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gxhpainter2
05-10-2014, 05:50 AM
another landscape inspired abstract, or atleast not literal interpretation... hope you enjoy Mountain Skies

Marilyn Anne
05-10-2014, 09:07 AM
It must be great fun to do. Very freeing!

copespeak
05-10-2014, 09:13 AM
It must be great fun indeed Gary! You are so prolific and creative. Another vibrant painting to lighten up our day ..... yes, it's grey and raining outside!

justjean
05-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Wonderfully bright and sunshiny , Gary :)

silvy
05-11-2014, 06:19 AM
I see many constellations in this mountain...nebulae, galaxies, moons and fish;)
all very cheerful and summery:D

gxhpainter2
05-11-2014, 06:35 AM
It must be great fun to do. Very freeing!thank you Marilyn Anne, it was fun and painting it put me in a great mood. Happy Mother's Day..


It must be great fun indeed Gary! You are so prolific and creative. Another vibrant painting to lighten up our day ..... yes, it's grey and raining outside! thanks Robyn, I didn't think it was ever grey and rainy where you live... actually it is the same here today.... Happy Mother's day


Wonderfully bright and sunshiny , Gary :) many thanks justjean... and Happy Mothers Day


I see many constellations in this mountain...nebulae, galaxies, moons and fish;)
all very cheerful and summery:D in the details as in the universe... so happy to have you stop by... Happy Mother's Day...

D Akey
05-11-2014, 06:48 AM
Oh man are you zeroing in. Super-dooper technique and design. Great variety. Excellent visual vocabulary. For your own sake, collect consciously all the things that make this work and make notes to yourself, just so none of it gets lost and you have a super solid base to work out of. For me one of the things it does is that it's getting out of that computer graphic flatness (personal preference) which carried a rather plastic or Warhol graphic print patina. This feels more natural, though lavishly indulged. I love the swirls.

My personal idea about computer art (in general) is that when some things look mechanical and the picture is not an indulgence of those tools per say, it is a little risky to where it takes on a facile air. And that has a tendency to be held back by the assistance that the computer offers. It reminds me of when computers could only manage a few bytes of information at a time and things going over an old modem had to be small file sizes. That was a major frustration for me when for years I was hamstrung by flatness and simplicity. That's why I have a personal aversion to those looks that others may not share. So take my prejudices with a grain of salt.

But. . . this is the opposite. I don't at all feel constricted. It feels like the treasure trove is found and you have great wealth to do with as you will -- sort of winning the lottery and one's life changes on the spot.

Anyway, I think this is my favorite of yours and shows tremendous promise as a direction.

pai
05-11-2014, 11:51 AM
So many to see in your colorful abstract especially this mountain skies. Imagine myself walking in your painting. It's an delightful place :D

Alexandra
05-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Beautiful, Gary. :cool::cool::cool:

gxhpainter2
05-12-2014, 04:06 AM
Oh man are you zeroing in. Super-dooper technique and design. Great variety. Excellent visual vocabulary. For your own sake, collect consciously all the things that make this work and make notes to yourself, just so none of it gets lost and you have a super solid base to work out of. For me one of the things it does is that it's getting out of that computer graphic flatness (personal preference) which carried a rather plastic or Warhol graphic print patina. This feels more natural, though lavishly indulged. I love the swirls.

My personal idea about computer art (in general) is that when some things look mechanical and the picture is not an indulgence of those tools per say, it is a little risky to where it takes on a facile air. And that has a tendency to be held back by the assistance that the computer offers. It reminds me of when computers could only manage a few bytes of information at a time and things going over an old modem had to be small file sizes. That was a major frustration for me when for years I was hamstrung by flatness and simplicity. That's why I have a personal aversion to those looks that others may not share. So take my prejudices with a grain of salt.

But. . . this is the opposite. I don't at all feel constricted. It feels like the treasure trove is found and you have great wealth to do with as you will -- sort of winning the lottery and one's life changes on the spot.

Anyway, I think this is my favorite of yours and shows tremendous promise as a direction. Thank you very much DAkey for your elaboration on why you like this! I feel like I am/have developed the visual vocabulary and can paint and move within it with a certain freedom. I am beginning to see what you mean about the graphic flatness I think before computers that would have been some kind of artistic statement but with computers is it the fact of the unadorned painting and shows little effort or thought. while the computer prints ( like printing this one ) will be flat the color and apparent textures and brush movements give it a richer experience for the viewer... thanks again for your thought provoking comments.

gxhpainter2
05-12-2014, 04:08 AM
Beautiful, Gary. :cool::cool::cool: Sandy great to have you stop by and leave a comment... hope spring is treating you well , although there have been some very scary storms, tornadoes, hail and rain in your neck of the woods...

byroncallas
05-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Gary, this is rich; much said in your exchange with DAkey and others in the thread, giving life and insight as these works come together. I'm behind and hope to catch up on your posts of the last several months. Seeing this inspires the desire to get in there and get at it. :)

coops
05-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Love the colours and the richness of this one:)

Caesar
05-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Here You seem a little figurative too, Your way of course, but still full of Your huge painting wealth!

gxhpainter2
05-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Gary, this is rich; much said in your exchange with DAkey and others in the thread, giving life and insight as these works come together. I'm behind and hope to catch up on your posts of the last several months. Seeing this inspires the desire to get in there and get at it. :) Hi Byron, great to have you stop by, thanks for the generous comments..:):)


Love the colours and the richness of this one:) thanks Katie, happy you love the colors and richness in this.:):)


Here You seem a little figurative too, Your way of course, but still full of Your huge painting wealth! ah Caesar my dear friend great to have your continued encouragement and comments..:cool::cool:

stevemawmv
05-14-2014, 03:26 PM
Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above...Don't fence me in...Let me ride through the wide open country that I love...Don't fence me in...I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences and gaze at the moon till I lose my senses.......Huh!!!!! Think I'm already there? Anyway, I like it Gary even though it appears that I am viewing those mountains through windows in town. They may have sent me home with way to many meds....
Take care friend,
Steve

gxhpainter2
05-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above...Don't fence me in...Let me ride through the wide open country that I love...Don't fence me in...I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences and gaze at the moon till I lose my senses.......Huh!!!!! Think I'm already there? Anyway, I like it Gary even though it appears that I am viewing those mountains through windows in town. They may have sent me home with way to many meds....
Take care friend,
Steve LOL.. Steve you still retain a great sense of humor meds or not... ( one can never have too many) :rolleyes::rolleyes: glad you like this one.:cool::cool:

kenmo
05-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Very cool...