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briankinderfineart
10-21-2015, 04:00 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-21-2015/1976861_Landscape_1.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Landscape 1
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18x24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is a new image and I am a new member. Please take the work in, review and let me know how you feel about it. I will tell you more about me later, but first something for you to see.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Do you like it?

corfublue
10-21-2015, 04:03 PM
hi. im not new but it has been close to ten years since I have been here. I'm dying to share my work with people like you. I really love your painting. im going through this deconstruction thing right now so I can really relate to your work.
:)

briankinderfineart
10-25-2015, 10:11 PM
so I made some really big changes...huge. I did not feel the work was at my greatest level and that is just too unsettling for me to live with. I had to go back and take some big risk. Without risk, no reward right?

Let's here what you all think of the finish. The title is now "Looming Figure".

http://briankinderfineart.tumblr.com/image/130656985204
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Oct-2015/1976861-the_Looming_Figure_small.jpg

briankinderfineart
10-26-2015, 01:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2015/1976861-the_Looming_Figure_small.jpg Had to change the orientation.....now I feel this is well balanced.

jennymac
10-26-2015, 11:49 AM
I am not an abstract painter. But I do appreciate it. I prefer it in landscape orientation. And I loved the first post as much as the more recent photo.

Dana Design
10-26-2015, 01:55 PM
I loved the original in the first post. Somehow, the more recent photo doesn't exhibit the energy of the first. But keep painting! You might also like to post in the Abstract/Contemporary forum!

briankinderfineart
10-26-2015, 05:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2015/1976861-the_Looming_Figure_small.jpg

Things have dramatically changed again. This has been the biggest struggle and the painting weighs a lot more than it once did because of all of the layers of oil. Well, I think I am finally ready to move on and I leave it not feeling defeated which is the important thing. I now like what is going on and maybe soon I will start to love it. I was so frustrated at one point that I used a pallete knife and flung pink paint onto the canvas in a random and sudden moment. I am glad I did.

I also am going to share some details with you all and I look forward to your intelligent conversation and feedback on this special painting. It really went to war and back!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2015/1976861-detail_1_small.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2015/1976861-detail_2_small.jpg

Thank you again for your time!

Here is the link to this painting:
http://briankinderfineart.tumblr.com/image/130656985204

briankinderfineart
10-26-2015, 10:00 PM
I took a new photo of it tonight with much better lighting...THIS is very accurate to the real thing in person.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2015/1976861-the_Looming_Figure_small.jpg

Bodhi Peace
10-26-2015, 11:11 PM
What you don't have from the first is the bright red. Is it not coming back?

corfublue
10-26-2015, 11:32 PM
the best way I can explain my eyes is that the first version has more space going back in space. the new one has more space coming forward. they both need both but they don't have eachother. its so hard with this kind of painting because its so action and impulsive. you just have to go and go with the same energy till you get it. I call it a push and pull. but in action paitning it can not be contrived. it has to happen at the right time. do you work on a few at once? I find that helps.
valerie

Josephcow
10-27-2015, 12:05 AM
I believe the most recent picture is too balanced. Things seem evenly spread and there are no attractive red dots for the eye to latch on to. I agree that it would be nice to see more depth. It is also interesting that this went from a landscape to 'human struggle' both terms are incredibly vague, yet they are pretty opposite, and it truly interests me how you landed on either title.

briankinderfineart
10-27-2015, 02:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2015/1976861-Untitled_small.jpg
Changes, changes, changes. Wow have things changed. Went outside in the garage with a burst of energy to do some more painting after making a pencil drawing that carried some very likable form IMO. I took that idea and started to get that going...the flow of it, the structure into this painting. That was really just it...this painting had no structure to it or any real form and it so badly needed it. It is still not finished and this photo is not the best shot of it, I will be letting this sit and dry for at least a week before I make my finishing touches which will probably be minimal. I am thinking that I will add touches of super bright white to some of the already white areas, and the same goes for some of the yellow and pink areas. Maybe I will hit it with a palette knife to provide some of those great palette knife textures as a finishing touch. It is certainly on its way now! Thank everyone for your time and input. And oh yeah...one more thing. I think you are right about titles...I am simply calling this "Untitled" just to stay clear out of trouble.

briankinderfineart
10-27-2015, 10:21 PM
So I figured it would be good just as an example of how I study and develop my work, to show you the pencil drawing that I made last night that led me to the decision to go forward with using this idea in this painting that has been continuing to grow and evolve. Boy has it ever! I liked this drawing so much that I knew it would bring the life back to this dead overworked painting.

Now I must wait for at least a week before I apply any finishing touches.

Thanks all for staying with me!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2015/1976861-sketch_for_painting.jpg

naglel
10-28-2015, 06:22 AM
I am not an expert in abstract art but appreciate the opportunity to see some of your process. So this is not a critique but just how your work makes me feel! Your first few posts left me disappointed...perhaps the frame was too overpowering, I didn't like the flow of color, it left an anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach (maybe this is what you intended?)...then you made the last changes, wow, what a difference to how it "felt" to me. Now I like it ..I realize the anxious feeling was chaos and now there is form and interest, my mind playing with the shapes, looking for the familiar within the fun of a puzzle.
Still hate the frame...I don't like ornate gilt anything tho😀😄👍 Thanks for sharing

briankinderfineart
10-28-2015, 02:19 PM
I am not an expert in abstract art but appreciate the opportunity to see some of your process. So this is not a critique but just how your work makes me feel! Your first few posts left me disappointed...perhaps the frame was too overpowering, I didn't like the flow of color, it left an anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach (maybe this is what you intended?)...then you made the last changes, wow, what a difference to how it "felt" to me. Now I like it ..I realize the anxious feeling was chaos and now there is form and interest, my mind playing with the shapes, looking for the familiar within the fun of a puzzle.
Still hate the frame...I don't like ornate gilt anything tho😀😄👍 Thanks for sharing

It made me feel terribly anxious too! It was eating at me like crazy until I brought it to the stage it currently is in....then it was like ahhhhhhhhhhh I can breathe again...this painting can breathe too. It was truly awesome to go through and watch this transformation in all of this process of mine. Now you al can see what I go through from start to end when I work.

And yes, this is not the real frame....I photoshopped it in. I will get the right one for it in due time.

Still have finishing touches left to do but I no know that the structure and flow is making me very happy and that will be there through the completion.

Thanks!:wave:

briankinderfineart
11-03-2015, 06:29 PM
it's finished and I feel great! Now on to the next!!!:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Nov-2015/1976861-Untitled-for-web.jpg

corfublue
11-03-2015, 11:51 PM
I like the changes. why oil? why wait so long?

briankinderfineart
11-04-2015, 12:24 AM
I like the changes. why oil? why wait so long?

I have always preferred working in oils. They are more forgiving and workable and I don't have to worry about them setting up within a few minutes after applying them like with acrylics. I am very comfortable working with them that's why and I like the smell of them.

corfublue
11-04-2015, 12:27 AM
Oh man, that's what I don't like. The smell. Good for you

marthacarolina
11-04-2015, 11:14 PM
I definitely like the last version. It feels happy to me.