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juergen
11-18-2007, 01:37 PM
I tried something different: First painted with acrylic
a background in green and blue. Then made a pic with
the digi cam. Imported it in Artrage and made the rest.
Donīt know how this "animal" came out. :roll:
Please notice the big perl!

screenpainter
11-18-2007, 04:19 PM
I love the way you did the lower portion. That texture and chalk look is really interesting. I also liked the upper part where there was really some interesting art work going on complete with the small circle repeating.

To me it sort of lost something when the big white pearl and the vertical line were added. jmo.

Maybe if the shell were lower in the picture you could paint Venus standing on the shell being born out of the sea. :D

juergen
11-18-2007, 10:41 PM
Thanks gzairborne.
The lower part is not done with chalk. Its wet painted with
acrylic on real canvas without frame. So it gave
reflections of foldings on the digital picture because light came
from left. The canvas is pretty rough; looks like chalk.
In Artrage I used a bit airbrush to emphesize this
folding structure.

You are a very good observer. I like that,
because i want to improve my painting technic.

Nice day (or night?)
Juergen

juergen
11-18-2007, 11:01 PM
This is the canvas background. Old and several time
painted over.

The foldings are the real foldings of the canvas.
It only comes to view on the digital picture and
it stands for itself. - No animal needed.

screenpainter
11-18-2007, 11:20 PM
That's a very cool canvas. There are many possibilities where you could go with that as a background. I do see now where the creature appeared from. :D Might be fun to do some more abstracts with the same background. It sure has some very cool textures going on. Very close to standing as an abstract already. :D

juergen
11-19-2007, 03:47 AM
Yes, Youīre so right.

D Akey
11-19-2007, 04:21 AM
Very creative! Wonderful style. Has a dreamlike quality.

Symbolism is tricky. It's a matter of understanding the paradigm one is using as a language. If the observer is familiar with the lexicon, then it's a simple matter to follow. But if you can get on track -- that's the question.

The first painting oozes hidden meaning. And trying to enter the dialog with it is as enticing as opening a hidden tomb of some Egyptian pharaoh. It's clearly a well crafted and it speaks of an entire civilization. But it has yet to be decrypted.

The look is most intriguing -- earthy, sandy almost, because of the grain and texture. Yet the images seem more alluding to high mental consciousness or even truth. . . but one needs to crack the code and the message will be revealed. And when that is done, it could have had a large meaning or mundane and common. Thats' the fun of the puzzle. One might be translating a pictograph of a tally of cattle on some ancient landowner's farm, or on the other hand, it could be a description of the afterlife.

As far as the technique goes, it looks great. Like sandstone to me.

:D :D :D

juergen
11-19-2007, 06:10 AM
D Akey,

deep insights really enlightening. Thank You for these word.
Thats what i mean, when saying "painting is a magical act".
Reflecting on the subject, what "pictures" are in its essence
for us and our live in this odd world, gives me the feeling
of being more than mud.

Similiar to music. See the case of "Paul Potts" (see and
hear video in youtube.com) when he won the contest.
O.k. its produced. But nevertheless a magical moment.

Juergen

screenpainter
11-19-2007, 11:28 AM
yea... that turned out very cool. Definitely holds your interest longer. I like the letters that kind of almost appear. It does make you want to explore and imagine. Nice progression.