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Early Days_ Ol'Timers by richardcgreen Early Days_ Ol'Timers by richardcgreen
I've lost track of the number of these Early Days pieces I've submitted,
but that's not important. This piece I hesitate to submit, only because it is SOOOOO
traditional. And it was rejected by a juror in a W/C show in 1995 (when it was done)
because of its Poor Composition. But, at the very least, it's historical, showing
(copying faithfully, by me) the nature of the fishing boats on Lake Superior around
1900, maybe even before. The trout were thrown in the bilge of the ship (see the large
door on the left-hand ship) and could be easily removed in great numbers. These vessels
rot away in ship graveyeards, in and around Bayfield, Wisconsin. In this case a few
sailors are keeping them clean and restored.
rcg
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
very nice

I could live here
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your inspiring work has been featured in an article Places #4: December Facebook Features along with our Facebook Page. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us :heart:

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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Jane for including me.
Great looking page, indeed!

dick g
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure to feature your stirring watercolor :faint:
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ivanraposo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor composition my ass... Amazing work, my friend! :ahoy:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, yeah..I agree. No monument was ever
erected to a juror!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!

dick g
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! they need to replace those judges hahah
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much. I tried to get a new
system of jury/judging ~ no one listened.
Hey, Thanks also for the WATCH

regards: Dick G
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great colours and textures :)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tak sa Mehket...or something like that, Linnea.
I'm practically all Swedish, and still don't know
how to spell it correctly! THANK YOU!

dick g
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's supposed to be "Tack så mycket" but it's a nice try :) Varsågod ;)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, you're THE expert. THANKS.
I really love language(s) and I
remember listening ~at times ~ to my
mom's mom speak Swedish. I can get by in
German, but Swedish...it's tough!

Thanks for getting back...
regards from dick g
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love languages too so if you want to ask something about Swedish, feel free :)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so MUCH!
dg
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:iconzzen:
zzen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful painting. Nice, fresh and actually I like the composition :) very much!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS. The juror didn't...funny how these old,
traditional, copy-the-photo watercolors, really catch
fire on dA. Thanks again for your very nice comments...

dick g
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zzen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because they are carefuly done, it is easy to do so called modern art, but to set up beautiful scene like this need more skills. In era of photoshop it is nice and fresh to see something diferent.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS again. The very idea of ~
as you say: '[do] Something different,'
was and is my mantra when I do almost
anything, esp painting. Different is
the essence of Creativity
...so I
THANK you AGAIN!!!</b>
kind regards: dick g
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lemonik6 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's amazing and magical! I love the colors
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, Lemon!
dick g
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annsquare Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This watercolor is superb! I love the colors and composition :heart:
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, THANKS so much, Ann!
dick g
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
nice work
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much...I'm thrilled that someone
as 'cutting edge' as you are with your superb
pieces, can still 'relate' to this old stuff.
I hesitate submitting it, but it was a big part
of my beginnings in w/c. THANKS again!

dick g
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
you are most welcome
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Es un placer ver tus acuarelas.
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias Emilio, por tu agradable comentario!
dick g
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Poor composition!!!What a rubbish remark!!!....It has got the feeling ,the right atmosphere....and ...everything......it's a fab composition too!.....
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I oftentimes think (or thought) that the one great mistake
made by 'Show officials' is that there is only ONE JUROR and
(really a mistake) ONLY ONE JUDGE. A lot of favoritism is shown
in these shows, at least that's what I remember, especially if
an artist takes a workshop from a judge, his (more likely her)
piece is admitted/awarded. That's why I just don't enter stuff
any more. Anyway, I'm glad you like this submission. My traditional
w/c usually does much better...fine, whatever. AND THANKS AGAIN!!!

dick g
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I'm not a fan of competitions....for anything!....much better is a show where everybody who wants to submits something...Like D.A.:D
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more!!!
dick g
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