Artist on BOARD



  • @Kehaulani said in Artist on BOARD:

    Bob Ross could've done it in thirty minutes. 😁

    Right. Don’t get me started with Bob Ross.



  • Now THAT would be a feat, since he has been dead over 20 years;)



  • Here is the video I did. Time-lapse of me doing the painting of the Alaska Mountains.
    There’s background music, too.
    https://www.facebook.com/1592745394281517/posts/2299820856907297?sfns=mo



  • Where's the big tree bordering one side? 👹



  • @Kehaulani said in Artist on BOARD:

    Where's the big tree bordering one side? 👹

    Ah, very observant. The video is not all inclusive. Stay tuned for more possible 100% full length videos at a later date! Besides, it’s not as though I didn’t paint the tree, it just didn’t make the video.



  • You get that tree in and change the sky to purple and there might be a future for you on PBS.



  • @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    There are elite artists who would not take kindly to a remark like, "your paintings look like photographs".

    Those would be the ones that mass produce "starving artist" travesties. I wouldn't use the term "elite"; "hack" seems more appropriate.



  • @J-Jericho said in Artist on BOARD:

    @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    There are elite artists who would not take kindly to a remark like, "your paintings look like photographs".

    Those would be the ones that mass produce "starving artist" travesties. I wouldn't use the term "elite"; "hack" seems more appropriate.

    I wouldn’t limit the field quite so much, J.Jericho, there are many many fine artists who I admire a lot who would bristle at the comment that their paintings look like photographs.



  • A little different thing. This is the pasture right behind our son and daughter in law's home in South Carolina. Our 2 yr old granddaughter loves to feed them apple slices and carrots!

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  • I wouldn’t limit the field quite so much, . . there are many, many fine artists who I admire a lot who would bristle at the comment that their paintings look like photographs.

    Thank you BigDub. I haven't responded, but this theme keeps recurring, so . .

    I'm tired of a default position by some that higher education and artistic vs. materialistic pursuits equal elitism. Are there people who fit that? Darn right. But there is also reverse elitism and I've known people with lower educations and materialistic views who also are limited to being journeymen and without imagination and impractical, as well. Each group contains both.

    Thank you for not being silently acquiescent.



  • @Kehaulani said in Artist on BOARD:

    I wouldn’t limit the field quite so much, . . there are many, many fine artists who I admire a lot who would bristle at the comment that their paintings look like photographs.

    Thank you BigDub. I haven't responded, but this theme keeps recurring, so . .

    I'm tired of a default position by some that higher education and artistic vs. materialistic pursuits equal elitism. Are there people who fit that? Darn right. But there is also reverse elitism and I've known people with lower educations and materialistic views who also are limited to being journeymen and without imagination and impractical, as well. Each group contains both.

    Thank you for not being silently acquiescent.

    You’re welcome Kehaulani. I didn't feel I could let that go.
    Also, I try to be mindful of the intent of people’s comments.
    Virtually the same comment can be derogatory or positive.
    I had someone from an "art society" organization tell me my paintings were too photographic. This was derogatory, but I made use of the comment to better myself, in a sense.
    It had more to do with my design sense and literal placement of things and I realized I needed to be more creative with certain aspects of my paintings rather than robotically painting what is in front of me.



  • Yes, there are many variations on abstract painting which succeed as art and not as garbage, but like any artistic endeavor, there is a whole range of competence and lack thereof. One would not look at abstraction, however slight, and declare it to be photographic, but to be offended at such a compliment reveals a lack of character and ability IMO. A lot of art consists of sycophants stroking fragile egos over what, from any rational perspective, is crap, not art.



  • @J-Jericho said in Artist on BOARD:

    Yes, there are many variations on abstract painting which succeed as art and not as garbage, but like any artistic endeavor, there is a whole range of competence and lack thereof. One would not look at abstraction, however slight, and declare it to be photographic, but to be offended at such a compliment reveals a lack of character and ability IMO. A lot of art consists of sycophants stroking fragile egos over what, from any rational perspective, is crap, not art.

    To a great extent I agree with you. I go back and forth with what the world has accepted as Art today. A cleaning person collected one display and threw it in the trash, quite innocently too. This cleaning person was the only honest person employed by the museum. Everyone else pretended it was art.
    A huge rock is on display in some museum in LA.
    Not doin' it for me.


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    @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    @J-Jericho said in Artist on BOARD:

    Yes, there are many variations on abstract painting which succeed as art and not as garbage, but like any artistic endeavor, there is a whole range of competence and lack thereof. One would not look at abstraction, however slight, and declare it to be photographic, but to be offended at such a compliment reveals a lack of character and ability IMO. A lot of art consists of sycophants stroking fragile egos over what, from any rational perspective, is crap, not art.

    To a great extent I agree with you. I go back and forth with what the world has accepted as Art today. A cleaning person collected one display and threw it in the trash, quite innocently too. This cleaning person was the only honest person employed by the museum. Everyone else pretended it was art.
    A huge rock is on display in some museum in LA.
    Not doin' it for me.

    Rock, museum, LA. I get it. 😉



  • Nice stuff there Big Dub!!



  • I am aware that there are artists who are insulted if you say their work looks like a photograph. I've known one personally in the past who threw a punch at me for saying so. I've dabbled with painting myself and tried but never could get that photographic look. I am drawn to art that has that look and I admire the talent of those who can do it. When I made the remark about Wayne's work, I truly meant it as a compliment, and I wasn't worrying about getting slugged because he lives many, many miles away from me...☺



  • @GeorgeB said in Artist on BOARD:

    I am aware that there are artists who are insulted if you say their work looks like a photograph. I've known one personally in the past who threw a punch at me for saying so. I've dabbled with painting myself and tried but never could get that photographic look. I am drawn to art that has that look and I admire the talent of those who can do it. When I made the remark about Wayne's work, I truly meant it as a compliment, and I wasn't worrying about getting slugged because he lives many, many miles away from me...☺

    Don’t worry about saying that to me. I take it as a compliment. I have refrained from punching people for far worse comments than that! ☺ 😁 😀



  • Another one to share. I will not overwhelm you with posts......no more than one per day...REsizedCalCoast.jpg



  • here is another one to view. North Carolina Mountains OverlookresizedNCsmokies.jpg



  • I can't remember the movie but it was Sandra Bullock and she was working in a "Starving Artist" paint shop. She pressed buttons and a sponge would make a mountain ridge, another one would paint birds. It was a funny scene. Anyone remember the movie?
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