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Title: Stormy Sea
Post by: liz on January 25, 2018, 10:52:31 PM
Starting a painting with a lot of drama. 
First drama- how to mix turquoise without Cobalt teal, Cerulean Blue or Turquoise tube paints.  See  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
~Liz
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Post by: BeaSue on January 26, 2018, 12:13:54 AM
Wow, Liz! I love the drama of this! Your colors are stunning.
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Post by: Happychappy on January 26, 2018, 01:26:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  My word, Liz, you have captured the drama of the sea perfectly.  An OUTSTANDING job my friend. Your colour combination is beautiful.


Patricia
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2018, 05:18:19 AM
Beautiful job on this, Liz.

aloha

mea
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Post by: linley.plester on January 26, 2018, 11:46:40 AM
Liz....Loved your blog about this painting. And very impressed with your list of references. tried to comment on the blog but it failed to connect twice. You make me want to try this too....I've saved your blog so that I can refer back to it when I have time. Thanks.
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Post by: liz on January 27, 2018, 03:30:38 AM
 :thankyou: SUSAN, PATRICIA, MARYANNE, & LINLEY FOR YOUR COMMENTS!


The rough looks a lot better than the work I did today with the stormy skies and waves!  Much tougher than I thought, but I’ll keep ‘practicing’ on the old recycled canvas! ~Liz
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Post by: TeresaM on January 27, 2018, 03:36:52 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: love the stormy  :painting:
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Post by: Val on January 27, 2018, 03:46:46 PM
Brilliant Liz, fascinating blogpost and the painting......  :heeha: simply brilliant.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 27, 2018, 06:07:44 PM
Whoa!! Love the drama of this painting, Liz!! You've done an excellent job capturing the intensity of the storm. Bravo!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: robynann on January 28, 2018, 02:31:52 PM
Wow Liz! This painting is fantastic!! You caught the drama of the seas totally!!! Made me shiver!! LOL I enjoyed reading your blog. and your suggestion on making color charts is one I might take you up on.
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Post by: liz on January 28, 2018, 06:39:46 PM
 :) HI TERESA, VAL, SHARON!  If you start on a rough seas painting, the white water is going to drive you crazy- just letting you know!


ROBYNANN, color charts are good for ‘playing’ with paint and giving you ideas for how to begin choosing what colors you may need when you start a painting. What has happened to my painting is that ultramarine blue is not near as dark as Prussian blue which has a green bias and works out well for dark places.  So I am now doing the dark accents with Prussian blue.


UMB and Burnt umber do well for dark places and grays in the sky.  I don’t know how others paint, but I may start with 3 mixes of a color though it doesn’t matter much what happens later because I mix as I go and rarely stick to premixed paint piles.  How do you paint your lovely work? ~Liz

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Post by: Val on January 28, 2018, 10:34:55 PM
  How do you paint your lovely work? ~Liz

 :think: I suspect somewhat haphazardly!  :whistle:

I know I really should plan things out more, just seems the more I lay out a plan the further I get from it as it progresses.  :crazy2:
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Post by: stoney on January 29, 2018, 02:05:32 AM
Starting a painting with a lot of drama. 
First drama- how to mix turquoise without Cobalt teal, Cerulean Blue or Turquoise tube paints.  See  [url]http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com[/url] ([url]http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com[/url])
~Liz


Intriguing.  I'm reminded stormy seas can come from thousands of miles away and present themselves under moderate skies.
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Post by: EmmaLee on January 29, 2018, 12:16:50 PM
I love this painting, Liz.  :smitten:
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Post by: Elizabeth on January 29, 2018, 12:35:13 PM
STUNNING!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on January 29, 2018, 06:59:21 PM
beautiful work :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: liz on January 30, 2018, 02:49:59 AM
 
 :thankyou: Thank you Everyone for your comments and encouraging me in my art work.  I used an old canvas to practice painting a stormy sky and I think I have a general idea how to shape the cloud forms and blend the paints.  Doing water and a ship leaning into the waves and stormy weather is going to take more time.  I only did an illusion of a ship and ‘cheated’, finishing this up digitally, so if you see anything that is drastically not right LMK then I will finish the painting.  :) ~Liz
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 30, 2018, 06:43:13 AM
Liz,

