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by Rebecca
Tue May 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Early Snow in Academic Artists Assoc. show
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Early Snow in Academic Artists Assoc. show

...I reframed it after being gently admonished by a juror at the Awagam show, where it won first prize for Oils but raised eyebrows with its homemade wooden frame job, so I had it done professionally... Wait, you just changed the frame after winning 1st place in another show? This would have to be ...
by Rebecca
Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Early Snow in Academic Artists Assoc. show
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Early Snow in Academic Artists Assoc. show

It's a very thoughtful painting. Carefully designed and painted. This should earn their respect, and a prize!
by Rebecca
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson

Hmm. What do I think. Back in the Bay Area, I saw purchase awards go to the biggest piece by the most established and "pricey" of the artists. Purchase prizes seemed to be thinly veiled cheap ways to enhance collections, rather than merit awards. I was also told by a couple people with behind the sc...
by Rebecca
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson

Would you ever alter a painting or paint something for a particular judge's approval? Are you thinking more about what might win as you paint? Do the award choices ever baffle you? Do you ever wonder if awards are doled out to those who have "paid their dues" and newbies must wait their turn? Have y...
by Rebecca
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

In order to improve an already excellent result with my bipod bike parking system for sketching and painting, I opposite-of-avoided further modifications with a new tweak that is less fiddly than the previous method I shared... With this new setup, I place the fully extended bipod over the top of th...
by Rebecca
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson

mdmattin wrote:BTW, I'm sorry to have been neglecting the Forum recently. Doing all of these shows is rewarding, but it's added a whole other rat race factor to my ife, keeping up with deadlines and so on.
That's okay. This would be a good moment to ask what you think of the rat race? Any surprises?
by Rebecca
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

Beautiful blooms! Do you know their names? The juxtaposition of the flowers and parched and cracked earth is very dramatic. As for bike supports, I augment my two pronged kickstand with guy lines and tent pegs - which are in essence widening the base of the triangle and elevating the frame contact ...
by Rebecca
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

I was touring not long time ago with fully loaded bicycles. And trust me ... this is not the proper way to support a loaded touring/cargo bicycle. So it is not my intention to persuade you on this matter... in order to avoid further modifications in the future. I never modified my bike for sturdy s...
by Rebecca
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

I meant something like this https://yubabikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Stand-Alone-2.jpg With such a kind of stand the bicycle is supported on three points. Two on the legs of stand itself and one on the back wheel that is of course the place that is usually loaded. The higher you place the s...
by Rebecca
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Sketching Sachi Ramen Restaurant
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Sketching Sachi Ramen Restaurant

psepheroth wrote:...I use the paper from the restaurant. The kind of paper where they place the bowl of ramen.
It's a thin paper. But that didn't hinder me from using watercolor.
That's a really nice sketch. I love what that paper does. It makes me want to take thin rice paper out for sketching. Maybe I will. Hmmm.
by Rebecca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Re: Sketching as social ceremony
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Sketching as social ceremony

We had another birthday here. This time, I didn't know the birthday girl, except she goes out to paint with the same group I go with. And this year, an incredible surge of Painted Lady butterflies have sprung from the desert sand to feed on nectar and begin a long journey north. They are swarming in...
by Rebecca
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

wow that looks so good. Its funny how we always want to be "somewhere else". If i was in the states i would love to join you on painting escapades. Im just waiting for the weather to cool down here and then to get out. I notice theres been discussion of our deserts, around the features vs non featu...
by Rebecca
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Quick getaways on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Quick getaways on a bike

More on propping the bike. Today I took a splendid ride through what is turning into an extremely rare well advertised megabloom in the desert. We found a back route that the hoards of tourists didn't find. This time I brought my trekking pole and used the dangling wrist strap to hold the bike up wi...
by Rebecca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Unitarian Universalist Parish, Monson

That should win something. Are there prizes? *edit... Oh, yes. Nice prizes. Good luck!*

It's somewhat of a cross between [70%] Corot and [30%] Hopper.
by Rebecca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Off to Snow Camp!
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Off to Snow Camp!

Nice. Tons of questions. For starters,
What equipment would you leave behind next time?
Did your feet get cold? (You probably solved that one some time ago)
Did you feel disconnected from the scenes at first, or did you settle right in? (I often need an adjustment period)
What did you talk about?