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Dcam
03-16-2013, 07:03 PM
Time for a change.
a figure and abstraction: a departure from my usual realistic landscape.
:eek: 12x 16 mostly pans and pastel pencils.
Canson paper mounted on toned paper. Cheers.....Derek

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2013/183894-TheHammer.jpg

pastel lover
03-16-2013, 07:24 PM
Very cool. Love the lighting & cast shadows.

Tanja

jeaneade2001
03-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Wow! A huge departure! But fascinating, and it stirs my imagination .... From where does the red light come? Is it a forge, or a foundry? And WHAT is he about to hit with that mallet!???

The torn paper effect background adds to the mystery. I love it, Derek, departure or not.

sketchZ1ol
03-16-2013, 08:28 PM
hello
circle , triangle , t-square ; cool !

what's with the six fingers ( + thumb ) on his right hand ?

fine meld of graphics and pastel qualities . :thumbsup:

Ed

Dcam
03-16-2013, 08:42 PM
Thanks everyone:
jean: yes thinking of a forge.

Ed: yep....good eye. Will be back to fix.:eek:

I'm going to do a few more hours on this puppy.

Be Back in a wee while:smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

derek

Dougwas
03-16-2013, 10:01 PM
It is good to see somebody as accomplished as you, experiment with something totally different than your usual style and subject. This is a strong painting, Derek. It has a wonderful value contrast and the reds give the painting a feeling of energy. The lines in the painting must be doing their job, because my eyes don't leave the painting.

Way to go, Derek. You have shown that it pays to experiment!

Doug

bobbymac
03-17-2013, 04:53 AM
Very striking Derek. I love the colors. Only crit is his left hand across the knuckles is smaller than his right hand. Bob

pointy
03-17-2013, 05:24 AM
Wow cool work...so often we get stuck in our comfort zone, this is so interesting to look at. I didn't even notice the extra knuckle :lol: can you tell us a bit more about the papers and how and why you mounted them like this?

Pat71
03-17-2013, 05:30 AM
This is a great painting with a lot of energy. Very powerfull image! Make Some more?

Dcam
03-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Ok: I hated the frist version ("Hammer").
Thanks to those who viewed the other one:lol: .

Changes: New background (heavy body Gesso with knife). Fixed the hands, more contrast, toned down the red a wee bit and added more nifty neato abstract lines.
Derek

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2013/183894-AhammerA.jpg

Dcam
03-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Thanks to all:I appreciate it, especially Ed who spotted the bad hand.

Please check out the new improved "Batter Hammer". on same page:lol:

Thanks Derek

Turpintine45
03-17-2013, 12:09 PM
I think I actually prefer the redder version. (just my opinion) It seemed more powerful and the red just said hot sweaty and energy. So even with extra fingers it gets my vote but they are both wonderful paintings and very interesting to see you going out on a limb. I think you should do more.

pastel65
03-17-2013, 12:11 PM
This is great! Never saw the other one - must have missed it. Such talent.
Pam

Deb F
03-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Wow, Derek, what a departure for you, but I love these. The abstract lines are wonderful. More, please.

Deb

Mado
03-17-2013, 01:35 PM
I've missed the previous version too.
I like this one, this is very interesting.

sketchZ1ol
03-17-2013, 02:41 PM
hello
yes , more body !

left hand not as solid as the right ;
the hammer doesn't suggest a perspective thing
even tho the hand is above the head .

like the 'darts 'of line that play against the strong right-hand light on the figure !

Ed

ps. ... could go fantasy/sci-fi lit with this ...
nothing wrong with a seven-fingered hand ;
adaptation/advantage could be a Very interesting plot line , on several levels ...

AnnMargaret
03-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Wow, Derek, this is fantastic:wave:

AnnMargaret
03-17-2013, 03:09 PM
You know I'm young amateur with a lot of years and I can not write professionally, but I can say a great and fantastic :wave:

Dcam
03-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Thanks Ann

GO TO THE" BETTER HAMMER":)

raxu
03-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Wow! This is what I like - you have a great style and sense for composition. Unique!!! Show more!!!

raxu
03-17-2013, 04:19 PM
OK, I loved the first version, yet I must admit this is superb. You are very talented.

*Deirdre*
03-17-2013, 04:35 PM
I have merged the two as it is an adaptation of the first one and not totally different.

I like both versions....both are strong and beautiful.....Incidentally, there are folk born with six digits on one hand...so it's not wrong, it's rare! Well done Derek! Sign it and hang it with pride!:thumbsup:

Colorix
03-17-2013, 05:16 PM
Wow! this is cool! I like the extra light on the hands!

Dcam
03-17-2013, 06:47 PM
Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments.

Deirdre: I guess they had the urge to merge.:)

derek

John Palmer Fine Art
03-17-2013, 11:08 PM
Hi Derek, terrific subject and execution ( self portrait right?) Really like the idea wherever the inspiration may have come from!

Dcam
03-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Hey John: thanks......yep that's me :lol: a very expensive model.

derek

eutherpendragon
03-18-2013, 10:26 AM
Love it!
(Although I'm probably partial to the first one).

Do you enjoy the Pans a lot? I'm thinking of buying a set.

Thanks,
Ann

allydoodle
03-18-2013, 11:12 AM
This is pretty neat Derek! Love the lighting, and the way you mounted the paper. I hope you paid the model well :evil: ..... that's a hard position to hold.....:lol:

Mary Brigid
03-18-2013, 12:06 PM
I love this Derek. But I have to say I liked the strong red of the first one. It felt so industrial and I could feel the heat. I really like the abstract lines. It gives a sense of rhythm. Thank you for sharing

Dcam
03-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Thanks Mary: Happy St. Paddy's
Chris: I paid the model well......a six pack. Thanks.
Ann: love the pans...try them. Thanks.
derek

Donna T
03-18-2013, 04:33 PM
Hi Derek - I like both versions! It's so good to try different styles of painting and keep our creative selves challenged!

Dcam
03-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Hi Donna: Yes....sometimes you get onto a rut, and you learn from the experiments.
Thanks for stopping by.
Derek

Paula Ford
03-19-2013, 12:23 AM
Yummmm.... :D :cat:

Dcam
03-19-2013, 07:28 AM
Yummmmm back atcha' Paula. :wave: Thanks. Derek