View Full Version : New Piece By Bmburt "use Your Imagination"

01-17-2008, 01:39 PM
Here is a new piece fresh off the easel. It's a little larger than I usually do but I've been thinking 'bigger' lately:smug: . The total size is about 16x24. It's called "Use your Imagination". As always comments critiques welcome. There is a blog now linked to the website that has a little more info about the piece, and other stuff, feel free to visit.



01-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Beautiful piece, what size is this painting? Thanks for sharing!

01-17-2008, 02:22 PM
Holy *%^#!!

Very nice. I like the composition too.

Are you sure that is pastel??? ;);)

Do you have an WIP photos?

01-17-2008, 02:24 PM
Yep it's pastel. You know sometimes I do take some WIP photos but not on this guy unfortunately.

Nancy Leone
01-17-2008, 02:38 PM
It's always such fun to see your work!

Rose Baggs
01-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Awesome work! Very inspiring! :)

01-17-2008, 03:26 PM
Just incredible!! Love the metal of the atomiser, this is almost hyper-real!


Merethe T
01-17-2008, 03:33 PM
Brilliant work! Love the contrasts in colors and textures, excellent metal! Shadows look great, and I just keep going back to the book, it's great!!

What kind of pastels do you prefer? Hard or soft? Brands?

Awesome stuff!


water girl
01-17-2008, 03:36 PM
This is just amazing! It's very clever as well.:)

01-17-2008, 04:23 PM
It is a *trompe l'oeil* (a "fool the eye") -- makes me think of the Dutch stuff like it, but very modern. I want to peel off that tape and straighten the piece of paper! :-) How long did it take you? Or maybe the question is: can you sell a bucket of that ocean of patience? :-)

01-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Wow!! Great job. I love it.


01-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Beautiful! Great imagination...very realistic.

K Taylor-Green
01-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Burt, I LOVE seeing your work! Here's a toast to YOUR imagination!

David Patterson
01-17-2008, 08:21 PM
Amazing work Burt!

01-17-2008, 08:34 PM
wow :) :clap:

Paula Ford
01-17-2008, 08:51 PM
That Sharpie is going to dry up if you don't put that cap on it!!!

Seriously, this is such fine work!!


01-17-2008, 09:55 PM
What kind of pastels do you prefer? Hard or soft? Brands?

Awesome stuff!


I, too would love to know what pastels you use. This is amazing work! Bravo! :clap:

01-17-2008, 10:15 PM
I thought I was in the wrong forum!!!

OMG this is amazing/gorgeous/inspiring/wow!!! :lol: I love it!

01-17-2008, 10:46 PM
wow!! your work is so amazingly original and playful...not to mention the flawless execution. I feel refreshed after looking at it.

01-17-2008, 10:57 PM
It's not fair that some people are so good. Shouldn't be allowed :D

Gail V
01-17-2008, 11:49 PM
Awesome! Very impressive work!!!

01-18-2008, 08:48 AM
I have a wide assortment on my table, but the meat of my collection is Unison. I have a small collection of Schmicke, Rembrandt, Sennelier, and Girault. I also have Nupastels, Derwent, and Carbothello. Hope that helps. Thanks for all the compliments.

01-18-2008, 07:12 PM
awesome as usual !! ... love your paintings ... admire your ability !!

01-18-2008, 07:26 PM
wow stuperbulous is all I know to say right now!!!

01-18-2008, 09:53 PM
C'est tres incroyable! That's French for "That's very incredible!"

01-19-2008, 12:34 AM
Once again astonished by your level of detail and your wonderful imagination. Every time I see one of your paintings I think...I wished I would have thought of that. :) I love your refreshing style!


01-19-2008, 02:21 AM
I find it interesting the four tacks for the water comeing out of the metal sprayer. I get an alchemical reference. 4 being balance, four elements, four directions. Basically a foundation. The meatal being of the alchemical nature of meatalurgy. Then watering the flower, our innocence. In this world our innocence has almost become an illusion as represented by the flower, drawn with modern tools in a way a child would draw a flower. This piece is good in it's realism and in it's allegory.


01-19-2008, 02:35 AM
Fantastic realism, love the way you did this.