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    What the Years Have Given - 3

    this painting called for a restrained ( for me ) color pallet and a more somber mood, hope you all can enjoy it for what it says...to you.
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    Gary I love this one, the patterns are really good and also love those colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat1940 View Post
    Gary I love this one, the patterns are really good and also love those colors
    Thanks Pat I was unsure of this one initially and the colors gave me pause as I am so in the habit
    of using bright and saturated colors, which is exactly why I steered away from those for this work...it was definitely a stretch for me but I am very happy you like it, and it has received lots of positive comments
    on Instagram as well.

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    Gary there was no need to be unsure with this, I actually felt very peaceful looking at this, I came back the second and third time, thats how much I love this piece

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    More wild free-associations than most for me. In addition to all that, this started to take on a comic book feel owing to those shapes taking on a distinctly figurative look to me. I could look at this one were it on my wall and have a different story each time, kind of like Bradbury's Illustrated Man -- only not dark at all where his was.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    More wild free-associations than most for me. In addition to all that, this started to take on a comic book feel owing to those shapes taking on a distinctly figurative look to me. I could look at this one were it on my wall and have a different story each time, kind of like Bradbury's Illustrated Man -- only not dark at all where his was.
    an interesting take on this D Akey, its great that it is tickling your imagination more than usual....

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    it makes me think of how gems are made-under pressure like the lessons we learn in life- i like it a lot
    "I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings."
    ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selby View Post
    it makes me think of how gems are made-under pressure like the lessons we learn in life- i like it a lot
    thanks Selby ! a good analogy for this one...

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    Oh wow, Gary....another awesome piece. I see a happy childhood filled with fun rides on a unicorn of an old carousel and county fairs with cotton candy.

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    Very nice Gary!
    I'm liking the low contrast in this, it sets the mood like the weather here... cloudy and windy with a high chance of rain.
    My favorite kind of weather.... Well done!

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