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Well it was time for me to put together a portfolio of sorts, for a few thing i was applying for around here.. So I had to finish off a lot of unfinished work, plus dig out some old paintings.. Some of this stuff is over half a year old but i never put it up on the net... all are oil on either canvas or board....
my most recent finished work..
I reworked this one..
I'll be in a group show this Saturday, here's the better ones of the paintings im putting in it.
From my figure painting class last semester
these two were painted from life:
Done last summer
also finished last summer
done last spring, a couple of my friends, any of you AAU students/grads here that know these guys, go ahead and have a laugh...
My favourite's the bottom one!... Is it inspired by Norman Rockwell?!?...
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It's gotta be! Classic, I dig it!Originally Posted by seba_boiMy favourite's the bottom one!... Is it inspired by Norman Rockwell?!?...
The rest are nice too, I especially like your life paintings and would love to see some of the depth they have in your fantasy works. Bravo!
Hey loop, lookin' good.
The newest one doesn't thrill me, it's a bit flat and the composition is weak.
The reworked piece is much stronger than it was. Good call with all the red.
Color on the bathroom ones is really nice, but I think you could have pushed the form just a little bit more without loosing atmosphere, especially on the soap in the last one.
The two nudes on red look good, nice and solid.
The foreshortened one is great. Just gorgeous. Her right hand is a little iffy, but everything else... wow.
The fire scene's also really good. Be careful of the flattening, repetitive strokes at the top, though.
Swingset: Good, sunny color. I think you could have done more with the figure and loose swing to play against the rigid geometry you set up.
Speaking of geometry, there's some pronounced skewing going on in the last one, emphasized by the wobbly Saturday Evening Post graphic circle. Is it camera distortion or there in the original?
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Great work,the figure painting with the raven/crow really caught my eye. The woman in the shower is also a favourite.
Like everyone else said, great work! How much time do one of those figure paintings take?
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seba boi - kinda, i wanted a Saturday Evening Post cover look to it, and He's the first thing you think of when you mention SEP so yeah in a way..
joshuathejames - thanks!
nathonicus - i think its the hardest thing in art to make fantasy look like reality, putting it all together like that..i think you hinted at what bothers me the most of my own work.
Barts - thanks man
elwell - i knew i could count on you for some good crits!..on the last one, nah i think i did fuck up on the circle, it was hard as hell to figure out just how i was gonna make that circle, i fashioned a sort of compass out of string and a pin, i was so stupid, i didnt make the circle until i had put the white paint in the bg on, i shoulda did it way before.
cognition.sb, justinbeckett - thanks
brian t. - depends on which ones. the shower scene was like 12 hours or so, the crow one was like 28 hours, the orange one from life was 6 weeks, about 4 1/2 hours a week give or take, and the foreshortening one was 4 weeks, also around 4 1/2 hours a week.
by the way, if you're THAT blatant about trying to get me to look at your stuff, i may click the link if im in a good mood, but id never reply....
i especially like the first, second, third,
and i LOVE the girl with the crow...
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Fantastic stuff Mainloop, this post led me to pour through your sketchbook and you're really doing amazing work!
Will definetely keep an eye out for updates, thanks again for sharing these.
nice. you're versatile. I like the bathroom works best. they make me think of something between nicolas uribe and kanevsky.
Hey loop. Seeing these all together is just great. I would just pat your ass but I think anyone can get something back by good crits.
The first one the bottom guys seem a bit rushed but I really like the top part. It is an L comp, but I think you could break it up slightly so it wouldnt be so aparent such as a staff going up bottom left 45degrees to break it up.
The colours in the surreal red one are great.
Group show piece is real nice. Good sense of atmosphere and very soft. Could use some harder edged areas but really nice how things blend into each other.
All the rest I cant really comment. I just realize how much more I have to learn in my own painting by looking at these. The last one in particular is a nice parody though so I like that..
Your work just keeps getting better and that can only be good.
The foreshortened girl is my favorite especially the light on the pillow, just delicious.
The loose swing has no shadow.
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Wow I'm blown away I really like the reworked one the subsequent triad of bathroom scenes, the figure with the crow and the life paintings! all solid stuff! Let us know how the group show goes best of luck!Oh and thanks for posting its a great inspiration
all beautifully painted, though I think the first is your weakest.
The figure with the crow is absolutely my favorite, and I feel the strongest in overall composition and as a study of anatomy.
ds - thanks man, to get props from someone already so accomplished with oil feels good
cos - wow thanks man, out of the blue you come and reply to my work, thats awesome..when are we gonna see somre updates from you anyway?
fishw - thanks, my friends gave me the kanevsky comparison too
endregan - thanks man, yeah for that one i was deliberately trying to force the compostion into something rigid, i guess it wasnt too great of an idea.. ah well.. you experiment and learn
robin - thanks, you done with school yet?
gilead - argh! you're right! im dumb
vctr - the reception was cool, i got a lot of favorable responses to the bathroom series, most people that liked them enjoyed them, the soothsayers piece, people that liked that one were generally more passionate about it, but there were a lot less eople that liked it, which is understandable
easy tiger - thanks, it looks to be that the foreshortened girl and the crow woman are the darlings..
Cool stuff man. The reworked piece looks a lot more solid than last time you posted it. The more narrative compositions have minor issues here and there, and I agree with the crits of the first one posted, but the level of complexity you're aiming for is impressive. It looks like you've been doing some searching, and they seem to generally be circling in on a more refined, individual style. I can tell that you're headed towards doing one of those paintings where everything is going to fall together "just so" and blow people away.
The last thing I want to say is that your figurative work from life is awesome. Your observational skills are a force to be reckoned with. Great job.
awesome man. Im an AAU student as well. Any teachers that you recomend as a must-take-class.
Gotta echo the general vibe: that one with the woman and raven rocks SOLID, man. Very nice body of work you've put together as well.
I love how you referred to Rockwell as "He" with the capital 'H'. Way to show much respect. I had Tim Racer for History of Illo at the Academy and he was always talking so much chit about him. Man, it used to piss me off!
hee heeOriginally Posted by Main Loopdone last spring, a couple of my friends, any of you AAU students/grads here that know these guys, go ahead and have a laugh...
Solid work, man. I really enjoy looking at these, you've really put some work in. Wish I could have gone to that show.
man, you made my day.. fantastic works.. your well on your way now!
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
StrangeAlchemist - Thanks ma, Im holding out for the day that happens, until then im gonna keep knockin out the life studies
zandernice - Yeah, Zhaoming Wu and Craig Nelson.. what year and major are you?
Dutton - I dont know Tim Racer, Steven Kloepfer teaches histor of illusration these days.. Im not a big Rockwell fan, truth be told, but there's a lot to be learned from him
gaijin - So you know them? ..that show will be up till the 18th of march.. do i know you from school?
vigostar - thanks man, i hope so
dude that last one is classic!!!! LOL
I wish I heard about your show earlier. hope it went well.
salah - i told your sister about it. she musta forgot, throw a kneaded eraser at her or something for me
These are all quite teh awesomes! More than quite! They are teh awesomes! They put my stuff to shame. . Keep up teh awesomeness! .
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Zhaoming Wu and Craig Nelson huh?, cool. Ive been going for 2.5yrs now. Currently in FigPAinting1, Illustration2, and 3d Modeling-
Love your figures and the bathroom paintings. And the street scene is great as
well. I must say it's a little strange seeing these coming from just one painter.
You obviously can work in a lot of styles but I'm not sure if the diversity is
working for you at the moment. Unity, can be a good thing in an artist's work...
I'm sure it will be a treat watching you progress and grow as an artist.
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