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Title: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 28, 2015, 06:27:56 AM
Thank you PB members  :thankyou:

Remember the post 'what is your dream vacation?  I am making my dream come true.  As the saying goes 'stop talking, just do it'.

Not one month of vacation, but starting a one year leave from work for personal educational development.  That is the official term  ;) .

In practice, we will be spending time in various places (US, Europe, and Japan), sightseeing (museum, here we come), seeing friends, etc.  Husband will be working at various institutions, but I plan to draw and paint at various locations with our daughter. 

I hope to work through my lessons on PB and make it as much as possible about learning to create art, enjoying other's art, and about international friendship.

Did I ever say thank you for all the richness and enjoyment PB brought in my life? 

 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: ncwren on July 28, 2015, 09:19:10 AM
Sounds like an exciting chapter in your life Annie-Enjoy!  O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: BeaSue on July 28, 2015, 09:31:30 AM
What a marvelous sabbatical! Cherish every minute.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2015, 02:02:11 PM
Wishing you all the adventure you can wish for yourself and more.  Happy and safe travels and keep in touch Annie. We look forward to hearing from you often.


Patricia
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 28, 2015, 02:50:19 PM
Live the dream, Annie.  Hope you check in with us often.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on July 28, 2015, 04:11:20 PM
Wow Annie that looks like lots of fun.  Enjoy and have safe trips.   
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 28, 2015, 05:01:46 PM
 :heeha: Sounds brilliant Annie. Soak up every minute, every ambiance and let it out through your art. What a tremendous opportunity. Enjoy!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: dennis on July 28, 2015, 06:01:06 PM
Make the best of it :clap: :clap: :clap: And enjoy the time O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 28, 2015, 06:46:51 PM
I am overwhelmed with all your good wishes.   Thank you very much.  I plan to do the best of it, once in a lifetime.

Leaving for Colorado at the end of next week.

 :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: lynn p. on July 28, 2015, 07:59:46 PM
Wow Annie--how great to do what you really enjoy--you are brave to make a dream come true!!!  Take lots of photos and share some here .  I love armchair travel :)   By the way, love your Avatar (is that what you call it?)  I recall adoring that painting.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 28, 2015, 09:20:21 PM
Thank you Lynn.  First thing I plan to do is to buy a reasonably good camera.  Hopefully they are more affordable in the US. 

The avatar was my first 'non-copy cat' painting, so I trust I can claim copyright and use it as I pleased.  It was one of Val's monthly challenge and it was supposed to be a loose painting of poppies.  I did not understand what loose really meant at the time... but being my own creation made me feel good.  Now I fell good again, just hearing that you remember it.   Many thanks for your kin words, it really encourage me to learn more about painting.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 28, 2015, 09:53:27 PM
I agree Annie, your poppy painting is still one of my favourites.  :clap:   You own the copyright to your personal creations so yes indeed, you may do as you please with them.  O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on July 29, 2015, 01:53:01 PM
sounds awesome, I am sure you will keep us updated about your adventures :heeha: :boat: :flight:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 29, 2015, 07:07:05 PM
So excited for you...and jealous! Can't wait to read your posts over this next year!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on August 14, 2015, 02:50:29 PM
The adventure started, arrived in Colorado this week and I already set an art area in the garden for my daughter and myself... nobody is going to keep us indoor in this great warm weather.   :clap:

I just posted my 'painting silver' pot in the Forum.  I haven't done any painting in the last few months and feel like I had forgotten all I had learned already.  I forgot the paint buster and the value scale at home, so will look for a printing shop next week to get a copy (since I did not bring a color printer either  ::) ).

 :painting:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: BeaSue on August 16, 2015, 05:52:08 AM
Annie, now that you are settled (And isn't Colorado great? My sister lives in Denver.), send me your address in a PM, and I'll mail you the book.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on August 16, 2015, 03:03:58 PM
Thank you Bea Sue.  :flowers:

Yes, Colorado is wonderful.  The weather is just perfect and I am very surprised there is basically no mosquito.  It is difficult to refer to PB video while painting in the garden... but there is no way I will stay indoor.  Still not a good idea to leave oil paint outdoor overnight, my folds in fabric attracted little bugs.  Poor little bugs!

Yesterday, we took our first hike at about 7,000 feet.  The view at the end was priceless, a beautiful lake with yellow lilies on the water (I think they are called water lilies, the leaves are big and round and float on the surface of the water).  We had a picnic at the lake.  It would be a wonderful place for a painter to do watercolor en plein air.

Looking forward to read your book, in the garden of course.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Cynthia Danielson on August 20, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
Welcome to Colorado!!!!  How long do you plan to stay here.  I live in North Denver after spending most of my time living in the mountains.  I have discovered I am NOT a city girl.   if you are still in Colorado, I would love to make you a zinger of a cup of coffee!  Otherwise, have a great time in your adventures.  I can only dream of having such a trip as you have planned.  You GO, girl!  Take everything offered to you that is good.  My email is spiraltiger@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2015, 01:37:13 PM
sounds like great fun

leave the folds painting to dry, then just brush the bugs off, it is normal when painting outdoors to get bug on the artwork
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on August 24, 2015, 10:15:45 PM
Annie maybe you will get a chance in the different places you plan to visit to meet a few different Paint Basket members. I really enjoyed meeting Dennis when I did  :)

Enjoy your wonderful experience  :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on September 15, 2015, 10:08:50 AM
Hi everyone,
My computer was hit with the infamous Wordshark malware. Finally it is cleaned and fixed, but what an ordeal.  Val, my heart goes to you with all your internet gliches.

