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Mairzie Dotes
04-02-2010, 10:08 AM
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The Gloop tool seemed to take temporary ownership of my adventurous
side and if that weren't enough ... the finished paintings then demanded
musical accompaniment .... metapforically speaking of course! ;)

Hope you enjoy the paintings and songs as much as I enjoyed discovering
new Gloop applications. :)


This first piece is titled .... ELECTRIC GLOOP CYCLES . The song seems
to match my love-hate recall of just coming out of a mega ice cycle
laden Pennsylvania winter.


--------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNb-mhWJfE





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Mairzie Dotes
04-02-2010, 10:35 AM
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In celebration of spring. :)



--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSw7CcAXPWk




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mannafig
04-02-2010, 10:51 AM
Both are fabulous Mair and the music compliments them perfectly:):)

Alexandra
04-02-2010, 01:20 PM
Fabulous MaryAnn!:):):):):):) Isn't this the coolest tool in the software? I tell ya, I am an addict.:o:p:D

Valerie
04-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Both are wonderful, gotta love the gloop tool.
Val

Mairzie Dotes
04-02-2010, 03:02 PM
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This painting became a perplexing endeavor because I began with
one creative concept in mind but it seemed to take on a flight of
fancy, mind set of it's own. :rolleyes:

This particular song seems to reflect this most surprising Glooplucent
inspired rendering that I have titled ... "Strange Magic." :)


----- > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLWboYFJ8GM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLWboYFJ8GM)



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Caesar
04-02-2010, 09:00 PM
Hi Mair! Welcome back!
Great outcomes and fun with this marvellous palette, the gloop pen and the rest, as far as I can see!

alkratzer
04-03-2010, 03:56 AM
Love the new work and I want to nominate a song to go with the trio (and for the work of our other gloop pen forum dignitaries as well -- you know who you are)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi1WXYHHc2s

(The titling on YouTube seems to be a misspelling --it should read: "Hang on Gloopy"):D

Al

coops
04-03-2010, 05:17 AM
These are lovely Mairzie and hurries springtime in. :)

Lee
04-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Dear Miss Mairzie, love your spring gloop paintings!! such fun, the colors weave their way around with the music, especialy like the striped one! would be a beautiful fabric print! no more icecicles!!!! woooo!!!:)

AT-TA
04-03-2010, 02:02 PM
Lovely colors, very nice abstracts Mairzie!

Lima
04-04-2010, 02:12 AM
Mairzie, as usual you show your art full of talent ... beautiful images:eek:

kenmo
04-04-2010, 02:21 AM
Very cool...

ScottF
04-04-2010, 03:35 AM
Very nicely done, Mairzie!

Mairzie Dotes
04-04-2010, 06:11 AM
Both are fabulous Mair and the music compliments them perfectly:):)


mannafig,
When I completed the "Gloop Cycles" piece on page one for some
reason I thought of the melodic, tinkling sounds that a crystal wind
chime makes then decided to add some related music to the paintings.
I am happy to know that you enjoyed the combination ... thank you
and here's wishing you a joyous Easter holiday! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-04-2010, 06:19 AM
Fabulous MaryAnn!:):):):):):) Isn't this the coolest tool in the software? I tell ya, I am an addict.:o:p:D


Alexandra,
Yes and I agree ... what fun it is to see the many applications that can
be created with the Gloop tool. A sincere thank you for such a nice reply. :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-04-2010, 06:52 AM
Dear Miss Mairzie, love your spring gloop paintings!! such fun, the colors weave their way around with the music, especialy like the striped one! would be a beautiful fabric print! no more icecicles!!!! woooo!!!:)


Dear Lee,
So nice of you to stop by to enjoy the music and gloop paintings and ...
WHAT? NO MORE ICE CYCLES? :eek: Welllllllll okay ... so it's gloopshine you
might be thinking of? Your wish is my command and if things get a little
too HOT ... please go back to the ice cycles on page one. :p ;) :)



----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrhf_zgtmAg&feature=related



