View Full Version : Crimson Shame
07-27-2004, 01:06 AM
16X20 Oil on Canvas
Michial Joseph Copyright 2004
07-27-2004, 01:31 AM
I like this... I like the planes that the face is composed in. I also like the 'frame' in blue, the energy of it juxtuposed with the sort of tired serenity of the eyes and the red. The only thing I'm not as excited over is the lips... it may just be the pic, but for some reason in the whole image they seem sort of top-heavy and a bit too weak to balance the eyes... but in the detail they seem like they're well formed and would work.
I'm not putting it very eloquently. But I do like this a lot.
07-27-2004, 01:46 AM
Part of a series?
Elequent add elegant, wishing I could hear what he wants to tell me.
07-27-2004, 01:52 AM
Thank you Somerset, yes it is....I have a thread in this forum called "The narrow window of freedom"..that is in this series
07-27-2004, 07:37 AM
Wowness. I am assuming the colors are more accurate in the details; which I like much more than the full shot. Not too crazy about ultra-violet; however, love that lighter juxtaposed with the magenta with the blue with the light again -- good framing. Odd too, photography; in the first it looks corrogated/combed; however, in the details it looks so textured -- rought stucco/antiqued even (loves textures).
I personally like the lips (but I have a thang for lips so...), especially that crimson/blue palette pulled off the framing. Like the fractal nature of this as well. Decompartmentalized within compartmentalization...the wisps of yellow/lime (hates monitors) break the mundane limitation of the palette (though good) and balance the heaviness like a scale.
07-27-2004, 08:47 AM
Emotive and poweful.
07-27-2004, 12:05 PM
07-27-2004, 01:10 PM
I'm groovin on those details! Especially the last two. They would be great compositions in and of themselves. Exciting paint application.
07-27-2004, 01:23 PM
Im glad it moves you...I went to your site and I just am intrigued with the abstract the is at your sites entrance...a visual buffet for my eyes~~~~~*
whats the size of that? And what were you feeling as you did it?
07-27-2004, 01:39 PM
awesome piece! the eyes are filled with despair....
07-27-2004, 04:02 PM
I agree with Tamana, like the colors in the details shots much more.
Repeating the fragment with the left eye twice - now, that's smart! Creates some uneasy feel, makes one look into these eyes closer.
07-27-2004, 04:07 PM
Very soulful and powerful. The closeups alone could stand on their own.
07-27-2004, 05:52 PM
The eyes remind me of a byzantine painting of the Creator!!! Very expressive!!
07-28-2004, 06:04 PM
yeah I was thinking it had a retro feeling
almost has a timeless feeling, I like that
great variation in the palette
the weight of the framing colors does outweigh the delicacy of the inner palette though I'm unsure from this small pic if it's a problem. seeing it live would be in order.
I very much like the piece
07-28-2004, 07:17 PM
i like this a lot. the cold blue frame against the hot blush of the cheeks...wonderful emotive quality.
07-28-2004, 07:27 PM
Great work! That's all i can add to what everyone else has said.
07-28-2004, 08:15 PM
beautiful paint handling
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