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My Other Passion

Discussion in 'Inspired Art' started by dannyboy602, May 2, 2015.

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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Those are great! I lived in Tucson 2012 to 2014.Ha i see the A and remember that mountian. Nice detail!!:-P
     
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    Ace Yonder

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    Very very nice! The depth and detail of your work is really astounding, it genuinely feels like you are looking into the pictures rather than staring at something that is on top of the paper, if that makes any sense.
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    that's a really nice compliment, thanks for that.
     
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    dannyboy602

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    Part of my barrio series. No title for this one though.
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    dannyboy602

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    I was going to call ^^^that one "Bario Blue". IDK, what do you think?

    Anyway, this one I finished today. I rented a shitty, no-wifi apartment a mile down the road from the San Xavier mission in Tucson.
    The owner/landlord lives there and drinks daily. He's a relatively young Indian guy but what is it about American Indians that they are all acoholics?
    Anyway, the mission is a wonderful place to paint and the weather has been mostly great for outdoor painting. I was there last week surrounded by forth graders who watched me paint. It was really cool. The mission is like 200 years old. Its on an Indian reservation as is my apartment. There are services there every day. I will probably go to Christmas eve mass there. There were fireworks last week.
    I was there painting a week ago and a Blackhawk helicopter flew overhead about 100ft above and landed just a hundred yards away. A huge cloud of dust ensued and what a mess it made.
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    Ace Yonder

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    I know it was probably a rhetorical question, but as far as I know American Indians have a genetic predisposition towards alcoholism because alcohol was only introduced into their culture very recently. Many Europeans (and other groups) have at times survived almost exclusively on alcoholic beverages due to the poor quality of drinking water and lack of sanitation which made alcoholic drinks the only viable alternative to contracting waterborne diseases. People who could handle alcohol better survived longer and passed down those genes. Native Americans never had an alcohol based culture until the arrival of Europeans, and thus the genes for resistance to addiction and the ill effects of drinking (Native Americans are also, I believe, more susceptible to contracting diabetes from drinking) were never selected for. It is the same reason that relatively few Europeans are lactose intolerant, as dairy was a major staple of their diet for so long, whereas most Asians and almost all Africans are lactose intolerant because their culture never relied on drinking cow's milk and thus the genes for properly digesting it were never selected for on a mass scale. Sorry, i know that is a very long, rambling, off topic response to what was (probably) a rhetorical question. Either way, Amazing work!!! Seriously you have inspired me to try out watercolor, I just ordered a set of Holbein watercolor and gouache that I plan on taking down to the pier and trying some plein air painting of the bay and the cliffs.
     
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    dannyboy602

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    I'm in N Tucson now. No more drunken Indians for me. Winter here is great....mostly. I can do plein air painting almost every day. Here's one I did today near what's called Twin Peaks.
    DSC05045.JPG the wildlife is cool...I have a coyote that runs through here every day. Tried to feed it...he wasn't interested...rabbits to. Fuckers are eating my succulents I winter outdoors
     
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    dannyboy602

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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Very nice Dannyboy. North Tuson is lovely with the mountains and Sabino Canyon is spectacular . Do you have any Havaleena ? They Are strange creatures. I was lucky to see a Gila monster bathing in the sun right on the trail the first week we moved there up on a hike up to finger rock.
    I love the shadows you paint. Congrats on the move!
     
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    dannyboy602

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    Thanks and I am having a wonderful time painting here. I paint on an enclosed porch. Partially outside but shaded from direct sun...and today its like 80. Just doesnt get any better...except that family back east are dealing with winter's worst, so I have to rub it in a little bit. Here's a redo of my neighbor's place. Imoften paint things over and over. Do you ever do that Doctor Amber? Whoops, can't upload...definitely later though.
     
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    dannyboy602

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    Hope this works.
    Still cant upload, crap...well I lived in a small studio in Tubac and I had javalena every night. They come in groups, fight over everything they can eat, smell like shit and make it impossible to have a garden. I found I could throw water at them and they didnt like that. Otherwise nothing I did bothered them in the slightest. I saw coyotes which I think are cool, wild cats and not much else. But I learned to hate javalena, definitely they are some pretty nasty buggers.
     
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    dannyboy602

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    dannyboy602

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    Same reference material. Did it larger this time.
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    dannyboy602

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    Thx...great read, and I'm just glad to be outta there. Let me know how you make out with the Holbein brand of paints. I'm using a mix of Winsor Newton and Daniel Smith. I wish I could afford a brand new WN series 7 sable brush. Its a great to work with the best materials. I buy my paper in full sheets of ten to a carton. utrechtart.com has great prices.
    Here's two more I did recently.
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    dannyboy602

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    I like to paint things a few times sometimes and this is a slightly different version of the Airstream painting
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