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Best of November 2015 watercolor


check out this neat friendship journal www.deviantart.com/journal/MON… for neat images like these:

Movember by KristynaKvapilova The Protectors by Hestefotograf



If you love traditional art
check out sanderus 

and his :+fav: :gallery: is totally neat too !!!
Palace in Naklo from dreams by sanderus Hungarian cat by sanderus Windows from Nikiszowiec by sanderus

Concini an extremely talented artist looking for commission work
concini.deviantart.com/journal…

or - if you prefer FREE art from Ithilloth
WATERCOLOR ART GIVEAWAY: Thanks for 600 watches!
 
Here's the best of October 2015 - watercolor



  • Playing: under the cottonwood
  • Eating: dutch chocolate YUM
  • Drinking: lemon aid
Here's a neat example  from EWilloughbyMomma Merganser Manages Merglets by EWilloughby

:love: is :love:
6-26-15 - a day to remember

here are some insights from andrewpegoda.com/
an interesting read for those who have the time :boogie:

Interesting by Cmac13

Presidential Candidate by Cmac13

National Support by Cmac13

and - on the lighter side of life :manhug: check out the wonderful faces captured by Evey-Eyes
White-backed vulture. by Evey-Eyes
  • Playing: under the cottonwood
  • Eating: dutch chocolate YUM
  • Drinking: lemon aid

 Hi Everyone :wave:



Best birds @ Bird-Photography and Birds-Club :dance:

Bird-Photography and Birds-Club May FeaturesBird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of May, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.
:iconBird-Photography: and :iconBirds-Club:
Special Features
Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Every week, the admins from Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the current submissions that will be featured on our front page for the entire week. The following photos were featured in May.

Top Quality Photography






Best watercolor @ watercolorists 

Hi Everyone                                       June 1, 2015

Here are the images selected as the Best displayed in watercolorists
for the month of May 2015
.  

Traditionally, each moderator tasked with these selections gives  insight into why the image was selected.  My  recovery from complications of a full knee replacement have, however,  left me speechless so that tradition is waived this month.  Hopefully the images will speak for themselves without any input from me.

Magic glow by Shelter85 Magic Glow  by Shelter85
The old warhorse by Riana-art The Old War Horse by Riana-art
Morphling, dota2, watercolor by SanjaDotaArt Morphling, dota2, watercolor by SanjaDotaArt
03 KenTakakura by HitomiOsanai 03 KenTakakura by HitomiOsanai
Eternity by ericadalmaso Eternity by ericadalmaso
Scarlett Johansson watercolor by Trunnec Scarlett Johansson watercolor by Trunnec
Lenochka and Leo by cat-o-morphism Lenochka and Leo by cat-o-morphism
Take Root by VampireButterflyMel Take Root by VampireButterflyMel
Hawk Eyed by ratshell94 Hawk Eyed by ratshell94
Watercolour  012 2014 06 1 by FedericoParlato  Watercolour 012 2014 06 1 by FedericoParlato

Another task I've let fall by the wayside is keeping track of who is eligible for selection to the Best of feature.  Effective June 1, 2015 - everyone displaying in the group is eligible for the Best of June 2015 feature and those chosen in June won't be eligible again for six months.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding
:heart: Cmac13 founder of watercolorists
- oh, and don't forget to VOTE!!!!!

 



I love cats 02 - FREESTUFF by AStoKo if you :love: :iconwalkingcatplz: s too - check out caturdays


The Boys 12-2013 by Cmac13 12-5-14 *** We took our boys to the vet for their rabies shots :o and a general look-over.  Seems the vet - her name is Brie Wild-Goose if you can believe it :boogie: wanted to know - if we knew - anyone willing to take in a stray :iconwalkingcatplz: with FIV. 

