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Three paintings

[edit: the userpic is an older painting. ;) ]

It's apparently been over a year since the last time I painted. And it had been eons more since the time before that, before I painted with any sort of pretense of regularity.

The one that was completely fresh, I don't quite like--but it's growing on me. The two others were started a few months ago, but left to dry to be painted over. I think I did a great job salvaging them. :)

The Sun Wakes

Hungry Sea

Cosmic Heart Flare

(clicky to embiggen some--with a warning that they're not the best photos :/ )


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Nov. 11th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Nice! I know nothing about art, but I know what I like. And I love the way you've used the colors on Flare and Sea. Very nice indeed - perhaps you should do more of this painting thing!
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) The painting thing comes and goes. I'm thrilled that I was able to salvage those two:

heart had had a very dark core and no balance; I changed the deep red to the flowing red/yellow, added the orange flames (actually added a bunch more but the orange/red went over them as I figured out what I was doing), and added the top and right yellow lines for balance).

Hungry Sea was just plain (and also unbalanced). There'd been no sea, just a strip of graying brown. But blue-ing things, making it flow, and pulling it up into the other parts of the painting really helped.

Thanks for the comment!
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
I think they worked very well.

Now you need to wait for the art critics (I'm sure there are plenty out there!).
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
LOL @ critic... makes me think of the intro to History of the World, Part I. :-D
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Nov. 11th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)

No cats.


Oh, DUH. My ljicon! LOL

Edited at 2008-11-11 11:16 pm (UTC)
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Oh this is so nice...

I love the hungry sea one and the top one that makes me think of a cat. The colors are amazing. They're muted and bright at the same time. Love that gray you worked in on that top picture.
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
:hehe: The userpic wasn't recent all that recent (and has been photoshopped a bit). The original is currently owned by buffysquirrel. :)

Based on a doodle I did, it's called Cat with Yarn on Rug:

Nov. 12th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I like your art work. That you paint is wonderful and I say do it for as long as you can and when you can. :)
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

One problem with physical paintings is you have to find them good homes or they crowd. I've got stacks and stacks--and some are decent ;) Hard drive space is MUCH cheaper than sq. footage.
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
very good looking stuff!

My favorite has got to be The Sun Wakes. :D
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Thanks :D

That's my least favorite ;) But I don't quite like the style of it, and it's not at all what I actually wanted to paint. I'm thrilled if people like it, though. I'll take what I can get ;) And if. Something. Something. What? Lost my train of thought... oh, yeah. If enough people like it maybe I won't futz with it later. :)

I'm still having trouble visualizing what I wanted to paint, which is at least half of the problem; and the other half is just my technical ability is pretty low. :)
Nov. 12th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
haha Isn't there a saying somewhere or at least a... something about how the work you dislike the most might be the best you've ever done? Or something to that effect. ;) In my opinion, it really is a neat painting of something I would have never even dreamed of. And a lot of accidents are todays best inventions. ;)

Let it be known that your technical ability is far past mine. ;)

I seem to always visualize paintings or comics as if I was ever able to draw/paint. No problem dreaming up something for some reason. I do that often with stories or if I have an opinion about something that ends up being funny. Kind of makes me want to start another stick person webcomic for the internetz to moan about. lol. i don't know what the point of saying that was. I just typed. xD
Nov. 12th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
. Kind of makes me want to start another stick person webcomic for the internetz to moan about.

You should. ;) You know, or work on a computer game. Or your writing. Or both. While skanking. On a football field ;)
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)

there will be a time when you're going to have to ask me to stop programming and take a break. You wait and see. ;) And the writing is being worked on - sort of. In a way, I guess. :) and if I could skank. I'd be down on that floor quicker than quick...sand? Bad example.

And I need to learn how to use PaintShop Pro first. :P
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
learn by doing, learn by doing. :)

Actually you might have a more interesting time of things if you did your drawing in something less standard (just a random thought). Project Dogwaffle, maybe. :)
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
nice work, k.
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Thanks :D

And for the amusing comments.
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
I dig those! Keep painting! =]
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Thanks :D
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