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Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:39:55 -0400
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>but shucks,  you gave it a try!<
>au contraire, the words have quite an effect.<

Well you know I had to make an attempt <g>. And thanks. It seemed to pull
together OK. But I have to imagine that only a small percentage actually
made it through to the other side. We do have, however, a significant pool
of creativity perculating on this list, so you never know. Just add water
and stir.

>Someone said being at the meetings among artist-naturalists was like a
homecoming; I find reading the travelogs of alla y'all really rewarding, and
vividly comforting, too.<

Yes, I think we all have similar sensitivities. A similar lens through
which to view the world or familiar perspective to offer.  Wish you made it
out to Richland all the same, Kristina. Since you're on the Altlantic side
of life, you'll have to consider hard on attending the next meeting. It'll
be just a stones throw accross the water.

>That ash both enhanced some of  the textural-type things Frank so
beautifully notes here, but also muted everythign that was to do with hue,
waaaaay down.<

Hmmm. Where's my gray gouache? I had thoughts of such while poking around.
The ash is less obvious, but is hiding in all sorts of nooks and crannies.

>I wonder if anyone has spent time in Iceland, or had the op
to paint there? <

I recall listening to John Cody's lecture/description of traveling the
globe in search of exotic moths. I recall a locale that appeared to be
Icelandic, but I could be wrong. Nordic maybe. Anyway I don't think John
has shown up on the list as of yet.


Frank Ippolito
Principal Scientific Assistant
Dept Vertebrate Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street & CPW
NY    NY    10024
(212) 769-5812
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