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sojie 14 wip # 3 "Spirit of Freedom" by jyruff


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sojie 14 wip # 3 "Spirit of Freedom" by 

Nothing can dampen the spirit of freedom we feel when our country gets attacked and so many people die from such needless tragedy. A study for an oil painting call “Spirit of Freedom – Ode to 9-11” Pencil, pen n ink, acrylic and oils on panel board, interpretation of Laura Barber’s horse painting “Together” 16″ × 20″ oil on panel seascape hand painted by Hawaii artist Joseph Ruff.

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“sojie 14 wip # 3 Spirit of Freedom
by jyruff”:

Pencils pen n ink with oils on 16″ × 20″ primed masonite panel

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 3 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous Joseph and you have accomplished this painting in such speed!

  • Thank You very much Beatrice! glad I caught you before I went to bed,..I appreciate your cheerful took quite some tweeking of things to get it to what it is now ..but I think I can see the end in sight now ..and you know how rewarding it is to worke throught the hardes spots and see the finish coming! I have been on 14 looking to see how you are doing but I havent been able to find you I hope you are okay? Joseoh

    – jyruff

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 3 years ago

    I have posted a couple of paintings and will add another one today.
    I could not carry on painting. I had to go to London to visit my grandchild in hospital but today I am going back working on it :)
    See you on Soji :)

  • I just found your first post ..what a hard thing to master(watercolors) looks like you are doing fine though..The sky already looks dreamy!

    – jyruff

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    It’s looking great Joe,
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil! I have just finished it just now but I will have to wait to take a photo tomorrow..any suggestions on how to take a good photo without the glare of the flash? This panel board being so smooth an all reflects a lot of light.

    – jyruff

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 3 years ago

    Joseph, this is going to be so awsome!

  • Thank You Diane ! ..I took another wip photo yesterday when I worked on darkening it a bit( cause the finish will have plenty more light highlites ) and I know it will gert so much lighter I dont want to lose my darks in balance..but I just finished it today so maybe I will just take the finished photo and put that up instead.

    – jyruff

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    I’ve Bubble mailed you about photographing paintings
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil, will try those things :))

    – jyruff

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    WOW… such intense beauty in this translation Joseph, I just love it!

  • Thank You for saying so Linaji, glad to hear you like it! ..If it wasnt for sojie(frannie) I wouldnt even have painted this haha ..oh and Laura too (thanks Laura). Like watching you on sojie !! but I cant find myself time to comment much cause it moves so fast and I dont want to say something to one and miss some one else so I just look at it all haha fun yeah? now frannie is letting me do an oil of Jay’s “Masquerade” and abstract ..I dont even remember whe I last did an abstract so haha should be interesting to see me fumbling along..but dont you dare laugh!! haha take care, Joseph. ps sometimes I like the raw colors as I feel painting this initally as appose to cleaning it all up and adding embelishments ,so I can see how you would like the powerful layup here cause I was painting in the mood. :))

    – jyruff

  • jyruff
    jyruffover 3 years ago
  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    beautifully done joseph

  • Hi Shadowlea! Thanks so much for your beautiful words. Glad you like it , (my first horse!)

    – jyruff

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    congrats Joe,, this is so beautiful!

  • Thank You so much Linda for saying this! your nice words are well appreciated, aloha

    – jyruff

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • Great news to hear Cee! Thank you for this wonderful feature! I really appreciate it lots, Joseph

    – jyruff

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