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Title: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on November 24, 2017, 07:25:21 AM
You are all invited to the opening of course, and the big draw card is that it will be displaying some of MY paintings!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: dennis on November 24, 2017, 07:28:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on November 24, 2017, 09:54:34 AM
Thankyou, Dennis.
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on November 24, 2017, 11:40:44 AM
 :yippee:   That's exciting!!! I hope you'll post some snaps for us of the event!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on November 24, 2017, 12:51:26 PM
It's certainly a big deal for me. I'm not expecting to sell many paintings. As I understand it it's not a high sales venue, but just the experience of getting ready for it has been/is invaluable, and I'll get to meet a whole new group of local artists and see their work. I'll post pics if I can. My only camera is my phone which has it's limitations on anything more distant than 3 metres.Thanks for the good wishes.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on November 24, 2017, 03:39:14 PM
Linley,

This is all so exciting.  I know it's a lot of work, but it gets easier once you've done it a few times.  Best part is meeting other artists.  I have made so many new friends at these shows.

Enjoy it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on November 25, 2017, 11:05:31 AM
Sales or no, it's still very exciting to me! Have a blast!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: TeresaM on November 26, 2017, 10:56:25 AM
Go Linley🎉 and enjoy yourself  :yippee:
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Post by: robynann on November 26, 2017, 04:03:25 PM
Yaaaaay!!!!! Linley! Sales? your going to hit it out of the park!!! Your the best!!!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 07, 2017, 12:18:21 AM
Thankyou... tomorrow is delivery day, with the big opening in the evening. It's taken blood (many sliced fingers from mat cutting and mounting)  :sweat: (hot hot weather Oliver sudden) and  :'(   :crazy2: (of frustration... I'm not very good at Matt cutting!)but apart from varnish drying on the last frame, it's boxed and ready for delivery. I'm excited and nervous... not because I fear my paintings won't be good enough ( its an exhibition of Recreational artists, so they allow imperfect work) But because they have strict standards for presentation, and since I've done all the mats myself, and I'm using 2nd hand frames, I fear they may sniff and refuse them entry.  :thankyou: all for the encouragements.  They've really been a boost to my spirits. Promise to post photos if I can get them . In the meantime I need an emojis for fingers crossed. Now I'm looking forward to starting actually painting again. Which Class shall I start with... they are all so interesting!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 07, 2017, 12:51:27 AM
I'm excited for you, Linley.  If you get a chance to help with spotting and hanging, do it if you can.  I learn so much when I get a chance to look closely at each painting to pick the best place for it in the show.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 07, 2017, 12:39:09 PM
Thanks, Mea. I'm a newbie to the group, so I don't know if they'd trust me to do anything complicated, but I'll grab the chance if I can. Now I have to get some sleep so that I'm reasonably compis mentas (forgive the spelling please) and can actually function enough to help if asked. Actually too excited to sleep.  It's like Christmas... :D
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 09, 2017, 01:04:48 PM
The exhibition opened last night. I expected support from you lot (and got it) butI was surprised and gratified by the number of local well-wishers I had, despite the number down and out at the moment with the latest nasty virus. Two managed to attend, and one brought me flowers! I had thought it might be a bit boring, but I had a wonderful time. Even sold a card (bought by a friend who wanted a reminder of the occasion). Only photos so far are of me with flowers beside two of my paintings. I take others when I do gallery duty next Friday.
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 09, 2017, 02:54:55 PM
Oh, Linley, you look so radiant and lovely and your paintings look great.  How sweet of your friend to bring you flowers. If I were there, I would have brought you a lei.

So happy you got to experience an artists reception as an artist.  It's a time to dress up, feel special, and meet other artists and folks who admire art.

Good for you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2017, 06:45:40 PM
Linley,  you looked beautiful and so happy. Lovely thought on behalf of your friend to present you with flowers. Thanks for sharing this with us and wishing you good luck with sales.  Patricia
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Cath on December 10, 2017, 08:38:28 AM
 :clap: Well done Linely!
I agree, - you look lovely.
Yes it is exciting, and gives one such a boost!!
Enjoy it all!   :)  :gl2:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 11, 2017, 12:31:31 AM
Thankyou Mea, Cath and Patricia. I'm still basking in the glow  :yippee:, although I have to admit it has taken me 3 days to recover ( no, not from a hangover! I can hear you in the background, Val! You are so cheeky!). Getting ready in such a short time was very stressful. My advice to to other would-be exhibitors - frame your paintings as you go along, not all at once! :2funny:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: liz on December 11, 2017, 06:16:52 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: So happy for you, Linley!  What a great experience and exciting time for you to shine along with your art!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: ~Liz
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 11, 2017, 10:15:47 PM
Thankyou Liz... you have such a gift for words. Loved the message you left for Sharon regarding her Flyer for her next exhibition. Wished I'd said it in fact! :2funny:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Win on December 11, 2017, 11:08:45 PM
Wonderful experience for you  :clap: enjoy
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 11, 2017, 11:13:48 PM
It was indeeed Win. I think it will go down as one of the highlights of my life!
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Post by: Mysti Vale on December 12, 2017, 05:00:23 AM
So exciting!  It looks like you are having a great time.   I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures.  Here is that fingers crossed emoji for you.   :gl:

Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 12, 2017, 06:12:40 AM
Thankyou Mysti....All the good wishes it generated made the night, you know. It's wonderful to have friends to share these things. :hug:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 13, 2017, 10:43:23 PM
 :eek: Well hold my stars and garters! Just look at you.... and I missed it!  :'( Lovely photos of you with your paintings and flowers. I can only imagine how grand the evening must have been. Getting ready for the next showing will be old hat for you now. Congratulations.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 14, 2017, 12:48:31 AM
Old hat sounds really nice Val... A steep learning curve over a short time scale is quite stressful! I would advise other would be exhibitionists ( :2funny:) to start off with only a small number of paintings, not 32!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: TeresaM on December 23, 2017, 06:31:38 AM
Congratulations and well done :clap:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 23, 2017, 07:54:40 AM
 :thankyou: Theresa M and....
Some of the cards entered in the exhibition and not previously shown on the forum:
I can't do a mass upload (sorry) because I use Chrome as my search engine and it doesn't support Java. Really annoying!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 23, 2017, 10:37:38 AM
These are all great Linley. You have some fantastic impressionistic paintings in there!  :heeha:   Love them!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 23, 2017, 11:55:00 AM
it's a bit hard to be anything but impressionist on yupo,Val!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 23, 2017, 01:47:14 PM
Still no contact with yupo. Is it like a plastic?
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2017, 04:05:49 PM
Nice work, Linley.  Love the vibrant colors.

I have never tried a "mass upload" because I have never had enough mass to upload.

I use OPERA as a browser exclusively for Paintbasket and all my art-related stuff.  Fabulous browser - free and I have never seen advertising on it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 23, 2017, 10:10:33 PM
Oh Linley - mazel tov on being in this show!!! So proud of you - and the photos of you and your art are just precious!!! It takes a lot of courage for artists to put their paintings for view in the public eye - it can be so scary for me still to do that even after a lot of shows. Really glad you've shared this with us. And here's to more shows for you in 2018!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 23, 2017, 11:52:50 PM
Yupo behaves like plastic in some respects, but isn't totally slick. It is a special type of plastic developed for the illustration industry. Apparently the printing process couldn't pickup the intensity of colours properly on ordinary paper. Anyway, it's tricky because the surface does not absorb the water, so if you use too much it runs all over the place and makes muddy puddles as the colours combine. :o On the other hand it's really easy to mop up or wipe off mistakes. :) It just wipes clean. In theory, you can wipe it clean and reuse the same piece of yupo for a new painting several times over. In practice I find some staining colours like Alizarin Crimson and the Pthalos do leave faint shadows.It's available in little pads through most art shops, although probably not in Belize or Guatemala.People who paint with alcohol inks love it.
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 24, 2017, 12:54:03 AM
 :heeha: Sounds like my idea of fun! Will have a lookout for some up in Mexico!
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 24, 2017, 01:34:31 AM
PS, Val. I have found it hard to remove indentations left by too heavily impressed pencil. Watercolour pencil, like Nolan advocates, smeared everywhere. So far a pencil with a very light touch and drawing directly on the Yuporather than transferring the image,  in not too much detail, seems to be the best option. Painting without first  drawing would be better, if you are confident enough.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 25, 2017, 02:26:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely lovely work Linley and you can be so proud of yourself.  Congratulations and hoping to see many more exhibitions from you. The first is always the most difficult and the next will be easier I am sure. Anyway, great work.
Patricia
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 26, 2017, 02:09:25 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia. I still have to post pictures of the matted and framed paintings, but it's a lot of work converting them all to suitable format, so I've been Only posting in dribs and drabs. I wouldn't bother to post everything but there are pieces in there I promised I would show when they were matted. I feel guilty about hogging the whole gallery when I put up multiple pictures, so I try to time it for when I think other people will be too busy to post their work... Like the lead-up to Christmas and New Year.
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 26, 2017, 04:49:02 PM
Yo!    :heeha:     Linley!!!    :nana:     Hey you!!!  :goofy: Have I got your attention? Whew,   :sweat:   that's good, thought I'd have to pull my hair out...  :pullhair:

never mind loading up the gallery. The way i see it is I am so slow to get anything up.... you have permission to use some of my space!  ^-^
Cool eh?  :coolsmiley:

No need to thank me   ;)      :2funny:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 27, 2017, 04:07:34 AM
Righto, Val. I think I've got the message! I'll get on with it right away! ::)
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: linley.plester on December 27, 2017, 07:29:18 AM
Some of the paintings I entered in the exhibition, now matted and framed.

sold
The mat on the owls is suede.
Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sweat:
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Val on December 27, 2017, 09:11:31 AM
 :heeha: They look fabulous Linley!   :congrats:   
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2017, 04:52:28 PM
Very nicely done, Linley.  Well presented.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2017, 05:01:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful work Linley.  I really enjoyed looking through your paintings so please keep on posting for it is so lovely to see the wonderful work you are doing.  Besides, I am sure that it encourages everyone, especially me.  Thank you for posting and keep us the excellent work.


Patricia 
Title: Re: Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists Exhibition
Post by: Cath on December 29, 2017, 02:04:47 AM
 O0  Looking forward to your work next year, Linley.