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from Upstate New York (NOT the city!!)

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    • Days 263 and 264

      10 hours ago

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      I seem to be in a two-day per post streak....Maybe I should post earlier in the day before I get so tired...


      So-On line research continues as does mental composition trial and error contemplations. 


      Yesterday was my usual day to meet with an artist friend and go paint, which we did. This week we went to the shores of Oneida Lake. 


      There were a bunch of seagulls and geese on the shore

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      There were a few other folks around that day and I tried to capture them (figuratively)

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    • Days 261 and 262

      2 days ago

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      I meant to post yesterday but I had to go the the city to the doctor for some tests and it left me a little worn out...and don't even get me started on all the stuff I did today!


      Art project-wise I have been deciding on themes/topics for the pieces. I think at least one should be Halloween themed so I am debating between something with a skull or scary trees....Research is being done on-line and as usual I am downloading way too many "maybe I can use this" references.   


      I'm also thinking about some kind of animal one that might appeal to the men folk in my area. 


      Finally, as promised, here are the pours I did after coming back from the mountains. 


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      Everybody in the path of a hurrican please stay safe!

    • Days 259 and 260

      4 days ago

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      Back before I went to the Adirondacks I did two pours and happily they dried very much like how they looked when wet. 


      I did a bunch of pours yesterday, which should be dry by tomorrow. 


      I volunteered to demonstrate at my Art Guild's Fall Show with no clear idea of exactly what that would entail.   After thinking about it for most of the day I have decided to show the method I use to do my metal art.  


      Of course no one would be interested in it if I didn't have some pieces in the show! 


      Starting tomorrow I will be experimenting with some new ideas and creating some metal pieces for the show so people will (hopefully) want to learn how I made them. 



      Meanwhile, here are the two pours I did last week. 


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    • Days 251-258

      5 days ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      As I suspected there was little to no internet in the Adirondacks. I was able to sorta keep up with twitter although I know I missed many tweets. 


      I wanted to make this update yesterday but I had to take my car to the garage and the stupid computer decided it HAD to update (and all the crap that goes with it) meaning it was not available all day. 


      Anywhoo-


      The weather was perfect for the days we were there and we spent all day outside everyday. 


      As I said, I do not consider myself either a landscape painter nor a watercolorist. I worked very small and tried several different styles. 


      All of the following were painted outdoors, on site while dealing with bugs, etc.


      Log and rock in foreground with boat in town

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      Views of Racquette Lake from our lodge

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      Racquette Lake from the village with an apple tree

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      Boat houses

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      We visited a conference center camp where all the buildings were log cabins

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      Playing with different styles in the woods

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      Tomorrow's journal will cover today and tomorrow. 

    • Day 250 Befores and Afters

      1 week ago

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      I made some pours this morning that I really, really hope don't change during drying like the ones from yesterday did. 


      So, here are 3 pours from yesterday, first wet, then dry. 


      #1 Wet

      (This wasn't actually a pour, more like a smearing over)

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      #1 Dry

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      #2 Wet

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      #2 Dry (It took me a while to decide this was the dry version)

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      And #3 wet:

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      And #3 Dry

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      Obviously I poured a little more paint on the bottom, but still...


      I was using craft paint with sparkles/glitter in it and I have to say it didn't work at all. I'll probably pour over these canvas boards  in the near future. 


      FYI- I am going to the Adirondacks tomorrow  for a en plein-aire water color workshop and won't be back until late on Thursday. I doubt they have reliable internet up there so I will be making a catch up entry once I come back. 


      Hopefully I'll paint at least one or two decent pieces. I don't really consider myself a watercolorist-I just have fun. 

    • Day 249

      1 week ago

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      I did more pours today and got some photos of them wet to see how much they change when dry, which will hopefully be tomorrow. 


      Meanwhile here are some pics of the earlier stuff. 


      Here's the first pour I did after a long hiatus on pouring-pretty sad

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      I had a bunch of paint left over so I poured on paper and did some dripping. I like this one a lot better. 

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      Finally here's the pour I did using a new formula and technique. I think it came out pretty good 

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    • Day 248

      2 weeks ago

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      Yesterday's pour still has some wet bits so I'll take pictures of it tomorrow. 


