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02-24-2001, 02:45 PM
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I put on a second layer and I feel a bit more solid about it.

02-24-2001, 03:07 PM
Though the computer work is nice, I still
think this is where you excell!!

Great piece.

This is giving my granddaughter a chance
to see some of the things that the world
is doing out here.

She has grown up being mostly exposed to my
work and this gives her a chance to expand.


02-24-2001, 03:20 PM
for painting I do prefer canvas and acrylic to glass and mouse, adn I appreciate your concurrance.

how old is your expanding daughter? the one I am holding is exploding and not mine.

02-24-2001, 04:17 PM
Oil on canvas...Yesssir!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Welcome back, Jerry.


02-24-2001, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by Rita Monaco:
Oil on canvas...Yesssir!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Welcome back, Jerry.



02-24-2001, 05:15 PM
I like very much...The man(father) has such expression! The only thing I might change is the yellow on babe seems just a little to bright. But I would still give you a big O.K. on this one.


02-24-2001, 05:43 PM
You look so sad!, this is simillar to another I have seen. Still, tis a powerful expresive painting. You paint so well Jerry. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

ART by TeAnne (http://members.iinet.net.au/~fireice/TeAnneArt.html)
I must make a piece of art everyday for my own well being.

02-24-2001, 11:26 PM
Jerry, the whole thing has expression! You have a unique style which is good. I like it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gifL

"Each artist must take inventory periodically and give himself an honest evaluation so that he can make the proper changes, rather than remain stagnant" NICOLAIS FECHIN

02-25-2001, 01:37 AM
Jerry this seems more solid than when you originally posted it. Has a more confident feel to it. I like it alot ... sort'a baby pees on adult look to it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

02-25-2001, 02:47 AM
oooops!! acylic on canvas. Still good. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


02-25-2001, 04:33 AM
The colors are really beautiful, and I too like the expression on the man's face.

Now, what is that baby doing again http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
It does seem to have a secretly pleased expression!


Bill Carroll
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02-25-2001, 05:40 AM
Charlotte, the visiting baby produced a loud and messy number 2 (if I type it it get to be asterisks) a few moments after being put on my lap. I'm not sure if I scared it out of her or made her immensely comfortable.
I did post this canvas earlier around new years but I guess it was just an underpainting then.

02-25-2001, 03:29 PM
Every color artfully placed. Leading me skillfully around the whole.

Cap/ I will paint today!

02-25-2001, 05:06 PM
Great work Jerry, lovely colours.

If we were all geniuses we wouldn't need each other----------would we?

02-25-2001, 07:05 PM
I like intense expression and emotion. To me what you have captured are a variety of emotions on the man's face.

I think I would have like to seem the same in the babies face or movements...

I like it.

04-10-2001, 01:47 PM
I just want to say that I appreciate all your artwork, Jerry...with your use of rich color, form, and expression!
(the expression you have here is priceless!)
You create a stimulating view of life.
(especially for this child...ha-ha)
I love the way each picture draws me into and around all aspects of it's design...it flows. Viewing your work is like taking pause to refresh....(no joke intended)
ginia a.d.
smiles to you

04-10-2001, 02:57 PM
I love the title you chose for this...and the expression on both of your faces!! *SMILE* glad to see your handiwork again.


04-11-2001, 05:57 PM
thanks Giniad for bringing this thread up;
'twas fun revisiting your painted collection of unearthed treasure.
fagan, the title is a mess

05-24-2001, 03:47 PM
As for the title...without benefit of voice intonation, it is hard to tell if, when you say that the title is a mess, you mean it is truely a mess, or is a mess, by nature of the currant title (prone to subtle humor, as I am)...at any rate...the word leads me to an idea...how about..."BabyMessMe" or "Baby-Mess-Me"...
And thanks, Jerry, for appreciating my work.

05-24-2001, 05:55 PM
Yup, itīs cool. I would make it more somber, but on the other hand even my celebration-pictures look like funeral, so I better shut up =)
The baby has the same eyes like the father. Cute.

Good work

May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

05-24-2001, 06:02 PM
This has always been one of my favorites of yours.
I think it is perfect and I would not mess with it in any way.
The expression in your face makes it clear.
It NOT Babysitting!


05-24-2001, 06:21 PM
LOVING! Definitely stronger now... One observation is that the neck seems very similar to face in color and value... not a big deal in the overall granduer of the work!

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-24-2001, 06:46 PM
Its interesting to me how, when a subject is depicted with emotion, the technical aspects of the painting tend to become almost irrelevant.

The expression on the faces of both figures in this piece, particularly your face, Jerry, have so much impact that I didnt really even look at the colors and composition at first (which are also very well done, as everyone else has said).

Instead, I thought about what the artist was "saying" I confess that I did not read the title to the thread, but it was pretty clear what was going on lol. There's more to it than that, but I do't think I can articulate it properly. Somehow the colors used and the style add to the overall mood of the piece.

Anyway, this is what I hope to be able to accomplish one day - the ability to present a composition that tells a story - with emotion.



"Now I shall put my cluttered house in order..and seek a half remembered path again- to race the slant of shadows and redeem the pattern of a torn and scattered dream" - my grandmother, Margaret Goodwyn

05-24-2001, 09:43 PM
wonderful piece Jerry. It reminds me of a Chagal.


05-24-2001, 09:49 PM
I do not know how to critique.it is nice work.

" colour my world!""