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July 22, 2012
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We Bring Out the Night by Solinni We Bring Out the Night by Solinni
Common Swifts (Apus apus)

Firstly I want to thank you all my +400 watchers, I have no idea where did you all come from, but wow. You are all awesome. :heart:

This painting was inspired by few things. For me the Swifts are the sign of summer. So the first time I saw them this year I was so overjoyed that I nearly crashed my bike into a tree (I was too busy looking at the sky, so I did see where I was going). I was also listening to this song [link] (I swear I didn't see the music video untill now : O ) while I was cycling so The whole situation turned out so awfully emotional that I though I must paint Swifts. Also the fact that best time to see and hear Swifts is the evening was also big part of the inspiration. (as you can probably see)

Also, I said last time that I don't really paint anymore because it doesn't feel good. Well I found out why, I know artist shouldn't blame equipments for anything but I must blame my old brush this time. It was so worn out that it felt like trying to paint with fork, I didn't even realise that before I bought new brush (For fun here is picture of old and new brush [link] they are same size and same brand). So hopefully I'll start painting little more now.

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Attyyay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I love your WHOLE GALLERY!  This is great!
linderel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work!
SpiritusNoctua Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Kaunis kuva~ Todella upeita töitä sulla noin muutenkin (:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful work! Congratulations on your new brush, hope you make lots more wonderful artwork with it :heart:
hphnstories Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I love Swifts, and wait for them every spring. :love: This painting is beautiful. :)
opal-fire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is stunning, Great work! :wow:
ospreyfalcon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel exactly the same about swifts! The sign of summer, and I get very melancholic when it gets to August and they leave again. I love the painting. Your swifts are exquisite, and so is the background!
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful work! Nice job on this. :)
MithriLady Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing! can't describe how perfect and beautiful is this painting... please don't stop
are those like swallows? loving them too :heart:
Solinni Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :3
Those are Common Swifts [link] very similar to swallows but they are actually more related to hummingbirds.
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