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Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

Last Post Wins 1 Million Views!

Ok...Ok...This is just for fun let's see if there will be a last post:)
Don't forget to add some of your work too:), or...Share a joke, or...Say whatever is on your mind, or...Share some tips,or...Yup...You name it~~~

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Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

This is my last post:)...Smile~~~

 

No it is not. I have already won :)

 

Michael Hoard

1 Year Ago

LOL, that was a good one Abbie, you have a very clever sense of humor which I like alot!

 

Kasia Pawlak

1 Year Ago

Good morning everyone!

 

Morning Kasia :) and Michael

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

I "LOVE" The Crow Tree Abbie...Awesome work!

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

Kasia I really love Romantic evening!...That is one sweet work of art~~~

 

Kasia Pawlak

1 Year Ago

Thank you Mario :)

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

OK.....I win!...lol
P.s. Michael....Your work ROCKS....The vintage photo's really do it for me...

 

Kasia Pawlak

1 Year Ago

I need to go out guys, beautiful sunny day :) I hope to find many interesting post when I get back. Keep it funny!

 

Huh

 

J L Meadows

1 Year Ago

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EricaMaxine Price

1 Year Ago

Guess I win... :)

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Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

Oooooh Erica....You came sooooooo close!

 

EricaMaxine Price

1 Year Ago

Whatchu tawkin 'bout Mario LOL

I posted last.. nah nah

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

Oh you did?...

 

EricaMaxine Price

1 Year Ago

Yeah don't you see it? lol

I expect a team of photographers at my door in the morning with a big sack of money. You did say money yes? LOL

Going to get a good night's sleep now.

bye

 

Denise Deiloh

1 Year Ago

What if it were my last post? What would I want to leave... billions of years before my beginning, billions of years after my end, 97% of human history lost, what of me can I hope to leave? What do I have to give? I'll give a whisper to the wind, a sigh, a last breadth, I'll paint a fading song for a new generation.

And if all that goes to shite, I'll give my corpse to cosmetic surgeons in need of practice and finally get a friggin face lift. Ha!

LAST!!! (for a few minutes)

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

Wow Denise...That was real deep!...Thanks for sharing:)

 

Jane McIlroy

1 Year Ago

I predict there will be no last post on this thread...

 

Michael Hoard

1 Year Ago

Top of the morning to everyone, its 2:28 am New Orleans, Louisiana time. I am off from work for the summer from the university were I am employed. I am not tired yet, enjoying some of the great threads posted today and this evening and morning.

Hello Jane, Mario, Denise, Erica, JL, Julie and Kasia, and Abbie,

Thank you Mario for the generous comment, I appreciate that, and right back at you. Its been a pleasure to view your accomplished and masterful gallery, I have noticed a personal signature with your original work, the subject and technique is very revealing. I have also noticed something unique, some of your work does have a art nouveau period appeal to it. I will be visiting your gallery again soon.

Everyone have a great day tomorrow.

 

Patrick Jacquet

1 Year Ago

Greetings from Pays de Gex - France - a small region between Jura mountains and Switzerland...

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Kasia Pawlak

1 Year Ago

Could you please explain what "soliciting" mean? I googled it of course, but somehow can't understand what people mean when they invite you to participate in a contest and say no soliciting. Thanks in advance!

 

Mario Labonte

1 Year Ago

It seems they perhaps didn't specify any soliciting examples, so I can only assume they meant not to approach contest members trying to sell them your art?
Kind of strange indeed...Maybe a lot of people on here do this sort of thing, I don't know since I am new here...

 

Aloha everyone, since I live the farthest away, my time zone is way behind everyone else's, my posts will always be last. Therefor, I Win!!!!!

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Mary Deal

15 Days Ago

I am glad you got the book, Jaxine, but what is going on with amazon that they can even get you the new cover? Aaargh!

