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gxhpainter2
03-01-2014, 10:57 AM
a loosely interpreted Oregon landscape, an Oregon cape... also a painting of hope.

stevemawmv
03-01-2014, 12:08 PM
I love Oregon and the coastlines, and hope is a good thing too!
Just wish people would pick up after themselves, after visiting....
May have misread this, but like it regardless!
Have a good weekend
Gary....
Steve

D Akey
03-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Abstractionists oft times are interested in talking about their intentions. What was your visual point in this that brought you to this painting? I have my impressions, but I would be curious what you were driving at, ie, which features of the actual landscape were standing out to you; what was your focus mechanically as an artist (like doing one thing and not another, your selection of colors and shapes and placement and relationship on the canvas etc etc)?

To me as viewer, I'm presently looking for the glue holding it together weighed against that which is forcing a sort of separation of particulates.

And how does that represent your feeling about the landscape itself. But until I hear your intention I can't commit to an opinion other than that it seems like an eruption, which oddly Oregon has known. . . or even the place they call "The Devil's Punchbowl". . .

gxhpainter2
03-01-2014, 01:49 PM
I love Oregon and the coastlines, and hope is a good thing too!
Just wish people would pick up after themselves, after visiting....
May have misread this, but like it regardless!
Have a good weekend
Gary....
Steve Steve I think you read this well...see below..


Abstractionists oft times are interested in talking about their intentions. What was your visual point in this that brought you to this painting? I have my impressions, but I would be curious what you were driving at, ie, which features of the actual landscape were standing out to you; what was your focus mechanically as an artist (like doing one thing and not another, your selection of colors and shapes and placement and relationship on the canvas etc etc)?

To me as viewer, I'm presently looking for the glue holding it together weighed against that which is forcing a sort of separation of particulates.

And how does that represent your feeling about the landscape itself. But until I hear your intention I can't commit to an opinion other than that it seems like an eruption, which oddly Oregon has known. . . or even the place they call "The Devil's Punchbowl". . . Dear friend boy you never let one skate by :rolleyes:..Actually this is a good thing it forces me to try to verbalize my graphic thought process at least to some degree. I wish I was a bit more talented in describing and writing but I will give it my best shot for you.
context: for the past few weeks I have been doing a visual practice of seeing the landscapes around and mentally "cutting" out sections and flattening them into abstract patterns. Lately I have taken it a step further and over a time sequence... ( like the course of a drive to work or walking along ) I try to organize them into a "story set" and manipulate the perspectives turning vertical, and horizontals into a 2-d plane changing size and relative importance, and colors.

So when I started this I took remembered visual images of Cape Hope ( actually called Cape Kiwanda ) long black ropes of sea kelp, ocean water, land, ferns, black sticks, gravel, and all the debris that gets wedged into crevices from the Japan tsunami.. all these rich shapes, colors and tried to arrange them somewhat artistically although in this work I feel I kind of lost it a bit ( as in too much ) I needed to settle on one or more aspects but got a log jam instead.

So my intention is not a single thing but multiple rhythms, and emotions around the fragile ocean edges and how we are mucking it up a bit , but there is hope we can be better caretakers, so I switched the name to Cape Hope.... guess that is a bit sentimental but you ask for it...:):cool::cool:

As an abstract painter I guess I could resort to names like Blue Number 2.... but I have always wanted to leave at least a hint of my intentions, sometime more successfully than others..

copespeak
03-01-2014, 03:19 PM
I really love this Gary. The colours are so lush, and when you look into it (with your description in mind!) you can see the roll of the hills and blue of the coast. So nice..... :)

gxhpainter2
03-02-2014, 10:18 AM
I really love this Gary. The colours are so lush, and when you look into it (with your description in mind!) you can see the roll of the hills and blue of the coast. So nice..... :) thanks Robyn your appreciation of this means a lot to me !..

pat1940
03-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Gary, I see so much turmoil and frustration in this painting, but your wonderful colors show hope that things will change, sometimes it is so difficult to explain in words but in your mind you know exactly what you are trying to express, this is a wonderful expression of your feelings and hope for the future....great job

gxhpainter2
03-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Gary, I see so much turmoil and frustration in this painting, but your wonderful colors show hope that things will change, sometimes it is so difficult to explain in words but in your mind you know exactly what you are trying to express, this is a wonderful expression of your feelings and hope for the future....great job thanks Pat for your continued support and comments.. they definitely bring me a kind of joy knowing that a painting has moved , intrigued , and delighted another.

Caesar
03-03-2014, 09:10 PM
You're about to evolve towards the informal art. Now You only have to find the way to insert new materials/ media and tricks to somehow leave the canvas wall and complete the process to fully generate the new universe and perspective You evidently own and whose maps You're actually showing us through Your artpieces. Very good

gxhpainter2
03-04-2014, 05:13 AM
You're about to evolve towards the informal art. Now You only have to find the way to insert new materials/ media and tricks to somehow leave the canvas wall and complete the process to fully generate the new universe and perspective You evidently own and whose maps You're actually showing us through Your artpieces. Very good you are most gracious in your comments, and encouraging me to follow my artistic instincts.. for that I am very grateful...:cool::cool:

AndreaMG
03-04-2014, 08:04 AM
The mountains, the sea, the nature, it's all there, fantastic :cool:

Alexandra
03-04-2014, 11:38 PM
I dream of Oregon....
Beautiful, Gary.:):):):):)

gxhpainter2
03-05-2014, 04:28 AM
The mountains, the sea, the nature, it's all there, fantastic :cool: thank you Andrea, this one I struggled a bit with but in the end it got to the point I wanted, glad you appreciate it as well.


I dream of Oregon....
Beautiful, Gary.:):):):):) dear Sandy come visit Oregon, mid July thru October are especially fine to see. you can visit the Coast, the Mountains and the valley all in the same day easily... where I live in Central Oregon is on the other side of the mountains all volcanic peaks covered in snow.. but as I recall you have visited Portland before haven't you?