I have decided to try to do some paintings on my own, between PB lessons.  It may not be wise but I figure it will be fun to see how I progress over time.  Sharon's ordeal also made me thing... no about finding my inner voice (it is where it is) but about life in general.

This is my painting.  It is a composite of copies of flowers and leaves done by JK Peterson, and used with permission.  Judy thought it was not bad for a beginner.  I had a great time painting this outdoor in a beatiful garden.  For all I know the leaf does not belong to the flower.

Excuse the reflection, but it is taken with a phone and it was the best I could do without fainting the color of the flower.  I should post it in the encourager section to get critics.


Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2015, 12:26:33 PM
glad you got the computer sorted :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

great job on the painting - please do paint your own paintings between doing the classes - that is how you learn. You learn the techniques in class, then apply them to your own artworks. By doing that the principles and techniques sink in and you remember them O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Cynthia Danielson on September 16, 2015, 05:21:22 AM
Where are you at now, Annie?  I've been offline for a couple weeks.  I'll be doing my winter move to Tucson, AZ on Oct. 17 if you will be in that area.  I have learned that to PM me.  But I see my email address is still up from before.

- Cindy
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 16, 2015, 06:43:43 AM
Annie - you've done a great job with this painting - and so glad you're settling in at your new spot. And keep painting your own pictures often - and post them. I've learned so much by doing that and getting such great feedback from the PB community - a great way to keep learning!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on September 30, 2015, 09:45:54 PM
The malware keeps popping up on one of my computer (the new one of course), despite the fact that it has been cleaned.  I was thought a sneaky way to fool the computer and avoid the issue but I have to go through the sequence every time I login, until the problem is resoved.  Annoying but there are worst things in life.

I had to return home unexpectedly, but should return to Colorado mid October.  Cannot wait, it is such a nice place. 

Yes Sharon, I need to apply more what I learn.  The more I try the easier it will get, and maybe I will start to paint a bit faster... now I am slower than a turtle.  As Dennis says "slow now, to go fast later".  Although he probably doesn't mean that slow  :2funny:



Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on October 01, 2015, 06:53:22 AM
Annie, the tortoise passed me by months ago. Don't worry over it as long as you get it done.  O0

Dennis also said, "Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey" well, I've caught the monkey but I'm still trying to catch that tortoise !!!  :run:    :2funny:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 01, 2015, 11:12:16 AM
Val et al.,
Talking about turtoises and monkeys...  one of my painting has found a good home!!!

Val, you may remember (or not) that you commented on my poppies painting (which I since use as my avatar).  Your comment was very encouraging and pleasing to me at the time and still is.

Well guess what?  Someone saw my avatar, then a dig photo, and wants to have the painting or a canvas printed copy.  I am not trying to market myself, nor to try to sale anything.  It is a fluke... luck of the beginner.  The person is in Colorado, so I am trilled to hand it over.  See Sharon, I can part from my painting.  Maybe I will take a photo of the new owner with 'my' painting, and keep it for good luck.  :smitten:

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 01, 2015, 11:35:07 AM
That's great news, Annie!  I liked that painting, especially the background that looked like quartz.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 01, 2015, 01:07:18 PM
Mazel tov, Annie! It doesn't surprise me someone wants a print of this - it's fabulous! And don't call it luck - call it someone recognizing talent when they see it!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on October 01, 2015, 03:09:39 PM
 :heeha: Brilliant Annie! I'm over the moon for you!!!   :yippee:

Hardly luck my love, still one of my favourites. Someone had the sense and good taste to snap it up before I caved!   :sweat:     ;D

Congratulations Annie. Well deserved.   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 02, 2015, 01:34:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: congratulations
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 02, 2015, 07:48:12 AM
 :thankyou:  so so much Mea, Sharon, Val, and Lisa.

I read your replies last night but did know know what to say, and I still don't except to say thank you for your ongoing support, help, encouragement, and even more for the laugthers and distance frienship.  All that makes PB so special.  And when I will see Sharon's painting of something from Alsace... I will be  🎶 and 💃

 :hug:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on October 04, 2015, 08:45:14 PM
congrats :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 13, 2015, 06:58:30 AM
On the road again for a short side trip.  I left my unfinished oil painting behind to dry and will retreive it in 3 weeks.

Someone wants to show me how to paint acrylic mixed with sawdust to give it texture.  Sounds more like craft than fine art... but also like fun.  So will have to try it.

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on October 13, 2015, 11:44:26 AM
sounds interesting O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on October 13, 2015, 03:16:16 PM
Congrat Annie.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 13, 2015, 08:20:43 PM
Enjoy your travels - hope you're headed somewhere wonderful!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 14, 2015, 10:38:09 AM
Have fun  ;D 8) :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 21, 2015, 11:12:17 AM
Hi everyone,
I used a leftover irregular piece of plywood, gessoed it, and turned it around and around until I settled for a simple tulip. 

I mixed thick acrylic paint with plain sawdust.   Picked up from the floor at Home Depot -  :thankyou: Home Depot, the saleperson said they get artists asking for sawdust all the time... so it did not sound weird. 

I used clam shelves from previous night dinner and dead twigs from a bush to do the butterflies.

No shading attempt as it was anough challenge to use a palette knife with the thick lumpy paste created by the wood ships.

