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six new paintings

These three are mine.

Max painted two. One was a significant deviation from his usual style--far simpler, or more subtly complex, and really in actuality more complex because the level of noise is reduced.

Jill painted one--it's her second (ever, ish, and it's really amazing; scary, even.).

I suppose after that teaser I should show you all of them but I only actually took pictures (blurry, it seems) of mine. When they dry in a month or two... and I need to come up with some CMS for my dad's paintings and my mom's existence.

I also beaded a gourd in a gourd-beading (shakeray?) class with two of my parents' new friends. They were both very cool. It was a good weekend. I made minimal progress on imaginaries, but even that was pretty good; not what I'd intended, but good. Now it's nearly 1am and I should really be heading to sleep, but I'm drinking coffee because it's good. :) [[mmmmmmmmocha]]

Maybe I should make a 3d art section on my page. I did take a picture of the beaded gourd. I could probably take better pictures. It is _not_ well done, but it was interesting and fun and such. I suppose there's a lot more 3d stuff I could put up as well, but that will come. That will come.

Missing Amy considerably, which warms my heart. :)

Played starcraft with Max today. He's pretty good, especially for not having played against a non-computer opponent before. He got bad luck on the draw against computers, and I threw him off by existing, but it was really good to play (against) him, and I look forward to playing (with) him in the future; I far prefer the 'top versus bottom' game style versus the competitive-versus-people-I-know style; playing against someone is very stressful. I think I played my best terran games ever (probably luck, largely), but man. I was really nervous.

Looking forward to a starcraft tournament Aug 20-29 I signed up for. I really don't know how I compare to people I don't know. I'm sure there are people much, much better than me. But ... we will see. It would be cool to even just qualify. I have no idea what that would mean, but it would be cool. Some recognition for all the time I squirrel away on this ever-addictive game? :)


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Aug. 16th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)

i like the way your paintings are more cerebral than representational. they have a soul. your gestures hint at a subconscious meaning and the color gives as much of an idea as the imagery. it's something i've often strived for, but i think that art school drummed it out of me. nice job.
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
the subconscious is all I've got going, so I'm glad it hits something. I wish they could be cerebral _and_ representational, but that will come with time if I just actually apply myself that direction. Supposedly.

Autumn leaves came from shadows falling on the canvas. Carefully sketching out every bit, then filling in the black around and in, the blue around and in, and then the flame colors painstakingly inside. So tedius. :)

Waterfall was of course my usual: spots of color in circles, and then I ran with the shadow idea for the third (they're in reverse chrono order in the art section, now). shadow was actually just where my shadow fell, and then the inner shadow of the painting frame around and behind. the only whisp of possible originality is in the whisps of hair and the weird squirrelling in the shadow itself. it's very 3d in person. almost scary and surprising sitting on the wall--you forget about it and then there's a person standing there.
Aug. 16th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Neat hair
Nice hair, dude. I really like it!

Oh wait, you wanted me to comment on the pictures, right?

Aug. 16th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: Neat hair


that goat is old. very old. I tried one again recently but decided it was too much workk. or something. I forget.
Aug. 16th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Neat hair
But I liked the goatee!

It was very, you know, beatnik.

Aug. 16th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Neat hair
just like me, eh? :)

so--know any bigshot lawyers that need a few choice original paintings? ;)

They're on SALE!!!!!!
Aug. 23rd, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Neat hair
"so--know any bigshot lawyers that need a few choice original paintings? ;)"

Afraid not! How goes the sale, by the way?
Aug. 23rd, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Neat hair
untouched, so far. :/
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
"Autumn Leaves" is awesome. Should you decided you want to part with it, let me know.
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
Paintings are for parting. It'll be dry in about a month. Make me an offer :)
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