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At 11:37am on January 14, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

By rights we should have snow and cold  the same if not  slightly colder that you being further  north than you are  but the gulf stream heats up the east coast making far milder than it should be . The high amout of freshwater from melting ice caps is altering flow  so our winters could start changing .. nothing much in England  is built to deal with sub zero temperatures  so we'll  just grind  to a halt. I hope that you have a good week

At 11:25am on January 14, 2019, marilyn grimble said…

You are very generous John - thank you. This painting sold immediately - before I'd finished it actually! Mxx

At 1:09am on January 14, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

 The ice fishing sounds fun and it might be nice to see some snow we only see a bit that stays on the ground more than a day or two every three or four years the gulf stream makes a lot of difference  to us in the uk. I think im about 200 miles further north than you are . My cousin lives close to 700 mile further north than you and he rarly sees tempretures  drop below zero.  It a stange old world 

At 12:56am on January 14, 2019, Cynthia Richards said…

thank you for all the comments you have made.  The illness has given me a different understanding and appreciation of things.  (It isn't meant as a complaint.)  I have been able to piece together some of it because of the dates on the art.  I really felt a need to keep feeding the deer when the snow was deep and I see a little humor in that.  I think the set of paintings has a meaning to me.  I was trapped in a small space with a large roost of starlings.  I don't know if that was what I got sick from.  I just got over what ever it was and got sick again, within an hour I couldn't walk.  I was too sick to get myself to the hospital.  My son got sick.  He went into heart failure as a teen and never recovered  He said he couldn't breath so I freaked out and tried to drive him to the hospital and wrecked my car.  (I don't know why I didn't think to call Uber or something.)  I was hospitalized.  worried about the dear in the weather.) released.. fed the deer... the next day really sick, can't remember much.  admitted with respiratory failure.  that was in February.  pneumonia- flu.  multiple antibiotics, and Tamiflu.... it was like a bad acid trip... ive been hospitalized a few other times since one of them I had metapneumovirus, the flu appears to have damaged the vessels in my lungs... I'm still in the process of getting this evaluated.  so it was this really crazy experience (the low oxygen and medications can cause some weird perceptions), that has changed my life in ways not clearly defined yet... and then there are the deer!  I think I'm trying to create a narrative, I know that is part of what the art does for me....   Yesterday it started snowing and its pretty deep.  I love it.  I work at an old orphanage with 100 acres of woods, abutting a state park.  I feed the deer(- that's not what my job is)  I was out there this evening.  The snow is so deep in the woods.  It is so peaceful and quiet...  I love to share the space with these amazing being, the der.  I know this is crazy long....

At 2:44pm on January 13, 2019, Mary Rogers said…

Hi John, thanks so much my dear friend for your wonderful comment and like on "Witten." I'm so excited to give the portrait to them today. I always appreciate your kindness and the encouragement you always give me. Bless you my friend.

At 2:03pm on January 13, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thanks john. I  take it from your comment that its a bit cooler in your part of the world. Here its about 11°c so i know that there will be some slightly barmy people  out for a swim today

At 12:01am on January 11, 2019, P.J Fields said…

I'm in a Spring state of mind John!Thanks again!

At 8:11pm on January 10, 2019, Mary Rogers said…

Hello my friend, thanks so much for your kind comment and like on my latest pastel. I really appreciate it!

At 8:04pm on January 10, 2019, marilyn grimble said…

Thanks John. Now all his golfing friends want one! Mxx

At 10:37pm on January 9, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

We have two breeds of herons,9 the grey and the much rarer  bitten

With Egrets they little egrets are the most common  with about 4500 birds  with a small number of cattle and great whites we also have the occasional  spoon bill . Althought  we've  gained some birds some that were once common we don't  see now.

Once magpies were a rare sight and some superstitious  people would get in a right panic if they only saw tbe one,  I don't  know what they'd  make of what i saw today, i saw about forty magpies on the roof of a house.

At 10:26pm on January 9, 2019, P.J Fields said…

Your always welcome John,and thank you again!    P.J.

At 1:31am on January 8, 2019, Denise Fletcher said…

Awesome artwork!

At 12:01am on January 8, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

I would leave him on his seat all wrapped up and people would wander over to him and chat away while he grumbled, growled and snorted back to them , occasional  i would give him a call and their faces were pictures when this dog jumped out of the jacket for his woody time chasing the ball

At 4:34pm on January 7, 2019, Mary Rogers said…

Thank you my friend for your lovely comment on my Pot of Orange and the like too. I visited the Dallas Arboretum last spring and saw these lovely potted flowers and got a quick pic of them so I could eventually do a pastel of them. I plan to do a few more. So nice to have something so spring like in the middle of a cold winter day to paint! I appreciate it always!

At 2:25pm on January 7, 2019, Harry13 said…

My pleasure Mate.    H

At 4:22pm on January 6, 2019, TJ Willms said…

Honestly John I had not previously heard of the Lanner Falcon before. It is such a striking bird, it looks similar to both the peregrine and prairie falcons of the western hemisphere. Now I'm even more curious about them, time for some reading I think. That's one of the great things about the colony, there's a learning experience around every corner.

~; ) 

At 5:19am on January 6, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

Hi John,

Want to say thank you for so many encouragements for my artworks! Each time I read them I felt so happy! I don't comment back quick enough, but I do appreciate all your kind words!

I like many of your works too, they are just so nice and you take the details just right and colors seems so nicely picked. I am still struggling on those things.

Wish you a happy happy new year in 2019!

Laurel

At 4:35am on January 6, 2019, Nelson Failing said…

LOL John...gotta say the weather is beautiful...nice and warm but enuff said...have an awesome week too my friend...

At 2:46am on January 6, 2019, P.J Fields said…

Thanks for the like and comment on The Nomad John! Did this one a few years ago,used watercolor ink on the eyes and eyebrows high lights,worked well on this one!......P.J.

At 2:36pm on January 5, 2019, Mary Rogers said…

Thanks John for your lovely comment on "Phoebe." I really enjoyed drawing her for my friend. She was so thrilled.

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