P.S.
I used the Gloop tool initially then somehow lost complete control when
discovering the unbounded joys of Art Rage "Sticker" embellishments.
What fun! :) :)


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Mairzie Dotes
04-04-2010, 07:41 AM
Both are wonderful, gotta love the gloop tool.
Val



Valerie,
We should start a "Gloop Tool" fan club ... all certified, dignified, (not really!)
sorta-qualified, mostly electrified, diversified, personified and gloopified fans
are welcome. :D :D :D Many thanks for the positive response. :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-04-2010, 07:51 AM
Hi Mair! Welcome back!
Great outcomes and fun with this marvellous palette, the gloop pen and the rest, as far as I can see!



Dear Caesar,
The Art Rage tool selection and one's creative imagination has no
boundaries in this most enjoyable forum.

It is always so nice to hear from you and sincerely ... thank you! :)

D Akey
04-05-2010, 06:33 AM
Ms Dotes,

These are quite fine works, very different one from the others.

The first one is really interesting. Reminds me, since I have new babies on my mind, of perhaps umbilical chords from the artist archetype on high, the muses feeding us in the quivering bags of protoplasm (as Ren hollered at Stimpy once). . . we are receiving nourishment for our artistic inspirations, rainbow colored when put all together, each artist having their 'color' as it were, it creates a bit of a promise. Also it reminds me a bit of String Theory wherein these remind me of dimensions looked at as sheets that wobble a bit and sometimes even touch producing some interesting crossover anomalies -- or so goes the theory. Very lively image. Amazing how you can say so much with just a hint of movement with an irregular line. In Design class long ago one of the first things the instructor showed us was that the moment you have more than one you set up dynamics of how the space gets divided, comparisons, relationships and all kinds of happening stuff. There's a lot going on here.

The second one is very different. I love it for a couple reasons: I really like the textural differences. The part that recedes reminds me of fading fabric or batik, or peeling frescoes in Santorini a way, or something old that once was lively and has receded. And then you have that dynamic wavy line that is so solid on top. It creates a comparison which is actually very dynamic to my eye. It is like a translation from an ancient image to a modern perhaps? Same idea, different context, different time and place, superimposed. To me it shows 'the same but different'. And subjectively, when I just look at it and wait for an impression to gel in my head, I see a fire of color, THE eternal fire of color, like the Olympic torch to the eternal fire or whatever they call it. Same idea. So long as the fire burns, there will be creative expression. You know how looking into a fire one can see fleeting, flickering shapes that when you allow yourself to run with it, it becomes like watching fragments of images. . . well this one reminds me of a painting version of that, and by looking into that flame, we draw inspiration that we then must complete -- never grasping it whole. . . but it comes through in how we can anchor it here.

The next one is strong and delicate all at once. I love it. Again, a comparison, a contrast, a dynamic based on the qualities you have placed on the canvas. It feels like a description without nouns and verbs. A painting in which you are only allowed to use descriptive modifiers. . . very compelling. And very solid for all that limitation.

And of course, the sun. . . what can I say about that. . . he never looked so splendid and radiant. He's a good egg. I mean he looks rather sunny side up, hahaha owing to your putting a shine on it, in which the reflection indicates that there is an even brighter light that shows it in a way that one doesn't normally consider. I see it as a bit of a visual pun, a free association that turned out dare I say it. . . brilliant! Hahah.

I love them all, and I have to say that your creativity knows no bounds. It really is an amazing range of images, each very fine indeed. Well done Ms Dotes!! :):):):):) :):):):):) :):):):):) :):):):):)

(An Easter eggy cluster of smiling suns for each painting.)

Juz
04-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Very beautiful works Mairzie. I adore the first one in particular for its beautiful colour and design simplicity. :):)
I dont know if you've seen this site http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome
but some of these would make absolutely gorgeous custom fabrics.

Weeks
04-06-2010, 02:10 AM
Mairzie, cool paintings..

