Hi Bonnie, thank you for your thoughtful comments about my grain silo painting and self portrait. I appreciate the words you chose.
Have a lovely time in Virginia Beach. If you come to Virginia Beach again next year, perhaps we could meet there for coffee. I look forward to seeing your portrait or something Americana (great themes, Geri).
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen and Geri, thank you for your very kind comments about my self-portrait! Jen, it's so good to have you back, and Geri, this is an inspiring Challenge. I am curious about the big piece you're working on and hope we'll get a peek at it.
Already on page four on the 2nd of July, wow.
Fred: the Indian-portrait is very nice, since I'm new to the forum, I do not know all the background to your bear stories. But it looks like fun, Veyr creativ.
Alexandra: I love your self-portrait, the choice of colors is wonderful. Your silo painting is realy dramatic.
Sarah: I have never been to central park. My imagination tells me that must be it .Nice colors and shades in your work.
I'm working on a 4th of July painting, it should be done today.
C&C always welcome
Alex, A beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Jen C & C's always welcome
I thought the blue sky, the red plane and the white vapor trail make a good 4 th july picture.
4 th of july biplane airshow/EncausticClaudia
Hi all, Keeping with spirit of the extra challenge I just finished a self portrait using a 4 B pencil on 8x10 scrap matboard, I think that cameras wre invented for this purpose
Claudia, Sorry I forgot to mention how much I enjoy your work
Fred where have you hiding your drawing ability. This good is very good . I like your style very loose. Ruthie will want to keep this one....
C and C always welcomed
Claudia, I so enjoy seeing your work! The Fourth of July encaustic is wonderful - I agree with Jen that you caught the "Aaahhh!" of the audience on the face of the bystander (you?). It was clever to put both the planes and the audience in your painting.
Fred, Fred, Fred. You continue to be full of surprises. After all the protestations you've made about doing portraits, this is wonderful. It looks just like you, including the happy twinkle in your eye. I recognize the photo it came from and the hat from your Facebook page.
Claudia and Fred, thank you for your very kind comments on my self portrait, and Claudia, I'm glad you liked the silo painting! Landscapes are not part of my portfolio, so it is nice to get a positive response. (Geri, I hope you realize ... I painted a silo for you!)
Alex I am touched. (and not in the head contrary to popular belief ) I have never had anybody paint a silo just for me before .
I thought that I did make favorable remarks about your silo. I said how it looked like early evening and the glow of light from the next town was on the tree line. It was very nice painting too.
Claudia nice picture of the air show and the portrait of one of the fans. What media did you use? Part of it looks like WC and part of it looks like pastel?
Fred: I love your selfportrait, especially the smile on your face. I think it's the hardest part to draw the mouth region and it's even harder with teeth showing. Great smile! Thank you for your kind comment on my painting.
Jan: Thank for your nice comment on the 4th of july picture. My son , Louis, was making the "Ahh effect" at a Seattle Mariners ballgame last year. My selfportrait is the avatar picture. I normally tie my hair back, but this is thought of how i look.
Alexandra; Thank you so much, I realy appreciate your lovely comments.
Geri: I'm glad you like the picture of the airshow. This picture is an other encaustic painting.The vapor trail was fun making in encaustic.I made a couple wachs spots on the board and then comes the heatgun.