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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 30, 2014 - 02:36am PT
hey there say, all...

this just got to its new home...
oil on canvas...



Credit: neebee


and, BELOW:

did this acrylic, though, it is not very advanced art,
was just a simple paint-do, for a fast gift to someone in town...
i should have spent more time and made it very nice, but--
i was not sure when i'd get over there again, and it was more for a nice
memory, etc...


acrylics, small, on a paint-board type material:


Credit: neebee


photo came out too blury, :(
about the only really good art, here is the ground, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 9, 2014 - 07:08am PT
On a wall in the parking lot at last year's Oakdale Climbers' Festival...
On a wall in the parking lot at last year's Oakdale Climbers' Festival.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 9, 2014 - 07:19am PT
And then there are the so-called art critics.  Critics of so-called ar...
And then there are the so-called art critics. Critics of so-called art, I mean, also known as graffiti or vandalism/destruction of property. Where is there a line, or is there one?
Credit: mouse from merced
Doctor D.R., PhD, and Peter Haan, keeper of the truth.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 15, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
hey there say, paul... oh my... was so close, yet so far...

we had to drive back over the hill, with my mom, along too, ... sis was so tired and had to drive back OVER the highway 17... so we just could not even manage a short visit...

someday... :)

thanks for being open to share...
we had a lot of busy hours with my grandkids, and early hours, as well...
was a miracle trip, my SECOND, since my daddy died...

it is actually a 'piece of artwork' all its own:
seeing family again, after so many years...


:)
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Jun 15, 2014 - 09:15pm PT
A couple of larger works from this year.
Giants Steps - 30x40 oil on canvas. From the south rim Grand Canyon ea...
Giants Steps - 30x40 oil on canvas. From the south rim Grand Canyon east of the lodge area
Credit: bc
Path to the Ruins - 36x36 oil on canvas. From a trip this winter to th...
Path to the Ruins - 36x36 oil on canvas. From a trip this winter to the White House ruins Canyon de Chelly, AZ.
Credit: bc
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 15, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
hey there say, bc.... WONDERFUL!!! THANKS for sharing, thanks so much!

i like the first one, with the pastel blues... :)
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 15, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
BC, so beautiful!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jun 15, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
Beautiful BC.
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Jun 16, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Harold Paris, about 8" x 6-1/2" x 1-1/2", cast bronze, ca. 1973
Harold Paris, about 8" x 6-1/2" x 1-1/2", cast bronze, ca. 1973
Credit: gallery website

This is an example of the bronze sculptures which Berkeley Artist Harold Persico Paris was busy producing during the early 1970's. I was trying to post it from the Web, unsuccessfully at first; hopefully this time it'll stick.

I was one of his students of these years conscripted to help out with some of the tedious but necessary tasks necessary to create and refine the finished forms. Along the way, I received a piece similar to the work shown in this photo; about 6” x 3-1/2” x 1-1/2”.

Some of his pieces of the series where quite spacious, perhaps 48” square, with a height of up to 16”.

During this period, Harold was also busy with his series of “Souls.” Each was uniformly sized at about 8” x 10” x 3/8” thickness, and cast from phosphorescent luminous silicone. When the display lighting was directed upon a collection of “Souls,” their color palate appeared in neutral earthtones. Lights out, though, and the effect was a dazzling array of neon aqua; radioactive magenta – not unlike ultraviolet effects, but considerably more sophisticated.

His “Environmental Sculpture” redefined my Art experience. What was perhaps the finest of this series was included at the University Art Museum's Retrospective, about 1973:

An object resembling a pavilion or a black box 8' x 9' x 8' hgt was approached between, well, velvet ropes. While in a short queue, we were instructed to remove our shoes.

Now it's my turn, and I step through black curtains as if entering a photo darkroom lab. Somewhat ahead and left, a shimmering image appears. As it is approached, it is evident the image is not the poster-sized I'd apprehended at first glimpse – no, it's more like a full length mirror. And there's some depth, it appears after a time, to the tableaux, as if I were looking at a hologram composition of black and white and which, on second glance, may be more of a brushed stainless steel at the bottom, black vulcanized rubber; very stark accent light throwing everything into a brilliant contrast...yet the light source itself is nowhere to be seen.

I must have stood, gazing through what I'd thought was a window out onto a surreal diorama, for a few minutes, before I realized that I was standing on the threshold of a room, stainless steel floor – I was to enter this room and to interact with it.

Impossible to photograph, much less articulate in a wall of text, which I'll stop while I'm still ahead, other than to say that Harold, and his work, were certainly ahead of their time.

Sadly, Harold passed in 1977. Lots of dangerous chemicals; solvents; “aromatic hydrocarbons” involved in casting, printmaking. He was 50.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 23, 2014 - 01:18pm PT
hey there say, had lots of fun doing these and they are out into their new homes now...

one was fun, due to the scenery, and different greens...
and happy couple, of course...


Credit: neebee



and the other one was fun, due to the challenge of the flowers, that, i can easily turn into a mess, :))

and the different background and fun dress...
and of course, the 'happy newly weds' :)


Credit: neebee


now, i am working on a portrait with rock background again, and sometimes, depending on what kind of rock, i just have trouble with the texture...

smooth, rock, not... just that 'speckled type' ...

am getting better with 'shadow on humans' but still have a ways to go, when it is so dark, :O on the faces...

and my great blue heron is calling me to finish it,
:)
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 29, 2014 - 12:21am PT
Some random tree drawings on a random street in Dalian. No signs or anything pointing them out.

