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on: August 29, 2013, 10:51:31 AM
Hi everyone

Here is the first in a series of nature images that I have abstracted a bit to create a painting that can add a bit of interest and colour to a room.

This one is based on an image from a Flickr friend of a friend who said I could use his images.

It is a 500 * 760mm (approx 20 * 30in) double thick canvas, in Acrylics.


The Nature Series no 1
The Nature Series no 1


Any feedback appreciated.

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Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 02:50:07 PM
Batman,

I am such a literal person that I have trouble understanding abstract art.  But, I do think that your "ring of fire" (sun?) looks good, but maybe could use a bit more shading.  I do not know what the light and dark purple shapes represent; although, the creases in the light purple look like creases on my abdomen when I eat too much.

I'll have to learn more about abstract art.  Thanks for opening my eyes to more dimensions in art.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 05:35:37 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. As soon as I read what you said about the yellow area, I knew exactly what you meant and instantly knew what I think I already knew it needed.

 :painting: license helped in this case to really improve it - the source image had that as an extremely bright single tone, yellow patch. I used Cadmium and Hansa yellows originally, but have now updated it with some yellow ochre and the updated painting looks better now. .

Well I think so anyway.

PS - you don't have to "understand" abstract - it is your interpretation that matters. In fact yours gave me a little grin due to what the original is actually a photo of...

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Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 07:00:09 PM
I'm very comfortable with your colors...meaning that this painting appeals to me. I really like it, and a little more shading might change the picture to be 'warmer'.  I feel that I've put my head underwater and am seeing beautiful coral, sea anenomes, and the feathery sea cucumbers!
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Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 08:28:12 PM
Yes, that would be my guess as well Bella. Interesting work Bman.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 02:21:24 AM
 :thankyou: Retta and Val.

The yellow section is a little darker and streakier on the real painting that it show up in the photo.

Funny how the "coral" theme is popping up - a bit closer to what the original image was of...

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Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 10:48:26 AM
Hi everyone

Here is the second in the series of nature images that I have abstracted a bit to create a painting that can add a bit of interest and colour to a room.

This one is based on another image from a Flickr friend of a friend who said I could use his images.

It is a 500 * 760mm (approx 20 * 30in) double thick canvas, in Acrylics.

The Nature Series no. 2
The Nature Series no. 2



Any feedback appreciated.

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Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 03:51:02 PM
Batman,

I love your use of pinks!  Nice promo for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

aloha

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Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 04:28:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Batman, I know 'zulch' about painting but your latest submissions starting with that gorgeous heart you did and which I can't stop thinking about, to the latest one you have done are outstanding.  Just looking at the vibrant colours you have incorporated makes the paintings look happy and they sure make my heart dance.  They are beautiful.  I love the one you have on your opening page with the shocking pink and black.  Fantastic.   Good for you.  Patricia
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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 06:12:20 PM
Love this "Nature Series" Batman  :) . The first one reminds me of a flower very close up, pretty colors.
The second one is really attractive! I immediately thought of "animal print" when I saw it. I blew it up and the textures are really cool. Looking forward to more of the series.....


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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 06:27:54 PM
Love the colors and the textures you've achieved.  :congrats:


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Reply #11 on: October 06, 2013, 11:52:50 AM
:thankyou: mea :thankyou: Patricia :thankyou: Denise :thankyou: Fencepost

By the way, the background is numerous layers of different greens - not black. That's just how it shows up in the image.

Glad you all like the series so far. I have a lot more images to work from - a lot are my own, not just a friends.

I'm having fun with Photoshop and FotoSketcher doing mock-ups to paint from.
And of course fun with  :painting: .

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Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 09:26:17 AM
Another weekend and another painting in The Nature Series - this one is number 3. 600 x 500mm Acrylics. Again based on that friend of a friends photos.

They look really good once I gloss and varnish them, but it is best to photograph them beforehand.

The Nature Series no 3
The Nature Series no 3


Let me know what you think.

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Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 11:34:01 AM
I like this one Batman, reminds me of autumn with it's falling leaves.


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Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 12:46:32 PM
Great complementary colors and excellent movement. Really catches the eye,