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stoney

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Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 11:09:17 PM
Nicely done, and even better on the sale.  I'm going to give Plein Aire a shot this summer.  Here in the US the general rule of thumb before you start chasing the sun is a maximum of two hours.
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


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Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 05:55:32 AM
The big secret is to establish all the very dark areas and shadows immediately after the initial sketch and then keep to it. If you are a slow painter then it is best to stop after   two hours and come back the following day at the same time.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 01:43:08 PM
Such a nice place to paint, and great work as usual.
Plein Air is addictive, once you get the bug!
Great tip about putting in the shadows early Dennis, us beginners have to learn that the hard way otherwise.
And another great tip about having a business card. It's cheap enough to print a couple of dozen on your color printer at home when you are first starting.
Brian
Don't draw more in the morning than you can erase in the afternoon (Old Draughtsman's saying)


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Reply #18 on: June 15, 2019, 04:18:32 AM
My business cards have always been home printed. I print 10 to a sheet of card and after that I laminate and trim to suit.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #19 on: June 15, 2019, 08:50:07 PM
Both Paintings are so beautiful!!! It would be hard for me in the wheelchair but it can be done. I'd like to give it a go.
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul...
and you answer.....


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Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 08:20:21 PM
Robynann many people paint in their car, especially if it is very windy. Just in last week I saw a guy that had actually removed the passenger seat from his van so he could have more space to paint.
Most people however would have a small pochade box, push the driver seat as far back as it goes and then paint off their lap.
Other's will sketch in pencil or pastel instead of paint. O0


EmmaLee

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Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 02:39:02 PM
Those paintings are beautiful! Looks like it would be so much fun to go there and paint. I’m not surprised at all that they would sale!
EmmaLee


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Reply #22 on: August 24, 2019, 11:53:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Loved your Kai Iwi Beach paintings, father-son painting together plein air! 


I haven’t been around a while I know.  From May until 1st week in August my 83 year old BIL came for a 3 week visit and stayed over 2 months so I was caregiver.  Long story.


I thought your beach name was familiar.  We have a Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline from where we watch whales frolic.  It is where the Makapu’u Lighthouse sits on the rock cliff that Emily (age 11) painted if you recall.  It is in her gallery under my name. ~Liz
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Reply #23 on: August 25, 2019, 08:58:43 PM
that is an extended stay, lol.  :D
I am sure he appreciated you looking after him.
I have noticed there are many similarities between the Maori and Hawaiian cultures