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  2. House on a Hill

    On top of being good, that is a well compositioned painting.   It uses the rule of thirds quite well and the play between light and dark moves the eye around the whole painting letting the viewer notice all the details.  Well done!
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  4. What are you up to today? This week?

    The current theory is that the Red Tide is a virus; frightening to think it's borne by that Saharan dust!
  5. Help! =( Frustrated with linfield

    Or it's another Bismuth Palace.
  6. Help! =( Frustrated with linfield

    My theory is to paint it a color that compliments the room it will be residing in. You want it to be an accessory to the room, not a huge pink elephant (unless of course, it’s in a child’s pink room).
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    It completely destroyed the west coast’s economy in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer as it stuck around for months. There are fish dead zones in the Gulf now. Depending on the winds and Atlantic currents it should move along in a few days. There are a number of theories as to what is causing it, I truly believe the Saharan Dust that has been so prevalent this year is a major contributor. The Virgin Islands have been hit hard with the Red Tide and the Saharan Dust this year, also.
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    What a repugnant greeting  for a visitor expecting lovely weather for a beach holiday. Does the red tide tend to move on fairly rapidly or does it hang around? 
  9. Evening retreat

    I love all your lighting effects. 
  10. Front view

    This is a really cool house I love what you have done.   
  11. Help! =( Frustrated with linfield

    Hang in there the decorating fun is still to come 
  12. What are you up to today? This week?

    My niece from England had been looking forward to staying at my Vero Beach cottage since March. Unfortunately, the Red Tide has invaded our beach and it is closed for the next 2 to 10 days. My neighbors are telling me that the smell of dead fish and respiratory irritation is awful! I’m hoping it moves on before she arrives on Monday.
  13. What's everyone working on?

    @Lita Thank you for this information. I have seen something like it at Michael's and wondered about it.
  14. What's everyone working on?

    There are a number of You Tube videos demonstrating how they work and comparing the different pens. I bought the 3 Doodler Create because it was affordable and lightweight. It will accept 2 different types of plastic that melt at different temperatures, but I think there are 3 main types of plastic that are used in different 3D pens. The downside of this pen is you have to use their brand of plastic, while other pens will accept more than one brand so you can buy it in big spools that last forever. Some brands have more tips and other accessories.
  15. House on a Hill

    Beautiful job! Sounds like a fun night too.
  16. Ready to paint and imbibe!

    This sounds like so much fun! Love your painting  
  17. What are you up to today? This week?

    Happy Dance for Jeremy 
  18. House on a Hill

    Great idea. I have a good friend who loves doing Paint Night and I love it two. I make the big painting but come home and will make a small one of the ones I like. Now I have a lot of big paintings I don’t need. Great idea to just take the small canvas that night.  Your painting is adorable. 
  19. Zen garden

    I love this garden design!   Beautiful work.
  20. Night time

    So awesome.    Adding light makes a mini house magical.
  21. House on a Hill

    From the album Happy Halloween!

    A friend invited me to a Paint Nite event at a local restaurant.  From the link here, you can see the Halloween themed painting the artist and host Sarah Benkin would be teaching.  I had never been to one of these, but painting a haunted house and having a cocktail sounded like a lovely way to spend a school night.   Of course, I brought three mini sized canvases instead of using the provided canvas.  The mini canvases were made using textured note cards glued to mat board with spray adhesive and then coated with white acrylic.  I taped the three mini canvases to a scrap of plywood to have something to use as an easel. I attempted the smallest of the three canvases first, but I had a hard time making circular motions that small.  My moon was a messy, light blue oval, so I scrapped that and moved on to the medium one.  I skipped the cats in my painting and made the fence and grass more moonlit.  I thought bright white images would detract from the house in my small scale.  I had a lot of fun and could see myself packing mini canvases and attending more of these in the future.

    © brae oktober

  22. Ready to paint and imbibe!

    From the album Happy Halloween!

    A friend invited me to a Paint Nite event at a local restaurant.  From the link here, you can see the Halloween themed painting the artist and host Sarah Benkin would be teaching.  I had never been to one of these, but painting a haunted house and having a cocktail sounded like a lovely way to spend a school night.   Of course, I brought three mini sized canvases instead of using the provided canvas.  The mini canvases were made using textured note cards glued to mat board with spray adhesive and then coated with white acrylic.  I taped the three mini canvases to a scrap of plywood to have something to use as an easel.  I'm ready to paint, with a Scotch chaser.

    © brae oktober

  23. What are you up to today? This week?

    Let's all join hands in a happy dance for Jeremy!
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    Congratulations!
  25. Help! =( Frustrated with linfield

    Here's a pic of the front of it so far. I still have no idea what colour i'm going to paint it... heh  
  26. Help! =( Frustrated with linfield

    i tried to take it out and didn't want to budge.. oh well.. i guess it will unique heh
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    The Visalian is a very cool house. I have it in half-scale and quarter-scale.  
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