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Mairzie Dotes
04-20-2010, 07:32 PM
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Decided to see what kind of "water" effect I could create with the now
famous Gloop tool and this is the result. For lack of a better description
I have titled this painting "Adrift" since this silly heart seems to be taking
a rock infested boating excursion without benefit of oars and a life jacket.
:eek: ;) :)



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coops
04-20-2010, 08:08 PM
Dear Mairzie, yes the gloop tool is a fine tool is it not and you used it so very well. This is a fine painting but somehow makes me feel a little sad.

Alexandra
04-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Beautiful painting MaryAnn. It makes me sad as well. I think anyone who has fallen in love and lost has felt this very thing.:( You painting a strong feeling so so well.

Dany51
04-20-2010, 11:40 PM
As long as you still feel you have a heart you are alive,
what a heart travel on a pack ice, refreshing !!
The water looks excellent but no doubt
must be very cold, I can say
after it's color.:cool::)

Belvrog
04-21-2010, 10:46 AM
Looking at it and well I thought the heart had just arrived. Now I've read your description. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

:D:D

Despite its most depressing theme, it's really beautiful Mair.

Mairzie Dotes
04-21-2010, 11:09 AM
Dear Mairzie, yes the gloop tool is a fine tool is it not and you used it so very well. This is a fine painting but somehow makes me feel a little sad.



coops,
So happy that you like the painting, thank you ! :) I felt like painting
"something" before I retired last night, something quick I thought and
started experimenting with the chalk tool that I often neglect and came
up with a couple of forms that looked like rocks so then I thought of
water and what I could do with the Gloop tool to represent ripples. The
painting looked a bit lack luster ... it needed some color. I love hearts,
decided to add it for lack of painting something less attractive like a
lobster... :eek: which would have taken waaay too long to create with all
of those spindly legs! :D :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-21-2010, 11:35 AM
Beautiful painting MaryAnn. It makes me sad as well. I think anyone who has fallen in love and lost has felt this very thing.:( You painting a strong feeling so so well.


Alexandra,
Gosh, did not want to make anyone sad. Good information indicates that
this heart is an Aquarion, just looooooves water, is an accomplished
Olympic swimmer and ... not to mention ... that is one vibrant, blushing
boater who may only be adrift for the fun and adventure of it. :D As
always, thank you for your sincere and most kind response. :)

Juz
04-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Wonderful Mairzie, i love how the cracked stone slabs reveal the gloopalicious water :):)

AT-TA
04-21-2010, 03:24 PM
Very original, Mairzie,creative and story telling.I think, you could put the heart in a little boat, not to get scratched up and hurt too much... so when it gets to the destiny point, will still be strong and healthy maybe for the new beginnings and new adventures. Lovely evening pic....like it a lot and am looking for more...and thank you here... for the kind and lovely comments to my pics. They are always appreciated...

Mairzie Dotes
04-21-2010, 07:25 PM
Very original, Mairzie,creative and story telling.I think, you could put the heart in a little boat, not to get scratched up and hurt too much... so when it gets to the destiny point, will still be strong and healthy maybe for the new beginnings and new adventures. Lovely evening pic....like it a lot and am looking for more...and thank you here... for the kind and lovely comments to my pics. They are always appreciated...


AT-TA,
Many things can be inspirational and in this case, EB's recent piece,
"Water and Rocks" prompted me to give the Chalk and Gloop tools a
try in creating my own rendition of these forms. I use the image of
a heart in many of my paintings, some understated ... for example,
in a painterly snow drift. In this case, if I was going to title the piece,
"Adrift" ... (which where my sleepy eyes were going!) SOMEONE had
to be sitting on one of those rocks! 'Twas late, should have been
asleep, but that Art Rage "gotta paint" feeling came over me and this
painting was the conclusion ... the urge fulfilled, then to bed and
"adrift" in dreamland I went. Now to paint my dream ... ohhhhhhhhhhh
decisions, decisions! :D

Many thanks for your thoughtful and positive response. :)

Caesar
04-21-2010, 08:23 PM
The bad news for that heart is that it's adrift; the good news is that it's not cracked, like the rock underneath. :D
Dear Mair, whenever You feel the urge to paint, I guess there's part of You like some sort of message You wish, either consciously or not, put in a bottle and let it go adrift.
This might be the case perhaps. Rather than sadness I can perceive a sort resignation without desperation instead, with a very intimate sense of light and hope sparkling in the mists of drowsiness ...
OK, whatever I said, it's an interesting entry (and I'm very far from being a psychologist) :D

foxytocin
04-21-2010, 11:55 PM
Yes, but the heart's color remains so very vitally red.....

