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gxhpainter2
05-24-2014, 11:28 AM
a torrid ballad about love, guilt and the death of the father

stevemawmv
05-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Based on your description of the piece and the title, going to just enjoy this painting and not risk coming to any wrong conclusions of the meaning.
As always, really like it and my imaginary walls are filling up with your wonderful work dear Gary.
Take care friend,
Steve

Alexandra
05-25-2014, 02:33 AM
So much feeling here, Gary. It is easy to see how overcome this poor soul was indeed. Outstanding, as always!

D Akey
05-25-2014, 02:44 AM
Intriguing title. Did you take a torrid paperback and rework the cover? If this is a personal thing, it's really personal because I don't think I could guess that this was the theme without your synopsis. It's as you words could have been taken straight off the cover of the novel or the first line in the liner notes on the dust jacket.

Well if it's about a torrid ballad of a torrid romance, I want to see hoop skirts and heaving bosoms and weeping willows and a plantation house, and a confederate officer embracing Missy Scarlett. . . and cats on hot tin roofs. . . and the old Colonel on the porch swing looking like he just kicked a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. . . and Old Blue the faithful hound dog nosing through the buckets for stray bits of chicken, extra crispy which he favors. . .And the handsome neighbor lad entering politics to seek to eliminate the abuses of the old boy network, meeting with some resistance and while visiting the old homestead falls in love with the daughter, who has only ever looked at him as a kid, but now. . . um. . . and like that.

So the liner notes are not without merit in such a context.

But it's a swell painting, though quite cliche, with the same old plot line. . . ;):rolleyes::D:D:D NOT!

jibes
05-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Beautiful painting Gary. Great composition.

gxhpainter2
05-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Based on your description of the piece and the title, going to just enjoy this painting and not risk coming to any wrong conclusions of the meaning.
As always, really like it and my imaginary walls are filling up with your wonderful work dear Gary.
Take care friend,
Steve that is a very good approach to take with this Steve, and I am happy that you enjoy it.


So much feeling here, Gary. It is easy to see how overcome this poor soul was indeed. Outstanding, as always! very perceptive Sandy and I am very happy you sense that power behind this work.


Intriguing title. Did you take a torrid paperback and rework the cover? If this is a personal thing, it's really personal because I don't think I could guess that this was the theme without your synopsis. It's as you words could have been taken straight off the cover of the novel or the first line in the liner notes on the dust jacket.

Well if it's about a torrid ballad of a torrid romance, I want to see hoop skirts and heaving bosoms and weeping willows and a plantation house, and a confederate officer embracing Missy Scarlett. . . and cats on hot tin roofs. . . and the old Colonel on the porch swing looking like he just kicked a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. . . and Old Blue the faithful hound dog nosing through the buckets for stray bits of chicken, extra crispy which he favors. . .And the handsome neighbor lad entering politics to seek to eliminate the abuses of the old boy network, meeting with some resistance and while visiting the old homestead falls in love with the daughter, who has only ever looked at him as a kid, but now. . . um. . . and like that.

So the liner notes are not without merit in such a context.

But it's a swell painting, though quite cliche, with the same old plot line. . . ;):rolleyes::D:D:D NOT! Well you kind of are on the right track but although this was a very personal painting to express some recent events for me, as I refelected on it I felt in a way it was my own person ballad. along the lines defined in Wikipedia for Power Ballad:

Power ballads[edit]

Simon Frith, the British sociomusicologist and former rock critic, identifies the origins of the power ballad in the emotional singing of soul artists, particularly Ray Charles, and the adaptation of this style by performers such as Eric Burdon, Tom Jones and Joe Cocker to produce slow-tempo songs often building to a loud and emotive chorus backed by drums, electric guitars and sometimes choirs.[49] According to Charles Aaron, power ballads came into existence in the early 1970s, when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences.[50]

Aaron argues that the power ballad broke into the mainstream of American consciousness in 1976 as FM radio gave a new lease of life to earlier songs such as Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (1971), Aerosmith's "Dream On" (1973), and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" (1974).[50] The Carpenters' "Goodbye to Love", (1972), has also been identified as a prototype of the power ballad.[51] Notable power ballad examples include Nazareth's version of "Love Hurts" (1975), Kiss' "I Still Love You" (1982), Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1984),[49] Scorpions' "Still Loving You" (1984), Heart's "What About Love" (1985),[52] and Whitesnake's "Is This Love" (1987).[53] I really didn't expect anyone to "understand" it in any traditional sense but maybe sense the range of feeling that drove its existence... I think Sandy got the gist of it from her comments as well ..



Beautiful painting Gary. Great composition. thanks Neal...

D Akey
05-25-2014, 07:53 AM
Well all I can say is, wow. Hope it's not too too bad. And my sincere condolences, Gary.

AndreaMG
05-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Another gem. Be strong my friend.

MeggerzTouch
05-26-2014, 09:23 AM
I too do abstract paintings, So on a certain level I understand your description for this piece. my Avatar photo is an abstract ArtRage 4 painting of my life up until now and my 'now' is im pregnant as a mother to be.

I love it. great job!

Caesar
05-27-2014, 12:16 AM
An ancestral tragedy through a strong, moving, though composed, chorus narrative and music tones. just wonderful! I can see the funeral pyre and the mourning ....

kenmo
05-28-2014, 04:37 AM
Magnificent painting.....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

gxhpainter2
05-29-2014, 03:37 AM
Well all I can say is, wow. Hope it's not too too bad. And my sincere condolences, Gary.thank you D Akey, much appreciated.


Another gem. Be strong my friend. thanks AndreamG, good advice..


I too do abstract paintings, So on a certain level I understand your description for this piece. my Avatar photo is an abstract ArtRage 4 painting of my life up until now and my 'now' is im pregnant as a mother to be.

I love it. great job! thank you I enjoyed looking at your work...


An ancestral tragedy through a strong, moving, though composed, chorus narrative and music tones. just wonderful! I can see the funeral pyre and the mourning .... ah Caesar you have gleaned several of the symbols in this work.


Magnificent painting.....:cool::cool::cool::cool: thanks a bunch kenmo. always great to hear from you.

Suzuka
05-29-2014, 06:04 AM
I don't tend to like that kind of paintings, but this is beautiful, got something I don't know that would make me stare on it for a minutes. Good work! :)

copespeak
05-29-2014, 11:24 AM
I hope all is well for you Gary, and thanks for sharing your beautiful painting with us. xx

SCP
05-29-2014, 02:16 PM
A wonderful painting Gary.

gxhpainter2
05-30-2014, 09:56 AM
I don't tend to like that kind of paintings, but this is beautiful, got something I don't know that would make me stare on it for a minutes. Good work! :) Suzuka , that is part of the fun of this forum is you get to see many ways people use ArtRage to realize their artistic visions, I am pleased something in this one grabbed your attention. :cool:


I hope all is well for you Gary, and thanks for sharing your beautiful painting with us. xx Thanks Robyn, all is well...:)


A wonderful painting Gary. thanks SCP... glad you like it.

pai
05-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Somehow I see the fierce ocean waves mixes with kind of tornado borrowing without direction. Like letting go of pain. Just what I felt. Beautiful one. I like it. :)