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Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 27th, 2016, 11:23 pm
by zetreque
what about making thick paint so that it is raised off the paper where it is light. Use a gloss paint, and then the lighting just right will make it stand out?

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 28th, 2016, 10:18 am
by dandelion
Nice idea.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 28th, 2016, 12:08 pm
by Watson
I understand what you're thinking, but modelling with thicker paint is a whole other craft than painting, I think. And I have done it just to try, and in this case I think it would look clunky. The glow of the fire works still needs to be a distance effect. Relief from the paint would bring it close up. Not that this couldn't be an interesting piece. Gumby was done, more modeling than painting. That was then. Not sure what I was thinking. There is the show on utube if you wanted to see it again after all these years. What was the big deal? It's pretty lamb by today's standards.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 28th, 2016, 12:20 pm
by TheVat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impasto

Agree, impasto might not work well for fireworks. What you might need is a dark background with a "haze" effect, so that individual dots of pyrotechnics can illuminate the haze around them to varying degrees. Might be easier to do digitally, or with airbrush techniques.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 28th, 2016, 12:31 pm
by Watson
Yes I was thinking of the smokey haze to reflect the color off, and layered into the haze.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 29th, 2016, 5:50 am
by dandelion
These look a bit like fireworks to me-

A vimeo about Photographer, Martin Klimas' sound translated into sculptures-



Also Martin Klimas, cover-
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Gp-Fb2uoL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
or http://www.fubiz.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Fresh-paint-by-Martin-Klimas-1.jpg

Also, Mark Mawson, underwater photography-
http://i1.dripimg.com/t/980000/6344/72/972776_500_8a9652.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJJU62juvuA

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 9th, 2016, 10:29 pm
by Watson
Some recent paintings. Painted on raw wood. It was the bottom of dresser drawers for the last hundred, or so years. Interesting how the wood absorbs the loose paint. It is many, if not a dozen layers of paint. It gives a more interesting effect than just a single layer of a solid color would have given.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 19th, 2016, 4:39 pm
by Clory
This is some grade A stuff.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 19th, 2016, 6:24 pm
by TheVat
Where is Watson, these days?

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 19th, 2016, 6:44 pm
by Dave_Oblad
Hi Biv,

Yes, I miss him too. I suspect his absence must be due to severe Illness or Death, as he was such a regular here and so well liked. I hope I'm wrong.

Best wishes,
Dave :^)

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 3:05 pm
by Watson
sniffly siff, coff coff, please send money in lue of flowers. Please don't change my status yet. But I do feel like a just showed up at my own service. Thanks for the concern, but it is lack of internet that is my most problematic ailment over the past few months. Even this is a temporary visit to check in on things, etc.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 3:23 pm
by Dave_Oblad
Yea!!!!

Never been so happy to be wrong. Come back soon! Ya hear?

Bestest Regards,
Dave :^)

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 3:31 pm
by Watson
I suppose that blows the whole flower proposition?

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 3:35 pm
by Dave_Oblad
he,he,he...

There's that sense of humor we all love!

Let us know when you are actually dead.. and I'll send flowers.

Regards,
Dave :^)

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 4:02 pm
by Watson
When you stub your toe in the dark, because the furniture has been moved around, send money then, in lieu of flowers. If I get the money, then it wasn't me.

Signing off now.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 23rd, 2016, 12:32 pm
by TheVat
He lives!

(On vacation this week, also Net challenged, also just checking in)

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: November 23rd, 2016, 2:10 pm
by vivian maxine
Watson » November 21st, 2016, 2:31 pm wrote:I suppose that blows the whole flower proposition?


Especially in late November. Welcome back. Good to hear from you.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: December 22nd, 2016, 10:48 pm
by zetreque
Catching up on my APOD and this picture reminded me of your art, Watson.


https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151005.html

Image

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: December 23rd, 2016, 5:38 am
by Dave_Oblad
Hi zetreque,

Is that real?

I see the Cheshire Cat, so where is Alice?

Regards,
Dave :^)

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 6th, 2017, 7:45 pm
by Watson
Dave_Oblad » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:44 pm wrote:Hi Biv,

Yes, I miss him too. I suspect his absence must be due to severe Illness or Death, as he was such a regular here and so well liked. I hope I'm wrong.

Best wishes,
Dave :^)


Yes now would be a good time to invest in his paintings. They are available from 'Polar Bear Art Gallery' which just opened this spring. Each painting is certified authentic and the artist agrees, in writing to die, at some point, which may contribute to an increase in value, making this an excellent investment.

And thanks Dave. You were not wrong, just premature.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 7th, 2017, 8:58 am
by TheVat
Are you still painting?

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 7th, 2017, 10:32 am
by Watson
Absolutely. More so now than in the past several years.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: June 7th, 2017, 11:03 am
by TheVat
That's good to hear. Probably helps that you are not frittering your time away at SPCF. Or perhaps it's the sense of imminent doom that the new U.S. president can engender, especially in a neighboring country. Who was it, Samuel Johnson or somebody, who said something about the knowledge one is about to die can focus the mind admirably? I should get back to my science fiction novel that I keep thinking I will write.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 6:58 pm
by Watson
I painted this when the cub was still in quarantine at the zoo, having just arrived with his brother, orphaned in the wild near Churchill Manitoba. I just heard on the news he passed away earlier today.
https://www.facebook.com/don.watson.art ... 4546528501

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 7:26 pm
by zetreque
How old was it? I just looked it up and apparently they live 15-30 years

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 8:46 pm
by Watson
About 2 years old, and yes they could live 30+ but with the state of the planet, likely shorter in the wild, maybe for all of us. It was actually yesterday he passed, and the zoo should have more news tomorrow about cause. He was showing signs on Friday and,......
So it was something fairly quick.


I just had a really sick thought, but it couldn't be.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 8:53 pm
by BioWizard
Watson » 16 Jul 2017 05:58 pm wrote:I painted this when the cub was still in quarantine at the zoo, having just arrived with his brother, orphaned in the wild near Churchill Manitoba. I just heard on the news he passed away earlier today.
https://www.facebook.com/don.watson.art ... 4546528501


Very nice Watson! I would suggest working a little bit more on the shading to give his body and hind limbs more 3dimensional depth. But otherwise it looks great.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 8:55 pm
by BioWizard
I really like the landscape and the texture of the bear's fur. What's your medium?

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 9:25 pm
by Watson
It is acrylic paint, but on an old wood bottom of a dresser drawer. The dark feature in the background is in the wood itself, likely some deep bark. The texture you see, is in the wood from the original saw cut. The clear side of the panel got varnished, so the underside of the drawer was raw wood and better for painting. It was the reaction with the raw wood that the wet paint(as in watery) was sucked in to the wood. The texture of the fur is a lot to do with the many many layers of translucent paint.

Sorry, I missed the first comment, and yes agreed. A painting is never really done, until someone takes it way from me.

Re: Paintings

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 10:29 pm
by BioWizard
I really like your creativity and how you interact your medium with your canvas. Yes acrylic makes sense for a piece of untreated wood.

I used to do this kind of thing back when science/work didn't take up all of my time. I hope to return to it some day. In the mean time, I'll enjoy seeing your and others' work. Please keep posting.