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01-03-2010, 07:18 PM
I posted this recently in my AR3 thread. Several people suggested I give this its own thread because often paintings are being missed in the big thread.. So I'm will start giving paintings their own threads again but continue to also post them in my AR3 thread as an archive too.

These two similar but different paintings were exploring ways to assemble two different ideas. The same painting base is used to carry the original idea in two different directions, building both ideas simultaneously. These were fun and interesting to build (somewhat challenging) and I hope you enjoy them. Comments and commentary are welcomed.:)
100% AR3sp
Airbrush, Ink Pen, Oil Paint Brush, Tube Paint, Glitter, a tiny bit Sticker Spray Gun, Palette Knife, Eraser. 24 layers. No filters or borrowed stencils.

Visual effects designed into the paintings are better observed by blowing them up full-screen and viewing at a distance.

01-03-2010, 07:31 PM
Looks like a wall of beautiful colors. Well done byron :)

01-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Evart - thanks a bundle. :)

01-04-2010, 12:45 AM
Byron these are terrific I esoecially like the 2nd one.

01-04-2010, 04:16 AM
Wow-zie...Bryon! Both of these are just so bold and beautiful!!! I just love your mix of colors and textures. It makes me want to reach out and touch them.

01-04-2010, 04:28 AM
Byron, I am so happy that you are doing this. Sometimes it will show as having already been read, and I have overlooked so many. I posted before on this one, I think it is fantastic!:):):):)

01-04-2010, 06:10 AM
Sandy, Eileen, Valerie: thanks so much - much appreciated. :):):):)

Sandy, also appreciate the feedback on giving paintings their own threads too. Thanks bunches.

01-04-2010, 09:26 AM
Byron wonnderful colors. Fantastic textures. Wow, great abstractions.:eek:

01-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Thanks Oriane, as ever much appreciated my friend. :)

01-04-2010, 07:59 PM
I was looking at these two abstract paintings few days ago, then got busy. However, they stays in my head because of the heavy textures, layering and your usual Pink palette.

This time as your title has stated, the illusion, let me have so many images in these..but still can't see what you are based from..or maybe you simply just let the tools led you. So, instead, ha, I am counting on those 24 layers and all your tools ....and also put them side by side, flipping them quickly....and then, i see how the 3D look changes to transparent effect, and create that eye illusion . Like from 3D terrain looking up above then covers with the rainbow. My imagination.

Maybe, you will interest, what kind of images I see at first sight. The top one I saw two 3D sculpture faces on the top left. The bottom one, I see two gypsy ladies dancing. :)

01-05-2010, 05:48 AM
Pai, thanks a bunch. I love your interpretations and the way you like to try to figure things out -- figure out how an artist got from A to Z. That's half the enjoyment for me too engaging other people's paintings. For me it a little like solving puzzles while at the same time seeing things (or trying to see things) through someone else's eyes. :):):):):)

L Skylar Brown
01-05-2010, 05:56 AM
I sure have a long way to go to approach anything you do in abstractions!!!!!!!!!!!

01-05-2010, 06:08 AM
Byron, I will be watching you to see what I can learn and boy do I have a lot to learn in AR LOL :D, you are amazing :)

01-05-2010, 08:42 AM
Frustration - thanks much. I'm loving your posts and paintings. Keep 'em coming.

SKB: You sure have the experience mixed with "the touch" you old master. No matter what you tackle it's going to turn out sublime. I've enjoyed your recent posts venturing into the abstract. I know magic is forthcoming - it's in your blood down to the DNA. :):):)