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Strange Days_Dust Storm by richardcgreen Strange Days_Dust Storm by richardcgreen
This combo of watercolor and white gesso has had some of its
components used in at least 2 other deviations. I felt it might be worth
while to post the original piece. It certainly works its ominous premonitions
to the hilt, in the hope we never see skies like this...ever. Who knows,
maybe they already have in Oklahoma!

rcg
Watercolor and gesso on 18x24" sheet of Strathmore w/c paper/
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-14
The most striking thing about this painting is the graceful use of mixed mediums. there are so many contrasting textures which give the painting so many things to look at and think about. The tiny farm below the dust storm becomes the focus of the work. It sparks the imagination and gives the painting a feeling of unity Strange Days_Dust Storm by *richardcgreen ( Suggested by crazyruthie and Featured by ArtByCher )
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calcol28 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS for you comment, Caleb.
I appreciate your FAVE!!!

Take care...dick g
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Love the gesso affect
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Marcus...love birds, love YOUR birds.
dick g
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Only one thing to do...*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!! BRAVO!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much...I shall not deliver a speech. But...not that I'm NOT thrilled....well, it's just an ok exercise in playing with textures. But I don't make those decisions...and I guess the gods liked it. Thanks again....
Kind regards: Dick G
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist

When the gods bestow an honor it's best not to question, just take it and run!

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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
featured! hope you like! if not, please tell me so!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Isabelle. I haven't been able to find
where exactly it's featured, but not to worry....I will
always appreciate the exposure!

dick g
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
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nerdliterature Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice use of textures. Really great work
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! THANKS so much.
I do work at the textures...at times!

Best regards:
dick g
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DaffyDaydreamer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my biggest fears is to be caught in a dust storm D: 

Great work though! I can feel the ominous tension leaking off of it..
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should read my son's deviation on 'Fears.'
The link can be found in my current Journal. We all have
fears, more than most of us are willing to admit.
Yours, with the dust storm, etc etc ~ very interesting.
Do you remember how that fear started?

THANKS MUCH..
dick g
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DaffyDaydreamer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did read it :D it makes a good point 

That fear started when i was in middle school and we learned about the Dust Bowl. 
I always just felt like that would be the worst thing to get caught in. You'd be blind and suffocating, you couldn't hide from it... 
I know its not a very realistic fear because the dust bowl happened because of a heavy drought and people tore up the ground too much with plows and it was just a giant mess but it still freaked me out.
Its not really so much a fear of what would happen to me but to my family. 
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes...I watched a super documentary on Public television a few months ago. Quite scary. Fortunately, modern agriculture doesn't do THAT to the top soil any more. Thanks for that!
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DaffyDaydreamer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes the lesson has been learned 
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD, Dick ~ great stuff! :deviation: :love: Coco
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Coco. Totally unexpected. I belong to a group
entitled 'Get Daily Deviations' and the piece I entered...well,
my hopes were dashed; it was a digital piece of course. And
the gods that be, at dA really, REALLY prefer the pure watercolors.
Who's complaining? Not me! Have a great day!!!

dick
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whether it be a digital piece or a traditional one, a DD still rates a lot of kudos.  Well done, my friend! :heart: Coco
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
This is gorgeous and looks like it was tons of fun to create! :heart:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In all honesty, I'm miserable and frozen in fear
WHEN I paint. It's not until I'm finished when I'm glad
I did it. Weird, I know. THANKS so much for your
great comments!

dick g
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the textures are just amazing <3
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya...I'm rather big on texture.
At least I work at it ~ not sure if I could
complete a watercolor with just brushwork,
like in the olden days!! THANKS so much!

dick g
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Wolf-Smith Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations my friend! I knew it had to be one of yours the moment I set eyes on it on DD page :D
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, wasn't sure if my style was that distinctive
at the thumb nail size. I think I rather prefer looking at
a new piece at that smaller size. Best Regards and wishes...:

dick g
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details - love the colors - congrats on the DD
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS SO MUCH. I truly appreciate when
artists write me a little note...not sure if I can ever
finish writing to thank all the FAVES. Yikes!

Best regards...dick g
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional
sweet
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Bear! Hope you are
well as can be expected and can continue
on with artwork. There's a great article in
Time Magazine on 'Being Creative
as we Age.' Think I'll give it a read!! Anyway:
Greeting from...
dick g
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional
Be well my friend

Between school and moving I am not doing a lot of art just now
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sympathize...my school bus job started and I am
having a really hard time getting into a painting, which has
been pending tooooo long!!! Hang in there...it will get better!!!

Your friend:
DICK G
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional
be well
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
i like this a lot! ;)
congrats on the DD :lol:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AND THANK YOU Ruthie...I do believe you may have had something
to do with this new DD. Not exactly sure how that process works, but I
certainly must appreciate the exposure!!! Have a great day...and thanks again!

dick g
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!  your work is so good i had to suggest this one, very impressive. 
the way it works is that someone suggests a piece of art to someone who makes the final choice (cher in this case).  if she decides to use the suggestion then it becomes a DD. :)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AN interesting process, to be sure.
THANKS for getting back...really appreciate it!!!

dick g
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Quite unusual mixing of media, but it produces a wonderful effect.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much Karinta ~ Great USER name, and real name?.
I truly appreciate your comments!

dick g
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Nah this isn't my real name.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm normally not drawn to these styles but this is really amazing.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Jeff. Wonderful that you left
your own realm to visit my corner of the world.
If you browse my gallery, you may bump into
some rather dark stuff...but all usually in
good humor. Have a great weekend, sir!

dick g
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats with the DD, have a great day :)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much Ingeborg.
I sincerely wish you the same!

dick g
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Senecal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey very nice!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MuchÝssimas Gracias, amigo!
ricardo
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Anne. I appreciate your lovely comments.
And I wish you the same, here on lovely dA!!!

dick g
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome ovo
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mea00 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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