Older piece, oil on canvas
How beautiful! congrats on the DD!!
I love the theme!
Lovely lovely work!
Well thank you Christina, I see you are a painter as well. Nice work, nice gallery.
Wow! I thought it was a photo for a second absolutely beautiful
Beautiful, just beautiful. ;o;
Wow, looks like a photograph, very nice work!
Wow, love your work.
Thanks William , it's been a busy day. I had no idea that so many people liked old traditional art.
It's a very interesting and possibly quite indeterminate matter, what you just said. I'd like to share with you my personal experience that, beyond the lessons of abstract expressionism, the power of the fauvists or the clashed identities of Picasso and Dali's manic enthusiasm, I feel I have learnt a lot but not found much to my liking. To express myself a little smug, "not to my taste".
For me the visual arts are hobbies - I have very limited technical knowledge, so I claim neither specialization nor authority on the subject. It's just that... modern painting in particular and modernity in general feel aggressive, obsessive, almost schizophrenic in some aspects, often too extreme - from my personal perspective, of course.
It was the cinematic work of Peter Greenaway that first opened my eyes to the great possibilities classical painting still holds today. And I realized that, after my exposure to all sorts of visual stimuli, I still like Rembrandt and Vermeer more than I do Ingres or Kandinsky.
I recall something a good friend, psychologist in profession, once told me: "... he throws semen at the audience, on their faces, their bodies. I know semen's there; no need to expose it like that. The kind of art that infatuates me is the one which shows me semen where I never thought it could lie."
insane how much detail there is here, well done
Thanks for dropping by Rhyn. That was when I painted primarily in oils,so a different process than today. I use to paint it first like a mono colour. One layer of solid paint and then lift out the details with paint thinner. Once I got the tone right I would rough out the painting in the broadest pallet possible. Then glaze in the details. A long process. I must have had extreme patience in those days.
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
Wait... this is traditional art?
Wait... this is traditional art?
Thank you, I have been running all morning, trying to keep up with pats on the head and I'm loosing the race.
this is absolutely stunning
Christina, thank you very much. I can't believe I painted this 29 yrs. ago and thanks for adding it to your favourites.
My God Darrel, I just took a peek at your gallery and I thought I had patience. I will come back and take a more leisurely stroll. Thank you for stopping by and for the nice compliment.
Thanks Gabriel, I like your quote, I chose to be a painter when I was twelve. That was fifty five years ago and I'm happy with the choice I made.
You're so very welcome and that is wonderfully inspiring to hear! I am also so glad you like my quote. I found myself encouraging it in other people and realized I needed to remind myself just as much, so it has become a bit of a mantra for me
WOW o.o amazing
Hello Lucia, I'm glad you think this painting is amazing and thanks for putting it in your favourites. Blue jays are so beautiful (but they can't sing).
Really beautiful & inspiring work!!! There is a wonderful soft warm quality to your pieces! Congrats on being the daily dA today + you got my #Twitter feature #ArtistOfTheDay!
Thanks Tessie, I hope it inspires. so nice to hear and a bit overwhelming. Thank you also for adding so many of my pieces to your favourites.
Amazing work! Love the details!
Thanks Jennifer, detail is my curse. I tried to paint looser when I was younger but I am compulsive obsessive so I keep coming back and fiddle the paint until I run out of thing to fiddle. In the last few years I have embraced this curse and am much happier for it.
Wooow good !