Monday, November 9, 2009

Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

22 comments:

  1. Love this guy - I mean the painted one, sorry Ryan. Glad to have stumbled upon your site, your work is beautiful.

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  2. Thanks, Julie. Really nice to hear. The actual Ryan's not too bad.

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  3. Hi,

    Good work in terms of perspective and values.
    The composition is also good and you've chosen a well balanced palette, contributing to a unified painting.

    Kind regards,

    José

    P.S. I hope that you paid him well for all that time :-)

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  4. Yes, Jose, he was paid amply in appreciation.

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  5. Thanks, david john. Hey, have you been here sometime? (Oh, I bet you're sick of that question. Couldn't help it.)

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  6. First off, I have only seen the digital image of this painting so my opinion is pretty much worthless. When I looked at the image more closely last night, focusing my gaze on the hands in particular, the sensitive and closely observed modulating of the structure of the hands and the light playing upon them that you did in fact accomplish made me see the hands differently. I love what's going on in the room and outside the window. Best...

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  7. I don't know if I can ever forgive you for the big hands comment.

    Oh, wait. There, I've forgiven you. Ah, that feels much better.

    To you point, though, the one about digital images, this one is particularly pixel-y. The collage photos I can halfway pull off myself, but this one really gave me problems. I hope to get a better (professional) image this weekend. We'll see. But in the meantime, please imagine it way way better than this.

    Thank you for your comments. Even the horrifying one. For real.

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  8. This upgraded image is excellent, as is the painting.

    The individual shapes of color seem so close and intimate. The overall subject is at one place in space, and the painted activity is much closer, way up in one's personal space.

    Does anyone else experience this, and/or does it do this in person?

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  9. Thanks, Carla. But what do you mean by "overall subject" as opposed to "painted space"?

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  10. I mean the figure presents in space at one distance, both visually and emotionally, and then the abstract painted particulars seem very close and intimate, and enveloping.

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  11. Ah, interesting. Yes, I think there's something to what you're saying, as far as I can tell with it being mine. In the real thing, more than in the photo, I especially see the head as moving backwards, almost as though it is further away than even what is outside the window. And, yes, the emotional presence of the figure I think is more distant than the "painted activity."

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  12. For some reason, this leaves me speechless. I makes me wish I were an artist instead of a writer so I could find some intelligent way to elaborate, but I suppose "WOW" will suffice. :)

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  13. Wow, thanks, Jessica.

    (Not sure artists are always more articulate about art than writers, though...)

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  14. Excellent lighting and form. You are quite prolific! Thanks for the comments on my blog. Just out of curiosity, how did you find it?

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  15. Hi. Thank you so much. And I found you through a link Hiroko posted on facebook.

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