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Val

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Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010, 12:31:53 AM
AHA! But for how long? Who will run out of gas first? :confused: Stay tuned!  :2funny:  :clap:
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Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 07:23:09 PM
hi everyone - great to join this happy group here on the paint basket forum.. will have a scoot around and comment when I can  ..e^)


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Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 01:46:14 AM
Hi Erika, :bigwelcome: to the site, enjoyed your website very much - you style of painting is very popular at the moment.

Looking forward to chatting with you on the site. O0


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Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 03:47:52 AM
 :welcome: Hello Erika, always nice to have new input. Don't mind us...the comedy relief just helps get through the difficult spots. I have learned more here in the past few weeks than in the past 2 years of struggling along. This is a great place to learn and grow. Hope you will join in with comments and look forward to seeing your work. I like your avatar.  :clap:
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Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 01:10:12 PM
thanks for the welcome Nolan, Val - I love funny, what's life without a little humour?  Esp. us artists who often work in isolated circumstances, can be lonely sometimes yes?  And stressful, esp when things turn custard.  But thanks for the comment Nolan, it scares me a little though - popular is short lived and fickle so one needs to stay in front and regularly up-skill and progress - this puts one under pressure.  Pressure can have two effects: either it lifts you to the next level, or you crash.  So I've learnt to pace myself and not mind "popular" too much, just keep going and do it my way.

Sjoe, that was a mouth full!  :sweat:





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Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 01:31:52 PM
I agree Erika. That is why I don't easily take on a commissioned work - you are trying to match the preconceived expectation of the finished painting the person has "painted in their head" and that messes around with my painting style and creativity. I rather paint what I like and if you like it too, you are welcome to buy it.

Luckily if you like it, you know somebody else will. In fact often if you don't like it, chances are there will be somebody that will still love it and buy it. O0


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Reply #21 on: November 25, 2010, 07:15:57 PM
Absolutely!  As long as the quality is good I'll let it go even if I don't particularly like it.  Other times I will recycle the canvas - start over again, as I am rather aware of the footprint I will be leaving behind..

And I don't do commissions at all - like you say, it messes with my creativity and I'm rather selfish too - I'm old enough to demand doing it my way LOL!!


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Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 12:40:57 AM
hmm, recycled canvases, got a few in my garage awaiting recycling too  ;D


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Reply #23 on: November 26, 2010, 07:22:12 PM
 :clap: Cheers to you both for being conservationists. I've had more than a few 'double-sided' paintings myself.  Yes, it is hard to 'bend' to someone elses ideas when you're used to following your own.
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Reply #24 on: November 28, 2010, 04:19:18 PM
I actually saw an interesting workshop online last night called "UFO Workshop"

UnFinished Objects Workshop

Thought that was a great idea. It was on a quilting site, so the folks would bring in their unfinished work and then continue to work on them in a workshop situation. Really handy if you have stopped working on something because you lost inspiration or ran out of ideas, then the group can help you with new ideas.

I think we should "steal" that idea ourselves and start a UFO section - I'll post the first one  ;D


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Reply #25 on: November 28, 2010, 10:23:34 PM
I actually saw an interesting workshop online last night called "UFO Workshop"

UnFinished Objects Workshop

Thought that was a great idea. It was on a quilting site, so the folks would bring in their unfinished work and then continue to work on them in a workshop situation. Really handy if you have stopped working on something because you lost inspiration or ran out of ideas, then the group can help you with new ideas.

I think we should "steal" that idea ourselves and start a UFO section - I'll post the first one  ;D

oh dear! I have an idea it will be a very busy section...  :D

I have one that is standing on the tallboy in our bedroom, and DH just has to keep on asking when I intend to finish it.. Will have to take a photo and put it up at some stage, as there is so many things wrong with it, I don't know where to start......  :uglystupid2:


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Reply #26 on: November 28, 2010, 11:57:50 PM
I once took a painting class where we each had to give an unfinished work to another student, and let them complete it, all the while completing their work.  Some interesting results.


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Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010, 12:27:16 AM
 :heeha: maybe I should mine to Kaaskrul and she can send me hers  ;D


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Reply #28 on: November 29, 2010, 12:46:05 AM
Morning All... :yawn: its 0440 here and time to go to bed. Funny this should appear on site right now.   :2funny: I couldn't sleep, so pulled out an old sky wash I thought would go in to the rubbish. I'll have to have a look in the morning to see how it turned out!  ;D This will definately be a busy section. Great idea  O0   :sleep:
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Reply #29 on: November 29, 2010, 10:24:55 AM
UFO's? I believe in them! I have plenty in my studio where my workshop demo paintings were unfinished but the students went home with finished one.  :clap: :clap: Somehow I have always been left behind with the unfinished paintings :heeha: :2funny: :2funny:

Maybe I'll show them as a miniature gallery of UFO's
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