Hi all I'm overwhelmed with all the fantastic work,I'm sure proud to be a member of this group. This entry is someone young and someone old caught in the act of being a good neighbor 11x14 w/c
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
That's great Jean! I started drawing that in last night and finished the brick work up this morning! As soon as I get these chicks done (hopefully finished tonight) I'm going to start on my shelf/bird houses. I left out the tall one on the right and only added part of the window where I put in a stone window ledge instead of wood moulding. We will see how that works out. I'm going to paint my brick work first and am still figuring out how to proceed on it. Your's look great.
Everyone's portraits and flint lock paintings look very very good and Alex I love your bluejay paintings!
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Fred this is such a wonderful painting. It makes me feel like the world isn't all bad. I love your paintings, they always make me happy.
This is neat Fred. We had a snow right before Christmas about six inches. I had drove the car around the drive so the wife could get out. I am not in the best health (but getting better all the time) and can't do much shoveling. The wife laid down and took a nap and I fell asleep watching TV. When I woke up somebody had came and graded out my drive and I have know idea who or who to thank. It Makes you feel good to know that there are still great people out there.
C and C always welcomed
Nice painting Jean. I am with Sam the addition of more darks wood make a good painting great Keep up the good work.
Jen, James, and Marsha your portraits came out very well. This one kind of scares me and I will doubt if I try it.
Thank you Sam and Grei. I'll go back and add some dark values in the shadow areas.
Critique and criticism appreciated.
Catherine, Enjoyed doing the bird cages, but mostly I had fun doing the brick work and the window. Good luck.
Fred, what a nice painting with such a great message. It sure does look cold. Brrrrr! Love the orange sky.
Geri, You have a terrific neighbor. Thanks for sharing that heart warming story.
We live in a golf cart community. Often a person will go into the movies or restaurant, etc. and leave the side curtains up on their golf cart. Those people come out of the movie, etc. and discover that it has rained but their curtains are down and snapped into place. We hear so much about the bad but there are some really good people on this earth.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
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Jean nice looking watercolor welldone
Fred you seem to jump in with an interesting work once in a while good job
Geri I still think 90% of humanity is worth saving one of ypour neighbors gives me more faith
Jim C&C welcomed
I need some opinions here. I am at least close to finishing this little ink drawing and I can't decide if it needs a shadow to ground it or leave it as is. The bottom right is a shadow the camera added. It is 5x7 .05 micron pens on bristol.
James I hope you are right. There are too many people wanting to live off of the work of others and think that it is owed to them that bother me.
Sam when my mom and dad lived in Okeechobee the older people watched out for each other. When mom was bad they would bring food over to dad and say it was left overs but it had not been touched. He finally had to say know because he didn't have any more room in the fridge.
Oh, Geri, this is one of your best ever. To my untutored eye, a shadow would be a good addition, but I'd like to hear from more knowledgable artists. Lovely, though!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jerry, your chicks are sooo wonderful. I love the textures you created with the pen. Yes, I think it would look more grounded if there were shadows at least under their feet to anchor them. I wonder if you could put a light wash under them just enough to make it a little darker than above and behind them similar to the one the camera made. Just in front of them and under their feet - none behind or above. Then use the pen to get pretty dark under each foot.
Don't let me talk you into doing something you're not comfortable with. I would hate to see you mess up this little gem.
Thank you Sam & Alex. It has taken a lot of dots I think I lost count around 6 billion 232 million somewhere and the wash idea sounds good but I think I want to keep it all in the same style.