While working on this, I realized it was a great exercise to 'decrease the fear of the palette knife'.  By the end I was enjoying the process.  Quite a stretch for me!

What do you think?

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 21, 2015, 01:45:42 PM
Fabulously creative, Annie.  Hmmm...sawdust in your paint, imagine that!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Liana on October 21, 2015, 09:39:24 PM
I think it is very imaginative!  :clap:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 21, 2015, 10:45:47 PM
What a cool, interesting idea, it has turned out really good. I love the texture and the shell butterflies are wonderful  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 22, 2015, 05:15:19 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Liana, and Lisa!  I appreciate your time and comments.

Trying to strrrreeeetch myself a bit, between regular PB classes.  It is a real challenge for me.

Have a nice day... It is raning in Boulder CO.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 25, 2015, 01:25:31 PM
Delivered!  This painting found a happy home.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 25, 2015, 02:05:12 PM
Excellent, Annie.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: njnjgirl on October 25, 2015, 04:14:13 PM
Somehow I missed this whole thread...what a great adventure for you Annie!  Now selling your painting, icing on the cake!! My wishes for a fabulous adventure and great art!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Liana on October 25, 2015, 06:30:07 PM
Annie, Love the photo of you or is this the new owner, with your fabulous painting framed?!!! The new owner is very fortunate   :smitten:  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 25, 2015, 07:32:52 PM
Love the photo of your new collector - a lucky lady indeed! And your sawdust creation is really good. I can see you creating a series of them and selling them at a crafts show. I think this year of adventure is already starting to pay off for you. Bravo!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on October 26, 2015, 11:57:09 AM
happy owner :clap: :clap: :clap:

like your experiment painting, do more :heeha:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Happychappy on October 26, 2015, 04:21:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations Annie, very exciting stuff with the sawdust and the sale of your painting is just the cherry on the top. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: KathyKuz on October 27, 2015, 06:28:29 PM
Annie: Enjoy your time to sightsee and paint.  It really sounds like a dream. Kathy


Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 28, 2015, 04:52:15 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and for being so encouraging.  I am a long way from making good art but I enjoy the process a lot. 

A friend who saw my PB painting lessons and who is a key volunteer (see below) is asking me to provide a painting for a silent auction as part of a fund raising from a small but entirely volunteer group who directly support 26 school children, a number of pre- school children, etc. in a small village in Kenya.  I was also ask if I would join the group of volunteer... and I think I will when I return home.

My problem is:
-I don't have any paintings 'on my own', what she saw and like were all PB lessons
-The auction is Nov 6...

Any idea what I could do in the next few days that may be worth offering them?   I wonder if I could do some cherries on my own...  with a twist.  I am not yet good at creation...

I would really appreciate your input and some suggestions... it is a good cause.

 :thankyou:

P.S. I may have to pass and say next year.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 28, 2015, 06:08:45 PM
Annie,

What an honor to be asked to submit a painting for their fund-raiser.

Maybe you could take your favorite lesson, or easiest lesson, and make enough substitutions to make it your own composition.

Good luck.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 28, 2015, 09:22:03 PM
Annie, I agree with Mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on October 29, 2015, 11:47:21 AM
great advice Mea O0
 :gl: Annie
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 29, 2015, 06:22:28 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Lisa, and Mea.  I will give it a try but I am way over my head.

Liana, photo of the new owner (with permission), not me.

Dinner with friends and friends of friends, lots of chatting and fun, and wine.. and the sawdust painting will stay behind in Colorado.


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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 29, 2015, 06:44:43 PM
Mazel tov on being asked to donate - that's a huge compliment to your talent! Could you create another one of these sawdust pieces? I bet it spiel go quickly at the auction!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 29, 2015, 07:01:02 PM
Sharon, do you really think that sawdust is serious enough for such an event?  I could do that in time as I used acrylic.

At this time they have no painting in the auction, and they really would like to have one.  They know I am a student but I am afraid to dissapoint them.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 29, 2015, 07:17:58 PM
Absolutely! It's completely unique - it will be a hit!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 30, 2015, 12:20:04 AM
Bon!  Lets see if I can do better.

Anyone, please critic colours, composition, etc. 

Should I omit the vase?  Make a pair of paintings?  Shadow (cannot blend sawdust)?

Thank you, you will be helping a good children charity in the process.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: BeaSue on October 30, 2015, 04:06:36 AM
Annie, I just found these updates to your thread. I love your sawdust art! Sounds like great fun, too.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 30, 2015, 08:09:31 AM
Annie,

I love the whimsicalness of it.  Cute as is.

Glad you were able to put something together for the charity.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on November 02, 2015, 12:54:10 PM
make a pair, why not O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on November 04, 2015, 03:15:54 AM
Can you provide your opinion on starting price for the sawdust painting (2 butterflies and tulip below), please? 

The person responsible for the auction likes it and wants to put it in.  She is asking what starting price she should put?  I think they put 50% of what they assess.

I almost said 'whatever people want to pay for, it is a charity', but I said I would check.

Material - less than $10
Skill - minimal
Creativity - some, according to Mea  :thankyou:
Artist - totally unknown
Time - cannot be taken into account, soooo slooow
Audience - unknow

1. Nolan, I listen to your lesson on pricing again, but is painting a naive style, with artist quality acrylic mixe with sawdust on a piece of spruce wood, art or craft?   This is neither flee market nor gallery, can I compare to a solo outdoor exhibit?

