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Old 09-05-2004, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Teufel Hunden's Freundin
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My Abstract Piece

I was listening to The Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack when I did it.
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Old 09-07-2004, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I really like that Sue. I have been sitting here eating my lunch lost in it, very nice.
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is really nice.
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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very very nice Sue! Did you paint this or..?
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
Teufel Hunden's Freundin
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I made it in photoshop... I dunno if that shoulda been in this forum or in the photoshop forum =\ I figured I'd post it here since it is an original by me technically lol
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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On a side note, now that I have a full time job with a weekly paycheck, I'll be setting myself up with an easel and some oil pastels, I've been dying to do some abstract work for AGES.
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Old 09-18-2004, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Very fluid and calligraphic, Sue.
Spontaneously free as well.
I'm happy seeing it.
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Old 10-02-2004, 07:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
I guess it's built into every human born to be artistic in some form or another. Some have an innate talent in drawing/painting/sculpture/writing...some are masters in the kitchen, there are those with a mind for engineering. Whatever.

I suppose this piece represents that being bored brings out the best abstract and anyone with idle hands is an artist waiting to happen.

I'm very sorry. I see nothing here creative in the least.

I suppose my message is harsh but I really want to be challenged. Don't spend money on expensive paint and brushes to create something half assed. Don't paint bored.

Paint with emotion and you will see what I'm talking about.
Old 10-02-2004, 07:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
whoopity doo
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This is a very aesthetically pleasing work. It reminds me of a kelp forest at the bottom of the ocean, full of a very natural and fluid movement. If I didn't know better, I would have guessed that this was composed in glass.

I will also strongly disagree with wpulley. I see nothing that indicates this was "half-assed" or created from boredom. I also have no idea of what being "challenged" by a piece of art means. I don't believe that art needs to be an assault on your senses to be effective. In this circumstance, your piece is very pleasant to view. Relaxing. A delicate touch is often as stimulating as a punch in the face. To each their own.
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
no big deal. I'm not challenged because this does nothing for me at all. I have nothing against Sue. I don't know her/him. All I know is that Sue was sitting idle and pulled up Photoshop. She/he picked a few primary and secondary colors and brushed them randomly on the screen. Sue then sat back after about 20 minutes and thought, "what the hell, I'll post this on tilted artwork and get a few nice comments."

Fine with me. People here will gush all over the most vanilla work. All this does it make more vanilla work get posted and all the sudden this forum is just a nice place to post crap.

I really want Sue to be more involved in art. She/he mentioned spending hard earned money on paint and I want her/him to get her/his moneys worth.

Sue, please challenge your viewer. This abstract is not bad. It's not terrible. It's just plain vanilla and I would be doing you a disservice if I didn't push you a little bit.
Old 10-02-2004, 09:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I fail to see how you have motivated anyone wpulley.

I finally visited San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art and while I can't say I loved everything there, I did come away with a broader perspective of art. They had a white canvas on display there that had been painted over two or three times in all white. Why is that art? I couldn't tell you from looking at it, but here I am talking about it. I guess that makes it art.

My point, sort of, is that Sue's piece may do nothing for you, that is fine, but what did your repeated criticism of the piece do for sue? You gave nothing constrictive that I could pick from your two posts at all. Challenge you? I think you need to go out and challenge yourself. From what I can tell that is what abstract work is about… more or less. The artist puts something out there that the viewer is free to interpret themselves. Now, it is very likely your art credentials far surpass my own, but again, that is the beauty of art, it is accessible on so many levels from so many different points of view. Because this piece didn't "challenge" you, doesn't mean it didn’t mean more to others who actually had a connection to it and wanted to post a "nice comment" expressing their pleasure with it.

I look at a lot of work on these boards and always appreciate what I see. I rarely think about posting unless I have something more than a standard "nice comment", but that is because I am lazy. Those who do routinely post those nice comments are doing nothing but a service to the artist. Those who take time and do a little more analyzing do a better service, but that is just my opinion. Every artist approaches their public in their own way. I will leave it up to Sue to take what she wants from everyone’s comments and from yours as well wpulley.

Ok, rant over.

I for one do have a connection to this piece and I was going to post even prior to reading err... the other comments on this page. My favorite work of abstract art I have ever been exposed to was in a small showing at a hotel in Las Vegas. I don't know the artist, but he was one of the founders of abstract art. The picture consisted of lots of primary colors, lots of red and yellow and a few black strokes to accent. Surprisingly after looking at the picture for awhile I read the caption which stated that the artist wanted to paint a landscape with no discernable features, but had strokes that could suggest features, to extract emotion from the viewer (or something like that). Well, I basically had that very reaction which was sort of an enlightening experience as I am usually very analytical. That is the beauty of art, I was also able to appreciate the piece for what the artist had intended. I also appreciated it in my standard analytical way, approaching the piece from his historical significance, the process used to create it, and observing other’s reactions to it… I still haven’t gotten around to what I want to say about the Sue’s work… Her piece had much the same effect on me as that other piece. This piece had a calming blissful effect on me with suggestions of flowers and gardens. The red in the right hand side suggests smoke and I had a flash of an old gardener smoking a cigar in a flower garden. Then I read the comments and saw that it was done with Photoshop. I had heard the new version of Photoshop is supposed to provide greater tools for producing better brush strokes, but this is the first time I have been surprised that something was done in Photoshop. That gave me even greater appreciate of her work (as well as for Photoshop).

So, great work Sue! Thanks for challenging me.

Oh, and I take back what I first said, you motivated me to post the longest post I have yet posted on TFP. Thanks wpulley.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
Well Sue. I don't know about you but I've never been so entertained in my several visits to the tfproject. Your work got a few folks talking and exchanging opinions. I'll bet you never guessed so much could be said about your post.

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