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Old 02-11-2012, 11:33 AM
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Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

This is an idea I am exploring, this is really just a test piece and I am working on a larger piece now, I think the larger the better .
size 20"x 8", block canvas. using liquid acrylics,;
Appreciate any C&C does it look too much like a wall paper border??
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:35 AM
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

this is a more detailed view, all work done with dripping paint onto canvas and using cocktail stick.
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

It's very pretty Ken, I like it a lot. How clever!
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

I like this a lot! You were very creative to use a cocktail stick for it.
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

Oh wow...would love to see 'exactly' how you did that!! Lovely!!
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

Oooooo....how interesting
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

ken, This is very good.

By way of a crit i would say "what is wrong with wall paper ?"

Decorative is part of our objective. Michelangelo is decorating a ceiling. He sets up a center panel plus the borders. He creates a patern of figures. He fills in areas with decorative cloud motiffs to segway from focus point to focus point.

Your work is similiar to a border pattern. OK So?

You carefully positioned dark star patterns evenly across a horizontal area.

It's beautiful.

See Sam Francis for examples of alternative composition:

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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

REALLY LOVE THIS KEN!!!
How did you manage to get the tape to come off the edges so cleanly?
it almost looks like you cut it.
Well done! those 3 colors were my school colors! Love them!
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

Love the idea and the swirls and connections Ken.

Would you consider trying some areas glazed with a different colour/colours perhaps?
Just a suggestion thrown out
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

I think this is terrific Ken. Very tactile looking. Would love to feel those textures.
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

Thankyou all glad you like it.I am already not the next one and have developed the idea further.
Susan
I will try and include some wip pics in the next one.
Michael ok I think I was alluding to the repetition of the design .
Kathie, I use a masking tape which has a slow glue, and remove it (very carefully),as soon as I finished putting the paint on and before it has time to dry.So far I have not had any problems. I am not sure how I will manage other than straight edges.
Maureen interesting idea but I think the raised texture might interfere with the glaze. But you have given me an idea,
Chammi, know whatever you mean I had real problems not touching it before it dried.
Thanks again
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

I'm not a big fan of abstracts, but this is amazing!
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

I like this a lot Plec. I looks almost like sophisticated marbling with overpainting. If you want to provide rounded edging why not try embroiderers masking tape which is about 5mm wide. This takes curves much better then standard 15mm tape?
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

Tommy thankyou glad you like it.
Doug thankyou I will look into that tape I am currently working on two and three at the moment and no 3 is a much more organic shape without the need for taping.
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Re: Synapse 1 (X posted with Abstract)

thanks again all. just a quick update this piece sold the first week in the gallery,
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