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Old 04-12-2012, 08:18 PM
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Hi, here's a new acrylic painting on canvas which I have just completed. It is 48in x 36in. I am considering doing a small series based on this idea. I initially posted it in the Acrylics forum, and am listening to a suggestion to post it here also. (Thanks, Jon. I couldn't figure out how to reply to your message, no separate reply box came up, and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to type inside the recipient box or the main contents box).

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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Welcome to the Forum, Ivon.
No criticism from me, I think it is beautiful. Well done!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Very nicely balanced and I love the simplicity of the colors. This must be impressive in real life 48in x 36in canvas. Ask anyone around here, I like red -- but in this case, strangely enough, I am drawn to the way you have worked in color and texture over the large area of whites. It reminds me of marble.

I am afraid I won't be much help on suggestions to make something better, you did a great job.

...and Welcome, hope to see more of your work!
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Nice work! I really love it!
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Welcome Ivon. Very cool piece. Good strong colors and so much going in a seeming minimalist painting. Well done!
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I really like the colors and composition!!!
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Very nice - I liked this a lot. Loved the way you worked in the colours as part of the white area.
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Re: Floor Stories

Welcome to Abs/Con Ivon.

This piece is beautiful and very well integrated. The little bits that show through from the layers that lie beneath are very effective at integrating the whole piece.

It reminds me of a map in some ways. Will look forward to seeing more of your work!
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Hi Ivon. This is great! I think it would be a spectacular jumping off point for a series - I look forward to seeing more!
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I really love the compositional balance and the texture of this piece! Great work!
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Very cool painting. The more I look at it, the more I like it.
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I quite like this painting. I left off abstraction some 5 years or so, but I can appreciate a good abstract painting when I see it. It reminds me in some ways of Clifford Still. My only suggestion would be that you attempt something even larger... 6 or 8 feet. There's something about scale and how it physically relates to our own bodies and I can just imagine such a huge swath of red... then again... I quite like red.
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Every time I have looked at this I have been seeing 2 interacting faces (characters) interacting with each other.
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Hi everyone, I really appreciate your comments on my painting. Through the years I mainly concentrated on landscapes (fauvist style, fantasy, traditional, abstracted, etc.) and also on figures (often distorted or abstracted in some way).
Recently I was at a corporate photo shoot and noticed that the floor at the back of the premises was in terrible condition. I started to look at all the interesting textures and shapes and quickly began to shoot from various angles - I knew that the beginnings of a painting was speaking to me! The staff gave me some strange looks, maybe a little worried - I had to reassure them that I saw something beautiful in the floor. If the floor could speak it would have some interesting stories to tell! Back at my studio I sketched out a study and rearranged some elements. Normally I like to paint very large, 6 ft x 4 ft, but recently I have had to decrease my canvas size due to lack of space. My studio is the living room of a very small apartment (a work-live area unit). I paint on one canvas hanging on the wall, and on another on my large easel. Add to that 3 industrial type cabinets for all my paints and supplies and a work table and there is no more room. Our couch is pushed up against the kitchen counter for our little 'living' area. My spouse is pretty good about my studio taking up the most space. Years ago I used to build all of my own stretchers and stretch & prepare the canvas. Now I have to buy them ready made. Thanks again for your support.
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