View Full Version : "Portrait of the artist at 3 years" - (unfinished)

05-15-2001, 05:32 PM
This is an OLD!! unfinished painting..oil on canvas.. 48"X36". (The muses were showing up even then!!).

Painting was based on an OLD..black and white photo....that is me on the extreme right..with the cow lick! The other people are all my relatives (I think)...I don't know any of them by name. As I mentioned..I stopped painting this one....for a number of reasons 1. I have no real desire to do a self-portrait, 2. The idea was funny to me at the time.. 3. I must have gotten bored with the painting. I'm posting this one so you can all have a few laughs.. It is actually pretty rediculous now that I see it again. Has been in storage..(should have STAYED in storage) lol. Posting this for fun, and to show you an example of non-linear thinking.....at its worst.

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05-15-2001, 05:35 PM
*smirk* I happen to love your sense of humour!!

*doing the deevaa dance*

05-15-2001, 05:45 PM
Deevaa...I think I just twisted my neck trying to get a good look at your tiny-head icon!! (Very nice!!). I'm glad SOMEONE likes my sense of humor!!

05-15-2001, 05:54 PM
Oh, this is GRAND! I love it, naughty little boy.

05-15-2001, 05:56 PM
uhhh-oh! Maybe I should go back to my other one, I don't want to injure an artist! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/angel.gif

*doing the deevaa dance*

05-15-2001, 06:17 PM
Yo Michael!
This is great. I love the warped, playful humor.



05-15-2001, 07:05 PM
I like it too.

ART by TeAnne (http://www.ipec.net.au/teanne/TeAnneArt.html)
I must make a piece of art everyday for my own well being.

05-15-2001, 08:06 PM
OMG {{{Michael}}} - COOL! The dynamics here are so fascinating!!!


"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

05-15-2001, 08:10 PM
I like it a lot. Who are the ladies showing their bodies in a family portrait with 3 year old boys hanging? 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.

05-15-2001, 08:14 PM
This is going to become extremely valuable as you rise to certain artistic fame... "The artist way-back when..."

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-15-2001, 09:18 PM
Sooo cool, I love your sense of humor! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Keep it out of storage! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

<FONT face="ComicSansMS">Laurie Bouchard
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OilSplats.com (http://shivawolf.artistnation.com/)
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05-16-2001, 06:12 AM
Deevaa..you are very attractive..so..don't change a thing! k!!

ZOTMA.."naughty" or just CURIOUS!?
(the stories I could tell..) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Robert-TeAnne-(((Cindy)))..thank you.

Impulse- I'm not sure WHO those ladies are, two of them appear to have been painted out. I do know all of the other people are some of my relatives, but none of them are immediate family. I vaguely remember being with them, but I don't know who they are..original photo was taken in Wisconsin.

I think I was lonely..and was wishing the other ladies were there....not sure.

Jeanine..interesting you should mention money. There was an email in my in-box tonight..with an offer to buy this painting!!

(I'm gonna sell!!). It really is a "failed" painting..rubbed out figures..mistakes...old canvas...poor quality..generally a botched job. I replied that I was surprized that someone would be interested in this painting...goes to show ya! What do I know.

ShivaWolf...My sense of humor ("warped" though it may be ((thank you Robert!! lol)...seems to keep me going at times. If I couldn't laugh about many things..I'd be crying. (honest)

[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited May 16, 2001).]

05-16-2001, 06:23 AM
I love it very much and I trust whatever you do with it will be fine

05-16-2001, 01:47 PM
Sketch, Keep this one out...finish it...!! I have liked this one for a long time and waited to see it done, it is not a bad work. In fact it borders on "GREAT". I find this one has better bones then "Eric's", "Boy in the Back yard Pool".

"You want the ecstacy so you have to take the hangover"

Sandra. M. Smith

06-04-2001, 03:40 PM
Sorry Michael.I Don't See The Humor In This. As Far As Putting It Back In Storage.Bad Idea. I Strongly Disagree .It Belongs In A Place Oh Honor On The Wall So It Can Be Viewed By Everyone. Its Simply Great.In A Word I LOVE IT! If You Do Deside To Hide It Or Discard It Send It To Me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Remember I Was The First To Ask. LOL http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try Self Quote (Danny Meazell)

06-04-2001, 04:05 PM
Danny, thank you for your kind note.

I did get an offer to buy this painting, but I found a puncture mark on it..and it is not in very good condition. I declined to sell because of the extensive damage.

(But then I posted under another thread..that if I were offered a million or so.......lol!!..I'd reconsider!!) And..I mentioned that I'd contact the person who originally offered to buy it (for much less)...and (counter my guilt)..by offering to pay a SUBSTANTIAL sum to this original buyer. How is that for personal integrity!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif (not good huh!!) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif

[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited June 04, 2001).]

Nathan Reed
06-04-2001, 10:57 PM
Look, I know I'm happily married and all, but man, who's that looker on the top left?

This is a fun piece. Original and inspiring... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif