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pandora
29th October 2016, 12:59 PM
... Until the Fat Lady Sings!"

The 43rd Annual 2016 Wangaratta Art Show in which I entered two paintings posted here previously.

OPENING NIGHT Last Thursday, 27 October - closes tomorrow (Sunday, 27th)
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wangaratta_Art_SShow-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91049)

There were 350 entries - no prize or award for me this time :mad: but maybe one will sell before the show's over *shrug
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wangaratta_Art_SShow-4.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91049)

The 350 entries were of a very high standard and astutely judged by renowned Australian Artist, Ern Trembath
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wangaratta_Art_SShow-2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91049)

Artworks of the various section winners are displayed to the guests of the well attended event
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wangaratta_Art_SShow-3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91049)
The show was held in the Uniting Church Hall, Wangaratta, and sponsored by Rotary.

Beagletorque
29th October 2016, 01:07 PM
Well done Mark for getting your work out there.

bilbo
29th October 2016, 02:21 PM
Good stuff Mark!

iso
29th October 2016, 05:41 PM
Mark - Question. Your paintings I like. I have seen many of that style, that are based on Photos, and own some . In your case they are very good, but do you think the genre works commercially, or are Buyers just UP somewhere else?

pandora
29th October 2016, 09:15 PM
Andrew, Brian, Thank you. :)

iso, Thanks. That's a good question. Firstly, my paintings are based upon visual experience or observations of life, as indeed is my photography. They are two separate mediums that render visual experience differently. The photographer captures visual experience with a camera and processes its raw data to create art. For me painting is an emotional process that relies upon an ability to draw and mix colours, wheras photography does that mechanically. As a painter I am fortunate to have a considerable archive of photographs shot during a lifetime from which I can extract elements to create new compositions for painting.

The painter has enormous freedom to be as literal or as metaphorical as he or she pleases. Whether that works "commercially" or not is ultimately dependent upon the artist having gained at least some recognition - which if it answers your question is in itself another art altogether.

iso
30th October 2016, 02:01 PM
Thanks Mark - well put. (Of course if you go back to 'primitive' art, that was pictorial too).*chr

Mrs T
30th October 2016, 08:23 PM
Your paintings certainly look very good amongst the others. Good luck with sales.

pandora
31st October 2016, 01:56 AM
No award and no sale unfortunately, Amanda. Thanks for looking.