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Bob Bahr wrote
on 16 Dec 2008 2:31 PM

Old Paint suggested that we post a reference photo and then see what people paint from it. I'm hoping that we get a large response that includes very varied interpretations of the scene.

AA staffers are posting the reference photos so there won't be any copyright issues---ideally the resulting paintings will make for an interesting post or print article. The first reference photo posted appears in the Feedback & Suggestions area but will soon be moved to the Figurative section where it belongs. Here is a photo I took in Wyoming that I hope provokes some interesting paintings and drawings.

Let's see how the diverse American Artist community handles this subject matter! I can tell you that the painting I did on-site that day was not very good, but I had a splendid time staring at that beautiful scene for 6 hours!

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on 16 Dec 2008 2:39 PM

Whoo Hoo!  Wish I had more time!  Maybe will do a drawing first. 

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Bob Bahr wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 6:47 AM

it got cropped somehow when I uploaded it. here's the full scene.

 

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Randy E wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 7:43 AM

Any deadline? It's the holidays! To get the most involvement I hope it's in Jan sometime.

Do we post back here?

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Bob Bahr wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 7:53 AM

yes, post back here.

 

I'm not sure we need a deadline. do we? If we do, I'd say end of January.

 

I am thinking of that Louis Armstrong quote: "I don't need more time. I need more deadlines." If that is the case for you, Old Paint---and it certainly is for me---than let's say Jan. 26, the lunar new year.

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on 17 Dec 2008 1:55 PM

How is it that you and Chris have such large photos?( staffers huh?)

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Bob Bahr wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 2:13 PM

i have no idea!

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Randy E wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 2:36 PM

I know! I know! The images are based on with, not height.

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Randy E wrote
on 17 Dec 2008 2:38 PM

Terrific! I spent too many years with newspaper deadlines. I guess that's how I think now.

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on 17 Dec 2008 3:02 PM

Before uploading an image I resize it to about 700 pixels WIDE.  Obviously the height then adjusts according to the original size.  That's the only thing I can think of to explain the size they are shown as.

And no, I'm not on staff ... I think the offer of employment got lost in the mail   Confused

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on 18 Dec 2008 6:13 AM

Testing one, two three....Yea, I ain't on staff either!

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Randy E wrote
on 18 Dec 2008 8:36 AM

Is this your idea of canned art?

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Bob Bahr wrote
on 18 Dec 2008 8:37 AM

Andy Warhol, eat your heart out.

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Randy E wrote
on 21 Dec 2008 1:25 PM

 

Since I was snowed in today, I thought I would take a first stab at the subject. I painted the mountain in the water and all but didn't like it. This was the part that was OK.

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Jan Schafir wrote
on 21 Dec 2008 2:17 PM

O.k. I will give it a try as well, this week perhaps,  thanks for the challenge.  Jan Schafir

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