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Old 05-18-2019, 11:54 PM
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Re: MAY 2019 Different Strokes Challenge

Being more carful with this one. Last months challenge got painted eight or more times. ended up unfinished and unhappy with it. But I did learn a lot. Doing a lot more experimenting off the painting with this one. Get the look I like. Then I'll put it where it's needed.
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By the time I'm dead I'm going to be a master artist!

I'm a sky gazer. I like looking at the skies and attempting to identify what I see- not clouds or stars but what, in the environment, would cause a sky to have such a presence. I live by a river (The Schuylkill River and if you want to live near it you must first be able to spell it!) and I always look at how the sky is reflected in the river.

Where I lived before, the river would be a pristine copy of the skies above (when they weren't frozen for 10 months of the year!) but here in Philadelphia the river always seems perturbed and irate. It's also tidal so sometimes it runs south to north and other times, north to south. (Just at this area.)

I love to collect all this and store it so one day I can paint these observations even if I no longer have access to these places. But these days I often fear I will have the image of a mushroom cloud fried onto my retinas.

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I have seen the Schuylkill River (but never pronounced it correctly with that proper Philly accent that reshapes vowels) and I remember it being turbulent as well.
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I found this unusual picture of vietnamese salt harvesters at dusk, so it's a landscape (somewhat) and with people doing something. I enjoyed it as I don't usually paint landscapes much, I like doing still lifes animals and flowers more usually. But I enjoyed it and finished it now I have to wait two more days to post it. Can't say it's the greatest painting in the world but there you go I had fun. And from now on I am going to try to do the montly challenge more often not just visit now and then to watch what others did.

Welcome to the challenge, MagdaleneL. I am looking forward to seeing your painting.

I am looking forward to seeing my painting as well when I get on to it. It is still at the ugly stage on life support.
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Re: MAY 2019 Different Strokes Challenge

Really enjoyed seeing everyone's entries last month. Looking forward to seeing this month's as well.

Yes. I'm a beginner at this. And every time I pick up a paint brush it shows. But still having way to much fun to complain. But I will anyway. I painted another lollypop. With no way to paint over it. So I gessoed the back of this board. Going to use the painted side to practice on. Going to paint this same tree over and over again till I like what I see.
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I don't think my pack of stick figure wolves chasing a stick figure bunny is going to make it to publishing.....re-do on the way.
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Tomorrow is the big reveal. I may be a little late but it sounds like I'm not the only one.
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Phew, glad I'm not the only one to be late!!
For me, the garden is taking priority .... today, I've been working in it since about 10 this morning and that's really too much for me these days .... now looking forward to a glass of vino with dinner!😁

I'll get a painting done before month's end though
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I have seen the Schuylkill River (but never pronounced it correctly with that proper Philly accent that reshapes vowels) and I remember it being turbulent as well.




I just saw this now! I had a medical appointment today and I was talking to the tech about words around Philly that confused me when I first moved here. I said "The Skoogal" and she just nodded her head and I said I was looking for "the Skuylkill" "The School Kill" and she just looked at me as it had never occurred to her before!


I live a block from the Schuylkill and I've gotten better with saying it, and pronouncing it for tourists. Another prank of the bus drivers here is to let people out where they pronounce and NOT where they really mean but don't know how to pronounce. Apparently there were many Welsh settlers here and vowels are optional!


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I just saw this now! I had a medical appointment today and I was talking to the tech about words around Philly that confused me when I first moved here. I said "The Skoogal" and she just nodded her head and I said I was looking for "the Skuylkill" "The School Kill" and she just looked at me as it had never occurred to her before!


I live a block from the Schuylkill and I've gotten better with saying it, and pronouncing it for tourists. Another prank of the bus drivers here is to let people out where they pronounce and NOT where they really mean but don't know how to pronounce. Apparently there were many Welsh settlers here and vowels are optional!

Sheila


The "Brandywine". Now there's a S.E. Pennsylvania river whose name I can pronounce.
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PS I have finished my painting!!
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My first painting and own composition ....

2nd painting...too busy?

3rd painting....the reference looks much better

C+c welcome. All are A4
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I really like the three! The second seems like a photograph a tourist would take of a town. One would think, "Nothing to see here" but so much to paint!



My favorite being the third with the muted palette.



The first is also good, very good but I'm thinking, "Tight rein on the poor horse! Lighten up! Sit up straight!" and then I realize, you made me think those things!


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This is on a 12 by 12 inch cradled board (over the magic garden to be honest!)
I had a bit of fun adding things as they came up in our discussions this month. And outdoor light rocks!



I see I tilted the photo a bit in my attempt to photograph in the seconds before a thunderstorm. One tree fell right off the board. I'll try for another shot weather permitting.

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Re: MAY 2019 Different Strokes Challenge

Here is mine...I was intending to do this as a landscape with no person but thanks to the challenge this month I forced myself to attempt a person. I don't normally do people as they are a struggle to keep from being cartoonish.i would have done it bigger...but I am out of canvases

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Coals for the Keepers.
St Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny St Mary's (or Bait) Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.
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