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artbyjune
10-03-2005, 08:11 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Imagination and oil pastels
Project Leader: stumptailmonkey
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Drawing
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Take your inspiration from imagination, surrealism, whimsy or poetic fancy for your artwork in oil pastels. Create your own imaginative journey. Use any techniques to loosen up the creative imagination, e.g., make rubbings (frottage); draw on dreams, be inspired by poetic metaphor.

I think one of the best places to start may be to read about dada and surrealism. You might like to use their concepts and techniques to get you started. But I hope you will make this a personal exploration of your own flights of fancy/whimsy. Share your insights with us: techniques used, inspiration behind the artwork, etc.

I hope you will be inspired to join the project.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=952)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

BeckyMc
10-03-2005, 11:29 PM
Hmmm....... this is going to be interesting! :D

khourianya
10-04-2005, 12:00 AM
I'm in...I need some imagination work to get me kickstarted lately. I think this could be the perfect project for me right now...

thanks for hosting, june.

ColorMyWorld
10-04-2005, 12:53 AM
This will be fun. June, thanks for doing this.

artbyjune
10-04-2005, 06:21 AM
Looking forward to it. Thanks for joining up!!

Pat Isaac
10-04-2005, 08:41 AM
Thanks so much for hosting, June. I'm in. Never worked this way so it will be fun.

Pat

E-J
10-04-2005, 08:44 AM
I'm in!!

Years ago I did some imaginative work (I wasn't pastelling then ... I used pen & ink or coloured pencil). The drawings would always start out as doodles and develop in any way I fancied - they came straight out of my head. The results were fun, but they lacked any kind of mindful composition. I'm not sure how you go about being more planned or disciplined with an imaginative piece so that you end up with a picture that works as a whole. With this in mind, I bought an A4 book this morning to use as my 'project scrapbook', where I can collect ideas, sketches, images and inspirations and hopefully do a little planning for my picture.

E-J
10-04-2005, 09:22 AM
PS. June - I've sent you a mail!

artbyjune
10-04-2005, 03:07 PM
Thanks E-J. I just replied to your email!!

artbyjune
10-04-2005, 03:08 PM
Hi Pat. Glad you are on board.

artbyjune
10-04-2005, 03:13 PM
BTW, this project can have multiple submissions, no need to aim for one major picture, although you can go for it if that's how you work.

I'm hoping it starts each participant off on a journey...

The notebook for ideas sounds like a good idea, E-J. So far, I've never worked that way. I tend to compose as I paint. I let the ideas work themselves out on the paper. But I could give the scrapbook idea/method a go.

stonewhiteclown
10-04-2005, 08:43 PM
Hi June! I'm not good at imaginative stuff probably, but thought I'll give it a try anyways! Nothing ventured nothing gained :) Thanks for the idea and hosting! It should be fun.

artbyjune
10-05-2005, 03:19 AM
'You never know till you try'. I think you'll be surprised. Maybe even addicted. Play...that's the idea. The red chicken knows you can do.

E-J
10-05-2005, 10:59 AM
Anyone else made a start on their entry yet?

I've got my basic idea worked out now, and have drawn it out using Neocolors. I figure this way I can just go with the flow and improvise on the design as I go along, but with the option to alter any part of it before I get to the OP stage, since OP goes so easily over crayon. At that point I'll just be going in with whatever colours I fancy out of the palette of about 12 that I've selected.

I think the 'project scrapbook' was a good idea: scribbling down just the seeds of the idea and a sketch or two helped me to see where I would have problems with composition, as well as what colours I should/shouldn't include. Then this morning, as I was putting on my socks (!!?) I had a sudden flash of insight and knew what to do with the comp :)

I'm quite excited that the creative process seems to be happening for me. I have no idea whether my picture will be up to much, though!!

artbyjune
10-05-2005, 03:14 PM
:D Great to hear you got going E-J. Looking forward to the progress updates, and end results.

And now for anyone in need of a kick-start to the imagination, try one of these techniques:-

1. Pick 2 unrelated concepts or objects and see if you can forge links between them in some way
2. Give life to an inanimate object
3. Illustrate a metaphor from a favourite poem in a literal way, e.g., ivy on a wall seen as waving hands, etc...

I haven't started anything new myself yet, as I need a break...but by the weekend...I hope to get cracking. :wave:

Pat Isaac
10-05-2005, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the ideas, June. I'm like Alex as I don't usually do imaginative things, but I intend to have fun trying.

Pat

E-J
10-06-2005, 06:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50458

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/13865/tn_happydream_sml.jpg

I've finished my entry! It's quite small (9"x9") but kept me absorbed for quite a few hours yesterday and today.

