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GPeachy

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on: January 31, 2020, 11:08:10 PM
Someone in a Youtube vidoe speaks highly of an artist by the name of Keevan Donahue, I found his website and I am not sure what all the fuss if about.  This person said his work is way underprized and if you wanted it to buy it this year.  I even shared it with a friend and she said he is really good.  I think it is terribly messy, what am I missing?  https://www.keevandonahue.com/#/idol-and-wysteria-7x11/
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Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 01:05:22 PM
He definitely has his own style.  I do like some of these.  A matter of personal taste I guess.
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Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 02:39:56 PM
Personally, I really like his paintings. I think they are beautiful.
I have heard that in the world of art it can be much more about who you are than what you paint. That’s why it’s so important to get out there and build a following for yourself. 
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Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 03:37:22 PM
I have to agree with you I am not fond of this style of painting either.  However, that said it is well done and follows his own style.  Sort of old world look. 
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Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 07:18:10 PM
I personally like this style of painting. The paint strokes are not so detailed but the whole painting looks real from a distance.
It’s understandable that many people might like to buy these paintings, either due to the painting itself or because it’s a Keevan Donahue painting.
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Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 03:14:17 AM
Different, but different is often good.  I like the paintings.  A mix between the subdue colors from the old masters and a highlight spot (focus point) of contrasting vibrant color.  It actually follows many rules of painting.


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Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 09:49:51 AM
Ginger,  There are many famed artists who styles speak to one, and then there are those we cannot get a connection to. There are also great techniques that one can admire, yet not like the end result of a painting.
His is one example of personal taste of his works of art.

The link below also shows how different techniques, personal tastes, and the results of the judging in a painting competition, can all differ, too.

https://youtu.be/DWIjBIoPixs

 :) We are so lucky with the diversity of the coaching, guiding, different mediums, and development of our personal skills, which we receive from Nolan and Dennis on Paint Basket.

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GPeachy

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Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 11:23:03 AM
Cath,  I could not be happier that I found Paint Basket to help me experiment with my creativity.  :yippee:

The more that I paint, the better I like it and having access to all that mediums that are offered here, is a huge bonus in my book.

I will admit that, what some consider great works of art, do not ring my bells.  ::) 

I do hear some artists talk about painting "loose" but to me it just looks messy.... :2funny:

Ginger

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GPeachy

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Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 12:20:48 PM
Cath,

Fantastic link that you shared with me, thank you.
Ginger

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Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 07:49:06 PM
That is what makes art so awesome. We all have our own tastes and styles and each appeals to a different buyer audience so even though we are all creating art, we are not competing with each other. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I personally love this style of painting as it looks deceptively simple, but getting the realism when you stand back in so few brush / knife strokes takes a lot of skill.


GPeachy

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Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 12:08:47 AM
Hi Nolan,

That is what was interesting about it. It looks like a hot mess up close but all comes together when viewed from a distance.  It is almost like it plays tricks with your eyes.
Ginger

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Gita

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Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 03:05:23 PM
Cath, thanks for the interesting link!
I looked at the paintings of Donahue- surprised that they are pretty small sized. He must have worked with fine brushes. The painting “jar of roses” impresses me. The roses have this real withered look to them.
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #12 on: February 27, 2020, 09:30:55 PM
Ginger,  There are many famed artists who styles speak to one, and then there are those we cannot get a connection to. There are also great techniques that one can admire, yet not like the end result of a painting.
His is one example of personal taste of his works of art.

The link below also shows how different techniques, personal tastes, and the results of the judging in a painting competition, can all differ, too.

https://youtu.be/DWIjBIoPixs

 :) We are so lucky with the diversity of the coaching, guiding, different mediums, and development of our personal skills, which we receive from Nolan and Dennis on Paint Basket.


Intriguing link.  Watched it for a couple minutes and will get back to it later.
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.