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04-05-2012, 12:56 PM
" curves are so emotional" Piet Mondrian... from this quote I was inspired to do this painting . with the help of some nice AR tools and canvas from screenpainter.. and the pen tool..love that taper!...:cool::cool:

04-05-2012, 01:50 PM
I like this piece very much. Interesting how the large earth tone lobby becomes a place of great rest and comfort and green shows it is half warm. :)

04-05-2012, 03:22 PM
The curves are minor but really the focal point as a contrast to the rest of the theme of straight lines and in that draw the eye. The value scheme is papa=mid, mama=light and baby=dark, just right. I like these Mondrian styles!

04-06-2012, 02:03 AM
Albert, and Neal... thanks guys for the comments...great feedback on this..:cool::cool::):)

04-06-2012, 02:22 AM
I am really liking the last two paintings from you Gary. This one is a real winner and very striking to view. LOVE IT!!!!!:)

04-06-2012, 04:36 AM
I Like this painting very much:)

D Akey
04-06-2012, 09:47 AM
Looks like a smiley face working in an office open cubicle. Emotional indeed. . . just don't show it. The stiff upper lip is beginning to buckle into a grimace or a smile. . . too soon to tell. . .

04-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Katie and Silvy...thanks for your comments... they are appreciated. :):)

D AKey... really a smiley face.!??.. :eek:

D Akey
04-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Yeah, when you get rid of most of the straight lines. Hey, you're the one who gave the quote that curves are emotional. Thus the straight lines are rather stiff, rigid, humorless, corporate. Hahah. Not really.

No, if you ever worked in a cubicle environment, you might get what I'm talking about. Sort of a Dilbert consciousness. Dry, t-square humor. Very few curves intrinsically based on other than the organic carbon based life forms. The curves that exist in said environment can get you a law suit or married. . .

And if you look at a floor plan that is by the emergency exits, it has a little of this feel. Also the texture you included reminded me of the fabric cubicle wall modules onto which you can push-pin your world. Not the stuff I would choose to surround myself with because that's what's been foisted on me.

Mondrian started out painting trees and somehow wound up the corporate poster child for design. He was also the guy who the page layout artists used as an art reference back in the 60s -- how to break up a page. Only natural really.

I happen to love curves. Straight lines have their place for sure, but they're fairly no-nonsense, efficient, and not nearly as graceful or lyrical. I also like Mondrian for what he had to say. At the time he said it, it was news and the "New" in the throes of the Industrial Revolution, it was something to be reckoned with.

Don't stop what you're doing though based on what I've said. I am just sort of explaining my comment. It's not an aesthetic stand. It's casual curve bending toward light humor (emotional like that smile curve in your picture to my way of seeing, not unlike a corporate jack-o-lantern.)

The coolest part of the picture and others in this line is the contrast of the opposing elements. Makes it dynamic. But the eye will go to the odd man out which in this case is the curve.

04-06-2012, 03:14 PM
D Akey... LOL.:D:D.. thanks...love the humor too.:D:D..I am also a denizen of the cubicle work world..still... I was actually trying to use the AR CTRL key to get my lines straight and accidently left off too early and got the wonky line.. and somehow it threw in just the right slant to this.:eek:. then I added more lines using a slight taper to bend the NeoPlasticism rules a bit more.. as well as gradients and textures.. so I am kind of having fun exploring this and adding my own little twists... ;);):):):):)

Marilyn Anne
04-06-2012, 09:45 PM
Always like Mondrian and love the introduction of the curved line.

04-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Very nicely done Gary. :):)

04-07-2012, 02:19 AM
Marilyn Anne and BB.... thanks so glad you liked this little twist on Mondrian

04-07-2012, 02:43 AM
Gary, I can really see this hanging on a wall with very contempory home and settings, wow would it ever pop, great job:):):):)

04-08-2012, 12:37 AM
"There are no straight lines in nature" ... a quotation in search of an author, I suppose ... a heuristic, a rule of thumb taught to beginners ... The straight line says "not natural," just as the hard edge says "surface" ... Formalism, thus ...

The closer we look, the deeper our illustrations, the more reality dissolves into FatBits ... proving Steve Jobs and Leibniz correct, but Leibniz wasn't a painter, so who cares what he thought:) ...

"linescape" ... land-scape ... line-escape? ... so words too dissolve on scrutiny ... and, happily, are resolved in the act of painting:)

04-08-2012, 03:22 AM
Pat... thanks as always you are so kind with your comments.

chinapete.. yes the line-scape - landscape.... so many levels of interpretation..;):cool::cool::)

04-11-2012, 08:16 PM
I think You studied pretty well Mondrian and all the phylosopy of abstract artists of that period! Excellent outcome!

04-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Terrific Gary. The curved line makes all the difference:eek:, like an optical illusion.

04-13-2012, 06:51 PM
Superlative one, dear Gary! You was lifted on Piet Mondrian's shoulders and saw even further ....

04-14-2012, 02:25 AM
Lima so please you like this exploration.:):):)
Caesar..we all stand on the shoulders of giants!... thanks mate I appreciate your comments...:):):)