Listen, Carpenter bees can be as bad as termites. They bore holes into your wood that can be 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter and who knows how deep. It weakens your frame. Please be careful to get rid of them. I wish I could tell you something to use to keep them away but I doubt there's anything on the market.

At least you got an image of a carpenter bee for your gallery. hehehe

 

Celesta Shaw

11 Days Ago

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Mary Deal

11 Days Ago

Let's keep this thread alive. Spring is here!

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Karunita Kapoor

10 Days Ago

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Spring Time Cheers, everyone!

 

Mary Deal

10 Days Ago

Spring is here and everything is budding.

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Erica Seckinger

10 Days Ago

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Pedro Cardona

9 Days Ago

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Let's see if i'm lucky today and get my second million visit today :-)

 

Mary Deal

9 Days Ago

Something different, from today's posts.

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Karyn Robinson

8 Days Ago

Finally! Jaxine returns to the Scootsdale Artists' League. Looking forward to seeing you again.

I've switched to water soluable oil paints and I'm having to learn how to paint all over again. I'll have something to post soon. In the meantime, here's my tribute to Spring. Our Prickly Pear are in bloom. Stay well and stay inspired!

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JAXINE Cummins

8 Days Ago

Hi every one.
Mary I loved the book, I read it this week end. I don't know what you did different,
but I found it even better the second time. I couldn't[t remember how it ended. I'm going to read all of them over again.
I really really enjoyed it better the second time. you are such a good writer.
It's so nice to have them in the cloud on my kindle.
I'm still very amazed at your knowledge of so many things. your descriptions are so wonderfully informative.
thank you so much for the book.

Karen, are you working with water soluble oils? love your prickly pear.
Had any one heard from Michael. Hope he is well.

Karunita, hope all is well with you

every thing is basket ball around here. I'm ready for foot ball again.

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Karyn Robinson

8 Days Ago

Hi Jax,
Yep. A bit of a learning curve. I need to get some of the stuff that makes the paint dry more quickly. I've had one painting nearly finished, but I'd like to do a little glazing so it needs to be completely dry. That took a week! I'm used to working more quickly. A lesson in patience, perhaps.

On the other hand, I love how easy it is to blend. I'm concentrating on varying my edges to achieve a greater sense of depth and it's much easier to do that with oils.

Hope to see you soon!
K.

Ps. The basketball painting has always been a favorite and Mary, you're new flower painting is sure to be a hit with the islanders! Karunita, love the detail in your hearts! Happy painting!

 

Mary Deal

7 Days Ago

Jaxine, thank you so much again reading my books. Glad you enjoy them so well. Am still working on my next book, but my cover and video artist is moving back to Canada, so I won't have another new book out till she is settled.

Karyn, I paint with water based oils. They are so easy to clean up. No chemicals and such so no allergies. However, I found that there are not enough colors available, at least not locally. I need to go on the Net and see if i can find more.

Pedro, Erica, Karunita and others, keep posting to keep this thread alive. I don't come in often enough right now because I'm busy and I want to be the last one to post and win the million views.

Here's a recent post.

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7 Days Ago

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Michael Hoard

5 Days Ago

Hello Jaxine, Karlyn, Mary and everyone, how exciting, today CNN news released today, March 25, 2015 "Doing Business In New Orleans" yes the opening photo of the video that is me in the Sun Nook of the Krewe du Brew a coffee house just around the corner where I reside in the Lower Garden District.

Here is an exciting update, a coupe of weeks ago I had gone to an audition for a Toyota Truck commercial, character the old Cajun Man. I did not land that role but after the audition which was just a few blocks away, I went to my coffee shop located just around the corner where I live in New Orleans in the Lower Garden District. I had been a patron of Krewe du Brew since they opened over three years ago.

I went to complete uploading all my photos from Fine Art America on my laptop, I had deleted all my images doing a computer reboot distressed I contacted Abbie and she was generous to send me nearly the 800 images original format. I had a week to complete the task.

