Social distancing with my easel

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There really are many talented people in this group and I appreciate their sharing with other, less talented people - like me. :)

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Finally varnished my latest paintings and installed them in the frames. I had posted a picture of one of these earlier.

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These are both great John!
I really like the second one.

Nicely done.

Nice frames too!
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Thanks Matt I was pleased with the way the paintings turned out. I build the frames myself out of poplar and then just paint them. I have gone from using canvases to using thin MDF which I buy and then cut down to the size I want to paint. I then prime them on all sides and edges with gesso and sand smooth. Provides a much smoother surface to paint on.
I have been doing some more colored pencil sketches of flies, did the last batch for a fellow angler who requested some sketches of flies. That was fun as he had some flies that I would normally not have chosen to sketch so it tested my sketching ability.

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Did another colored pencil sketch of an Atlantic Salmon, after I purchased a larger set of pencils. It has been fun trying out the colored pencil. I’m not sure if I’m going to leave it as it is or sketch in some background color. It turned out pretty good or at least I’m pleased with it.
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Nicely done John!
love the detail work on the scales.

Here's a riverscape I did a couple of weeks ago. I was going for a more of abstract look. Trying to force myself to loosen up my brush strokes.

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Thanks yes the scales are my least favorite part as they can be quite tedious. I need to try the same as you on some of my landscapes, a little looser and not so detailed. Your landscape turned out well.

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Hi, McHull

Its a really good effect of colors and lights.

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A few more riverscapes from reference photos of a pre-covid fishing trip to the Adirondacks. Can't wait to go back.
Happy New Year Everyone!
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Matt

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Absolutely FUN!!!

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Very cool. Thanks for sharing

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Finishing up an Arctic tern painting.

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