      Today I did a new pour, trying a new formula and pour technique. It looked pretty good when I finished-I only hope it still looks good tomorrow morning when I go to check on it. 


      If it still looks good I will do some more pours using the same formular/technique. 

    • Days 246 and 247

      2 weeks ago

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      Over the last two days I have watched some new acrylic pouring technique videos on youtube and I also re-watched some older ones to help me remember what the heck to do. 

      I made a quick pour just to get back into it and remembered that it takes 1-2 days to dry. And it needs to be dry before taking photos because it can change during drying process. 

    • Day 246

      2 weeks ago

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      Today I have been contemplating what the next project will be. I think I will do some more pouring experiments to see if I can find the formula that works for me. 


      Meanwhile-here is a Monarda from my garden

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    • Day 245 Painting

      2 weeks ago

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      It has been wet and dreary all day here in central New York.  If it were any cooler I'd want to spend the day curled up under covers with a book. 


      I did finish the painting however. 


      "...who provides the sun to light the day and the moon and stars to light the night, and who stirs the sea into roaring waves."


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  • Comments (244)

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      3 months ago

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    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      3 months ago

      Always great to see one of my RT friends as the Featured User. Happy FU day!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        Thanks! So honored to be behind you!

    • dooby2016 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold panacelove!

      3 months ago

      Happy FU day!  <3 your art and the fact that you're an amazing person.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        Thanks (not as amazing as YOU!!)

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      3 months ago

      Happy FU! 

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        Thank you!

    • OsageOrange

      3 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        Thanks!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      3 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        Wow! Really? Thank you!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      3 months ago

      Happy FU day to you!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 months ago

        What?,....oh my! 


        Thank you!

    • SirSailorStar

      5 months ago

      Happy Easter!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        5 months ago

        Thank you! Happy Easter to you as well!

    • Myshu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold chupariffic

      6 months ago

      When I got home from RTX this past year and couldn't find the painting of Jenny you gave me, I was too mortified to tell you I lost it! I was really kicking myself all winter long, until our new baby cat went pawing around some luggage and turned it up. Takes a cat to find a cat!


      Now I'm so happy that I get to hang your cat art on my wall! Jenny's never looked better~

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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        6 months ago

        It's amazing how stuff gets lost in luggage only to be found when you're not looking for it!

      • Myshu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold chupariffic

        6 months ago

        No kidding!

    • Greenie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Aristoctopus

      9 months ago

      I got my painting in the mail today! Thank you so much. 

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        9 months ago

        You're welcome!!

    • PandaM66

      10 months ago

      How have you been?! I've missed connecting with you a lot!  I still have your painting on my wall, it means so much to me!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        10 months ago

        I've missed you too!. I'm so glad you still like your painting.


        I took this year off but I'm already planning for next year's project to get me back into the studio.  I had so much fun painting everyone in costumes last year. 

    • LaughingLefou FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Hello there from a fellow Upstate NY RWBY fan! Thought I was the only one! 

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Yay there's TWO of us!!! Are you near Syracuse? 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!  

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you!

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thanks!

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Happy FU!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thanks!

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Hi! How's it going? 'Sup?

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        1 year ago

        Not much, jus' sitting here procrastinating and not doing homework for my classes tomorrow. How about you?

    • Red_Uncle

      1 year ago

      HOW WAS THIS NOT A THING ALREADY?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        I DON'T KNOW!!!

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      1 year ago

      Can people use your art for phone backgrounds? The colors are so pretty

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Sure!...just credit me if anyone asks whose artwork it is please.

      • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

        1 year ago

        Absolutely doll! <3

    • OsageOrange

      2 years ago

      Have you seen Pat's front page? Think it'd be worth your time.

    • SpiderWolve

      2 years ago

      You should paint the entire RT staff and send the studio the portraits.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Good idea! I've been in the process of doing that for the last two years.

    • brittcyo

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with this community and your wonderful self. It's such a joy watching you, even if we don't talk much at all! I hope we can change that!

      - Britt smiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you!! I'm glad you like the artwork!

    • JessVP

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day!! smiley9.gif
      Thanks for being an amazing person and room lead! You are seriously such a creative and talented person! I really hope I'll see you in Austin again next summer!

