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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Orrell Aug 8, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi all, I am going to Montreal next week - kind of art related. Are there any art galleries etc. That are a must see? Any sights that I should not miss?If you have any recommendations let me…READ MORE

 

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Posted on March 8, 2014 at 5:35pm 1 Comment

I love colour and I am not really a fine detail person! I find that when I start painting, I lose myself in the tones and hues more than the exact size and shape of things. It's true of my thinking style I am a big picture thinker and an ideas person and then I hand the fine detail over to someone else.

I always had a pencil and paper in my hand as a child and used to love sitting on trains and buses looking out of the window and drawing whatever I saw. However, I was not encouraged…

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At 7:11pm on June 17, 2018, Ted said…

Thank you Mairi for commenting on Lawrence.  

Ted

At 6:45pm on June 13, 2018, Ted said…

Thank you Mairi for the like on my I've Been Mugged. Much appreciated.

Ted

At 4:38pm on June 9, 2018, Paul Dodd said…

Thanks Mairi for your kind words on my paintings

At 2:07pm on June 8, 2018, R L Oliver said…

I hope to see more of your work here in  the future.  Best wishes.

At 8:13am on June 6, 2018, R L Oliver said…

I can understand the demands that people will make on you, let alone one´s own.  I always figure if I do or paint what I love, I will never have regrets. eh?

At 6:28pm on June 4, 2018, R L Oliver said…

So Koi is something like goldfish?  They are also in the carp fish family and are usually golden or pale yellow and stripes of red sometimes, obviously a delight to the eyes :) They have goldfish in a small pond near our favorite hot springs outside of Santa Rosa, Colombia.  Never drew or painted them that I can remember.  Have you?

At 5:56am on June 4, 2018, R L Oliver said…

Mairi, someone with your kind of talent will NEVER be rejected by people with eyes. It is memorable work and though I don´t even know what KOI is, if you paint it it must be lifelike and probably lovely to see.  Glad you returned to your art. I have a similar story.... I tell people that I was an art minor in college but enjoyed those classes much more than the social studies, psych and history that were my major. I got a secondary teaching certificate, but went into social work, instead of classroom teaching.  I don´t regret it, but wonder what would have happened if I had gathered up my courage when I was in my twenties and jumped into professional art... maybe doing greeting cards for Hallmark in Kansas City.  Who knows?  ...  but I will always wonder what would have happened.  I love drawing and painting and you do, too.  So keep it up!

At 5:48am on June 4, 2018, R L Oliver said…

Looks like Mark Bedwell takes an interest in your work, and rightly so. You do high quality work, something to be proud of!  In fact, I would say it is of top quality.  Keep it up... it is the gift that keeps on giving!  All the best.

At 4:42am on June 3, 2018, Mark Bedwell said…

Hiya Mairi...........good to hear from you as well.

Didn't realize that you made money from your pics, and so you should, they're brilliant.

Thanks for the info on the art sites........I stopped trying to sell my stuff when I found that people weren't willing to pay me for what they were worth. So these days they ain't for sale......Which causes me a bit of a problem, as I live in a wee flat and I'm running out of places to stash my pics. :o(

As for having dodgy 'age related' eyesight, don't listen. It's more to do with a lifetime of eating dodgy supermarket food than anything to do with age.

Anyway, I hope you sell LOTS of pics. :o)

Mark

At 3:40am on June 1, 2018, Mark Bedwell said…

Hiya Mari.......Many moons ago I made an attempt at making a living from my pics, and because my time was my own, I also would work way into the wee hours. I had absolutely no discipline when it came to how many hours I would work on my pics, and it ended up screwing with my body clock........not good. I think the worst I got was when I worked non-stop for 14 hours one day, and then realized that I hadn't stopped to eat or even to visit the khazi!! That kind of thing is not only bad for your general health, but it can damage your eyesight.

So now I'm retired, I make a point to stop working around teatime..........Oh, and btw, if you like to work under daylight lamps, I strongly recommend  that you change them to standard lamps. Prolonged use of daylight lamps can seriously damage your eyes.

Sorry for not speaking to you for some months........my laptop broke so's I couldn't type and it's taken me all this time to save up for a new one........pfft!

Mark

 
 
 

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