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Old 12-17-2017, 09:10 AM
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Re: Autumn in the Big Bend National Park

Not to get all braggadocious, but Texas has a pretty good flag. Not surprising that something similar developed elsewhere. I feel sorry for the states that have complicated designs like their state seals on their flags. Schoolchildren canít draw them, and they arenít as easy to recognize when they are paraded around.

How are the extra movie location b&ws coming along?

I have about a dozen show-worthy suburban landscapes finished. Thatís enough to use for show proposals. The actual show should have around twenty, depending on the size of the space. They are all pretty small, mostly watercolors and acrylics.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:29 PM
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Re: Autumn in the Big Bend National Park

Robyn:
I have about 65 B&W pieces done now and expect about another 20 to be done by about Christmas day.

The original idea was to do pen & wash of the locations and I did 53 of those. I did not however find every location and am still looking for a few I really want to add.

The B&W watercolors of film stills however have drawn me into additionally doing pieces whose location I have not found. It's so interesting... and a few worked out quite well.

I see on FB that you and david have a new dog. One of ours has developed a bad, bad back and I have been working like a slave trying to get this improved. Gasp.

Suburban pieces... heh. Some day post something.

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Re: Autumn in the Big Bend National Park

In view of the expense of a book maybe a narrated slide show on Youtube would allow you to show your work Dave?

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Best wishes for the recovery of your little dachsie. Of the three we have had, two had back troubles. Both of them recovered with strict bed rest and meds...one of them more than once. It is really hard on the owner, though.

Yes, we got a new dog at Thanksgiving. The other one was just way too bored living with two old folks. Now he has a friend and they play all day. Only a couple of spats so far, over toys. New dog Daphne is a beagle mix, Cooper is a basset mix. I am partial to the hounds.

Doug has a good idea about using YouTube to get your work out.
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Doug & Robyn:
My experience with a slide show on DVD has led me to believe few wish to view art that way. It was a huge amount of work to create the ones I have done and they have had few sales in comparison to my books.

We are keeping the dog as the vet instructed us... on meds and in a crate... well, the bottom of his crate. He has demonstrated bowel and blatter control and stands a little... for a few seconds. He apparently has gotten past the back pain as evidenced by his alertness and activity. Fingers crossed.

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Okay, I'm through with the B&W watercolors. Eighty of them to go with the fifty three pen & washes of the films locations as seen today; almost fifty years later.

Next, I'd like to get onto some watercolors based upon my 2017 photos of BBNP... but... I need to scan and crop and edit the B&W watercolors and may do that first. I expect problems with scans of this art and need to evaluate that situation... and I want to get digital copies of them into a safe place. Heh! It's the Holidays now, I'll worry about that next week.

Our ailing doxie is doing better, bit by bit. That's a welcome gift!

Happy whatever you celebrate, wherever you are.

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Hi Dave, what are your plans for the collection?

Glad to hear the dog is getting better.

Happy Christmas to you and Judy, thanks for the card.

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Doug: First and formost: Thanks for your card. Splendid art work again. We are proud to have it posted up for visitors to see.

Our little dog is improving, slowly. Our fingers are crossed of course.

Black & white watercolors... I scanned a few today and worked the scans up just to see what I'm against. Then I posted in WCs Watercolor forum a new string called: 'Paper moon' - B&W watercolors of the movie. This shows off the project in all it's madness!

Merry.... whatever readers may be celebrating, Dave
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While sorting through my hundreds of photos it occurred to me that I could show how I delt with the heat, wind and dust, (it did not rain).

/\ Paint in the morning was my big rule. I scouted, photographed and hiked later in the day.

/\ I started early and was rewarded with fantastic lighting effects.

/\ As it heated up I took advantage of any shade I could find.

/\ One windy day I retreated to the LaHarmonia store after drawing the picture on site.

/\ I do have an umbrella but always had to fight wind with it. Here it's tied to a road marker.

/\ Here it's tied to my cars back door.
Thats how I delt with sun light, heat and wind. One morning it got very windy and a dust kicked up so that you could hardly see the mountains... I sat in the car and drew.

Gosh, I'm tempted to return.
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It looks rather inhospitable out there Dave.

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Doug:
Wonderful.... really wonderful.... but, those jugs in the back of my car are full of water.
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Okay, having finished my 85 B&W watercolors for a different project I have now taken out my 2017 BBNP photos and started playing with them. Since this is studio work they are posted elsewhere. You can have a look in WC's Watermedia Forum, added onto my string The Big Bend National Park Experience

Comments welcome, Dave

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Really enjoyed looking through this! I like your style.
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Glad I checked in...now to find your various other threads. I enjoyed the BB action shots. An umbrella is such a mixed blessing.

Glad to hear the little dog was improving. I hope he is all back to normal by now.
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