Hi Sheila, two lovely paintings ... Despite the difficulty of capturing the "big sky" landscape in photos, this painting really does suggest the rolling plains and vast arc of sky. The yucca and grasses frame it beautifully. In the painting of your son and his wife, you covey such a warm and happy sense of the occasion and their happiness.
It is wonderful to read about your marathon training and the rhythms of farm life.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
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Since some of you tinkered with the idea of doing encaustic, I thought I post the making off.
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WOW Claudia Beautiful Looks like fun but difficult and more time time consuming that my brain allows
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WOW, love it,great work Claudia! Thank you for sharing with us!
Claudia, thanks for the demo. I guess the paints must be different too to be able to cover them with wax like that. It certainly makes for a dynamic and vibrant painting. Fred, uses some kind of paint that he bakes several time in the oven I don't know if it is a similour paint.
Claudia, thank you for the excellent demonstration post. Extremely interesting, and it brings an added richness to our Chatter thread. Thanks for taking the time to do that.
Claudia, great job and thanks for the demonstration. I am so far behind I'm still working on April's challenge hoping to post it before the week-end is over. Here is a painting I just finish using watercolour it is 8 1/2x 5". The painting is of the Snake River Canyon in Idaho (Twin Falls), where Susan A. and myself grew up. I used to ride my bike down the canyon for a swim in the river below and than walk up the canyon with my bike. I won't be doing that anytime soon.
now for my picture.
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Joyce Lydia, it is always so nice to see you! Wow, you certainly had a world class swimming pool! Your WC captured the majesty of the landscape, and the color of the rocky cliffs is perfect. I love the way you painted the trees and shrubs coming down the cliff and across the bottom.
Hi Joyce, Wow are you rocking girl! This is a super painting of the rocky cliffs and distant mountains! I can't imagine treking up and down there for a swim even when I was young! Just take your time there are no rules that say you have to rush.
Joyce, well, hello stranger. I hope that you had a great vacation. What a wonderful and beautiful place to grow up. While I was still a bird watcher, my hubby and I spent a week rafting the Snake River during the season that the birds of prey were nesting. It was lovely and very memorable.
I'm impressed at how your have grown. Watercolor isn't an easy medium and you seem to have mastered it. The rocky cliffs are very well done with such nice textures and values.
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Joyce - Very nice!!! Love the rock work. Well done
Joyce, your're so talented, very nice watercolor!
Claudia - Thanks so much for the encaustic demo. Definitely took some of the mystery out of the process for me. Thanks again.
Alex, Sheila, Jen Claudia and Sammy thank you for cc's my canyon painting. This was a fun painting and because I love the area this is one of my favourite painting.