The day I was in the coffee shop CNN was shooting a feature story released today March 25, 2015 "Doing Business In New Orleans" those are my hands busy typing in the opening scene of the segment and visible throughout the taping. In the opening scene you will see my hands typing away while sitting in the Sun Room Nook. And many other scenes throughout the taping of the segment. I had been a local customer at the coffee shop visiting before going to work and afterwards while I was still working. As most may know I retired in October and have continued my involvement in the motion pictures, local theatre and TV series.

When I retired the owner Eugene had given me free lifetime coffee. I am pretty much a fixture and get so much accomplished. I also from time to time assist Eugene helping bringing supplies into the coffee shop and running nearby errands while he is on duty.

As, you all will see, I am the old man "Doing Business In New Orleans'' in the sun nook and as usual work everyday here at Fine Art America. The segment aired today! Personally, I thought CNN News did great coverage on New Orleans. This can be seen Lights, Camera, Action the general discussion forum. Also, I will be announcing two more exciting events which recently occurred.... Enjoy the video of my hometown New Orleans. LA





 

Mary Deal

4 Days Ago

Michael, I saw you sitting in the window and your hands a-blur. Your town is beautiful.

Great to hear you got help from Abbie. What a loss that would have been.

Good luck on your pursuits. A wonderful exciting new career ahead of you.

 

Michael Hoard

4 Days Ago

Hello Mary, thank you for the well wishes. It sure was generous of Abbie to send me the link to all my photos. It took close to a week to upload them back to my computer but I managed without the Fine Art America watermark. Because they were the original uploads and many were maxed pixels it was a task. Fine Art America allows the link with all your photos available for 7 days and then the link is disabled.

Wow Mary judging by all your photos you have been taking your move has been an advantage for you and its good you are just about back to your normal self taking beautiful and stunning photos. Still busy submitting auditions but nothing as yet. Just as fast as directors need background actors or stand ins you have to react to the post as fast as you can. I do not have a smart phone so I just check my emails throughout the day for the postings for auditions.

Here it is April and we had a cool front pass through, just a stunning and beautiful blue sky day. Everything has changed to vivid colors with flowers still blooming and the new greenery on the trees. A wonderful time of year Spring.

Hope Jaxine and Karlyn are doing fine, Mary your Poppy photo is so stunning and vivid great photo!

Everyone have a great weekend.

Cheers, Michael Hoard, Actor, Artist and Photographer.


 

Michael Hoard

3 Days Ago

Whooooooooooo Hoooooooooo, more exciting news Jaxine, Mary, Karlyn, and everyone else. my beautiful sunflower image featured in the local New Orleans Times Picayune Home and Garden section. I also posted the good news in the general discussion forum....Follow the link below to the actual photo selected for the featured story on sunflowers......notice the photo credits.


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Greetings to all members! This topic has been discussed many times here in the discussion forum here at Fine Art of America and in many cases members have discovered their art or photos have been used illegally. Recently I did a google search and to my surprise I discovered the local newspaper had in fact featured my sunflower image. I had discovered I was not given credit for taking the photo. Being a member of the on line publication over the years I would enter the monthly photo contest and I had in fact submitted my beautiful image a few years ago. Being fully aware by submitting my image the newspaper could use my image as thy deemed necessary. In this particular case when I became a member I used my on line user name and not my personal name.

This past Friday I was home working on my images and received a phone call. The caller asked was this Michael Hoard and I replied yes it was and was informed this is the editor of the New Orleans Times Picayune. The editor was so excited to finally find out the owner of the photograph and was delighted to inform me my image was corrected in the publication and the photo they used for the feature Home and Garden section was given the proper photo credit Photo by Michael Hoard. The amazing fact about my image it was an image taken with my HTC cell phone I owned years back. The cell phone camera was 6 pixels and the local newspaper used a large image of my photo for their featured story and gave me photo credit not once but twice!!!!! I was informed of the thousand of images this one image popped out from all the others which they had in their archives.

