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on: February 25, 2014, 03:46:30 AM
Hi all,

I stumbled across a possible art competition in our local freely distributed newspaper the other day and am thinking of entering: The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. Administration fee is only $25.

Although I live in Brisbane, my house technically on the map sits in the Moreton Shire Council Boundary.

I was thinking of going with one of my The Nature Series ones.
#34 - Paradise Colours
#34 - Paradise Colours

Any thoughts? Is there one better that ties in the "Creative With Colour" theme?

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Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 04:13:48 AM
That would definately give you a boost in visibility.  O0    How many paintings are you allowed? As to which one, you have so many great possibilities. I'll have to go look through them all  :detective:   
How exciting!  :heeha:
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Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 04:23:11 AM
Go for it Batman! It is a great exposure for an artist. All your paintings are very colorful and inspiring  :) Doina
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Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 05:25:49 AM
Val, only one painting (plus I have to finalise on my pricing before entering).

Thanks Doina.

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Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 05:30:02 AM
Only one huh?  That is a sticky wicket.

When do you have to announce your intended entry? I really can't decide!   :-\
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Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 06:07:07 AM
I think it's a good choice Brian-best of luck to you!  :gl:
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Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 08:20:49 AM
Great, Batman.  Go for it.  Your proposed entry fits the theme well.

aloha

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Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 11:04:41 AM
LOL Val, it was a chance discovery in that newspaper (and it was a couple of weeks old anyway) - I rarely even open the thing, but for some reason I had left it sitting on the bench open at a certain page for a number of days and just happened to glance at the top right hand corner of the page where there was this tiny little ad and for some reason I read it. I only have until this Friday to put my entry in online.

Thanks ncwren and mea, I think it is a really eye catching one - quite a bit of texture and really bold brush marks. And it came up a treat in the glossing/varnishing process. Bit of a sham really, because the judging of finalists for entry to the gallery exhibition is only done from the image I upload. It has far more impact as the real thing.

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Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 11:22:40 AM
go for it :gl:


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Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 12:07:58 PM
Ditto, Go For It Batman   :painting:   :gl2:
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Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 03:21:13 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and MSWcrane.

As part of the entry I have to come up with a 60 word "Artist Statement" to accompany it. A story about the painting that will accompany the painting and if read and I weren't present would tell the viewer about it.

This is my first draft:

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In this painting from my “The Nature Series” collection, I have taken a Bird of Paradise flower photograph from my collection and cropped it dramatically to create the composition. Then using my love of colour, I have reinterpreted it on canvas to attempt to bring out the boldness of the flower to create the greatest impact possible on the viewer.

Any thoughts?

Gotta price it too, in case it makes it as a finalist to go to the exhibition.

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Reply #11 on: February 25, 2014, 03:26:17 PM
Have you given this painting it's own title ?
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Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 03:28:38 PM
Hi Didwuad,

I'm intentionally sticking to "The Nature Series no. 34". The viewer can come up with their own ideas of what it is and also know that there is a lot more where it came from... >:D :2funny:

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Reply #13 on: February 25, 2014, 03:51:01 PM
Just a thought,  Your painting title   as an example ....  Colors of Paradise  # 34  from The Nature Series Collection

The title would inspire curiosity as it is admired by the buyer and also,  is informative enough to let him or her know there is more to the collection.  ( potentially more sales )

Only my two cents worth Batman.  I wish you all the best.  I can't wait to read your final draft.   :gl2:
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Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
Excellent suggestion for Batman, Didwaud.  Yes, need to put the emphasis on their being a "collection."

aloha

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