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Reply #15 on: September 16, 2011, 07:50:20 PM
Hi Pat,  we have the Pacific Ocean surrounding our islands.  I live on Oahu, but in the city.  I haven't fished in a coon's age. I put a picture for you called 'Creation Art' under Oil Painting- Encourager Session.


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Reply #16 on: September 16, 2011, 08:58:49 PM
Oh yeah, that's right. I forgot you mentioned Hawaii. A close friend of mine used to live there for about 20 years. I forgot the island or city. Big island and one of the famous cities.
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Reply #17 on: September 16, 2011, 09:17:23 PM
 :eek: Did you say 'everyone can fish?' That is true..BUT..not everyone can catch a fish! After floating about down here on the boat Lloyd (hubby) has not caught a one. Zilch, zero. Good thing I fish!  ;D

That looks like some fine eating Pat.  :licklips:
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Reply #18 on: September 16, 2011, 09:37:00 PM
I bet you have some incredible fishing where you are Val. I know they get BIG down there.
Somebody help me out with my "Selling" post. The lady will want to know soon how much I want for it.
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Reply #19 on: September 16, 2011, 09:47:43 PM
We see some fantastic fish down here, good eating most of the time.

Its the one's that cruise around with a hungry eye and bigger teeth than mine that boost my swimming skills!  :heeha:
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Reply #20 on: September 16, 2011, 10:12:00 PM
tin foil, tomato, onions, garlic, spices, butter and some embers is all that fish needs  :licklips:


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Reply #21 on: September 16, 2011, 10:22:13 PM
You're hired!!  :licklips:
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Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 10:32:02 PM
I know Nolan's fished. New Zealand? Com' on!
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Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 11:39:02 PM
He, he, I'm one of those guys that love fishing but never catch anything. Everybody else does but I always come home empty handed.
I just hate it when that happens...  :tickedoff:
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Reply #24 on: September 26, 2011, 12:54:01 PM
I guess I will start this one. I moved the whole little waterfall to the right a little bit more. I hope not too much. Do you think it's compositionally right? Always like to do a very very little to start with for the first day or two. Then, once it's at least got a beginning, excitement builds up from there and I can deal with it more. Maybe I'll put in some of the water to begin with today. Going to check out the Hobby Lobby and see if I can get those little stretchers for the canvas and also maybe they have the 16 x20 canvases themselves.
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Reply #25 on: September 26, 2011, 05:13:00 PM
Got the waterfall started anyways. I'm never very careful about mixing. I did pre-mix some rocks colors, but really ended up just dipping into the different pre-mixes without cleaning my brush...for the rocks, and also for some of the foliage and really everything. On the other hand, this is nature, and you need lots of different "intermixes", so I suppose that not cleaning my brush at all was not such a bad idea for these things (variation).
Going to try and not fuss much with it. At least the water is pretty done and rocks. Didn't start the waterfall itself yet. I'll just let it all dry now for a few days.
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Reply #26 on: September 26, 2011, 07:50:35 PM
Can't wait to see your waterfall painting, Pat! :painting:


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Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 07:53:18 PM
looking forward to seeing the progress O0


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Reply #28 on: September 26, 2011, 08:03:29 PM
I'm sittin' on the edge of my seat, too.  :)
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Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 08:50:45 PM
It's funny, everytime I do a painting, I always look back and think, why didn't I pay more attention to detail. I bet we all do that. I "scuffed in" the shoreline with very vague suggestions of rocks. That's what I mean. Maybe that's how it's done...you suggest roughly the shoreline and rocks and then go back again detailing anything such as specific rocks more. I doubt if you're supposed to do anything but suggest at first...you're just filling up the canvas and getting broad things in...locations and shapes. On the other hand, i don't want to make too much detail (save for the focal area of the waterfall).  Since it's far in the background, I guess you'd still make it pretty detailed anyways and not soft and fuzzy. I get kind of confused about a focal area in the background vrs a foreground. Focal areas should be sharper edges, more contrast, etc...but foreground also are supposed to have some of those thing too, right? (more saturation, etc)...yet I don't want one to compete with the other. I've read a ton of info on these things....now what's the difference between them again?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.