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By BlueRoom
Bristles: The potential in an artistís brush.
Hi everybody. Itís been a while but Iím back again after a longer than planned break during which Iíve been coming to terms with the world of hard copy and finding it throws up a surprising range of differences in both technique and attitude when compared to the more familiar experience of posting online.

Iíve picked this image to kick off with as it was the first sale in a Craft Fayre I recently took part in, going to a couple who strolled in during the setting up period and provided an encouraging start to the week.

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Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Digital art

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20 Sep 2010 3:46PM
I really like this! nice work!


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acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 3:49PM
Great work.....Martin
20 Sep 2010 3:50PM
like it alot.. good to see you back and refreshed
20 Sep 2010 3:52PM
Super image & a little bit different
20 Sep 2010 4:01PM
Great work!
20 Sep 2010 4:08PM
Mixing painting and photography is a good idea..Well done...JT
20 Sep 2010 4:21PM
Great fun!
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
20 Sep 2010 5:03PM
I wish the dried paint in my brushes looked this good.
Hello, and nice to see you again Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
20 Sep 2010 5:20PM
A stellar idea and image!

Hard copy is soooo difficult!

i love how sometimes the simplest things that are often overlooked can make such a great shot. nicely done Smile
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:03PM
Art has returned ! Welcome back Blue , big grin.
Mgd 7 Poland
20 Sep 2010 6:07PM
Good to see you back! Smile
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:26PM
So glad to see you back Eric..There are not many true originals on this site, but you are one of them

I'm not surprised you got a sale with this one, it's bold, colourful, and an image that belongs on someones wall

POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:37PM
Top work erK you could've washed the brushes out first though.

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 7:43PM
Very Artistic, you have been missed
dormay 6 1
20 Sep 2010 8:14PM
Excellent shot with strong impact.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 8:14PM
fab to see you back here Smile
and with a wonderfully unique image too! love this...

DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 8:52PM
Delighted to see you back amongst us Eric, you have been missed indeed. Nice place to start too... All the best ~ Dave
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Sep 2010 9:45PM
went large and enjoyed the tickle Wink

DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
20 Sep 2010 10:15PM
I remember a guy called Eric used to frequent EPZ ages ago .... he did pretty kooky stuff like this too.

I just wonder if you're related in some way?

BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 10:56PM
Don't know the bloke Dave. But I'll look him up and see if he's got any ideas I can nick. Smile
Thanks everybody, it's great to see so many old friends again along with a few new ones. I'm looking forward to catching up with your portfolios and seeing what you've all been up to.
Cor 7 Belgium
21 Sep 2010 7:00AM
Top creation and welcome back +++++
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 8:04AM
Oh Blue this is s favourite of mine what a come back image. I enjoyed the tickle and the beautiful swirls of colour.

Di x
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 9:47AM
Great brushwork and lots of shine coming out of the dark background.

21 Sep 2010 10:39AM
The colours and details are superb.
Paree 11 616 3
21 Sep 2010 12:28PM
excellent work
different and quite brilliant

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
21 Sep 2010 12:36PM
We need your imagination and quirkiness on the site Eric. Great to see you back, and with a stonker too.
akhtarkhan 14 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 4:29PM
Excellent Art work. Great image.
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 9:51PM
Oooh... a Di Award, one of the best available. Smile many thanks for that Di.
And thanks to everyone for such very kind comments. Sounds like you've been going short of 'silly' Chris. Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 10:38PM
Welcome back Eric.
Great idea for an image - simple, subtle and slightly sureal
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 11:02PM
This is absolute top quality work - just so impressed!!
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
22 Sep 2010 12:28PM
welcome back's always refreshing to see what you come up with Smile
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
22 Sep 2010 12:38PM
like the comp and lighting, what youve done with the bristles adds another dimension.lesley
Source 6
23 Sep 2010 8:39PM
Beautiful imaginative work
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 9:12AM
Yes ..yes and another yes.

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