2.Would a certificate of authenticity help, or be silly?

3.Auction starting price? i.e. 50% of what it may be worth.

And no worry, I won't be offended even it you think it is worth nothing or $10  :thankyou:



Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on November 04, 2015, 04:17:53 PM
Annie unfortunately there are too many variables to give you a price, you would need to look around your area.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on November 04, 2015, 08:00:53 PM
Hi Nolan,
I knew you would say that  :)   Thank you for replying.

It is just that I am completely clueless, and I was hoping for a range (however wide).   I know it is worth very little on the open market.  I have no comparison for charity auction.  People either pay way to much because they just want to contribute to the charity, or very little because nobody out-bit them.  Bottom line, any money is good for them.

I will say $50.  But next time I will take a different approach, I will tell that pricing is their problem not mine.

Thank you for taking time to reply.   Annie
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 05, 2015, 05:31:10 AM
I suggest a $100 value minimum. Let the bidding start at $50.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on November 05, 2015, 06:24:35 AM
Thank you so much Sharon.  You just validated what I was thinking, but being clueless I was afraid it would be too much. 

I was thrown into this in a premature way, I will hopefully be better by next year.

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on December 12, 2015, 06:03:52 AM
I finally heard from the Charity.  I received a generic email, althought addressed to me by name, saying thank you for your contibution.  I was a bit dissapointed by the lack of detail, but I guess it is like a gift and after given one does not ask any questions.

I am on my way California and cannot wait to escape the snow of the last few weeks.  I hope to do one of the December challenge when I return home before the end of the month... I have an idea but just a few days. 

The quality and the quantity if contributions are amazing, no idea how we will manage to vote.

Happy painting  :painting:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on December 13, 2015, 03:35:42 PM
safe journey :flight:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Win on December 14, 2015, 09:04:09 AM
Sounds like an awesome adventure.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 15, 2015, 01:02:37 PM
I'm sorry the charity didn't send you a more respectful letter with details about the sale of your art. I've had a couple of nonprofits that didn't even send me a thank you letter afterwards - doubt I'll be donating to them in the future! Where in California are you headed and for how long? If it's in Northern California we should meet up!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on December 21, 2015, 06:29:47 AM
Thank you Sharon for your kind words.  Lifts my spirits and I love reading 'your art' as in 'Annie's art'. It feels good.

I am sorry for my delayed reply. I will PM you.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2016, 06:37:27 AM
I was surprised that someone else wanted to buy my poppies (current avatar, maybe time to put it down). 

She was disappointed, said the image really "spoke to her". I did not offer to try do another similar painting because I don't know if I can, and would look totally insecure.  Independently, maybe I should try to make a copy without telling her.

She accepted a giclee copy.  Is it okay to have the giclee the same size as the original since it is mine?  and do I just make an annotation on the back?

Thanks for your advise.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on January 28, 2016, 06:02:54 AM
As long as you haven't sold your rights you can make the giclee any size you like!  :heeha:

You can sign the back and make a notation that it is an authentic copy of the original work, also add a number if you are only producing limited copies.
Hope this helps a bit.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2016, 06:36:44 AM
Thank you Val. This is what I needed to know.

No, I did not transfer the copyright to the owner of the original and it is not a commission portrait.

As per membership agreement with PB, the Clarks can use images posted but this is an unlimited (or unrestricted, forget because it is a non-issue to me) permission and not a transfer of copyright.

It was done for one of the challenges, but it was not based on any of your photo. The instruction was just 'loose poppies', so I hope you agree with me that it is an original. 

I knew that making permitted copies (i.e. expired copyright)  of master artists, one should always make it of a slightly different size so it could never be confused with the original.  I don't know if this a rule, a guideline, or simply a recommendation not to be charged with forgery.  I was not sure if this also applied to 'non-master paintings'.

Appreciate your reply. It is important to start on the right foot and understand all those issues at the very beginning.
 :thankyou:  :flowers:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on January 28, 2016, 12:58:34 PM
unless you have handed over the copyright in writing to the new owner of the artwork, you will always retain that copyright, no matter who owns the actual artwork O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2016, 05:05:52 PM
Thank you Nolan, clearly mine  :clap:

Exception is for commission portrait, where a writen agreement is needed if the painter wants to retain the copyright.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2016, 12:29:44 PM
even a commissioned work remains your copyright unless you specifically agree that it transfers
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on February 11, 2016, 07:52:15 AM
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint", then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent van Gogh
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 10, 2016, 03:03:46 PM
WC  :painting:

Just made a spontaneous decision!  Against all common sense of mastering one medium first.

I am leaving for a recluse area in British Columbia on an island in the Pacific.  I will be painting with a friend, and takes some R&R time alone.

My friend has been talking about learning WC for years and is not interested in other media.  This will be her jump into painting.   I was going to bring my oil and paint along, but nothing will dry in the next 10 days.  I contemplated acrylic until just now, but then decided to put my hand to WC for the next few days and 'relax'.

I think you guys, with your non-stop praise of WC, are starting to push the idea in my head.

I may pepper you with last minute questions.  Now I have to pack what I need, I am leaving in 36 hours!  I found a great list from Val and can borrow most of what I need. 
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 10, 2016, 03:36:10 PM
If I can help at all Annie, just fire away. I learned from the best...... Dennis!  ;D
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 10, 2016, 03:53:13 PM
Woo hoo, Annie!!  Welcome to the best medium! You're going to love painting with WC - and once you return, just start taking Dennis' classes from the beginning and you'll be as good at them as you are in oils in no time!! Have fun!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 10, 2016, 03:57:52 PM
Val you are a sweetheart!   I am a bit in a panic, I will only have tomorrow am to get what I need to bring with me.

