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the surreal life

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the surreal life

Postby 6anthony66 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:27 pm

decided to take a shot at a surreal piece, this is a work in progress so don't hate.this is not the whole canvas in the picture but its acrylic paint on a 3ft x 4ft canvas
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Re: the surreal life

Postby ericmeikle » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:06 am

Well so far so good what's the plan for the rest ? E
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Re: the surreal life

Postby 6anthony66 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:35 pm

thanks, not too sure kind of waiting on an epiphany to come along, I want to scar peoples mind with this piece so its gonna be weird. ill be sure to post some updates for you though
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Re: the surreal life

Postby Grandaddyearl » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:13 am

"scar people's minds"? Why? Why not tell a story of some kind? Certainly respect attitude in art but without a message (except maybe your gravity void in this piece) where do you expect the viewers mind to go? Been sort of playing with surrealism for more years than I can remember but now try and send a story with each piece no matter how obscure. Grandaddyearl.com
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Re: the surreal life

Postby 6anthony66 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:00 pm

yeah I know what you mean I just cant stare at a piece and try to come up with an idea. I really enjoy trying to put myself in the painting when I dream and come up with ideas that way, because I get much better results subconsciously. otherwise ill be sitting there having an anxiety attack thinking of ideas
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Re: the surreal life

Postby Emily Read » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:37 am

Love it so far! Maybe something in the foreground? I'm sure whatever you do it'll be great!
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Re: the surreal life

Postby Grandaddyearl » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:46 pm

Don't allow anxiety. As I recall that cost one artist his ear. What ticked you off when you woke up this morning. Put your socks on the wrong feet? Spilled your coffee? Got a solicitation call during breakfast? Tripped on your front step? Etc. Paint it. I have no clue what to represent when I start a piece but 1/3 through I know how to finish it. If you over think you might as well tie your painting hand to your foot. Think less paint more. The worst that will happen is you won't like it at the end. Do another one. Grandaddyearl
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Re: the surreal life

Postby sue hazelton » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:53 am

Hey Anthony, I like what you have done. I am especially drawn to the sky. I see shapes and designs; in one area I see what looks to me like the head of a stuffed toy baby lion, and in another area what looks like it could be the face of a reptile such as a snake or an alligator. That's what see. Great work!!! :) sue
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Re: the surreal life

Postby acsunda » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:44 pm

Cool painting, weird, I like it!!
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Re: the surreal life

Postby anthony » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:12 pm

Anthony, I agree with Grandaddyearl. We use our brain to put the paint on the canvas, and we use our heart to channel inspiration. Where it comes from doesn't matter. Everyone's perspective is their own story. Sharing your perspective is inspiration for life, collectively.
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