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Postby SER » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:08 pm

Tell me what you think!
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Postby Singular » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:11 pm

wonderful work. Extremely well done.

all the best,
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:15 pm

The Nicest thing! E
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:12 pm

Perhaps a little to much white. But very well drawed. And good detail. Maybe a little more color would advance it.
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Postby ehoeveler » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:13 am

Good point, John. E
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wonderful...

Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:11 am

Hard to critique something that is so pleasing to the eye.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:34 am

I don't want to stir a controversy here, this is a well-intented and technically nicely done painting. But...am I the only one who thinks there's something not right about this kiss? It comes across more like a kiss a lover would give to his sweetheart. Please don't feel offended, if nobody else sees this, it could be only me and just ignore me. Erika
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WELL!

Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:29 am

Some guys just like older women....
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:13 am

:) .Michael, I assumed it was a mother-son moment. If it's not, I've no problem with it. E
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Postby SER » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:36 pm

Putting my work out like this is new to me. I appreciate all and any comments. I was just totally shocked to read yours Erika. That was a first. I thought I was capturing a warm and tender moment between an old woman and her Grandson. I guess we all see what we want to see. Not offended, thanks. SER
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Postby Irina » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:49 pm

O my God, Erica! HOW? COULD? YOU?! :D Michael!!! :D

Don't worry SER, they are just playing with your mind! I hope!
THE ONLY ONE WAY to see it is as a representation of a MOTHER-SON connection! ONLY!
Great work! Impressed!
Can you post more of the similar work (with people) here? Let us see more!
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PS: However: after the suggestions by Michael and Erica it is hard to get rid of such prespective... :D :D :D :D
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:01 pm

SER wrote: I thought I was capturing a warm and tender moment between an old woman and her Grandson.

THE WAY you're illustrating that moment it's a bit extreme in my opinion. And I felt a need to let you know about it. It would have been much easier to just keep quiet about it, trust me. Erika
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Postby Singular » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:12 pm

Erika Takacs wrote:
SER wrote: I thought I was capturing a warm and tender moment between an old woman and her Grandson.

THE WAY you're illustrating that moment it's a bit extreme in my opinion. And I felt a need to let you know about it. It would have been much easier to just keep quiet about it, trust me. Erika


I know what you mean. Sometimes it's much easier to say nothing, especially when your opinion is different than most.
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Postby Irina » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:13 pm

Erica:
Depending on the mentality, nationality and tradition, some people will see this image as over-the-top exaggerated! Americans will - without a doubt. But take some mid-eastern families - Persians or Arabs for instant, and this will appear so normal - an occasional kiss that is so common and well expected! I'm Russian, so to us this would be way to much; my husband is Persian - and it's normal to see such an affection with-in their families!
So what you might see as a bit too much, the other half of the world will never question!
SER - what nationality are you, if not a secret?
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Postby SER » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:24 pm

Irina, I am a third generation American. I will post more work soon for you to see. Erika, I appreciate your opinion. SER
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Postby Irina » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:35 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
then where the idea came from?
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Postby SER » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:55 pm

A friend and I went into New york City and took photographs of people. She was actually an old bag lady, and he a junky. They were very scruffy and dirty. The only similarity with the photo was the positioning of the bodies. Although it would have been interesting as is, I wanted to portray it as a warm loving moment. The original picture was very depressing, it was two people sharing a common bond. (down and out). SER
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good morning

Postby Michael Ortega » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:16 am

to clarify my earlier comments...yes I was just teasing... 8)

once again...a very well done and evocative piece!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:57 am

SER, the original photo would make a very strong painting as well. Some of the most memorable artworks are depressive in nature. I enjoyed reading the story behind your painting and am looking forward to seeing more of your works, Erika
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Postby SER » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:17 am

Thank-you Michael. I will add another painting later when I can get some help. I am computer illiterate but have plans to master this contraption soon. SER
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