You may not like my New Year resolution. Besides getting 30 pounds of weight off of this old body, I need to ween myself from the computer. So, my resolution is to spend less time on the computer (an addiction) and more time in the studio.
Happy New Year to everyone! May it be a productive years with an abundance of beautiful artwork. May it also be a happy and healthy year.
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Welcome aboard, Betty. We are pleased to have you join us and we look forward to viewing your work. This is a good place to learn. There will be a new thread started tonight or tomorrow with new reference photos. You can paint the photos exactly or just use them for a starting point and create whatever comes to mind using that theme. Looking forward to seeing your work in the new year.
Hi all For those who are curious about the 1% I'm not sure how this story will evolve yet,I will say that I'm following the fiscal cliff debacle and all that it implies and how my political beliefs will influence the story
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Welcome Betty. I too had quit painting back in the 70's. I didn't realize how much I had forgot and how much the techniques had changed. You will like it here the people are great and have helped me improve my art tremendously. I will be putting up the new year challenge some time before mid night and I hope you find something you just have to paint.
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Well Fred I don't care if you lean to the left or the right things don't look good and its not just one party either they are both to carry this blame.
Your right Geri, I need to look at my story in a different light and think in a more humorous mode
Fred, I knew exactly where you were coming from,,,, looking up from the bottom to the top of the cliff where the 1% exist and if They will live up there for ever and build a tower on the top to go even higher, but you have dragons........!!!!!
It would be nice if we messed up we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over
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Welcome Betty, you will love it here..... can't wait to see some of your pieces... stay tuned.... Tomorrow is just around the clock so to speak and a whole new Chatter and Challenge for 2013
don't for get to add your signature to your set up page and if you want critiques and comments then add C & C welcome along with your name... then you will be all set to go with the rest of us art Rogues....
Happy New Year to everyone.
Geri has posted our new Challenge for January, but he got the dreaded "moderator needs to review" message. I have messaged Courtney but it IS New Year's Eve. - - if she happens to be watching her messages, it will go up - otherwise we may not be able to see it until Wednesday.
I have started the 2013 challengeChatter thread so let's all start of the new year with the new thread.
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Sam your resolution sounds like mine except I have no studio just my kitchen table.
Happy New Years to ALL!
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Betty, welcome to our group! This is a wonderful place to be to reacquaint yourself with oils and learn new techniques. My background is similar to yours in that my occassional classes over the years were at a local museum. Now I'm painting regularly as part of this group and it's both rewarding and educational. Lovely people here!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.