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08-20-2004, 05:09 PM
Hi guys...a few new folks were coming forth and introducing themselves so I felt kinda guilty just lurking. :D
Ok...I live in the middle of Missouri but would love to move to Wyoming or Montana. Or maybe even the Carolinas! I know...I know...a little different there. I love the ocean...but I'm also a Western and Equine artist so the draw to the West is powerful as well! ha!
While I work to make a name for myself (which is apparently nearly impossible *sigh* :confused: ) I work as an assistant to an advisor on a university campus. Most the time I try to get up 2 hours early in the mornings to work on art before I come to the dungeon (read office here).
Since I'm in the dungeon as I write this, I can't attach anything, but you can go to www.downeyart.com if you are so inclined.
I worked in acrylics and watercolor until 2000. My subject matter back then was very eclectic and included polar bears, tigers, lighthouses, and covered bridges to name a few. Then, I had a tiny little life altering horse accident in 2000 and my life.....my art....hasn't been the same since.
Well...this was WAY more than you wanted to know. :wink2:
08-20-2004, 05:14 PM
Welcome aboard, Vicki...nice to have you with us. :) :wave:
Your website is wonderful. Your work is awesome.
08-20-2004, 05:25 PM
Hi Vicki! :wave: Come on in, put yer feet up, prepare yourself to meet the rest of them... :D :D :D *I* am the sane one....it's 'all dem ozzers' who take a bit of getting used to!! :evil: I don't do horses, at least not recogniseably, but I admire those who can! :envy:
You're one of the best western artists that I have ever seen. Welcome--contribute muchly--we are all anxious to learn. :)
ps--I ask this of a lot of artist--but would you consider talking a little bit about your technique?
08-20-2004, 05:32 PM
wow love your work...welcome :wave:
08-20-2004, 05:46 PM
WELCOME to WC and the Drawing/Sketching forum Vicki !!
Had a peek at your web site and I REALLY like your Western art, especially your saddle piece :D:) Look forward to seeing MORE of your work soon :D:)
PS: Have a peek at my saddle drawing if you like
Side Saddle (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115296) A graphite and ink drawing.
I also just started on another recently called Saddle and Spurs (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115296) A graphite drawing.
I'd be very interested in your opinion on these :D:)
08-20-2004, 06:25 PM
Awesome work, Vicki. Love the detail in your pieces.
08-20-2004, 06:43 PM
Just thought I'd mention, this weeks WDE has a few horse type picture challenges !!!This thread is located at:
08-20-2004, 06:53 PM
great work, please don't lurk to much, I'm sure your input will be welcome. :wave:
08-20-2004, 06:58 PM
Welcome, Vicki! :) Had a look at your website... great stuff. I love 'rustic' subject matter. Can't wait to see what you will post. Soon though, right? :D
08-20-2004, 07:49 PM
Happy to see you come out of lurkdom Vicki and welcome! Your work is beautifully done :clap: and we are glad you introduced yourself, so we feel we know you a little now. Feel free to share your work and experiences anytime!! :)
08-20-2004, 09:40 PM
Vicky, great website :clap: :clap:
I have to say, I like Stormy's portrait as well. What a cute dog!
Night Horse Studio
08-20-2004, 10:52 PM
Vicky, you do excellent work. You will fit right in with this wonderful, talented group of artists. Welcome to the forum!
08-21-2004, 08:57 PM
Hi Vicky, welcome to the forum! :)
I've visited your website. What beautiful work! :)
08-22-2004, 09:16 AM
WOW...WOW...WOW! First guys...I'm speechless! Gees...you make me feel so welcome that now I wonder why I have been quiet for so long! :)
Furthermore, I'm very humbled! Your compliments on my work are just...well...unimaginable! I've seen most your work and you guys are great!
Sure...I have no problems giving input...although I'm not so sure I do it the correct way! hehe. But then...is there really a right and wrong way if the end product is what you are after?
One thing I do that seems to make a lot of difference in how a piece I'm working on turns out..is I make sure I get enough range in the scale. From white to the blackest black there are *many* levels of gray. Sometimes if a piece doesn't grab me I'll realize it's because there's not enough contrast. Also one thing about my work is that I'm one of those "obsessed about detail" folks. It's a curse...really. I can't get nearly as much work done as I'd like. :)
Ok...guys...I have to scoot right now. There's a 24x36 acrylic painting that I've been putting off for way too long. I'll post more tomorrow and check out the links you all have included here. I do a lot of posting from my 8 to 5 during the week! hehehe
Again....I can't tell you how you guys have made my day! In fact, I believe I'll have a better chance of making progress on the canvas after reading your support! :wave:
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