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byroncallas
06-07-2011, 07:57 PM
We've been busy painting the house, but managed to send in a twitter. :)
Best viewed full screen and at a distance.

Caesar
06-07-2011, 09:03 PM
I guess this is from all the paint colors You used for Your house and were left ... :D
Fantastic one. I hope You reproduced it on one of Your walls!

pat1940
06-08-2011, 12:51 AM
Byron, lovely colors and design, great wall art, maybe after your house is finished you will hang this for that wonderful color;):)

Alexandra
06-08-2011, 12:58 AM
We are working on repairs on the inside of ours Byron, but our house desperately needs painting on the outside, so come on down here to the south for a while and we can have a paint party! What do you think? No, well I don't blame you. It has been a steady 100 degrees here with no rain in sight to cool things off. Oh well. lol!

I like your abstract very much. I see beautiful weather, ladybugs, and a calming gentle shower. A feel good painting dear Byron!

coops
06-08-2011, 02:46 AM
A liquid flow of colours Byron, another great piece:)

jibes
06-08-2011, 05:44 AM
Distant or up close it looks good to me..!!

byroncallas
06-10-2011, 04:38 PM
Thanks everyone. Sorry so slow to get back - the summer is heating up. But thanks a bunch for your feedback and good will.

Sandy, I know a few of those 100 degree days. I'm asking for a few cooler ones while we complete painting the walls, but the powers that be don't seem to be cooperating. :) I wish us both good luck. :D:D

gxhpainter2
06-11-2011, 02:17 AM
bryon - the domestic duties haven't harmed your artistic talents at all... this is rich with fluid lines , little bits of grain and the edges and transitions and build up of complex areas makes it great... I would love to see a 6'x8' version!

D Akey
06-11-2011, 03:00 AM
You're painting the house? The mind boggles with your penchant for abstraction. I take it this is not a swatch?

Looks futuristic and fanciful in a Jetsons meet the 405 freeway sort of way. In the passage through Westwood, California, as you pass the huge Veterans Cemetery with it's undulating hills of graves, on the opposite side of the freeway there's a generic building with a big neon cross. So I get a sense of place and cityscape from this. And that's I suppose the closest association I get from my real world.

Out of curiosity, have you thought to take the color to another level by mixing rather than primary and secondary 'tube colors'? Nothing wrong with what you're working with. Just think it could open a world to you, since you have been exploring a limited set of elements for a while now. And cool as it is, if narrowing the bore of the shotgun so to speak is what you've been about up till now, you might consider that rather than what I suggest as meaning adding unwanted complexity and pedestrian sensibilities, it could in fact mean you could distill it down even further to the essential components, as in the case of limiting your palette. It would then become perhaps more an exploration of shape and paint application.

Right now, I must confess, it feels like there's a shouting match going on between color and shape. Again, that's cool if it is serving you. But (IMHO only) it might be also cool to relate your colors and shapes with an eye to proportion. Your 20/80 idea would be a springboard. And how can one vary that, would be the question I would be asking myself. What does that mean. What would 10/70/20 mean. Etc.

Anyway, it's all my musing aloud.

Your process is as always most fascinating to me and these canvasses are something of an externalized form of an internal litmus test, testing for multiple (chemicals) on the same strip (or rectangle), not just positive and negative like a pregnancy test. . . although that's a pregnant metaphor. Hahah.

Keep up the great creative work! Well done, Byron.

sweetyarcher
06-12-2011, 02:26 PM
Hi! Your painting is amazing. I really love the colours. Everytime I see the painting, I see something new emerging out :) :)

Albert
06-12-2011, 02:43 PM
A good one :)

byroncallas
06-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Albert, sweetyarcher, gxhpainter: thanks a bunch. Much appreciated.

D Akey: As ever, thanks for your expansions. Here you certainly ask great, and I think right, questions. I'm not sure I've got answers, though you point to the pregnant elephant crashing around there in the corner of the room that I sometimes wonder about: am I stuck in a rut and too lazy to crawl out of it. :) Your exploration suggestions seem great ones as are others that sometimes percolate into my awareness but somehow as yet haven't shown up in action. I've always been a little bit of the "ride the horse in the direction it is going" sort of dude without much ability to read the horse's mind. Sometimes I notice he's meandering into unexpected places, probably by accident, and I get interested in his new journey whether or not that old horse knows he's made a turn in the road. I think the answer to your questions will be revealed after the fact, depending on what trails my trusty (or is that dusty ) mount stumbles upon most likely to its and my great surprise. All that aside, I like you query, and believe it's one worth taking to heart. Again, thanks for your always thoughtful introspection, and your unique D Akey wit. You're the dude. :D:)