 

After long discussions and a successful meeting with the boys - Taz is now home 12-10-14 - safe and sound with his new family. Brie tells us his life expectancy is about two years :tears: we're hoping to make that more like ten.  :fingerscrossed:

P S   Here's the boy now  1-10-2015 - I love cats 02 - FREESTUFF by AStoKoAlbuquerque NM :flagus:


Enough Said by Cmac13

            Stare by Cmac13   Tower by Cmac13 Tie Down by Cmac13


:heart: Carole





 

  • Playing: with the kids
  • Eating: dutch chocolate YUM
  • Drinking: coffee - always coffee


Canada Canada flag by Ehsartem

The Netherlands Netherlands flag by Ehsartem

Poland  Poland flag by Ehsartem

United States of America  United States America flag by Ehsartem

 to find your flag go to Ehsartem 

 
So you like birds? Orange Bird La La La La La La La La La La La La La by RiverKpoccHere's some of the best of November




Have you been down the rabbit hole yet? No?
click here www.deviantart.com/itscoming/


   Hi everyone! :wave:

November is over, so it's time to sum up this month's watercolorists best ten :faint:.

It wasn't easy, as always, you keep overwhelming us with stunning work :boogie:

Go :sprint: give the artists some  :hug:
:hug: :hug: s and :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: s!

Santa Maria Della Salute by CitrusParadisi Santa Maria Della Salute by CitrusParadisi
Excellent use of bright and pure complementary colours, fine architectural details showing a famous monument in sunset light.

:thumb494683846: Original Abstract Watercolor - Impressions by KatrinaMarieBritt
Interesting abstract composition draws the eye alongside with wonderful technical execution and skillfull use of negative space.

Louise by ConnyDuck Louise by ConnyDuck
Skillfully and gently rendered portrait, with great attention to realistic colours.

Doesn't have a title yet by BlueCaroline Doesn't have a title yet by BlueCaroline
Masterful use of wet on wet, brave colours, bringing a modest forest waterscape to a new level of artistic life.

The pigeon-fancier by sanderus The pigeon-fancier by sanderus
At a closer look it gives a chaotic feel, but this chaos creates a harmonious composition of a man and his pigeons. White drops give an impression of motion, adding dynamism to the painting.

Absinthe by unerde Absinthe by unerde
What is so admirable about this painting is masterfully applied interesting texture. Alongside with limited, almost monochrome palette it gives dark, brooding feel about the painting.

Autumn river by JoaRosa Autumn river by JoaRosa
Warm mood and the melancholic feel of autumn's beauty comes along with great attention to details and composition.

Interstellar (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec Interstellar (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec
A portrait of Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, with colorful space in background and wonderful details on space suit. Great contrast between dilluted, wet-on-wet background and careful details on the suit.

Kaylaflower by LadyEru Kaylaflower by LadyEru
Interesting mixed technique portraying artist's friend, with finely detailed flowers, branches and feathers, showing model's bond with nature. Excellent example of how originally portrait can express the model's soul.

Watercolor portrait of Nurul izzah by young920 Watercolor portrait of Nurul izzah by young920
Confident use of paint stains to show a beautiful girl.


Congratulations to all the artists for their hard work to show us a better version of the world with their eyes :heart:
Thanks again for all your efforts as we look forward to another month of excellence at watercolorists!

And, if your a member of watercolorists don't forget to vote in the current poll :highfive:

 

My deviant art story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 8:18 AM
When I retired I found I had more time for watercolor painting  and photography family ties-print 2 by Cmac13


sitting pretty by Cmac13

As  gratifying as these activities are, my ability to share my art with others was  limited.  One Sunday morning, my life partner  saw an advertisement for deviantart in the local newspaper.   Everything changed after that.

  My art has improved as I see what other deviants are producing;  like this painting by smilingStone
Jin(g)yu by smilingStone
and this one by SKMOON
Mech Leopard by SKMOON
or this photograph by DeeOtter
Ibis poof by DeeOtter
and this one by RHCheng

.:Great Egret:. by RHCheng


And, my creative journey is greatly enhanced as I experience the joy of sharing my original traditional art with others. 

