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Darisc
04-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Calling it quits on this today. Sometimes I return to my interest in vernacular architecture. Sometimes I achieve a degree of satisfaction...but it is always tinged with a haunting feeling that I'm retrogressing.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2014/1706895-image.jpg

Ishka Baha
04-21-2014, 11:49 AM
This is electric.

Darisc
04-21-2014, 12:35 PM
I'll take that as a positive, bzzzt pfft...

Thanks!

davefriend
04-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Don't know where you are going Darisc but I think this is a very good composition, certainly interesting and has a beautiful use of color. I like the hear of the piece and how it is cooled but not quenched by the lower third of the a painting. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Katie Black
04-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Very nicely put together, I love the colours you have chosen.

Darisc
04-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Katie and Dave, thanks for your positive comments; I liked the " cooled but not quenched by the lower third of the painting" observation.

I go off in numerous directions from time to time, but my deepest satisfaction is always achieved when dealing with purely nonobjective imagery. Here's another illustrative piece, pen and ink, scanned and painted in Photoshop:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2014/1706895-image.jpg

David

davefriend
04-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Not particularly nonobjective but it shows you have a nice sense of style and balance. This work would benefit bu more feeling of depth in the setting. The structure is great!

idylbrush
04-21-2014, 08:16 PM
I really like the composition and colors in the first work. I find the drawing areas a delight for the eyes. Wonderful work.

abstractca
04-21-2014, 11:01 PM
Wonderful colors

Darisc
04-22-2014, 01:26 AM
Not particularly nonobjective but it shows you have a nice sense of style and balance. This work would benefit bu more feeling of depth in the setting. The structure is great!

No, no, no, this one is illustrative/objective, as is the viaduct, both throwbacks to earlier, representational, works.

Regarding depth in the setting, the original drawing is black ink on white watercolor paper and depth didn't figure into the composition.

I actually did play with introducing depth to the field but it contradicted the two dimensionality of the flat drawing, which I ultimately chose to represent as a colored drawing on a flat wall.

Thanks for your considered observations, Dave. :wave:

This is a recent work which, while nonobjective, harkens back to earlier work that is evocative of architecture:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2014/1706895-image.jpg