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01-22-2006, 04:34 PM

Title: Picasso
Year Created: 2006
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: originally 25 x15 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I read the biography of a swedish artist recently and he wrote about when he wanted an interview with Giacometti, but he got to model for him for 2 months, and he took notes inbetween sessions about what giacometti said to himself while working. He said he sucked, that he had no talent, that he knew nothing etc. And this man is huge, we read about him during our classes and his work is very well-known and appreciated. So even the masters think like this.

General pointers, but the point of showing it is to encourage the ones that are in that state of mind at the moment. You ARE good! keep going!

01-22-2006, 05:52 PM
Nathalie.... what a sweet thing to do! I love your enthusiasm and positive thinking! ;) Donna

01-23-2006, 06:39 AM
Thank you Donna! :)

01-23-2006, 11:35 AM
Fun, I like it.

Dawn Melka
01-23-2006, 11:55 AM
You are right, we are all great! Thank you !

01-23-2006, 05:57 PM
Thanks Dantys and Dawn :)

01-25-2006, 03:08 AM
aawww! that's so awesome of you!

and right! apparently (correct me if my teacher was wrong) Picasso's people look like they do because he couldn't draw faces straight on, but he could do profiles. so he just put 2 profiles together.

anyway-i like that story so i'm stickin' to it!

BACK TO YOU, though: I like this very much and appreciate the value of the message. thank you:rolleyes:

01-25-2006, 08:37 AM
Insignificant artists like me are highly encouraged by your efforts.

01-26-2006, 01:01 AM
I cant say much about the composition I'm simply not qualified, but I think I can give you a laugh.
When I was in high school we went to a Picasso exhibition at the Melbourne art gallery.
Here's us in our blazers and hats looking at, and with a lot of upper class speculators at the exhibition.
Well all of the sudden a girlfriend of mine says in an incredibly loud voice. "This is ridiculas, this bloke is just a mad dog on heat". (we were looking at the painting of the prostitutes in a room, something or other)
Well the guide almost fainted and the people around us laughed and sniggered as if thinking the same thing.:D the teacher ushered us away trying to control hers' and our laughter. :D

It was a good day all up:rolleyes:

02-05-2006, 12:30 PM
thanks guys :)
and good story megsy! :D

02-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Very creative and clever.

Don't be discouraged. It took picasso many years and help from Braque to get his cubes right.

Have fun,

Bob Rooney
02-10-2006, 08:17 AM
A little humor in art is a good thing. It reminds me to "lighten up".

02-10-2006, 10:32 AM
Thank you Bryan and Bob :)

02-19-2006, 09:53 PM
i like it...look at new yorker cartoons much? in picasso's defense--he did master realism at 16...so im pretty sure he could paint portraits straight on. :wink2: