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Finished this pastel painting today (Original Post) LiberalLoner Aug 2022 OP
Beautiful...love the colors. Enter stage left Aug 2022 #1
Indeed. Almost tie dye. Begs for mushrooms. WheelWalker Aug 2022 #2
LOL thank you! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #37
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #36
Gorgeous. I love the colors and the composition. Jade Fox Aug 2022 #3
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #38
underpants Aug 2022 #4
😍 LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #39
If you do make prints available, please let us know... Enter stage left Aug 2022 #5
Thank you so much, 😍 I would like to offer you and everyone else here the right LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #40
Thank you, that's very generous to art lovers everywhere. Enter stage left Aug 2022 #63
🥰 LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #65
That is beautiful. You are very talented. LoisB Aug 2022 #6
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #41
Beautiful! cate94 Aug 2022 #7
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #42
Powerful combination to color Walleye Aug 2022 #8
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #43
Lovely. sinkingfeeling Aug 2022 #9
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #44
Gorgeous light! GPV Aug 2022 #10
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #45
Wonderful looks like Florida before the storm Oppaloopa Aug 2022 #11
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #46
Nice. rubbersole Aug 2022 #12
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #47
Beautiful! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #13
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #48
Oh, that is stunning! PatSeg Aug 2022 #14
Thank you so much for looking! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #49
👍 Joinfortmill Aug 2022 #15
😍 LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #50
Wow! It's breathtaking! Gorgeous! frogmarch Aug 2022 #16
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #52
I can't imagine the joy of being able to do this so well. jmbar2 Aug 2022 #17
Wow, thank you so so much! ❤️ Mostly I am very critical of my own work and get down a lot, tbh. LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #53
It's very beautiful. I'm a left brain analytical engineer and just love right brain creative people iluvtennis Aug 2022 #18
Thank you so so much, and I am in awe of you left brain geniuses! ❤️👏✌️🌹 LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #54
Just lovely. Thank you for sharing. niyad Aug 2022 #19
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #55
Astonishing! Collimator Aug 2022 #20
Thank you so much! I love feedback from a fellow artist most of all, LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #56
Nicely done.. Permanut Aug 2022 #21
Lol thanks! ❤️ I don't feel like I have any talent though, I just refuse to quit is all. LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #57
Well done! Wounded Bear Aug 2022 #22
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #58
Very nice! flying rabbit Aug 2022 #23
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #59
It's not in my house.... COL Mustard Aug 2022 #24
LOL thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #60
wow. lovely. what medium may i ask? thanks . ur so talented . AllaN01Bear Aug 2022 #25
Thank you so much! Soft pastel, on an 8x10 piece of pastel paper. LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #32
Wow! Really beautiful! lucca18 Aug 2022 #26
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #61
Wow! Simply wow. c-rational Aug 2022 #27
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #62
Oh my gosh. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #28
Oh gosh thank you so much! Hope all is well by you! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #64
Twitter can be such a sewer. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #66
Thank you so so so much 🤗🤗🤗🤗a kind word from a friend means everything... LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #69
Beautiful! Duppers Aug 2022 #29
Not yet, but I'm cool with anyone downloading my images and printing off a print, LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #31
Omg! You are the nicest person!! Duppers Aug 2022 #33
😍🤗❤️🌹☮️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #34
And back at ya! Duppers Aug 2022 #35
Beautiful! bif Aug 2022 #30
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #51
Powerful pastels, peacebuzzard Aug 2022 #67
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner Aug 2022 #68
I can smell the salty ocean air! lunatica Sep 2022 #70
Thank YOU so much dear friend, your posts are always pure gems and much appreciated. LiberalLoner Sep 2022 #71
Right back at ya! lunatica Sep 2022 #72
❤️❤️❤️❤️ LiberalLoner Sep 2022 #73
This message was self-deleted by its author LiberalLoner Sep 2022 #74

Enter stage left

(3,441 posts)
5. If you do make prints available, please let us know...
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:14 PM
Aug 2022

I have very little room in the motorhome, but I'd love to have about a 12-18 inch print.

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
40. Thank you so much, 😍 I would like to offer you and everyone else here the right
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 03:58 PM
Aug 2022

To download my image and print and use as you wish. I think copy shops make art quality prints with digital images? I’ve never tried so I’m not sure.

But please feel free to use any of my paintings I post here for prints, screen savers etc. the only thing I ask is for it to be personal use rather than professional or resale.

