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ImBatman

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on: November 19, 2012, 09:51:59 PM
*** See lower post for the Real McCoy large size frameable version... ***

Hi everyone, Since no one else has been game. Here is my "sketch" attempt at the Visualising Abstracts lesson. It's done in acrylics. There's some Texture Paste, Impasto Gel, Sand and of course it is done in Acrylics.

Somewhat Abstract Aussie Summer
Somewhat Abstract Aussie Summer


Let me know what you think.

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« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 03:55:04 AM by ImBatman »
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Maryna

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Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 03:54:10 AM
looks fun batman

I did two, but oh my gosh, don't wanna post it - lucky for me it was small, it looked really ugly, even my kids said so  :2funny:
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Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 05:29:51 AM
Sorry, don't have time to study it very long right now.  I think I figured out everything quickly except the item in the lower left corner, the red rectangle shape.  I'm not too good with abstract art.  Guess I need to look into it more so I can learn more about it.
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Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 05:59:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: Your abstract of Australia is great as it took me back to the time I spent there.   Reminded me of the Gold coast, Surfers Paradise,  Ayres (spelling?) rock, sunny days and the beautiful birds ie parrots etc.

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Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 09:52:41 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for  commenting Maryna, polliwag and valweb.

Valweb, you pretty much got it in one. You're supposed to call it Uluru now though, not Ayres Rock.

Maryna, this is abstract. I've been in waiting rooms of doctors and other professionals with paitings I thought were pretty ugly. Don't write them off...

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Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 01:13:33 PM
Nolan asked for a description, to help out:

My idea is based around Summer in Australia.

If you look at a satellite image of Australia, you see it surrounded by water, a thin strip of green around the edges  and then a lot of arid country in the middle. So  from right to left, you get the ocean, the sand, the green area, then the outback. And of course in the middle of Australia you get Uluru.

The red, orange and yellow are the hot colours of the sun.

I simulated the Red Ochre of the outback - so distinct when you've seen it - as I don't have Red Ochre paint on hand.

Uluru and the Cockatoos overhead are the "Aussie" tie in.

We spend a lot of time at the beaches - hence the surf in the ocean.

Also, in summer we always get bushfires, that's why the green area is on fire with the black smoke (symbolised by the black circles)

So there you go. Hope that helps.

Check out my "Higher Power" one as well, it was done an abstract idea... But that was done before the course as an idea based on discussion with friends about Higher Powers/God/Spirituality and the symbols we use to represent them etc.

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Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 12:37:45 PM
awesome Batman  :clap:


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Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 02:44:44 PM
I like this one too! My first reactions were: Hot!, but cooling with the blue, fresh and whimsy. Love the color combo and it makes me wonder what the symbology is  (which I got the answer for). I like the strong vertical balanced with the horizontal too. Awesome, thanks for sharing.... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 12:05:11 AM
 :smitten:  Love it!! Certainly reminds me of summertime in Aussie.
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Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 02:13:06 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan :thankyou: Denise :thankyou: Sasha.

Now I'm wondering if I do the full size one on a stretched canvas. I have some larger ones here waiting for some original stuff (50 x 75cm.)

If I did, I was thinking I could make the Earth/Sea component take up a bit more room (say about 50% more at the bottom and Increase the size of Uluru too. But keep the trees and fire at about the amount they take up now...

What do peeps think? Good enough to put on a real canvas or not and if so, with or without the changes?

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Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 06:01:35 AM
My unprofessional opinion is YES yes yes!! It would look great and the changes sound fantastic too, hope we get to see the results  :gl: .
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Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 09:26:23 AM
I really like this one Batman, so yes, I'd like to see it bigger! The changes sound good but I really like the way it is now too so I'll pass on having a preference for that. Will it be a gift?
 
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Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 03:41:13 AM
I will think about doing it on a big canvas. I wasn't too sure, it seemed a bit simplistic to me.

I'll post it if I do though.  O0

It'll probably end up on my wall for now.

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Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 01:53:28 PM
This is my first abstract in oils and measures 18x24 on stretched canvas.




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Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 02:02:25 PM
Whoa! I really like it. Nice abstract, that invites some dreaming. O0
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