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gxhpainter2
04-01-2012, 05:09 AM
listening to swing bands from the 40's something a little retro about this brought this title to mind...

silvy
04-01-2012, 07:08 AM
Sounds good:):)
I like this piece very much

barnburner
04-01-2012, 07:59 AM
Nicely done Gary. I think one of the reasons I like old movies so much, is that the big band sound is often a part of them. :):):)

jibes
04-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Nice, nice work Gary! Excellent!

gxhpainter2
04-01-2012, 11:58 AM
silvy, bb and Neal... glad to guys also like the big band sounds... :cool::cool::)

screenpainter
04-01-2012, 07:06 PM
love this experiment with the textured dissected painting versus the smooth spaces. something very aesthetic about those smooth spaces and the textured pieces as well and great experimental piece.

pat1940
04-01-2012, 09:50 PM
This is so, so cool Gary, what a great idea:):):):):):):):)

limey-g
04-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Very nice, and sure brings back memories of the 50s for me in the UK when we would go to dances and have a big band orchestra to delight everyone and it was such a pleasure to just sit and listen.
Geoff

coops
04-02-2012, 02:43 AM
Just been sitting in the sun listening to big band music and your painting is really lively like the music, well done:)

D Akey
04-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Awesome. You have the tools like a musician who has learned the scales and techniques and so on. Now it's merely a matter of saying whatever comes forward from inside and that's what it's really about. You have articulation. You have vocabulary.

justjean
04-02-2012, 02:44 PM
Wonderful combo of colours in this , Gary

Caesar
04-03-2012, 01:05 AM
I like very much this four in one set!

gxhpainter2
04-03-2012, 04:31 AM
Albert... yes I kind of like the juxtaposition of the smooth gradients with the more textured passages.. actually learning from some things I saw in your abstracts thread... that has been a real boon to me so see how you approach the abstract.

Katie, geoff,justjean and caesar.. thanks glad this worked for you and we could share the warm melodies of the big bands..

DAkey .. very nice although things have been going smoothly , it is hard to keep your artistic nerve sometimes if you know what I mean and allow things to work. I guess because I know that for every successful work I could point to dozens that don't. I guess the grit comes from continuing to work even when everything is a struggle..

Lima
04-06-2012, 11:32 AM
Beautiful Gary.

chinapete
04-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Gary, I see how this might relate to "cracked spacings" ... The arrangement prompts me to think of the relation between music, a narrative that must be experienced in a linear fashion, and painting, where everything is said all at once, or at least is present all at the same time ... Schwitters comes close to delaying the visual impact so that a story might be told ... Are you in that camp? ...

gxhpainter2
04-07-2012, 02:23 AM
Lima...thank you sir... so glad you stopped by and commented..

chinapete..I would think so...as I intend for viewers to gradually become aware after the initial sight of the subtle small details and edges and movement within my works...so that the story opens itself with time.