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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 25, 2013 - 01:08am PT
hey there say, all...

wow, finally had a chance to share a few small works that i sent out, in between the larger oils that i am doing...

ol' dial up froze up, and this taking long enough to write a book, :O


so, i grouped them all together... may be hard to see, unless you click on it, but i just can't do this anymore, after this... hard on the ol' body, the longer these mess-ups happen, :O :)

still, ever riding, thankful, into the breeze of the ol' trail here...
:)


but here we go, hopefully.. these were fun to do...
can't post all the separate notes that i had on each pic... so will mention
notes, after, IF THIS takes:

the duck, was on cardboard and glossed, looked too junky to give away ...
the duck, was on cardboard and glossed, looked too junky to give away for gift, thus i kept it... love those wood ducks, :)
Credit: neebee

course, i just realized i FORGOT ONE... :(


well, one more try... this is the owl that ekat's friend photographed,
i painted it and sent it to him:


egg tempera scrub and acrylic...
egg tempera scrub and acrylic...
Credit: neebee



looks like it all took and did not freeze or stall...
whewwww... been here wayyyyy too long, got to go now... :)



*kestrel and wild horses, are bob d'~~~s photography, and he
graceious let me paint them... :)

canoe photo is blackbirds...

sweet cat photo is michelles...

deer and ducks, i drew up...



phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Hi fellow art friends and fiends, I'm in Italy so of course I' having an art immersion.

First day we went to the Palatine Galleries and the Grand Apartments of the Pitti Palace. Wha t a fantastic collection, in a comfortable layout of rooms furnished with other items of daily living. well, people like NApolean lived there so I guess it was daily living for lifestyles of the rich and famoso.

We were not allowed to take photos so I'll have to update when I get home with my favorites. Great collection of Titian.

Today we spent five hours (!) in the Uffizi. Te viewing experience is a bit difficult because of the hoards of big tour groups, each with their own guide lecturing. The museum is in the midst of a much needed expansion/renovation and we got a taste of the new galleries which look to be much improved in terms of the lighting over the current galleries.

My traveling companion is my sister who is an art educator so it was nice for me to be with someone who wants to look as long as I do.

It's really not possible to pick a few favorites from this collection. But I have to say, there was one da Vinci which moved us both to tears, it was so beautiful.

One thing that we found amusing was comparing the beauty or lack thereof, of the various baby Jesus' in all the Madonna and Child paintings ( of which we must have seen 50). Man they painted some ugly babies!

More later...
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Today, Pisa. Spectacular!
Took photos but my Internet speed is too slow to post.
Will update when stateside again...
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Art reports coming in from Italy.
Awesome...
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Hey Bill Mc Kirgan, That second desert painting you like is of the Superstition Mountains looking east from near Apache Junction or just east of there. Cool place to climb and paint!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
hey there say, phylp... wow, italy! say, thanks for the art share, from there, sure can't wait to hear more from you from here, :))




i am working on this now... :)

the yellow circles are where i still have work to do:


circles i am working on, now... :&#41;
circles i am working on, now... :)
Credit: neebee

will post about two more soon... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
hey there say, here is one that was a birthday gift to someone i've known
since i was about 6??


Credit: neebee


Credit: neebee


here is one, but i can't share the lady's face...

(she is 'kind of very well known' though, older now)
*not an actress, though...


it is a gift to her:

Credit: neebee

:)
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 23, 2013 - 01:19am PT
A recent addition. Blitzo photo framed and on the wall:

Yosemite Valley by Blitzo &#40;framed&#41;
Yosemite Valley by Blitzo (framed)
Credit: MisterE


Right next to the 1887 Thomas Moran Yosemite etching from mom:

Credit: MisterE
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 23, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Yesterday - Accademia Museum. My second time seeing the David live, and I'm still awestruck. They have greatly improved this museum from my last visit - there is a lot more art to see, mostly Florentine. The exhibits are now very well curated and add a lot of wonderful historical perspective.

In the late Afternoon we visited the cool rectangular church od Orsanmichele which is located right across the street from our apt. A fantastic choral concert of sacred music was just starting as we arrived. The choir was from Sacramento!

Today we wandered and managed to visit four churches. Santa Croce was amazing!!! We were blown away to see the tombs of Dante, Michaelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, etc. I almost had to physically restrain my art teacher sister from going over the rope to touch Michaelangelo's tomb!

