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Epicurea
05-19-2001, 02:43 AM
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"Abstracted Spirit"
Digital painting
(prints will be 12" x 12")

Another recent digital work by mouse. Like the other I recently posted, I intend to have it printed, but am undecided on whether to have it printed on matte photo paper or heavy wc paper.

The only problem I have with this one myself is the title...sounds neat, but to me is...more substantial? than the image itself. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif This started as a doodle and ended up pretty enough to keep, no intention whatsoever except to suggest a butterfly shape. I don't have a problem with the occasional eye-candy painting; I just think the title somehow doesn't fit.

Anyways, critique, comments, and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


Cassandra

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jerryW
05-19-2001, 06:42 AM
I would feel blessed seeing this during a special walk in a forest, but if not under the influence, I would be convinced it was a christmas decoration or greeting card illustration.

Wyobud
05-19-2001, 08:23 AM
Don't laugh but I got kicked on the side of the head once by a horse. Saw very much the same image. (It went away) Laugh now.

Naturally then this reminds me of IMPACT.

We read articles of the intense light before the euphorea of death-----I hope i'm not diggin' in too deep here, but your beautiful picture deserves contemplation.

Yours is art I may never do, but I very much enjoy what you do.

BUD

jnet11
05-19-2001, 02:14 PM
hi epic-

I enjoy the piece, but don't care for the title. Bud illustrates my point by sharing the story of his interpretation of the image, mine was something altogether different, too. I thought: star with the frequencies of light we don't normally see.

SOOOO, I think an obscure title would work better, as people will be freer to interpret as they will ... of course, you could be promoting some agenda I'm not taking into account http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif but generally, I like titles that are as open-ended as possible. just my preference.

perhaps something like "Arise" or bud's remark, "Impact" ...

I like "Singularity" for the title ...

just throwing around some ideas http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

jeanette*

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Shirl
05-19-2001, 02:30 PM
I'm not "into" abstract at all, but the instant I saw this I thought of "Creation." I hold the butterfly as a perfect example of God's creation. This, to me, is Him creating the butterfly, speaking it into existence. JMHO!!

Shirl

Epicurea
05-19-2001, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the comments all. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Jeanette, thanks for the suggestions. It definitely needs simplification. Shirl's ideas about creation (thanks Shirl http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif) led me to thinking about the butterfly as a symbol, so I'm now leaning toward "Flight."

Jerry, you made my point. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif The eye-candy, lack-of-substance factor is why I was looking for a different title. I could imagine it as a print or poster on some teenager's or raver's wall...might look cool under a black light...but sans hallucinatory substances, that's about it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


Cassandra

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Impulse
05-19-2001, 08:12 PM
Nice digital. watercolor paper will give too much texture for this subject -- you'll loose the shine that is inherent in this piece. glossy photopaper might work well. also a glicee on canvas could be jut the ticket. good work.

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JeanineJ
05-19-2001, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Impulse:
Nice digital. watercolor paper will give too much texture for this subject -- you'll loose the shine that is inherent in this piece. glossy photopaper might work well. also a glicee on canvas could be jut the ticket. good work.



I agree! Just make certain it's acid-free paper and check the longevity of inks... I'm looking into fixatives now for the few reproductions I make... It would be embarassing to sell a piece that disappears in 2 years!



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tammy
05-19-2001, 11:40 PM
Certainly Its bright! I'm not sure if I'd put it on glossy or matte paper though.

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cleo
05-19-2001, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Epicurea:
[B Another recent digital work by mouse. Like the other I recently posted, I intend to have it printed, but am undecided on whether to have it printed on matte photo paper or heavy wc paper.

The only problem I have with this one myself is the title...sounds neat, but to me is...more substantial? than the image itself. [/B]

Not to candy stripe it or window pane it

and showing my bias.

to bright, brash, and borders on brilliant!!

Oh, well! ... sh . . ! these kids insist on
being as brash as us . . . Don't you think????


cleo



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