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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Scatty - That is so restful looking. Want to sit under one of those trees and just stare out. So peaceful. Love it.

Pine Cone - not much to tell I have 2 brothers, both now deceased, the oldest was in finance and the other was in the monastery for 17-18 years as a religious Brother. He left after that and worked at a Catholic university in upstate New York in charge of facility operations and maintenance. I was in a minor seminary for 4 years. Mainly influenced by visiting my brother but after 4 years I accepted the fact that I did not have a vocation for the priesthood. I did get an amazing education.

Here is today’s update. I added HB graphite and am mainly trying to find the darkest darks.



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Jo, lovely wildflowers and those colors really make them stand out! Glad you included the names of the artists who created those works. You've talked about them in the past.

Joe, wonderful detail on the sketch of the cross from the rosary! I would think that you really got a good education in the seminary...and then off to the navy? I have a wooden rosary that belonged to my dad which I treasure.

Kat, what a lovely scene for plein air.

1 - soft rhodie blossoms - watercolors
2 - pretty flowers - watercolors
3 - tall lamp post
4 - short fire hydrant
5 - quadrilaterals (windows)
6 - hard bricks
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Scatty, such a beautiful scene. I would sit on your steps, too. Well done.

Joe, just beautiful. Great detail. Wow.

Joan the flowers are lovely. Perfect corner to find for the items. You do buildings so well. Well done. We have more nail shops and Mexican restaurants than anything else in Bastrop. Ha.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Wow... fantastic works...so stunning guys: Jo, Joe, Scatty, Joan...

I will be away for a few days... hope to have some sketches to share once I return. Cheers.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Joan - the flowers are so delicate. Beautiful. Nice collection of items in landscape. Between seminary and Navy was almost 3 years at St John ‘s U. Rosaries often become family keepsakes. Thanks for encouraging words.

Jo - Thank you for taking time out from all you have going on to stop and comment. Thanks.

Air - Enjoy time away. Look forward to paintings and photos of your time away.

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

thanks peeps...
Joe, the rosary is looking brill, super job...
Joan, fab watercolours, esp love the rhododendron, beautiful...
Ai, have a good time...
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Thanks Scatty

Added some 4H and H shading. Cherubs look to be biggest challenge at moment.



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Joe, looking good, you've certainly mastered the graphite thing...

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3. short. Perspective's a bit of, but I love these vases, happy I got to painting them. Both charity shop buys... Watercolour A5... and a pretty rainbow curtesy of one of my hanging crystals...



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Scatty — A beautiful scene, the loveliest of landscapes. I could enjoy this for hours and time would stop. Your vases are beautiful as well.

Joe — Your poignant cross has so much weight to it, bringing this tragedy and suffering out of history and into our hearts. Thank you again for sharing this WIP and for telling us of your family and life. I look forward to the next installment.

Joan — Beautiful flowers and amazing corner. I've been back to explore the corner several times. Love the contrasts between the different bricks, and with the different window types, and with the storefront. Fascinating place!

Joe, Jo, and Joan — All of you have mentioned rosaries and the significant meaning they have had in your lives, and among your family members. But I grew up with little knowledge of world religions. All I know of the rosary is hearing the phrase "saying the rosary" (perhaps in novels?). So I'm not sure what "rosary" really even means. Would any of you be willing to help me understand this poignant part of your lives and faiths and families?
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Jo, thanks so much!

Ai, l've been enjoying your posts and sketches while you're away.

Joe, many thanks. Love how the shading brings the details alive on the cross.

Kat, thank you. Great large and small vases. Good shading on your statue...he's so cute!

Pine Cone, thanks!!

Today the NYC Urban Sketchers sketched at Fleet Week. There were various ships in port that you could tour...or in our case sketch. Joe, I hope these bring back good memories of your days in the navy.

This first sketch is of a Canadian ship, Glace Bay. Her crew came and checked out our sketches. They were so nice!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

I don't know the name of this ship...but it was big!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Scatty - Shading in watercolor takes lots of patience and practice, you do it well. At first I thought you painted the rainbow circles and my jaw dropped. The Buddha underlines my comment on shading. Beautifully done.

Joan - Seeing lots of targets does bring back a few memories. The ship you painted so beautifully is the USS NEW YORK. It is an amphibious transport ship but I always find her stacks a reminder if the twin towers. They used some salvaged steel from the Towers in her construction. The Glace Bay is flying a Royal Canadian Navy Flag so pretty sure it is a Canadian warship.

Here is a photo of the USS NEW YORK so everyone can see how excellent you painted it and see detail you captured.


Pine Cone. - A rosary has various uses and ways to be used. Probably the simplest is using it to count the repetition of prayers.
It can also be used to meditate on Mysteries of faith. There are 4 sets of Mysteries, each with 5 mysteries of faith to contemplate. They are titled Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous.
If you want to know more here are links on history and how to pray it
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary
https://catholic-link.org/pray-rosary-visual-guide/

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #588 20 - 28 May 2019

Joe, the crucifix is so beautiful. Applause. Great progress! Thanks for the photo of the USS New York. And about the rosary, I have forgotten most of that.

Scatty, the bottles are precious. As is the Buddha. Love your sketches.

Joan, the Glace Bay is such a beautiful sketch with the flags and folks. So nice. The flower stand is such a nice spring scene, makes me want flowers and I just let them die. The ship is wonderful with the detail on the wharf, too. Super job!

Its been in the mid 90s here but it was nice on the porch this morning so coffee and sketching out there. No, I didn't have any wine this early. Tempting, though. In the big book with the Prismacolor 03.

Number 3, tall and Number 4, short.

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