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jnet11
04-01-2004, 12:45 PM
this is another experiment to marry ink and paint
I took a red paper, very textured, drew with black acrylic
then painted with pastels (soft) the piece
then I took my white oil paint, very thinned
and covered the pastel with it.

i have a feeling this is not very archival, but ...

here it is "monks"
22" x 30"

heh
04-01-2004, 01:55 PM
i just finished watching a documentary called Chasing Buddha
about an australian tibetan buddhist nun
a woman filled with fire and strength
and this is that
fire strength wisdom
journey struggle sadness
that bit of peace within
the enormous contradiction of things
played beautifully

oil and pastels rock :D

dena

arourapope
04-01-2004, 04:49 PM
Fantastic texture! Soft and rough all at the same time.

muchfoolishness
04-01-2004, 06:25 PM
cleverness
elements playing together
separately
a not quite comfortable whole
something brooding

Smileawhyl
04-01-2004, 06:42 PM
I love your experimental edge! Always pushing . . . so exciting!

Tamana
04-01-2004, 08:59 PM
Til death do they part...

That creep of shadow trees is wonderful; an open cage of forest drama juxtaposed with the soft petal of pastel flower: the monks moving between a dark and beautiful world. Looking down. Looking forward. Looking up.

it'sALLart
04-02-2004, 07:09 AM
well, fat over lean succeeds again! oil and pastels over ink or acrylic is just fine in my book... if i'm not mistaken (and if i am, i'm sure i'll be corrected) some of the impressionists like Degas used the same technique (except the acrylic). He started with an ink outline and then used oil and then pastel on top...

love how textural this is... and the nice rough lines...

TeAnne
04-02-2004, 07:42 AM
Fantastic texture! Soft and rough all at the same time.

Agreeing. The texture got me straight away.

VieSaintSo
04-02-2004, 11:20 AM
ditto! :clap:

ZOTMA
04-02-2004, 07:17 PM
the texture and application are very cool
I'd like to see more of this
there's a contrast between the style/mood of the monks n trees
and the flowers I'm having trouble with (just me)
otherwise I'm liking the directions of the lines and the gazes
and what goes on with those elements in the composition

cobalt hue
04-03-2004, 08:47 AM
great! did you spray fixative on the padtel before painting over it?

Bisco
04-03-2004, 10:12 PM
GOO!
Nice.
backgroun lines-?tree's shadows.. so prison like showing monk isolation.
And the foreground wondering monk!
ababababa awesome jnet
Those flowers below... hey they are monks afterall.
Monks probably dig the hell out of some flowers.

jnet11
04-04-2004, 01:31 PM
Til death do they part...

That creep of shadow trees is wonderful; an open cage of forest drama juxtaposed with the soft petal of pastel flower: the monks moving between a dark and beautiful world. Looking down. Looking forward. Looking up.

oh tamana, you got it!

dena:thanks for the story, I will have to see that

aurora, smile, te, vie : TV, lolol thanks so much folks

michael: something brooding for me too, pushing onward though

itsall art, thanks for the ino, I never knew that about degas

zotma: yes, the flowers are oddballs, they are all over my sketchbooks, though, I will have to experiment more, I dropped their stems, maybe that's it. I think this approach feels best to me with marrying the ink and paint

cobalt, no, I wanted to mix the pastel and oil

bisco: "so prison like showing monk isolation" you goo it :D

more of these to come today now that my magdalene is drying! yeah

this and my fortunes saved me while I was working on her, I don't think I'd have been able to focus on all that quasi-realism

surreal
04-04-2004, 11:21 PM
This is an extemely impressive piece.

I never would have guessed that it was yours, J.
*It doesn't look like a J piece to me, somehow* ;)

The composition is strong and the emotional component is very powerful.

:)

It's really nice that you've been experimental lately.
:)