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scouserl41

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on: October 13, 2019, 11:07:12 PM
I was invited to take part in the Bisbee Plein Air Festival in Arizona this week. 3 days of painting in this  quaint mining town. Day 1 I was anxious and didn't paint well. Day 2 I was a little more relaxed and getting into the mood. Day 3 I was having fun and meeting the other artist. It's the first time my work has been judged and although I didn't win anything I did get several comments and much to my surprise sold a painting.
1st day

2nd day

3rd day


Sold!
I have no idea why this is upside down! I even turned the original upside down and re-saved it but it
still comes out upside down!
Brian
Better  O0   All well done Brian. Congratulations on the sale.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Cheers


« Last Edit: October 19, 2019, 08:37:39 AM by Val »
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Gita

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Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 11:10:41 PM
I really like this very much, Bill. Such a difficult building to draw plein air and you’ve got the perspectives and the shadows so well! Congrats for selling! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


Bill76434

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Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 07:24:09 AM
Well done 'Scouse!' Brian isn't it, that long I've forgotten  :confused:
Hey Gita this wasn't Bill ;)


JayJ

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Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 10:18:02 AM
Congratulations on your sale Brian!Great plein air paintings!
Zayn


robynann

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Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 10:44:10 AM
Great work Brian... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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and you answer.....


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Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 11:19:13 AM
Congratulations Brian!  These are so nice.  Especially like the Emporium one. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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EmmaLee

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Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 01:17:56 PM
Congratulations on the sale, Brian! 
EmmaLee


nolan

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Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
I can see the progression. My fav is day 3 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Congrats on the sale :congrats:

I didn't however know Arizona was in Australia (you are upside down in the photo) >:D


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Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 02:27:36 AM
Congrat Brian!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I really like the 3rd painting, the building.  But I most happy you had a good time!


Win

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Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 02:55:06 AM
 :clap: well done Brian
Win


Gita

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Reply #10 on: Today at 03:58:16 PM
Well done 'Scouse!' Brian isn't it, that long I've forgotten  :confused:
Hey Gita this wasn't Bill ;)

Oh, I mean Brian! Made a mistake!
Keep it up Brian!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.