Still cannot get a photo to upload, so photos will be posted upon return.
Phyl
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jun 23, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
If anyone is in the Portland OR area, the World Forestry Center (next to the Zoo) has a nice exhibit of Ansel Adams work. It is a great place to take kids as well.

If you have never seen an actual print by Adams you really haven't seen his work. The actual prints put the calendars, books etc to shame.

Beautiful, luminous prints.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 12:37am PT
ARGHH!! What have I done!

I applied to be included in a pretty competitive juried show held around here annually and, much to my surprise, I got in. Now I need to create 50 6" X 6" works in 50 days.

And I'm 12 days behind because the panels were distributed while I was in Europe!

My theme is
Eastside Sierra Vistas: Route 395 from Bridgeport to Lone Pine

I'm excited about the show, but there goes most of my climbing time for July. Thank God, I have one climbing trip already booked. Now I'm almost regretting applying for this show. I didn't think I'd get in so I didn't think through the impact it would have on getting to the mountains if I did. But it's too good of an opportunity to pass up, art-wise. It's rare for an amateur artist like me to have an opportunity for their work to be shown to such a big audience.

All first world problems (the choice between having time to paint or climb rather than work at McDonalds to pay the rent). So I'm not whining, just a bit freaked out.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jul 3, 2013 - 12:46am PT
New Plein Air Bears 36"x36" Oil on Canvas

Credit: Mtnmun
Plein Air Canyon Bear (At Gay Bentley Gallery, Incline Village)

Credit: Mtnmun
Plein Air Omega Bear (At Pacific Crest Gallery, South Lake Tahoe)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 12, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
hey there say, phylp... wow!! and wow again! that is 'one a day' :)

or, well, for you, two a day, :)) 'til you catch up, :)


say--how are you doing???



well, i'd think only about 4-5 of my stuff is really art-show worthy, :))


well, these are done now:
and send out:


i finally decided to choose these colors, as, it was black and white.....
i finally decided to choose these colors, as, it was black and white...
the ODD shadow, was in the photo, SHE is in front of a BACKDROP... this was a 'postcard' photo from 1933... guadalupe gonzales...
Credit: neebee





you all KNOW these folks, :)


the ol' brush just can't do the tiny 'rope tred' :&#40;   &#40;well, n...
the ol' brush just can't do the tiny 'rope tred' :( (well, not by my hand, :)) it just smears out of shape) ...
Credit: neebee



getting better at these faces, a face at a time, :))
got a ways to go, but i am happy about the adventure...
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 15, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Neebee, those are beautiful! I especially like the one of the woman.

I'm making some progress. I typically paint a first draft just to get something down, and then repaint after looking. Here are my first drafts to date. Some i won't do too much more work on, but some I may end up scrapping completely:

first drafts progress for the 50/50 show
first drafts progress for the 50/50 show
Credit: phylp
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:10am PT
hey there say, phylp... wow, that is progressing! the ones that we do fast, and 'throw down' i never can make up my mind about: i always want to go on and on, into details, :))

THIS is a good way to just 'do it' ... one a day--this project!

i only did two, like that... i want to do more...



here is are two of my 'long term' NOW finally at the finish line...
perhaps one or two more '5-8' hour sessions... not sure...


i balk a bit at the finish line, with portraits, as i perceive i will mess up, :O and hate to lose and refix the faces, :))


but these nature pics, i enjoy the finish getting close... :)
they do not have to resemble anyone, :))



i will have to make myself do some fast art, also, it is inspiring to see it 'unfold before our eyes'... keep it up--your project show will give you joy for the victory!!!
thanks for sharing all the paintings... i like the moon... i used to do a lot of those... and i did clouds and trees, way back, too...
though not much water... i need to practice doing that...


here are the two now...
ALMOST ALMOST DONE:


MORE on the trees and snow, to do--and TOUCH up on the elk...
MORE on the trees and snow, to do--and TOUCH up on the elk...
Credit: neebee


MORE on the cabin, AND the elk, to do... more on the TREES and brush, ...
MORE on the cabin, AND the elk, to do... more on the TREES and brush, near cabin, as well... quite a few hours, still 'til done...
Credit: neebee



:) can't wait, :))




here it is photo shopped...

i could paint it this way, but it seems better to just do it
the real way, ... not sure why... i used to do lots of art designs, before...but then, i did not have many oils... and did lots of acrylilc...



photo shopped... :&#41;
photo shopped... :)
Credit: neebee


photo shopped... :&#41;
photo shopped... :)
Credit: neebee
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Here's my brother's work, ever do this to yourself?
Richard Downs Illustrator
Richard Downs Illustrator
Credit: Charlie D.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 5, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
hey there say, all...

just finished some gifts...

twin buddies, horse...

mom's egret....

and son's birthday gift,
though he may not be into
wanting a painting of his nana, from back in the day...
but SOMEDAY he will be glad of it... :)
*from old black and white photo...

