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Old 11-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #26
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Hey JJ - we 've got a Currys here in town..c'mon out and we can go browse..I can pretend I know how to use all of those art sluppies!
and Lee Valley is not far away in Scarborough..I can be found flipping thru their pages on-line..LOVE that place..
Hey Vanessa - maybe you can teah me to draw a straight line with a ruler..

Lordy knows I've given up trying to be a musical genius..JJ can attest to it that I am capable of only dusting my piano..

A mural in Orillia would be awesome.

Hey Vanessa - if you're game I'll help in the organizing/e-mails/calls etc. And we'll get JJ up there to help...

Heck I think there should be one on the wall of Massey Hall!
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #27
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Quote: woah, wasn't that back in 1929? you deserve to be fast tracked to Senior Member status, lol

Actually it was 1989 when it was renamed the Sanderson Centre and I was 16 years old!

Charlene, I'm game...but lets wait for some warm weather, I don't know how well I'd do painting with icicles hanging from my fingers...lol

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:15 PM   #28
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Hi Vanessa,
ii & Silverheels have some great ideas! Just for the halibut* - I'd like to see what you would do with the imagery in "Too many Clues In This Room", from the album Summertime Dream. The picture is great! Can't wait to see more!

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* see "I lobster and Never Flounder" by Pinkard & Bowen
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #29
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Vanessa - I will wait till spring..I, despite being a proud Canuck, hate the winter..
You're officially on notice for this project...between now and then I will research contacts in Orillia..
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:57 AM   #30
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Hey folks, wanna see a cool T-shirt design? It's called "Squeeze Me! I'm Organic"...lol. I just had to show you guys cause it's so cute. I don't know where I come up with this stuff! I designed it early yesterday morning. I wonder if I could design some sort of Gordon Lightfoot T-shirt? CafePress has rules, so if I did one I can't show his face, but I think I could do quotes. I'll see what I can come up with and I'll then post it here.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:57 AM   #31
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OK Vanessa - so between now and spring you can produce 'Christian Island' ...
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:58 AM   #32
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love the t-shirt!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:45 AM   #33
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Hey thanks Silverheels Ya I could get it done by then, likely way before then, especially if I use the same technique I did with the Fitzgerald one. Do you think there would be a buyer if it looks good? Might be best to see it first I guess eh

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:52 AM   #34
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Great looking T-shirt Vanessa, I would wear that or any one that would have to do with Gordon Lightfoot.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #35
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Let's see how it turns out first ... you could auction it on eBay if there are no buyers here ..
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:18 PM   #36
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there's a whole wall in Orillia with a portrait of Stephen Leacock..time for a Lightfoot one. Gord was born there..Leacock wasn't..
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:00 PM   #37
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First off,welcome to the site Ness_faerie!

Second,you'll have to pardon my delay in responding to you about this brilliant painting,I don't have a lot of free time like when I first joined here.

Wonderful work and might i add brilliant as well! I couldn't even cvome close to that kind of art.

Keep it up! I like it very much.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:15 PM   #38
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I think...but I'm not sure...that there actually a school named Steven Leacock here in Brantford...lol. Steve gets around!
Hey thanks Borderstone! Hopefully this is just the beginning of great art. Anyways folks I e-mailed the photographer of " A Painter Passing Through" and so far have not gotten a reply. I will try again to contact him, perhaps by phone.

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:55 PM   #39
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As far as the 12 string guitar, I realize he usually plays a 12 but if you only knew the cursing and swearing comin' outta me as I was running a brush along a ruler trying to paint guitar strings, i thought, ok rather than wreck it...I'm going to just leave it a 6 string!]
hi vanessa, sr member here...

just a note regarding the challenge of painting those guitar strings....i don't know if it works as well with oils but I would use this tool (pic of a ruling pen) when trying to paint something fine with acrylics...you just load in a bit of paint with your brush and then adjust the tension knob until it will run ever so slowly as you take it along side of a raised straight edge rule ...it's probably meant as a draftman's tool for final ink versions

note: Greg Heisler was the guy who took the photo of Joni that was used for the recent stamp series...great shot really...cheers...sir jj
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:16 AM   #40
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Thanks Senior member, I'll look into that tool. Ya I love Joni Mitchell, especially the songs, Blue and River.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #41
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hi ness, great...then again, one doesn't feel like they are being creative when using a tool like that but it does come in handy...again, i am not sure if it's suitable for oils (which i know nothing of)...i have much patience but still prefer the acrylic and blow dryer approach, lol

btw, ironic that you mention Joni's River...i just added it to my Christmas compilation about 30 minutes before you posted...i was going to use Sarah Machlachlan or Rondstadts versions but went with Mitchell's (also because I don't struggle with spelling her last name, lol)
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:02 PM   #42
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Very very nice Vanessa.

But take it from a graphic designer like me, put a larger watermark on that pic or someone could easily take it into Photoshop and make it their own.

If you know what I mean..
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:32 AM   #43
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Gee that is a great painting, you are really tallented. No need to expand on your talents so lets just move into the reality of it all. You should approach the Maritime Museum on Whitefish Bay Mich or the SS Valley Camp Great Lakes Freighter museum in the Soo (which has two of the Fitzs Lifeboats on display) or some other museum..maybe even Massey hall or Gords office...Early Morn Productions.
Keep at it. Most famous painters gave away 90% of their work before they were know.
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Hey everyone

I'm new here and I've been speaking with Char and had some really great encouraging feedback from her and so I thought I'd share my portrait with all of you. I worked so very hard on it.
I also have a blog that I wrote upon it's completion...just mainly talking about why I painted it and stuff.
I'll try and post the image here, or you can visit my website to see the portrait.

So far I haven't got any plans to sell the original, but I have plans to make prints. I'd really love Gord to see it one day, that would be such an honor for me.

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Old 12-20-2008, 01:47 AM   #44
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Excellent post of Lightfoot with an ore freighter in background.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #45
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I would definately show the good people up at the maritime museum at whitefish point. The portrait of is absolutely amazing. I love it and i would most definately buy one.
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