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chinapete
04-08-2012, 01:41 AM
... to the Portland Art Musuem ... here is something of what I saw ... of course, to manage these details, I had to stand very close to the works of art ... so I made friends with a number of security guards, hehe ...

... this will lessen the shock when you see these instances from Corot, Hassam and Rothko resurface in future paintings :)

gxhpainter2
04-08-2012, 02:37 AM
fantastic..cool idea...can't wait to see your interpretations and explorations from these..:cool::cool::cool::):):):)

wunjo
04-08-2012, 04:25 AM
Thanks for the heads-up :-)
I like these a lot!

D Akey
04-09-2012, 07:35 AM
Gulliver would doubtless consider your work hyper realism. :D

Very cool pursuit, this close up close up stuff.

Do you find that taking the camera that close is different than cropping super tight? I mean for your purposes, which doesn't seem to be about detail, but the opposite where you expand it into a different picture altogether owing to the simplified composition and elimination of the original context.

Go, CP, Go!

chinapete
04-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Hi D'A ... I think I just cropped your name :)... It was a bit of an adventure taking those close-ups with an iPhone ... I got as near to a painting as I could, took photos or stood there sketching an area of interest, prompting security guards to come over, ask me what I was doing ... Told them, showed them ArtRage ... That's pretty cool, they'd say, you can paint on your phone ...

About the details, every allusion is an explosion of meaning into new contexts, every quotation summons up entire fictional worlds, every text blossoms as an intertext ... thus Gulliver, and Kubla Khan, and Alice, and so on through the Doors of Perception ... In every painting I see an exquisite mosaic, but especially in my own ...

D Akey
04-09-2012, 01:14 PM
Hi D'A ... I think I just cropped your name :)... It was a bit of an adventure taking those close-ups with an iPhone ... I got as near to a painting as I could, took photos or stood there sketching an area of interest, prompting security guards to come over, ask me what I was doing ... Told them, showed them ArtRage ... That's pretty cool, they'd say, you can paint on your phone ...

About the details, every allusion is an explosion of meaning into new contexts, every quotation summons up entire fictional worlds, every text blossoms as an intertext ... thus Gulliver, and Kubla Khan, and Alice, and so on through the Doors of Perception ... In every painting I see an exquisite mosaic, but especially in my own ...

Hahah on the cropped handle, and right on with the mosaic reference. You seem to be an aesthetic allusionist. I see it that way too.

Belvrog
04-10-2012, 01:58 AM
Especially like the subtle and muted colors and mood of the first one. Great!

screenpainter
04-10-2012, 08:36 PM
interesting excerpts you are exploring.

chinapete
04-11-2012, 01:05 AM
Hi screenpainter, thanks ... I've been following your "abstracts" thread with a great deal of interest -- the tremendous variety of tools you are able to bring to bear on those works, many of which I haven't tried, sadly I have a somewhat limited repertoire, chalk and pencil and a little water ... I'm working my way up to oils :)

When I compare your "abstracts" thread with your "Menzie" -- a study to be admired as much for the results as for the persistence it took to complete it -- I think my explorations lie somewhere in between, a kind of balancing act involving the world of digital art and what I know about real or natural media ...

I noticed that early on in the "abstracts" thread you produced a "Pollock" ... Maybe one day ArtRage will create a "full body" tool -- where the artist is completely wired and every gesture, not just hand or wrist or arm, can be recorded ... I'm doing this on a very small scale -- I consider my current experiments to be a kind of "splatter painting" -- a controlled splattering ...

eighty+
04-11-2012, 01:20 AM
Pete. I can see the pear 2 oranges think you've made the grapes too blue Are they like that in China :D The evening on the beach brings back memory's
Like that one. I can see its a animo resting a sheep...cow. Nah I 've settled
For a Badger :cool::eek::eek::D:D:D

chinapete
04-11-2012, 01:29 AM
hiya eighty+, gotta blame the blues on the iPhone and the poor lighting conditions in the PAM :) well, I'm not much of a photographer, and I must have been setting off silent alarms when I got real close to those paintings, 'cause the security guards came out of nowhere to ask me what I was up to ...

I'll try to modulate those blues a little, save your eyes the next time you see them :):)

gxhpainter2
04-11-2012, 02:17 AM
chinapete...did you really get corned by the PAM security! :eek::eek:...just how close did you get...its not against any rules there to take pictures is it?

chinapete
04-11-2012, 05:37 AM
... I'm not sure but it happened twice in different rooms ... quiet day at the museum, I was alone with the Corots and in the American wing :)

... at some museums there's an audible beep when you get too near the artwork ... but at PAM, I didn't hear anything, so I just got as close as I could without actually breathing on it ... And two security guards came into the room, kind of talking loudly to each other, I thought maybe to see if I'd jump if I were up to no good ... So I greeted them and we had a bit of a conversation ...

... then again, I may be imagining all this and what happened was just routine security stuff ... there's no place to sit in Corot room, so I had to stand for like hours to get a few ideas on the iPhone for future sketches ...