:)


oil...
oil...
Credit: neebee


better view, of the now finished horse...


Credit: neebee


oil...
oil...
Credit: neebee

edit:

oops forgot to put in the finished elk:
wished i had not added the snow to the tree, :O

too late now, :))


oil on canvas, 16 by 20...  with frame...
oil on canvas, 16 by 20... with frame...
Credit: neebee


sometime, art-affect is better than real, :))
i miss the plain brown tree, but all else i am
happy with--usually this does NOT happen, :)

but--you know us artist:
what is the joke:
breaking into the gallery to RETOUCH or fix something ;)
MisterE

climber
Aug 6, 2013 - 01:32am PT


-B. Kliban
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 6, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Last Sattidy I ran into an ottist who crates in would you believe.

He's Richard from Planada. He lives across Hwy 140 from St. John's church.

He's taught his grandchildren all how to drawer.

I enjoyed this visit to his head space, which is mainly filled with chips of wood and salsa and Elmer's.
The yard is a work of art in progress at Richard's.  Ten feet off of H...
The yard is a work of art in progress at Richard's. Ten feet off of Hwy 140 is this gorgeous winged plant taking shape, Richard's eagle.
Credit: mouse from merced
Richard's wolf.
Richard's wolf.
Credit: mouse from merced
I was amazed at all that I saw.  Yew wood be too.
I was amazed at all that I saw. Yew wood be too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Outdoors is the best museum going.  A Drive-In Art Exhibit, sort of.  ...
Outdoors is the best museum going. A Drive-In Art Exhibit, sort of. Front yard fence.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rene, Richard's grandson, a recent grad of Le Grand High, showing the ...
Rene, Richard's grandson, a recent grad of Le Grand High, showing the ropes to me in their front yard, dedicated to free time and fun. A real shady grove next door to a trucking outfit's sterile parking lot. Across from a Catholic church.
Credit: mouse from merced
One of Richard's birds with nest.
One of Richard's birds with nest.
Credit: mouse from merced
A left hand, complete with thumb.
A left hand, complete with thumb.
Credit: mouse from merced
A wheeled brogan.
A wheeled brogan.
Credit: mouse from merced
Hank and Joe Willie.
Hank and Joe Willie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Richard's is not as big as Millis' collection of antler, but respectab...
Richard's is not as big as Millis' collection of antler, but respectable nonetheless. He hasn't any elk antlers, though he has other cool stuff.
Credit: mouse from merced
The University of Oregon Mascot.
The University of Oregon Mascot.
Credit: mouse from merced
The University of California Berkeley Mascot.  He lives in Planada and...
The University of California Berkeley Mascot. He lives in Planada and is not an escapee from Cedar Lodge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Viking.  What's with the football gig, Richard?
Viking. What's with the football gig, Richard?
Credit: mouse from merced
No, not a climbing photo.  Detail of a dragon's neck made from glue an...
No, not a climbing photo. Detail of a dragon's neck made from glue and sawdust and grit.
Credit: mouse from merced
Deer head.  Ron Anderson's 'art of death' is not far from this art of ...
Deer head. Ron Anderson's 'art of death' is not far from this art of Richard's. Just different materials, as I see it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Very nice, very nice, que no?

So Planada is not a dump, just a landfill?

Would it help to know its original name was Geneva?

Thought not...

What if it was called Muskegon?

I liked your confession, neebee-never-satisfied, about wanting to sneak into the gallery... :)
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Sep 6, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Spent 6 weeks in Europe this summer, Milan, Florence, Cortona, Venice,...
Spent 6 weeks in Europe this summer, Milan, Florence, Cortona, Venice, Paris, London and the Lake District... Wow! Loved it. Especially the Corot room in the Louvre. What fun!
Credit: paul roehl
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