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dragoni689
05-20-2003, 04:13 PM
India ink and Acrylics and Pastels and Mediums and water and time and pastels and irridescent dry pigments with gum arabic and alcahol and pastels on 16X20" Sanded Pastelboard.

"Burst"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2003/6476-Burst.jpg



In more Detail:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2003/6476-Burst_Detail_LU.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2003/6476-Burst_Detail_RU.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2003/6476-Burst_Detail_MD.jpg

Thingsd i like about this method are the fact that the pastels i have are water soluble; that makes for a very good texture. The pigment also requires no fixatif after having been wet; all i'll have to do is frame it behind glass.
i like the granulation and the ways the pigment can form intricate little pools of mineral while wet.. reminds me of sand on the beach after the tide has washed away. im looking forward to applying this to some realism.
Also, this is obviously more colorful than some recent works i've been doing in this series. Do you think it works compositionally? It's very active and bold. that's why i titled it 'burst'....

I am also going to try and expand on this type of more active composition by involving collage, but am worried it will limit the spontinaeity of the piece.

Thoughts, comments, critiques, emotional responses, literature, and questions are always welcomed.

Thank you for looking.

jenna_searcher
05-20-2003, 04:49 PM
oh.....this is it for me, miles.
galactic swirl - primordial gazpacho.
this is my favorite of yours - color use here is amazing.
that blue. and the flaming orange - nice work, man.
:)

somerset
05-20-2003, 05:45 PM
Liking this one a lot and if anyone can pull off a collage with this approach, it is you.

Luzie
05-20-2003, 11:18 PM
I think you have painted someones soul, it could be mine.

mmk
05-21-2003, 12:16 AM
this is one of my fav of yours.

rapolina
05-21-2003, 03:29 AM
really great! .:clap: :clap: :clap:

IMO, it makes me think of a wave, somthing fluing rather then a brust. just a personal opinion...

ciao, rapolina.

geckonia
05-21-2003, 01:31 PM
Yes, what a great ingredient time is... and you use it so well.

I'd love to see pigments forming those primordial pools you talked about, bet that's so cool...

Gar
05-21-2003, 01:41 PM
Very emotional werk.

dragoni689
05-21-2003, 03:12 PM
thank you all for your wonderful comments and the time spent responding... it is appreciated.

Rapolina; A burst of water or a burst of flight... i like the interpretations, thanks. Your opinion is valued.

ThaNx gar.

Geck; Sometimes you just have to give something a little time to mature and then go back to it. sometimes it needs to dry so you can employ texture, or just the thought process behind a piece needs to mature so you can work out problems or make changes/decisions.. so i meditate a little when this is needed and come back to the work when i'm again ready for another session. thanks for your compliment, im glad you looked.

Hey Jenna; Thanks a lot gal, i was really trying for that blue/orange link, with some subtle red/green as well (which is more evident in person)... the orange has some metallic gold in with it as well which really throws a shimmer in and creates this dynamic. im glad you feel that works.

Luzie, Sommerset, and Mmk: I'm flattered. Thanks.

Mmk; what's your second fav?