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A voice from Vancouver! Thanks for the kind remarks. Your area is fabulous to paint!

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Now back from my fourth trip to the Big Bend. I've brought back a lot of pen & ink things to possibly watercolor over. Once I get the art gear sorted back out I'll look at them critically.
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Here are several pen & wash pieces. These were posted as pen & ink drawings in forum: Artwork From Life; Plein Air; Autumn in the Big Bend National Park; pages 66 & 67:

I decided to watercolor these three with pan watercolors. On the first I used a Yasutomo Sum-E set:

The paper is 9x12 inch Strathmore 400, 140CP. It is a view of the Rio Grande river from the terrace of the Falcone Restaurant, Boquillas, Mexico.

Then I used a QOR watercolor set. The same paper. I had made a huge composition error... by sticking that folding sign in the middle of the picture. So I tried to make it kinda vanish:

This is the Boquillas Restaurant, across from Falcones.

Last I used a Reeves watercolor set. I found it had a wonderful warm black. This is a return to the idea of a monochrome picture with just the focal point colored. The paper is 11x15 inch Strathmore 400, 140CP:

This shows is a couple of hikers preparing to walk on the Mule Ears Trail.

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I love the last one particularly Dave, the coloured figures really add punch to the scene/

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I love the Burp one with the fossil and child! Of these new ones, I like the Sum-E set.
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As this has a bit of goache on it and is only half plein-air I'm posting it in this string:

On the afternoon of October 14th I was painting this... a view of the Sierra Del Caballo Muerto from the Dug Out Wells. A man parked his car and talked to me while I worked and eventually I was distracted and we just talked a few moments. I recall telling him that rain was forcast and he nodded towards my subject. In that brief few moments a huge storm had built up. I tried to paint the clouds and ended up ruining the work.

Back in my motel room I scrubbed the sky off and let the paper dry. The storm was huge that night and I sat out watching the lightening for an hour.

Today I borrowed a steam iron from my bride, flattened the painting and repainted the sky. Here it is:


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Good rescue Dave.

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Yes, the repairs are not noticeable and I really like the extra ones.
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Linda, Doug & Kay: Thanks for the kind remarks!

Robyn: Another possible 'new' thing to paint while you and David are in BBNP that I've come to know about. Two miles East of the Panther Junction is a dirt road marked 'K-Bar' and this leads to a couple of roadside campsites. But, there is a desert research station in an old house and the view over its roof would be of the Chisos. It is possible the house dates to the time when this was a farm... before the park was formed. Painting this building and the mountains could be pretty interesting and if not... the first K-Bar camp site, (beyond the house) offers good views to paint. You can see this on Google Earth.

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Re: The Big Bend National Park experience

Nice to see these! Like Doug, I particularly like the monochrome with the spot color. Thatís a nice rescue on the storm clouds in the most recent one, too.

You know, that big old sign in the middle doesnít bother me a bit. Youíve successfully directed attention elsewhere.

We are looking forward to our trip and Iíll put your suggestion in my notes. I havenít seen that building yet.
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...393664&page=68

The jump above will take you to pages 68 & 69 of the string "Autumn in the Big Bend National Park" where Robyn has posted her BBNP 2018 art.
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Art "always" looks better in a frame...



... unless there are a lot of colorful people reflected in the glazing !

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Today Iím struck with your ability to not get carried away with distracting detail. More rock texture or water details would have detracted from the picture.

It did frame up nicely!
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Hi Robyn:

Nothing fancy. That's a plain vanilla Blick photo frame with a store bought matt instead of the black one it came with.

Detail... I follow Bob Wades advice... just in the immediate focus/subject.

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