      Post edited 2/14/15 2:51PM

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I can't wait until RTX!!

    • bystanders FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cool Bean

      2 years ago

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      Hey! Happy Warm and Fuzzies day! It was awesome meeting you at RTX, and you're paintings are extraordinary! I hope to see you again at RTX this year, and hope you have an awesome day! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I hope your day is awesomer!

    • KistyNocturn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaming Cat Girl

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, loving your artwork, it becomes a highlight of my day when I see it in my feed. *hugs* Hopefully I will be able to give you another real hug some day. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • KistyNocturn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaming Cat Girl

        2 years ago

        thank you

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you-I love your cat ears!!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! You are an incredible artist. I love seeing your new works pop up on my feed. Keep on being an amazing person!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I enjoy doing them and I also look forward to seeing everyone's artwork!

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      2 years ago

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      Thank you for all the amazing art you produce for this community. Your pieces are truly amazing and inspirational. They always bring a smile to my face and kick my creativity circuits to push myself! You're an amazing person. Stay awesome! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Alright, an RVB themed card!!!!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

      You are incredibly talented and also rock a lot!
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I've been posting them in various and sundry places!

    • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

      2 years ago

      Your paintings are always a joy to see pop up in my news feed. I still have the one that you painted for me on my book self. It is still so freaking awesome to look at every time! Hope that you have an awesome Valentines Day! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

      • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

        2 years ago

        You are very much welcome! Hope your day was great! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.

        You have a great day too!

    • pennypanda

      2 years ago

      You are an amazing artist and you are so amazing! Have a very warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day!
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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! (LOVE the minions!!!)

    • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

      2 years ago

      Loving these pieces of art that you are doing! 10/10

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I'm glad you like them.

    • Joel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thank you!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        You're welcome!

    • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

      2 years ago

      What's this "signed up 2 years ago"....
      Did you really?

      • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

        2 years ago

        I thought as much.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        My active account is from 2 years ago but I originally signed up in April of 2006, which would be ummm 8 1/2 years ago?

    • LillyBugLove

      2 years ago

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    • SsgSpectre

      2 years ago

      Howdy how are things going so far?

      is that the Halloween painting?
      kinda reminds me of the ghost thing from house on haunted hill... the new one, not the original with Mr. Price

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Understandably

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Well this sucks

      • SsgSpectre

        2 years ago

        yeah... about that....were sending more troops BACK...
        1st Inf Div HQ just went back, and you can bet more are going...

        cant win a war without ground troops, everyone knows this (except Washington..), you need ground troops to occupy what you take to deny it from the enemy, kinda like punching a bucket of water, the air strikes scatter ISIS (the water) but when we stop or pullback they are fluid and just fill back in, we need forces to hold what we punch so that there is less and less for them to stand on.yeah... about that....were sending more troops BACK...
        1st Inf Div HQ just went back, and you can bet more are going...



        Post edited 11/10/14 5:45PM

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        I thought we were OUT of Iraq?!

      • SsgSpectre

        2 years ago

        well its really cool definitely

        things are going ok, the Company that was shipping my car from Germany lost my car.... so... yeah....

        and with the step up to go back to Iraq, just waiting my turn again.

        kinda just sketching a bit to now.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        They are going well, thanks! I hope things are good for you as well.

        Haha, yes I put this up for Halloween and now I've gotten used to it!

    • JohnCasey35

      2 years ago

      Out if curiosity how much woulod it cost for you to send me the painting you did of me smiley10.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        It's a 12x12 so $35 plus postage should do it.

    • edwin

      2 years ago

      Holy shit, we share a birthday!

      • edwin

        2 years ago

        And Daniel Tosh!

        Who seems much lesser compared to those three, but still true!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Along with JFK , Bob Hope and Patrick Henry!

    • DCLaxer06

      3 years ago

      Aww you liked my Ice bucket challenge :3 thank you

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      3 years ago

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      Finally got around to packing a picture of your amazing jewelry smiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Just realized I never thanked you for this-plus you look amazing!
        So glad you like the jewelry!

