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Holy crap paintings?!

Posted on 2007.05.15 at 02:34
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
I managed to do about a half and hour to and hour work on two paintings.... jesus it hurt.... nothing I'm doing is turning out how I expect... 
I have no control over my art anymore.... I have no fucking clue where this one comes from besides feeling like I'm on fire...
I'm tempted to keep it mostly like this. Well I think I need to cover the top white corner. Im not sure. comments-seggestions welcome.

Second one is round 3 on the medicated Medusa. Basickly just adding black where there needed to be some. I think she needs one dark green round and a final light round and she mite be finished. Pretty close. I have several that fall under "pretty close"

I have to seriously consider working smaller. I dont have the strength for this size anymore. but at the same time working small is difficult because of my shakes and stuff. I guess this is how it goes. I struggle for a expresionistic  realism yet this is what I'm getting. This above picture. 

I think I have to fix her boosum. Its a little too big to be mine. lol. So round and perky for someone so sick. I want some serious detailtouch ups on the snakies. If I could just find the strength. 

remember I want something similar to this....(The impressionistic girl on the box. a painter from Finland I have not yet been able to get the name of)

If you saw it up close shes not perfectly smooth. you can see brush strokes but it doesnt mater. what is paint for if you cant see it on the canvas. 

EDIT: We found him! Albert Edelfelt, Finnish Painter from Joensuu.
Also, thank you to Steerpikes sister for noticing an serious error on my part.

anyone believe in rencarnation? because I have this obsession with thick paint like VanGogh.... who also used to suck on his brushes why he worked.... 


comments esp now would be great. 

I feel like my art is dieing. 

Dieing with me.


ac3_0f_sp4d3s at 2007-05-15 11:42 (UTC) (Link)
The first one looks good, I like the strong red and the orange. very strong sence of fire. I think the two corners should be a little darker(not much, like the rest of the painting) but a little bit cause they draw my eye away from the point in it. But it looks good

I like the medusa one, I think it would be awesome when finished.

I love your artwork, I dont think its dieing *hug hug* Im glad you got to paint, even with the pain, I think it was something you needed
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-15 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
You think the white should go away? Hmm thats interesting.

Part of the reason I like the white is in a work like this, I like the unfinished feel and look to it. Its all about the emotion poured onto the canvas and not about neat and tidy lines that I'll get obsessed with and it doesnt mater to the over all work if that line is perfect(well sometimes).

A staple painting rule is that you can not make the intire painting bright neon colors because people will recoil in horror as its too much for their eyes to take. You have to make areas of the painting that are not as strong as the other areas to increse the power of the focal point.

Not sure if that makes sence. Its why Pink and Black look so good together as a posted to Pink and NeonGreen and Lavender and Emerald Green and Black. Its too much all at once.

I'm just now learning how to mix colors for effects. Well. I knew but I stuck to being majorly monocromatic because I liked the drama in it. I started this one out to be just red alone but right at the end threw the yellow in there as I couldnt get the red to look like fire. Fire is you watch it is like a million colors including blue, green and white at the tip. its like fuck... how do I do that?

I'm glad you like the Medusa one. I'm not sure if I named her or not yet. Sometimes I do and forget. I try not to name them till their finished. she unlike the other one does need fine touches. What I want most of all in the whole world for my art is to be able to do a figure like the woman on the box, mostly realistic in a stylised way yet the world around her is very VanGogh and Impressionistic. I'm starting to call it Expressionistic, Impressionist. I want to capture the impression of how I'm feeling at a certain momment and time inside(expression).

Like Last Night. I felt like I was one fire. besides fixing the outsides a bit and her hair which is way too damn perfectly semetrical for the picture I like that its very in the moment. yet I don't. I dont want to only do this kind of thing.

*hug hug* I'm glad I have people like you who post their thoughts and ideas. It helps so much. Artists have to have critisms and critiques or they fester and never progress. I could never be a Thomas Kincade. His work never changes. Hundreds of landscapes and very few stand apart from the rest.

Sure hes a millionare because he does a marketable product but is that art?
I could do little cute cartoons of people and sell them. easy to do.
But thats not art to me.

I'm glad I got to paint too. I have to find a way to do it more often.

Thank you again. more comments and discussion on this would be great.
ac3_0f_sp4d3s at 2007-05-15 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
oo now that I lookat it a litt more(when im not dead tired) Ill clarify something. I didnt mean completely cut out the white, I like the top right corner with the light red in it and I think it would look good to do the bottom one the same way but its just my opinion lol
evelien at 2007-05-15 11:48 (UTC) (Link)
it might help if you actually ate, that gives strength, you know, if only a little bit more. And not just paint :P

The box has the name of the artist, but it is partly covered by the sticker that says Joensuu Finland. If you can give me the few letters that are still visible Im sure I could find the artist.

I've always liked the medusa one.
As for the first one, maybe the top right corner should be even more white actually. To mirror the bottom left corner. I dont know.
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-15 14:31 (UTC) (Link)
I know I know... Grima Bad... *sulk*
Problem is I'll get too sick to clean the kitchen and I dont have the strength to clean the dishes and countertops and stuff and then cook and then sit down and eat....

so I make whatever avalable health or not. I want to eat more healthy. I long for Green Beans and 3 course meals and things we cook when were traveling. We stoped doing it at my house and I think that partyly of me being lazy at home and American food sucking.

