That's gorgeous. If you were in Seattle, I'd buy it.
Thank you, that's very kind. Out of curiosity, would you want it framed or unframed?
I prefer unframed, especially with all the surface detail this one has.
i fucking love the fucking fuck out of it
That's fucking awesome, thank you.
oh, that's beautiful. and very norfolk-like again!
I hadn't thought of that, but all these visits to Norfolk do seem to be influencing my choice of palette.
Looking at this makes me feel small, one with the earth, cradled in a wave. I love it and it should be hanging in an important gallery somewhere.
Thank you for sharing your impressions. I appreciate it!
well, it looks awful. But what's worse, it does not seem to have a deep thought behind it.
Dreams are not enough and even inspiration may be a fake. Art is a damn hard work, you need to know a lot, you need to work for many a years to create something worthwile. Unless you are natural born genius, of course.
I thought you deserve my honest comment, feel free to delete it if it was unwelcome.
If this is how you set out to make new friends on LJ, may I suggest you rethink your tactics? I am puzzled why you choose this unvarnished bit of criticism as a method of drawing my attention to you.
"It looks awful" isn't very helpful. "You need to seek other sources of inspiration" is marginally more so. If you look back through my "painting" tag you will see that this is the first occasion on which I have used a dream as an image source. Most of the time my ideas come from much more intimately personal sources, so much so that I'm reluctant to share them in public. Which is why, although I have painted for years, I don't attempt to make a living out of it.
I don't know the person, so I took it at face value.
> I am puzzled why you choose this unvarnished bit of criticism as a method of drawing my attention to you.
Sorry, I hope I was not rude, only honest. As I said, feel free to delete my comment if it offends you. And I promise not to comment you again - you may rely on that :)
Good idea. Delete the comment after you've read it to erase the sentiment. Perhaps later I could saw off your leg and, if it bothers you, I'll apologize and everything will be fine.
Just so you know, your unsolicited feedback makes you sound like a douchetruck. No offense or anything, of course. Just a little helpful perspective. Feel free to not read this again if it bothers you.
Criticism, on the other hand, is easy. ;)
Thank you. (PS, I love that icon. I always picture you with the same mischievous smile on your face.)
Thats excellent! You should be proud of yourself!
Thank you! I will do my best.
First impression: Not my cup of tea. Very dark. Close-up of a tree trunk, perhaps?
After giving it a minute: I like the textures in it. I think those would be more obvious seeing the real painting than they can ever be in a photo.
Finally getting around to reading the inspiration, and looking at the detail again: Ooh yeah! I can see the little critters! Neat! =:o}
N.B. I don't generally look at art in much depth. You can probably tell. =:o?
Hee. Thank you for sharing your changing impressions. Made me grin.
I like this piece very much. It captures the sense of a dream in a not-so-obvious way. Just as you try to focus attention on a detail (the little insects, for example), nearby movement pulls the focus away just a bit, challenging the effort if not thwarting it. For me, at least, that seems to be an ever-present aspect of dreaming. I can't recall ever seeing a piece that touched upon that particular aspect of the dream experience. Thank you for sharing this!
Wow, I've missed your feedback. You always manage to find something about a piece that was buried in subconscious intent and distill it into words. I really appreciate it. Thank you.