I wanted it to convey the feeling of a cosy, happy dream. Please let me know what you think :)

Pat Isaac
10-06-2005, 07:35 PM
aah, comfy twins. Happy colors and it does feel cozy. Did the colorfix paper have a tone also?

Pat

E-J
10-06-2005, 07:48 PM
Hello Pat :wave: The surface was white, but I gave it a splash of green watercolour. I've got quite a few sheets of that white Colourfix sitting around ... I'm usually too lazy to do elaborate things like toning paper!

stonewhiteclown
10-07-2005, 06:28 AM
Hi E-J! The surrounding evokes the sense of softness. I'm sure they feel cozy and safe there. I like the colours, especially orange hues.

June thanks for the pointers! I sure need something for imagination to ignite.

Kathryn Wilson
10-07-2005, 09:02 AM
Hey all! It looks like lots of enthusiasm here. I've PM'd June that this looks like a good winter project for me - so hopefully will be joining you guys later on, but I will be watching your progress. This will take some doing for me - I am quite the literal artist - I paint what I see either in real life or in a photo. It will be quite a stretch, but intriguing at the same time.

E-J: good concept - it looks well planned out. How are you liking the OP's?

E-J
10-07-2005, 01:00 PM
Hello Kat. I'm no stranger to the OPs, just a little out of touch with them after all these months ... same with the softies. The good news is that I'm now back in action with both media! With my OPs (Caran d'Ache) it's not just the bright colours but the very smell of them that lures me back!

I did plan the overall composition but ended up improvising on the surrounding shapes. Like you, I'm usually a very literal artist. Hang on, though - didn't you win a prize for those nocturnal poplars you painted from my ref photo a couple of years back? They weren't literal at all ... I think your painting is a lot more interpretative (if that's a word) than you think.

I think the key may be to take inspiration from actual images that you might want to incorporate, make a basic drawing of them for reference and then ditch the originals straight away so that you can adapt them, play with the shapes and stylise them without any further influence from the photo. Bring in colours from a painting you admire, and use layout or tracing paper to experiment with altering the shapes and putting different elements together in one picture ... That's what I did for this one.

Florence
10-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Hi all :wave:

What a great project idea! I'll try to participate but maybe not immediately. I usually do abstracts in OPs, so I think this time I might try something else, not sure what though. Should be fun :D

jon n
10-07-2005, 04:34 PM
Hi - I've just seen this project.

I'm normally a tiny brush painter ;-) but I've tried oil pastels a couple of times and enjoyed them because they force me to loosen up. I can't get down to the detail I normally get obsessed with. So I'd love to have a go at this.

(this will be my first WC project)

- Jon

Becky Foster
10-07-2005, 06:44 PM
Hi all! Great project idea June!

Here's something I've been working on for a couple months, just playing around for fun. I just relax and let go - like doodling. It started out as a roughed in abstract that I did kind of quickly with just a handful of colors. Now I'm working my way down from the top left, tightening things up, playing with lines, incorporating new colors, changing things to suit my mood - trying not to let it become representational. Not sure if it will ever be finished! 11x14 inches, Holbeins and Senneliers on ultrasmooth stretched canvas.

I do commissions that take months and months to complete and I've found it's very refreshing to set aside the piece I'm working on and pick up this little painting and just play around freely with no boundaries or deadlines. Plus I get to fool around with color however I want. I've been playing with some of the Sennelier metallic colors in this one too - nice to experiment with.

Happy painting!
-Becky

ColorMyWorld
10-08-2005, 01:18 AM
E-J, it seems like they are playing in a pile of beautiful, hand-dyed wool yarns.
Very happy feeling with those colors.

Becky, yours is intriguing. I think I see a shape out of the corner of my eye but when I look directly at it, it disappears!

ColorMyWorld
10-08-2005, 01:36 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/48177/tn_social_butterflies_3.jpg

I’ve been working on an oil stick painting of three women talking at a table.
I've been thinking about what to do to start the project for here and tonight I looked at that painting and thought “social butterflies”!
So this is the whimsical version of that painting.
It is about 6x8”. Sennelier metallics on black paper. First time I used both. I liked the black paper. The metallics left too many gobs of color as I used them.
This is an incomplete sketch mainly to get the idea down before it “flew” away….
I’m including the inspiration painting too so you can see where the idea came from.

E-J
10-08-2005, 08:43 AM
Exciting to see that others are working on theirs now too! I'm sure June will be delighted to see all this creativity in action when she checks in.

Ann, that's a cute idea - and those spectacles are a hilarious touch! You say it's an incomplete sketch - will you do another version, or leave this one as it is?