I take vitamin supliments but you cant live on those alone. I wish I had some one to go to the dinner with me and have a resteraunt cook me something. Its not like I cant cook. I can. I just dont like to.
I'm constantly juggling what time I have before my strength gives out and I'm lazy and bad and spend it on the net.. *slaps hand* Bad Grima! Bad!

(I said that when talking to my Mom and she was like "Grima????" Oh woops)

I'll Check the box and see what I can get off it. Maybe I can peal the sticker a little. Id love to see more of their work.

Its interesting that you and Zarrie have oposite ideas of what to do with the corners and they are exactly what I'm trying to decide what to do. If I leave white, the top corner needs more. it had more but oil paint spreads and blends easy so id have to put it in on a touch up.

the other idea is to take all the white out as Zarrie says she thinks its distracting. I partly think she mite be right. but I think I side more with you. if i paint all the white in it looses something I think. maybe. I dont know. I'm really have no idea what I'm doing and my painting teacher is very ill right now and can't really visit with me.

Glad everyone likes the Medusa one. I purposely tried to do a muted swampy green to give it a icky feeling. or thats what I wanted. shes sick. shes ugly. shes if you notice in a wheelchair and shes heavyly medicated.

Man I need help. I wish I had money or family. I could hire them to help me clean my kitchen or do the set up work for the oil paints so I could work more with the actually canvas. it can take up to an hour just to set up the mediums and oil paints. its a pain in the arse but acrylic sucks comparatively.

I'm gonna go write a journal entry about this. I hope you'll post seggestions. My Sam. always holding me up. Pushing me further than Id normally go.

Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-15 14:34 (UTC) (Link)
oh god, I just realised I need to cut out the backs more. I'm technically copyright violating Sophie and Laura and everyones art I post in my art room for insparation, by posting it on here on accident...

steerpikesister at 2007-05-15 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
i love them both, especialy the smoothness of the medusa, though i diddnt see she was in a wheelchair till you pointed it out. i like her boobies as they are! the first one looks like someone falling to earth, burning up on entering the atmosphere. i love it, and the white makes it look hotter, somehow.

btw, you realise your address is clearly visable on the package pic?
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-15 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
Omg. Thank you so much. I so didnt see that. I have to fix that pronto. I can post the real photo now that I found it.

I'll respond to art comments the moment I change the picture.

I'm an idiot... *face palm*
marikay4 at 2007-05-15 23:01 (UTC) (Link)
ThankYou! ThankYou! ThankYou!
Its stuff like that I dont see and get me in trouble. I posted that picture on my other journal, the one thats at risk, like 3 weeks ago. so with out knowing it.... I had that up there.

Just goes to prove if they want to find you and hurt you. They will no mater what you do to try and stop it. So you can't go super crazy about boundaries and stuff.

Okay so thank you again for that.

And thank you again for your artistic thoughts. They were very helpful. The person burning in flames is exactly what I was trying to go for. The pain feels like that. in some books Ive read they call it radioactive fever or residual radiocative burn. Or I'm guessing as it fits the symptoms.

This is so hard.

Thank you again....
steerpikesister at 2007-05-18 10:29 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* yeah, addresses on the internet= bad! just glad you diddnt think i was being rude or something.
anyway, i adore these paintings, are you gonna do much more to them or are they nearly done?
Nat S Ford
natf at 2007-05-16 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like my art is dieing.

No. Evolving. I absolutely love these!

In the first one, by the way, the white corners look like white hot flames.

I am having a similar battle with myself. I can no longer make a living programming websites and Windows. I can no longer do my sports. I can no longer do my art in the ways that I love to do it and *used* to do it (small and very detailed). I am having to redefine myself over and over again.

Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-16 00:34 (UTC) (Link)
I try and remind myself of what it must have been like for Monet when he got cateracs and couldnt see. They had to do surgery and stuff. so for months and months he couldnt take the bandages off or see.

as a artist/painter... thats so scarry. I cryed when I found out I needed glasses.

I used to be into the small and very detailed stuff. I still want that.I dont want to loose it. but at the same time the quick impressionist style seems to be taking over...

I cant do anything anymore. even this is killing me. ill go lay down to try and releave the pain and it wont. i'll get up to try and work on sewing I cant. I try to work on my website. I cant.

all I can seem to do is write. and barely. I notice a million errors in my entrys and stuff.

I cant stand the pain!
evelien at 2007-05-19 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
This might be an interesting community for you: http://community.livejournal.com/art_theft/

Also, could I have a link to Laura's (I think thats what her name is) livejournal, the one that collects Harry Potter books? Or an email address? I can get her a new Finnish version, but it's easier if I just send the books straight to her I think.
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellor
grimacounsellor at 2007-05-22 14:37 (UTC) (Link)
I'll email you, her new address in Hawaii when I return from Nebraska.

I tracked the old package to her address at the goat farm in LA. Heres to hoping they forward it to her.

Your right it would be easyer for you to send it to her directly.
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