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Old 09-12-2010, 12:06 AM
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Big Sandy Revisited

I painted this originally in Sep. 2002 while sitting in the truck, out of the wind and cold.
I never was happy with the image, so I reworked it today while sitting at the farmers market, under the awning, out of the sprinkles.
I've also painted it in oils. This one is watercolor, approx. 8"x10" on Arches coldpress. The photo seems to read a little darker than IRL.

I'm always dreaming of Wyoming. Hope to make it back out there soon.

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What a beautiful landscape, Todd!
love the mountains, rocks, and great foreground grasses too
Very nice painting indeed, great use of watercolour
Glad you persisted with it
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Beautiful use of watercolor, and a beautiful scene. Wyoming is awesome.
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Re: Big Sandy Revisited

Hi Todd. You must have a good feel for Wyoming if this is any indication. It really does have a Wyoming feel to it. Glad you decided to revisit this painting. Looks great............Lenore
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The wide open spaces of home.
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Very nice, solid watercolor. And I looked at your myspace site and really like those motorcycle tanks. I used to few paint tanks. A long time ago. Doc Jim
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This is an excellent piece, Todd!
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Re: Big Sandy Revisited

Thank you all very much.

In keeping with my Wyoming dreamin', I've started a full sheet watercolor today of Popo Agie Falls waterfall, outside of Lander. I'll post it when I'm done....if it turns out. I've given myself quite the challenge.
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Todd, Really nice painting. Great composition.

I looked at your custom paint work. WOW! You do great work. I really liked the blue dragster, your flame work and the Pro Mod Willys. I started out custom painting as a teenager in the mid 70s and quit in the 80's. I did a lot of murals on vans and custom body work.
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Thanks, Jim.

That's cool and I find it ironic that you are the second person to comment in just this thread about my airbrush work, being that no one has ever mentioned it before since I've been of WC.

Sounds like you and Doc Jim and myself have a lot in common.
I don't really do the custom paint thing anymore...just trying to work on my watercolors and hopefully live a little longer by getting away from all the chemicals.
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Todd, That is part of the reason (health) I quit painting cars. I started pretty young. I took vocational auto body in high school. I would paint a car at school and them go to work and paint another. I remember one day painting 2 cars in lacquer and having a splitting headache for hours even though I had been wearing mask.

I seem to be doing ok now acept I have truble with speling and I have to lok up everything in the dickshunary.

Keep posting your work. This is a great forum to be a part of. Not that great at grammar either. Anyone catch that?

Sorry it is early.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:37 AM
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Ha,ha, that's funny.

Jim, I checked out your website. I must say, very impressive.
Love your use of color, and the subject matter is handled exceptionally well.
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Re: Big Sandy Revisited

Love your painting you got here, Todd! I can feel the crisp air and like your color choices. Is this the Big Sandy on west side of Wind River mountains? Great country out there. I spent many a fall in the Bondurant area, between Pinedale and Jackson. Be lookin forward to your Popo Agie falls painting. I really like Lander as well.

Jim56- thats funny. My family talks like a bunch of hillbillies. It started at a rodeo surrounded by tourists. We started calling each other Pa, Ma and other "non intellectual" verbage just to be goofy and make the tourist think we dropped out of school in the 2nd grade. It stuck and we still talk that way when we're together,just for fun.
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Hi, Todd,

Wow, this is a beautiful landscape! There's such nice depth to it and it really gives a feeling of vast land. Great sky, too!
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Re: Big Sandy Revisited

Thanks, Ron. Yes, this the Big Sandy area on the west side of the Winds. Near South Pass. The vantage point is somewhere along the Sweetwater Gap Rd. into the trailhead at Big Sandy. I don't have a GPS, but maybe I should get one. I can see where it would be cool to locate exactly where a painting was made.

Thanks, Jenna.

For those of you that have followed this thread, here is a teaser of the painting I'm currently working on of Popo Agie Falls.
This is on a full sheet of 300lb. Arches cold press paper. Roughly 22"x30".
I've got a ways to go yet.

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