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I Think Too Much by jfkpaint I Think Too Much by jfkpaint
Acrylic on Masonite, 8x10

Neurons Firing; Aura Blazing

Did you ever get an art idea that you kind of regretted? I wanted to do something different with the "Textured Pointillism" technique I've been playing with. All through working on the piece, I kept asking myself... "Why are you doing this?" I knew how long it was going to take. Just for one of my crazy ideas. If anyone wants an explanation... ask..

I'm guessing some people will like it, and others will hate it (my first critic... my wife... already hates it...)

Do you think I can use this for my Deviant ID? I used my head for the reference.....
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:iconjfkpaint:
Thank you. The French Post Impressionist painter Georges Seurat is noted for creating pointillism. You should take a look at his work. In person if possible. They are amazing. Did you get a chance to look at the other ones I have done in this style? Indeed they take a long time to do, very tedious, but almost a Zen exercise in thinking while dotting.
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merpagigglesnort Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is fantastic! i'll have to go and see if it's your id now! i requested it for a bunch of my groups. (see my signature). that's cool that the reference is you. oh, i get it--a self portrait! or at least it seems to me. :) very original. depth of field is really good!
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:iconjfkpaint:
Thank you for the kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed my little dive into art and neuroscience. Just think, for every thought in every person's head billions of those reactions are happening in our heads. I've looked down from a skyscraper at the heads of thousands of city dwellers and wondered. Self-Portrait.. yes.. you gave me a smile that you understood!
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HerbFellow Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, don't really know why. Maybe you overcoming the "Why are you doing this?" or that I caught myself staring at it for over 3 minutes. I think your "crazy idea" paid off.
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:iconjfkpaint:
Hi... I wonder how many neurons fired in your head while looking at the neurons firing in my head???

I'm happy you enjoyed it.
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greglief Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work!
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:iconjfkpaint:
Thank you Greg. It was a bit of a strange idea, trying to meld my art with my enjoyment of neuroscience.
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greglief Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sometimes strange ideas yield the best results. :) Are you familiar with Chuck Close?
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If I could have produced one tenth of the "Strange" ideas that I have had, I would have one hell of a portfolio (maybe now I've produced 1/100th). I took a look at some of Chuck Close's paintings. I think I may have seen a piece of his before in some museum. I have never painted "big" before. Always intimidated. I've always scratched my head when I see huge paintings.
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greglief Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't dismiss the strange ideas! :D
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