I am listening to Dennis intro lesson as I pack what I will need.

Questions:
1) Paper 140lbs is 22x30", so I will cut in 11x15" instead of your recommended 12x16".  Meaning the painting will be 10x14" after I put the masking tape on.  Hope that will work.

2) I have Sanders Waterford paper, which side of the paper will I be painting on?  One side is a bit smoother then the other. 

3) I also have a smoother paper on both sides, also 140lbs.  If this is not good, I can pick up more Sanders Waterford paper.   I.E. you can read this question as:  Annie has no clue if she should use smooth or ruff paper to do Dennis first few lessons!

4) Rat... there is a big embossed print on the paper with the company name!

Millions of Thanks!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 10, 2016, 03:59:59 PM
 :)  Sharon, I will thinking of you, and Val, and Danielle, and Mea, and the gang, when I decided to 'go for it for 10 days'.   I am silly as a child, and really excited about the idea of being in a remote place by the sea and just thinking of painting and resting.  WC is the icing on the cake!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 10, 2016, 04:09:48 PM
The textured (rougher) side is usually the one you will paint on. There are 3 types, CP (cold press), Rough (self explanatory), and HP (hot press) which has the smoothest finish.

Cold Press has a little texture, I find is the best all round paper, Rough has the most texture which is great for using granulating paints, and Hot Press being the smoothest is best for fine detail.

You will find the best paper for you as you go along. Try a few different brands, but I would stay away from the cheap bargain basement brands.

Sanders Waterford is good, my favourite which I use almost exclusively now is Arches #140 CP
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 11, 2016, 12:17:50 PM
... hum, I grab a sheet of Arches 140Lb cold pressed  :whistle:

Now, I read something really interesting during the night.  Arches paper has been made for ages in mills along the Moselle river... the same Moselle river where I was 'made'  :whistle:  :blush:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 11, 2016, 03:41:24 PM
Have fun, Annie!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 11, 2016, 03:49:09 PM
 :heeha: Must be something in the water! Great paper.....great artiste!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on March 13, 2016, 11:20:05 AM
have fun with the watercolours Anne, enjoy the trip :boat:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 13, 2016, 02:58:41 PM
Thank you Nolan, Mea, and Val!

I just settled down in this paradise island, mind the wind is something here... hold on to your hats.  The big windows and the deck are facing the ocean and more islands.  It is a view that Nolan would surely loved.

Pitched dark at night, quiet as nature has it... i.e. little noise from animals and leaves in the trees which have no resemblance to the city.   Saw 3 deers below the window this am when I woke up.

I could live here forever! :wave:
p.s. should have posted a note on my door when I left 'gone fishing!'
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 13, 2016, 03:03:21 PM
Glad you arrived safely, Annie.  E-N-J-O-Y!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 13, 2016, 06:17:53 PM
Wonderful you arrived safe and sound Annie. Breathe in your surroundings and take them home with you. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on March 14, 2016, 11:21:51 AM
sounds incredible :heeha:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 14, 2016, 02:28:01 PM
This place sounds amazing - take photos and post them for us to see your paradise! Enjoy this time!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 14, 2016, 06:27:13 PM
Ocean view from the sitting room!  Behind is acres and acres and acres of forest.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: JayJ on March 14, 2016, 07:07:18 PM
That's beautiful Annie..enjoy your time with Nature!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: BeaSue on March 15, 2016, 03:11:16 AM
Ahhhhhh. Can I come and live there forever with you? We could paint quietly side-by-side. I wouldn't bother you at all.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 15, 2016, 03:31:16 AM
 :heeha:   Gorgeous Annie, have fun and take lots and lots of photos!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on March 15, 2016, 04:34:30 AM
Looks like you are enjoying life, a seclude island in BC, wow this must be magical.   I would love to do The whole Canada one of these days.  You are chosing a great medium Annie, WC is a lot of fun.   Enjoy your trip.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on March 15, 2016, 11:35:29 AM
awesome :heeha:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 15, 2016, 02:59:56 PM
What a gorgeous and peaceful setting! So inspiring for an artist!!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 18, 2016, 07:59:14 AM
Thank you all for your replies. :thankyou:

I think I found paradise, in and out.  Spend part of day gardening, planting trees, the other art, walking and reading.  The weather is simply perfect.  It will be hard to return home where it snowed yesterday.

Yes BeaSue, I could live here forever.  Everywhere you turn there is a scenery for painting, indoor and outdoor.

My friend and I just finished Dennis' first lesson, the Cosmos.  We had a blast.  I think I sold her PB and she will join us very soon.  She tries to decide if she should be a member or just buy the WC package.  I think membership is more fun, but will see what she decides.

We will post our first WC very soon...

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 18, 2016, 04:35:27 PM
Look forward to seeing them both.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 19, 2016, 10:49:36 AM
Can't wait to see your Cosmos!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2016, 10:22:24 PM
In just 2 WC classes, I think I have concur my initial fear of WC.  Lot of mental work to make the paradigm shift and start to be comfortable with not having the control of oil or pencil, not that I actually can control what I do in oil... but at list it land where I put it, even when it is the wrong place :crazy2:

 In a few spots I even manage to 'push the WC paint' instead of pulling it.

