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12-13-2004, 07:58 AM

The Shelter from the storm gang...


Mixed on paper to be coupled in white mattes & simple black frames as a Christmas gift for my Muse.

14 x 11 x 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2004/18021-Where_everything_is...c.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2004/18021-Shelter_from_the_storm_gang_c.jpg

Hope everyone's having a wonderful Holiday Season filled with Peace and Joy and Love (with the commercialism of the world far away from your hearts) so far!!

Thanks always for sharing your time and words.

12-13-2004, 08:06 AM

12-13-2004, 09:10 AM
i like both of these.
the second one really jumped
out at me. love the blue birds


12-13-2004, 09:57 AM
Damned Mutant :)
Pipi's influence is unmistakable but your voice is clearly heard here. I especially like the first but both do you proud.

12-13-2004, 10:05 AM
Tam dear, subtle use of colors. Great expression as always. I like it.

12-13-2004, 11:55 AM
yes, exactly what the viking said. :D

12-13-2004, 12:12 PM
Your work is really coming along nicely. 2 solid pieces.


12-13-2004, 01:24 PM
They look wonderful together, the colors sing, and the mood is fantastic!

12-13-2004, 03:46 PM
Your work is really coming along nicely. 2 solid pieces.


I agree. :)

12-13-2004, 03:49 PM
'Solidly agree with what the last six people or so said. :D

12-13-2004, 07:25 PM
i like this direction
good werk

12-14-2004, 12:02 AM
ditto ditto ditto

12-14-2004, 12:52 AM
Ceci est un morceau merveilleux d'oeuvre d'art! Puisque vous ne comprenez pas le français, vous ne saurez pas ce que j'ai écrit!
Larry C.

12-15-2004, 07:44 AM
Merci Mon Amis!! :wave:

Richard; :)

o4; Thank you muchly, sir. :)

Michael; :p @ Mutant. Good to know I'm at least mutating and not becoming stagnant! Yeps, MagPi's been an incredible influence for sure. Much like coming home. I'll know when I've succeeded when my mouth is totally unheard. :cool:

Jensen; Thanks for the notations re: color/expression. Appreciated as always.

Gar; Thank you for looking and the encouragement re: solidification there. Much appreciated. :)

WeiQi; Thank you, ma'yam for noting their togetherness, seeing their beauty, hearing their song and feeling their mood.

Michael; Hopefully sooner than not, I'll figure out how to stay in the right direction. Thanks for looking and saying.

Larry; ! x's 20579275927.002 All you have to do is mention, marvelous, art and France at the same time and I'm way ahead of you. :cool: Thank you so much for that. Greatly appreciated. :)

Manda, Miss Debbi C, SongBird, Patty; Thank you for your concurrences. Appreciate them greatly. :)

Thanks again everyone for taking the time to comment.

12-15-2004, 04:28 PM
Initially I had decided against responding as the typed word has no inflection and therefore easily misconstrued but I have decided to risk it with a lengthy
(sorry) reply.
First let me say that Pipi is among my favorite WC artists. Enough said there.

I understand the desire to be modest. But I also know you respect the freedom and power of creativity enough to understand why it is A GOOD THING when self is realized and expressed. If that desire to be modest crosses the line into self-deprecation and devalues the content of your creativity, you then expose yourself to the risk of losing what is and becoming an echo. So please don't give life to things which may inadvertently sabatoge yourself.

Musically, I prefer George Michael when he was part of WHAM!, Diana Ross when she was with the Supremes etc.
And who would listen to some skinny little boy named Hans instead of the Vienna Boys Choir?

12-15-2004, 09:45 PM
Michael, thank you for that. I appreciate you braving this medium. It's a toughy at times. lol

Now I suppose it's my turn to brave it. (oh boy)...

When I say I want to paint just like MagPi, what I mean is the emotional 'catch' which requires the heart to feel verses the narrative with clarity of definition which requires eyes to see. I mean the man paints pure and raw emotions: power...and that's amazing to me. And, being that I'm an emotional creature, it's also perfect for me despite this phenomenal storm ans upheavel I feel I'm in. My work is as erractic as my emotions right now. It's definitely a turning point.

I can't go technical with eyes - I tried, it's too difficult and it made my head spin. I tried and I tried hard. I'm not a 'thinker' who can calculate composition and palette or balance and form. I'm a 'feeler' that feels my way through a painting. Well, at least I'm trying to anyway. Everything is learned...and though this seems more difficult by far (because come on, in order to paint emotions you have to do what?! Exactly: Face them. THAT sucks sometimes, especially if it's one you've buried...so you choose which you want or which you love or which you desire more: the skeleton in your emotional closet that no one ever need know? Or feeling it though painful it may be?) it feels FAR more natural to feel this than the other way of seeing and calculating and thinking. Things fall into place when I feel - balance, composition, everything it seems. And there's no force involved.

Having had the choice, I choose to let go feel and paint....like MagPi. Life is full of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, happiness and sadness, elation and depression and so forth. All of these things we feel, some we choose to ignore or some we don't give a chance for fear of hurt. Can you imagine a life where you're not afraid to feel any of them? Then imagine one of being able to paint them...and you have MagPi. I'm not putting him on a pedestal; he's human like the rest of us...but he doesn't run from what he feels. He faces it and expresses it braver than anyone I've ever known. I know what I see and I know what I feel. I DON'T know what I think. Yes, there are masters who've carved ways and paths and their work and their histories move me -- but there is NOTHING like a live connection with the past. It's amazing & phenomenal, actually and it's like being turned 180 in direction...but it's worth every confusing moment of it, every single doubt, every stroke of brush, every choice of palette...it's all worth it now.

In a world that has beaten me down repeatedly with a pattern of thought that I was no more able to do than an autistic normally functioning, or a dyslexic normally reading, someone's finally teaching me my native language; feelings. And not by words or demands or ultimatums...but by actions. I'm actually feeling and not grasping to hold something because I'm afraid; if I fall into the water so what? I'll sink or swim or float or become my own boat. THAT'S amazing to me.

The voice I was referring to being silenced was one of self-ego (fear etc). When THAT voice is silenced and the other sings...then I'll have succeeded, imho.

That's what I meant.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and caring. :)

I'm a little surprised by the Diana Ross statement....I would've thought most men would've wanted her alone...


12-15-2004, 10:44 PM

That's what I meant.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and caring. :)

I'm a little surprised by the Diana Ross statement....I would've thought most men would've wanted her alone...


1.Gotcha. Thanks.

2.No, but Mary Wilson... :evil:

12-16-2004, 12:56 PM
self-ego (fear etc). :

i thought ego WAS self. am i wrong? or do you mean ego as in [false] pride? you know, the one that can get bruised. never mind me, i'm being supremely nosey.