Discussions have been brought up about equipment used to take photos. In my opinion it does not matter if it is a throw away camera or the most expensive equipment. What does matter is the image taken worthy of being recognized as a snap shot or a quality photo but the individual who takes the photo as well.

In this particular case it benefited me as a photographer since 10 years old and I was given the deserved credit. The editor had informed me they found my beautiful image in their archives but had no name to associate the photo. I strongly urge everyone to continue to do a google search regardless how many images of your art or photos it does pay off and in my personal case had a happy ending!!!!!!!!

http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2015/02/when_is_the_best_time_to_plant_3.html

 

Michael Hoard

3 Days Ago

Update for Mary, I looked again at the video, and my hands are not blurry, my hands are seen in the very beginning of the video typing and the blurry hands belong to the guy sitting on the bench at the river front park using a cell phone... My hands are in the beginning of the segment busy typing away, I am the old man at the coffee shop Krewe du Brew in the "Sun Room" or "Sun Nook" at the window seen throughout the CNN tape after the interview with Eugene the owner and at the very end in the window busy "Doing Business In New Orleans" on my Fine Art America photographer's website..

Cheers and Happy Spring, Michael Hoard Actor, Artist and Photographer.

 

Mary Deal

3 Days Ago

Michael, I went back and looked at it again. Yes, I did see you in all your shots though. You are on a roll, my friend. The fates have much in store for you.

Here's one of my latest oil paintings. I had a lot of trouble with it because I really didn't know what I was doing, didn't have enough experience. So time and again I just put it aside. Finally I said I'm finishing this no matter how it turns out. So here it is, a Royal Hawaiian Feather Cape. I posted two versions. One has a lightly shaded border.

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Michael Hoard

3 Days Ago

@Mary, talk about being on a roll, you started it first, with the sale of your house publishing successful novels, making the bold move to a new area of Hawaii. When I viewed your Royal Hawaiian Feather I have seen photos of them and wow you nailed Mary, whoooooo hooooooo I can not even imagine what the other one looks like. We all keep moving along. Oh btw, by the way Mary, did you see my general discussion post my tribute to Gregory Scott, thanks to Gregory a fellow and masterful photographer I now have a Cannon EOS 10 D, 300mm macro zoom lens thanks to Gregory generous gesture.....and back in business taking photos.

And scroll up did you see my sunflower was featured in the local newspaper with credits.....

Have a great weekend.

Cheers, and Happy Spring, Michael Hoard Actor, Artist and Photographer

 

Michael Hoard

3 Days Ago

Spring in retrospect, an image taken last year with my Nikon 820.



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Karunita Kapoor

3 Days Ago

Congratulations on your Sunflower image honour, Michael!
Keep up the good work, Mary! You are awesome with your writing and painting skills, both! Keep up the too work, dear one!
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Michael Hoard

3 Days Ago

Wowwwwwwwwwwwzaaaaaaaaaaaa Karunita, what a stunning painting the composition and rich setting sun tones....spectacular, enjoyed viewing this, thanks for posting hope its the last post and deserving sale, congrats

Cheers, and Happy Spring, Michael Hoard Actor, Artist and Photographer.

 

Karunita Kapoor

3 Days Ago

Happy Spring, Michael! Wish you lots of good luck, health, wealth and cheers! Stay blessed.

 
 

Nikola Golomeev

3 Days Ago

have a good day :)

 

Karyn Robinson

1 Day Ago

I met an incredible woman this weekend. She is 92 and one of the founders of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Conservancy. I interviewed her for a little video I'm working on and she is everything I hope to be if I live to her age. She's spunky, fit as a fiddle, and has the kindest eyes and warmest smile. She told me she rides her bike four miles everyday before the sun comes up. Here's one for you, Jane.

Have a great week!


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