Warbler Painting

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    Tiny sweet bird I found in the wetland preserve Loxahatchee Florida WPB.
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    To paint a bird's portrait
    First of all, paint a cage
    with an opened little door
    then paint something attractive
    something simple
    something beautiful
    something of benefit for the bird
    Put the picture on a tree
    in a garden
    in a wood
    or in a forest
    hide yourself behind the tree
    silent
    immovable...

    Sometimes the bird arrives quickly
    but sometimes it takes years
    Don't be discouraged
    wait
    wait for years if necessary
    the rapidity or the slowness of the arrival
    doesn't have any relationship
    with the result of the picture


    When the bird comes
    if it comes
    keep the deepest silence
    wait until the bird enters the cage
    and when entered in
    Close the door softly with the brush
    then remove one by the one all the bars
    care not to touch any feather of the bird

    Then draw the portrait of the tree
    choosing the most beautiful branch
    for the bird
    paint also the green foliage and the coolness
    of the beasts of the grass in the summer's heat
    and then, wait that the bird starts singing

    If the bird doesn't sing
    it's a bad sign
    it means that the picture is wrong
    but if it sings it's a good sign
    it means that you can sign

    so you tear with sweetness
    a feather from the bird
    and write your name in a corner of the painting.

    Jacques Prévert's poetry)

    Denis Collette...!!!, finnigh, and 117 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. st.hanshaugenkru 65 months ago | reply

      A most sublime image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
       Richard's Gold

    2. mjmourik 65 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work, wonderful tones and texture!
      This superb image was seen at:
      The Golden Gallery
      The Golden Gallery (Invited only)

    3. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      Dear melepix, congratulations ! 5 (five) of your fellow
      members at Richard's group acknowledge this as a magnificent
      image . Please post it in medium-size in our special thread for
      Laureatte images with 5 or more awards

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    4. chris.spins (OFF) 65 months ago | reply

      Seen at :
       First of all
      so beautiful

    5. Sam ♑ 65 months ago | reply

      A most sublime image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
       Richard's Gold

    6. pongo 2007 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Magnum Opus! [ Admin Invite Only ] 40+ Faved, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Beautiful
      A most sublime image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
       Richard's Gold

    7. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      Dear member, congratulations, you have received 7 (seven)
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      You are invited to post it in medium-size in our special thread for 5-Awards images.
      Congratulations !!

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    8. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      This masterpiece was appreciated at The Cube
      Excellency Gallery and I agree, it deserves a cube !

      The Cube Excellency Gallery

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      As a respect for others work , please post Awards
      in 2 or more other superb images of your choice

    9. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      Dear melepix, you have received 5 (five) well deserved Awards from your
      fellow members at The Cube Excellency Gallery group.
      You are invited to post it in medium-size in our special thread
      for 5-Awards images. Congratulations and thanks for sharing it !!!

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    10. Sigi K ॐ 65 months ago | reply

      beautiful

      Seen in
      For group

    11. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      I think this is a wonderful image!

      Seen at :
       First of all

    12. Images by Lynne 65 months ago | reply

      Congratulations melepix ! 5 (five) fellow members of the First of All
      group acknowledge this as a magnificent image! Please, post it in
      medium-size in our special thread.

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    13. pongo 2007 65 months ago | reply

      You are a master among masters !
      Seen this sublime image at :
       Richard's Top Gallery

    14. BooBooetmoi 65 months ago | reply

      Oh, I love this so!

      You are a master among masters !
      Seen this sublime image at :
       Richard's Top Gallery

    15. Weirena(AWAY) 65 months ago | reply

      Dear member, congratulations, you have received 7 (seven)
      or more Awards from your fellow members at the Art for the Art group.
      You are invited to post it in medium-size in our special thread for 5-Awards images.
      Congratulations !!

      new 7-award-art300

    16. CheyneySan (Marie) 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition and tones - a wonderful image!

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    17. John's.photo's [deleted] 15 months ago | reply

      Extremely effective texture work to good result.

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