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WV.Artistry
12-04-2004, 05:25 PM
a self-portrait -- oil on panel

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2004/53202-Self_Portrait.jpg

MountainSong
12-04-2004, 06:38 PM
Wow That texture - those colors - that energy and movement! The Depth!
Love! :clap: :clap:

jaymarvin
12-04-2004, 06:50 PM
This is very cool. How about some more color? Otherwise it's great.

jay

Tamana
12-04-2004, 07:14 PM
Tamana,
Opposite and equal reactions must stay true, so I'm gonna post my self-portrait over in A/C

lol.

*thinking of something else to post in oils to remain opposite and equal!!*

So that's what you look like. Are you in hell, Richard? I thought I recognized you in Quadrant IV Section III over the last week or so. I've been there and back. Did you see me? I had a green and yellow aura surrounding my embers.

Glad you posted here. I feel much more balanced now. :p

WV.Artistry
12-04-2004, 10:36 PM
lol.

So that's what you look like. Are you in hell, Richard?

I Won't Be Going to Heaven
-- a song I wrote

It's probably too much for your poetry thread though, statement stuff.

The only time I feel like doing a self-portrait is when I burn my paintings. It's a little bit of an improvement over my last self-portrait. I can see some evolution. A good thing.

Mountain Song :wave:

Here's the prior self-portrait, from June.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2004/53202-2004_06_Self_Portrait.jpg

WV.Artistry
12-04-2004, 10:58 PM
lol.

Did you see me? I had a green and yellow aura surrounding my embers.



Had I seen you, I'd have painted . .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2004/53202-3g_v01.jpg

MountainSong
12-04-2004, 11:38 PM
Yah, Like this one too. :D

Tamana
12-05-2004, 10:08 AM
Blinded by the light; looks like you did see me. :cool:

WV.Artistry
12-05-2004, 11:43 AM
Blinded by the light; looks like you did see me. :cool:

If you don't mind, I'm going to repost "My Greatest Failure" in this thread.

I stumbled into Da Vinci at the book store, and gave this to him to forward because Swamburger made me promise not to destroy it. Swamburger called it, "Self-Portrait of an Idea".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2004/53202-Failure.jpg

Tamana
12-05-2004, 12:42 PM
Well...at least it's more original than the typical....lightbulb...wouldn't you say? Oh...and the switch. The switch is always a nice twist to throw in...or the dangling chain thingy.

artbyjune
12-05-2004, 12:56 PM
I thought the first portrait looked like the figure was being made in a furnace or rising from a volcano. A birth from fire. Made by the forge-blacksmith. Isn't that a creator symbolism in S. East Asian cultures?? :wave:

WV.Artistry
12-05-2004, 02:15 PM
I thought the first portrait looked like the figure was being made in a furnace or rising from a volcano. A birth from fire. Made by the forge-blacksmith. Isn't that a creator symbolism in S. East Asian cultures?? :wave:

Don't know, I wasn't thinking about it . . most paintings have a metamorphisis, and I just watch the show. So you might be right. But my original opinion was, "Another failed attempt at Plein Air painting. . ."

Thanks for looking, and hello from across the world :)

WV.Artistry
12-07-2004, 05:21 AM
"Three-Legged Mule"

A fusion of Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Dec-2004/53202-Three-Legged_Mule.jpg

ArtistJensen
12-07-2004, 06:22 AM
Hey Grand Quintile.
I remember your "My Greatest Failure".
I think I replied to that one before.
It's not a great failure IMO, but it's the one I like best.
I really love the other works you have been posting in this great. Excellent works.

PALudeking
12-07-2004, 04:14 PM
So primal and complex...really brilliant work . :clap:

WV.Artistry
12-11-2004, 11:24 PM
Thanks for looking, and the comments.

Painted these two for an exhibit next week.

No Explaination Necessary I, II

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2004/53202-I_UL.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2004/53202-II_UL.jpg

kasunart
12-12-2004, 02:55 AM
Hey, I'll get to see these next week, wont I? You'll get to see my "Inferno"! Can't wait.

ashling
12-12-2004, 09:40 AM
im amazed by how scared i feel
when i look at these guys
will, fire, temptation, recrimination
a jumble of words spring to mind
i wood peace together if i cood
im almost too scared to ask
how big are they :eek:

ps its just a story remember ;)

WV.Artistry
12-12-2004, 12:35 PM
Hey, I'll get to see these next week, wont I? You'll get to see my "Inferno"! Can't wait.

yeah, didn't want to hijack your thread by telling MountainSong I'd look em' over in person and think about her.


im amazed by how scared i feel
when i look at these guys
will, fire, temptation, recrimination
a jumble of words spring to mind
i wood peace together if i cood
im almost too scared to ask
how big are they :eek:

ps its just a story remember ;)


16x20, they'll accompany my Waterhouse rendition of Narcissus. It's the closest thing I have to "red".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2004/53202-Waterhouse_Study_H_Upload.jpg

thanks for the comments

Tamana
12-12-2004, 03:39 PM
Beautiful depth of pulse in the Ab pieces; a deluge of blood through a vessel of pounding heart -- *poof* turned blue-of-black and gone.

