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jerryW
09-22-2002, 04:31 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-22-2002/1526_simplifyinglivia.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: simplifying livia's garden
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18in sq
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
previously

it looked like this,

<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/liviasgarden.jpg">
but I wanted to paint over it but found some resistance so I simplified it.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
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artbabe21
09-22-2002, 05:02 PM
for me, more is more.....I REALLY like the one before you simplified...
the second one...
but that's just MY preference...
loved those pink ballet shoes, other flourishes...
gorgeous colors!

giniaad
09-22-2002, 05:59 PM
obviously there is no right or wrong
just preference for the viewer
and decisions for the artist

I prefer the way it was...for all its delicious variations
of colors and shapes
a place to get lost in and enjoy
like a kid in a candy shop
with a kaleidoscope
to me it is more alive then representational

the way it is now is still lovely
I can definitely see the appeal for this too

mattlart
09-22-2002, 07:16 PM
Totally subjective...naturally;
I feel that the first painting was VERY interesting,...rich in atmosphere,..personality,..vitality,.and yet with a touch of mystery. This was probably one of my two favorite paintings of yours. Hmmmm,...lol,..what's interesting to me is that the second version lacks ALL of those intrigueing qualities of your original version. Funny...................cheers..

jerryW
09-22-2002, 07:23 PM
in the old one, many elements frantically combine - yes it is interesting,
but to live with
it constricts

the frantic energy gave it vitality - something to strive for, but
one may sacrifice it for something that runs smoother for a longer distance.

I had found that it binds in the middle and folds under the weight of details. maybe I am too far the other way, or maybe
I have exposed the real bones of the composition.

Paintonbrush
09-22-2002, 07:55 PM
They both have a place in the universe. one she redid her hair and makeup. Intersting side by side. With out one the other exists nicely.
I like the cream and shapes

YLCIA
09-23-2002, 10:31 AM
I like both of cause:) but I would preffer before simplification...It has more life in it , for me...

Julia

jerryW
09-23-2002, 07:49 PM
<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/mithaze.jpg">

a bit more messed up and less academic

artinoils
09-24-2002, 12:22 AM
I still prefer the original because of the energy. For me, I find it endlessly interesting to view. It's almost as if pieces were flipped into the air and in the process of landing. The color relationships also seem more interesting.

mcknight
09-24-2002, 12:33 AM
I do like the simplified version. It's very soothing and calm with all the shapes and colours so nicely balanced. The original is a bit crazy... but the longer I stare at it the more alive it becomes! The original is definately the one I prefer... oh well.

Dave

pampe
09-24-2002, 12:41 AM
this simplification process you are in....which is not simple at all


fascinates me.....


the elements combine to create matter....but each element is a thing in and of itself.....


yes, i like this

glowbug
09-24-2002, 03:16 AM
Is the original gone?
I do hope not.
If it is, I am mourning it. I am mourning the color fusions you had mastered with the muted greens melting into oranges.

ronaldb
09-24-2002, 03:24 AM
jerry i love your work and i like this one
both are nice and different
i think your style of painting may excel in still lifes; Cezanne would be jealous

Wayne Gaudon
09-24-2002, 07:08 AM
Of all I am partial to the first .. with your style, adding finer details like eyeballs, etc seems to detract rather than add.

YLCIA
09-24-2002, 11:08 AM
The first one was the best for my senses:)


Julia

giniaad
09-24-2002, 06:42 PM
Jerry Jerry Jerry
you makea me dizzy...not really...
you "fiddler in the studio"...
just short of the violin
but dancin' just the same...

thanks for sharing your brain

therese
09-26-2002, 07:23 PM
Jerry W

Hi there... I love both of these..
but the first one on the bottom is AWESOME!!!
vERY IMPRESSIONISTIC....
NOT HARD EDGED...
LOVE IT...
tHERESE
THANX FOR YOUR CRITIQUE ALSO