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My first self portrait . . .

Postby weirdpuckett » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:32 am

This is my first time at this . . .I had no idea this was going to be this . . .I am very pleased with it . . . .
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Postby Menolly » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:36 pm

I had a funny feeling this wasn't going to be a realism piece :D I like it a lot. I'm curious about the significance of the crutch?
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:15 pm

This is really, really good, man!
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Fun and Creative Portrait

Postby maggie_p_au » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:57 am

First I like the fun aspect of the image. This is a painting I would hang on my wall.

If I try to work out what it is about the work that attracts me I'd say the colours first. The red/orange stands out well against the blue/green background and gives the painting a depth and perspective that creates the 3D effect. The way the paint is applied , the
ush strokes and texture also adds substance and movement. The expression and body language of the figure is interesting. I like the negative spaces (shapes) created by the body and limbs. Also the position of the figure to the side and the artists canvas being central draws the viewer in and then the highlight and small pale blue of the figures eye (a focal point) takes the viewer to the face then around again to the canvas via the left arm, down the legs of the easel, up the figures leg and around again. Then you notice the other interesting objects which keeps you engaged with the painting and you start to wonder about the story behind the work.

Over all I have enjoyed this work.
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It's the life in your years. A
aham Lincoln. Yeah Baby!! :-)
OR Life is rather like a tin of sardines.
We're all of us looking for the key. Alan Bennett :-o
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Postby weirdpuckett » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:26 am

wow! all that huh? I guess this didn't seem like a self portrait until I looked closely at what I was doing and it occured to me that this was a self image . . .The red is passion the crutch is my stumbling,the lack of symmetry is all of significance . . .I guess you all knew that I was an unbalanced,passionate,stumbling madman already though huh? . . . . thanks for looking at this . .. Mike
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Postby Juliep » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:29 am

It's cool. I like the flow of it :D .
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Out there...

Postby rrsum » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:32 am

Mike,
utha...you should be doing graphics for wild, custom paint jobs on showcars, etc...

I wish I had your imagination and vision! :wink:
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Postby kcortese » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:15 pm

Way too cool!!! I like the way your
ain works! You just go with it!

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Postby BYart » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:37 pm

Readily agree with everyone's asessment Mike! you've definately got it going on! Keep it up!!!!
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Postby Karen Berstler » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:20 pm

Wow, I agree with everything that Maggie said, she basically took the words out of my mouth. I especially LOVE the color. I really like this style of yours.
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Good Morning

Postby Michael Ortega » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:04 am

Reminds me of an old episode of "night gallery"...

Dark hearted humour. Diabolical!
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Postby sablewand » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:44 am

Sweet, this image grabs hold and keeps you. Very expressive and free flowing. nice work.... Devonna
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