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Reply #30 on: February 07, 2018, 12:49:20 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 ‘Painting Rough Seas (Con’t)’
                      ~Liz
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Reply #31 on: February 07, 2018, 07:15:13 AM
Wow, Liz, that is a great article.  So much helpful information.

aloha

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Reply #32 on: February 07, 2018, 09:26:50 AM
 :) MEA,  feel to use or edit anything you like when you start your new blog. ~Liz


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Reply #33 on: February 07, 2018, 09:53:10 AM
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!

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Reply #34 on: February 07, 2018, 12:29:55 PM
nice O0


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Reply #35 on: February 07, 2018, 01:27:22 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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Reply #36 on: February 07, 2018, 02:12:04 PM
I agree with Nolan, Liz. This makes me feel right at home lately.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #37 on: February 07, 2018, 05:36:20 PM
 :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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Reply #38 on: February 08, 2018, 04:29:46 PM
: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.... ;)


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Reply #39 on: February 08, 2018, 05:39:56 PM
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:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #40 on: February 08, 2018, 05:50:35 PM
The gods put on a lovely light show for us all through last night.         

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.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #41 on: February 08, 2018, 06:12:25 PM
 :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]


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Reply #42 on: February 08, 2018, 06:32:11 PM
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
Cheers, Val

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Reply #43 on: February 10, 2018, 01:58:14 PM
The gods put on a lovely light show for us all through last night.         

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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Reply #44 on: February 10, 2018, 09:58:20 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


 

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