Fred- the guy must be too old to travel, he grew white hair so he has to return home to rest. Mountains are interesting with textures and the lazy donkey looks good. Interesting colors also.
Cowboy is returned to tend to his still and he wants to grow his flower garden. Aha... what a conflict of interest- soft heart but strong hands like..cowboys.
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Fred, I commented on the mountain man and mule painting a few days ago. I wonder where my comments went? I think that the sky and mountains are well done. I get the feeling that the mountain man is eager to get home but that the mule, true to his nature, is being stubborn and unwilling to move on. It may be a tug-of-war.
Well there you go again with the outhouse hanging over the edge and a still on top of the mountain. It would be tough for the law to find it there. And the old shack looks like it will blow over with the first strong wind. There must be plenty of wind up there. I love that the old man has found a flower to cultivate. Good job on the rocks with both color and texture.
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Jen- thanks for popping in. The Curly One no.1 and No, 2 are keeping grandma very busy. Don't forget to take enough rest and sleep. Hope you will last the whole stretch that you planned to stay. Watch out for that back of yours and please don't lift anything heavy. Come back in good enough health so you can stay up late and paint and chat with us again.
Jen, congratulations on the new grandson. I'm sorry that he has allergies to food. That really complicates things. Although you are exhausted, I hope you are enjoying the family.
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Fred Fred Fred..... As usual you are a master with your wonderful story telling art. I love the mountains. I live on Sunrise Mountain in East Las Vegas, and sometimes there will be just enough clouds in the sky to cast a shadow over the front of it and yet you can see the Arizona side and it is sunny. This reminded me of that. Although when I look at yours I see Elephant faces in them thar hills....
glad to see the OH back into things and he's stokin' the ole still up for some brew. I will post some pictures in the next reply for you... Joshua Tree National Monument... your technique is spot on .....
I agree with Sam on the Donkey, the back legs and his eyes, look like he is getting ready to say "HEY, ole man, I want a rest" , and the silver haired coot is looking back at him and sayin' "NOT NOW, This is our road, see the flower marker? This is where we head to a nice cozy room and there will be fresh hay and oats in the barn, and I'll have some grits and bisquits..... NOW COME ON...."
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Fred here are some pictures for you, and I have a few more to come as soon as I locate them on my Photo hard drive.
JEN- So happy to read about your family and your new curly two. Watch out for sleeping dogs....
Sam - I love your idea for greeting cards from failed painting..... good tip
Fred - The Firy Mountains are wonderful,,, I hope you made good $$$ at the auction. What are Genesis Heat set oils and Yes Canvas???
Joyce your oil painting is wonderful congrats to you for the new baby as well...
Fred here are some more pictures I took these on a trip to Pioche, NV,
in 2005. I'm in one of them with my arms stretched out... these
formations in these mountains were amazing. I have visited so many of these great spots, I think that is why I love your mountains....
Marsha, great shots of those most interesting mountains. How kind of you to share them with Fred.
It always is amazing to me just how blog writers for example your self can find the time and also the dedication to keep on writing exceptional posts. Your blog isgood and one of my own need to read blogs and forums. I just had to say thanks.
Hi Marsha, Thanks for posting those great photos. To be brief Genesis paints never dry until heated and can be heated in an oven or with a very hot heat gun,you can heat over and over so you can layer or add to a painting without disturbing what you want to save, if you want the complete story you can find it on youtube Yes canvas is a canvas that can be used for most mediums ,oil,acrylic, watercolor etc and you can find it at most if not all supply stores. I just started a page on facebook fred anderson and I invite all the members to visit it and if you like please push the like button and thanks to all about all the nice comments you posted
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This is what I've been working on. It took a lot of time and work to refine all the pencil work, especially the background. The lighting is unique since he was siting with his face close to a white tablecloth which reflected light onto his face. If you look at it closely, you will notice that the light is coming upward on his face. The original is more colorful than this copy. Any critique is welcome and helpful.
This was done on Crescent Illustration Board with a variety of colored pencils. It is 9" x 11.5." It is my oldest great grandson, Clayton. When I enter it in shows I may call it "Clayton Laughing" or "That's a Good One!"
Sam This absolutely a fantastic painting awesome work
This is what I done this morning before the afternoon ball game,credit card painting with limited pallet vermellon,brown mader,and cad yellow light W/C No Name Ridge
Fred, aw, my favorite colors again. This is really a limited palette and very well done. The sky is gorgeous with lots of movement and the mountain colors and texture are wonderful. You are getting to be quite am expert on mountains.
Thanks for your kind words regarding my portrait.