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07-28-2001, 05:33 PM
18X18canv acrylic from motion blurred lomograph of mother and daughter rough housing in an empty room with paintings arranged around

07-28-2001, 07:48 PM
Hi Jerry, are you going down the abstract road now? It's certinally a loose one. I like your colours as usual but not too sure of the two big blackish marks. I do prefer your earlier works. :)

07-28-2001, 08:17 PM
W0W, where’re my glasses...yikes, I'm wearing 'em! Well, if Dornberg makes me dizzy now, Waese equals woozie. Jerry, I think you're onto something.

07-28-2001, 09:18 PM
i'm glad you said what they were doing, either way I love the motion, colors and feelings it's a fun painting and I do like your loose way

07-28-2001, 09:37 PM
i like the angle of the figure,
the placement in relation to the edges
the nice distribution of yellows

07-29-2001, 06:59 AM
*Teanne, the 2 blackish marks are the heads of mother and daughter. I really like blurry action shots because of the natural abstraction that is already there.

*Chuck, I have always maintained that spiritual experience is accompanied by some nausea - so as a godly man I am usually seasick - I hope my paintings help link others to their transcendent selves without too much mess.

*Ceu, thanks for your honest enjoyment.

*dornberg, thanks for looking, perceiving, enjoying and commenting.

07-29-2001, 01:30 PM
I too am glad that you explained this one...and can see it better now...
I love when you use more colors...
always makes for richer feel to your images.
love the reality smooged into abstract with the action revealed.
I can see you are putting your lomo to good use.

am still looking into them...not easy to get information about each one's features to make a choice...

look forward to more paintings from you with the use of this interesting camera...

simon levenson
07-29-2001, 02:36 PM
Dear Jerry the brilliant,
you seem to come in contact with everything that is worth while and somehow eat it up and paint it your way. I think that you have not eaten up dornberg completely yet. I see too much influence. But I am astounded by your ability at such advanced stages of work to be so pliable (sp). Don't get me wrong this is a beautiful painting but it doesn't taste like Jerry YET.

07-29-2001, 06:45 PM
* simon, I am preserving dornberg and only eating crumbs which may fall off. The advanced stages are actually not artistic, art wise I am a baby so I do expect development. I am delighted you have taken the time to mention the points above, especially that this does not taste like a jerry. I did give it a home on line 2 at http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/ and I am happy about it's difference and simmilarity. I have heard of some great artist named Hans, destroying a painting his wife liked very much because it looked too much like a Hoffman. I am not inclined to destruction but I recently painted over 3 canvases.

* giniaad, Only the one of them has the VHQuality lens. the blurred effect is from automatic shutter at low light. look at
http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/yash/ to see a party I was recently at. see "cool photo of Stan Waese. " and "A Birthday Presentation. " which was photographed in video glow and candle light without any tripod.


07-29-2001, 07:11 PM
I like this painting, full of color and life... As I'm not familiar with Jerry's earlier work, I can only say that I like the movement, the composition, the style and the action here very much. :D


07-29-2001, 07:53 PM
Great colors & brushwork as always.

I'd researched the Lomo extensively quite some time back; very interested & intrigued in the way the camera works, especially it's night photo capabilities. I've been thinking about buying the quad-photo model (around $25, I think; can't afford the regular one right now). How well do you like yours? Would you recommend it?


07-29-2001, 08:06 PM
*dollardays, thanks for getting into the painting and commenting.

*Epicurea, I doubt the cheaper lomo will provide more than animation.
this one is a pocket point and shoot - should be under $200 USD from the lomographic society. heavy metal weighs over 1/2 pound.

07-29-2001, 09:02 PM
hi jerry,
i saw the woman's bent upper body instantly - and after reading your explanation saw what was going on. unusual and just plain great! how do you come up with this stuff?


07-29-2001, 11:17 PM
The diagonal movement across the middle of square format would almost spell trite disaster. You avoided it with that big dark L and high contrast. The movement is conveyed well and the energy amplified by that yellow.