Becky, I can see so many things in your picture already ... a bird, leaves, feathers, a sunflower, a face, a sun ... Will be intriguing to watch it develop! Fooling around with colour is what I love about my OPs too, particularly now I'm starting to think of soft pastels as primarily my medium for pet portrait commissions.

artbyjune
10-09-2005, 02:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50458

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/13865/tn_happydream_sml.jpg

This is just delightful, E-J. Twin babies all cuddled up and a rainbow of colours surrounding them. Their dreams will be happy. I particularly love the way you have painted their delicate toes. And also the way the coils of colours move from light to dark along their lengths.

What was the inspiration? Maybe you could also post a page from your ideas journal in the progress gallery for us to view the thinking behind this work.

I really admire it. I hope you will do more...maybe think in terms of a series. :clap: :clap: :D

artbyjune
10-09-2005, 03:05 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/48177/tn_social_butterflies_3.jpg

I love the way this idea for a whimsy version of your 3 women talking developed. That middle butterfly with the specs is a terrific touch which made me smile. I realise this is just the quick version to capture the idea...will you work it up into a final? ;) :wave:

artbyjune
10-09-2005, 03:14 AM
Hi Becky, it will be interesting to watch this work unfold. I agree that to work abstractly is a very welcome relief after either commissions or representational work where you must focus to get things just so. Lovely to work just from feelings. :D

Hi Jon, you are right. Using OPs is a great way to loosen up if you are used to tiny or meticulously detailed work. Hope you contribute an OP soon! :wave:

Welcome to the project Florence. I guess you could think of developing your abstract shapes into imagery if you want to move in that way. Looking forward to seeing your work too!! :wink2:

Hi Kyle, hope to see your flights of fancy in OP when time permits!! :music:

OK, on with the show!! :cat:

stonewhiteclown
10-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/48177/tn_social_butterflies_3.jpg

Good thinking Ann! I like the sketch and must admit the oil bars painting is very cool! :clap:

stonewhiteclown
10-09-2005, 06:31 PM
Becky you have gorgeous colours going there! For the shapes, I can see the sunflower with a face inside it :) Thanks for sharing it!

E-J
10-10-2005, 06:31 AM
This is just delightful, E-J. Twin babies all cuddled up and a rainbow of colours surrounding them. Their dreams will be happy. I particularly love the way you have painted their delicate toes. And also the way the coils of colours move from light to dark along their lengths.
...
I really admire it. I hope you will do more...maybe think in terms of a series.
Thanks, June! There won't be a series, though, simply because this has a personal meaning for me which made it quite a healing picture to paint, but that's done now. I would love to come up with another, completely different, imaginative piece ... we'll see! :)

What was the inspiration? Maybe you could also post a page from your ideas journal in the progress gallery for us to view the thinking behind this work.
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/13865/tn_projectbook.jpg

I've posted up my scrapbook pages in case they're of interest.

Pat Isaac
10-10-2005, 08:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/48177/tn_social_butterflies_3.jpg

Ann, what a neat little idea. Looking forward to the finished piece. Also like your original. What size is that with the oil sticks?
Pat

Pat Isaac
10-10-2005, 08:07 AM
Becky, I just love your piece. This is a very different piece for you and the colors are wonderful.

Pat

Pat Isaac
10-10-2005, 08:10 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/13865/tn_projectbook.jpg

Really nice thought out sketches. A lot of prep work here. I have bee thinking of cows also... Hmmmmm

Pat

artbyjune
10-10-2005, 05:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/13865/tn_projectbook.jpg

This is very interesting. I love the way you worked into this idea, E-J. :clap: :clap:

The Franz Marc work is something I liked -way back when. I'd forgotten about his work.

I hope you go on and try out more ideas. :cat:

artbyjune
10-10-2005, 05:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50516

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/59453/tn_swirl1.jpg

Beautiful swirling colours, Jon. The start of creation, and inspired by mythology. I like that. Movement and atmosphere captured. Liberating. :clap: :clap:

I must have a look to see the comparison with your normal style of detailed representation. :wave: Have you posted anything in detailed style yet?

jon n
10-11-2005, 05:40 AM
Hi June - Thanks for your nice comments

I must have a look to see the comparison with your normal style of detailed representation. :wave: Have you posted anything in detailed style yet?

Sure - This was my previous one is the tiger about halfway down the last page of this thread (the one with whsikers is the final version)...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277109&page=3

I've just had a look at your website. I love the colour and the looseness of your pictures. Thats something I really struggle with. Also, I've never come across "Artists Trading Cards" before. Thats sounds fun.

- Jon

Pat Isaac
10-11-2005, 08:38 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50516

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/59453/tn_swirl1.jpg

Beautiful colors, Jon. Does resemble fire and ice. I see what you mean as I took a look at your tiger. Awesome.

Pat

Kathryn Wilson
10-11-2005, 11:15 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/13865/tn_projectbook.jpg

E-J - what a spectacular idea - and what detail you went into. Outstanding!

