Dublin’s Fair City~ —

Reblog from Cindy Knoke Thanks for sharing the colors of the rainbow

Is really so pretty! The historic old pubs are lovely, and fun to explore, on a good, old-fashioned Irish pub-crawl. You are guaranteed to make friends because the people are warm, friendly, and often just a tad tipsy! Dublin is a vibrant, colorful city, justifiably proud, of its artistic and literary history. I am still […]

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Everything starts with the ​client

Thanks friend for the details on moving your business forward profitably. Melinda

Prasenjeet Gautam Blog

ps_18.jpgI guess this is one of the important backbones of every type of businesses like manufacturer, traders and services providers. Every business exists to serve the clients need. One of the most powerful guiding tools & principle for each and everybody doing business or serving to the clients. After investing in a business like money, high-end equipment, marketing expenditure, planning and investment of time investing in understanding the market scenario and clients need etc. What next, Next level is finding good clients to do business and to grow.

The most important thing to remember that is, Clients does not care for your investment and your time etc. But you have to understand his requirement and provide a better solution for him or for his requirements. Then only they will be happy to give you a continuous business. Remember. on the other way, always try to understand your clients need as a client…

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Protect your images — Prasenjeet Gautam Blog

The biggest problem for every photographer that is copyright issues. Copyright means that the moment you capture any photographs from your camera and from that particular moment you become the owner of that photographs. Copyright law affects every photographer. due to sharing images online and without the permission of the photographer. The moment you capture an […]

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Gallery Travel

When planning a trip I look for museums in the area and off the traveler’s  path for small treasured museums or galleries outside of area. I’ve been fortunate to stumble across Gallery Night on several trips.

I was a fan of Wyland long before seeing his gallery, the paintings on the side of buildings in several large cities including Dallas where I lived made him a household name. The memories of that night in Hawaii were priceless, the galleries were serving wine, creating a festive mood. Walking up to the Wyland Gallery I question if anything was in my price range.

There were jaw dropping Bronze sculptures of mermaids with perfect patina on the tail. The original paintings were more real than any scuba dive, you fall into the painting, is it real? Glancing around the corner I felt goose bumps a Whale Tail piece in my price range. This piece was icing on a great vacation

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The Artist

Wyland: Art, Community, Conservation

Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped.

Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation.

The multi-faceted artist, scuba diver, educator, and explorer has hosted several television programs, including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” series on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network, “Wyland: A Brush With Giants” and “Wyland’s Art Studio,” a series for national public television. His mission of engaging people through nature-themed art and a more environmentally friendly lifestyle has led to strategic alliances with such notable organizations as the United States Olympic Team, United Nation Environment Program, and Walt Disney Studios, to name a few.

Wyland’s 100th and final Monumental Marine Life Mural, Hands Across the Oceans, a 24,000-square-foot, half-mile-long series of canvas murals with student artists from 110 countries, was displayed in October 2008 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and honored by the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. In May 2010, the United Nations released six Wyland images for an international stamp issue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands.

The enormous extent of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation.He is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries.

For more information, contact 800-WYLAND-0 or write:

Wyland Worldwide, LLC
6 Mason Ln. • Irvine • California 92618
T: 949.643.7070 • F: 949.643.7099

 

Newbie looking for Insight and Resources

After 50 years I have bought a pad and complete pencil set. At five years old ships and horses were my passion and drawn on spiral notebook with a #2 pencil. I’ve looked at the black pencils and see different numbers on them, WOW, this is going to take more learning than I thought.

I plan to start with flowers and leaves or where my mind goes. I can use my love of gardening to help guide me. There are so many great artist on WP, I’m hoping you can think back to your beginning and provide some insight. What sites are helpful if any, for learning or is it better to buy a book on how to sketch. I’m not a read instructions person so using my imagination was the plan.

Once I meet my standard of good I’ll post and ask you for feedback. I know sketching, any style of art is a life time of learning.

Any feedback you can leave is much appreciated!

 

Marc Chagall Treasured Gift

Marc Chagall

Artist
Marc Zakharovich Chagall was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

Some Famous Quotes

“When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic.”

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Marc Chagall

Best anniversary gift to date.  M

Does it move me? —

When I look at a work of art I ask myself: does it inspire me, does it touch and move me, do I learn something from it, does it startle or amaze me…do I get excited, upset? That is the test any artwork has to pass: can it create an emotional impact on a human […]

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Planning of Photography Exhibition

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Recently, I had an exhibition at DLF Promenade mall, New Delhi, India. I had a great footfall of all the age group, Had interaction with different institute students about photography, beginners photographers. Got the appreciation for all the photographs and sold few images too. Based on these exhibitions experiences, I thought, I must write a small article and share the planning process for the exhibition for those who are planning to have their exhibition soon.

Proper planning of an exhibition, will always give you a profitable exposure. Let’s discuss the exhibition planning  

  1. Finalize the venue– Before finalizing the exhibition venue, Please spend a couple of days to know about the footfall, age group of visitors, number of footfall, gentry type etc, Accordingly, you can finalize the images as per the age group. So that you can have the maximum number of visitors for your photography exhibition. Which is the main…

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Great Find In Russian Street Art

As a child the thought of Russian children hating me and me hating them made no sense, we didn’t know each other. Around six years old I set a goal to see the world, little did I know how much money it took and the politics involved.

My girlfriends parents subscribed to National Geographic, this must have planted the seed to travel. Her parents kept years worth which kept me quite busy. I live in Texas, born is Big City Dallas however had not left the county. 

I saw animals unknown to me, people who lived very different. A women who didn’t wear bra, strange. I was a tomboy, never wore my shirt but the only thing on my chest were nibs. This was a very exciting time for me, learning about lands far way. 

Move forward to 2001, exactly 9/11/2001. I’m heading to door to catch airport shuttle, my Gamps called hysterical something about a plane. Ok, I’ll call from airport. Other passengers board the bus, more of the story comes clear. This was no Cessna Gramps was talking about. Somebody from the back asked “Who would do this to us?” Before I could help it Bin Ladin came out of mouth. What the hell did I know?

The airports were closed for ten days as we watch WWIII unfold. My plane left for Russia ten days later, numb feelings, suspicion towards everyone, what am I doing on a plane????? Plenty of Xanax were taken during that trip. 

I traveled to Russia alone, didn’t speak the language, didn’t know anyone and would not pay for a guide, learning is half the fun. This trip taught me more about human nature over ethnic background. Most women don’t travel alone in Russia, it was easy to see I was American. People from all over the world were coming up crying saying how sorry they were, hugging me. It was a unique moment frozen in time. 

Bringing home a piece of art is a must for me, cost is not the point. The feeling I get talking to artist about their work, information beyond art. Near The Church of Spilled Blood is where the street artist and gypsy’s gather. I saw this piece of art and had to check it out. Something drew me in, a beauty in her eyes. It’s a small piece about the size of a magazine. 

ART IS ART!

Melinda 

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