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Old 11-02-2018, 10:38 AM
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Innocent Convict - Not for the easily triggered

I'm very busy adapting to a new way of painting and loving it very much.

This is another attempt. I've tried to let go realism a bit more - in colors, light, anatomy, etc - and paint more expressionistically. The theme is a bit dark, but it is what was 'in the paint'. The style is perhaps a bit too 'Mel McCuddin-y', but I have to start somewhere on my new path!


Innocent Convict - 40x50cm/16"x20"

I don't know if anyone's interested, but I always like some close up shots so:




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Ochre....I thought "Modigliani" right away in style.
Very cool painting......a bit daunting in subject, but I like your new method.
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Re: Innocent Convict - Not for the easily triggered

The blues in the skin tones are fantastic. Very creative, striking and well-judged.

Something seems wrong or off with the background. Not sure, though...
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Re: Innocent Convict - Not for the easily triggered

goin' down, down, down... very good subject&rendering, agreeing on the background. when is black the blackest? maybe tied to innocence😉
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Re: Innocent Convict - Not for the easily triggered

My instant reaction to this is that I wouldn't have this hanging on my wall. For many reasons.
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Re: Innocent Convict - Not for the easily triggered

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Ochre....I thought "Modigliani" right away in style.
Very cool painting......a bit daunting in subject, but I like your new method.
I can see certainly the Modigliani connection. Not bad company to be in if you want to go in a more expressionistic direction! Thanks very much for your encouraginw words! There's more to come, most of it not as 'dark'.

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The blues in the skin tones are fantastic. Very creative, striking and well-judged.

Something seems wrong or off with the background. Not sure, though...
Thanks! The blues (and other colors) were a gift from the underpainting. I had to resist my urge to cover it all up, but I'm glad I didn't. The background has a lot of glare in the picture. Is that what's off, or is there something else? IRL the background is darker and you can see some colors from the underpainting shining through.

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goin' down, down, down... very good subject&rendering, agreeing on the background. when is black the blackest? maybe tied to innocence😉
Thank you! The background is nicer IRL. Or would you prefer a light background?

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My instant reaction to this is that I wouldn't have this hanging on my wall. For many reasons.
I suspect most people wouldn't have this on their walls! It's not everybody's cup of tea. Mostly because of the depressing subject matter. The style could put someone off as well. But those are only two reasons, so I'm curious about the 'many reasons'.
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"Or would you prefer a light background?"

no!
i appreciate the grotesque, the gut ripping honesty, it doesn't connect so much as reminds of a pre-existing connection.
what you describe sounds perfect, especially regarding the sensation of depth and a contrast in the background. photography can really maim a painting.
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Ha! I like it. Nice graphic image. I agree with Dcam about Modigliani.
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Ha! I like it. Nice graphic image. I agree with Dcam about Modigliani.
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Ha! I like it. Nice graphic image. I agree with Dcam about Modigliani.
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[...] photography can really maim a painting.
Especially when you're not a very good photographer...


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Ha! I like it. Nice graphic image. I agree with Dcam about Modigliani.
Thanks a lot!

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