This is my half of a trade with my good friend Binnus
binnus trade by Cmac13
and this is the piece Binnus sent to me, which now lives in my living room.
Blue Cat by Binnus

Happy birthday deviantart Hope it's your BEST year yet and we have many more years to share together!!!

PS - I'm open for snail mail trades - just send me a note if you're interested.

yikes

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 5, 2010, 6:19 AM


:iconeufrosis: want to feel good about yourself?

click on the purple button here www.theanimalrescuesite.com/cl…
another feel good site is here kiva.org/app.php
have fun and help others here www.freerice.com/index.php
:iconeufrosis:......remember,:iconlove1plz::iconlove2plz: :love: is a behavior :manhug:




:wave: Hi everyone :wave:

so - i was walking Jaq yesterday, about a block from the house  
and out of nowhere comes a giant dog straight at us :cries:

the look in his eye tells me Jaq is on his :hungry: dinner :chew: menu :hungry:
and of course i'll have :no: :no: none of that :no: :no:
not in my life time :no: :no: :no:

as the mongrel threw himself at us i grabbed Jaq up - high over my head -
yelling at the top of my lungs - NO - BAD DOG - STOP -
bringing the owner of the aggressor to the scene

the owner joined in the yelling trying to restrain her Kody
:tears: :cries: and the darn dog went and bit me :tears:
a bite the size of a softball :cries:

Kody continues to strike at us for what seemed forever -
the whole while the owner can't control her predator :no: :no:  
finally getting his attention by opening her car door -
in Kody's mind an invitation for a walk in the park :huggle:

:phew: in Kody jumped and the attack was over :phew: :phew: :phew:

to make a long story shorter -
from now on i take a big stick and pepper spray
when walking the puppies
:iconyaayplz::  

Jaq :confused: btw isn't :phew: traumatized :phew: at all :giggle:
as if it's totally natural for stray dogs to try to kill him
on this afternoon walk :faint:

the tar truck sealing the breaks on our street however
sent Jaq scurrying home in :fear: for his life

dogs - can't live with 'em :huggle: can't live without 'em :manhug:
  




brothers, born under the :iconhappysunplz: sun sign Leo 8-17-10

Leo

Leo lion heart by Cmac13

finally, at 10 1/2 weeks Leo's right ear has arisen :iconballoonsplz:

Jaq

Jaq - pick of the litter by Cmac13

:faint: after two weeks of calling him Dylan :faint:
this puppy reminds me of the skinny mouse in the Cinderella story

:giggle: so Jaq it is :giggle:

happiness again invades our hearts as we
enjoy each moment :giggle: with these dandies :D




:tighthug: 127 countries have visited my homepage :iconw00tplz:
:icondancedanceplz: isn't that amazing :icondancedanceplz:




all divider codes by my dear friend Wormsy :iconwaitingfortheworms:




IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted
1970-2010 C. MacFarland. All rights reserved.
My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, downloaded or uploaded in any form without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain. The sole exclusion is the use of thumbnails within the deviantART :devart: community and limited to the deviantART website.

Any individual, corporation, corporate entity, website or webhost knowingly or unknowingly involved in activity contributing to the copyright infringement of my work will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Criminal penalty and monetary damages will be sought.
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:iconbirthdays: My birthday badge :glomp: gifts and warm wishes
:manhug: always welcome
:manhug:
  • Listening to: dogs running around
  • Reading: your kind comments
  • Watching: the boys play with squeeky toys
  • Playing: with the boys
  • Eating: lamb and mint jelly
  • Drinking: coffee and dutch cocoa YUM

he's gone

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 17, 2010, 11:42 AM


:iconeufrosis: want to feel good about yourself?

