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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Very cool thread. Don't think I have seen this before.

Trad climber
Nov 7, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Pastels on the back of a Trader Joes brown bag. Done today after shopping.
Credit: Batrock

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:20am PT
^^^ nice batrock, and quite thrifty of you. but i have to say that my favorite thing about pastels was how wonderful - and luxurious - the sanded paper was to touch. The whole process - so tactile. So expensive though!

Social climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 06:06am PT
hey there say... all...

got another of the old black & white, from the kids's great aunt...

guessed at the colors, but i know she loved blue...

this is for firstborn son, for a birthday gift, though, perhaps he may not appreciate it now--hope he will later... she loved them very very much...

lupita &#40;pita&#41; gonzales...
lupita (pita) gonzales...
Credit: neebee

they USED very red lipstick, back then... :)
and had, or had access at the photographer's to this
lovely jewelry from mexico...

i always loved their
earrings, when we used to shop there... but i opted of course,
to buy the cheeper 'plata' with the enamel flowers... not as elegant, but, very lovely, as well, in different ways...

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 8, 2013 - 10:03am PT
That's very nice, neebee. Last Friday, my gf signed us up for a drawing class at the Norton Simon. She's the artist, I'm just along for the ride, you understand. The class was on drawing heads. I have new respect for those who draw portraits. The proper proportions and perspective of the human face is not easy to achieve.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
That portrait is really lovely, Neeebee.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Credit: paul roehl
Credit: paul roehl

Saw this artist, Thierry de Cordier at the Venice Biennale over the summer... some of the best painting I've ever seen though these images don't do it justice. Really powerful work.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:25pm PT


Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Those are gorgeous Paul! I can't imagine what a scene like the Venice art event must be like. I've gone to the SF national/intl dealers event at Fort Mason a couple of times and even that was kind of overwhelming.

Nov 8, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Check this out:

Crazy good stuff.

Social climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
hey there say, FortMental...

oh my, that is so funny--they are so SIMILAR, :) what a things to see! say, i was later able to spot that pita's
eye, (her right) our left-side of view, was somehow off a tad... or the line was a tad 'not up to par'...

well, now i will not worry... as, the famous photo, you showed now, has eyes that are off a tad, too... :)

i wonder if the photographer that had pita, SIT, had seen that artwork, first and hope to have a photo, in his own way, to match, :)

gary, as to this:
The proper proportions and perspective of the human face is not easy to achieve.

oh my, so very true... and every time the head moves, new angle are there to conquer, right when you THINK you understand something, :O
and then, there are a few varieties of nose, mouths, etc, those many eyes are similar, there is chins and jaws, and oh my! ...

i mean, wow, if you do a cat, dog or elephant, at least certain breeds, etc, have basic formats nearly the same... (expressions make the special pets, here, in this case)...

then, after thinking you've learned the face...
THEN, there is learning to get A PORTRAIT likeness of someone, and
man oh man... :O it nearly makes you feel like you are slipping back down the trail and all the dirt is sliding down with you, :O

then--once you get the face drawn and say, "wow, i think i got it" well, you add the paint and say, "OOPS" i just lost the whole likeness, :O


at least, trees, etc, you can allow for 'winds of change' :))

i was painting my brother howard, a ways back and by some wrong move of the brush, i THEN had MATT! there before me, and not howard, :O

sometimes i have it almost right, and it needs a small change and the brush HITS wrong, and then it far worse than before and i nearly have to start over, :((

HAVE FUN!! you will still love the adventure, gary!

*thank you to phylp...

and keep sharing... i love art...

i have sound some other painters, again, with neat paintings, that i will try to share, later... just 'finds' on the net, as to folks we've really not really heard about... but neat stuff...

Nate D

San Francisco
Nov 8, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
I echo the thanks to those who have shared more great stuff.

How about this guy, Kim Keever?

Builds landscapes in large tanks of water, lights, and shoots 'em.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 9, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
paul roehl

Boulder climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:10am PT
Credit: paul roehl

Vernal Falls in progress.

Social climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:23am PT
hey there say, paul ...oh my!!! i love your falls...

i am trying to do one, too...

hope it will be at least half as nice as yours!!

wow... thank you so much for sharing... gives me hope, too!

mine, has someone in front of it, :)
but it is a surprise for a family member, so i can't share now...

will share later... :)
the czar

meyers, ca.
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Credit: the czar

Kennewick wa
Nov 19, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 19, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Credit: Photo: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane et al.

Artist: God

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 19, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
^^^ Nothing better!

I have a recommendation for a movie for the art lovers, called "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters"

It's a very interesting documentary about the artist and his process. He creates elaborately staged scenes featuring people and objects, and then photographs them, then does intense editing on the digital images to create the exact image he wants and finally prints these very large format prints. The scenes are so big he has a crew of dozens of people to help with the lighting, filming staging etc. The final product reminds me of Edward Hopper (though I prefer Hopper). Even if you don't like the work the film is fascinating to watch.
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