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Tolmij

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  1. Thank you, definitely is a better lifestyle. Quite often reflect what we have compared to what we would have had. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Purchased our first house in 1975, an old Cornish cottage. It was a rubbish tip and required extensive work. We stripped it out to bare walls all through, took us 5 year to complete all the work with us both having full time jobs, but we sold it to move to Australia and it went for 4 times our purchase price, it was our stake for a new life.
  3. Lesson learned, never trust a politician. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. This is a cute painting, the dog waiting for his master to arrive home from work. When I paint a picture I like to see the mood of the subject and try to give it that feel, I don’t always succeed but in this instance I think I have. I like subjects that have some complexity as I enjoy messing about with detail, in this one the door, dog wall and path all have a fair amount. Please any other person with art work, let’s see what you have done.
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    Happy thread

    Seems as if I am late into this thread, however at 77 I am happy each morning when I wake up and take the first breath of a new day, having a good breakfast then going into the studio to paint tops it off. Happy days people thank your lucky stars for every day[emoji485] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Give it another try, I was 70+ when I found oil paints. As they say, you are never to old to fall in love ( or to learn how to paint) [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Talking about my favourite paintings. We, that is my wife, son and myself each did a painting which is hung up only at Christmas. This is mine and it has a story. The bear is an actual toy bear that was purchased for my wife aged three when she was in hospital as a child, she has looked after it since then and it still has a place in our home, so the bear is 71 years old. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. We all have different talents and sometimes we have unfound talents, me it was art 77 now and have only been oil painting for 5 years, tried other mediums but could not make them work. Now .i paint as often as possible,making up for lost time. This is a painting I did late last year, one of my favourites
  9. We have chickens in our back garden so this picture was fun to paint. Even the animals can photo bomb. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. As I posted before, on my home course you would never be held up because the normal thing is to call on through, you do have some minor hold ups but are never expected to follow a slower group for 15 holes. The only problem we had was when a group decided it was time to stop and eat so they started a pick nick on one of the greens, suffice to say it did not last long the pro had them escorted from the course.
  11. On my home course it is public access so we have all types and golf standards. One thing that is always present though is the manners shown by the slow players, we have never yet been held up for too long we are always called through. I think back to how I started and if we are all honest I think the greater majority of us would have been slow when we started so as long as they call through they can take as long as they like. I am 77 and yesterday I walked nine in 1hr 15 without rushing on a course that was fairly empty, if it had taken double that I would not have bothered as I usually sit down watch the wildlife and smell the flowers whilst waiting for my turn. Golf is a good game for teaching us patience.
  12. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, unfortunately when you look at some so called art work the eyes are not seeming to work very well. Having said that every one does their best it’s only that some have more natural talent. One thing I notice is that not many that practice art will accept their work is not good. I think my work is acceptable, I have never taken art classes so what I do is what I think is correct, we have a friend who does not like it, but I am also no fan of her work. This is one of my recent paintings it is an Inca trail from way back that is now a tourist spot.
  13. Absolutely art is a big deal, me as a person getting on in age find it soothing. My wife and I must spend about 3 days a week painting, the challenge keeps the brain active. Unfortunately we do not like to sell our work as it is personal, we do it as a hobby but we should sell some as we use oil paints and they are expensive, between us we have in excess of $4,000 worth of paint plus around 80 brushes. Started three more today and have another two on the go. I will post more of my work soon but I would also like to see other people’s work.
  14. I like to paint things with some sort of message, to me that is, I like to feel something in the picture. This one was from some time back and it reminded me of our inhumanity to animals. It’s a Tiger cub in a cage, it looks sad it’s body language says I do not want to be here. When I posted this with a similar message on another site, I was vilified because the animal was born in captivity so knows no difference, it has been proven time and time again they do know something is wrong. Make up your own minds. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Nothing like starting with the difficult stuff lol. If she is interested in it give her every opportunity to realise that dream, I always knew I could paint but there was never any encouragement from my parents, it is only five years ago I started to take it up seriously at the age of 72, never had lessons work only on instinct. Most important is selection of the art type you want to follow and this will not be obvious until it has been tried so always encourage experimentation. Give her my best wishes and tell her she has a good start with that standard of work, seen many so called artists that could not do that standard.
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