Sarah, That's a beautiful scene and a beautiful Painting and Geri to answer your comments, I've been a liberal since FDR was president and I don;t believe that this country's infrastructure or humanity to our fellow man should deteriorate because of ideological political or religious beliefs sooo my frustrations find an outlet in my artwork 11x14 watercolor
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it is a Welsh cottage and this one had a wood burning stove.......in our village it is a status symbol to have a wood burner!!!
No, no log cabins nearly all stone or brick buildings.
During the war we kept Rhode Island Reds
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Fred, your painting are so much fun to see, I am so happy you put them into booksform.
All C & C's always welcome
No way can all keep up with all the chatter but nice work everyone .
Fred I am enjoying seeing the bears on their space odyssey still and your political commentary. keep them coming.
Sarah, love the chickens and the Welsh cottage.
Geri, Great job on your chicken. Sorry about your dead rooster.
Okay well today I fought the Curly One again! It just isn't quite him. I sent a frustrated note to his Mum so see if she could say what it was. Unfortunately no reply!!
Pastel about 12 x12 on sanded UArt paper
Jen C & C's always welcome
Thanks Fred and Jen for your kind comments on the Welsh cottage..
Jen I thought at very first glance it was a portrait of you when young! Maybe he is too clean looking for a small boy?????
Look again at his nose and the left eyebrow (as on screen) I don't think the highlights in his eyes would be identical?
Very good young flesh tones and the ear well observed too.
Sarah, this painting of the cottage and hens is one of my favorites from you. There is something very intimate and charming about it.
Fred, you are, in your own way, similar to a political cartoonist (not that your paintings are cartoons!). You always make a point and I love seeing what you have to say.
Jen, the Curly One is the most charming, engaging boy. What a cute face! I love the light on his face and his expression. Although I don't know what he looks like "in person," this is such a distinctive piece that I feel I would know him instantly.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hj all, Fun with pastels, A River Runs Thru 9x7 on mat board
Hello Fred, Jen and Alex........pleased you liked the Welsh cottage, enjoyed painting it.
Alex I think you probably liked it because of the hens...orangey/reddish colours usually give warmth and comfort in a composition like this one.
two pages from my sketch book, recent trip up to Scotland.
we were having a break (coach travel) , fellow traveller.
the couple at the top of the page I sketched looking through a cafe window and the one below was the view from my hotel room.
Hi all, I just can't resist this subject matter it's so fertile for my imagination 11x14 watercolor
Hi all, Bennie and Ruthie turn in the winged helmets and decide to leave Mercury. They plan to visit Venus and promise the Merck's that they will not divulge that Mercury has a very happy and loving society. Speed calls ahead to Venus to request that they provide an opening in their protective cloud cover to allow a safe landing. 11x14 watercolor
Fred, the crystalline flower formations in this painting of Bennie and Ruthie leaving Mercury are beautiful, and I applaud the sentiment of keeping their society a secret. I like those bears so much ...
Your artistic political statement on the condition of U.S. roads is very timely. Although for at least a decade the American Society of Civil Engineers has been warning about the failing condition of highways and bridges, it is just now really becoming part of the public consciousness, probably prompted in large part by collapsing bridges.
I was just watching Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert in the most inacessible parts of Peru on CNN, and there was your ferry across a river with a rope to pull it.
Sarah, your drawings of things you saw in your recent trip to Scotland are such a nice way to remember the trip as well as material for future paintings. I particularly like the view from your hotel window. Now that I can see, I'm going to start walking around the city I live in, which has several historic districts, and will take a sketchbook in my bag.
Jen I like the portrait of the curly one. I agree the eye on the right is a little off. To me it looks flat where the lower lid meets the cheek.. You can see some of you in his face. I can see why you are very proud of him.
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Fred I am not much on purely nonobjective art but I like THE RIVER RUNS THROUGH. It is very mysterious looking and kind of forbidding. It makes you wonder what is down that yellow hole. Good job sir.