Well done, dear lady!!!  This is going to be beautiful.  Great sky!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2018, 01:28:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, the sky also caught my attention.  It is just so well done.    Patricia
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Post by: Val on January 30, 2018, 02:34:37 PM
Beautiful so far Liz, seeing that I am sitting under stormy skies at the moment.... I think if you can work in some more darks into the sky and clouds it would add some amazing drama to the scene.   :boat:    (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50530/1509910.GIF)     :boat:
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: stoney on January 30, 2018, 04:21:50 PM
  How do you paint your lovely work? ~Liz

 :think: I suspect somewhat haphazardly!  :whistle:

I know I really should plan things out more, just seems the more I lay out a plan the further I get from it as it progresses.  :crazy2:

Sounds like 'disorganized organization'.  :)

A clean desktop?  Now, how will I ever find anything?  :D
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: liz on February 02, 2018, 07:37:50 PM


Starting another stormy sky, doing the blocking in.  Hope to try another stormy sea painting with choppy water. ~Liz
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 03, 2018, 06:24:37 AM
Wow, love that cloud formation, Liz.  Dark and brooding!

aloha

mea
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Post by: EmmaLee on February 05, 2018, 02:38:41 AM
I love the way you did the sea, Liz. You do very well at Painting water.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2018, 12:12:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, another beautiful painting about to be completed. You are doing so well.    Patricia
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Post by: liz on February 06, 2018, 06:48:00 AM
I had a lot of challenges with this one.  The in-house critic wanted to see a larger ark while I thought smaller ark in great ocean would be impressive.  It seemed that two people were painting this one!  Need more practice with lightning bolts! ~Liz
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 06, 2018, 06:59:46 AM
Liz,

I like the ark.  Love the stormy/not stormy split sky.

aloha

mea
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Post by: EmmaLee on February 06, 2018, 12:10:54 PM
Looks great! I love the sky!
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Post by: Bhavna on February 06, 2018, 04:34:54 PM
All your paintings are beautiful :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on February 06, 2018, 09:06:45 PM
fabulous painting, I love it. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I think the boat is the right size as it's small size adds to the danger and drama of the scene O0
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: liz on February 07, 2018, 08:49:20 AM
 :thankyou: :hug: To my Paint Basket Friends and Mentors Dennis and Nolan,   
                      I appreciate you all helping me along my journey in the world of art.  I enjoy the Process of Planning, Preparing, and Painting even more than       
                      the Product of my work.  See my blog post:  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com) ‘Painting Rough Seas (Con’t)’
                      ~Liz
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 07, 2018, 03:15:13 PM
Wow, Liz, that is a great article.  So much helpful information.

aloha

mea
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Post by: liz on February 07, 2018, 05:26:50 PM
 :) MEA,  feel to use or edit anything you like when you start your new blog. ~Liz
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 07, 2018, 05:53:10 PM
Thanks, Liz.

We can refer to each other's blogs when appropriate.

I'll do a MidWeek story on your blog for your first anniversary!

aloha

MAL
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Post by: nolan on February 07, 2018, 08:29:55 PM
nice O0
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: stoney on February 07, 2018, 09:27:22 PM


Starting another stormy sky, doing the blocking in.  Hope to try another stormy sea painting with choppy water. ~Liz

Woah!  That's a hefty blow coming in.
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Post by: Val on February 07, 2018, 10:12:04 PM
I agree with Nolan, Liz. This makes me feel right at home lately.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on February 08, 2018, 01:36:20 AM
 :boat: :pray:  VAL, You’re quite a veteran seawoman who has persevered through a lot of weather!  Count me out of rough water because I can only handle a glass bottom boat ride to look at fish in the bay, or even a short zodiac ride as a tourist, but not go out in the high seas- even on a nice cruise ship. And I don’t even like to see lightning and hear thunder!  :(  ~Liz
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Post by: stoney on February 09, 2018, 12:29:46 AM
:boat: :pray:  VAL, You’re quite a veteran seawoman who has persevered through a lot of weather!  Count me out of rough water because I can only handle a glass bottom boat ride to look at fish in the bay, or even a short zodiac ride as a tourist, but not go out in the high seas- even on a nice cruise ship. And I don’t even like to see lightning and hear thunder!  :(  ~Liz

You can take.....errrrr... 'comfort' in the fact that no matter where you are on the seas you are never more than 7.5 miles from land......(eyes dance).

