Arts and Literature Forum

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by GAT, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. GAT Active Member

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  2. Skip Enge Active Member

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    Absolutely beautiful Gary...I really like the way you created the base...it symbolizes rather than depicts and keeps the emphasis on the birds...that's good composition IMO!
  3. Skip Enge Active Member

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    another little 5X7" painting from a past fly fishing themed show...The original is framed and for sale at the River City Fly shop in Beaverton, OR Red-Band.jpg
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  4. Skip Enge Active Member

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  5. Skip Enge Active Member

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    Post the Scream...Dammm I love that one...and perhaps a bit obtuse...Ha!
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Skip, evidently no one, other than you or I get the gag. Unless you're into masterpiece paintings, it probably makes no sense. Chances are, unless you're familiar with the Sword in The Stone aspect of the tale of King Arthur, my avatar draws a blank.

    Gene
  7. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Gene, it's the size for the avatar. When I first saw it I thought "Why is the guys junk glowing?"
  8. dfl Active Member

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    Come on God, give em their own forum.
  9. GAT Active Member

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    Well they only give you so much room :)

    Here's the full size bit:

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  10. Skip Enge Active Member

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    Love that one Gene!
  11. Skip Enge Active Member

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    "Howards Catch"

    a portrait of a long gone friend , from 1981

    He loved fly fishing Howards-Catch1981.jpg the Metolius...back in the day...he ate one once in a while
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  12. Gary Hendriksen Member

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    Skip, I have seen that one before, it is one of my favorites
  13. Skip Enge Active Member

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    Thnak you! and the painting was a bit tedious...sometimes I do stuff to prove I can...but prefer a less realist approach...but bluegill are such beautiful little fish I figured I needed to go that route...
  14. Skip Enge Active Member

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    Gary you will have probably seen all these I post before...I work topically in so many different realms ...I thought only riverine landscapes and fly fishing related stuff would be required here...don't think it makes a lot of sense to post my current work...it's looser more abstracted and primarily botanical or symbolic...most of my poetry isn't (100 of them so far) a good fit here either...
  15. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Gotta say, the talent displayed in this thread is truly outstanding! Very impressive, guys!
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  16. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    She only gave me a B- for it
  17. GAT Active Member

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    Don't feel bad.... I ended up with a C in my art appreciation class in college. The instructor wasn't impressed with a stop sign I painted flesh color around the "STOP", then shot holes through it with an M-1 (a 22 just dented the metal) and used red paint to look like blood dripping from the holes. It was during the Vietnam War and I thought it was a brilliant work of anti-war artwork. She didn't (probably a damned hawk) :)
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  18. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    This instrutor thinks we are master art students or something. It is ceramics 1, introduction to ceramics. What does she want?
  19. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Practice, focus, discipline and then mastery.
  20. rotato Active Member

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    This piece is from the children's hospice in Tacoma
    I was not the lead artist
    But I built the boat that was turned into bronze
    The kids play in it image.jpg