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 CHATEAU GRIEF PATREON (free tutorials this week as usual)

This is Burney Falls, the crown jewel of McArthur Burney State Park, located  just north of Redding, California.  It’s 129 feet high, and was named for the Samuel Burney who settled the area, recognized the significance of this magnificent waterfall and presented the land to the state in 1926.

There’s camping and hiking and plenty of fishing in the area, you can rent a paddle boat to go out on the lake, and it sounds absolutely wonderful.  

On the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, the park hosts a Heritage day that shows what life was like for the California Pioneers.  There are blacksmithing demonstrations, quill calligraphy, rope making.  You can make candles and watch two men operating a hand cross-cut saw.  There’s spinning and weaving and bead making, along with practical stuff like how to start a fire with flint and steel (perfect time to hype the video I made of Joe making strikers )

There’s a fiddle band, and bakers, and you can eat barbecue and drink fresh apple hard cider.  Everyone’s dressed up in mountain man hats and having a grand old time.  They say there’s even a ‘hands-on’ branding booth, though I don’t think that’s the sort of thing you can just encourage non-cowboys to do on a whim.  The whole event sounds like a wonderful time.  This year it’s October 8, so take a visit!

Xander banishes all holidays so he won’t be there, but still.  

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treegowth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Good God, you don't see a lot of these nowadays.
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Safrina1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
Wauw it almost comes alive before my eyes.  It makes me wish I was there .  It's beautifull.
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aenafarooq Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
ooh nice <3
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Dragonis96 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Very nice movements in the water and the spray is great :)
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the variety of colors you use in the water! Incredible as always!
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MehrzAuchtyra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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Luna-Lotus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Uaaa i want to go thereeeeeeeeee!! :love: Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1]  Great job as always Chateaugrief Clap :clap: -- The Water looks like its crystal sooo amazing the drawing is very beautiful and also pretty magical i love how the colors of the Waterfalls are mixed together Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love the colors in the water. :)
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DemonicDivine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
very nice drawing, water colors looks very lively.
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Darkarchangel96 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
I love your landscapes. The water in this one is magical and I always love your explanations and descriptions too
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AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
I love your beautiful and magical landscapes! ;u; 
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KH-Clark-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how vibrant and magical you made this scene! The water almost feels bioluminescent!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
I feel cooler and more relaxed already. You've presented pure serenity here. :) (Smile) 
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catycarolite223 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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Jess--Art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
J'adore les reflets un peut violet dans l'eau et l'effet ombrager est très réussit ^^ merci pour cette euvre sublime 
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Crazysimsgirl4 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
WOW, this is absolutely stunning!! Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up  I love this!! Heart Love 
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PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist



Damn, this looks fantastic Cat nods    



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KotoriGirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is spectacular. I love how you've managed to capture the way the light falls perfectly
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Little-Miss-Wayne Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Student General Artist
This looks really realistic almost as if it's actual on the screen.
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Lexidus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these colors are absolutely mesmerizing! Almost looks like a magic or crystal waterfall. So gorgeous :D Your paintings never cease to amaze! 
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ZED-EYE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the purple and turquoise colours in this... :heart:
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xWolfie36x Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The detail on the upper right rock is incredible! And the waterfalls look like rainbows! You never fail to find the most beautiful colors in beautiful things.
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ShyWidow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. 
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CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa, this some marvelous scenery! Great job!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CrimsonSunset218 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Gosh.... that does sound like fun.... *sigh*  It sounds like a lovely vacation.  Sadly, I'm too much of a work-a-holic to be able to allow myself to take time off for such a trip. *shakes head*  Silly me.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I know the feeling, believe me.  They had such great pictures on their website though, all the kids looked thrilled to be there.  Now you've got me craving some of that cider... mmm, I'll have to cook something over a fire some night.  
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CrimsonSunset218 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
*chuckles*  You're welcome.  I recommend a candle, a toothpick, and a mini marshmallow for the wary outdoorsy person.  *grins*  (though you'll want to be careful which candle you use, some have a vapor that's really bad to eat.)

Of course a microwave and a mug of apple juice works too. ;)
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ShimmeringDewdrops Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is so pretty. I like subtle, almost electrically iridescent quality to the falls. I also appreciate the pleasant lighting, the lush foliage, and the foam on the water, not to mention the airy mist and the wonderful attention to detail throughout this piece. Great work on the rock ledge too! :nod: This is very nice! :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I had quite the struggle with this, but it was a great learning experience and I tried a whole new method of painting.  I was so relieved it turned out ok!  I ended up loving those iridescent colors too!
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DiscipleOfTheHoof Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, as usual!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NiChiteal Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Artist
Wonderful job! :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HawkRose00 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly beautiful wow
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017   General Artist
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ilnalli Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! La la la la 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
yw
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Pretty rainbow falls :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's beautiful. :D (Big Grin) 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :)
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Bcfoster20 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Photographer
This is sooo beautiful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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