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Chuck
07-28-2001, 11:49 AM
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acrylic • Riker Hill 7/27/01 • 14" x 17"
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Javier
07-28-2001, 12:16 PM
Chuck, this really works -- why? I have no idea, but I like it

I like the composition, the subjects, and the colors.

I think, "Riker Hill 07/27/01", is a really good painting.

The Very Best,

jerryW
07-28-2001, 12:34 PM
every fragment carries the same joy
filling and refreshing at the same time
accurate depictions of our favourite passtime.

(<a wierd food analogy> fresh salad with crispy bacon in it tomato and balsamic <yum>)

mame
07-28-2001, 01:28 PM
no criticism here, just an observation for next time - sometimes a quiet place for the eye to rest for a moment can be very effective.

ayzia
07-28-2001, 02:25 PM
energy. spontaneity. very cool.:cool:

dornberg
07-28-2001, 10:29 PM
the dark easels, dark arms,
dance through the white canvas, light and cloth.
its angles on one side, vs. verticals up on the other,
held at bay by the horoizontals

caro
07-29-2001, 02:02 AM
so much to see in this picture.
i like it.

bbbilly1326
07-29-2001, 05:00 AM
Chuck, I especially envy your ability to organize clutter and make it beautiful. Scenes like this are my worst nightmare to try to paint, where there are so many details. Your ability to structure and organize them with paint is something I look forward to learning when I can get somewhere these kinds of painting opportunities are available.

mclaughlin
07-29-2001, 05:01 AM
the feeling of closed space in your picture is real. the bare shoulder of the model is beautiful. great picture !:clap:

Chuck
07-29-2001, 02:01 PM
Javier: this really works -- why? I have no idea, but I like it
Me too!

jerryW: filling and refreshing at the same time
ART...the food of life!

mame: just an observation for next time - sometimes a quiet place for the eye to rest for a moment can be very effective.
What I see is what ya get...this was the final sitting of a four week pose. After finishing my long term painting... http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14898
I decided to capture the intense anxiety of “battling” artists juxtaposed against the serene gesture of the model.

ayzia: energy. spontaneity. very cool.
Very kind!

dornberg: its angles on one side, vs. verticals up on the other,
held at bay by the horoizontals
Now that you mention it, there is (unintentional) cubist’s geometry.

caro: i like it.
Thanks!

bbbilly1326: especially envy your ability to organize clutter and make it beautiful.
Oh yeah (ROFLOL) you should see my house! Btw, I didn’t have time to think of “structure and organize.” If I did, I’m sure it wouldn’t work.

mclaughlin: the feeling of closed space in your picture is real.
Indeed, it was! Positioning of easels...always a struggle.

giniaad
07-29-2001, 02:11 PM
and another WOWEEE to you Chuck!!!

ginia

Ceu
07-29-2001, 02:58 PM
what a wonderful energy feeling to be painting in that studio. so full of live coming thru the paints, canvas, model and the artist.
:clap:

Chuck
07-30-2001, 10:43 AM
giniaad: I’m honored by the colorful critique!

Ceu: If lucky, there’s an extraordinary dance between “paints, canvas, model and the artist.”

JeanineJ
07-30-2001, 10:57 AM
WOW! So much captured so quickly! I have often thought of turning my canvas on the class, but lacked your courage and ability to gather all that energy... FANTASTIC!!!!

I realize it is complete, but, here's my two- cent critique: A dark area toward the middle ( beyond the sitter, below central artist)would draw the viewer in, and provide the "rest" for the eye requested above without diminishing the action...

Chuck
07-31-2001, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by JeanineJ
A dark area toward the middle ( beyond the sitter, below central artist)would draw the viewer in, and provide the "rest" for the eye requested above without diminishing the action...
THANKS for input...But, no "rest" for weary during this frantic race to finish.

Cherie
07-31-2001, 01:29 PM
I love this....reminds me of my time at college.

wonderful energy!

Gollator
07-31-2001, 08:37 PM
oh my, what a chaos in your studio. :)

Chuck
08-01-2001, 12:28 PM
Cherie: reminds me of my time at college.
Nothing changes...except, some of these “student” have gray hair.

Gollator: oh my, what a chaos in your studio.
Yeah...creation can be messy!