❤️🌹☮️

jmbar2

(5,059 posts)
17. I can't imagine the joy of being able to do this so well.
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:23 PM
Aug 2022

It's like your brain is it's own beautiful movie. Great talent!

Collimator

(1,649 posts)
20. Astonishing!
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:31 PM
Aug 2022

I'm on the beach being overwhelmed by the color right now.

Wish I could capture reality. My abstracts are colorful, but they look like drug trips. (I don't actually do drugs.)

You have my most heartfelt sympathy regarding the urge to go back and change it. One of the most crucial challenges in any artistic endeavor is knowing when to stop.

Just look at George Lucas and how he keeps tweaking Star Wars.

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
56. Thank you so much! I love feedback from a fellow artist most of all,
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 04:05 PM
Aug 2022

And being able to sympathize with shared challenges! I am sure your work is awesome!

I read somewhere recently that we artists tend to hate our own work because it always looks like we made it and we keep hoping to get to a point where it will look like someone else made it, which just isn’t possible of course.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
28. Oh my gosh.
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 11:15 PM
Aug 2022

This is so beautiful, LL.

I owe you pix of Missoula. I haven’t forgotten. I hope all is well with you.

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
64. Oh gosh thank you so much! Hope all is well by you! ❤️
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 04:09 PM
Aug 2022

To be honest I’ve been being trolled on Twitter and was feeling blue and down on myself but I walked away from there and am starting to feel better now. If I told you who was responsible for the trolling you would never believe it in a million years…

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
66. Twitter can be such a sewer.
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 04:58 PM
Aug 2022

It takes courage to share your work with the world. It takes no personal courage to troll. Stay strong. Keep being you.

ETA: I saw the painting you posted to twitter. It is just beautiful.

Duppers

(28,159 posts)
29. Beautiful!
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 03:51 AM
Aug 2022

Do you sell prints?
(cannot afford paintings, unless they are very inexpensive.)

I have a friend in FL, dying of cancer, who'd love this.

TY for sharing with us.

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
31. Not yet, but I'm cool with anyone downloading my images and printing off a print,
Fri Aug 26, 2022, 09:37 AM
Aug 2022

A lot of printers now let you make really nice prints from digital photos. I’m not picky, as long as someone isn’t trying to sell my work to others, I am happy to let people use my image for personal use, prints, screen savers, etc.

If you feel okay sending me an address, yours or the friend, I will send the original for free. I’d feel really good about doing that random act of kindness. Our world needs more acts like that I think.

It’s small, it’s only 8x10. I’m kind of cheap when it comes to buying paper. I keep telling myself I need to buy some bigger paper and then my paintings would look better, but it’s hard to get out of the habit of not wanting to spend much.

But if you framed it (pastels have to be framed behind glass to prevent smudging as they never “dry” in a sense) you could make it seem bigger. I usually buy an 11x14 frame with an 8x10 mat from Amazon. They don’t cost too much if you don’t get a really super fancy frame.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
70. I can smell the salty ocean air!
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:07 PM
Sep 2022

This reminds me of a vacation I took with a group of college students and spent the entire time on a beach in Mexico in a small town named Zihuatanejo. We camped behind a sand dune on the edge of a jungle in a small bay. It was so hot that one guy in the group would go wild struggling to get out of the tent and then run screaming into the surf to cool down. Eventually all of us followed him.

It was gorgeous there. Our beach was in a half moon shaped bay on the side of a peninsula and we could trek through some jungle to the other side of the jut of land where there were cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From that height we could see Manta Rays swimming under the water close to the cliffs. It was marvelous! I have never forgotten the magical feeling of that place and I’m grateful for the experience. We ate fresh catch of the day in an open space restaurant hut on the beach where we could watch the locals cook freshly caught fish, clams and sea turtles over a makeshift fire. Though I must say I couldn’t bring myself to eat turtle and only ate one clam because when I squeezed some lime on the remaining clams they squirmed! They were supposed to be eaten alive but I was unable to eat any more of them.

Your painting brought it all back to me because that’s how our beach looked because Zihuatanejo is on the West coast of Mexico, a couple of hours drive north along the coast from Acapulco, but not yet a huge tourist center. I can feel the waves washing around my ankles and see the luminescence of our footprints when we walked on the beach at night. It’s another, very magical world!

Thanks so much!

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
71. Thank YOU so much dear friend, your posts are always pure gems and much appreciated.
Tue Sep 13, 2022, 04:10 PM
Sep 2022

Once again for the millionth time I am wishing with all my might we could be neighbors and I could have lunch with you and paint with you and listen to you for hours on end because everything you say is magic…

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