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  •  I painted a biplane once, in art class. (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, Otteray Scribe

    It was a Curtiss Jenny, backlit against a sunset, great bank of orange clouds.

    The teacher preferred watercolor to oil, which is what I was using. He walked around a few times, didn't say much. Finally I asked him if he had any advice for me. He said, "I'm just waiting to see where the heck you're going with that -- it looks like a forest fire!"

    I sold the painting later for $50; sort of wish I'd kept it. I have one of the teacher's, a big watercolor of black horses in a snowy Mt. Hood meadow. It's beautiful, and I'm glad I have it in remembrance of a very nice guy. I think he knew that whatever he said, I'd paint it the way I felt it....


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