from Linda Wetzel

The snow and the background definitely say winter. The bird's ruby throat adds a pleasing brightness to the grayness of the day. The rendering of of the feather is very realistic. This is a very nice entry in this contest.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    thank you
Comment from jesuel

I don't have any sixes but this certainly deserves one the color composition is outstanding I don't even know how long it takes you to complete one of these the level of detail is outstanding beautiful work here

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    Well thank you my friend, it's my first attempt at painting a bird and took me about 14 hours , certainly enjoyed painting him and looking forward to transferring him into greeting cards for xmas and perhaps a cushion too thanks again
Comment from TBI John

Excellent introduction to your oil painting of the Robin Redbreast. You have conveyed the freezing cold winter to the viewer ! Well Done . The muted background brings your subject out . I wish I had a six to award you . Keep painting and good luck !

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive comments
reply by TBI John on 14-Oct-2017
    Your welcome
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A beautiful painting of the REAL Robin on a winters day guarding it's territory & brightening the life of any of us who are privileged to see it. knowing one day day we may be lucky enough to have one eat out of your hand! Created with very skilful brush work & the gift to be able to convey what you see onto your canvas. Beautiful choice blending & application of your colours in bringing the Robin to life.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    bless you,such lovely kind encouraging words my friend , thank you
Comment from a.samathasena

What an eye catching great traditional art.The Gorgeous artistic winter drawing scene. Great entrance.The Lovely beautiful bird,face eyes color design feathers,snowy branches and b/g are make a nice scene.Colo Blending is very nice.I like this talent perfect work.Creativity color are excellent.Well Done.Thanks.Wish Your Contest.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    thank you so much for your lovely words
Comment from Marthast

Great painting, beautiful little bird all fluffed out against the cold winter winds. I like your writing on the subject interesting. Good job good luck

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    thank you for your positive review
Comment from ciaobella

A nice painting of this bird. I first thought it was a photograph. You have a nice description of it. It is a typical winter scene with the dark dreary background.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2017
    thank you for your review