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    Your father's work Todd ?

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    I am enjoying this thread very much.

    Wish i I had the talent and patience for such work.
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    No, I don't know who did that one Peter.

    Though there are a couple of exceptions, the trees that my dad painted were nearly always trees which had already fallen down. The big pines in the north country tend to have large, but rather shallow root systems because the soil is so rocky. When they get knocked down by weather, waves, flooding or erosion, the root structure mostly stays intact. It becomes kind of a big spider web-looking thing, sticking up into the air. We used to wander back into the bogs and backwaters where these blow-downs were common, or see them drifted up on the shore of Lake Superior and they became a favorite inspiration for many paintings, like these three.

    The top is a rice paper casein watercolor. What I find most interesting about it is that it's pretty abstract... or is it? If you look long enough you see the roots, the water, the reflection and even the forest in the background. The middle painting is less diluted casein, a mixture of opaque and transparent colors brush-painted on Masonite. The bottom one is actually a collage. Torn strips and bits of colored, casein-painted rice paper were laminated in layers with no actual painting happening. Acrylic art varnish was used for the laminating. Some collages were done on hardboard, some on canvas. All three paintings feature interpretations of the downed trees we used to see in the swamps and on the shores as major elements.


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    A bit of pen as well.


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    Wow. I struggle to draw a credible stick figure, so I stand in awe of work such as yours, gentlemen.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Alright. I'm wetting a brush tomorrow. Glad you bumped this. I was just looking across the room at one yelling at me a bit to finish up. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Wow!!! You guys are good! I have always liked watercolor as a medium and always thought I would love to learn to paint, but it has always just seemed too daunting to even pick up a brush.
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    I've probably said this before, but oil painting is way easier than water color is. With oil you can sketch, add, subtracted, apply paint, or take it off. That's part of why I regard water color as a Master's Medium--oil is easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Coose View Post
    Alright. I'm wetting a brush tomorrow. Glad you bumped this. I was just looking across the room at one yelling at me a bit to finish up. Thanks.
    A bit of a muck around this morning . It would be really good to get some of the techniques sorted !
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    Attempt 5 with more pen input.

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    Yep, I'm still liking it.
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    Loving your work Peter. Bit jealous of all your Aussie colours in the landscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Attempt 5 with more pen input.

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    Yeah, that is nice, there.

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    Impressive. There's a lot of talent hidden away on this forum.

    You might find these interesting, done by people with no hands and sometimes no feet. Not all watercolors.

    http://mfpa.com.au/gallery/


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    Very nice! Painting with the disabilities you mention is beyond comprehension! Amazing people.
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