    • Dane FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thanks for painting me! It looks great! Would you mind if I re-posted it (crediting you of course) so I can make it my profile picture for awhile?

      • Dane FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Pshhh, no worries at all! You had your trip to go to, definitely worth it!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Sure! Sorry it took so long. I'm glad you like it.

    • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thanks for putting me on to Seventh Son, finally got around to reading it, and I'm 1/3 through the first one and can't put it down!

      • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        If anyone asks -- I totally didn't lock myself in my office and read it for 2 more hours after lunch.0= )

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        It's a good read, isn't it? Now you've got me in the mood to re-read it!

    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      You're going to be on the community artists panel? That's awesome
      Can't wait for it smiley0.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thank you! I'm very excited about it myself. I'm looking forward to it.

    • Neptunium FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Wolf

      3 years ago

      All your art is awesome! Great work :)

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      3 years ago

      What exactly goes into your style? What form do you use to get your works to look like they do?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thanks! Yes, they're all physical with the exception of a couple of digital ones of RT staff.

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        3 years ago

        All those portraits are physical media? Wow, impressive work I must say.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Hi, thanks for the question!

        I work almost entirely in physical media, especially for portraits (although I do some digital for non-portraits)

        I start by preparing a support. Lately I've been using mat-board. Preparation consists of doing random stuff to it. I might use paint spritzers, collage, layer multiple stencils, smear leftover paint or anything else I feel like doing including combinations of all of the above. Sometimes I have a color scheme I want to use.

        When it comes time to paint a portrait I go through the already prepared supports and pick one or prepare a new one specifically for that portrait if none of them appeal to me on that particular day.

        Right now I'm using acrylic paint or other water media although I also work in oils.

    • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

      3 years ago

      Hey pretty lady! I'm helping out a new person to the site and she has questions about the art forums that I can't answer. Would you be able to help her? She's LucyRogers on the site.

    • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day! I hope you have a fantastic day! smiley1.gifsmiley12.gif
      You are one freaking awesome artist, keep on kicking ass! smiley13.gif

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    • drew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Duckster

      3 years ago

      you and your art are both pretty badass so...
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    • bystanders FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cool Bean

      3 years ago

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      You are one of the most talented artists I've ever met, keep up the great work! I look forward to each piece, and Happy Valentines Day! smiley12.gif

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Sherri
      Your art always really speaks to me, and I am still incredibly flattered that you decided to make me the subject of one of your pieces. I can't wait to see what amazing work you'll be putting out in the future!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day love!

      I'm so lucky to have such a lovely, beautiful and talented friend! I hope you have a fantastic day! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Happy valentines day

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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Aww..THANK YOU!

  • Questions answered by SailorGirl81

    Draw everyday. Draw quickly. Don't expect every drawing to be a masterpiece, most of them will be awful. Learn from what doesn't work. Draw anything and everything.

    I think by foot and by watercraft as there are a lot more waterways than there are rail road tracks. That would allow me access to more places without have to walk so far. But if I wanted to only travel from city to city I'd definitely go by train and by foot.

    Totally didn't see the question so sorry for the very late response.

    Man, so many memories it's hard to pick a favorite one....maybe sitting on the flight deck at the front of the carrier with my legs dangling over the bow as we finished transiting the Suez Canal north and re-entered the Med after a very long, hot time in the Persian Gulf.

    Well my profile picture is a little different. It's a digital combination of two paintings I did. One is an abstract (the orange and purple bits) and one an un-self portrait of me in a burnoose. I call it a un-self portrait because the instructor made me do a self portrait and I didn't want to so I took my glasses off, wrapped my head and face in the burnoose and looked in a mirror and painted away blurry vision and all. It actually came out pretty good.

    Unless your'e asking about the holiday one in which case Christmas!

    It's still Red Vs Blue.


    I'm enjoying RWBY (although I'm not as emotionally invested in it as some people). I like the Let's Plays in Achievement Hunter (GTA and Minecraft particularly). Oh, and RTAA, I LOVE what Jordan does with deceptively "simple" animation.

    Good question! I definitely plan the more complicated paintings and think about how I'm going to go about the process and how I want the finished piece to look. For one person portraits I'm more spontaneous and open to happy accidents.