That's the depth of the Marianas Trench!  I never said it was dry!  :D

I'd fold in the quip as two facts.

1.  It takes ten days to get from Norfolk, VA (on a DDG) to Rota, Spain.

2.  At no time were you more than ten miles from land.

You'd watch the eyeball reactions to two seemingly contradictory facts.


Ya know, you'd think 'Davey Jones' would clean out his 'locker' from time to time.... ;)
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 01:39:56 AM
You can take.....errrrr... 'comfort' in the fact that no matter where you are on the seas you are never more than 7.5 miles from land......(eyes dance).
That's the depth of the Marianas Trench!  I never said it was dry!  :D

:2funny:
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Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 01:50:35 AM
The gods put on a lovely light show for us all through last night.  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50530/1509910.GIF)       

Have been hit with a few bouts of 40 knot winds today and supposed to pick up a bit through tonight as well. I've been dodging in and out trying to capture some of the storm clouds, this camera I have now just doesn't seem to capture the true essence of the elements like my old one did. Hoping I can make as good a job as you have done with your skies.
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Post by: liz on February 09, 2018, 02:12:25 AM
 :boat:  VAL, are you posting your sunsets and stormy weather photos here on PB?  We do need a treasure trove of reference photos for members in categories of their favorite kinds of paintings: landscapes, seascapes, flowers, animals, etc.  Do we have a system to access photos?


And BTW, I know you’re a good swimmer, but I’m not.  I wouldn’t want to  swim to land from anywhere.  Years ago I swam a mile for exercise, but no more, only a few laps in the YMCA pool, that’s it. But I love to snorkel and I know you do, too.  Do you have an underwater camera?  I once saw a parrot fish chewing on coral and I could hear him chomping!  That was SO exciting!  :clap: [size=78%]~Liz[/size]
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: Val on February 09, 2018, 02:32:11 AM
Yes Liz, there is a section for copyright free photos on the forum page. It is between the Monthly Challenge and Oil Painting Classes. There are lots and lots of photos there. We did lose quite a few on one of the site change overs, but still plenty and will be adding more at some point.

In the meantime, if you go to my gallery you'll see a folder with copyright free folders for PB members.  O0
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Post by: stoney on February 10, 2018, 09:58:14 PM
The gods put on a lovely light show for us all through last night.  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50530/1509910.GIF)       

Have been hit with a few bouts of 40 knot winds today and supposed to pick up a bit through tonight as well. I've been dodging in and out trying to capture some of the storm clouds, this camera I have now just doesn't seem to capture the true essence of the elements like my old one did. Hoping I can make as good a job as you have done with your skies.

In Navy boot we were taught some emergency techniques.  With your long pants you could make an emergency floatation device from them.  You take them off and tie a knot in both legs.  Then you grab the belt loops and swing it to capture air and twist it closed.
Repeat as needed.

If your ship took enemy fire and you were sinking and the sea was in flames from burning fuel oil; you were to note which way the wind was blowing.  You'd dive in with the wind at your back and swim straight underwater.

When you were breaching the surface you'd splash like crazy to shift the burning oil away from you and you'd have a clear place to grab a breath.  Yeah, the back of your head would feel flames; but that's better than inhaling flames.

I think it was your mention of wind which brought this memory to the surface.

The idea's that there would be other warships around who later (provided any ship remains on the surface) be looking for survivor’s.

An aside.  There's lots of documentaries on Youtube on WWII.  Saw one on a US sub in the Pacific.  It took damage and was forced to the surface.  The crew went overboard and the sub was scuttled-to keep it from Japanese hands.  The Captain stayed on board and went down with the ship.  He couldn't take the chance of being captured as he was aware of the Guadalcanal Invasion in the near future.

The crew was captured and tortured, but they knew nothing of any future operations.  The Cap't posthumously was awarded America's highest award-the Medal of Honor.

