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jrhall036

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Reply #120 on: June 16, 2013, 12:37:15 PM
Love it, Harald!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers,
Jani


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Reply #121 on: June 16, 2013, 06:03:44 PM
Yup, looks like the ship's riding on a big wave. 
...love the colors!  Interesting  painting, Harald.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #122 on: June 19, 2013, 07:35:34 PM
I have to admit, I like semi-abstract better, but here are my three tries with abstract:  This one I did with saran wrap:
 
This one is also with saran wrap and then I used ink.  I had the most fun with this one:
 
This the first one I did, and then I did a small splatter... I didn't have any alcohol to try that other effect:
 
 
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Reply #123 on: June 19, 2013, 07:50:11 PM
Mary Lou!  I think you've found your niche!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: All three are wonderful, but I think I like the second one the best. Keep these coming!!!!  :congrats:
Cheers,
Jani


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Reply #124 on: June 19, 2013, 08:06:30 PM
Mary Lou, actually 3 very nice abstracts. :clap: :clap: :clap:

My whole idea of the abstract class was to get most out of their comfort zone and experiment with colours. There is no right and wrongs with abstract paintings.

It always reminds me of the Nursery Rhyme:
"Jack Spratt could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, but twixt them both, they licked the platter clean!"

What is food for one, is also poison for another.

The main reason is that, if you study a lot of the paintings we have done in most of the previous lessons, there are many areas of the paintings that are pure abstract caused by the wet-in-wet sections. I think  most have not really realized this.

Just look at the main bush in Lesson #63 of the Poplar Trees - it is pure abstract (absolutely no detail) on its own, yet, taken into context with the rest of the painting, you see it, without question, as a beautiful bush.

Do you you now see why we did the abstract lesson and the absolute value if it? This is the same for all the mediums. I wish everybody will take more interest in abstract painting O0




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Reply #125 on: June 19, 2013, 08:51:45 PM
I agree Dennis. A lot of people seem to get turned off by abstract because it doesn't always look like "something". More of it I say.
When are you holding the Intermediate Abstracts class?  :2funny:

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Reply #126 on: June 19, 2013, 08:53:38 PM
 :thankyou:  Jani,  :thankyou:  Dennis.  I do understand the value of this and it was fun to do but I just loved doing that rooster!  That was such fun.  You should know that I never liked abstract art, never really understood it, but now Dennis after your class, and seeing some of the others' abstracts on paint basket, I think I am beginning to get a feel for it and a new appreciation for it.!    8) :thankyou:
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Reply #127 on: June 19, 2013, 09:01:31 PM
I've taken note of your suggestion, Batman O0 How do the others feel about it?
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Reply #128 on: June 19, 2013, 09:17:17 PM
Personally, I would LOVE to attend every abstract class you offer, Dennis. From a viewer's perspective, it is my favorite type of painting. It would be awesome to even go towards abstract expressionism at some point. Kandinsky has always been one of my favorite artists of all time. It would be even better if I could appreciate this type of art from the painter's perspective, too.  I hope, hope, hope others feel the same way.  :pray:
Cheers,
Jani


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Reply #129 on: June 19, 2013, 10:37:29 PM
 :clap: I'm in for another abstract class! :clap:


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Reply #130 on: June 22, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
 O0 ***LIKE*** O0


Mary Lou - nice job on those abstracts!
Tania :D


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Reply #131 on: June 22, 2013, 01:56:33 PM
Thanks Tania!
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Reply #132 on: June 22, 2013, 06:18:12 PM
.... looks like I forgot to comment on your abstracts Mary Lou  :)  I think I got too excited about another abstract class coming up :o
 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: anyway, I think they all look great. really like the soft outlines you have for the middle one  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #133 on: June 24, 2013, 11:29:41 AM
 :thankyou:  Denise! 
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Reply #134 on: June 24, 2013, 12:29:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mary Lou, Beautiful abstracts, the colours are vibrant. I now find that I am looking into the paintings to see what forms I can see and I see quite a few in yours, mostly side views of men ... one was a clown looking down.  Interesting, for before our lesson which Dennis gave, I would never have looked "into" the scribblings or splatters of paint for anything and now Dennis has awakened something else within me.


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