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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Dutchy » 08 Dec 2015 16:35

Once been to Florida in our European winter, celebrated newyear there with a dip in the ocean at midnight, the days were so hot, you were happy to drive around all day in that air conditioned car, there was ice on the windshield due to me turning it up to max. and the humidity outside
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by snork » 08 Dec 2015 18:26

About two weeks ago we had some early surprise snow - it started in the morning and snowed until early afternoon.
By the evening all the snow had vanished again.
Then it got really cold.

But today I am having the small side-window open all day, that's how warm it is - 14/15°C, and hardly any wind.
For december this is most unusual.
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by mugs » 08 Dec 2015 19:51

looks like it will be another one of those winter's, Dutchy! Time for a return trip? :D
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Hitsumei » 10 Dec 2015 04:31

Pat, I'm happy to hear that you're painting Christmas cards. :)

As for me, I went through my final, where I did my best. It was a very challenging class, and I want to pass that class.

It's getting colder in the DC area, but for now it doesn't compare to the last two years.

I do have an affinity for warm weather, I will admit that. :D
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2015 04:46

I know you don't need a "good luck on your test" Hits - you did great, I'm sure of it! Yes, I'm about finished with the cards - I painted 4 of them. Now I'll see about posting pics of them. Send some of that cooler weather down here!
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2015 21:41

well, 3 turned out ok - so here are the pics (at my age it's hard to hold my phone steady while I click the camera button - so the pics are not great):
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Gerty » 10 Dec 2015 22:37

Looking terrific Pat :)
at my age it's hard to hold my phone steady while I click the camera button
At your age,.... grrr I know people that are 16 years old and have the same problem so...... :-P
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Marksdad » 10 Dec 2015 23:10

They look lovely,Pat. Is the second one based on a real location?

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Re: Good Evening December

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2015 23:19

Thank you very much! Yes, Ian, I'm sure that middle one is a real location, but I can't tell you where it is. I get these pics off the internet and out of watercolor books.
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by snork » 10 Dec 2015 23:24

Wow, nice. :-o

Me, too I like the middle one most. :)

edit - wait. The more I look at it, the more I like the third one.
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by bene » 11 Dec 2015 01:52

beautiful, Pat
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by mugs » 11 Dec 2015 02:04

thank you guys - it's a hobby I really enjoy! :xmastree: :pressies: :xmas:
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Scottie » 11 Dec 2015 04:43

I like the middle one most. The First reminds me to the Paintings by Bob Ross :)
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Jay » 11 Dec 2015 11:15

Pat, those are absolutely lovely. Watercolour was always my favourite medium, but I haven't done any for a long time and I was never as good as you in any case.

Know what you mean about getting shakier too, unfortunately. :D
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Re: Good Evening December

Post by Hitsumei » 12 Dec 2015 22:25

I love your Christmas cards, Pat. I love the snowy landscapes and how the homes evoke places of shelter and warmth from the bitter cold. :nice:

I had an incredible driving adventure today between the highway and city roads, and got a little chestnut-flavored Christmas log from a French bakery.

Thank you for the encouragements, it makes me more optimistic about the results of my final. The challenging classes I've had to deal with are showing me the importance of staying motivated when things get hard, and asking for help. Once I learn my final grade and my admissions decision, then I'll start working on more word math problems in order to improve my quantitative problem-solving skills.
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