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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by LGOberean, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    Nice paintings! Do not forget Larry, when she finishes the one of you with your guitar from the photo above, we want to see.
     
  2. Lost_N_Austin

    Lost_N_Austin Friend of Leo's

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    Corpus Christi, TX? Got any Beach or Ocean or boardwalk pictures in the pipeline?
    Corpus Christi.jpg
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  3. littlebadboy

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    Very beautiful! I mean it.
     
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    There ya go!! That's the answer. And we don't even need "every damn" person...just most people doing what they love, what has meaning for them beyond survival and on into thriving. That would change everything.

    I spoke on the phone with a friend today who's brother works at a large human resources type place in Australia. As a result of the current global situation there's a lot of dealing with people who have been laid off and reshuffled etc. What he told me was that his brother's firm approached 900 employees about their willingness to return to working from the office/workplace as opposed to home and then he asked me how many did I guess were willing to do so. I guessed maybe a couple hundred. The actual number?.....33 people.

    I said to my friend that that is a very clear symptom of the level of discontent with how systems have been organized without our consent or input and without the humanity element considered and then people are simply forced to conform (we call that 'education') to a design that does not, in many respects, meet any of our basic emotional needs. And we wonder why mental health issues that display as addictions (drugs, booze, porn, food, work etc.) and anxiety and depression are rampant. Big mystery....pfffft.
     
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  5. Festofish

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    I really dig Rainy day people!
     
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    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    My wife does sketching and water colors, mostly detailed botanical drawings. Whenever she hesitates to buy new materials I encourage her to go ahead and get what she needs. She will laugh and figures it makes my next gear purchase easier:twisted::lol:
     
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  7. FenderGyrl

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    Rainy Day People is fantastic.

    A great painting will draw you in.
    Her subject matter is also translated to her use of texture.
    The way that the painting looks as if it too was out in the rain and the colors began to run ... Simply Genius.

    Her color pallet is wonderful.
    The bright yellow hinting at the sun beginning to break thru, the grays seeming to be washed off the canvas... Impressive. She actually captured motion.

    Kudos to her. I would gladly purchase and display her work.
    FG
     
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  8. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

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    My wife majored in fine arts/painting. She doesn't paint. :(
     
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  9. Bryan A

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    I think all 4 of them are fantastic. And I wouldn’t say she “copied” the rainy day people one, more like “inspired by”. I like your wife’s version better than the one in the links.
     
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    O.M.F.G!
     
  11. LGOberean

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    About the many comments regarding "Rainy Day People" (apologies to Gordon Lightfoot), I didn't know that the inspiriation for my wife's painting was an existing one. But her copying it wasn't a paint by the numbers thing, but trying her hand at it and learning from it.

    Maybe I should have checked with her before choosing pics to post here, but I just went with what I had in my computer that I could share without images bringing up subjects that could get controversial.

    And also in my defense, my wife wasn't readily available at all times today to answer questions. She was in midwife mode today. She took care of some of the business side of things, and also backed up one of her staff midwives (whom she trained to be a midwife) at a birth at the birth center.

    (Baby's out, baby's fine, couple elated. And no, I was nowhere near the birth scene. What woman would want Uncle Si Robertson hanging around while she's pushing out her papoose?)
     
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    Well done! First thought that came to mind was recollections of the "Saturday Evening Post" Norman Rockwell paintings (especially "Flight Over Texas").
     
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  13. telemnemonics

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    Now and then I post a pic of one of my wife's paintings on here.
    I seldom ask first and probably should!
    Some she gave me as gifts, and I've even bought a couple that I really wanted to keep around but had no gifting day coming up.
    Seems like a good idea to ask before posting, but I'm a slow learner!

    Obviously we love our wives and our intentions are good....
     
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    My boss' fiance was a Navy sub engineer and now works at the Seabrook nuclear power plant.

    He really loves engineering, yet he really hates his job.
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I like here work she seems to paint in style that I seem to recognize, but what do I know I can screw up painting the kitchen.
     
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    Beautiful tele. Love the strap, too. Have a partscaster tele with a leather pickguard along the same sorts of lines.
     
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    Love the 'rainy day people' your good lady is very talented.
     
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  18. telestratosonic

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    Wow! I wasn't expecting this - the top three in particular. I'll apologize right now as well. When you said that your wife painted, I was not expecting this level of skill or to see people as the subjects. 'Tree Tops in the Natchez Trace' is excellent in its own right though.

    I am not a painter. I used to think about doing some painting but having known artists, I know that there's more to painting than buying some paints and canvases. There's something called 'passion'. Like your wife, all of the artists I've known had 'passion'. 'Passion' is what separates the 'hobbyists' and 'dabblers' from the 'real' artists.

    A big 'thumbs up' from me!
     
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  19. Mike SS

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    120668158_1750966235053189_8663183653672112080_n.jpg Although Mrs. SS is an actual artist, her greatest and favorite canvas is our house. Her most recent finished work is our front door.
     
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    Ummm, your wife has serious talent. Bravo.
     
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