Really enjoying myself.  It will be hard to return to work.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on March 20, 2016, 05:59:06 AM
You should not be afraid of water colour Annie,  you are a natural.   :painting:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 23, 2016, 03:25:40 PM
Wow Danielle, do you actually believe that? 

What I find most difficult it to return the next day to the palette (since I cannot do anything in one sitting) and find the paints dried up.  I add water but never seems to managed to get the same again. 

Today, Nolan showed how to mix WC and get a consistent colour... but still the water evaporates during a session and completely dries up between sessions.  There are additional difficulties with WC, dries so much paler, cannot use the colour buster, etc.   But I also found mixing colours in oil difficult at first, so I guess it is the same with WC... practice, practice!

Leaving this paradise tomorrow  :'(
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 23, 2016, 05:11:05 PM
Practice is the key Annie... and I have a lot of that to do!  :faint:     ;D

You certainly show more promise than I did when I started. You will do very well.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on March 24, 2016, 04:43:58 AM
Oh yes Annie, I meant every word, that painting of the flowers you did in wc was excelent.   :yippee:
For the colour mixing you will get the hang of it.   Happy return home.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 29, 2016, 04:47:20 AM
Thank you Val and Danielle.  Back home for a month then off again.  This time I will travel with WC only.  It was a great experience.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 29, 2016, 04:54:29 AM
Wonderful Annie, so glad you are enjoying your w/c.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Where will you be off to next?
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on March 29, 2016, 05:04:31 AM
Colorado, Cnd West coast and likely North East US coast.  Unfortunately Sweden was cancelled.  Then fun is over and it will back to work
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on March 29, 2016, 05:11:23 AM
Sounds to be a wonderful trip Annie. Shame about Sweden though.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on April 27, 2016, 05:39:18 AM
Yes Val,  Sweeden and Scandinavia in general attracted me since a child.   But sometime things are best kept in memory, like the France I knew.

Danielle, driving across Canada is one of the thing we also would like to do... 3 weeks coast to coast!

WC is best on the road and allows for quick interuptions, and the urgent "let's go".  I still have to hauler all the acrylic stuff for my daughter.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 03, 2016, 10:14:28 AM
Just did a little sprint of watercolour with Dennis.  Completed the first 6 lessons, posted on OAL (I always want to write AOL). 

At first I have done WC when I could not set up for oil and would have done something else instead of painting.  The ease of transport and cleaning makes it great for travelling.

I learned tonnes, enjoyed myself, and while the results are far from anything descent so far, I am developing a soft spot for WC.  The techniques are different enough not to conflict with oil.

Thank you Val for the ref on how to reproduce colours.  Helps a lot.  It dries so fast here, that a plain 2" square can dry before I am done covering it with one colour.  I suspect that I don't put enough water on the paper but so far when I make the paint more watery, all the added colours blend into one colour.  I haven't figure out yet how Dennis gets such vibrant colours with just the right amount of blending. 

But I take heart.  I started WC few weeks ago.  Dennis in 1944.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 05, 2016, 04:34:38 PM
You'll figure it out Annie! Just keep painting and soon you'll be blending like a pro!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 06, 2016, 11:24:58 AM
Thank you Sharon,  you are encouraging me to keep at it.    I did little sky practice with more or less water.  I definitively don't lay anough water on the paper but then controlling the paint 😲   :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair:

I have also took note of another recommendation you gave someone else... just do all the lessons.  I will in order but will make eexception of the portrait classes.

Thanks  :flowers:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: KathyKuz on May 06, 2016, 01:43:47 PM
Annie:  Your watercolor is beautiful.  It takes time to figure out what the paint will do and how much water is right.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on May 06, 2016, 04:05:21 PM
Keep at it Annie, it just takes practice and remembering the drying time in between. Water and timing, strength of colour....easy peasy! Keeps me tied in knots!  :pullhair:     :goofy:       
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 06, 2016, 06:32:43 PM
 :thankyou: KATHY   :thankyou: VAL

WC is so different and facinating.  It is so dry here... lots of adjustment needed.  :smitten:


Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 26, 2016, 05:40:05 AM
I almost walked on a rattlesnake... but someone scream and I frooze just in time.   :heeha:   First I saw outside a zoo.  But it is a little one, nothing like PJ adventures.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 26, 2016, 07:13:16 AM
Annie,

Did you really stop to get a photo?????   I would have run away as fast as I could.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 27, 2016, 05:04:02 PM
Of course this was a first for me.  I took a whole bunch of photos, just kept my toes at a distance... and elected to wear runners and jeans intead of sandals and shorts since.

P.S. if it had been a tarantula, I probably had run all the way back to the car and lock all the doors!!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on May 31, 2016, 02:30:46 AM
scary, but beautiful
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on May 31, 2016, 04:30:32 PM
 :heeha: Such a lovely specimen! Looks healthy too. So glad you took pictures and let it continue on its way.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

If you are walking or hiking in areas where rattlers are known to frequent, best to wear leather hiking boots (above ankle) and loose fitting long pants.

Your response to a tarantula pretty much mimics my loving darling's response to snakes! Mind, living with me he has improved a bit!  ;)
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on May 31, 2016, 06:27:04 PM
Thanks a million Val.   

I do have hiking boots as this is what we wear to hick in the mountains all year round.   Just never thought to bring them with me in Colorado... this is in the middle of the US after all!.  I was totally ignorant, as I thought those wonderful creature were only living in the South of the USA.

