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Meadowlark In The Snow by Keithspangle Meadowlark In The Snow by Keithspangle
Oil on canvas
12"X24"
If I may be allowed to brag a bit, the painting won the Best of Show prize at the annual Birds of the Southwest Art Show, held at Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City, NM.
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angelahedderick Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Best in show - I'm not a bit surprised. Not just the excellent technique, with the perfect light/dark and warm/cool balance, but that expression on its face . . "I hate this ****ed snow!!" Love it.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That year(when the photo that I was working from was taken)was kind of magical.  We actually had snow!  And a flock of meadowlarks--about 15 or so--were happy to discover that I was handing out breakfast.  This was much easier than having to dig through the snow while foraging for scraps, so I had a yard full of these guys.
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CorradoCandido Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
good work
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Vampirbiene Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful and cute also. I missed your paintings, and birds :heart:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I moved in to my new house, I started feeding the birds right off....one day I looked out in the yard and saw a meadowlark(the first I had ever seen).  I was thrilled!  The next day, there wrre two....soon almost a dozen were showing up every day for their breakfast when there was snow on the ground.  That was two years ago.  They still show up every Winter, but not as many, unless there is snow on the ground(whicih I assume makes it had to forage).  
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Beautiful job on this one, Kieth.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)  
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Behrfeet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Amazing work!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Grant!  I will try to get  better pic of the painting uploaded soon!
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elaeris Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! So it's not a photo. The snow is great, the bird is cute :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just adore how the snow sparkles! :heart:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I was thinking maybe I got a little carried away with it, but I will gladly accept your opinion instead! :)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! I always look forward to your lovely paintings!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Submitted on
February 18
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4968×2464
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3300
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1/25 second
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F/8.0
Focal Length
38 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Feb 20, 2018, 9:25:01 AM
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