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allanom
10-09-2007, 11:42 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-09-2007/4031_hindrSensual_0116.jpg
The Hindrance of Sensual Desires

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-09-2007/4031_hindrSloth_0113.jpg
The Hindrance of Sloth / Torpor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-09-2007/4031_hindrAnger_0110.jpg
The Hindrance of Ill Will / Anger


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: The Five Hindrances
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20 inches x 30 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Rather than posting each of the 5 paintings in this series in its own thread, I thought I'd put them all into one. <br><br>The Buddha identified five "Hindrances" to clear seeing -- and attainment of ultimate liberation. They are Sensual Desires, Sloth / Torpor, Ill Will / Anger, Doubt, and Restlessness / Worry and he compared them to five water surfaces. I came up with the attached five paintings to illustrate the metaphors. And included them in my present show, 'Moments of Awakening'. I'm posting the max 3 in this post and will put the other two in the following one.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Comments?

allanom
10-09-2007, 11:45 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2007/4031-hindrDoubt_0104.jpg
The Hindrance of Doubt

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2007/4031-hindrRestlessness_0108.jpg
The Hindrance of Restlessness / Worry

Ronni
10-10-2007, 02:04 AM
Wow!!!! Top beauty and sensuality your works contain. They provide the feel of their titles. I keep staring at them, I wish I saw them all together horizontaly, I guess they make a ballanced feel by colors and shapes as a group. The whole nature forms are felt there. Bravo.

allanom
10-10-2007, 02:49 AM
Ronni:

Here's the best I can do:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Oct-2007/4031-hindranceCombo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Oct-2007/4031-hindranceInstall.jpg

La_
10-10-2007, 03:12 AM
they hang very well together, will make a good show

good luck

they are lovely

la

toraman
10-10-2007, 09:21 AM
They really look much better when side by side.

Jayde
10-10-2007, 09:32 AM
Very creative. I especially like the Hindrance of Ill Will/Anger.

kathrynlovespets
10-10-2007, 04:12 PM
i like the last one...it's eerie!!!

they do look great together :)

Corby
10-10-2007, 05:47 PM
You chose well in picking the elements that would enhance the point presented in each image. That first one with the waters liquid motion is sensuous and voluptious.

The second one I feel the languid bonelessness one gets from lying in warm sand under a hot breeze.

The third is an evocation of the restless storm tossed sea. How destructive it can be.

The fourth I am reminded of heat waves dancing off the hot sand or asphalt, no substance or reality to images in this blurr of hot air. You cannot trust what you see.

The fifth one ,water again. this time dark and choppy, a good description of our senses when wer are best by worries.

The series is quite impressive, as individual pieces, but as an installation most certainly.

Visually
10-10-2007, 10:39 PM
I like the way the five paintings hang together as one unit. Separately, I feel a lack of complexity. The subject doesn't appear to be hindered. Ill will & Anger look as benign as a bubble bath- I think it would've benefitted from a more complex color palette with 'sickening' interactions. Doug

allanom
10-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Thanks, all. I appreciate the appreciation!

Visually: I really attempted to solve each image seriously on its own, following the Buddha's description of each water surface. And put some consideration into making them all differ as much as possible. I'm sorry they don't quite work for you, but I'm quite content with how they turned out.