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  • #762687

    JC2
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    After a recent trip to St.Georges Basin with Bfishin (Dave) I have started painting this watercolour on Arches paper of the place where Dave caught his biggest bream so far.

    A series of progressive photos of the process may interest some….

    Watercolour can be a fickle medium to use as those who paint with it can relate to . There is a bit of luck involved in every step of the way. Anyway, it is a way of thanking Dave for his hospitality and for taking me fishing in his boat. Still trying to catch that monster trophy flathead from the Basin.

    Majestic Grey Gums.

     

    #762708

    woody-wood
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    Taking shape nicely JC.

    #762732

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    a flat-earther would declare that finished.

     

    nice one,

    shawn

    #762745

    JC2
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    Have been working on the foreground rocks and some detail scrub trees. Plus a little on the Grey Gums.

    The water will be the hardest part and I will leave that until last. Could very easily bugger it up….

    Thanks for the encouragement and will continue on.

    #762819

    jimmyellenberger
    Participant

    Your courage in choosing to work in that medium to start with is damned impressive JC. Your courage in giving us the privilege of watching you do such a piece of this standard is most certainly being appreciated by this household. You must have had an inspiring journey this season!  Keep at it Jeff for it is superb.

    Cheers….Jimmy

    #762823

    JC2
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    Thanks Jimmy.

     

    Cold in Tasmania now?

    #762868

    jimmyellenberger
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    Just the usual storms and tempests. We have had some decent rain and the waters are all looking happy. All beanie’s and Tassie Tuxedo’s around here though. I got caught on a roof by a fast snow squall last weekend, which was an interesting situation…

    Take care and jolly good luck with the next phase of the painting.  Cheers…Jimmy

    #763545

    JC2
    Participant

    Wetted up the bottom of the foreground and ran some indigo blue as a base for the reflected shadow of the bank . Just one quick motion with large brush and paint,  always a hope it works moment.

    Secret is not to play with it…. make the mark and be happy with that. Turned out .

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    #764378

    JC2
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    Back from the framers … double Matt , named, signed and artist mark in the corner. Off to Basin View after Easter.FE55CB95-3870-486E-9D54-B426B9446C4E

    #764455

    jimmyellenberger
    Participant

    That framed up beautifully Jeff. Dave can always give me a call if he cant find anywhere suitable to hang it. We have just the spot.

    Seriously though Jeff… that is  bloody good. It was good of you to share the process with us.

    Cheers mate…. J

    #767380

    JC2
    Participant

    Thanks Jimmy.

    I think Dave will like it and I will get to see it each visit. Always nice to catch up with old paintings and check them out if they are still hanging on the walls. Sometimes you can surprise yourself if you haven’t seen a work for many years.

    #767820

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    gawd damn, that’s good.

    but you should take out the kangaroo.

     

    cheers,

    shawn

    #767833

    Mitta
    Blocked

    . . . but you should take out the kangaroo. . . .

    Jeez . . . bloody sandgropers . . . it’s not a kangaroo, it’s a wombat!

    Marsupials matter Mitta

    . . . I reckon that’s amongst the best I have seen Jeff . . . top effort.

    #768105

    JC2
    Participant

    I am sure there are a few kangaroos and wombats there.

    Always the old black dog sometimes he is obvious sometimes not, that’s just how it is. Since his passing in Dec 2017 he appears in all my landscape painting.

    Still miss that old black dog.

    Shall continue on working up my watercolour sketches from my last trip south.

    Thanks for your support of my art it is a great encouragement to me.

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