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rage: botanical

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rage: botanical

Postby chauncey » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:43 pm

please give me a comprehensive critique.
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby DrayeArt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:11 pm

Very lively and emotive. Tough medium to work in too.
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby SharsArt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:23 pm

Hi Chauncey,

I'm not very familiar with this particular art form, but I do find it very interesting. I'm sure there are lot's of other FM members here who could be much more helpful with critique. The title of this piece is perplexing to me though... I just don't see or feel 'rage' from this work?

Hope I've helped. :D
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby anthony » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:47 pm

colours and overall composition are vibrant and disturbing. I can't offer any more. I hope you have something more. . .
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby sorinapostolescu » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:15 am

Hi chauncey,

Very interesting this style in painting, I like ... :wink:
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby davidball » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:45 am

I love the use of paint in this.
The two things that draw my attention are the hair color, it matches the background so seems to be pushed into the background instead of being pulled forward - and the second thing is I can't make out what is being lifted in the left hand. I don't think this a problem, maybe I just need to spend more time looking at it (which I could easily).
And full props for using oil on cardboard.
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby findyourbeat » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:03 pm

I feel as though the face and the legs are more detailed and defined whereas the rest of the body is more abstracted, I think it's a bit confusing, especially with the squatting stance. I might suggest either defining the torso and arms more, abstracting the face and legs, or doing a little of both, but I feel as if the whole body should be done in the same style. And the face is a different shade than the rest of the body, more yellowish, I think if kind of separates with face from the body. I also agree that the hair blends into the back some.
Overall I think this is a beautiful and interesting piece, I've never seen oil on cardboard before, I might have to try it sometime :wink: hope I've helped

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Re: rage: botanical

Postby NikkiandSimon » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:20 pm

I really like your use of texture and composition. I get a little lost in the middle. Maybe because the hue and chroma of the colors are so similar. Perhaps add a little contrast to help with depth. You might even add a fey more layers and refine the edges to build up the painting some more. Overall I think you have a really nice piece. Great work!
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby captainduh » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:47 pm

I'm going to ignore the title because I do not see that emotion here.

Based on what I see, I would title this work "Mother Nature's Struggle" because it speaks to me as nature fighting to replenish the earth of which man has taken. She looks desperate and frantic in putting life back into the environment - the brush strokes to me say quick and frantic to match that theme.

It is fluid, but if your theme is rage then the message is lost on me.
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Re: rage: botanical

Postby Linda Hinchey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:24 am

Chauncey, I use cardboard all the time when I am practicing or doing studies. Most of my thoughts on your piece have already been addressed here but I am very curious as to why you call this a botanical?
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