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ZOTMA
05-26-2001, 01:46 PM
Great work. Welcome. I like both portraits of this guy and both are quite expressive, killer brushwork and color. Post more!

CkA
05-26-2001, 01:47 PM
Very powerful piece. The siennas in the face are offset by the green background really nicely. The white in the face brings out the pain for me. He is complex; more than the pain. You have really described a fascinating character study here.

animal
05-26-2001, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by TeAnne:
WOW, you did done good http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif



I agree, This is also expressive. I especially like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif

Chuck
05-26-2001, 02:15 PM
Zotma, CkA, Animal...et al:
You do this dabbler proud on a wet and dreary, metro NYC, day. I will indeed post more work. Most importantly, I will pass you kind comments on to Harvey who insists on modeling in spite of the pain.

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lakelovers
05-26-2001, 02:16 PM
I think your work is great. Your technique (though different) reminds me of Alex Powers' figure and portrait watercolors which I admire. Your gallary shows that you have a definite style of your own. -- Jerry

dornberg
05-26-2001, 04:21 PM
i like the strong contrast
i think that some objects line up making interesting line across the page in differing angles
the spo of red is a little lonely

Chuck
05-27-2001, 12:00 AM
who said art must be pretty!
Hi all, I'm a new member and thought I would post my latest painting as an introduction to your forum.
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Harvey has been modeling for years but recently was in a car accident...and is now in constant pain that's written all over his body language. It's a VERY sad story that I've tried to capture in paint.

All feedback is welcome...so, have at it!


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TeAnne
05-27-2001, 12:05 AM
Well I think it's very expressive http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Is it digital or oils? Has a digital look to it.
If you want to see ugly, go see my weeping hospital windows post. Welcome to WC. I hope you have a great time here. We do http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

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jerryW
05-27-2001, 12:17 AM
I get both beauty and pain here.
what size, materials?
acrylic on paper I am guessing.
is it a work in progress, or is the statement final?

Chuck
05-27-2001, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by TeAnne:
Is it digital or oils?
Harvey's all acrylic.
Originally posted by TeAnne:

Hmm, ugly...I'm on my way.
Thanks for welcome!



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TeAnne
05-27-2001, 12:23 AM
WOW, you did done good http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

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Chuck
05-27-2001, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by jerryW:
what size, materials?
acrylic on paper I am guessing.
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Indeed, acrylic on vellum bristol (paper).
I'm not sure if its statement is final... however, the exercise of capturing the emotion is complete. I'm afraid to work on it, too much, without the model. I don't want to give up pain for accuracy.
Oh yes, the size is 17"x14"
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rsmak
05-27-2001, 12:34 AM
Hi! I like this work,very expressive,feel sorry for the man.
rosanna



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Chuck
05-27-2001, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by rsmak:
feel sorry for the man.
rosanna

So did/do I...here he is just one year earlier. http://pages.prodigy.net/chuckberk/arts/paint/paint_9.html


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Chuck
05-27-2001, 08:37 AM
Lakelovers: I'm not sure I see the connection but, thanks for introducing me to Alex Powers.

Originally posted by dornberg:
the spo of red is a little lonely
Interesting observation about the red undergarment (that's what it was). I thought I carried enough red notations into the chin, fold at nose, and under the eyes. It was my intention to leave that "big" red spot kind of lonely, to create tension, with its complimentary green background... adding to the painting's mood. I will, however, have another look at you suggestion.

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Ohju
05-27-2001, 08:59 AM
yes this is very strong and you got the pain showing real well. Nice style...you feel it and it's presented greatly. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
~Ju

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nnelson1
05-27-2001, 10:50 AM
Chuck:

Love the strong brush strokes here. They really add to Harvey's strength of character and determinedness to persevere despite the accident.

In his expression you have captured both his physical pain and his sorrow. The impact was more than just physical, eh?

He is a strong man.

Cheers! To you and Harv!

Nick

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JeanineJ
05-27-2001, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by Chuck:
Originally posted by rsmak:
feel sorry for the man.
rosanna

So did/do I...here he is just one year earlier. http://pages.prodigy.net/chuckberk/arts/paint/paint_9.html




I've seen this great portrait before. The quality of your work is surpassed only by your compassion.

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Chuck
05-27-2001, 11:53 AM
Hey Nick: lately my brushstrokes are getting very (sometimes too) bold but, I agree it appropriate for this painting.
Originally posted by JeanineJ:
I've seen this great portrait before. The quality of our work is surpassed only by your compassion.Hmm, where did you see...online or in NYC? I've enjoyed viewing your work but my ol' slow Mac had trouble surfin' your site.

And, as for artists' "compassion"...
"We are all one substance involved in the same terrible struggle, turning matter into spirit." ... Zorba the Greek



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Chuck
05-27-2001, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Nathan Reed:
Sorry if my previous comments were distasteful. Distasteful http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/confused.gif Hell, I took it as a compliment!

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Sandi
05-27-2001, 01:30 PM
Welcome to WC, Chuck! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I am an instant fan of yours. Love your colors, strokes, moods, ... your overall loose, expressive style. Both portraits are extremely well done, in technique and in self expression of what you felt. Very in tune with your subject. Yours are a real treat to view and explore. LQQKing forward to seeing more of your work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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carly
05-27-2001, 07:05 PM
Welcome to WetCanvas! I certainly do like the boldness in your brush strokes. Do you work with a palette knife also?

You've captured the character and the sense of pain very well. Isn't it amazing that our best subjects are not usually pretty ones. My one thought is about his right eye (the one on the left side of the screen). It is sort of out of its orb..flat. I'm not sure how to describe it..but if you cover it and look at the other eye, you can see the difference.

About the red at the bottom...just put some green there to anchor the shirt. I hope you will post more...I'd like to learn some stuff from you!
carly

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gayelyn
05-27-2001, 07:52 PM
Hi,could feel the relaxed form in the early painting but those empty eyes really haunt me in the latest one.You can catch feeling very well,love your work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Gollator
05-28-2001, 12:21 AM
I like it very much.

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Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 12:45 AM
Welcome!
I think Barbara Bush looks very pretty here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I love your bold simple strokes. The contrast is fantastic. I learned from this one. Thanks. Look forward to seeing more.

Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 12:48 AM
Sorry if my previous comments were distasteful. I only read the caption above your painting. Then I noticed after I posted what it said underneath... Sorry about that. Harvey was done very well...

Chuck
05-28-2001, 08:03 AM
This painting was a cathartic expression http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/mad.gif for me...a therapeutic process as, if not more, important than any results. With that said, I too have been bothered by the (front faced) eye. If I ever go back, to work on this Harvey, I will correct the perspective distortion. All paint was applied with brush and fingers.


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JeanineJ
05-28-2001, 08:37 AM
Hey, Chuck! I believe I was doing research into online into "Portriature" or "ASOPA"... not certain where... But I DO remember admiring this painting! It was not in NYC, though I would like to learn more about the Salamundi Club which has been recommended to me.

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Chuck
05-28-2001, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by JeanineJ:
I would like to learn more about the Salmaundi Club which has been recommended to me.
I'm a full member of "NSPCA" not the Salmagundi Club. The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylics hold their national shows, at the SC. This year's show (48th) will be in two weeks... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum25/HTML/000301.html
(pardon the shameless plug).

I do have some info. on the Salmagundi Club (believe the oldest Art Club in the USA) If I can find it, I will E-mail it to you. Fyi, if I were going to join a NYC art organization, I would consider the "National Arts Club."

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