Kathryn Wilson
10-11-2005, 11:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50544

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0867.JPG

Becky, I like this idea - reminds me of the yellow brick road in Wizard of Oz!

artbyjune
10-11-2005, 02:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50544

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0867.JPG

Looks like an interesting start of the dream journey. :clap:

artbyjune
10-11-2005, 02:48 PM
Jon, I had a look at your tiger. Its astounding in richness and detail. I see your mother has baggeds it!!

Pat Isaac
10-11-2005, 03:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50544

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0867.JPG

Looks like fun. Be interesting to see where it leads.

Pat

khourianya
10-11-2005, 04:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/48177/tn_social_butterflies_3.jpg

This is so neat! I love the adaptation!!!

khourianya
10-11-2005, 04:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50458

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/13865/tn_happydream_sml.jpg

This is such a colourful and rhythmic piece. Great job E-J!

khourianya
10-11-2005, 04:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50516

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/59453/tn_swirl1.jpg

Such an abstract quality to this...though it feels like it could exists somewhere in nature. Beautiful and flowing!

khourianya
10-11-2005, 04:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50535

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_dollts1.jpg

The master at work - I love how you see things, June!

I have my inspiration now...I just need to find the time to get it down on paper...I hope it comes out as well as my brain is seeing it! :D

Pat Isaac
10-11-2005, 05:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50535

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_dollts1.jpg

This is truly wonderful, June. You have such a great whimsical syle to your work.

Pat

E-J
10-14-2005, 03:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50516

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/59453/tn_swirl1.jpg

Wonderful swirling shapes, Jon ... definitely an ominous feel to this one, despite the presence of pinks and turquoises, which one wouldn't normally think of as particularly threatening. What size is your painting? Can you tell us what you aren't you happy with about it?

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50535

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_dollts1.jpg

June - amazing, the way you work up these kinds of characters from an abstract pattern. I don't suppose you took a progress shot at the abstract stage? I like the way thoughts of Picasso have informed your piece.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50545

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0859.JPG

Becky, this one looks intriguing! I'm wondering how many of your sketches will make it into finished pieces?

Pat Isaac
10-15-2005, 09:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50546

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0871.JPG

This is coming along nicely, Becky. You might want to make the flower a different color than her dress.

Pat

Pat Isaac
10-15-2005, 09:29 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0859.JPG

Ah, flying off into space?? I don't think your granddaughter looks like a dog....LOL

Pat

Pat Isaac
10-15-2005, 09:32 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/5195/tn_DSCN2279.jpg

Nice movement and composition in this piece.

Par

artbyjune
10-16-2005, 03:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/5195/tn_DSCN2279.jpg

I love the boldness of this, Florence. It would make a terrific illustration for a poem or story for kids. :clap: :D

artbyjune
10-16-2005, 03:40 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50546

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0871.JPG

Hi Becky, no deadline for this project and no limit on submissions either, so take your time and paint as many pics as you want!! The more the merrier.

A fairy for your grand-daughters room. She'll be thrilled when the final is done. :cat:

artbyjune
10-16-2005, 03:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50545

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/45982/tn_DSCN0859.JPG

I like this one from your dream progress entries. It feels like we are back-seat drivers and the view is intriguing...makes me wonder where we will end up. So I hope you continue with it ... ;)

artbyjune
10-16-2005, 03:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50638

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/11473/tn_dabts1.jpg

Here is the abstract base that gave me the idea for the child and her doll. I think you can see the eyes of the child which were really the main focal point for developing the rest of the painting.

Now I need a rest. :D :D

Pat Isaac
10-16-2005, 10:49 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50638

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/11473/tn_dabts1.jpg

Yup, I can see the base for your other piece. Your colors and movement all work so wonderfully.

Pat

jon n
10-17-2005, 09:45 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_dollts1.jpg

I love this picture. The colours and the contrasts and the style are all great. I love it when someone who is obviously able to draw really well if they want too can let go and not get bogged down with realism.

I've been trying to loosen up by doing abstract work... but you've made me realise I could still so something representational and make it more imaginitive :-)

EJ - My picture is about 30cm x 20cm. I'm not really sure why I'm unhappy with it. I quite like the blue part, but I'm not so keen on the red and yellow swirl. It looks a bit stiff and contrived to me.

- Jon

E-J
10-17-2005, 10:04 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/11473/tn_dabts1.jpg

Here is the abstract base that gave me the idea for the child and her doll. I think you can see the eyes of the child which were really the main focal point for developing the rest of the painting.

Now I need a rest. :D :D

I opened up this one and your finished piece and flipped between them. Really cool how you used those shapes!

artbyjune
10-17-2005, 12:04 PM
Hi and thanks all for the very nice comments about the child with doll. I like this one myself. It was a stroke of luck with this one. You win some and lose some.

