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Phyllis Rennie
03-18-2001, 08:22 PM
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This is not as easy as You-Know-Who makes it look in his Roadside Painting Lessons !!! But, hey ((Larry)), it sure was fun!

It's oil, 8" x 10", and took me about an hour. I was so engrossed in it that I was done before I realized that my fingers were totally frozen. I'm not totally unhappy with it although I didn't manage to capture the "lay of the land" or the sunny quality of the day. But it does remind me of northern Pa. in late winter. Phyl

LarrySeiler
03-18-2001, 09:32 PM
<FONT size="5">AAaaahhh hahaha </FONT s><FONT size="3">hahaha hee hee hee...!!!!!</FONT s>

You are hooked!!!!

Isn't it awesome Phyllis???? Its like making painting a sport. <FONT COLOR="Red">Extreme Painting!</FONT c>

You know...first one or 200th one, there is something about a plein air piece that says it is. I can squint my eyes and feel it. Have you done that with it on the monitor here yet, Phyllis? Squint your eyes looking at the image and remember the sounds, the wind, the sun... You really can feel it can't you???
Wonderful...!!! Congrads... love it!

Larry

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Robert
03-19-2001, 07:05 AM
Phyllis! I AM excited for you. Nothing else will captivate you the way painting outdoors does. It shook me up so much that I had to give up color to get anything down at all. I can see that's not your problem - mercifully.
This is a great little painting - and I am excited to see it!

blondheim12
03-19-2001, 07:16 AM
go llis,
I'm so proud of you!!
Linda

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Phyllis Rennie
03-19-2001, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by blondheim12:
go llis,
I'm so proud of you!!
Linda



Gotcha Linda !! It's Phyl (Phyllis Rennie) not Llis (Phyllis Franklin). No problem--it's something we've laughed about for over a year now!


Thanks you guys! I'm still excited this morning. I looked at the painting again and I can't believe that I'm the one who did it!

Phyllis Rennie
03-19-2001, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Robert:
Phyllis! I AM excited for you. Nothing else will captivate you the way painting outdoors does. It shook me up so much that I had to give up color to get anything down at all. I can see that's not your problem - mercifully.
This is a great little painting - and I am excited to see it!

Actually Robert, that was my problem. I was very overwhelmed by SO MUCH TO SEE! So I started with ultramarine blue, burnt umber, and white. Then when I felt that it was getting too gray, I added naples yellow and cadmium red. Basically it's only slightly more color than you've been doing lately.

LarrySeiler
03-19-2001, 08:25 AM
It is a bit overwhelming Phyllis, when nature throws its excitement at you. Even after painting for a long long time, the task at times seems intimidating.

You know...its a bit like stage fright. You wouldn't believe how many great musicians still get this enormous knot in their stomach and a lump in their throat when they first go out on the stage. It usually takes me at least one song to get thru to know everythings going to be just fine!

But...that's where all the excitement is, and where the artist feels most alive. Hey, for Pete's sake, beauty is seeking to speak to you, like a CEO, "take a note....Dear,.."
and you're scrambling!

Sometimes we nail the "ah-Hah!" down and quickly get clued in...other times, we prit near finish the piece before we realize what the painting didn't need done to it. Oh well...that's all part of the fun!

When I arrived at Goodman Park yesterday, I had a half-dozen immediate places that obvious to stand and make a painting. No one was there. All was seemingly quiet, yet to my aesthetic senses everything was SCREAMING at me!!! haahahahaa....

Larry

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LDianeJohnson
03-19-2001, 08:06 PM
Congratulations Phyllis!

What a great 1st outing you had. Within one hour you captured the scene. Just think what you can do when you go out and your fingers are not cold! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

And oh, the warm tones on cool surroundings. "By Jove, I think she's got it!" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Diane

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Phyllis Franklin
03-19-2001, 09:01 PM
<------- aka llis only wishes that she could paint like Phyllis Rennie. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif But thanks for the compliment Linda. I need all the encouragement I can get even if it is meant for my sister in crime Phyl. , llis

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Phyllis Rennie
03-19-2001, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the encouragment! I can hardly wait for the weekend. Hope the weather is decent. Had trouble settling down to my usual still life session this morning before work. Spent the whole hour straightening the studio. Oh....well....tomorrow.

And you're right, Larry, when I look at this painting, I remember that sudden realization that my hands were freezing !!!

Phyllis Rennie
03-19-2001, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Phyllis Franklin:
<------- aka llis only wishes that she could paint like Phyllis Rennie. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif But thanks for the compliment Linda. I need all the encouragement I can get even if it is meant for my sister in crime Phyl. , llis



Guess we were writing at the same time, Llis! The reason you can't paint this is it's warm in Ga. You need 30-32 degrees in the sunshine! Just kidding--I think your painting are pretty nice. When are you posting more of them?