Is it the start of the ascension...? ;)

Best,

Weeks

foxytocin
04-06-2010, 03:15 AM
Wow, the things you learn! Well, Mairzie, we already knew you are so very nifty with your words and painted-type art...these further reinforce that knowledge.
And Juz! I'd never heard of spoonflower......oooooooooho, that is one great idea.....

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Love the new work and I want to nominate a song to go with the trio (and for the work of our other gloop pen forum dignitaries as well -- you know who you are)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi1WXYHHc2s

(The titling on YouTube seems to be a misspelling --it should read: "Hang on Gloopy"):D

Al




alkratzer,
"Hang on Gloopy" Hang On. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 07:51 AM
These are lovely Mairzie and hurries springtime in. :)


coops,
Spring is certainly a breath of fresh air and so is your lovely response,
thank you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 07:53 AM
Lovely colors, very nice abstracts Mairzie!




AT-TA,
You are so nice to respond with such kind words. Many thanks to you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 08:04 AM
Mairzie, as usual you show your art full of talent ... beautiful images:eek:




orianelima,
Oh how I wish I could paint the way I think!!! :o If I could only get on
canvas what my creative mind sees ... I might then possibly be hanging
in the gallery of fine arts ... and not by neck or feet, hopefully. :D Your
opinion is always most valued ... a sincere thank you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 08:08 AM
Very cool...



kenmo,
A gracious thank you ... Am pleased to know that you are enjoying the
paintings! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 08:10 AM
Very nicely done, Mairzie!




ScottF,
What a friend you are to respond so positively. A most gracious thank
you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Ms Dotes,

These are quite fine works, very different one from the others.

The first one is really interesting. Reminds me, since I have new babies on my mind, of perhaps umbilical chords from the artist archetype on high, the muses feeding us in the quivering bags of protoplasm (as Ren hollered at Stimpy once). . . we are receiving nourishment for our artistic inspirations, rainbow colored when put all together, each artist having their 'color' as it were, it creates a bit of a promise. Also it reminds me a bit of String Theory wherein these remind me of dimensions looked at as sheets that wobble a bit and sometimes even touch producing some interesting crossover anomalies -- or so goes the theory. Very lively image. Amazing how you can say so much with just a hint of movement with an irregular line. In Design class long ago one of the first things the instructor showed us was that the moment you have more than one you set up dynamics of how the space gets divided, comparisons, relationships and all kinds of happening stuff. There's a lot going on here.

The second one is very different. I love it for a couple reasons: I really like the textural differences. The part that recedes reminds me of fading fabric or batik, or peeling frescoes in Santorini a way, or something old that once was lively and has receded. And then you have that dynamic wavy line that is so solid on top. It creates a comparison which is actually very dynamic to my eye. It is like a translation from an ancient image to a modern perhaps? Same idea, different context, different time and place, superimposed. To me it shows 'the same but different'. And subjectively, when I just look at it and wait for an impression to gel in my head, I see a fire of color, THE eternal fire of color, like the Olympic torch to the eternal fire or whatever they call it. Same idea. So long as the fire burns, there will be creative expression. You know how looking into a fire one can see fleeting, flickering shapes that when you allow yourself to run with it, it becomes like watching fragments of images. . . well this one reminds me of a painting version of that, and by looking into that flame, we draw inspiration that we then must complete -- never grasping it whole. . . but it comes through in how we can anchor it here.

The next one is strong and delicate all at once. I love it. Again, a comparison, a contrast, a dynamic based on the qualities you have placed on the canvas. It feels like a description without nouns and verbs. A painting in which you are only allowed to use descriptive modifiers. . . very compelling. And very solid for all that limitation.

And of course, the sun. . . what can I say about that. . . he never looked so splendid and radiant. He's a good egg. I mean he looks rather sunny side up, hahaha owing to your putting a shine on it, in which the reflection indicates that there is an even brighter light that shows it in a way that one doesn't normally consider. I see it as a bit of a visual pun, a free association that turned out dare I say it. . . brilliant! Hahah.