E-J
10-17-2005, 12:32 PM
EJ - My picture is about 30cm x 20cm. I'm not really sure why I'm unhappy with it. I quite like the blue part, but I'm not so keen on the red and yellow swirl. It looks a bit stiff and contrived to me.


Contrived? I don't see that. I wouldn't change a thing about this - I like it, including the swirl! Of course, I can't see the original (and the particular texture or quality of strokes and support can contribute very strongly to how we feel about a painting) but what I see here looks good!

artbyjune
10-18-2005, 04:32 AM
Hi Jon, I agree with E-J about the swirls of pinks in your OP. They look good and the colours contrast well. I wouldn't change it. Often when we do something in a new vein, we tend to get disillusioned with it...not because it isn't good but because of the general effect of a kind of 'down-time' after the 'high' of creating the piece. I think its a natural 'biological-psychological' response.

I nearly always get this but I just file or frame the painting right away and leave it. I usually come to love it after a few days or weeks time!!

And of course, it helps if you get positive feedback from colleagues.

Are you going to try out imaginative distortion in drawings as well as the more abstract approach? Feel very free to experiment and post your drawing/paintings here. This project is all about that.

artbyjune
10-23-2005, 03:35 PM
Anyone in need of help to get started or to continue with works in an imaginative vein/style?...try out one of these suggestions.

1. Think back to when you were 5 or 6 or up to about age 11yrs, and try and draw as that child in you;
2. Use the 'wrong' colours for your subject, even if you paint the form realistically;
3. Choose a colour in your pastel box which you never use and design with it as the principal hue;
4. paint music

and/or

1. look at tribal art, children's illustrated books

for ideas outside the 'box'.

khourianya
11-10-2005, 12:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/47843/tn_op_imagination.jpg

Here is my entry for the project. I uploaded it a few days ago, but neglected to comment on it so people would know it is here...it's not that good, but it is completley from my imagination. AND - it has me inspired to do an imaginary landscape in my softies. Thanks June!

Pat Isaac
11-10-2005, 09:32 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/47843/tn_op_imagination.jpg

Nice memories, Cori. How do you like the metallics?

Pat

khourianya
11-10-2005, 11:20 AM
Metalics are alot of fun to play with. Since I only really play with my oilies, I can really have fun with it. I have a set of Gallery metalics and they are probably really low quality, but still a nice softness.

I think if I were going to work more seriously in oilies, I would invest in the Holbien pros....

artbyjune
11-10-2005, 07:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/47843/tn_op_imagination.jpg

Nice to play with pastels, Cori. I love that golden yellow field.

Are Gallery inexpensive OPs? Have you tried Senneliers yet? :wink2:

Must admit I haven't adventured into metallics yet. But I think it might be interesting.

Forgot to say, this drawing reminds me of watercolours by Nolde.

artbyjune
11-10-2005, 07:07 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/60457/tn_dreamcape.jpg

Very interestingly spooky!! Dream imagery and surrealism go hand in hand here. I love that window and the way the light pours in on the dark corridor. :D

artbyjune
11-10-2005, 07:09 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/64459/tn_melbournecuphorse.JPG

I was impressed with the loose handling here and the way you have captured movement. Here is the Melbourne cup winning horse first past the post and happy. :p

Grunge
11-13-2005, 12:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/47843/tn_op_imagination.jpg

Hi Cori! this is very cool! I like the straight edges to that cacts looking object. It reminds me of several things, albiet none too pleasant.... coffin, iron maiden... it is an interesting addition to the piece.


June...thanks so much! I've got that one hanging on the wall where I can see it. I want to keep that dream image at the front of my mind. I'm really thinking on trying it in oils but I would really like to find a similar window somewhere and get a photo so I can get my dimensions right. I have a horrible time with perspective, especially where elipses are involved.

Pat Isaac
11-13-2005, 01:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/60457/tn_dreamcape.jpg

This has a reall eerie feeling. Nowhere to go, but what's outside the window??

Pat

Pat Isaac
11-13-2005, 01:55 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/64459/tn_melbournecuphorse.JPG

He sure looks like he's determined to win the race. Nice feeling here.

Pat

Grunge
11-13-2005, 02:15 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/60457/tn_dreamcape.jpg

This has a reall eerie feeling. Nowhere to go, but what's outside the window??

Pat

In my dream I never looked out the window. I was being chased and I was busy making quick decisions on which way to go. this area happened to be a dead end. It WAS very eerie. I dont feel that I've really captured it well enough. the light that came through the window had the quality that you could see dust floating in the air but it was subdued. not bright sunlight. more of a filtered light and everything else was very dark. I have not captured the grandure of the window. if I were to draw myself into that piece I would have to be a little stick figure. It had to be 25 feet high easily.

