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La_
02-23-2018, 12:39 PM
16x20, oils

yet another attempt at pure abstract that i just couldn't leave be

la

Katie Black
02-23-2018, 03:18 PM
Nice! :lol:

jimwhalen
02-23-2018, 04:00 PM
I really like the color blending and those subtle and mysterious vertical lines.

trufflecat
02-23-2018, 06:37 PM
Lovely!

cliff.kachinske
02-24-2018, 01:06 AM
That's very nice. The bull is not angry.

La_
02-24-2018, 12:24 PM
thanks all, a gentle giant indeed, with 'rainbow' ribs, lol
sometimes i think i should just paint with my eyes closed. it may be the only way for me to attain unadulterated abstract.

la

Mario_K
02-26-2018, 11:08 PM
Bull in the clouds. Looks cool.

birdhs
02-26-2018, 11:25 PM
I feel that I am cloudgazing at sunset
and a bull seemed to form
very effective

La_
02-27-2018, 01:40 AM
thanks mario, greg, yup, that's pretty much how he was born

la

KreativeK
02-27-2018, 09:28 AM
This has a definite pleasurable southwestern feel to it. I hope you'll cross post it over in the SW/W forum, too.

bvanevery
02-28-2018, 01:14 AM
I wonder at the relationship between an ephemeral image of a bull, and a mountain, when things could be clouds, in the presence of the sun. Seems like its presence is passing upon the earth.

cmallav
02-28-2018, 08:30 AM
Lovely! Looks like a map to me :-)

graphicali
03-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Yes, I think of a map when I look at it. Lovely colours!

La_
03-01-2018, 06:11 PM
thanks kay, maybe
deep, bv, to see it as soulful
chaya, graph, hadn't thought of that, thanks

la

bvanevery
03-01-2018, 08:25 PM
Couldn't help but want to impose the image of a bison upon it, not a bull. But it is a bull. Wrong country for historical connotation. Bulls come from Spain, or Crete. Not the US plains. My thought may not be deep, just something already stuck in my mind. The sadness.

But maybe thoughts of cattle ranchers, trigger thoughts of what was displaced.

saje
03-01-2018, 08:30 PM
la, I don't quite understand the need for pure abstract. You are best, to me, at the inner workings of creativity.

Bilateral
03-01-2018, 10:13 PM
I love this. It draws to mind Elaine de Kooning's Standing Bull with respect to palette and subject matter, except your guy has your signature surreal look, beautiful blending of colors and a dreamy feeling that is so attractive.

La_
03-01-2018, 11:08 PM
bv, there's no wrong country for artistic impressionisms, but if it makes you feel any better i did used to have a herd of 40+ bison, with Ben, the bull, who all faired well right here on the prairies and tho their numbers aren't any where near as vast as they once were - what is, besides insects and arachnids.

thanks saje, it isn't a need, really, merely a personal challenge i have yet to satisfactorily complete or become comfortable with. :) it's a fun 'failure' tho, to let a glimmer of content/reality sneak in, no worries.

thanks much bilateral for the lovely thoughts!

la

Artchrispy
03-03-2018, 09:49 AM
I love the color and the puzzle piece composition. It reminds me of lying on a blanket looking for shapes in billowy clouds.