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Old 03-30-2018, 10:35 PM
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Nancy, Why did the company you work for prefer watercolors to oils though, drying times?

Just the time that oils take. First I was with an ad agency, and we didn't do a lot of color back then, we needed to be fast, so most of my art was in pencil or ink. I'll never forget making a drawing of a new grocery cart. And with all the interlacing wires, I'm surprised my eyes didn't go bad!

When I took a job as an illustrator at Aircraft Owners in Maryland, I had a lot of fun, because I did watercolor illustrations of faraway places where aviators got to fly. And I was thrilled to meet a member who played Mr. Spock on TV while I was there.

When I came back to Oklahoma, I worked at the newspaper until I retired. It was another hurry up and get it done job, so it was back to ink and pencil. I won a number of awards there, and it felt so good to be back here at home! I suppose you could say that I was in art all my life. It keeps me a lot happier than anything else I could do.
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The meeting went okay. Being new to the group, nearly everything flew over my head, but they said that's okay, I will get the hang of it. Didn't get home until 2 pm and I was pretty exhausted (side trips to Trader Joes and Lowe's). Then Boss from Hell called and I let it go to voicemail and took a 20 minute nap.

He just wanted me to bring the laptop up to his place because he was interviewing a new bookkeeper. For once, I was more than happy to oblige, and run up to him as fast as lightning.

Got back, worked on labels for the witch doctor, caught up on email, and now I am wondering where the day went? Maybe it is waiting for me in my little spot under the fairy lanterns.

Wow, Marcia, you are really going to get to see the last of BFL. Just make sure you change your phone number in case he's not happy with the new bookkeeper!
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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Marcia, sounds like a full and productive day...congrats on the handing off of the laptop!!
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Within the realm of abstraction, the thought of what and why should at least be hinted at in some way. Even more interesting is the idea that a perfectly blank surface would likely be the ultimate question, of what and why with no explanation whatsoever.
Actually, I think the idea of the completely blank canvas hanging on the gallery wall has already been done. It seems there's nothing new under the sun as far as art is concerned.

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...I found out we got approved for a townhouse that we had been waiting to hear a response back from. So right after rearranging, I had to pack it all up and start moving it into the new place.
Delo, let's hope things get better so you'll be able to stick around here in the U.S. When you say you're relocating somewhere in the U.S., and then that you have a new townhouse, does that mean the new place is near where you are now? At any rate, I don't envy you but hope the move goes quickly and smoothly.

Marcia, I have some solar lights like yours that developed a break in the strand so I took them down and I had forgotten how magical they are. Now I absolutely have to repair them or buy a new set as soon as it's warm enough to sit outside. For me, that may mean some time in July! Mine don't shine as bright as yours since my balcony is darker during the day, but oh, they're so lovely! It's great that you've created such a lovely spot for yourself to relax. So is the separation from tBfH all official and complete now? Glad to hear the meeting went well.

Nancy, oh yes, oils are my true love, just like they are for you, although every so often I dabble in something else. The only drawback...well, the only two drawbacks are that they take so darn long to dry, and that they seem to require way more space than anything else. But I forgive them because they're so beautiful.

Marcia and Delo, I agree with you both about how interesting it is to have so many different approaches to, and philosophies of, art here at WC.
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Happy Easter to all of you!

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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Well, I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I guess this works for Caturday too...



Happy Easter Everyone!
and also...


Happy Passover!
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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Decided it was time to get on with it...so stayed up and painted tonight...this one is 5 foot x 4 foot and at the moment has no title...the values and colour are not perfect in the photos but best I can do at least for now.

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few small tweaks...

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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Wow Becca, it never ceases to amaze me how fast you work and with such grace.

Happy Caturday Oilycats!!!

I happened to see this captioned one elsewhere about the same time Annie posted it.




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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Usually, my abstracts are accidents. I did make a few in a class and I am thinking using some for a background. DH says I need more background.
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Thank you Marcia, that is kind of you to say...
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Re: As the Oily Rag Burns..... March 2018

Becca, it's Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden! Beautifully done!

Has anyone noticed that tomorrow is also April Fool's Day as well as Easter Sunday? EEK! I think Passover was last night. Or does it go on through tomorrow, too?
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LOL...thanks Nancy, and it is funny for April Fool's day to be Easter as well....
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