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jettrout

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on: December 09, 2010, 10:37:56 AM
I'm a semi-professional artist new here to the site. I say semi-professional because I have sold work, but I feel I am still a student.

I have an interest in painting water, which is my livelihood, and also an interest in doing heirloom pieces (a remembrance of a home, business etc), which I have done in the past. I did a painting called Lucy's Garden for a woman who was elderly and had to move. She had several lots full of flowers and gardens surrounding her home which I attempted to capture on the canvas. I was hired to do this by her neighbors, who were mutual friends of mine. Lucy was thrilled and wrote me the most touching note, and invited me to tea to see her painting framed and displayed. It was thrilling.

I look forward to sharing and learning here on the site.
I am still on my mission to make sense of me  ~jet


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Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 04:23:48 PM
 :welcome: Jettrout   I know you'll find this an interesting place to be...lots to learn, always something new. I don't think we ever leave the 'student' phase, we just keep learning and progressing. Look forward to seeing some of your artwork. You may be a student...I am just a novice. I welcome any input you may care to give. Be forewarned...there are a few folks here with a wicked sense of humour!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 11:40:51 PM
:bigwelcome: to the family Jettrout, nice to have you aboard.

Don't forget to add some of your paintings to the gallery and a link to your website if you have one. We would love to see what Lucy's garden looked like. O0

We are all still students and will always be students because luckily in art, it is impossible for us to know everything. Dennis has been painting for over 60 years and teaching for over 20 and just this week he attended a 3 day workshop to learn more / new techniques. I think it is the constant learning that keeps us interested in art.

We are all here to learn from each other :clap: so if you have any hints and tips please post them, if you have any questions post them.

Where abouts in the world are you from?


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Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 08:06:54 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome Val and Nolan. I don't have an art site yet although I am working on it. I have some blogs that I work on. My new blog is regarding water quality which is my main work in life.

http://troutwaters.wordpress.com/ It is a new blog and I am still working on content.


I have some older pieces and a few in progress now. I took quite a few years off from painting but have my studio going again, just always seem to be searching for the time to do all that I want. Here is a link to a place where I have Lucy's Garden posted.

http://www.theenvironmentsite.org/forum/members/jettrout-albums-my-pics-picture263-lucys-garden.jpg

I am from Washington state USA. I look forward to learning here.
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Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 12:50:03 PM
 :clap: That is a beautiful picture. I understand why the lady would hate to leave it. Great job, I really like the way you did the trees. Very peaceful garden, also like the birdbath! :clap:
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Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 01:22:02 PM
Thanks.    ;D


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Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 11:41:30 AM
Great job Jet, agree, the tree makes the whole painting come to life. O0

What are you working on at the moment?


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Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 12:47:15 PM
Great job Jet, agree, the tree makes the whole painting come to life. O0

What are you working on at the moment?

Thank you Nolan!! Feel free to critique it, I want to learn.  Currently I am working on a big shell in the water on the beach, and another piece,  a lighthouse.

I watched your free tutorials on color and it made sense to me about the theory, and the fact that I waste time mixing the wrong colors and spinning my wheels. It's been a lot of years since I took art classes at the college where we went over all of that. Thank you for the reminder, I am going to pick up a color wheel at the art store to use as reference. I want to learn to paint quickly and more confidently.

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Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 02:49:47 PM
Colour mixing is one of the biggest challenges most folks have. You can download a colour wheel from our site too if you don't wanna spend the money (colour wheels can be very expensive). The very last pic on the page is the printable one. O0

Looking forward to seeing your shell and lighthouse paintings


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Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 05:13:40 PM
Thank you I will print it and put it in my studio. I am enjoying the site so far and was pleasantly surprised by the free tutorial. Thank you!  :yippee:
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Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 12:22:17 AM
it's a pleasure Jettrout  :urwelcome: as long as you are finding the site useful we have achieved our goal. We are constantly adding new content to the site O0
and thanks for the tweet, we appreciate it  :flowers:


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Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 02:36:49 PM
Nolan,
I posted one of my paintings in the water color section instead of oil and acrylic encourager sessions...which you commented on, thinking it was a water color.

It helps to read I suppose.
Anyway should I leave it there? Or should I delete it?
Jet
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Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 05:38:08 PM
all sorted for you O0


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Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 08:22:33 PM
 :) Thanks!
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