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Old 03/07/2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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Beautiful Reef Art (Karen Talbot)

So I was looking to spruce up my office a bit (I have an office tank). I looked on the forum and saw a post about Karen Talbot. I looked on her site and really liked what I saw.

Today I received four prints and they are just gorgeous! They were packaged really well and just look great. They come with nice mats - I got the frames from a local store.

I could not recommend her any higher. Give her site a look if you are looking for something beautiful for your home or office:
http://stores.karentalbotartonline.com/reef-fishes/

(p.s. And no, I don't work for her....)


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Old 03/07/2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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Beautiful Reef Art (Karen Talbot)

Here they are. Ready to be put on the wall. The mystery wrasse is my favorite....probably because I have one!




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Old 03/07/2018, 05:04 PM   #3
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Nice, I like to draw and have often thought of doing one of my fish. Here is some stuff I have done


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Old 03/07/2018, 06:36 PM   #4
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You have a gift and great talent oldhead.


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Old 03/08/2018, 09:31 AM   #5
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Great art on this thread. I really like your work, oldhead, esp the portrait. I have 0 talent, but I come from a family of artists, so I know the talent & hard work involved. I found these notecards on IG, the artist’s site is www.natewilsonpaints.com if anyone is interested. Pic below:



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Old 03/08/2018, 01:07 PM   #6
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I also work in color pencils, I may have to try a fish next. The OP’s pictures are really nice.


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Old 03/08/2018, 02:59 PM   #7
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I can draw amazing stick figures


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:03 PM   #8
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I can draw amazing stick figures
Me too!!!

The only drawings I can do are on a drafting table with a straightedge and pencil.


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:17 PM   #9
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ragnar looks sweet oldhead!


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Old 03/09/2018, 05:53 AM   #10
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ragnar looks sweet oldhead!
Thanks. I thought of doing Lagertha too


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Old 03/09/2018, 09:57 AM   #11
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I also work in color pencils, I may have to try a fish next. The OP’s pictures are really nice.


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Post them for us to admire if you do, please!


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Old 03/09/2018, 10:13 AM   #12
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I like Karen's stuff a lot.

I really need to get back into painting... it's been YEARS.
But here's a few of my most "recent".

The first two are pretty large... my buddy's toddler daughter behind a park bench, and my mom's basset hound. And then a small random beach scene from one of my pics.
All oil paintings.
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Old 03/09/2018, 10:21 AM   #13
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I like Karen's stuff a lot.

I really need to get back into painting... it's been YEARS.
But here's a few of my most "recent".

The first two are pretty large... my buddy's toddler daughter behind a park bench, and my mom's basset hound. And then a small random beach scene from one of my pics.
All oil paintings.
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Excellent work. I never have tried oil or acrylics.


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Here are a few more. Two are color pencils



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Excellent work. I never have tried oil or acrylics.
Thanks!
I always preferred oils because they stay wet for so long. I can work on the painting for an hour today, then go back tomorrow and work some more, etc. Even if it starts drying, some mineral spirits gets things going again. And since I lean more towards realism, I can slowly layer and blend over time.

I dabbled a little in water color not long ago and I have some ollllld pencil stuff back from my school days I should dig up and photograph.


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Here are a few more. Two are color pencils
Very nice. My favorite is the hair detail in your very first pic. People don't realize how HARD that is!!


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Old 03/09/2018, 12:26 PM   #17
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Wow! Who knew there was a thriving artist’s colony on R/C! Y’all are both amazing. I collect fantasy & science fiction art, our walls are so covered in paintings now that hubs won’t let me go to gallery shows anymore! (well he *tries* to keep me away - lol) I’ve already brought up the subject of some ‘fish’ pieces. Let’s just say it was an interesting conversation! I do have a piece I commissioned that hangs above the DT. An ‘ocean’ full of fantastical ‘fish’(?).

Keep ‘em comin’ y’all! I hope more of our ‘secret artists’ contribute to this thread!


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Old 03/09/2018, 12:57 PM   #18
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Well, if we're showing off art skills, check out my avatar!

My daughter....about 3 years ago


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Old 03/09/2018, 01:17 PM   #19
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Well, if we're showing off art skills, check out my avatar!

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That would make a good tattoo. I have a drawing on my desk from my bosses grand daughter. I had her sign her name to it.


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Some impressive talent on this board!


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Old 03/09/2018, 01:35 PM   #21
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