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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 29, 2014 - 07:26am PT
KabalaArch, that is beautiful work and a great story.
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Jun 29, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Well. Did we meet up in The Gorge, once?

Thank you very much, phylp. I was afraid Paris has gone unnoticed here...but, of course, this is a climbing forum; not an art gallery – except to the extent that at one and the same time climbing is a performing art, further, it represents the art which we've come face to face, and have tried to live to resolution - to speak directly - with the moment of truth common to everyone on this Site. Perhaps many and several of them.

Time stands still.

I began my own etching age 16, while at Mills H.S..as a Burlingame teenaged resident; in contact w/ Harold's clique. Began to audit Cal's Art classes as soon as I could drive; I needed Harold's press to print up the images I was producing in my parent's garage. Materials: zinc plate; dilute HCL; Pyrex cook dish; acid resist (rosin; asphaltum – even spray paint will do). Interestingly to my potentate biographers, I'd yet to take a H.S. Art class – it was strict college prep; for which I'm grateful!

I was only able to afford an 18 x 24 copper plate once,

The Fine Arts Dept is located in Kroeber Hall (also Athropo); opposite the Quad from Wurster: Arch; L.Arch; C&R Pln'g. It was a short walk to there, in other words. Besides, when they were to have builded this Brutalist, 9 story piece, it contained the ceramic kilns; the casting foundry. Plus, that's where Harold kept and maintained his Office Hours.

While I've tacitly avoided faux pas, such as posting up my wife's Art site; my own Arch. I will make bold a piece of decadence I learned while still at Mills, reading Oscar Wilde:

“...as soon as we were alone again he would begin, 'Well, what have your been doing since yesterday?' Now, as at the time my life was passing rather uneventfully enough, the telling of what I was doing was of no interest. So, to humor him, I began recounting some trifling incidents. And noticed while I was speaking that Wilde's face was growing gloomy.

“ ' You really did that?'' he said.”
' “ And you are speaking the truth?” ' “
' “ ' “Yes.' “ '

'” “ ' “ 'Then why repeat it? You must see that it is not of the slightest importance. You must understand that there are two worlds – the one which exists and is never talked about; it is called the real world because there is no reason to talk about it in order to see it. The other is the world of Art; one must talk about it, because otherwise it would cease to exist.' “ ' “ '
ski-in ski-out Mammoth Mountain.   <br/>
In Starlite, it's presently 103F....
ski-in ski-out Mammoth Mountain.
In Starlite, it's presently 103F. 12/01/13: 14F
Credit: an unknown professional photog-img ctrsy Owner
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 2, 2014 - 08:29am PT
Yes Steve, we climbed together for a day in the Gorge some years ago!
Your architecture work is beautiful. Too bad we never got to build that house in Swall Meadows, that would have been fun.
The RV has turned out to be much more cost effective!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 2, 2014 - 08:34am PT
Yesterday at LACMA: German Expressionism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Showed the great influence of the artists working in France on those in Germany. Great exhibit.

Matisse
Matisse
Credit: phylp

I could stare at this one for hours. What a master!


Derain
Derain
Credit: phylp

So gorgeous!

Kees van Dongen
Kees van Dongen
Credit: phylp

The commentary said that this was a transvestite singer at a local cafe

Emile Nolde
Emile Nolde
Credit: phylp
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 2, 2014 - 08:42am PT
LACMA exhibit continued:

A gorgeous little Van Gogh we had never seen before
A gorgeous little Van Gogh we had never seen before
Credit: phylp

Kandinsky
Kandinsky
Credit: phylp

Rousseau
Rousseau
Credit: phylp

Isn't this Rousseau fabulous? I think it may be my favorite of his work I've even seen. Look at the expressions on the faces of the different members of the wedding party. Very sly. And the linearity of the trees juxtaposed with the people, making the connection, making the contrast. And the white bride. I just think this painting is clever on a lot of levels.

Vuillard
Vuillard
Credit: phylp

Vuillard in a kind of art nouveau mode. Lovely

Van Rysselberghe
Van Rysselberghe
Credit: phylp
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jul 2, 2014 - 08:49am PT
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I still have a fondness for Bonnard.

What he does with the skin is amazing.
Anonym Astmatiker

Ice climber
Trondheim, Norway
Jul 2, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
I drew this on my computer in between climbs at the steel crag in the Northern Sea.

Credit: Anonym Astmatiker

http://instagram.com/p/oawoTOrN6w/
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 2, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Pot fired in the campfire at JT with Josh flowers (flowers came from private property)

Credit: StahlBro
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2014 - 04:22am PT
Phylyp, those are some very beautiful images, I agree. Thanks for posting them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Rattner
I'll just say that I appreciated these line drawings by Abraham Rattner, which appeared in the 1956 edition of New World Writing, a ten cent paperback which has not aged well; so, in order to hide the reddish leakage from the cheap binding glue, I decided to use a reddish tint when I scanned the pages of the book.
The woman with the chicken.
The woman with the chicken.
Credit: mouse from merced
The tenderness of a saint.
The tenderness of a saint.
Credit: mouse from merced
All God's children got shoes.
All God's children got shoes.
Credit: mouse from merced
The boy with the turtle.
The boy with the turtle.
Credit: mouse from merced
Something voodoo...experience...when I get shoes.
Something voodoo...experience...when I get shoes.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Closer to Picasso" than to Roualt. Hmmm... That settles it: I wouldn't want this guy drawing my climbing topos.

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