Sunday, May 22, 2016

Aberdeen

This is another one of the large tulips outside the Aberdeen Pavilion. There were more inside, where the building has been playing host to a number of functions during the festival, including entertainment and food.


When I popped in there were a number of artists at canvases, working mostly from photos of tulips, while a professional artist was among them (I believe it was the fellow in the white shirt) giving tips and suggestions.


This sculpture of Van Gogh was present.


I rather liked this sculpture, which was more approachable for photo ops.

30 comments:

  1. Really fantastic tulip arts. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Good display of paintings.

    Tomás.

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  3. Thanks for taking us there! What a fun and interesting place.

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  4. Looks like people are having a great time being creative and enjoying the event. I also like the Van Gogh sculpture, very attractive!

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  5. This would have been fun William, wouldn't have minded picking up a paintbrush myself :) mind you Mr Van Gogh looking over my shoulder would have been a bit daunting :)

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  6. I'm more of a photographer than a painter, and I guess I'm not the only one ... ;-)

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  7. what fun. so pretty. i love looking at folks art. some folks are superly talented. ( ;

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  8. I love that painting of yellow tulips!

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  9. That's a wonderful and creative element for a tulip festival -- very nice.

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  10. So much to like here. Love the tulip with the Parliament buildings on it. And I also like the sculpture of the man at the table.

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  11. I'm always impressed when I see an artist at work. I would watch the inuit do soapstone carvings and they would tell me what was in the stone.

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  12. There are some really fine artists there. Love the sculptures and seeing Van Gogh was impressive.
    MB

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  13. @Cloudia: and fun to do the walking.

    @Orvokki: you're welcome.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Pat: you're welcome.

    @Bill: there is another sculpture here I need to feature.

    @Grace: it would.

    @Jan: I know my artistic skills are meagre.

    @Beth: indeed!

    @Norma: I did too.

    @Hilary: thanks!

    @SRQ: it was a good idea.

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @Red: the artistic process interests me too.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @MB: I think it was featured in a previous year, at Dow's Lake. I was surprised to see the Van Gogh again.

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  14. Hi William, you are seeing and photographing the most interesting things. Thank you for sharing all these lovely photos.

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  15. Lots of creative art. I could have spent time and money there.

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  16. Nice paintings! And the Van Gogh statue is so...realistic!

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  17. @Nancy: you're welcome!

    @Tex: I certainly thought so.

    @Gunn: and there were things on sale as it turns out.

    @Cheryl: it is realistic. There's another one of a Canadian artist I'll have to feature.

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  18. I hate to see them exposed to the weather and the elements.

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  19. There are some talented painters in that group of photos!

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  20. The last sculpture was wonderful, but I preferred the deep, deep blue tulip.

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  21. Lots of stuff going on around the festival!

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  22. How I would love this event. So much activity and so much talent and beauty!!

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  23. Oh, I would have loved that too! The Van Gogh sculpture is super-cool!

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  24. @Linda: I think the elements do have an effect on them

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @RedPat: there is.

    @Whisk: I agree.

    @Kate: there is a lot to do.

    @Linda: it certainly is!

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