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06-26-2001, 07:35 AM
well..gulp, Iwanted places to display so here goes...this ia a 4'x5' oil collage:rolleyes:
06-26-2001, 08:05 AM
I stared at this for a long time. Very well done. Like the handprint... like the hair, modeling of the form.. everything! The circle on the knee kept drawing my eye. Intentional?
06-26-2001, 08:24 AM
Oh..you saw that...not intentional..you'd think someone with a degree in photography would check for garbage on the lens would'ntcha...thanx for the encouragement..i didn't expect a new member to have such a quick response!;)
06-26-2001, 10:29 AM
Great feel - love the textures and motion. WoW!~
06-26-2001, 10:53 PM
i didn't expect a new member to have such a quick response!
I know some of the people here from other groups (not too many in this forum) and I'm not shy about voicing my opinion! We are all pretty anonymous out here in cyberspace. Also: Don't be afraid to post your own critiques of other's work. Sometimes that's what it takes to get a comment from them about YOUR work. :D
06-27-2001, 03:50 PM
wow awesome painting good job:)
i really like the background all the different things you put in it.
06-27-2001, 07:21 PM
I love the rendering around her hip and belly!! Lovely work!:D
06-27-2001, 10:00 PM
Reminds me of a movie - "Sirens".
06-28-2001, 12:42 AM
This is awesome!!!
I can't imagine what it must be like to stand in front of it...almost as tall as myself!!!
I love the way the form is more "true to life" and somewhat rubenesque!
I especially like the "reflection" in the bottom left? A patron watching the dance?
06-28-2001, 08:55 AM
This piece meant a lot to me when I painted it..I was really nervous about the feedback..most reasons were personal but another was that it was my first really large (for me) piece. I don't know why I waited so long to work large..I doubt if I'll ever go much smaller again...it's SO much easier!! This community really
is a great asset for learning..about your work..and my own...
06-30-2001, 01:36 PM
How did I miss this? What an excellent artwork, the text isn't over done, WOW http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jun-2001/flash.gif
06-30-2001, 02:59 PM
Wanna see more of your work please! :D
06-30-2001, 03:37 PM
I like this one also! I like the modeling you've done with the figure..and your line. It made me think for a moment of the work of Larry Rivers. I like that you've combined the different elements in the composition.
I discovered that (for me) the focal point was still the figure. Your lighter areas of modeling still draw my eyes to those areas.
I would think the scale of the piece would also add to the impact, it is relatively large. Is there any significance in the little figure in the lower left corner? It is difficult to identify this figure due to the small size, and there appear to be other smaller images (?) or perhaps they are just suggested.
What surface did you work on, it this on a board of somekind?
One other note...I get the sense that your (reference?) for the figure was lying down, rather than vertical (?). (noting the position of the breasts here) If you were to rotate this image 90-degrees to the left...she appears to be lying down, rather than anchored vertically to the cross-like structure.
Very interesting work.
Thank you wnabors, for posting.
The solid, *block-like* structures that appear to represent a cross, add a nice contrast to the more fluid lines of the figure.
06-30-2001, 10:09 PM
I have worked in seclusion for so long..the responses to the work I have displayed here are SO appreciated..sometimes it's difficult to work the the subject matter that intrigues me so much and have to deal with some amazingly fundamentalist, provincial attitudes (long terminology for uptight, bluenosed b****rds..) I am no longer in danger of quitting :)
06-30-2001, 11:19 PM
The figure was depicted on a cross structure to depict the conflict
she dealt with in her life...I became fascinated with the similarity of the words dissent, descent,descant..I had to wrestle with whether or not to put the text into the painting.. the red lettering is the word "signals" which I broke apart..the figure on the lower left is a young girl..once i had the cross structure.. the text on the upper left..seemed neccessary it's the indictment or statement of crime..but if you get close enough to read it..it's a passage from a book i enjoyed...feels very strange describing all this..in a more technical note the surface was a double gessoed canvas..underpainted,sketched in with red conte then glazed and glazed and glazed and...(whew)
07-01-2001, 01:26 AM
wnabors...thank you for your notes on the painting. I appreciate you taking the time to offer some insights.
I'm looking foreward to seeing more of your work. It sounds like you have decided to paint what is in your heart, and that you may have had a few reservations about doing this in the past.
(More power to you!). Your symbolism (some of the elements that you included in this piece) seem to be of a more personal nature, and I think these personal symbols....add a great deal to the work. They (as they did for me) raise questions about your intent...thoughts etc. I find work such as your very interesting.
07-01-2001, 02:01 AM
HoleyMoley!! This is so AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing your notes with us too. As Cindy loves to say... "YOU ROCK!"
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