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arourapope
11-07-2002, 09:35 PM
If a painting is finished, and nobody sees it, does it make a sound?

Hi.
This is the new wax thingie. It's a 24 x 26, oil and wax gooky stuff on panel. :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2002/anoddthinghappenedonthelanding.jpg

And a couple o'details:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2002/anoddthinghappenedonthelandingdetail.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2002/anoddthinghappenedonthelandingdetail2.jpg

heh
11-07-2002, 09:49 PM
it whispers and we listen
quietly quietly
some things you just know are there

lori
11-07-2002, 10:23 PM
okay...now this is weird.

about two weeks ago with my meditation group (okay, no jokes please...i live in LA) we did a meditation to start off that the leader led us down dark stairs and we were to go to the bottom and then look into the darkness and see a word.

the stairs that i meditated on and saw in my minds eye, were exactly like the ones here...i am not kidding, the color was exactly the same and the feeling that i had is definitely captured in this painting. of course the texture wasn't the same, but the overall effect was just as rich...WOW!

i really love this painting aurora, it is almost like you brought to life those brief 10 minutes that i went down the stairs...

really nice painting besides its symbology...

i LOVE this direction that you are going and wax certainly seems to suit your needs for it...

wonderful...keep going!

pax.lori

oh and to answer your question...yes!

arourapope
11-07-2002, 10:32 PM
Hehehe..... thanks yous guys. Lori, sure you're not destined to come live here in Cuthbert, GA with me? I understand we have a couple of fine south georgia republican boys in office now..... Heheheheheh

Seriously, though. That's very cool. This stairway does exist, btw... minus the green goopy stuff. :D I could prolly post my reference photo if you wanna. It's a seriously spooky staircase, and when I saw how the photo turned out, my breath caught in my throat.

ejfarrae
11-08-2002, 10:06 AM
so thick.
thick with paint.
thick with mystery.
thick with feeling.
dig it.

rec
11-08-2002, 12:43 PM
very good, and very creepy.....there is no way I'd go down those stairs....unless someone pushed me...

reynolds
11-08-2002, 11:22 PM
i will go down willingly even...i hope that you continue with the wax thing...it is really awesome to see.

Xerielle
11-08-2002, 11:41 PM
:clap: I love it! I'm so glad you added the details...there is just so much going on here!!!! I love the wax effect! More please!!!

I was just curious how long did it take you to do this?

El_Elegante
11-08-2002, 11:45 PM
I like this. Great mix between the tangable and intangable.

arourapope
11-09-2002, 12:51 AM
thanks guys! It took, I'm thinking, six sittings. That's the problem I'm having with these. I've gotten so used to working alla prima, and these require a patience I've not cultivated yet. Mmmmm...... Right now, I'm feeling a distinct urge to throw some paint around with a palette knife. May have to do some of that tomorrow.

lori
11-09-2002, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by aurorapope
Hehehe..... thanks yous guys. Lori, sure you're not destined to come live here in Cuthbert, GA with me? I understand we have a couple of fine south georgia republican boys in office now..... Heheheheheh

Seriously, though. That's very cool. This stairway does exist, btw... minus the green goopy stuff. :D I could prolly post my reference photo if you wanna. It's a seriously spooky staircase, and when I saw how the photo turned out, my breath caught in my throat.

its probably true aurora, i do love the south! although some of them ther poliktiks kinda scare me!

i would love to see the reference photo if you have time to post it!

still in awe...

surreal
11-09-2002, 11:15 AM
This is one of my favorites of your paintings.
:)

dTrain
11-09-2002, 11:37 AM
what an amazing piece. I'm new to this wonderful community and am totally diggin what i see and read from everyone.
THis painting is just great. Thank you for sharing it.

jolie
11-09-2002, 11:56 AM
great piece! you've taken a simple, everyday subject and really made it come alive. i would love to see the reference photo you mentioned.

jolie

arourapope
11-09-2002, 02:34 PM
Hey All! I've got the reference photo for you. I've been outside all morning hanging up a gate I built all by myself, onto a fence I put up all by myself. I'm pretty proud of myself, to tell you the truth! :D And now my puppies won't be able to get into my perennials and dig them all up.
OK, so here it is. Thanks for all the responses!

timelady
11-09-2002, 03:59 PM
Firstly of all, it's fantastic! Very spooky though... just last week I read a book called "Coraline" by Neil Gaimen (kinda good spooky kid's book). In the book there's a door to goes to another version of reality. It reminded me of the book "House of Leaves" that I read about 2 years ago. Now that book is REALLY SCARY and is about a door that appears in a house with a staircase in it (the door, not the house... though technically it *is* in the house).

This paintings reminds me of "House of Leaves". Excuse me, I have to go have nightmares now.

Tina.

P.S. I really recommend the book House of Leaves btw, it's fantastic. The best book I read in years and years. Just be prepared to not sleep or want to be in a dark room for a while. Reading it at night when you hear all those funny little noises in your own home is also not recommended. Though now you'll probably go and do it! ;)

ZOTMA
11-09-2002, 08:36 PM
I like the way el put it
agreed
descending into the unknown
has a different emotional charge than the ascention of the other staircase
what patterning did you choose for this (the dot pattern, what's it from)
the original photo is indeed creepy and you really pushed that in your rendition
love it
and i'm laughin about the gate and fence....good for you, that garden is too much work to be ravaged by paws

Fmalo
11-09-2002, 08:46 PM
The ref pic is worth a thousand words but your work is in the millions :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

BlackDotMags
11-09-2002, 10:01 PM
Falling, falling, falling...that's how it feels to me when I look at the painting. You really nailed the perspective here!

Waaay better than the reference photo!
~Mag

kelly
11-10-2002, 10:00 AM
We're all going down there eventually

edenart
11-10-2002, 12:51 PM
Really nice work Aurora.

It's funny how each person sees the stairs a different way. I immediately thought of John Wayne Gacy burying all those bodies in his cellar. And then someone else thought of peaceful meditation. What kind of a sicko am I?

Nice evocation of emotion. Wax is really fun to play with, isn't it?

Eden