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Thread: In the Zone

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    In the Zone

    Then, of course, there is the angler that is so locked into his fishing, that he doesn't even notice it's raining, and doesn't realize that even the birds are heading for dry ground......

    (How do I know of this, you say?....Well...I have been he a time or three.....)
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    Last edited by barnburner; 08-13-2010 at 08:47 AM.
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    very good Barnburner, you made that rain look fantastic

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    Beautiful

    Beautifully & Elegantly done.
    I love the mood of this piece. It reminds me of fishing the Cumbrian lakes with my father when I was a child.
    I always loved the subduing power of the rain.

    Patt.
    Last edited by S J Patterson; 08-13-2010 at 08:59 AM.

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    barnburner,
    Would you believe that it has been raining here most of the day
    so far and if I look out of my window, the scene ... grey, overcast
    and wet, appears just like "In the Zone." Evocative, intense and
    well painted. You have artfully created the poignant mood that
    you have so aptly described ... a mood that many can identify
    with but also ...


    The sun will come out, tomorrow
    Bet your bottom that tomrrow, there'll be sun
    Just thinking about, tomorrow
    Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow,
    'Til there's none

    When I'm stuck with the day, that's grey and lonely,
    I just stick out my chin and grin and say,

    Ohhhhhhh, The sun will come out, tomorrow
    So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow,
    Come what may,
    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I luv ya, tomorrow
    You're always a day away



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    Mairzie Dotes

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    ... and then all you catch is a cold ?

    Fantastic painting though
    "I paint because I love to cut mats" (Arthur Alexander)

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    Pat - Thank you. The rain took a lot of time. Started out with way too much. I used dark rain on one layer, and white rain on the other. Then I used the eraser with very low pressure and a fair width, to thin down both layers until I got the look I felt was realistic.


    S.J. - Many thanks. I became captivated by the rain after serving thru the Monsoon season in Vietnam,while in the Marines. While it was often (mostly) miserable - there was something about it that I really, really missed when the season was over.
    Fishing in a steady rain is still my favorite time to go.


    M.D. - Thank you for your kind comments, and your eloquent note of cheer. Hopefully you will have sunshine and breezes tomorrow.


    Juzz - Wish I had a dollar for every time I came home catching nothing but a cold!
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    Such a wonderfully mysterious painting Barnburner and what stories could be told to it. Well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Mike

    I see how the big one got away now. The rain did it. lol Been there too. All I ever catch are sharks, rain or not. When they are bigger than my 12' dingy.....I let them go free......happily. doh. lol

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    You have got to catch something. I have been known to fish in a rain, everybody caught fish, not me, just had fun.

    Nice rain in the painting Barn.

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