Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ochre1 and Whiteblue

Two paintings I did last week. Click for larger view.



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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, November 19, 2006   14 comments links to this post

14 Comments:

At 19 Nov 2006, 21:47:00, Blogger Gen said...

I've added the two paintings to the rotation folder containing all my desktop background pictures, provided permission is granted.
I like the colours of the first pic and the formality of the second.
My desktop background is presently decorated by Natalana's sweet smiling face.
I'm looking forward to more pictures and paintings.
Have a good start into the new week.
Gen.

 
At 19 Nov 2006, 22:25:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks, Gen.
What do you mean by "formality" here?

 
At 20 Nov 2006, 01:37:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

I find the resemblance extraordinary. Ochre seems almost alive in that portrait! (And that's DEFINITELY Whiteblue there.)

Maybe "formality" means that there's not only colour, but also form, volume? It IS a bit three-D, it shows from the shadows...

P.S.: Eolake, Rose, Violet and Amber say hi.

 
At 20 Nov 2006, 16:45:00, Blogger Guy Barry said...

Its all so very abstract don't you think?

 
At 22 Nov 2006, 14:30:00, Blogger Gen said...

What do you mean by "formality" here?

Oh Eolake, now here you've caught me red-handed.
The term just came to my mind when I saw the picture. I was trying to say that I liked the lines and arrangement of the image as a whole.
I found out when I looked up the meaning of the term in a dictionary that it doesn't quite hit the nail on the head.
Anyway, Pascal also sensed what I tried to explain.

Btw can you also see the person in the right hand part of the image? With knees bent and and a stretched-out arm?

 
At 22 Nov 2006, 19:25:00, Blogger eolake said...

Mmmm, not really...

 
At 22 Nov 2006, 22:15:00, Blogger Gen said...

Oh sorry, of course you can't, cos I confused two of your paintings.

"Btw can you also see the person in the right hand part of the image? With knees bent and and a stretched-out arm?" in fact refers to the painting at the bottom of your post "New Paintings" of Wed Nov 8.

And if you look more closely and let your imagination help you a bit you can also see a woman lying on her belly at the bottom left. Can you make out her breast and her arms stretched out to the right? Her head seems to be veiled by a cloud or something, though.
Make sure that your browser or picture viewing programme doesn't cut off parts of the painting.
Can you see her then? She seems to fall before the man, as if begging.

 
At 22 Nov 2006, 22:22:00, Blogger eolake said...

I'm not sure, but then I was never one to see shapes.
But experience tells me people always will, and I guess it's a good thing.

 
At 23 Nov 2006, 00:15:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

"Anyway, Pascal also sensed what I tried to explain."
And I have great merit, because I've got a terrible cold that doesn't let me "sense" much these days! ;-)

"can you also see the person in the right hand part of the image?"
Oh, I thought you meant the second right-hand spot from the bottom up of the bluish painting. But it has TWO arms stretched, and no head!
Judging by the shape of the torso, he has no flesh either. A headless skeleton on all fours: "(Mumble, mumble) Now, where'd these pesky contacts go? I can't see a blasted thing in this darn fog!"

(Oh, Rorsach would have HATED me! Or had me hastily locked away.)

 
At 24 Nov 2006, 11:54:00, Blogger Gen said...

Judging by the shape of the torso, he has no flesh either. A headless skeleton on all fours

Of course. All that we see in the image is just imagination, and when I see a boney man or a woman I know it's just a coincidence and by no means an intention by the painter.

You will also see the weirdest shapes when you watch the clouds in the sky.

Btw I like this idiom "To see shapes", lol, it's sounds so funny.
German equivalents would be "Gespenster sehen" or "Das ist alles Hokuspokus".

 
At 24 Nov 2006, 11:56:00, Blogger eolake said...

"You will also see the weirdest shapes when you watch the clouds in the sky."

See, that's what I mean, I never did see any people or things in the clouds like some people apparently do. To me they are just clouds. Though often interesting or beautiful.

 
At 25 Nov 2006, 02:05:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

"Das ist alles Hokuspokus".

Are you SURE this is German? I don't speak the language, and still I understood it perfectly! :-)

 
At 17 Jan 2007, 21:39:00, Anonymous Chris Hester said...

Excellent work, Eolake. They have detail that can only be seen from the sides. A flat reproduction will lose this detail!

Are these 24x24-inch canvasses? I just bought a square canvas of that size, for an arty idea I have. It's good to have a lot of space to play with.

 
At 18 Jan 2007, 03:12:00, Blogger eolake said...

Chris,
Thank you, a lot. I'm a little proud of the edges detail, which is not essential, but still add to it.

Good guess, yes they are 24x24 inches. (60x60 cm)

 

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