Your Watercolour Paintings › Texas mountains
December 3, 2018 at 05:03 #97332
First of all where is everybody? Seem like after site separate in 2 parts everything slowly died out here. Maybe someone can explain something please. Anyways. Let’s all make effort to make it come back. It use to be a. I’ll place to visit and now it’s always something that’s days or weeks old. Where’s Robert, Annette, Brian, Ann, Peter, Carol, Brad, Mark, Debbie, Patrick? Where the hell are all you guys?
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December 3, 2018 at 10:44 #97334
I’ve been wondering the same thing.
I really like this painting! There’s a great sense of distance, and all the values and colors work well together. It conveys such an empty, peaceful feeling.
December 3, 2018 at 17:49 #97340
Thanks Paula. Do you know anything about other web site that Martin has? How’s situation there? I never took place in challenge painting part so I didn’t join his site.
December 3, 2018 at 14:12 #97335
Alex, I really like your painting! It’s nice and loose and the colors you’ve chosen work really well.
A couple months (?) after the sudden slowdown, this site did pick up quite a bit. Many new members joined and former members returned. There were several posts everyday. This is is just a theory but I think people come and go and return again because sometimes life gets crazy. That’s the case for me anyway…sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day to paint plus post it and comment on other’s posts. (And I don’t like to post without taking time to look at and comment on others’ work). Actually I haven’t posted many paintings lately, but I have tried to keep up commenting on others’.
I think the current slowdown could be due to the holidays, plus this is the time of year for viruses. Some of the people you listed have been posting comments and/or paintings just within the last few weeks.
Anyway, I could be totally wrong about these possible reasons but, for me, at least, everyday life is busy. Also, sometimes I have to take a break from getting on here and posting anything because I don’t do any social media so I’m not used to interacting (even indirectly in a forum) with so many different people. It’s just not my thing. But I do enjoy seeing all the different artwork and I do want to encourage people, I just can’t do it all the time. Maybe some other peoole are like that, too. And maybe some people lack the confidence to post their work. There are currently so many different people who log on here (many don’t post anything but I’ve nothing against them, I’ve done that, too!), that I’ve lost the desire to post my work. It’s like stage fright. But that’s ok, I like to try to encourage others. I do try to set aside time to paint several times a week though that’s not always easy.
So Alex, keep posting and I think you’ll find after the holidays, things may pick back up again. I enjoy seeing your paintings! 😀
December 3, 2018 at 17:52 #97341
Thanks Lora! Pure watercolors is actually only social place online I visit. Good to see your dedication. Thank you!
December 3, 2018 at 14:15 #97336
Moving House Alex so very very busy. But i often come on and comment
Take time to look and make sure you see.
December 3, 2018 at 17:47 #97339
Just keep coming in Brad. I’m busy with my 1yo son. And on top of it me my wife and son only relatives in the country so unfortunately we don’t get any help at all. Free time took whole different definition in our lifes.
December 3, 2018 at 21:58 #97345
I have gone to Martin’s site a few times and posted/commented. The challenges are a lot of fun and are are many old friends there. I’m not sure about this site but I miss Patrick’s video’s and comments. He must be maintaining the site behind the scenes and hopefully will have some new tutorials soon because I really like his style.
Because of you, I found some Roland Hill videos and really liked the one on skies so I will look at some more.
I think your mountains could be paler but the foreground is great and reminds me of when I lived in New Mexico some 50+ years ago.
December 7, 2018 at 13:39 #97368
Joy DixParticipant2 pts
Lovely painting, Alex. As has already been said, a great feeling of depth and quiet solitude.
December 8, 2018 at 14:27 #97377
Hi Alex — I didn’t make your list 🙂 but I’m on here now and then since my husband and I sold our home and are living in a motorcoach. We’re on the move a lot and I’ve not had much time to paint in the last couple of months. Hope to remedy that soon. I also go to Martin’s site but again haven’t participated much lately. He has a Christmas challenge that I’m trying to keep up with, though.
Your “desert” paintings are all lovely, and we hope to take our coach west in the spring to see some of the sights you so beautifully depict in your work.
December 8, 2018 at 15:35 #97378
Sorry Judy for not including you in the “list” of old timers:) where are you spending the winter? Southwest is very popular Motorhome location. We have vast public lands here and it’s free to stay. Otherwise campgrounds with hook ups are always there as well. I’ve camped in colorado, Utah and Arizona on average 6 weeks per year before I finally discovered New Mexico and moved here from Midwest.
December 29, 2018 at 13:01 #97491
Hi Alex, your painting is really good and your colour scheme is well chosen, you improve with every painting so keep on posting!
where is everyone? Well I think Lora summed it up pretty well in her comment as to life taking over for people some of the time. For my part, life has been a bit hectic, not in a bad way but meant that I don’t get much time to paint as well as not being able to get on the site and comment as I would like to. Things are changing in the new year and I hope to make a more frequent commitment to painting and posting. I’m sure others will return too after the madness of Christmas is over! Wishing you a very happy new year and successful painting
December 30, 2018 at 03:08 #97498
Thank you Annette! I really miss seeing your paintings. It’s hard to see people come here and disappear. Especially when it’s someone you shared your lousy paintings with:) I hope you get chance to paint and visit more often.
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