Lovely Waterhouse rendition, as was the darkened little girl. I would ask why you paint dark, but... :)

Like the versatility in subject matter/style/genre you display.

You guys be certain and take some photos of the exhibition and post them for us.

WV.Artistry
12-12-2004, 07:21 PM
"The three legs relate directly to the Island's motto - Quocunque Jeceris Stabit, which translates to Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand."

Hmm.. That may explain why you liked "Three-Legged Mule".

I was wondering about the flag.

Thanks

MountainSong
12-12-2004, 07:25 PM
Hey Grand Q - you're a plenty, plenty versatile painter!!
Your Don Quixote piece grabbed my interest - it's packed with ambiance and lyrical.

So you're really gonna' get to see Kasunarts 'Inferno" in RT huh?! You’re talented and LUCKY!!! I'm green with envy. :envy: Enjoy it for two will Ya'?

WV.Artistry
12-12-2004, 07:47 PM
Hey Grand Q - you're a plenty, plenty versatile painter!!
Your Don Quixote piece grabbed my interest - it's packed with ambiance and lyrical.

So you're really gonna' get to see Kasunarts 'Inferno" in RT huh?! You’re talented and LUCKY!!! I'm green with envy. :envy: Enjoy it for two will Ya'?


Now that I know what it means, if Tamana can find a home for it, I'll donate it to the Isle of Man.

But for you, is Pink Floyd okay? "Wish You Were Here".

Richard

Tamana
12-12-2004, 08:04 PM
"The three legs relate directly to the Island's motto - Quocunque Jeceris Stabit, which translates to Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand."

Hmm.. That may explain why you liked "Three-Legged Mule".

I was wondering about the flag.

Thanks


Richard :)

Crash course on Tamana, only one word required - "Duh!!!" <--- because I literally use it on a daily basis. THAT went right over my head...totally clueless here. Seriously. DO NOT depend on ME to 'get anything'...because more than likely (unless we're like really spiritually connected) I won't. lol Actually the Isle of Man likes it to read "Whithersoever you throw [me], [I shall] stand."

:)

Sorry really, I thought I had commented on three-legs over in oils. I really liked the piece!! "Duh"!! And I'll find a home for it. :D

Edit: You REALLY painted that because of my signature?! And in that style too...wow.

kasunart
12-12-2004, 08:14 PM
yeah, didn't want to hijack your thread by telling MountainSong I'd look em' over in person and think about her.


I guess I hijacked yours! They look great. I'll take pics and make a webpage about the show.

MountainSong
12-12-2004, 08:45 PM
Now that I know what it means, if Tamana can find a home for it, I'll donate it to the Isle of Man.

But for you, is Pink Floyd okay? "Wish You Were Here".

Richard

'Love Floyd. Thanks for the 'Wish' Grand Q :) but it looks like it's gonna be 'Pigs on the Wing' for this island Gal. :(

WV.Artistry
12-12-2004, 11:30 PM
I have never painted bamboo. This is because some artists (if they can still be called artists) who specialize in bamboo, take it so very seriously that any attempt on my part without years of training in advance of painting my first shoot, might consider the action an affront.

Nobody believes me, but I'm not kidding. Really, it's very serious stuff.

I read this : (it sounds like bamboo)

How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb ?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
23 to say "thank you" for changing the light bulb
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct
19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty
7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's
3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

MountainSong
12-12-2004, 11:36 PM
LMAO!!! :D :p :D

WV.Artistry
12-19-2004, 11:22 AM
Our local headlines today :

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-sinkhole.jpg


The horrible truth we hide is the existence of giant mutant ant lions.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-antlionpit_ul.jpg

Michael-Ann
12-19-2004, 12:20 PM
Our local headlines today :

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-sinkhole.jpg


The horrible truth we hide is the existence of giant mutant ant lions.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-antlionpit_ul.jpg

**SPEWING COFFEE** LMAO!!!!!

Took your advice and did a google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=giant+ant+lions&btnG=Google+Search

Then there is this entry in a noteable resource ;), at the bottom of the page:
http://www.humblewildlife.com/pages/bug/whichbugs.html

Are you sure this is the right forum for ant lions? Isn't that little yellow guy the iChat man?? Shouldn't we go help him get away from the ferocious ant lion?? Ant Lions (also known as aphid lions) are GOOD they eat "bad" bugs...then they turn into lacewings and become food for the birds!!

Yay Birds!!!
:D

debbi_carr
12-19-2004, 12:28 PM
LMAO!!! :D :p :D

me too. ;) ;) heh heh.

Gar
12-19-2004, 01:30 PM
Our local headlines today :

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-sinkhole.jpg



That's directly in front of where i went to high school. Crazy!

WV.Artistry
12-19-2004, 01:35 PM
Swamburger was browsing the gallery last night . . I was doing a study of the A'mon Lisa hands. He's keeping "My Greatest Failure" -- asked him a last time if I could destroy it, but he said, "Nope. It found a good home." Here's the group's tour schedule :

Sage and Solilla -- Tour Dates (http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=4866017&blogID=8048158&Mytoken=20041219102251)

Don't know if I should post this here, but this is the study.