Cntrymouse
11-20-2005, 05:10 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/20674/tn_falls.jpg
That is really beautiful!! My first thought was ..."Why would you want detail?" It is so gorgeous like it is!! But I know myself ... I get into doing detail. So I will tell you how I add detail in ops. I use a brush ... whatever kind works for you and use the paint thinner I use with oils and dab it on the op stick and go from there. It takes some practice so I would suggest you try it on scrap paper first.

khourianya
11-20-2005, 08:59 PM
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Hi Cori! this is very cool! I like the straight edges to that cacts looking object. It reminds me of several things, albiet none too pleasant.... coffin, iron maiden... it is an interesting addition to the piece.


Uh oh - it's a grain elevator.....:eek: I pretty much had to draw it from my imagination since most of them in Alberta have been torn down nowadays.... :)

Grunge
11-20-2005, 09:33 PM
Uh oh - it's a grain elevator.....:eek: I pretty much had to draw it from my imagination since most of them in Alberta have been torn down nowadays.... :)

I think I would have to search the internet because i have no idea what they look like in the first place. :rolleyes:

artist60164
11-21-2005, 09:36 PM
well thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.

jeanne


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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/20674/tn_falls.jpg
That is really beautiful!! My first thought was ..."Why would you want detail?" It is so gorgeous like it is!! But I know myself ... I get into doing detail. So I will tell you how I add detail in ops. I use a brush ... whatever kind works for you and use the paint thinner I use with oils and dab it on the op stick and go from there. It takes some practice so I would suggest you try it on scrap paper first.

artbyjune
11-22-2005, 01:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/20674/tn_falls.jpg

I think this is lovely as it is. :clap: :clap:

But for detail, I sometimes use the tip of a silicone shaper and rub it into the oil pastel crayon and then apply to the painting, e.g., for highlights on pupils in eyes. You can use oil pastel pencils too, but I only have black and a venetian red colour in those. I think you can get a range of colours in them. :wave:

Pat Isaac
11-22-2005, 08:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/progress/20674/tn_falls.jpg

This is a gorgeous piece and such wonderful color. I, also, use oil pencils for detail and they do come in a range of colors. They can be found at craft stores, such as Michaels, and are in the wood craft section. They are called Walnut Hollow pencils and come in 3 different set sizes.

Pat

rcaron913
12-14-2005, 01:49 PM
this is a great idea for a project. Here's a couple of mine.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2005/70651-mini-Interaction.jpg
Interaction

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2005/70651-mini-Lurking.jpg
Lurking

I used to have this dream a lot. Something very bad was lurking near just waiting for me. I'm very glad that's in the past.

artbyjune
12-14-2005, 02:56 PM
Hi rcaron913,
welcome to this project.

I think your drawing 'interaction' conveys a very loving mood. Like 2 creatures saying hello.

I'm glad the bad dream of 'lurking' is in the past. Although, strangely enough often bad dreams are a wonderful source of creativity.

Also, maybe it does the person good to get it out and down on paper.

Hope to see more of your work. Bye for now. June.

rcaron913
12-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Thanks June,

Yes, it seems to always feel good to express moods both good and bad.

Bob

artbyjune
12-26-2005, 07:43 PM
Hope everyone had a great Christmas (or other holiday) celebration this December.

My best wishes for a terrific New year full of wonderful art activity!!

moscous
01-06-2006, 11:40 AM
it's not done just yet,
(i ran out the right colour of pencils) but this is what I have so far.
what do you think? It was all done out of my head. 5ft tall. his hand is making the letter a (sighn language)
there will be more to spell alpha
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2006/52816-1chron513wc.jpg

Pat Isaac
01-06-2006, 02:56 PM
Very nice. Are you using colored pencils? The image is 5feet tall? That is an awesome undertaking. Just one nitpicky thing.....the palm of the signing hand seems too light for the rest of it.

Pat

artbyjune
01-06-2006, 04:43 PM
I wonder if you have signed up for the project yet, Moscous. We'd love to have you here. Your work is definitely interesting.

The project calls for imaginative works in oil pastels. Have a look at the brief-page one-this thread will give info on how to join and upload your images to the studio (works in progress/ideas) or the gallery (finished works).

Hope to see some of your OPs in the project soon!!

moscous
01-07-2006, 03:41 PM
wow thank you stumptailmonkey it would be an honor!!!
no mrs Vangogh this was done with oil pastel. I wanted to use the oil pencils for the detail. and thanks for the suggestion i never noticed that, much appreciated.

Pat Isaac
01-07-2006, 04:30 PM
This is a great OP Moscous. Looking forward to seeing more.

