View Full Version : Looking for the Aquifer

08-21-2011, 06:22 AM
sometimes you tap into the source and sometimes you work hard and still miss...;):):)

08-21-2011, 07:29 AM
love the colours, love the patterns, love the title and your description ;) - well, I love everything here :) :)

great painting!!

08-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Me too:cool:

08-21-2011, 01:07 PM
Wow so unusual, just keeps me looking!

08-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Gary. What an unexpected subject! Ever so excellent!

08-21-2011, 09:57 PM
Award winning.:):):):):)

08-22-2011, 02:52 AM
thanks everyone for the kind remarks and support of this image. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out... I had been seeing this image in my head for a few days and mentally revising it..this of course is not what I was seeing but it is close..:):):););)

08-22-2011, 03:07 AM
Hi Gary, great work, have been away and just trying to catch up:):):)

08-22-2011, 06:42 AM
thank you so much pat... good to have you back here...;);):)

08-23-2011, 03:05 AM
that's a beauty Gary.

08-23-2011, 03:45 AM
screenpainter..:):):) thanks!... I appreciate you peeking in and leaving a comment!..

08-23-2011, 03:58 AM
Gary, wonderful colours, textures and shapes of the layers of the earth and the rain coming down :):):)

D Akey
08-23-2011, 04:53 AM
. . . in honesty I had not heard of that word before, so I would have been rubbish trying to find any such porous rock and moreso the water within. . . :o

Cool idea to make use of those very dry geological map designs. Finding water in a dry rock a bit like Moses. . . rather miraculous, really, considering how dry (albeit useful) those schematic graphics are.

If I'm getting it right. . .

This looks like you're playing it pretty close to the source, in that yours still resembles a geological illustration of rock and so on. And it's a cool metaphor for searching the mind for places that will provide nourishment for your artistic expression.

Brilliant concept really. Something I would not have thought of. Well done.

How happy are you with it? Does it feel like you found water or gold?


08-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Amazing! Your paintings are always so much fun, and so well composed! :D

08-23-2011, 09:11 AM
Thanks scribbledsoul and justjean for your kind words..:):)

D Akey... i think I struck water... definitely took advantage of those old geology books about the structure of the crust and how giant aquifers formed under the plains states and texas... but also a great metaphor for artistic source and inspiration...:cool::)