I love them all, and I have to say that your creativity knows no bounds. It really is an amazing range of images, each very fine indeed. Well done Ms Dotes!! :):):):):) :):):):):) :):):):):) :):):):):)

(An Easter eggy cluster of smiling suns for each painting.)



D Akey,
Being recently blessed with a new grandson sheds new and wondrous
concepts of interpretation and I am honored that you have considered
the ice cyle painting in such a poetic light and yes ... I also see the
umbilical cord, protoplasm resemblence now that you mentioned it.

The second floral abstract began with the Gloop tool then took on the
textured effect while experimenting with the "Flat" blending tool setting.
The end result did not appear gloopish but gloop created it definitely is.

The third abstract began as a journey into a surprise ending with my
creative juices taking a left turn (possibly because I am left handed!)
then wondering ... "What the heck happened ... thought I was going
to paint a pretty rainbow!" :eek: :D

and oh my gosh ... "sunny side up" is a perfect analogy for "Hot Hot Hot"
though that particular sun can also be very intuitive. It shines when one
will least expect it to. Rainy days are noooooooo match for this spunky
show off! A radiant gem of a glow ball he is and if I were the moon .....
I think I might consider tripping the light fantastic with such a "hot" item
... metaphorically speaking of course!

Your insightful critiques are always depth inspired, touching and quite
inspirational while sprinkled throughout with a generous helping of light
hearted whimsey.