07-29-2001, 11:40 PM
*ayzia, I don't exactly come up with much, it just happens, If I'm lucky I take a picture. If I'm luckier the picture is blurry and colorful. In a way I've been quite lucky lately.
I do have some clear out door shots of our car broken down which will make a different kind of painting.

*zotma, I found the energy in this one supportive of almost any format. The square was ready to accept new paint. sometimes you can break rules if you get something really strong going that numbs resistance.

07-30-2001, 12:24 AM
jerlomographically terrific

wonderful piece jerry

very impressive handling of the colours

excellent lines and compositon

should be hanging in a good gallery

07-30-2001, 02:09 PM
Jerry...thanks for sharing the page of photos...
you have the eye...great shots...
I can tell you have surrounded yourself with good people...
a wonderful thing to have in this life.

I too love taking pictures and look forward to this lomo...
kinda tired of adjusting my completely manual 35mm.
(though I would not want to completely replace it...I can at least grab this new honey and get shots that would have been lost in the time I had to take to set the settings etc. on the 35mm)

from one who loves and appreciates good people in life and on film...

07-30-2001, 08:58 PM
Jerry I'm new here, and blown away already. The movement is strong and compelling. I am trying to loosen-up and maybe your work will inspire me. Did you use photoshop for paint strokes and a longer exposure for the motion blurr? Thanks.


07-30-2001, 09:02 PM
bit confusing at the beginning, but that makes it even more interesting.

07-30-2001, 11:17 PM
* Impulse, jerlomographically will be my new word if I can get the cadence right. the painting is leaning and perched in my lower left gallery chamber here hovering on top of "driving miss dylan".

* gin, don't give me credit for being surrounded by good people, I have had little opportunity to excercise judgement - usually too busy.

* Kingfisher, possibly my site www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix is confusing you. I have done some phtoshop paintings, but this one is all acrylic on canvas. the reference was a photograph as opposed to a still life. the photograph was from a LOMO - indoors with no flash so it has a great motion blurr, I painted the blurr as I saw it.

* Gollator, I try to keep it confusing but people are catching on.

08-01-2001, 01:26 AM
I think this is great! I'm starting to wish for a Jerry mural... with characters such as these filling four giant walls so we could walk from "room to room" and visit with all the different "Jerry people" in the same instant...
I just visited the tiny heads page you referenced above... AMAZING!
I aspire to be influenced by you, Jerry, Dornberg, Chuck, Zotma, Ceu, and everyone here in WC... I believe your own style will never be lost... It's like a signature... What I would be afraid of is becomiing a "formula" painter that stays with tried and true and does not try fresh approaches...

08-01-2001, 04:41 AM

08-02-2001, 04:19 PM

I looked for the Lomo while I was in Cyprus in July because I thought I could get one cheaper there. One of the investors in Lomo is an offshore Company in Cyprus. All of the photo shop keepers made my husband blush when he asked about it for me. They said, "Why would you want that? It's not good quality and old. Here if you really want a cheap camera ..." LOL Oh well, worth a try anyway.

This piece is primal! I peeped in once in a while when I was gone but I had limited and expensive access. Looks like you are on a roll! Lots of nice work in July...

08-02-2001, 10:55 PM
I could not stay away from this one, Jerry, I like it too much.
There is movement, composition, color, design...everything that should be in a good painting. A big kiss from the Italian Mama.

08-02-2001, 11:01 PM
*JeanineJ , I know there are people, and my walls are covered with the stuff, but it is just as much the not people part, I seem to keep an even treatment of the canvas going and I want to further that. I agree about fresh approaches.

*Amy, <img src="images/icons/icon14.gif" alt="Thumbs up" border="0">

*Cindy, we missed you and are happy that it was greece that kept you busy. I now have a 5 inch high stack of lomos that keep me mirthful thinking about future paintings, but have been awfully preoccupied with unpainting things instead.

08-02-2001, 11:03 PM
*Rita, you and Cindy back both on one night, Holy! my daughter came back from italy on sunday from a month long "school" trip, and those pics are great too! XOX