Fred, Nealy, Claudia, and Holly, thank you for your comments on my bearrito. No one can touch Fred, however, for bears and humor combined. One Halloween, my son, who is 6'4", wore a full (and very realistic) bear suit when he drove his convertible to work. It was great.
Fred, what beautiful paintings of Bruno in the wooded lane. You're not afraid of color and these look like autumn sherbets - so pretty.
Sarah, a lovely still life from Cezanne ... It's fascinating to see things that might be considered "errors," like the inconsistent curvature on the top and bottom of a rounded item, yet he was one of the greats.
I went back and looked at the earliest postings and saw that I joined the group a month after it started, when Sammy was teaching fundamentals of art to the group. (Her instructional series had a profound effect on me and my work. To this day, I integrate things she taught us into my work.) Because we were working very, very long hours at work, I dropped out, rejoining after I retired. Fred, I loved seeing your bear paintings from 2010 and 2011 - auditioning for the Charmin toilet paper commercial was a joy!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Sorry Alex, missed your 'Bearrito'...small but not insignificant
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Jen, no problem! I was away for a long time. You all made a very positive impression, and I was happy to be able to retire and return.
Sarah, thank you for your comment.
Hi everyone, here is my try at the bear. Marsha, I went with your advise about using a background that would become part of the subject when using c/p. This is 9x7" suede black paper with c/p.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Thank you Jen, glad you liked my interpretation of Fred's bear. He's been getting around this month.
Sarah: I had never seen Cezanne's still life, so you have educated me... I spent the afternoon looking at his paintings. I definitely see now what you saw. great job. and thanks for the nice afternoon. I couldn't find the Picasso with Onions except for the one with the skull. is that the one you are referring to? you sure made the watercolor look like oil...
Holly, Thank you for the compliments on my two late night sketches No light on, just the tv light ...
Bonnie: wow, I love how it turned out with the black background. I love the fur... and your foliage is super. Great job. I will stay out of his way..... and celebrate his privacy..... I'm glad I gave you an idea.... Thank you for the compliment.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Geri: Yes, we must bear in mind that some people on these forums find puns comparable to a grizzly death.
Thank you Marsha, for the nice comments and the great tip. It seemed easier to work with the background instead of fighting with it.
Hello Marsha..apologise for giving you the name of the wrong artist... it was van Gogh. I was mixed up because I had just finished a jigsaw (online) of Picasso's 'still life.dessert' previous to that it was the van Gogh onions.!
Pleased you had a pleasant afternoon looking at Cezanne's work.
sympathetic version of the bear cub especially of the hair.
Sarah, I see what you mean about Van Gogh, The way he placed the items from the real world, to on the canvas, to me, has always been strange, if I were to do that everyone would be correcting my work, but, if a famous artist did it in the past, its a masterpiece... My personal thoughts about him is his mental disconnect often showed up in his paintings. I love his Almond blossoms and he painted that for his nephew that had just been born, whom he loved. His sunflowers, he painted to decorate the room of his closest art friend Gauguin when he came to live with him, again out of love, but then threatened him with a razor before turning it on himself. Boy, he sure was a disconnected individual. I have often wondered if he was born that way or was he mixing paints that got to his brain. He tried to kill himself by drinking some of the paints. He always interested me because I have a suicide in my family and have always tried to find out why. He should have stayed in the asylum. where he felt safe and in fact kept safe from himself.
wow, I guess I got into that one...... Sarah, another spark....
Bonnie ~ Love your bear CP. ! Nice how you delineated the bear's body in negative space. Also the touches of blue on his head give him more dimension.
Comments and critiques are welcome.