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Old 03-18-2019, 11:54 AM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

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Agree can always substitute but I was thinking more of free association. Like if flute is listed and you draw Washington monument..flute makes you think high school band ..good times with friends in HS...HS field trips...visited DC..Draw Washington Monument. You would draw it but than also tell the associations.

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Ah, sounds fun. Hard to paint some memories from life, but it could be allowed for that!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

I sketched in the big book with the Pilot fountain pen. I dropped the pen last week and bent the nib. Gene straightened the nib with some small pliers and it is working. Not quite as smooth as before but...... They don't sell repacement nibs for it, not an expensive pen must be the reason. Cheaper to buy a new one. Anyhoo, our first bluebonnet in the yard, only about 6 inches tall. They get to about a foot or more by the highways.

Numbers 1 - 7, almond, bon bon, vegetable, flower, egg, feather, glass



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Pine Cone - OMG I thought the top one was a photo you did the moon so beautifully. Love you add and identified stars nearby. I do not like it. I love it!!

No moon again tonight. Here is the Florida sky at moment. Third day of ‘showers’ but tomorrow they are forecasting rain.


Jo - you get bonus points for doing a composition and in alpha order. Sorry to hear about pen nib. Does not look like it impacted your sketch at all.

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Ah, sounds fun. Hard to paint some memories from life, but it could be allowed for that!

Probably bad example should have used a souvenir from the trip to keep it from life.
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That night sky & moon is brilliant PC!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Joe - thank you

PC - thank you. And well done on your skyscape

Joan - thank you. Oooh shamrock tights!

Jo - thank you. Sorry your cactus died. I think it was quite an old plant? Oooh a bluebonnet!




Continuing in order - graphite and coloured pencil

6. glass bottle
7. penguin figurines as a sub for hawk or large bird
8. ink inside the sharpie



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Jo — Great bunch of challenge sketches! They're all comforting, and your bluebonnet might be my fav! 🌿 The pic of your things is cool too!

Joe — See below for more, but for now, I just wanted to say your pic is wonderful! What a gorgeous area! Thank you for sharing your sky and surroundings with us 😊

Meisie Thank you so much, and welcome! It's good to see you again! 😊

EP — Any day with a penguin sighting is a better day! 🐾 Very nice group of challenge sketches! Serene 😌
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Joe — Happy dance 🐾✨😊 Thank you so much, and I'm relieved. I ran into problems. Not enough pixels. For example, in my notes, I had arrows pointing along the left side saying things like this dark part darker than... and this dark part about half as dark as... I had notes all over like top illuminated across darkness (?)... And at the bottom where there's a gorgeous bright crater with bright, white rays going out from it, I drew in the rays but made notes about their whiteness and other blotches of white.

But when I got inside (and got my hands thawed out ), there weren't enough pixels to do much of anything. I thought about your companion dog sketch with its detail and felt guilty for not doing well enough. Yet in real life, I paint abstracts that bear no relationship to anything real that we'd see around us.

Internally, I've never been able to make peace with a middle ground in my own work.

Then I thought of Joan's paintings and others. She can do significant detail when she wants it, but at other times, she effectively leaves things as suggestions at certain times. Brick sections and such.

I had been struggling with my Moon over those white rays out from the left bottom crater (and everything else), and I was losing all the struggles because even a single pixel thickness in the ray (zooming in) made it way too thick.

So I tried to settle for just roughly suggesting the areas I saw in my binoculars and abandoning any hope of detail. And had to let it go at that. Blotches. It's worse for the internal struggle I had throughout, and my changes in approach as I continued, but it was a great art lesson, and life lesson. Thank you so much for bringing me this opportunity. It's one of those unexpected things I'll carry along with me always, with gratitude.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Joe again — I was reading something just now about how the Full Moon has less feature constrast than partial phases because it's located opposite to the Sun in our sky when it's full. So the Sun's direct gaze fills in more areas and leaves less angled shadows if that makes sense.

So maybe your weather will take you past the day of the Full Moon to let you see more of her rugged features and billions-year-old mayhem!

Have you guys seen First Man?
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

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That night sky & moon is brilliant PC!

Pine Cone, I agree with Charne on your moon.

Charne! Hi there!

Joe, I like your photo, 'twould make a lovely painting. You should make that list next time with association.

EP, mmmmm a blue bottle. The penguins are cute and clever ink. You know I'm smiling.
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PC and Jo - thank you
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EP - Nice sketch and points for making composition. Penguins are pretty large so count for sure plus they are cute. The ink sub is very clever.

Pine Cone - that is your ‘middle ground’? Really? I thought it was a photo of the moon. You may have fretted and fiddled and even learned a lesson but the end result is beautiful!
Have not seen ‘First Man’ but have heard lots of good reviews.

1 pair = pliers
2 nail = after picking pliers and nut this just seemed to be the right nail
3 almond = nut (EP gave me idea to stretch)
Multiple grades of graphite. Not really a sketch as it took around 2 hours. Actual figure is about 3x5 inches on Stonehenge



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P.S. Thought it looked good until I saw it posted. Perspective on nut is screwed up.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Joe, fantastic sketch. I wouldn't have noticed the perspective without the prompt. :-) Well done.

I sketched in the living room with the big book on my footstool with the Pilot fountain pen. The resident hawk was agreeable and stayed in the tree, can't see him well, but he is there. Then when I took the photo it appears he is watching the turkey buzzards .. even bigger birds.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

thanks for the new list Joe,
1. vegetable sub - sprout.
2. juicy - tomato...
3. egg...



and some from last week I never got round to posting....
animal
yard art
inside drawer
outta me purse...



and photos o tiny drawer and wool bowl with hare...





...will try and get back to comment later.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #580 17 March - 25 March

Jo - Thanks. The hawk sketch is neat. Love the photo.

EP - the tomato is definitely juicy looking. I really like how you shade in watercolor. That is not easy and you do it well. The egg is like a lesson in how to shade in monochromatic. The items from last hunt are more than welcome as well as the photos. The rabbit bowl is cool.

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