View Full Version : The Mechanic

03-11-2018, 08:18 AM
Well that's the current title :). Bit of a change of palette for me, one that I've decided I quite like. As well as acrylic I've used charcoal 90 by 60cms.

03-11-2018, 08:34 AM
I like your change of palette here and your use of line in this is beautiful. I'm not sure about the face on the far left, it's a distraction to me. I think the piece would be far stronger if it were completely non objective. Overall this is a real winning piece!

03-11-2018, 08:50 AM
i agree on the face because it's in a world of its own. the face to its' right, level, looking down, is in harmony with this energy. the other little gremlins are abstract enough, as are the wonderful, titan-like towering human shapes.
colors are deeply satisfying, and i also really like title.

(blurting on general: why is there never a wip in these abstracts!!)

claude j greengrass
03-11-2018, 10:56 AM
Sydney Opera House on steroids. I like it

03-11-2018, 12:52 PM
'cept that cartoon dude on the left
could also be 'car wash'
great visual romp


03-11-2018, 01:34 PM
wow , excellent

03-11-2018, 04:33 PM
I'm enjoying the many mechanics in this piece. I see faces, many many faces! Like them all. Good composition and great work!

Katie Black
03-11-2018, 07:00 PM
It's a beauty!!! :clap:

I agree re the face.

03-11-2018, 07:15 PM
change nothing
it is quite interesting as is
the reality of the face contrasts nicely with the abstractinations

In a world of robots,
the mechanic is the only one who can keep them "alive"

perfect title


03-11-2018, 07:39 PM
I love this. Georges Braque met Diego Rivera and they decided on a different vision for Detroit Industry. One that is contemporary, active and speaks in today's voice.
Yes, I agree about the face, but otherwise this is quite wonderful.

03-11-2018, 10:49 PM
I think the painting and face are great. The one obvious face leads to me to looking for and seeing others that aren't quite there but are. It sort of primes the pump.

Heck, even Picasso had fun within the serious science of cubism.

Fascinating and brilliant painting.

03-11-2018, 11:28 PM
John is right on. Everything about this is terrific especially the face!

03-12-2018, 09:36 AM
I thought that I had already commented on this. I really like it, it has a lot of energy, excellent work.

03-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Your best one ever!!!

03-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Hi guys, thanks a lot for the varied responses, I see my little chap seems to be the root of most differences of opinion, and you know I understand both points of view. For me he acts as the intro into the painting leading the eye round . After I'd read your remarks yesterday I sat down and looked at it for a long while debating whether he should stay or go and here's what I've done :) JUst to show you how it looks without the face - for me it changes the painting too much so he's definitely staying where he is

03-12-2018, 12:45 PM
I agree that this has a Sydney Opera House flow and coloration feeling, but itís so much more. This is very nice work and it looks very mechanical in its design and function.

03-13-2018, 04:17 AM
I thought I'd commented on this too. Lovin' it. Glad you pushed the little dude on the left side back a bit by covering up his face. He seemed like a painting-bomber.

It evokes the feeling of titans, perhaps mechanical, overrunning a city or town.

03-13-2018, 09:08 AM
I like this a lot. Iím getting a Duchamp (Nude Descending a Staircase) vibe in this one. The little faces are disturbing but sometimes it is OK to disturb. Maybe the faces contradict abstract purity which is not nice but who says we should always be nice.

03-13-2018, 11:11 AM