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dennis

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on: March 28, 2019, 08:12:38 PM
Nolan and I are participating in the Wanganui Artists Open Studios 2019 over two weekends. Last weekend I painted this in oils in between talking to the visitors. Tomorrow is the last weekend.

At my easel in our Studio

Finished painting of the Mallard Duck
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Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 09:31:07 PM
I wish I lived there.  I would have loved to go to the Open Studio.  Would be fun to talk to you and admire your work.  Nolan, too.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 09:46:34 PM
Feel the same Mea. I wish I has had the opportunity to see you paint live, Dennis!
BTW, you look energetic!
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Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 09:53:32 PM
Beautiful painting! I agree, it would be fun to visit your open studio.
EmmaLee


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Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 01:23:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Dennis, your Mallard duck is fantastic and I can just imagine how well Nolan's dogs were received because they are excellent too.   Like our other members, I wished I could have visited your Open Studio for Artists too. 


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Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 06:13:37 AM
Great painting Dennis and good luck for weekend open studio hopefully it will bring you both lots of commission work.
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Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 10:01:58 PM
Both weekends were great. Eight paintings were sold and the people were stunned by the Border Collie.
It didn't sell however, but as with every painting, the correct buyer with the correct need has to walk in the door. I am getting commission inquiries for other dog portraits, so those become indirect sales.
We have both also been invited to other exhibitions, etc. by gallery owners also following the Art Studio trail, so all in all a successful exhibition :yippee:


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Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 03:39:12 PM
Great, Nolan. Sounds successful, especially with promise of future commissions and gallery showings.

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Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 11:52:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations to you and your Dad, Nolan on the successful show and so pleased that it has opened doors for further work.  I never doubted that everyone would be stunned by the Border Collie.  Great news.  :yippee:


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Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 06:52:48 PM
 :heeha:   Fantastic!!! It would have been amazing to walk right in and see your faces!   :eek:     :eek:   
I could just see you both racing for the door!    :run:     :run:      :2funny:
Lucky for you I´m a confirmed pauper so you´re safe..... for now!   ^-^
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:50:51 PM


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Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 10:32:22 PM
Beautiful painting Dennis. 

Nolan, what success and I wish you more of the same.  You and Dennis deserve it! :yippee:
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Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 08:38:04 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou :flowers:


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Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 02:51:51 AM
Mazel tov on the show, the sales, the potential pet commissions, invites to other shows and that gorgeous mallard!! What a huge success on so many levels!!

And I agree Nolan, the right buyer for each painting eventually shows up. We just need to be patient!!
Cheers,
Sharon