A most sincere thank you for such a gracious response and ... Pardon ???
I could be in error but ... pardon again??? Did you just happen to mention
something about ............ String Theory ??? :) :) :) :) :) :)


~~~~~~~~ > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFMtBibwrgY


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Mairzie Dotes
04-12-2010, 09:30 AM
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On special request from a friend, I picked up the Gloop tool instead of
doing something importent like running the sweeper. :eek: This is what I
ended up with then thought of the below song who's title loosely refers
to the starry painting while also honoring a well recognized artist. :)



-------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJjNAn84hTM



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alkratzer
04-12-2010, 11:18 AM
Sweeping is overrated. Your painting however is terrific!

Mairzie Dotes
04-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Sweeping is overrated. Your painting however is terrific!



alkratzer,
Your positive response is too kind, a gracious thank you :) but must say
that I ran into problems posting it earlier. The original painting is much
more defined and crisp. I had made several attempts to post the painting
but when it appeared, the quality of the image was degraded, fuzzed
up so to speak. I then reduced the painting to an acceptable png. size,
tried to post it once more but for some strange reason my jpg. rendition
would appear again ... the png. REFUSED TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED, PERIOD!
Each time that I tried to re post it, the same image irregularity occured
so I finally gave up in total frustration and allowed the degraded piece to
post as is. No fair because the piece is much more eye appealing than
the one that is presented here. :(

I understand that the forum is in the process of being revamped, cannot
access Gallery, General Chat, or any of the links at this point. This
temporary glitch may be why my "Starry Starry Night" painting is viewer
compromised.

The only way I could access this, my thread to read and respond to your
reply was through your Art Rage related email notice that I received at
my home this evening. Here's hoping that when I click the "Submit Reply"
button you will receive my sincere thank you! My fingers are now crossed,
wish me luck and ... here goes! :confused: :)

Rowena
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Ah, these are all fine works and I particularly favor the first one :D

Mairzie Dotes
04-13-2010, 04:26 AM
Ah, these are all fine works and I particularly favor the first one :D



Rowena,
Your opinion is always valued and happy to hear that you fancy the first
entry, "Gloop Cycles." It was fun to do and a vivid reminder of the cold
snap we had here not to long ago. A sincere thank you! :)

jibes
04-14-2010, 11:52 AM
All most excellent but the last one makes me dizzy! :)

D Akey
04-14-2010, 05:14 PM
"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Mairzone!"


My dear Ms Dotes, you have created the umbilicus of a new yin yang being born. We are entering a new age, a new epoch -- the Zodialogical Spin Cycle.

Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnn. . . . :):):):):):D:D:D:D:):):):):)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3jzlyNIpc&NR=1

DYNAMIC!!!!!!!! Beautiful job. . .My dear Ms Dotes. . .

Mairzie Dotes
04-15-2010, 06:56 AM
All most excellent but the last one makes me dizzy! :)



jibes,
Thank you for the gracious response but soooo sorry that "Starry Starry
Night" has you spinning and ... might I assume clock wise? If so, please
stand on your head, click your heels three times while rotating COUNTER
CLOCKWISE. There ya go ... feel better now? ;) :D :D :D :) :) :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-15-2010, 08:06 AM
"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Mairzone!"


My dear Ms Dotes, you have created the umbilicus of a new yin yang being born. We are entering a new age, a new epoch -- the Zodialogical Spin Cycle.

Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnn. . . . :):):):):):D:D:D:D:):):):):)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3jzlyNIpc&NR=1

DYNAMIC!!!!!!!! Beautiful job. . .My dear Ms Dotes. . .



D Akey,
It was late at night, was in a starry sky indigo mood, took the Gloop tool
in my hand and the quick painting was the result. Your most impressive
response is much appreciated and a heartfelt thank you. Your most
insightful critiques are, as always, a pleasure to receive and prompts the
likes of me to continue to express myself through this notable forum. :)

Sadly to say, outer galactic interferences unknown to me transformed
the original content of the painting into a blurred rendition when posted.
I attempted to repost several times as a jbg. then as a png. but the
endeavors failed and I finally gave up. I may make yet another attempt
to repost the piece so that it will appear with it's painterly integrity
intact and ....

oh ... one more thing.... below is an accurate expressive reaction of me
viewing your funny "Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnn" video's. :D :D :D :D :D :)


-----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iys86OcXPY8&feature=related




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Mairzie Dotes
04-17-2010, 01:45 PM
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Apparently the previous "Starry Starry Night" ( that regrettably and
ocularly effected jibes ) was sized too spacially large and therefore
rendering the detail almost unrecognizable when first posted. I have
reduced the piece so that it may be viewed as it was originally painted
and ... please jibes ... you might consider preparing yourself by first
laying down on the floor before glancing at your screen. ;) :D :D :)


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D Akey
04-19-2010, 07:19 PM
I see what you mean Ms Dotes. It is far more detailed and care shows where it didn't appear in the lower rez one.

Hey, like they used to say in Art School, at least in the one I went to, presentation is crucial. I mean how can someone fully appreciate work where the presentation does not show it in the best way possible.

Well, thanks for sticking with it and bringing forward a real gem.

I now see this as a pathway of radiant cosmic energy being channeled into the future in something like a single helix held like illuminated fluorescent gas in a tube. It feels like movement. Very evocative work. Brava! :):):):):)

Mairzie Dotes
04-20-2010, 06:10 AM
I see what you mean Ms Dotes. It is far more detailed and care shows where it didn't appear in the lower rez one.

Hey, like they used to say in Art School, at least in the one I went to, presentation is crucial. I mean how can someone fully appreciate work where the presentation does not show it in the best way possible.

Well, thanks for sticking with it and bringing forward a real gem.

I now see this as a pathway of radiant cosmic energy being channeled into the future in something like a single helix held like illuminated fluorescent gas in a tube. It feels like movement. Very evocative work. Brava! :):):):):)



D Akey,
Ohhhhh ... out of the mouth of bards ... and yes I agree, presentation is
everything!!! The initially posted "Starry Starry Night" certainly is not a
masterpiece by any means but in it's fuzzed up debut I should have titled
the piece ... "Galactic Smoke Gets in Your Eye's!" :D Had no idea what
the problem was until I tried reducing the image then reposting.

The painting was only an express flight Gloop tool excursion to the outer
limits, did not spend much time on creating it, but the first unacceptable
rendition continued to bother me, not unlike one table that I might have
forgotten to dust. That forlorn table will continue to metaphorically
whimper at me until I go back and make it (and me!) happy.

Your "attention to details" understanding and positive critique is much
appreciated ... many happy thank you's! :) :) :) :) :) :)