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05-07-2002, 03:26 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie, just searching my way around this interesting site!
I'm a passionate outdoor painter (al fresco, if you like) but will resort to photo-copying rather than get frozen!
One of my favourite places is this old farm, the peace and quiet, memories of happy days gone by attract me here. I must have painted it ten times - mostly in watercolour, once in oil.
Give me the great outdoors (and sunshine! lol)
05-07-2002, 04:07 PM
We'd have to fix the roof, but when do we move in?
This is a lovely painting. Thank you so much for sharing and welcome to WC! I'm fairly new myself but I love the people here. Do share some more.
05-07-2002, 07:41 PM
Hello Peter! I see you found your way to the plein air forum! I was out yesterday and today painting...it was about 85 degrees today! I can take the cooler weather better than the summer heat!
Another great painting too!
05-07-2002, 09:13 PM
I can see why you would choose to paint this. It's lovely.
I was in Italy last month and spent a week on the Amalfi Coast. We then journeyed up to Venice and finished our trip in Rome. Florence is one of my favorite cities in the world. Italy is my favorite country. Lucky you!
I am going to work on a painting from some pictures I took while there.
Thanks for sharing and letting me ramble on about Italy. :)
05-08-2002, 01:44 AM
I looked at you site - wonderful work! You certainly like
C O L O U R!!
I have an old site - as in need of renovation as that farm above! But I've no time. Anyway, you're welcome to fish around in it.
Go to "Pictures" then "Show Photos" (at the top)
Have a look at my sister's watercolours ("Enid's Paintings". She likes colour too!
05-08-2002, 01:49 AM
Italy's definitely a place to visit and holiday.
Living permanently and working here is somewhay different!
I'm looking forward to returning to the Bodensee (Lake Constance) - the orchard of Germany.
Have a look at www.lindau.de and click on "Bilder/Ansichten" for an impression of the area.
05-09-2002, 09:05 AM
Well, Peter, I guess I really *should* live in Italy before I comment. :)
Germany looks nice as well. Are you a full time artist?
I have been to Europe several times and always come back with a slate full of things I want to paint. Lucky, lucky you!
Thanks for sharing your lovely art, Peter.
05-09-2002, 12:55 PM
Gigi, I'm not a professional artist - but thanks for the compliment.
Sometimes I think I'd like to be, but then I meet others who've tried and then life is not as rosy as it seems!
Any professional artists out there who are happily making a living - I envy you. But I'm happy in my job, and art is a welcome relaxation.
(Gotta get the balance right!)
Ever been to S. Germany? It's gorgeous!
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