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Ronald Walker

10 Days Ago

Surprise I Like That!

What art do you like that might surprise people when they see what you do? I am going to name Giorgio Morandi, not his earlier surrealist stuff but his still lifes.

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Robert Yaeger

10 Days Ago

It may not come as a surprise, but I really like the work of Chuck Close.

 

Roger Swezey

10 Days Ago

This image certainly caught me by surprise

It was found on a current thread:

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=5916880


Here's what I wrote:

Alejandro,

I love this beguiling image:

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Even though it is calming as you claim, I find it , yet, a bit tantalizing.

I might say, this work of art, tickles me.


WELCOME

 

Roger Swezey

10 Days Ago

And here's another surprise I had 5 days ago'

This is what I wrote at that time on this forum:


"I was just checking to see what's new in the contest and had my eyes assaulted by this POWERFUL image:

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Still not sure what I'm seeing....but WOW!....It completely BLEW MY MIND!!


In regards to Sheree, I found that she has just joined FAA.. and already has an amazing body of work

What a Unique EYE, MIND & HAND!!!"

 

L A Feldstein

9 Days Ago

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lembrau-iulian

Julian Lembrau's work caught my eye. Maybe because I majored in medieval history. It's a far cry from what I do.

 

John Frederick Peto

 

David Bridburg

9 Days Ago

https://www.moma.org/artists/1412#works

Stuart Davis

I usually do not like water color that much. Mixed on still life images. The period is a lot of hit or miss for me.

Davis' work I really enjoy a great deal.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Roger Swezey

9 Days Ago

David,

RE:... Stuart Davis

I remember that day when he came to our high school



(photo from our yearbook)

 

Ronald Walker

9 Days Ago

Love these! Terrance, did Peto also do rack paintings? I find those to be quite interesting.

 

Ronald Walker

9 Days Ago

Terrance, got off my rear and looked him up, I do remember his paintings. David, I am not crazy about watercolor normally either but I love the work of Percy Grey, California artist, 1869-1952.

 

David Bridburg

9 Days Ago

Percy Grey did some very fine work. Thanks for the introduction.

I do not like runny water splotches. That is most of what I think when someone says water colors.

Roger,

Great pic!

Dave

 

Roger Swezey

9 Days Ago

RE:..Percy Gray


To me, Percy Gray was Not a watercolor artist.

He simply replaced oil with watercolor, when he became allergic to oils.

His mind and heart was still with oils.

One DOES NOT add white paint when creating a True Watercolor Painting!!


And as I see it, Nothing can equal a beautifully executed True Watercolor Panting

 

Ronald Walker

9 Days Ago

Roger, that is what this thread is about, I would not have thought of you as a purist!

 

Ronald Walker

9 Days Ago

Side note of strange things, for about two years I taught for Tacoma Community College at the Gig Harbor Extension. I was given a watercolor class to teach once, a media in which I am not very good. I spent the entire time finding odd things you can do with watercolors. If you wonder why I taught the class in the first place the answer would be ... I needed the money!

 

Roger Swezey

8 Days Ago

Ronald,

RE:.... " I would not have thought of you as a purist!"


Generally, it's the Image that counts......How it is brought about either adds or diminishes my feelings of the piece


When it comes to watercolor painting my criteria is very strict.

It must be Clean, Clear, Direct, Brilliant, Translucent, yes Pure, and most of. all IMMEDIATE.

Since I was a kid I envied to the point of worshipping, those that could, because every time I tried I failed miserably....This is still true to this very day.

For it takes a CONFIDENT EYE, MIND and HAND when it comes to facing the Whiteness of surface, as a full brush load of paint comes in contact.

As I see it, so few have that GUTS.....

 

VIVA Anderson

8 Days Ago

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Joy is a magnificent Nature photographer, And surprised me with her amazing Abstract.

 

Val Arie

8 Days Ago

I stumbled upon a painter I had not heard of and found myself delighted by his work. Perhaps it is the people scampering all around - or the quality of the light - or perhaps because I had not seen his work before.

Almost forgot - Canaletto

 

Ronald Walker

8 Days Ago

Roger for me any medium be it oil, acrylic , gouache, photos or watercolor does not have a must be. The trick is to make the medium conform to your concept whatever that might be. So I think a watercolor could be all the things you listed or none of those things. Depends on if the artist is able to communicate what they are striving for or not.

 

Robert Yaeger

7 Days Ago

I like the work of many tattoo artists, one of which is Kelly Doty.

 

Flyske Designs

7 Days Ago

for me always will be banksy, relate the most, and messages are the strongest

 

Drew

6 Days Ago

I have always liked the art of Ernie Barnes. The ability to capture motion and emotion is reflected in his paintings. His art is also reminiscent of Thomas Benton's art.

 

Ronald Walker

5 Days Ago

I can see that Drew, great pic!

 

VIVA Anderson

5 Days Ago

Roger, just for a laugh:::::I entered as a new student, unfamiliar with Watercolor, and its' Requirements, as you described/
Got out the water, the brushes, sat down, opened the little tubes on to the painting page!!! with a hefty squeeze, lollllllllllllllllll,
Got thrown out ! On the spot.

 

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