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2018 Art Thread.

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Stanley Edwards, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. Banned

    I start :)

    First street scene of this year. Praça do Camoes, Lisbon. 3 Meter x 1 Meter on brown craft paper with permanent marker.

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  2. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    zomg i have a show :D for my photographs of the trees that were/are due to be felled nearby, which has become a matter of increasing local dissent...

    i was looking at taking more time to find funding, but an unexpected slot has turned up in exactly the right venue in march, so i think i have to go for it :cool:
     
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  3. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    What are the round shapes in the middle?
     
  4. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. Banned

    I suspect they *were the good idea of someone with relatives in the town hall. Giant Christmas baubles with a seat for tourists to sit on whilst taking their selfie :D Some street guy got himself a Santa outfit for the season and sat there wearing shades collecting a €uro a time for a pic. Enterprising. Suspect he's a bit peeved today.

    *They're gone today. Lisbon's municipal workers have wasted no time in getting rid of Christmas after Twelfth night. Very impressive. Only the castle remains lit this evening. I should have taken a photograph to compare, but I'm sure there are plenty on the web already.
     
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  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. Banned

    Where is everybody?

    Bit boring this one. But, it is a really nice gig. 5 star, historical, luxury hotel. The reception and hallway already have my sketches on permanent display. I now have to do a further 20 sketches on the theme of world trade with Lisbon to decorate all the new, swanky rooms like this...

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    Look at all those pillows. Very posh place. Lisbon hotel Nº3 is all my art ;)

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    These guys aren't just giving me work, they are promoting me also. I shall learn much about Lisbon business from the owner of this place :)
     
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  6. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. Banned

    Same scene as the OP. This time I invested in canvas on a speculative bid for better cash. It worked! This pup made me €180 in just 7 hours :) I will try the same tomorrow.

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    Somebody got a bargain. If I had sent it off to one of the galleries I supply, it would have fetched €600. Probably my best Lisbon sketch to date.
     
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    Is that €180 after materials?
     
  8. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. Banned

    Canvas was €14 (210 Centimeters x 100 Centimeters). Two OHP pens - a Fiver. Net profit €159 (plus about €120 in drops ;)).

    I needed a good day. Have to do lots of form busting and bank stuff tomorrow. May take the whole day, but if it doesn't, I shall buy another canvas and more pens. Very nice way to make cash.
     
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  9. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    New lino cut. I like the rocks but the clouds and sea could be (a lot) better. Bonus point if anyone can guess where this is.

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  10. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

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