Mount Hood in Oregon, Watercolor, Moleskine. I hope this works and it will be my first contribution here even though I’ve participated for a while.
Ohhh, nice. Reminds me a little bit of a Japanese Woodblock Print.
Aw! This is really nice. I love the way you have done the “warm” trees in front of the “cool” Mount Hood. Its really great to see you posting something at long last. Well done Roseindigo and welcome.
PS Margaret says, “That’s beautiful”.
Thanks Journalingarts and trebor. My son is visiting and has tried to get my foggy brain into “computer gear” by bringing a scanner and walking me through how to do this, but I’m having trouble with my ISP. Actually, I sent in another watercolor that hasn’t been posted yet, and am not sure if it got through as my ISP is what they call “unstable” (whatever that means), or if the reviewer is just slow in getting things up. I am “computer challenged”, that’s for sure.
Bob, tell Margaret I said hello.
Really nice work! Clouds are great and the contrast between the cool distant colours and warm near ones works very well.
Send us more! What a beautiful work.
wow, you’ve been holding out on us! please send more! i’m thinking of taking a bit of a vacation along the oregon coast very soon.
Joseph the Oregon Coast is BEAUTIFUL, but it’s not mountainous like the center of Oregon. Either way, you will enjoy that gorgeous state.
I would post more, and have tried, but alas, I’m having oodles of problems with this site, and I don’t know if it’s my ISP or the site or the two browsers I have tried, or if it’s because I’m on sloooooooooow dial up still. I follow the instructions, but either my picture doesn’t show up at all, or it shows up for a second or so to be replaced by a red “X” in a box. Maybe it’s just me? Anyone have any advice? I did ask Leo in the forum, and hopefully I’ll get some sort of answer as I’m puzzled.
i love the coast, and the mountains. i live in spokane and travel that way every once in a while. the slow dial up maybe causing your problems, i’m no computer wizard, but if you are following the directions then it may be timing out due to the slow connection.
Is the problem with this site only? Do you have difficulty sending attachments to other places eg sending photos to a friend? I’m really sorry you are having these problems but tend to agree with Joe as it looks like a timing out/slow dial up connection. I was plagued with this until our area got a broadband service. What we need to do is find some solution to your difficultie as it would be disasterous not to be able to see more of your beautiful artwork.
My son also thinks its because of the slow dial-up and that its timing out. Alas, we called around and there is no option for me out here in the sticks. But I will do some more calling. No, Bob, I don’t have any trouble sending photos to friends, but of course, those are sent via e-mail, and I think that’s a different ballgame altogether. I did notice another sketch did get posted of the crabapple tree, which I sent at the same time as the Mount Hood, but that was the ONLY TIME I managed to get the preview showing properly.
The reason I mentioned sending attachments was some daft idea I had where you could send your scans to a friend, with faster dial-up facilities, who could submit them on your behalf. Sounds messy, I know, but if the dial up IS the problem its going to be really frustrating for you until this is sorted. One other thing, it seems that many of us are, tonight, having difficulty in submitting stuff, me included. I’ve noticed problems before, especially around the weekend, so this JUST MIGHT be causing you hassle. Can I urge you not to give up as the few posts you have managed to get through are terrific and it would be a shame and our loss if you didn’t send any more in. Bob
Bob, I’ve thought of that, but it’s too much trouble, I think. Maybe in the winter when I’m home bound I’ll figure something out. In the summer I prefer to be outdoors as much as possible to paint my favorite subject, which is botanical studies of the wildflowers in this area, and the computer or any of its problems are placed way on the bottom of my list of “to do” things. In the meantime my son will still be calling around while he’s here to see what my options are out here. I know I live far off the beaten track, but I like it that way and am willing to pay the price by not having the “civilized” conveniences.
By the way, lately I’ve had a resident black bear around my place. He’s just a teen, but he appears every once in a while and turns on the motion sensor lights and makes my dog bark like mad. I was so pleasantly surprised to actually be able to see him close up one evening under the motion sensor light. And yes, I’m very careful when I go outside. Thank goodness black bears are not aggressive.
I’ve noticed that some of your posts are getting through so here’s hoping this continues. Enjoyed your story about the black bear. To think I’m worried about squirrels and badgers digging up my garden. Interesting that you enjoy botanical studies. We, in these parts, were unfortunate enough to lose a dear friend about a year ago. Della was world renowned botanical artist loved by all. There are many articles on the internet, about her, and this is just one link (I hope you can access this – if not I have spare copies of her last exhibition catalogue which was in Dublin and would be happy to send one to you) This summer’s “Project” is to help her husband, Rab, rebuild his kitchen.
Thanks Bob. I looked a Della’s rose, and it’s quite stunning. I will “google” her name and see what I come up with and probably bookmark it because I love looking at botanical art, and frankly, the best of it is coming out of Great Britain right now.
Glad you managed to access this. You will need to Google “Rodella Ann Purves”.
It was the last day of my son’s visit today, so I didn’t have time to look up Della’s work, but I surely will. I’m also so sorry for your and Margaret’s loss. It’s always hard to lose a good friend, but her work will live on.
When I look at work like Della’s rose I realize I’m still an amateur at the game, but I also notice that I get just a tad better every year—-so by the time I’m 150 years old I might be as good as Della.
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