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Old 04-18-2017, 08:42 PM   #311
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Booooooo hooooo All the seeds I gathered last fall, dried sorted and scattered were more than likely washed away in an unexpected flood. The ice went out, the river lowered and I thought it done for the Spring thaw then all heck broke loose. North of us, down came the rain, the river swelled, seething in anger took awayith what thy hast cast with mine own hands across it's ripening tapestry.


I hope, somehow, they survived.

If not, I hope your natives take hold downstream somewhere.
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Thanks for the positive intake on that one dear buddy of mine.
Perhaps next year (On our land)... Where nature hopefully wont interfere, Higher up on the slope.
Hopefully in the years to follow, now in their abundance (I hope) they'll reseed the lower areas.

As Is, between the ferns, I noticed a few of the so cherished hot red cardinal flowers, what we used to call the fire flowers.

See Fire flowers: https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...w=1280&bih=933

Oh well...Now THAT didn't work out well showing you now did it! Here's the real deal, the cardinals
https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...rdinal+flowers
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #313
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Thanks for the positive intake on that one dear buddy of mine.
Perhaps next year (On our land)... Where nature hopefully wont interfere, Higher up on the slope.
Hopefully in the years to follow, now in their abundance (I hope) they'll reseed the lower areas.

As Is, between the ferns, I noticed a few of the so cherished hot red cardinal flowers, what we used to call the fire flowers.

See Fire flowers: https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...w=1280&bih=933

Oh well...Now THAT didn't work out well showing you now did it! Here's the real deal, the cardinals
https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...rdinal+flowers
That is the idea...to increase natives and replenish the seed bank.

I still remember seeing a large stand of cardinal flowers in a natural setting for the first time. I hope that you and I both can establish similar stands.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:10 PM   #314
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After completing the leaf painting I began another.
Round one. Wanting to try something entirely different...... I applied a blend of aqua to yellow onto a canvas, let dry and began dropping thinned acrylic paint drops in the ocher,browns and subtle oranges atop to hopefully resemble trees and leaves. Each drop was blew around with a tiny little straw this way and that till it was no longer flow-able. Did that for probably couple of hours with of course...a few drops ending more middle than anticipated. Eventually got to thinking I really ought to stop, thinking to myself...boy oh boy my cheeks, back and neck are probably going to be hurting me tonight!
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Next day I added one birch..... Then another and another till I thought the canvas filled enough. Oooo kind of cool!
An eerie ghostly forest now lay before me.


Next step, I quickly added the darker bark like details to one of the birches to see what they'd look like if I painted them more natural. Naaaa
Didn't like it that way nearly as much as the ghostly images so immediately went about trying to whip it away. NO such luck though in the areas that I had painted first soooo had to add the detail to ALL the birches.

After that...........
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pawprint If I said I love it! you might not believe me...

Oh the ghostly lines, the white frames are the strength of all the rest,

What is hidden in the center, is anybody's guess!

But there is time, as nothing remains the same

Will it remain static, but of course it didn't

The details carefully retouched & blended.

She thought it becomes somehow realistic

Painting cracked bark, the white frames became not ghosts at all,

But alive, almost as noisy as the real life groves

I should laugh and wonder, of all that blowing and arched murmurs

But look at that style! that we love to see in your dried paint of November!
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Laugh and wonder....And wonder you did as I somehow let time slide by.

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Well you can't just have trees floating about so....

(With just a peek at the bark detail)
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Brush and debris from color laden sponges provided the grounding.
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Hey havalotta, did you know that down south here abouts...we have this tree, it is a Sycamore tree, and if you have never seen one, I hope you do one day. For in the fall & winter the scaled bark flies off sometimes in big long pieces...but the cool thing is the tree reveals itself as the leaves have been wind whipped away~~~ as rather stark white, different than your Birch, but kind of fun just the same. I'll try and find a picture tomorrow of one in 'the back yard'.

Love your painting, and the realistic bark is sooooo nice!!! The before shots of the ghost-like suggestive...very cool, but I'm glad ya went further into the woods, I hope you're glad too. Maybe try the ghost-like suggestive one day, on a gourd or pottery, yanno some of those old time pottery designs, their suggestive designs have lasted the test of time, not many can deny their beauty. Can you give us a clue as to how big that painting is?...to me it seems to be large as life itself!

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ps. my sweetie, Destiny...she is working on Christmas ornaments at this very hour, she has been painting little wooden blocks, and various other things...maybe by tomorrow she will let me post a snapshot or two of some of her latest endeavors. Odds and ends-100_3445.jpg Of course I have been creating a drainage ditch of sorts & a outdoor work area thing...I hope to update my Ozarkian wood kiln soon, as the roof of the thing should be ready to come home from the welder's shop, any time now.
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I found a few pixs of the nearby fall Sycamores, these are still pretty small compared to the big ones that tower over & brighten up creek beds around the Ozarks.

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and I even found some peeled barkOdds and ends-100_3450.jpg

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Old 12-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #320
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ps. my sweetie, Destiny...she is working on Christmas ornaments Attachment 45317
Cool How did she create the swirls ? Did she dip it?
I've been wanting to dip some old clay flowerpots. Been saving up the old nail enamel for quite some time but not enough to toy with yet.

Mines approximately 24x30
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