Mairzie Dotes
04-22-2010, 03:58 AM
As long as you still feel you have a heart you are alive,
what a heart travel on a pack ice, refreshing !!
The water looks excellent but no doubt
must be very cold, I can say
after it's color.:cool::)



Dany51,
Hearts are often refreshed right after taking an invigorating dunk in a
cold stream, that is ... if a cold shower isn't readily available! No wonder
that heart is so pinked up! :D I always enjoy reading your in depth
interpretations. :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-22-2010, 07:14 AM
The bad news for that heart is that it's adrift; the good news is that it's not cracked, like the rock underneath. :D
Dear Mair, whenever You feel the urge to paint, I guess there's part of You like some sort of message You wish, either consciously or not, put in a bottle and let it go adrift.
This might be the case perhaps. Rather than sadness I can perceive a sort resignation without desperation instead, with a very intimate sense of light and hope sparkling in the mists of drowsiness ...
OK, whatever I said, it's an interesting entry (and I'm very far from being a psychologist) :D




Dear Caesar,
Your response is a perfect example of why creative minds are so agile and
interesting. We may all look at an image and add our own interpretations
which may be quite different. The conclusion may depend on something
as simple as sliding out of the wrong side of the bed in the morning but by
afternoon our senses might reawaken with delight when the ordered pizza
is delivered, piping hot, just the way we like it. :D Adrift in the sea of life
this heart could possibly well be with each day offering a new beginning ...
what better a metaphor.

A sincere thank you for such a touching response and ... I am also veeery
happy (pardon!) to hear that you are not also a psychologist because if
that profession might be mixed with your "exuberant" creative talents as
an artist ... you may, and just may mind you ... entertain the thought to
schedule an appointment for us in the "After Nine" thread for a ... a ... a ...
thorough (gulp!) examination!!! :eek: :D :D :D :D :D ;) :)

Dany51
04-23-2010, 05:35 AM
Dany51,
Hearts are often refreshed right after taking an invigorating dunk in a
cold stream, that is ... if a cold shower isn't readily available! No wonder
that heart is so pinked up! :D I always enjoy reading your in depth
interpretations. :)

At the first look I saw a heart in spring time when in the Arctic waters ice become movable , as we are in April, it's the season :)
Of cause, is not necessary what you wanted to represent but this is Art,
open to different visions ,
my poor English don't help me very much, I am glad you understand it :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-24-2010, 05:37 AM
Looking at it and well I thought the heart had just arrived. Now I've read your description. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

:D:D

Despite its most depressing theme, it's really beautiful Mair.


Belvrog,
The painting seems to have taken on a "Perils of Pauline-ish" flavor :D
but the theme was only an introduction since the heart was the
subject that appeared to be drifting aimlessly ... but what else would
a heart do when being stranded on a rock while traversing the rapids? :eek:
As always, thank you for your gracious response. :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Wonderful Mairzie, i love how the cracked stone slabs reveal the gloopalicious water :):)



Greetings Juz,
Many thanks for the positive critique. Had a painterly urge to create
"something" on canvas and enjoyed working with the Chalk and Gloop
tools. The rocks weren't intended to look exactly rockish but are
an expressive representation of the same ... similar in definition to
what my long hair looks like first thing in the morning ... only a (EEK!)
representation of what it will REALLY look like after I brush it. :D ;) :)

Mairzie Dotes
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
Yes, but the heart's color remains so very vitally red.....



foxytocin,
You are very insightful to have defined the intent of the painting.
"Heart" ... no matter what the circumstance ... even though
temporally adrift ... is no doubt enjoying the adventure because
the rosy blush is the give away! Wonder where heart's journey
will end? Hopefully at a decent restaurant that serves pizza! ;) :D :)

Lima
04-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Belvrog,
The painting seems to have taken on a "Perils of Pauline-ish" flavor :D
but the theme was only an introduction since the heart was the
subject that appeared to be drifting aimlessly ... but what else would
a heart do when being stranded on a rock while traversing the rapids? :eek:
As always, thank you for your gracious response. :)
:eek::eek::eek:

Mairzie Dotes
04-26-2010, 07:15 PM
:eek::eek::eek:




orianelima,
Holy girlish mood swings ... it now appears as if "Heart" has drifted into
an aqua oasis of botanically blissful anticipation and ... what, pray tell
could she be lilt-ingly singing about? :o




:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHYkRGUfcVE&feature=related




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