My latest painting… sorry the photo is a bit ‘off’ (‘computer issues’ and ‘operator issues’ don’t play well together). You get the idea, though. Kinda.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Hansel (*holding computer above head*): “We’ve got thirty years worth of files, right here, in this computer, that are going to bring you down! (*throws / smashes computer*) Where did all the files go?”
– Owen Wilson – Zoolander
About this image: acrylic painting on 8.5″ x 24″ MDF panel
Love the detail and the light play.
Thank you very much, Red!
Pretty interesting play with pixelation. I feel like I should scan her.
Why, thank you!
Hahaha… intresting you should mention ‘scanning’… my original intent to document this was to scan it in sections and then photo-merge it in Photoshop… hmm… grumble grumble grumble…
Amazing! How’d you even think this one up?
Thank you very much, Nancy!
I guess I’d been thinking about variations on the pixelation thing for a while (probably since I did the JFK painting)…
then later I had an idea to try doing a long wind-swept hair portrait…
then (for some reason) I decided to try putting those two things together… so… um… this happened… I guess. I have a few other ideas for variations on the theme I might get to at some point… hopefully!
Now that’s clever, Sig! Whatever gave you the idea?
Many thanks, Deb!
Well… it was a combination of ideas, I think.
I’d been wanting to play around with variations of the style I did in the JFK painting a while back…
and I thought it would be fun to do a blowing hair thing…
and then… I guess I kinda merged the two together at some point.
Well it turned out great!
You have a great weekend! 🙂
Aw, thanks, Deb!
I hope you have a good one, too!
However you did that…it’s really amazing 😀
Thank you very much, Mary! I think this is fairly close to what I had in mind… so I was pretty happy about that.
This would have been a good idea for
St George’s Day with those coloured pixels
representing the flag 🙂 🙂
Great visuals as always SIG 🙂
Ah! Yes! It would have been fun to work something like this into a flag design! Very clever, Andro!
Thank you very much for your kindness, sir! As always!
I love, love, LOVE this painting. And did I mention that I kind of like it? Is this Annabelle?
Thank you so much, Peg! I am very, very happy to hear you liked this one!
Yes – this is based off a reference photo of Annabelle… or a kind of character she stood-in for, anyway!
This is cool, Robert! She could be on fire, and the expression on her face is intriguing. Very creative piece!!
I was definitely going for those colors in her hair – so I’m very happy to hear it read that way! Yes… that’s supposed to be a kind of ‘fierce’ expression… or that’s what I was trying to capture, anyway! Thank you so very much, Amy!
You had great idea, your work is so strong and I like this strong light very much…Well done R.M.!
I’m so very happy to hear you liked this painting – I wasn’t really sure what most people would think! It’s always a lot of fun to find out (and it’s even more fun when I get a comment as nice as this one)! Thank you again!
Wonderful work. 🙂
I was at the local art gallery with Liz recently. We both observed how traditional artists are being influenced by computer/digital art, while the digital artists/photographers are taking inspiration from more traditional media. One piece was labelled photoage – we had to look up the definition: “A Synthesis of Collage and Photo Processing”. I guess we could involve cooking an do a photoage of a bowl of potage ( very french Canadian soup). 😀
Wow – that’s a very interesting point! Now that I think about it, that analysis applies to a lot of the things I’ve been trying to do, too… fascinating…
This is more than a “blue steel” look, SIG! This painting is like a “platinum steel” look. Ha. It’s so cool it’s hot! 🙂
Hahaha… I’m so happy to hear that, Ms. C… I was starting to think this painting might be an ambi-turner…
Pixelated hair is a bitch to brush 😦
And conditioner doesn’t seem to do much to improve paint quality, either…
You always come up with such interesting ideas, Robert! And you have the talent to pull them off.
How very, very kind of you to say, sir! I’m never quite sure… I mean, most of the things I work on seem fairly interesting to me (at the time I start them, anyway), but… well… I just never really know, I guess…
I believe you have found the solution to bad hair days. Hope you have a great weekend, too.
Hahaha… for most folks, maybe! There’s not enough pixelation in the whole of the digital world to handle my bad hair days, though. It’s a SCARY sight, Patti! 🙂
Our hair must be related.
Hahaha… I was going to say something about a hair-ball family tree, but… that sounds a bit gross, doesn’t it?!
Just a bit…:)
But it still looks great 😀
Aw, thank you so very much!
I like it. To me it looks like a digital rainbow infiltrated her brain.
Hahaha… hopefully there’s not a unicorn tugging at the other end of this thing…
It’s cool Robert. As someone else said, it’s an interesting expression on Annabelle’s face. To me it looks as if she’s gritting her teeth due to her hair being pulled into a pixelated dimension.
Wow – you’ve REALLY described what I was going for here, S.E. Exactly what I was going for… that she’s almost ‘freeing’ herself from being pulled into a digital… um… digital-ness. Once again you’ve described my intentions much better than I could ever have done! 🙂
Love the colours you used. Very artsy.
Is that like a new years resolution that you keep changing as the year goes on?
Thank you very much, sir! I was pretty happy about the colors… it’s a bit ‘brighter’ than what I usually do… but… I think I kind of like that (for now, anyway)!
Hahaha… maybe so!
I think that’s a very cool painting . . . per Syncopated Eyeball’s comment. 😀
Why, thank you, Nancy! Very much! I love S.E’s description – she described what I was trying to do here better than I could! Not that I’m surprised by this, of course! 🙂
At least there are no Mixed Messages
Hahaha… agreed! It wouldn’t have taken much for me to get mixed-up!
that’s pretty cool, mr talented!! Reminds me somewhat of Max Headroom for some reason…
Ridiculously kind of you, as always, sir!
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Thank you so very much!
Oh, I like that.
Will be back to take a better look round, though for now I need sleep.
Many thanks, sir! Some of my paintings are kind of ‘unique’, and I’m never quite sure what people will think of them, so that is wonderful to hear!
so fun! clever and brilliant all at the same time. thanks for sharing!
And thank you for your great kindness, P&K! As you’ve probably guessed I have way too much fun with these projects!
What a masterpiece once again my friend 🙂
Many thanks, Jake! I sincerely appreciate that, sir!
A simple Wow will have to do, and an absolutely fantastic! Love the complexion, and the rainbow hair and . . .
Thank you so much for your kindness, Ms. K… I very much appreciate the support! I was hoping this would be interesting… so those are some particularly nice things to hear! Thank you again!
Sometimes my brain has that effect.
Hahaha… to tell you the truth I’m happy if my brain seems to be having any effect…
Hahaha… Don’t forget to tip your 8-bit barber…
Have you read Michael Crichton’s “Prey”? This should be the cover for it. Very cool.
I haven’t… and now I’m SO curious! I might have to do some research! Thanks, U.M! Very much!
Pixels and wonderful colors – I love the feel of this painting. I feel that it symbolises so much – our continual move towards subservience to the digital world? Very well composed and completed 🙂
*ding ding ding* You’ve pretty much nailed what I was thinking when I was setting this up, Martin! And the way my brain ‘works’, that kind of translating / interpretation takes a LOT of work! Thank you very, very much, sir! I sincerely appreciate that!
That is wonderful! Thank you very much, sir!