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Post by: liz on February 11, 2018, 05:58:20 AM
 :thankyou: VAL, I’m up to page 15.  Good collection of photos!  Do you still have your snake aboard? ~Liz


STONEY, did you ever start recording all of your stories for your family members?  I still have a set of WWII books from my dad that I don’t know what to do with.  Maybe I should give it to the Arizona Memorial people.  I still remember the black shades on the windows at night in the early 40’s; I was a toddler then. Later I remember my dad got me a wood crank machine gun to play with.  You should document all of your experiences while you remember then in vivid detail.  ~Liz
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Post by: Val on February 11, 2018, 06:33:33 PM
Unfortunately Lloyd doesn't take well to the reptile family.... especially snakes. There's a short story on page 60 about the snake (PJ's Adventures).

I couldn't persuade him to let me keep it... even when I said we'd never have another rat problem!    ;D
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Post by: stoney on February 11, 2018, 09:52:51 PM
:thankyou: VAL, I’m up to page 15.  Good collection of photos!  Do you still have your snake aboard? ~Liz


STONEY, did you ever start recording all of your stories for your family members?  I still have a set of WWII books from my dad that I don’t know what to do with.  Maybe I should give it to the Arizona Memorial people.  I still remember the black shades on the windows at night in the early 40’s; I was a toddler then. Later I remember my dad got me a wood crank machine gun to play with.  You should document all of your experiences while you remember then in vivid detail.  ~Liz

I've got a bit of a Navy type log where I wrote some stuff down.  I've added a bit here and there since then.  With my injuries things are 'hit and miss'.  Sometimes, like here, memories are 'triggered'.  Pretty boring stuff.

That does remind me to annotate the backs of more old photos.  I have done it on a lot, but I've more to do.
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Post by: liz on February 14, 2018, 03:51:24 AM
VAL, where are PJ Adventures?


STONEY, your stories are not ‘boring stuff’!  Sometimes I get names mixed up, especially like recently I was relating stories of my girls when they were teens and they said I mixed up their boyfriends!  On occasion I make fun of them for fun, but they were annoyed at me!  It was only small talk between us though. That’s the problem of getting older, we may embellish some of our stories, too!  :2funny: ~Liz
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Post by: stoney on February 14, 2018, 07:24:02 PM
VAL, where are PJ Adventures?


STONEY, your stories are not ‘boring stuff’!  Sometimes I get names mixed up, especially like recently I was relating stories of my girls when they were teens and they said I mixed up their boyfriends!  On occasion I make fun of them for fun, but they were annoyed at me!  It was only small talk between us though. That’s the problem of getting older, we may embellish some of our stories, too!  :2funny: ~Liz

PJ's Adventures
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=1302.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=1302.0)

I know some people embellish their stories.  That's not what concerns/scares the heck out of me.  None of mine are embellished.

Some items are odd, some funny, some strange, some stubborn, some flat terrifying.  Some I would like to forget, but they're 'seared' or 'burned' into my brain. An item I learned last night explains some happenings and things I've observed that I didn't understand the 'why' or 'how'.

The stuff so far has just been Navy memories triggered by things people have said.  So, they kind of 'tie in'.  That's not to mean I've not remembered other things.

I've only posted the USN things and nothing from the USAF.  There's things are more along the lines of odd or amusing.

Here's one from that USAF arena.  I was selected for a month long in residence Leadership School. At the end we had a cook out.  One guy's job was as a cook and he volunteered to cook it (possibly to make sure the food didn't get messed up by amateurs).  :D

He told me the only things military cooks can season food with are; Salt, Pepper, Mustard, and Ketchup (Catsup).  Less chance for problems for people with food allergies.

I've mentioned I'd do my best to answer any questions and also indicated I can't pretend to be able to answer everyone.  I'm also aware of it can be such an 'alien world' that a person has no idea what question(s) to ask!

I'm aware of it, as I was in that position when starting to pick up a brush.  I still have no answer to that question.  :)


Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: Val on February 14, 2018, 11:13:51 PM
PJ's adventures is under the about me heading on the forum.

