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Author Topic: Greetings and Salutations from Northern Iowa!  (Read 485 times)


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on: May 04, 2014, 07:30:07 PM
I have been getting the PB email for sometime, but had yet to participate beyond that periodic missive.  It is way past time that situation gets remedied.
What do you want to know?
I have been involved with art for most of my life (far longer than I care to admit some days, but only seriously since 2000, with a couple hiatuses in 2003 and 2006 (periods of time I am not real proud of).  I used to work mostly in oil, but my life situation has changed.
A necessary relocation, due to employment, cost me a large studio, and now I have to work in an alcove of sorts.  The lighting is adequate, with supplementation, but I have been forced to re-evaluate my mode of operation, and my choice of mediums.  Being out in the open, oils are out, save for plein air, which changed my focus to watermedia when at the easel.  I lack the space for my large easel, and no longer have the wall mounted easel I relied on in my old studio, I had to scale down, and use a table top unit and a modified field easel to fit the bill.
The move also cost me access to a good figure drawing group, which I sorely miss.  I have gained a wider array of public wild areas, which is a boon for location sketches and plein air painting excursions.  There is also a very active art community in the area, which is considerably more open and friendly compared to the region of the state I left behind.
I have found it difficult to settle into a working relationship with my space, it is really a process in progress.  But it is coming along, slowly.  In due course, I have resurrected an old project, focusing on rural landscapes and wildlife.  I am working to have enough works for a group show in October.  Which would be by second show since moving at the end of 2012.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  The only stupid questions are the ones left unasked.
"A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle."  Robert Henri


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Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 09:58:03 PM
 :wave: Hello and  :bigwelcome: Andrew. It does take some getting used to working in small areas... especially if you must keep putting things away and starting all over each time you want to work. These are things I am very familiar with.

I look forward to seeing your work.

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Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 10:25:45 PM
Welcome, Andrew.  Hope you get accustomed to your space. 

We look forward to seeing your work.


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Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 08:51:27 PM
:bigwelcome: Andrew, great that you have emerged from the shadows :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Please post some of your work, we would love to see what you have been up to :heeha:

PS - In your profile you can add your name to your signature, then you don't have to type it every time  O0


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Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 09:07:09 PM
Welcome to PB Andrew.  Sounds like you have plenty of experience.  Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
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Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 09:22:22 PM
 :welcome:  Andrew.  So nice to have you aboard.  Looking forward to seeing your work.    :clap: