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    Abandoned Garden

    a garden of rich colors and strange fruits, windblown and abandoned years ago ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gxhpainter View Post
    a garden of rich colors and strange fruits, windblown and abandoned years ago ...
    Action painting at the digital level! Very cool juicy marks.

    Knowing how you labor over a painting trying out this and that to come to a finish, it may not be an appealing suggestion, but you may, at some point with this one in particular, do a series and work from what you have so far. I see lots of possible directions here. It's of course very cool in and of itself. But I also see this being a bit of a crossroads. . . not for your entire art sense, but within this painting there are things that just call out to explore some more using things you already have happening.

    I know the freedom of bouncing around wherever the spirit takes you is intoxicating. And it's been serving you well. But dang. . . I just want to get in there and paint, hahaha. There's a whole lot of things you can explore right here, is what I'm saying, and it may serve you to chew on this one for a while to see what other works you can pull out of it. Narrow your focus for a little while, maybe. Really cool stuff here.

    Just a suggestion.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    AW Gary, did you not look after your garden lol, love the colors, and shapes, just don't know how your brain comes up with so many ideas lol

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    I love the colors

    What a rich texture. A strong design.

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    A very interesting abstract painting, lots of various textures and qualities for the viewer to explore and venture through. I find I can enter the image from basically any side and have a different experience each time, very well done, I like the color choices quite a bit as well. Since getting back into traditional painting again recently I have found I am constantly trying to figure out how to make various elements that are typically a bit boring far more interesting in my work, like making shadows really textured and colorful while still remaining in the shadow and not fighting for the attention in my work. Attempting to fuse abstractions into Impressionism seamlessly while retaining the level of realism I want, doing this on purpose has been quite challenging and enjoyable.

    So for ages I didn't see the use in looking at modern art, but now I have. Sometimes it is more simple, other times looks like a mess, but it's the understanding of doing it on purpose that makes a statement. I am really glad to have had all these abstracts you make to look at, and while not all of them resonate with me, the ones that do have done a nice little thing to the way I see the world. Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Action painting at the digital level! Very cool juicy marks.

    Knowing how you labor over a painting trying out this and that to come to a finish, it may not be an appealing suggestion, but you may, at some point with this one in particular, do a series and work from what you have so far. I see lots of possible directions here. It's of course very cool in and of itself. But I also see this being a bit of a crossroads. . . not for your entire art sense, but within this painting there are things that just call out to explore some more using things you already have happening.

    I know the freedom of bouncing around wherever the spirit takes you is intoxicating. And it's been serving you well. But dang. . . I just want to get in there and paint, hahaha. There's a whole lot of things you can explore right here, is what I'm saying, and it may serve you to chew on this one for a while to see what other works you can pull out of it. Narrow your focus for a little while, maybe. Really cool stuff here.

    Just a suggestion.

    Thanks D Akey, I see many possibilities in this one as you say, I think I will take your suggestion and see what happens. I picked up some nice ideas while building up this painting. I do labor over each work for the most part although on occasion they spill out quite easily, this was NOT one of those, it took me several days with long times in between to finally get this headed in a direction I liked so at some level it probably seems a bit crammed with detail but I tried to organize them in such a way and to provide richness with a strong design sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by pat1940 View Post
    AW Gary, did you not look after your garden lol, love the colors, and shapes, just don't know how your brain comes up with so many ideas lol
    paint, paint and paint somemore... I just watched a great documentary on Mark Rothko from Netflix, I have seen his paintings in person twice, once in Washington DC, and once in Portland ( a major exhibition ) and the more I seem them and learn about his evolution as a painter the more his work impresses me and seems to provide a lure to head in that direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Anne View Post
    What a rich texture. A strong design.
    thanks very much Marilyn Anne, it was a labor but I was happy in the end with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delofasht View Post
    A very interesting abstract painting, lots of various textures and qualities for the viewer to explore and venture through. I find I can enter the image from basically any side and have a different experience each time, very well done, I like the color choices quite a bit as well. Since getting back into traditional painting again recently I have found I am constantly trying to figure out how to make various elements that are typically a bit boring far more interesting in my work, like making shadows really textured and colorful while still remaining in the shadow and not fighting for the attention in my work. Attempting to fuse abstractions into Impressionism seamlessly while retaining the level of realism I want, doing this on purpose has been quite challenging and enjoyable.

    So for ages I didn't see the use in looking at modern art, but now I have. Sometimes it is more simple, other times looks like a mess, but it's the understanding of doing it on purpose that makes a statement. I am really glad to have had all these abstracts you make to look at, and while not all of them resonate with me, the ones that do have done a nice little thing to the way I see the world. Thank you for sharing!
    Delofasht, thanks for elaborating on your appreciation of my work and abstracts in general, I was for quite a number of years a landscape painter who gradually evolved into a more stylized then abstract painting style. I think my love of colors and their interactions on each other and their ability to produce an emotional response has been the main driver for me for the last few years. In fact when I joined the forum several years ago now I kind of stuck to doing abstracts with Art Rage and Photoshop blends, and with the help and encouragement of D Akey , ScreenPainter ( Albert Root ) Dr. Lima and many others I have pushed into that style more and more. Sometimes things seem to flow without effort but even then my paintings are very labor intensive and right now I am struggling with simplification and trying to push deeper ( painting as a meditation ), color as the main emotive force... so I appreciation your comments for they reveal your current struggle as a fellow digital painter as well.

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