Pat

lgol27
01-12-2006, 03:37 PM
Here is my part of this fabulous project. (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_final2&userid=22617&proj_id=952)

Pat Isaac
01-12-2006, 05:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/22617/tn_Dreamland_wc.jpg

Very nice and it does have a dreamlike feel.

Pat

exoticacanvas
01-14-2006, 09:51 AM
I have been out of the art life for a while, lost all my stuff and been busy working horrendous hours and dealing with a rotten love life. As if that is anything new for a lot of us.
So i decided to get back into it and went to the art store and got into pastels. This is totally new to me, this medium. I have started a piece and plan on finishing it this weekend so a post coming.
I am an officer doing bank robbery detail right now and there was a client in the bank yesterday and we spoke of our other selves. the artists, and she came back to the bank a half hour later with a gift of a box of 24 oil pastels for me so now i am off an running. I have a box of 36 Nupastels, hard, so far so this gift brings my new "studio" more life than I thought possible.
Project?? I am in!!
velvet.hammer

zuzubol
01-26-2006, 02:12 AM
Here is something that is sort of surreal...at least I haven't come across these in the real world...yet..:-) I primarily used the palette knife along with the oil pastels themselves for applying and blending...and a bit of scraping...:-). I also put the image in a light colored mat with a black core to give an idea that the white space around the rocks is part of the composition.
Thanks,
Len

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/59437-3BeachRocks.JPG

Pat Isaac
01-26-2006, 09:57 AM
This is so nice and definitely surreal looking. Never would have thought of them as rocks. Love the colors and the way they just sit there.

Pat

artbyjune
01-26-2006, 10:39 AM
Len, lovely composition and colours. Definitely surreal!! And makes me want to get those OPs out and start a new one for the project, myself.

Exoticacanvas, welcome to the project. Be as wildly creative and imaginative as you like! Don't worry about technique at the moment. Enjoy your new box of pastels. Looking forward to your post.

artbyjune
01-26-2006, 10:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/22617/tn_Dreamland_wc.jpg

The colours really make this a dreamland!:clap:

E-J
01-26-2006, 01:31 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/22617/tn_Dreamland_wc.jpg

"Dreamland" is a great title for this one ... I see a fairground at the edge of the ocean ...

I bet you felt right at home with this project, Leonid! :)

congdon
01-27-2006, 03:01 PM
OK- fed up with the spoons I flipped out this little number real quick for this post. It's so easy to paint/draw in this style, I can see why VG liked it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2006/74724-van1.jpg

Pat Isaac
01-27-2006, 05:21 PM
Aaaah....starry, starry night. Great job! :)

Pat

artbyjune
01-31-2006, 12:03 PM
Love that writhing starry night!!

PeggyB
02-01-2006, 02:03 AM
An underwater garden? A starry night? Whatever it is it has a wonderful sense of movement. As though the green columns are dancing to rosebud stars.

Peggy

Florence
03-12-2006, 01:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_The_Dream_%28WC%29.jpg

Cool painting :clap: I like the concept, it has a dreamy feel to it :thumbsup:

Pat Isaac
03-12-2006, 02:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_The_Dream_%28WC%29.jpg

Wonderful dreamlike quality to this painting. I especially like the way you carried the red through the piece.

Pat

artbyjune
03-12-2006, 04:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_The_Dream_%28WC%29.jpg

Just marvellous. I love the idea behind this painting and the cool way you have painted it -using turps and dry strokes. Very surreal.:clap: :thumbsup:

Leo1903
03-12-2006, 10:39 PM
Thanks Florence, Pat & June for your kind comments. :wave: Maybe I'll try another but kind of tight on time, so may submit one I think is appropriapriate from inventory...if that's ok?:o

Leo

Leo1903
03-12-2006, 11:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_dollts1.jpg

Really love this one.:heart: The expression is great!:thumbsup:

Leo

silvermoon7
03-13-2006, 07:25 PM
i'm in...i've never used oil pastels before (although i have some) and i think this is the perfect opportunity to try them! thanks

silvermoon7
03-15-2006, 05:03 PM
i've finished my project, but i have to take a pic of it still and put it on here. That could take a while considering I can't find my camera lol...:o

silvermoon7
03-15-2006, 06:51 PM
i figured out how to use the camera thing on my cell phone so i took a picture of it (although its not a very good one) and i added it:)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53879 <--theres my work:)

artbyjune
03-15-2006, 10:40 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78707/tn_apple_of_my_eye_%28alyssa%29.JPG

:clap: :thumbsup:
Its lovely!! Very striking.
Did you enjoy using oil pastels and will you go on to explore using them in your future artworks??

silvermoon7
03-18-2006, 03:19 PM
thank you....i do like using oil pastels because it is very easy to blend the colours. I think I will try using them more often. The problem is finding the time to do artwork during the school week. This march break I have gotten a lot done and I'm sure I will be able to accomplish a lot in the summer.

