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jerryW
07-06-2004, 10:08 PM
<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/damonnicky.jpg" alt="16x16 a/c">

woodguy
07-06-2004, 11:11 PM
He's swearing. but she is smiling! Me too! Jim

dornberg
07-06-2004, 11:33 PM
black structure
supporting planes moving off the structure
tipping but balanced

coulter
07-06-2004, 11:58 PM
I love this new Jerry! A definate new plateau that's very masterful! But.......
I'm going to dare to offer a critique, I think I may learn more from the response than anything....
One of the thoughts that popped into my head as I looked at each of the two new ones posted here, is, in this one, Ford is the obvious focal point, is the second figure even necessary? I don't mind it, but the features seem to weigh the painting evenly, which pulls away some from Ford. So, even if you left the figure in, why not diminish (soften) the features considerably?

The same holds true for the 7 Mondays painting, the secondary figure may bring balance but could it be diminished without making it too mysterious?

I realize there is a lot of other things going on to support what it is your trying to say (huh? :D ) so I may be waaaaaaay off base here. But it is fun to play with these ideas! Yes?

Mark

Michael-Ann
07-07-2004, 12:55 AM
The background tips and their bodies move against the slant...his leg off canvas, implies a firm foot planted solidly ensuring the couple won't fall off that dangerous angle :)...It's like a carnival ride and they are both having a blast.

haaf
07-07-2004, 01:11 AM
It's like going more and more back to the essentials (or essence)
love the red there
Caroline ;)

jerryW
07-07-2004, 12:02 PM
One of the thoughts that popped into my head as I looked at each of the two new ones posted here, is, in this one, Ford<b>'s son</b> is the obvious focal point, is the second figure even necessary? I don't mind it, but the features seem to weigh the painting evenly, which pulls away some from Ford<b>'s son</b>. So, even if you left the figure in, why not diminish (soften) the features considerably?
<b> answer - there is no focal point, just some color arrangement that admits the canvas out of studio</b>

The same holds true for the 7 Mondays painting, the secondary figure may bring balance but could it be diminished without making it too mysterious?
<b> 7 Mondays will be improved as the left hand figure is pressing out of the page too much - looking for a color to push back the face, maybe from the righ hand figure's arms </b>(on the other painting)

I realize there is a lot of other things going on to support what it is your trying to say (huh? :D ) so I may be waaaaaaay off base here. But it is fun to play with these ideas! Yes?

Mark
<b>I am trying to direct attention to the whole flat canvas and to let figuration gel enough to let it get under your defenses. If I were a teacher it would be to teach seeing - not painting, but it is not in high demand, so here is some variety in seeing - and you take what you like, I don't have much to teach more to un-teach</b>

coulter
07-08-2004, 09:25 PM
Thank you for answering so completely Jerry. I know you've explained before (even to me!). This stuff has been rolling around my brain for the last two days and I understand it intellectually, but I still have trouble (to use a tired old phrase) internalizing it.

As your paintings approach the type I do, realistic impressionism err... or is it impressionistic realism.... I have the tendancy to place the rules of my style on your paintings. It might be best to approach these with a childlike mind....

Anyway, thank you!

Mark

Flattwo
07-08-2004, 09:30 PM
Hi

I have sworn behind gritted teeth, but it does vent ones frustrations inwards which is not a healthy thing to do, but polite

Very interesting viewing

Flattwo

wolvenp
07-09-2004, 02:10 AM
The lower left of painting is esp well done: the hand, etc. It seems your paintings have that wonderful quality we see in paintings by young children, but with adult wisdom included.

jerryW
07-09-2004, 09:05 AM
this one is like cake icing.
that really gets the little ones excited