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Val

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Reply #45 on: February 11, 2018, 10:33:33 AM
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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Reply #46 on: February 11, 2018, 01:52:51 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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Reply #47 on: February 13, 2018, 07:51:24 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


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Reply #48 on: February 14, 2018, 11:24:02 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


PJ's Adventures
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.  :)




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Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 03:13:51 PM
PJ's adventures is under the about me heading on the forum.

Thanks for putting in the link Stoney.
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Reply #50 on: February 15, 2018, 06:32:55 PM


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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Reply #51 on: February 15, 2018, 06:53:30 PM
Liz, your seascape is glowing. Beautiful.  :smitten:
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Reply #52 on: February 15, 2018, 07:05:02 PM
Beautiful stormy sea, Liz.  All your trial and error paid off!

aloha

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Reply #53 on: February 18, 2018, 08:05:07 AM
Fantastic painting Liz :yippee:
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Reply #54 on: February 18, 2018, 11:57:47 AM
 :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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Reply #55 on: February 18, 2018, 12:33:18 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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Reply #56 on: February 18, 2018, 04:00:45 PM
 :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 ‘Creating Drama in Stormy Seascapes’
 
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Reply #57 on: February 18, 2018, 04:10:27 PM
Good idea to paint sunsets Liz. Those stormy seas are so realistic I'm getting sea sick!!
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Reply #58 on: February 18, 2018, 08:41:29 PM
 :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!
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Reply #59 on: February 18, 2018, 10:27:13 PM
Just love the ship and waves Liz


 

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