Fred: We as Cat people know that they love high places where they can look down and see the world below them.... dogs on the other hand, have to stay grounded..... Cats always have the upper hand.... We cat people know a little bit about their minds...... Or so we think we do....
great cats .....
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Fred, very nice painting of the bear cub in the tree with his parents looking on ... Wonderful, wild-looking tree and another of your beautiful skies!
Marsha, a lot of bold use of color in your painting-from-memory of Hetchy Lake. It looks like a setting that would inspire memories!
Geri, despite your self-criticism, I love your Valentine drawing for your wife! It does look like the kind if doodling we used to do on book covers and parts of it remind me of the intricate black-and-white tile floors you sometimes saw in soda fountains when I was in high school.
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Sarah, it was lovely to see the photo of you in France with your little paint box!
Marsha, congratulations on being invited to join the art guild there. In addition to the interesting experience of meeting kindred spirits at their event, it's great that you won the gift certificate for art supplies! Wow! A weakness (purchasing art supplies) for all of us!
Fred, wasn't it a treat to have your package of paper and pastels arrive?! I like the lighter and darker areas of the fields in your painting of the bear waving from the side of the road - it looks Ike either different crops or sunlit areas. In addition, the texture of the paper gives an interesting effect.
Jen, the watercolor bouquet you created for your friend's card is lovely. I can't think of anything that would be more meaningful to receive and am sure it brought a splash of sunshine into her home.
Lore, your painting of the Last Supper is beautiful. The darker areas on the left and right are so nicely done and draw the eye to painting's subject beautifully.
Fred, I'm loving you and your pastels! In your painting of the homestead at sunset, the bushes and foliage are beautifully done. The texture of them is just wonderful.
Catherine, your three shell studies are lovely. The one suggestion I might make is to combine the objects into an overlapping group or still life, but I understand that you may want to explore the curvature and intricacy of each shell as a separate exercise.
Fred, I always enjoy your WC paintings for their delicacy and beautiful colors when you're illustrating the adventures of Bennie and Ruthie!
Sarah, so interesting to hear about your travels to see early art in its original settings and to see your interpretations of it. I love to see photos of cave art and think it is one of the triumphs of human history, and have several books on Egyptian art as well. Lovely work on both!
Jim, two excellent studies of your cats. I like that you tried two such different approaches with the dark and light paper.
Catherine, I neglected to tell you how much I liked the grasses in your shell painting ... I'm sorry, too, that you haven't felt well.
Marsha, love your leprechauns ... But that older one ... Are we sure he isn't one of those good-looking guys who goes to a party to deliver a telegram to the hostess and then takes his clothes off? He's a hunk and somehow I wouldn't put it past you to liven things up by doing something like that!
It's so interesting hearing where people's families came from (especially the Vikings on this forum!). I've decided to send a swab to NatGeo to have my DNA analyzed. Although my father's family came from England in the 1700s and my mother's father came to the U.S. from Finland as a young man in about 1901 to escape a famine (people were grinding tree bark to extend flour for bread) and impressment into the Russian army, I'm curious about the earlier history of my forebears.
OK, Alex,,, I'm trying to figure out your av atar, don't tell me,,, just give hints....
yea, I'm really into ancestry, I forgot about the NG doing those dna tests.. hmmmm
oh yes that guy is a hunk but so so sorry that didn't enter my mind, but now you have given me inspiration..... another hmmmmm
Sam. A retired doctor friend of mine sent me this the other day and I fell off my chair, and thought of you and something some of us had mentioned one day about young people today and the way they dress. I just have to add this into our chatter for discussion.... I think this is hysterical .......
Marsha, a hilarious cartoon! My avatar is the top half of a pencil drawing I did of Rodin's "Eve." If you click on my name and then look at my posted works (bottom right of page), you'll see the whole drawing, which will make more sense!
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Boy Alex you really are catching up... Good for you...
Jen and Alex glad you enjoyed the cartoon,
Fred: perhaps you can use these body shapes for one of your planet inhabitants. tee hee
No Marsha I'm afraid these creatures are unique to this planet and mainly the USA
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Fun cartoon, Marsha. I'm just grateful that our spines aren't that long. I have trouble enough with the size I have. I've been going to rehab and will continue through March. Hope it helps.
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