In Canada, we also have black widow and recluse spiders... but they are very rare.  I better brush up on tropical and semi-tropical venomous creatures before my next outing south!

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 01, 2016, 07:32:03 PM
Dear Dennis, Nolan, PB staff, and PB fellows,
Well my year of art and adventure officially ended today.  The concept of this 'free' year was a direct breed from me joining PB.  It opened my eyes to wanting to do something special for one year, something very different from what my constructed life had been so far.

Although this is a statutorial holiday in Canada today, I was back at work tidying loose end and getting ready to go back to work.

I had a great year.  Learned so much under Dennis and Nolan tutoring... even learned that WC is not only a wonderful painting medium but that it is accessible to people like me, if I only give it a try with an open mind.  I did and the results surprised me most than anyone else.

I have learned to 'let go of control' thru PB art classes... something I never thought I would accomplish.  I have no way to express all that PB have given me... art and beyond.

Oh and did I forget... I also learned to draw and paint! ☺

PB members had enriched and broden my social life like no other relations did before.  Yet, I hadn't meet anyone of you directly.  I hope I will in the next few years.

I have inroduced PB to a number of people, some joined in, but many others could not find the time.  It is their lost.

Intringing, considering that I totally bumped into PB accidently myself.

To Dennis, to Nolan, the PB staff, and to my PB friends and family (to many to name) my warmess thank you for the enrichment you have added to my life.  And yes, I will keep taking classes and chatting on the Forum.

 :hug: and  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Annie

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 01, 2016, 09:10:02 PM
 :smitten: Annie what a precious and heartfelt post. When I first staring reading your post I was sad thinking that you were leaving PB because you had completed your year of adventure and art.  :'(    In the short time that I have been on PB, I have grown to really appreciate you and your support. It has been fun to learn to paint in watercolor along with you.   :painting: I'm so glad that you will still be with us.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: dennis on July 01, 2016, 09:23:56 PM
Annie, what can I say  :blush:

You have been a blessing to us all here on PB and very glad to hear that you enjoyed the year of experience.
Yes, we do our best to go beyond just teaching art. We have tried to build up a community that is the best on the internet. Without the active response from the members we would not have been able to achieve this cameradie that exists.

Thank you, Annie. This goes for all the members as well :flowers: :thankyou: :urwelcome:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 02, 2016, 06:09:20 AM
Annie, you have been an absolute treat to have here this past year. Your contributions to PB and its members are all truly appreciated.

Watching you progress and grow in your artistic abilities has been great fun and I know you will continue to expand your horizons.  :cheering: :clap:

Your painting of loose poppies is still one of my all time favourites (but we'll keep that to ourselves  ;) ).


Isn't it wonderful!!  :heeha:   We have our very own Annie Mary Poppins!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Happychappy on July 02, 2016, 11:00:19 AM
Gee, Annie, when I started reading your post my heart sank into my boots .... I thought you were saying goodbye :'( .  Reading on, I was elated to find that you were not leaving but just thanking us all for being a part of your life and really, it should be us thanking you for your continued love, support and ever present help in times of need. You have been such a blessing to every one of us and we all so appreciate you.  Thank you for being you. God bless.  Patricia


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Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Lisafromoto on July 02, 2016, 09:06:02 PM
Beautiful post Annie, I too have enjoyed following your progress and while I have been busy and unable to get on PB as much as I use to, I always try to catch up on what you have been up to. Thanks for your ongoing support.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Win on July 03, 2016, 03:11:59 AM
Annie I hope that you will have many more experiences of "adventure and art" in your future even though you are officially back on he treadmill of work etc. Glad to hear you are not leaving PB.
 

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 03, 2016, 03:14:49 PM
Oh my goodness gracious me! (learned that expression from a dear Sweedish friend, and love using it).

Please don't talk of  me in the past tense yet.  I am very much alive and kicking.  Yes, I just wanted to expressed my warmest thanks to all of you.  Nice to hear that I also contribute and can offer support.

You guys rock!  :yippee:  :hug:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: nolan on July 04, 2016, 09:52:42 PM
wow I can't believe that your year has ended, it went too quick :'(

You have progressed and have clearly enjoyed it so that is all that matters - make this not an ending, but a beginning of even more awesomeness O0
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 05, 2016, 06:11:51 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan
 :thankyou:  All for your kind replies, and words of encouragement and support.  I would not have made it pass the first class without you... and would never had in my wildest dream pick up a watercolour brush.

Yes, painting will remain work in progress and, hopefully, for a very long time.  This year showed me that it was time to grab more of the wonder of life and nature, by learning more about art.  I will work less hours in the hope of painting more... well, at least this is the plan. ☺
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 05, 2016, 12:40:40 PM
Yes, painting will remain work in progress and, hopefully, for a very long time.  This year showed me that it was time to grab more of the wonder of life and nature, by learning more about art.  I will work less hours in the hope of painting more... well, at least this is the plan. ☺

 :yippee:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 05, 2016, 03:27:36 PM
Val, I thought you would say   :idiot2:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 06, 2016, 05:06:37 AM
It's a great plan Annie... but like most great plans it's the implementing that makes us  :crazy2:       ;)
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on July 09, 2016, 06:03:52 PM
Sure hope to see more of your art Annie,   You should retire and enjoy art full time. It is great.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on July 12, 2016, 08:29:08 AM
Val,
I am determined to cut down to 20-25 h work week and have made the arrangements to implement this.  But as you said keeping the cap over time will be a challenge, saying 'thank you but no' to work is difficult.

