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New painting: Boy with cannons

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hemingway, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Blister

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    Magnificent skills good for you
     
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    I swear that you are improving. Good show!
     
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    Lol that is awesome! As soon as I saw your painting, it made me laugh, then I though of our own first Texas flag used in the Battle of Gonzales, Texas vs Mexico on October 2 1835.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales

    Your son would have been a wonderful defender in that battle, and Texas would have been very proud.

    Great job, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Terrific as usual.
     
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    No slight to your son but those cannons are delicious, like I could pick them up out of the canvas and eat them. They remind me of that photo realism that some artists took to the extreme. I can really feel the cast iron weight, imagine the texture and taste of them as well. Verging on photo realism but not so literal.

    Here's a Sheeler painting of obviously a photograph. Sheer mastery but a pic would do. Supposedly oil on canvas


    sheeler rolling power  more.png
     
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    No, Fendereedo, not overtly, nut sung a public forum for display. Subtle (??) advertising.
     
  7. hemingway

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    That is something.

    I'm not really going for total photorealism - I don't have the patience or the desire or the skill - but sometimes some aspects of a picture cry out for special attention, and the colours in the cannons were certainly fun to play with.
     
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    I think what I am doing is showing off.

    Guilty.
     
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    Agreed--I've always wished I had artistic talent, to be able to draw or paint well.
     
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    double post
     
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    Fair enough - you have a talent. I have no appreciation of Art. It just seems odd to me, a non -US citizen, that I, and even others I know of, have had posts removed by the moderators for less. It could be interpreted OR misconstrued, that this is a form of advertising your works.
    No real offense meant.
    I am alarmed at some of the replies that have appeared. Seems some people need to be less volatile and a bit more civilised. It does state in the rules of membership that we ought to treat others with respect. Seems that's not always the case.
    I will not comment on your works anymore hemingway.
     
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    @hemingway and @John Backlund have great art. When you run out of all pictures, you will be bound to draw your guitar room, just like charlie watts draws his hotel rooms. Or so i have heard.
     
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    The best pictures always ask questions, and tell stories!
    Nice work!

    As for the advertising - what about all the photographs I posted on here because I was proud of them - is that advertising too?
     
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    I've probably posted a thousand images of my Backlund-designed guitars on this forum over the past fifteen years, from rudimentary pencil concept sketches, detailed illustrations, and actual production instruments, not to mention dozens (if not hundreds) of other kinds of artwork consisting of watercolors, ink, and pencil art, as well as some fairly crazy sculptures and 'constructions'. Nothing, outside of those posted as a legitimate vendor or in the dedicated 'for sale' sections of the forum were ever intended to generate sales as the purpose for posting, and with very few exceptions early on, were also perceived that way by the moderators and administrators of the site.

    In my case, specifically with my guitars, the line between being perceived as advertising them versus just showing them off because you consider them as a creation and result of your artistic endeavors, is a thin one, and understandingly so, but showing a painting of one's child at a historic building is about as innocent in motive as I can think of, and in viewing it, the last thing that would come to my mind is that it was done with commercial intent, or for generating commissions for future work.

    I see nothing commercial in the painting of a man's son goofing around with an old cannon, and would add that I appreciate seeing the artist's skill in creating it. I hope he posts more of this sort of thing in the future.
     
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    That's a lot better than 'George Jetson'.

    ;)
     
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    Ha!

    We are doomed to be misunderstood and stretched on the rack of our own genius!
     
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    Please don't view my post concerning this as a direct criticism of your feelings on this thing, it was meant as a general opinion on this specific subject. Concerns over something that could be perceived as a commercial post are legitimate and, in most cases, including some of my own, are understandable.
    :)
     
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    The thing about that painting is not just the skill that went into painting it, but also the content itself.

    Somewhere on the TDPRI is probably an outstanding novelist whose handle is named after a great painter.:)
     
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    Betting that was a fun day you had with the family. Cherish it.
     
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    Funnily enough I used to write novels. No more. Painting is easier.
     
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