I learned a surmise, a reason for smiling, and a secret hidden in plain sight for 500 years.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2004/53202-Sketch_2_UL.jpg

WV.Artistry
12-20-2004, 06:51 AM
You and Michael-Ann might find this interesting.

In my neighborhood, downtown Orlando, I have an eastern coyote I see late at night about once a year -- never sings. There's a dry lake/undeveloped wetland unseen from the road near me that it probably lives in, or takes refuge in -- it might be nomad. It travels the path of a dried up creek between the houses and streets. Smaller than western coyotes, not as much hair, attempting to co-exist. My neighbors think it's a fox <<rolling my eyes>>

MountainSong
12-20-2004, 02:39 PM
Grand Q - I love the study! If you don't post the finished product here can you at least let me know where to see it??

I know what you mean with the eye rolls - here we have the occasional Jackson Chameleon but the locals call them Lizards. :rolleyes: Sheesh - the male has horns! Clue! Not your run-of-the-mill lizard.

rserra
12-20-2004, 04:53 PM
Your greatest failure????????????

When I was married and had money...ah...I would have purchased this.

It's foreboding, uncertainty and angst are all spot on. I think you'd be better served exploring this aspect of your psyche than the other work, which is fine, but this is powerful!

Regards

WV.Artistry
12-21-2004, 02:20 PM
Your greatest failure????????????



yeah, I collect failed attempts of alchemy for the dust in my garage.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2004/53202-Another_Failed_Alchemy.jpg

WV.Artistry
12-21-2004, 02:43 PM
[QUOTE=MountainSong] . . . can you at least let me know where to see it??

QUOTE]

I'm just getting started, still at the intial thoughts . . . but there's some processes I've been experimenting with that I want to incorporate into it. And we'll see what happens.

Give me a few weeks. It's a portrait of a woman who wore pants.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237185

WV.Artistry
12-24-2004, 06:17 PM
Note to myself:

In the year 2029, April 13, there's a 1/300 chance of 1,300ft asteroid named "2004 MN4" striking the earth.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Dec-2004/53202-story.asteroid.strk.2.nasa

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/

MountainSong
12-24-2004, 06:56 PM
Grand Q - I followed your links out - interesting experimentation. In Hawaii not far from where I am we have a soil which is heavily laced with iron oxide - it's redder than Venetian Red and stains nicely and easily.
There's a line of T-shirts here stained only with the local soil. If you’re interested in experimenting with some just some let me know and I'll get it to you. :D

If the odds of winning the lottery were as good as the odds 2004 MN4 is giving us - I'd buy tickets daily. *L* Thanks for the link - will add that to my list of astronomical observances. :)

WV.Artistry
12-25-2004, 05:25 AM
Grand Q - I followed your links out - interesting experimentation. In Hawaii not far from where I am we have a soil which is heavily laced with iron oxide - it's redder than Venetian Red and stains nicely and easily.
There's a line of T-shirts here stained only with the local soil. If you’re interested in experimenting with some just some let me know and I'll get it to you. :D



I've scraped off rust from unused garden tools and mixed it with oil for tinting . . . so heck yeah! Give me your dirt (LOL). Technically, if available in a very fine dust, that would be preferable.

The palette keepers I've found for flesh are : Robert Doak's Burnt Red Earth. It's that John Waterhouse flesh red (leans towards being one of the Mars colors), flexible, a workhorse. And Becker's Brown Ochre, which leans towards being a bit dark orange, but carefully -- it diffuses green underpaintings perfectly. A few others : Chinese Vermillion, Transparent Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Indian Red. Love Venetian Red, but haven't found the palette keeper yet in a brand.

I have wasted so much money on red paints that I'll never use. Quest for the perfect red ;) OT: the yellow one on its side -- more sensual.

Spaceweather Channel . . solar flares, asteroids, etc.
http://spaceweather.com/

Yesterday, across the street, beside the lake:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/53202-Florida_20041223.jpg

Across the continent and half-way across the sea :wave:

WV.Artistry
12-25-2004, 07:50 AM
Don't know if these belong in this forum either, but I think they're the best things I painted this year. Closing this thread with my collection of weeds.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/53202-Companionb.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/53202-North_of_Cityb.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/53202-Weedsb.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/53202-Weeds_20040824.jpg

debbi_carr
12-25-2004, 10:05 AM
i can't really see them so well.

MountainSong
12-25-2004, 02:12 PM
Te-he-he! You just THOUGHT you were closing this thread out! :D Loved the lake photo - so very beautiful and tranquil. :) Your work just above is very nice - ambient! Expressionism? You handle colors very well too Grand Q!

Here's to you from across the continent and half way across the sea.
(I live way out in the country and up on a mountain - so Waikiki at night is an energized change of scene.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2004/48549-Waikiki.jpg

Merry Christmas :wave: