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11-24-2007, 11:58 PM
Hi, I haven't visited the wildlife forum for a while, so I thought I would drop by. Sorry to have been gone for so long. :o (I never seem to wander far from the miniatures forum for some reason...)
Anyway, this is a smaller piece, 3-1/4" x 4-1/2", that I finished not too long ago. It's watercolor on Ivorine. (Was a part of the RMS, Royal Miniature Society, show in England this fall.) Hope you like it.
Now, I have to go look around here and see what everyone has been up to.... :)
11-25-2007, 12:38 AM
I haven't seen you or Bonnie or your mom for a while, but I always pop in on your website and see what you're up to. Don't know if you remember me but we've met several times. First at the duck stamp workshop in Montana, when all three of you showed up in green shirts to tick Bob Lesino off. This painting is beautiful as are all the work you three do. I was surprised that none of you entered the duck stamp this year. This was the first year I entered in 6 years and I finished tied for 10th (15 paintings ahead of mine) I have it posted in this forum under Canvasback painting or Canvasback Step by Step. Hope you are doing well and say Hi to Bonnie and your mom for me.
11-25-2007, 12:58 AM
Oh my gosh! Hi Tim!!!! (Gee, I haven't seen you in a long time!)
Yes, Bob got a kick out of our lime green ensemble. :p lol! (We were just showing how much we cared and remembered that he had strong feelings toward the color green. ;) )
Congrats for your placing this year!! You have nice work. I always remember that you had a knock out entry in the box competition, too. :) I hope everything is going well for you!! Everybody says "hi" from Minnesota. :wave: (Mom and Bonnie surf around on WC a bit, too...)
Thanks for your comments! Appreciate it...nice of you! :)
11-25-2007, 01:10 AM
Congrats :clap: on the 10th place!! Great entry! Just couldn't get the time to enter this year, even though it was a big one (75th anniversary). Hope all is great with you. It seems so long ago that we were at the workshops and out in DC. Poor Bob...I can't believe you remembered the green shirts!! I really miss all the fun we had at the workshops and in DC. Now we just paint non-stop!!
Keep in touch here on WC!!
11-25-2007, 01:18 AM
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11-25-2007, 05:34 AM
Wow, fantastic work...
11-25-2007, 07:05 AM
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11-25-2007, 07:57 AM
'Strewth. What a reunion :lol: Nice one about the green shirts. Must ne the Irish in you :lol:
Gorgeous work Rebecca, as always. You never disappoint, ever!!
11-25-2007, 09:47 AM
Wow that's beautiful! I love it!
11-25-2007, 12:42 PM
just lovely! Everything about it is gobsmacking!
11-25-2007, 12:46 PM
Hi Rebecca, Karen and Bonnie,
I can't tell you how flattered I am that three such remarkably talented and famous ladies would remember a humble box maker such as myself. I guess it is quid pro quo and touché' because I mentioned the green shirts. In those days I never spent much time on my entry and consequentially I never did well in the competition. One year Joe Hautman chided me and said, "If you ever spent any time on the painting instead of the box maybe you'd get somewhere. So I didn't enter for 5 years because I didn't have the time to do a good one. And God forbid you should win with a sub-par effort, know it and have to defend it your whole life. Gritting your teeth and saying ,"That's the best painting I ever did." So this year I put some effort into it and Joe was right. Missed the final by one point. Anyway I am trying to be a legitimate contender now and get away from the box reputation. Besides I wasn't that great a box maker anyway. Bob Lesino was just so fascinated by the Tim "The Toolman" Taylor thing that he built up this legend. I've heard from participants that some crazy, totally fictional stories were told about me at workshops.
I was at the contest again this year as I am every year (except 05) and
you know how the artists guess which painting was done by who, well there was a lot of attribution of unknown paintings to you three. "I think this is one of the Lathams" was frequently heard. What a surprise when I ran around with my list of names and didn't find you gals! Well you’re going to have to put away your magnifying glasses, your microscopes, your one mosquito eyelash brushes, look in the back of your closets for your giant triple zero brushes and get ready to paint a gigantenormous 7" x 10" painting for next year. Because as the people from the 'hood would say, "It's time to REP-RE-ZENT!" Next year the contest is being held in your home state of Minnesota. Now I'm sure there's 2 Hautmans who would do everything to stop you from taking that honor along with a few others including myself.
Adam Grimm and I have become very close friends over the years since the workshop. Bonnie, I don't know if you remember but you and I spent a lot of time talking at that workshop. And to this day whenever Adam refers to you three it's Rebecca, Karen and Tim's girlfriend Bonnie.
It was great to hear from you and I will be looking out for your work (as I always do) on your website and now here.
11-25-2007, 02:20 PM
Thank you Holley, Shauna, Cathy, Linn, Patrick, Jodi, & Cathy! I'm so glad you like it! :)
I really liked painting it...think I might do more butterflies. This one was out near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
I'm not sure about the Irish...does Scot-Irish count? lol! We had fun, anyway. :)
Tim - Hmmm.... Seems like we have "orders". :) I heard that they were going to hold the contest here in Minnesota. Sorry we disappointed so many people at the Duck Stamp contest that were sure they spotted one of ours. We'll see about next year... (Even I don't know what I'm doing next year...)
Really, I don't just paint little pictures - I have a 30x40 that I'm just finishing up right now. The one in this thread is just painted competition sized for the RMS...they have their own specific rules just like the duck stamp contest.
I'm glad that you are putting so much into your art. Keep it up. :) I'm glad you're doing so well.
I have to say that I have never heard that Bonnie was your 'girlfriend'...I think I'll leave that one alone. :p
It's great to hear from you! Take care.
11-26-2007, 09:54 AM
Wonderful, beautiful, painting.... Butterflies arn't wildlife...They're food for wildlife:lol: :lol: Just kidding...I love it! great stuff.
Thanks for showing.
11-26-2007, 01:21 PM
Hi Rebecca :wave:
This is a gorgeous painting! Congratulations on it getting into the RMS show! Well deserved!
11-26-2007, 03:45 PM
Hi Pete - Thanks!!! :) Yes, I know....butterflies are nature's 'fast food'. :( (Poor little things...) I'm glad you like the painting, anyway. :)
Hi Kelly!! Oh, thank you! :) I appreciate that. :)
11-26-2007, 04:39 PM
I love these little gems. :thumbsup:
11-26-2007, 07:58 PM
Gorgeous, Rebecca! Glad to see you and your mom around these parts again! :)
11-27-2007, 07:26 PM
Thank you again, Continental!! :) Yes, you should start painting the little ones, too (...or maybe you already are... :) )
Thank you, Linda! :) I'm glad you liked it. We're happy to be here, too. (...now I have to talk my little sister into posting some things.... ;) )
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