Pat Isaac
03-18-2006, 04:05 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78707/tn_apple_of_my_eye_%28alyssa%29.JPG

Great first piece. :clap: Love your use of all the colors.

Pat

silvermoon7
03-22-2006, 07:46 PM
thanks...i just had to see what all the colours looked like lol

artbyjune
03-23-2006, 01:46 AM
Leo, you can add an OP which you have made previously to the project. No problems. We'd love to see it!!

Leo1903
03-23-2006, 02:19 AM
Thanks June, I actually had it posted before but the enlarged image was too large, so removed it. It's now shrunk down a bit.

Leo

maria_khurram
03-28-2006, 01:39 PM
I have entered the image done a few months ago.:D

artbyjune
03-29-2006, 03:31 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78159/tn_shikari_women_copy.jpg

Very intriguing.:thumbsup: :clap: People and games. I wonder what event/emotion in the story inspired you?:)

artbyjune
03-29-2006, 03:34 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/59753/tn_zyx_4WC.jpg

A beautiful illustration. :clap: I love the rich colours and the sky is so dramatic.:thumbsup: It looks like it could be the illustration for a film; as well as a song.

artbyjune
03-29-2006, 03:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_Pine_Shadows04_%282%29.jpg

I love your interpretation of the sunlight and shadows here. The abstract quality really enhances the image, I think. :clap: :)

Leo1903
04-05-2006, 03:33 AM
Thanks June. I am tempted to try a similar painting using some fluorescent colours which I haven't got around to trying out yet. I'm wondering about their stability though. I suppose though that if fluorescent colours eventually fade that they would still be brighter than their nonflouresent equivalents?
Leo

E-J
04-05-2006, 08:56 AM
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Pine Shadows
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_Pine_Shadows04_%282%29.jpg

Leo, what a unique vision for plein air! I think your simple two-colour approach is very effective.

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Strange meeting
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/5195/tn_DSCN2279.jpg

Florence, I like the textures you've scratched into your "skywater" :) I am boring with my OP techniques - I haven't experimented enough with sgraffito and textural effects. Might try something new after seeing this!

Pat Isaac
04-05-2006, 09:49 AM
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Pine Shadows
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_Pine_Shadows04_%282%29.jpg

I really like the abstract quality of this and the bright color.

Pat

E-J
04-05-2006, 10:03 AM
June - I just wanted to say that I'm still finding this project and the images it's produced quite inspiring! I'm planning to have an "OP playtime" later today, and try out some more intuitive/imaginative stuff. :)

Florence
04-05-2006, 11:16 AM
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Pine Shadows
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/78443/tn_Pine_Shadows04_%282%29.jpg

Leo, I love the geometric shapes of the light/shadow :clap:

E-J, thanks :D I haven't used OPs much lately, I liked them better in the summer when I could crush them on the paper more easily. Maybe I'll come back to them when the weather starts getting warmer.

artbyjune
04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
Hi E-J, have you tried frottage with OPs and then looking to see if an image materialises? (i.e., as in brass rubbings but with OPs on wood or other textured surfaces). I think Max Ernst (for surrealist imagery) used it a fair amount but with oils.

Leo, I haven't used fluorescent OPs. I've used fluorescent colour in acrylics a couple of times. Its liberating. I don't know about the lightfastness of fluorescents - maybe the manufacturer gives a guide?

Leo1903
04-06-2006, 02:59 AM
Hi E-J, Pat and Florence: Thanks for your comments.

June: Oh, just remembered, each Cray-Pas O.P. has a lightfastness rating on it's paper wrap. I just had a look on my 5 Specialist (aritst quality) brand fluorescent colours and noticed that 4 have a rating of "fugitive" and 1 (pink) had a rating of "poor". A sampling of other nonfluoresent colours in the box-set suggests that most are rated as "excellent" with a small percentage rated as "good". So guess that means that I'll delay the project and maybe do a test myself beforehand, by exposing non and fluorescent O.P. markings in my window and see what happens.

Leo

Leo1903
04-07-2006, 01:56 AM
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The lion fool
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_lfwc1.jpg

June this is another winner! I really love your method of using unnatural colours, which change drastically even within the same objects and figures and somehow it all comes together so nicely.:clap:

Pat Isaac
04-07-2006, 07:07 AM
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The lion fool
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/11473/tn_lfwc1.jpg

Wonderful, June. So nice to see your work again.

Pat

artbyjune
04-07-2006, 01:59 PM
Thanks Leo and Pat.

The WDE is a good way to get a push into doing something!

donaphenk
04-20-2006, 03:27 AM
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Dreamland
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/952/completed/22617/tn_Dreamland_wc.jpg

i just admire abstracts.