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shirly
06-03-2008, 08:48 AM
Hello everyone!

This is the Face of life ...
One half of the face is happy showing happiness and all the wonderful things of our life and the other half shows sadness and problems that we face in our lives and feel blue.
Both of the halves are equally important since if any one of them is removed(of course everyone will try to remove the sadness part) we don't have a perfect life ......
So its better to face everything that the face of life gives us!!



THe second one is a painting describing the bitter reality.....
"Life n Death are just like two faces of a coin" inseparable ...!!!!

I tried my best to use the colors right ......for happiness i used bright colors and for the sad part dull colors ....

Critics are welcome.

Let me know my mistakes so that i can learn more!

ScottF
06-03-2008, 08:50 AM
Wonderful paintings and a spot-on philosophy.

John Keats in his famous Odes came to the conclusion that if we didnīt know sadness, we could never know joy.

shirly
06-03-2008, 08:53 AM
Thanks Scottf...yes they are quite philosophical!:).

RobertSWade
06-03-2008, 11:09 AM
Such deep subjects for your tender years and both well done indeed. :|

Khalid_ipda
06-03-2008, 11:23 AM
Wonderful. Like ScottF said...'a spot-on philosophy'. Great ideas

Lee
06-03-2008, 12:05 PM
jimminy crickets! Shirly that's serious art stuff!!! both beautifully done! very nice!,

Jim Walsh
06-03-2008, 03:11 PM
your explanation adds to your excellent painting

jibes
06-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Yes, I agree. The paintings are very well done!

shirly
06-04-2008, 07:14 PM
Thanks ......RobertSWade
Thanks.....Khalid_ipda:)
Thanks......Lee:)
Thanks.......Jim Walsh
Thanks....jibes

Yes I know thats really serious stuff ......but can't be ignored!!:D:)

Rain11
06-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Wonderful stuff Shirly and very beautifully done!:)

shirly
06-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Thank you Rain11!!!!!!

irishrose
06-05-2008, 01:45 AM
Wow, Shirly, very philosophical and Picasso-like. I enjoy the theme you are working with, the life and death ... it's like the yin and yang of everything... the cycles. I love the colors and how you have broken them out into segments! Great!

shirly
06-05-2008, 07:18 PM
Thank you so much irishrose!!!!!

D Akey
06-06-2008, 11:02 AM
Beautiful. I like your take on the theme a lot.

No mistakes that I can see. Calling something as a mistake is relative anyway. You seem to be at a crossroads of sorts with your style.

The idea of life and death could mean things other than the body. Could even pertain to directions in art, changing directions away and to something, etc.

So as you have taken on this theme, it's great. Visually it's nice as well. But you could develop artistically in any number of directions based on what I see, so I have no real comment in that regard.

Keep having fun with it. It seems like a nice springboard for getting at the heart of how you consider things at any given time because you have to encapsulate a concept in a visual way. Technique generally follows one's interests.

screenpainter
06-06-2008, 10:18 PM
These are beautiful. Fascinating images Shirly. :)

shirly
06-06-2008, 10:49 PM
Thank you so much GZ and D Akey!!!
glad you all like it.
There are lots more ideas presenting this theme (life n death)....actually i studied about this theme (ying and yang as described in china) few months ago in my literature class(though it was a boring chapter)and thought of making paintings on this theme.
Thanks to everyone again!!!!:):):)

shirly
06-07-2008, 01:26 AM
Another one!!!

bisky
06-07-2008, 03:46 AM
The colors are gorgeous! :)

Taron
06-07-2008, 04:10 AM
Very explicit and just about the perfect choice of saturation for the simple clarity of it, too! But all the funny talk aside, I think it's a privilege for us to have a chance to see such a strong artistic talent- as you exhibit it here- reveal a young mind's visions so enjoyably.

Again this forum has become richer!

Thank you! :)

Caesar
06-07-2008, 05:52 AM
A bit sad, but nice. The last one is really effective. Maybe You don't know, but the theme of the skull among other objects was very popular in classic art to symbolize how ephemeral is life. :)

ScottF
06-07-2008, 06:01 AM
The "memento mori"* motif at work again, as Caesar mentioned above. Iīm glad to see you continuing this theme a bit. I like it.

*"remember that you must die"

Rowena
06-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Great work Shirly, and I like your philosophy. Very well executed!

RobertSWade
06-07-2008, 09:31 AM
Brilliant.

shirly
06-07-2008, 07:47 PM
Thank you RobertSWade:D
Thank you Rowena
Thank you ScottF:)
Thank you Caesar:)...yes the skulls here also "symbolize how ephemeral is life".
Thank you Taron:)...yes taron i agree the forum is getting richer day by day !!!!!!
Thank you bisky

heikki
06-08-2008, 01:42 AM
:)

Hei Shirly,,,,nice and strong works,,,it its difficult to paint life after death images,,,mind goes then up and down,,,,and side also:o

Good work. :p

:)

Lee
06-08-2008, 09:05 AM
Dear Shirly, this is painted soooo well!!!! what a good job you did on this one!!!

ginahobbit
06-08-2008, 12:11 PM
Wow, brilliant Shirley:)

shirly
06-08-2008, 03:59 PM
Thank you......ginahobbit:)
Thank you........Lee:)
Thank you....heikki:D...yes its really tough to think a painting that would itself explain the topic of life n death!!!!

bennyart
06-08-2008, 06:06 PM
Great ideas and all brilliantly executed!!!:)

shirly
06-09-2008, 02:19 AM
Thank you Bennyart!!!:):D

Khalid_ipda
06-09-2008, 05:03 AM
You still continue with theory....but!!! all painting very nice.:):)

idiotiQue
06-11-2008, 01:08 AM
Beautifull.
:)

I do think that both happiness and sadness give excitement in your life. :)

shirly
06-11-2008, 04:17 AM
Thanks Khalid and idiotiQue!!!!!!!:):):)