click on the purple button here www.theanimalrescuesite.com/cl…
another feel good site is here kiva.org/app.php
have fun and help others here www.freerice.com/index.php
:iconeufrosis:......remember,:iconlove1plz::iconlove2plz: :love: is a behavior :manhug:






our beautiful strong :heart: heart Bart is gone
waiting for Max by Cmac13
and we are inconsolable :tears: :cries:







:tighthug: 127 countries have visited my homepage :iconw00tplz:
:icondancedanceplz: isn't that amazing :icondancedanceplz:




all divider codes by my dear friend Wormsy :iconwaitingfortheworms:




IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted
1970-2010 C. MacFarland. All rights reserved.
My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, downloaded or uploaded in any form without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain. The sole exclusion is the use of thumbnails within the deviantART :devart: community and limited to the deviantART website.

Any individual, corporation, corporate entity, website or webhost knowingly or unknowingly involved in activity contributing to the copyright infringement of my work will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Criminal penalty and monetary damages will be sought.
If you see an image or written work of mine posted elsewhere
:please: notify me. :thanks: :iconnaughtygrandmaplz: :iconballoonplz: :thanks: :iconballooonplz:

:iconbirthdays: My birthday badge :glomp: gifts and warm wishes
:manhug: always welcome
:manhug:

both gone

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 29, 2010, 7:07 AM


:iconeufrosis: want to feel good about yourself?

click on the purple button here www.theanimalrescuesite.com/cl…
another feel good site is here kiva.org/app.php
have fun and help others here www.freerice.com/index.php
:iconeufrosis:......remember,:love: is a behavior :manhug:




:wave: Hi everybody :wave:

We lost our Katjke Katjke by Cmac13 to a stroke in February

yesterday we lost Phoebe Phoebe smiles by Cmac13  to cancer  :tears:  :tears:

In just two months we have become catless :tears:  not that we don’t have wonderful memories – both lived nearly twenty years :manhug: but the shock of losing both in such a short period is terrible :cries:




Nepal
(pronounced /nəˈpɑːl/ nə-PAHL, /-pɔːl/ -PAWL[5]; Nepali: नेपाल Nepal.ogg [neˈpaːl] (help·info)), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia and, as of 2010, the world's most recent nation to become a republic. It is bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass[6] and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolitan city.

Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the highest, Sagarmatha, known in English as Mount Everest. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level.[7]

By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation.[8] Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Gautam Buddha gave birth to the Buddhist tradition. About half of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[9]

A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms. In 2006, however, a decade-long People's Revolution by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) along with several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties of Nepal culminated in a peace accord, and the ensuing elections for the constituent assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of the abdication of the last Nepali monarch Gyanendra Shah and the establishment of a federal democratic republic in May 28, 2008.[10] The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on 23 July 2008.
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:tighthug: 124 countries have visited my homepage :iconw00tplz:
:icondancedanceplz: isn't that amazing :icondancedanceplz:




all divider codes by my dear friend Wormsy :iconwaitingfortheworms:




IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted 1970-2010
C. MacFarland.
All rights reserved. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any form without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain. The sole exclusion is use of thumbnails within the deviantART community and limited to the deviantART website.
Any individual, corporation, corporate entity, website or webhost knowingly or unknowingly involved in activity contributing to the copyright infringement of my work will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Criminal penalty and monetary damages will be sought.
If you see an image or written work of mine posted elsewhere
:please: notify me. :thanks:

btw :giggle: my cherished DD Family ties family ties-print 2 by Cmac13 may be displayed anywhere on the :devart: website too :iconnaughtygrandmaplz: :iconballoonplz:
:iconbirthdays: My birthday badge :glomp: gifts and warm wishes
:manhug: always welcome
:manhug:
  • Listening to: blessed silence
  • Reading: your warm comments
  • Watching: myslef grow o-0 as an artist ;)
  • Playing: with llama badges
  • Eating: fresh cranberries
  • Drinking: coffee with Dutch cocoa