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Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Oil on Paper 10"x12" C&C welcome.


02-18-2014, 12:50 PM
This looks interesting!
Is there a structure gel included?

02-18-2014, 01:12 PM
seems a bit lop sided, heavy on the left side, sort of like my politics.

but I unbolted the table from the floor,
tipped it to the right
and then the screen made the painting seem OK



02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Bearded yet feminine,
defiant, 'fro extraordinaire,
self confident,...waving an unseen finger...."don't go there".


Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Thank you guys so much. There is no gel freisin. Just layers of ghastly paintings underneath.

Birdhs, you are right she really does need more on the right. Not so pronounce in IRL but she is not right.

Tim, I can't think of anything to reply to you right now because I am laughing so much.

02-18-2014, 05:55 PM
LOL2, it's all about perspective, ain't it?


02-18-2014, 06:27 PM
i discovered that if I lay on the desk i donna havtoo turn the compootur sidewayz.
much easier to view yoor painting, but i fell on the floor when i tooks a nap.

but i missed the dog, she jumped outa daway jes in time!

Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 07:34 PM
And then you saw the words, MOMA! Well, now you can sit down again because there is no more do the Row Bot, she morphed to Will O' the Wisp.

Or perhaps the below is appropriate, which is my favourite poem ever since I was in my teens:

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

Either way, it doesn't matter because what I have learnt since I have been on this site is that if you don't like it switch it. Now where is Artyczar for that matter - the professional of switches.


Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 07:47 PM
I would never have been brave enough to completely annihilate a painting for it to have come out better than it was before. I get infuriated when it is not nice and I think I am learning...hey what the heck! Thanks to you all. I am standing on my head. I am reading 999.

02-18-2014, 08:16 PM

Dove nested towers the hour was
Strike the street quicksilver moon
Carriage across the fog
Two-Step to lamp lights cellar tune
The laughs come hard in Auld Lang Syne

Partial lyrics, but fitting and resonant.
Brian Wilson (of Beach Boys fame)
Surf's Up.

Nice Nikki.


02-18-2014, 09:29 PM
so the first one was just that awkward teenage phase we all go through just before we become stunningly attractive adults?

The second one is stunning, among the best you have shared with us.

I keep looking at the crowd below her as they all wave lights as she croons a sultry tune on her stage. Reminiscent of Billie Holiday in Gay Paree....
or Edith Piaf, perhaps Lena Horne -"Stormy Weather"

Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 09:42 PM
How much more can she morph?

Perhaps to a small white thing!

Ishka Baha
02-18-2014, 09:51 PM
But before she morphs she is called Fushia.

Ishka Baha
02-19-2014, 11:09 AM
And now she has taken flight.

I couldn't bring myself to paint over the will o the wisp so have done a very bad photoshop effort to morph her into a bird.


Ishka Baha
02-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Bird at the Window
By Sophie Cabot Black

Beyond is a brightness
I am not equal to
Yet what I see
Turns into what I want,
And to bring nothing but this body
To pass through
The one thing between
Myself and what I crave,
Almost done, the world a ruin
Of leaves, winter at the throat,
My song over and over until
So familiar I can do
What I am about to do
While you who rise from the table
And walk from room to room
Will remember only the sound
Of what cast herself through
All that glass, instead of the song
That was sung until finally
You would ask to know more.

Ishka Baha
02-19-2014, 12:24 PM
And eventually becomes a butterfly..........


I dedicate this to one of my favourite books:
Bauby, Jean-Dominique. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

“My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly."

02-19-2014, 04:17 PM
Bearded fish lady dancing?
You have quite the imagination!!