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  • CarlOwen - Moderator
  • Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm
  • Last visited: Sat May 27, 2017 10:07 am
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Carl Owen
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Age: 71
  • Occupation: Artist
  • Interests: creating objects of beauty, new experiences, travel and learning
  • About Me: I am an artist. Always have been an artist and shall always be an artist. My first painting was done on Christmas day after receiving my first art set under the tree at the age of four. My last painting has not yet been produced.
    To me as an artist, there is a knife’s edge between order and chaos, between style and ability, between realism and abstraction, and between do and try. If asked to paint a realism painting, it would not be done. A photograph would do the same task. The desire to demonstrate peer acceptable artistic ability would only be a wasting of time. To perform an artistic social statement about the realities of the world would be the act of a fool. When creating an object of beauty, either it is done with success as an accomplished task, or failure is the result. There is never try with the endeavor of creating a work of art.
    There is a genre of art that this artist will do not do. It is disagreeable and has no need for any artist to produce. This so-call art is sexually explicit, human degrading, socially outrageous or horrific and terrifying objects referred to as art. It is called "Shock Art". The only message it sends is that of a cry from artists to look at them. Shock Art is worthless. All of my artistic endeavours are aimed at making objects of beauty.
    There is something deep in us human beings that instinctively knows, appreciates and desires ownership of objects of beauty. And after all words, excuses and rationale vanish, it is the work of art that stands there or hangs on a wall all alone commanding the viewer to accept or reject it solely upon the viewer's decision. So my efforts are aimed at making that work of art own the ability to command the viewer's attention. This is my life’s quest.

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by jenn_iam on Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 am
Im here.. just got swamped on some film projects. :)
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by fredain2 on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:39 am
Hello Carl, you are right if you feel it that way, and interprétations are so subjectives that there must be as many interprétations as there're individuals, i suppose. It's true that solitude could be a choice for someone to live in happiness; it's a choice of life therefore, the "solitude" notion should not have a negative connotation. But we live in a gregarious society in which solitude might be seen (wrongfully) in a negative way. Terms are terms i suppose, but as far as i'm concerned, i love being alone for the most part, yet, i don't know why, but i would not represent the solitude feeling in a colorfull way in my créations. Why, i don't know! The word itself sounds pejorative to my ears:) I just gave a point of vieuw about your pic insisting on the fact that it was subjective and my opinion only.:)
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by fredain2 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Carl, i took the liberty of commenting on your painting hoping that you would have enough time to submit another masterpiece to take part in the contest. As i already told you, i don't know the mentality of the jury on here... but i know that they often judge the pieces of art in an intellectual way (sometimes too much:)). And it's sometimes more important to fit perfectly a theme regardless of the esthetic way of creating a painting. But maybe i was wrong?
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by fredain2 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Hello Carl! not only would it be a great pleasure to have you in my friend's list but it would also be a honor!:)
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by Jukka Nopsanen on Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:10 am
Thank you, Carl, for your kind comments on my Elks! Nice to hear!
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by Moondawg one six on Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:46 pm
Thank you for your kind comments on my Alexandre Sophia M_____ The shading that you mentioned is basically my scanner which is old, and sucks, and I am too lazy to replace it. Again thank you.
by jgdavis on Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:02 pm
Actually Carl I cannot make any comments on anyone's work. I am logged in so don't understand?
by jgdavis on Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Hi Carl, thank you very much for your kind comments on my "Gloria" painting, as always Carl you do encourage me and I very much appreciate that. I'm unable to make a reply comment back to you on that page. I wonder if others are having the same problem? Thanks again Glenda
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Re: Grand Canyon VI on Sat May 27, 2017 10:01 am View the latest post
Good morning. Worked about two hours on this yesterday and only got this far with only one post. P...
Re: Grand Canyon V on Sat May 27, 2017 6:58 am View the latest post
Good morning. Glad I made you smile....
Re: Grand Canyon V on Thu May 25, 2017 9:14 pm View the latest post
Good evening. Well, I got to work on a spot that did not depend on drying paint as it was already d...
Re: Cleaned Up Elk Painting on Thu May 25, 2017 6:19 pm View the latest post
Nice Joseph. Much improved....
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Good afternoon Joseph. I saw and commented on you stag painting. Thanks for your comments. Answer...

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