Thanks for putting in the link Stoney.
Title: Re: Stormy Sea
Post by: liz on February 16, 2018, 02:32:55 AM


Last one for now.  Limited palette: T.White, Cad yellow light, Cad red light, Phthalo Blue, Lamp Black.
Tried to use sky and water from two different stormy sea reference photos.  Bad idea. Going to paint a sunset next (maybe). ~Liz
Seemed like it wouldn’t be complete without a boat. ~Liz
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Post by: EmmaLee on February 16, 2018, 02:53:30 AM
Liz, your seascape is glowing. Beautiful.  :smitten:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2018, 03:05:02 AM
Beautiful stormy sea, Liz.  All your trial and error paid off!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on February 18, 2018, 04:05:07 PM
Fantastic painting Liz :yippee:
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Post by: Cath on February 18, 2018, 07:57:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: Liz, I am impressed with your stormy sea paintings! Love the way the light is shining on and through the wavey in the last one.
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Post by: Val on February 18, 2018, 08:33:18 PM
Beautiful waves Liz. Since no one has mentioned it, it might just be me.... the wave in the distance looks to be nearly right angle from the direction of the closest waves. (The painting with the ship.)
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Post by: liz on February 19, 2018, 12:00:45 AM
 :thankyou: ALL, for your comments!


VAL, considering that I ‘made up’ the painting and the haphazard waves, if they gave the impression of turbulent seas then I may have succeeded.


I hope to write in my art blog what I learned about waves’ action from my husband.  He is a retired meteorologist and marine forecaster.  He worked 42 years for NOAA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, with the National Weather Service in Honolulu.  I can imagine that a seafaring person like you would find life exciting and interesting from day to day! :boat:
~Liz

Art blog:  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com) ‘Creating Drama in Stormy Seascapes’
 
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Post by: scouserl41 on February 19, 2018, 12:10:27 AM
Good idea to paint sunsets Liz. Those stormy seas are so realistic I'm getting sea sick!!
Brian
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Post by: liz on February 19, 2018, 04:41:29 AM
 :2funny: BRIAN, you’re so right!  It’s not funny though- to feel sea sick!  But I think I’m done with seascapes’ practicing for now and would welcome something more calming.  Maybe sunsets.  I have tons of photos of beach sunsets.  I can even take photos from my living room window on the 6th floor of my condo.  I looked at your blogspot and envy your adventurous life.  Hello to Barbara.  Hope to see you in Hawaii again!
~Liz
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Post by: Bill76434 on February 19, 2018, 06:27:13 AM
Just love the ship and waves Liz
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Post by: scouserl41 on February 19, 2018, 01:31:46 PM
Thanks Liz, we'd love to come back again sometime, it was great!
I must send you the drawing of your car when I remember to put it in an envelope.
The good thing in Hawaii is that there are lots of great sunsets to paint.
Brian
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 19, 2018, 04:40:05 PM
That's true about the sunsets, Brian.  I was at Turtle Bay the other night with friends and we saw an incredible sunset with the GREEN FLASH!

Come back anytime!  Hi, Barbara!

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on February 19, 2018, 11:12:00 PM
Adding the ship turned it from a record shot into a gripping story  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on February 20, 2018, 06:04:09 AM
I agree with Dennis makes it a more interesting painting with the ship  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 04:26:37 AM
Liz, this last seascape is terrifying.... My stomach is swirling and protesting just looking at it. Competent sailors must love it!
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Post by: nolan on February 21, 2018, 08:44:33 PM
you have created a lovely seascape series, perfect for an exhibition :)
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Post by: liz on February 22, 2018, 06:48:37 AM
 :thankyou:  Everyone, you all are too kind!  I want to paint 3 more pictures before the end of March.  They will be donated to fundraisers to help Emily’s school and a shelter for abused women. ~Liz
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Post by: linley.plester on February 22, 2018, 09:17:22 AM
Liz, you are a selfless dynamo, and a treasure. And I'm sure these paintings will be very successful as fund raisers.
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on February 22, 2018, 09:36:33 AM
 With ships all are now very powerfull paintings, :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on March 20, 2018, 11:17:19 PM
 :thankyou: LINLEY AND ANIZ for your encouragement!  My last stormy seascape is Jonah and Whale, painted for a blogger friend who did an excellent post about Jonah and his experience.  You can read it at http://omharris.com (http://omharris.com) ‘A Voice in the Wilderness’ or on my reblog of his post on ‘God’s Enduring Love’ http://heulu.wordpress.com (http://heulu.wordpress.com)
~Liz