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Gollator
09-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Acrylics on canvas, 40x50cm. All feedback welcome, thanks for looking.

Best,
Daniel

Gollator
09-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Hi folks,

maybe some additional info to this piece...

I am searching for ways to paint how we remember situations that do not have much reasons to actually remember them... further trying to radicalize. Putative details that dissolve into blurred silhouettes when we focus, faces that seem to frown or smile or something in between, and diffuse light sources.

Reference shot is again somewhere Asia '97. I am currently working with such photos as they offer limited information on faces and figures but nevertheless serve me as escape rope should I get lost. Painting time was 2 hours.

Attached are the ref shot and a more color-accurate shot (less blur, and the colors have darkened somewhat over night).

If you find the time, let me know what you think.

Cheers,
Daniel

mudar
09-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Hello Daniel
I am not from those who encourage painting from images
But after I saw this piece, I'm happy because you put your own touch
i like that faces added

maryinasia
09-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Successful

birdhs
09-19-2015, 05:53 PM
I ...almost....really like it.

In a phot everything is in the same sharp focus when using standard settings. In painting I usually leave farther away things a little fuzzy and a little soft.
Everything in this is equally calling for attention.
Just a subtle bit of manippitating can refocus the attention on one area.

but I really like this concept and composition.

greggo

Gollator
09-20-2015, 08:18 AM
Thanks Mudar for your thoughts & support.

Thanks, Maryinasia.

Greg, thanks for your feedback and suggestions. I hampered a bit, here's the result. I am excited about the direction this is taking...

colorwise, every photo shot seems to be mocking me... well... as close as it gets...

birdhs
09-20-2015, 11:06 AM
datz more very gooder

and I'll bet that doesn't translate well into German
but it is rather poor excuse from a Deep South USA dialect