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Old 04-16-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

Oh Katie I feel your anxiety as your lovely work seemed as though it was gone. I think it was very rude of her not to say "sorry" for her comments that you might have taken the painting back. Your work is so wonderful I think you should take a portfolio to every gallery where you live and I'm sure you'll get more takers- I'll pray that the lady feels guilty about her comments and does apologize to you the next time you go there.
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(I haven't done any digital work for ages)- A digital painting that I did starting with the colors purple and orange and then adding elements and drawing to come up with this. I wanted the lighthouse to be the focal point so I made it way big and out of proportion. I like using my imagination when creating paintings and I thank God for imagination.
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

Kate...thanks for your kind words...appreciated.

I'm loving the purple and soft orange that you have in this piece, and how it gradually becomes lighter!
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Thanks Katie, I love the effects you can get in Photoshop.
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe *

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I am just seeing this now so I thank you and Rick's post too. Haven't been on here in a while, but have been making art still. I have been getting more views on my blog and I guess I was just trying to make some work. That and things have been happening. Just haven't had the time to stop in. I checked and the last login was in january. Thanks again for the views.

I am just getting a new slr camera and I am planning in taking some photos. Can anyone post some abstract photos or other photography just for fun. I saw some from some gallery exhibitions, but dishes anyone here do any photography for fun here? Maybe you take photos for digital work or just for fun. Looking for some inspiration here. And hopefully I will have some to post here soon.
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Half sketched- half painted- I call her 'Femme pensive'
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An interesting technique

There is a local (Seattle) artist whose work I'd like to share here on this forum for its interesting technique and complex multi-layered composition. I really like the movement and depth if his paintings, hope you will enjoy it too!


http://passiveegression.com/works
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Re: An interesting technique

Yes, this is quite interesting and beautifully done. Do you know any more about the painting ...medium? size? artists name? ...and can you tell us more about the technique Katya?

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Now I see, the link is to the artists webpage:

William Houston
Almost Infinite
Acrylic on Canvas
22" x 28"
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Re: An interesting technique

You can take a look at his site (I had included the link to it in my first post
passiveegression.com)

It has more examples of his work, they do have some fundamental elements in common but it looks like he's experimented a lot with various ways of laying and spreading the paint. I am really fascinated by how the paintings appear so alive and restless. I relate to the movement, cos it's what i always strive to achieve in my work as well.
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Re: An interesting technique

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There is a local (Seattle) artist whose work I'd like to share here on this forum for its interesting technique and complex multi-layered composition. I really like the movement and depth if his paintings, hope you will enjoy it too!


http://passiveegression.com/works

After looking at the paintings William Houston has on his website I would say he definitely has a style although It seems like I have seen this style somewhere before? From his artist's statement it sounds like he works rapidly and sometimes under an influence he describes as

" ...there is sometimes a whisper, other times an unyeilding command, that compels the next step. I can’t say if that voice is my subconscious, divine inspiration, genetic memory, or some universal mathematical equation that dictates our aesthetics. But, if I listen and submit, the painting will gather strength and assert itself as it naturally unfolds, slowly revealing the invisible blueprint. There is a definitive, yet delicate, channel of energy, and to keep it flowing I need to constantly respond to the shifting rhythms of shapes, swirling lines, edges, contrasts and volume until they find their moment of wholeness."

I didn't see any YouTube videos to see him actually at work.

By the way Katya, living near Seattle, I wonder if you have visited the SAM and seen the Gauguin exhibit which ends this Sunday, April 29. If not it is well worth the price of admission.

I went and saw it a couple of weeks ago and can see why Gauguin is considered a brilliant artist in his use of color and imaginative compositions intertwining his visions of Polynesian life and culture while at the same time attempting to create marketable paintings suitable for the Parisian art buyers.

What fantastic variety of greens he used, the violets and reds are just mesmerizing and all these colors are consistent through so many of his paintings. There are about 60 Gauguin works shown in the exhibit and don't miss the (hand carved?) frames surrounding the paintings which are magnificent and fit the themes of the paintings perfectly.

Each time I see famous art in person and then go and re-reference those works in the book and computer photos I am more convinced that we miss so much when we only see the those works in photos.
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

Good to see you, Tim. Photographic abstracts are most welcome.
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I think many of you will like this.

Hey all…it has been a while since I visited here because I have been focused on recording new music, but I stumbled across a great artist named Brian Rutenburg who has put together (at this point) 17 video segments about art and his style of painting. I have seen them all and I find every one of them inspirational and informative. I just wanted to pass them along to my WC friends.
Here is the link: http://www.brianrutenbergart.com/video_doc.html
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

Hey thanks for passing this on Todd, I am working my way though them, and I'm liking it!
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

Thanking you here also Todd.
I've watched 5 so far.
Fascinating person, as well as painter.
I'm curious:
Have you begun using oils?
My first love,,,oils,,,, and his use of the medium
is fantastic.
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Re: * Eclectic Cafe * (chat or share non ab/con work)

I gotta chime in too I'm about half way through them. Fascinating and love his work! Thanks Todd
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