Category Archives: Fishing

ARLIN ART – OIL ON CANVAS: THE STUART DAVIES TECHNIQUE


These two landscapes I did by using a technique I am learning from Stuart Davies. Davies is a Brit living in France, where he paints and teaches. He does videos roughly 45 min to over an hour long often, demonstrating his technique. He uses his paint brush(es) and frequently paper towels to scrub in the paint. He does not usually use photographs as a reference. Most of his subject matter is from imagination as he goes along…….as he says (I don’t always know where it’s taking me!’) He does paint landscapes of actually places but uses his memory. The paintings may only look similar to places he has been. Davies does mostly landscapes and loves doing clouds (stormy and colorful). He is a cloud painting genius. But, he will tell you “anyone can do it!”.

Many of his videos are free to view. I have learned a great deal from watching them. Some of the things he does I am still trying to grasp. He is also an individual to learn glazing . He gives lessons, but I have yet to go there. He isn’t cheap and he shouldn’t be.

16 X 20………Storm Cloud Over Valley
16 X 20 Cloudy Day

NOT EVEN FREE IS FREE! ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT(S) OF THE DAY


There still is a lot of information you can get by Googling. I hate to admit it but, sometimes I Google YouTube to learn how to fix something. You can usually find a video showing you how. The correct way to bait a hook for chicken liver……….(thought I knew, but have been having trouble with that lately, might be the quality of the meat!) HOWEVER, when looking for new technique on oil painting, looking for the right color scheme for an object……if you ask for a free video lesson (like you once could get), you might get a few minutes free or a TRIAL PERIOD free, but then YOU PAY! Now I do get it. People are making money on the internet, and that is okay! But, many are luring you to their websites by using deceit. Get these lessons FREE. What you get is a trailer…….small sample FREE. Then for $129 USD you can have life time access to our lessons. All I wanted to know was one simple technique to get the best results. Illegal immigrants can get free medical care (I must pay), and I can’t find out the best way to “scrub in” far distant trees in an oil painting. Actually, finding out a quick solution like that I can, I am exaggerating a bit here, but If I want to really learn a technique, or just get better……….and they tell you “get it here free”. IT IS NOT! I don’t want to continue to go through the whole search process, only to be told in the end, what free means to some people isn’t what free means to me! Stop wasting my time!!!! And, how those Trial Periods work is another issue!

To be honest myself here, you can still find ‘some’ tutorials that are very helpful. But even the tutorials (limited) are advertising samples basically. I have found one guy from in France that does a monthly demo, on storm clouds. I have learned a great deal from him. An old guy now living in France from the U.K.; his name is Stuart Davies.

BE HONEST UPFRONT!

ANYTHING NEEDING SHARED, OR SIMPLY REPEATED?


If you post something I believe needs shared or simply repeated because of its importance or interest I will repost here! You will be given the credit. If I know the source, I share where it came from. There is much needed to be shared. I actually reblog more articles than I write……..and I am obviously ok with that! I enjoy doing it, however, some topics are not enjoyable to show, but still need sharing, exposing. We often need the word out to one another. We can not rely on the media.

Thank you! As Roy Rogers would say……..Happy trails!

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT(S) OF THE DAY: COMPARE THIS TO THE $450,000 BIDEN WANTS TO GIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS


“The CPI-W rises when inflation increases, leading to a higher cost-of-living. This change means prices for goods and services, on average, are a little more expensive, so the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) helps to offset these costs.”

This quote above comes from the article in the Gov. website. The governments take is “………prices for goods and services, on average, are a little more expensive, so the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) helps to offset these costs.” A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE?????!#@%? HELPS TO OFFSET THESE COSTS????/#%!!!!

In 2022 Social Security payments will go up 5.9%……….and they are bragging this is an EPIC increase for all time ! THIS DOES NOT COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO OFFSETTING THE COSTS OF LIVING. THAT IS BULL SHIT! AND MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN THIS IS ANNOUNCED JUST BEFORE JOE BIDEN’S PLAN TO COMPENSATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (WHO WERE SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND SUFFERED TRAUMATICALLY, WHICH WAS OF THEIR OWN DOING) $450,000 PER INDIVIDUAL. $450,000!!!!!!!! TO PEOPLE THAT BROKE THE LAW!!!

It really appears to me, the JOE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO START A CIVIL WAR. Not sure this would be among citizens though we are divided, but just an all out clash against WASHINGTON!

So, a 5.9% costs of living increase for Social Security recipients and a proposal by the Biden Administration for a $450,000 payment to illegals. Also many of these people that were separated from their families is twisted. Children were rented out by these separated families, rented/bought by the cartels……….and used. That is really besides the point (sort of). You’ve worked all your life as an American citizen…….and your government takes your money and supports the lawbreakers, many who are not from this country (the ILLEGAL immigrants).

JOE BIDEN’S AMERICA LAST POLICY!!! Build Back Better???? This is the Biden Administration’s “WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA QUICKER POLICY”! I say Joe Biden Administration because it is the puppet masters in control. Joe Biden is to incoherent to even know when to take off his pajamas.