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Opening night by fredasurgenor Opening night by fredasurgenor
Here I am at the opening of my exhibition "Radiance" at the Moulton Galleries in Mosman, Sydney, Australia
It started on Tuesday 23rd October and runs till the end of November.
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Very lovely.Beautiful!!!!!!!:iconclapplz:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, you look fine here... i hoped to find your wicked ID photo to comment on it - i like that one very much... :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.

I used the back view of me working as an ID because a friend came to stay and I liked the photo so much, I used it instead of a front view.
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, that`s cool, i like to see an artist at work, and in that case it`s wicked, because you have the picture you`re painting on top (right expression?) - nice photo for sure... :D
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duytter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo Freda :rose: Nice to see you in front of your beautiful paintings.
I hope that your exhibition "Radiance" was good ... Sorry for this late comment but I hope that you had others good moments in others exhibitions since this exhibition. :hug:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, and for all the :+fav:s most appreciated.

Yes, the exhibition went very well, I have another coming up in December.
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JeffPerryman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Hope it was a great show,one never really appreciates the size of the works on the computer screen, impressive looking stuff.
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, yes it was a good evening and yes, one's computer doesn't give any idea of the size of the works.
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely capture of you, Freda ~ the paintings look great, but it's you who look radiant! :iconflowerheartplz::iconmagrat90: Coco
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Coco
:hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, dear! :iconflowerheartplz:
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations.
I know it went well !
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not bad, considering the climate in art at the moment.
I have sold seven and my gallery has kept some too.
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hellknite Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
the way you paint water is seriously amazing! never seen anything that good, hope the exhibition went well, would have so gone to that if i was there
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I have sold only three, but I'm lucky apparently............the other two artists I exhibited with sold nothing, things have gone real quiet in old Oz
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hellknite Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
they are out there somewhere :)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, you're probably right!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so awesome Freda!!! hope you do real well!!!!!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Tom
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup::nod: ... nothing less than the best
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Papercolour Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish you a great success for your exibition.
Your painting are really wonderfull:clap:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you all the best for the exhibition "Radiance", your paintings and you are radiant too!! ;)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw..........thanks!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
:wave:

I hope you have good success from the exhibition :heart:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Anna
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momowWw Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations ! Wish you all the best for it =) It's really amazing how they look like photos ! I love it :heart: keep it up ! =D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and for the :+fav: most appreciated.
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momowWw Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ;)
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holymacro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Very pretty photo of you Freda!!!Your work looks so awesome my dear sweet friend!!! God bless!Hugs! Glen:icontoyhorseplz:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Glen and for the :+fav:
:hug:s
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holymacro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
God bless!Hugs! Glen:icontoyhorseplz:
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heartinart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful to see Freda, your paintings look great in the picture as do you. I wish you the best of luck with the show and I hope you sell out completely. Red dots on every painting would be perfect. :-)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it would be good, but our economy has just plummeted. Not a good time to have a show, I've sold three, which covers my costs.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well it's a shame but the way it is that paintings don't sell well in a poor economy. People just go into survival mode and wait to get things in order before they buy art. When I painted full time it took me a while to realize that it would take me longer then I thought for me to get to the point where my art could sustain me. In the end I went back to what could much easier provide me the income I need to raise my girls. I do plan on getting back to painting full time, but not just yet. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I know so many male artists who have to support a family and simply can't afford to paint full time.
I am lucky in that I have had a husband supporting me all these years and we've been able to afford my not working. Now he has retired and we get a pension which is means tested. Fortunately I don't earn enough for us to lose the pension and the benefits and discounts that come with it.
One of my friends has now stopped work to paint full time as both his daughters are working now and he is very happy. He also teaches to supplement their income.
So, good luck to you for the future when you too can do that again.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I suppose it's a shame that things are gender based at this point in time but I guess that they are. When I got married was had a standing agreement that at some point in time I would take five years to just paint. That however did not work out, but the fact that when I sold my company I had time to paint was good for me.

I think painting is still about yourself and expressing things the way you want to, and if someone else sees enough value in that to pay for it then great. I know that I will not alter my style or way of painting to make a better income at it, so I will stick with my way and hope that works. If not I will keep doing it anyhow, and earn the money I need elsewhere.

The nice thing is I did learn from the past and I know what I need to do in the future when the time works for that. I think in your case the level of work you do is so high that you have achieved a great measure of success already. I am sure you know that yourself.

Thanks for the well wishes Freda, it's just nice to be able to share a perspective now and then. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, Warren, absolutely. A fellow painter once told me to stick with what I do and try and get better and better at it and not chase the market as it simply doesn't work.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
I agree completely with that, plus I have a hard enough time being myself, I would hate to try to be someone I'm not. :-)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, and so many people are trying to be someone else............I find it with watercolourists particularly. Here, there is a chap in South Australia who is tops at doing free watercolours ..........and he is very good at them. They are all aspiring to be like him.......which means they all look the same, not much individuality. They treat him like a sort of artist god.
I'm happy with that, I feel that our way of working is pretty unusual. I love putting the pips in the strawberries with highlights and cast shadows, it's my personality. Anyway, while they are all aspiring to be him, I can just get on happily ........there is no comparing, just the work.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely! good luck with the show.. your paintings are much bigger than I imagined! When I hit the lottery.. I'm gonna buy a big house with HUGE walls and fill one room with yours and one room with karin's =D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks Dave. Some of my paintings are smaller than in the photo, in fact, I have done some miniature boats which are watercolours.
So, you won't need too big a house!!!!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL.. but I love so many pictures!!! hehe
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