Danielle,
I am active painting but I paint only a few hours a week and I am also very slow when I paint.  I post my paintigs on OAL, I don't think you join.  But I wonder if I should also post them here on PB...   I was trying to be mindfull not to create duplication work for the tutors, as I really wish for their input.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Danielle123 on July 12, 2016, 08:50:27 AM
Annie you should post your art here, there is not much activity here, is everyone on AOL.  I did not join, maybe some other time.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on July 12, 2016, 03:36:42 PM
Annie, I post on both. Dennis or Nolan will usually respond on one or the other.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 12, 2016, 05:52:10 PM
Annie you should post your art here, there is not much activity here, is everyone on AOL.  I did not join, maybe some other time.

Danielle, I post on both forums. A number of our PB members are members of OLA. I'm delighted with it as I have access to all the classes in all the mediums.  :painting:
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 02, 2016, 01:12:26 PM
Annie - getting caught up on Forum news and I'm stunned that your one year for adventure and art is finished - dang, where did the time go?!? I can't tell you how much I admire you for doing this, and how much you accomplished during this time period.  You're growth as an artist has been so much fun to watch these past 12 months - and I love that you've come to my side of PB - watercolors!! I'm glad you'll be prioritizing your daily hours to be sure that art continues to play a major role in your life...Welcome back to work...now figure out how you can retire early so you can paint, paint, paint!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on August 02, 2016, 08:34:14 PM
Thank you so much Sharon!   Yes, the year went very fast but I had fun and as I said I would have no problem finding activities if I was to retired now... just need to work an other 9 years but part-time, assuming life is on my side.

It is also hard to believe that I join PB 2 years ago.  It has become such a big part of my life and is greatly contributing to my quality of life and general well-being.

And thank you very much Kathy, Val, Danielle, and Mea (from some there else)... I started posting on both sites.  I have posted the WC, and will do the Oil when I have a chance.

You guys are all great! 
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 03, 2016, 07:56:45 AM
9 more years of work but only part time is like a vacation year round - trust me, the time will go fast!!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on August 03, 2016, 05:25:32 PM
I will remember that  ;) ... but I am in no rush to reach 70.  It was 6.5 years full time or 9 part time... no brainer.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 07, 2016, 02:17:28 PM
Well not so easy to find time to paint, with 2 water leaks to repair and all the little joyful curveballs that life through at us...

Today we had our first snow, so instead of finishing cleaning up the garden I thought it was a great occasion to start the class on Painting Snow in oil.

Hope all is well South with Matthew.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: JayJ on October 07, 2016, 09:55:35 PM
Hi Annie!I had missed your past few posts and my heart sank too, at first ,thinking this was goodbye!
It's been great to have you around and  I promise I tried to upload a photo and was unsuccessful...will try again..seeing your post reminded me ..,Have to chat with Mr Ray!


I am super slow too, and like you life keeps throwing some,curveballs which need tending to!
I love PB it gives me  a space of my own in cyberspace, where I can escape now and again!Great friends!


I hope you are enjoying your part time work..and look forward to your snow painting!


Isn't it early for snow?..Odd how we look forward to see summer end....which still not ending this part..and your winters are so severe!
Guess that is  life..u don't appreciate one without the other!
You see what you inspire Annie..probably my longest post onPB!

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Annie. on October 08, 2016, 03:50:27 AM
Hi Zayn,
 Hope you are well.  First check the size of your photo.  New dig camera are set at default with high resolution.  If this is not the problem, we will walk you through the process again.

Canada is big from regions with rarely any snow to the permafrost in the North.... and everything in between.  Last the East had very bad winters with snow after snow, while the West was relatively mild.  This year may be the opposite.  It is cyclic with variation in ocean current mostly La nina and El nino.

To my fellow Canadians:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING !.  It will be a gray and cold one here.
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art... and on and on!
Post by: Annie. on April 13, 2017, 05:29:02 AM
Outdoor attempt to encaustic will have to wait a bit longer.  Hudge snow flakes already completely covered the ground since I took the photo and resized it! 
please post a lovely summer scene!  Something warm and colorful  :smitten:

Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on April 13, 2017, 02:21:44 PM
Hopefully this sunrise taken in Grenada will warm you up and put some colour in your day! Cheers!!!

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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2017, 04:21:55 PM
Here's the view from the balcony at our condo in PV - where I'm heading to tomorrow for 15 days! Gotta get out of the cold and rain of Sacramento!!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on April 13, 2017, 06:34:12 PM
Oh, Sharon.  It looks idyllic!!

Have fun.  Get some rest and paint this scene!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: mea hamo pena on April 13, 2017, 06:36:01 PM
Gorgeous!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2017, 07:06:24 PM
Gracias Mea!!! Will paint this scene one day!
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Post by: dennis on April 13, 2017, 08:06:25 PM
2 beautiful photographs  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on April 16, 2017, 04:16:21 AM
Thank you!  Both are beautiful and definitively cheerful.  We had more snow last night... there has to be a better to live.

I associate orange sky with sunset and pink one with sunrise, because those are usually the colours here.   Both should be painted!
Title: Re: Annie's one-year for adventure and art
Post by: Val on April 22, 2017, 12:52:45 AM
Feel free to use it Annie.  O0    :painting: