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Sadness and Comfort by jfkpaint Sadness and Comfort by jfkpaint
Acrylic on Canvas

When you are brain dead but still want to create, try a repetitive time consuming technique. Days of dotting a canvas. Georges Seurat is my new artistic hero. I have to study his work once again.

This Painting is a new addition to my Embrace series. Here I tried to reflect sadness in the man being comforted by the woman.

Painting does not really work from a distance.. thus my need to revisit Seurat. But up close it is pretty cool. Look at large version!
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snoogaloo May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really beautiful
love the simplicity of this...gives it so much more impact than if it'd been super detailed :thumbsup:
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:iconjfkpaint:
Thank you, the whole idea of the piece was to convey the emotion, not two bodies.
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snoogaloo May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
and it works wonderfully :thumbsup: :)
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:iconquerelle-interieure:
You must have incredible patience. Seurat is definitely a great artistic hero to have. I'm blown away by the texture of the piece.
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:iconjfkpaint:
I am very intrigued by pointillism at the moment. I've started a very small landscape that I am once again dotting as an exercise. Have you ever seen any of Seurat's big canvas's? (I think one of the famous ones is in Philadelphia). When I couple the shear size with a gazillion dot technique, I wonder if he achieved "Satori" somewhere in the middle of the work. I'll let you know if I become enlightened!
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:iconquerelle-interieure:
oh yeah. I've seen Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte up close. It blows my mind. I doubt that I have the patience. If I did one, it would be a project that I would keep leaving and coming back to. I do love Van Gogh, also from the post-impressionist era of course. I've studied his style a great deal.
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:iconankelwar:
WoW!:! very nice!! :love:
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:iconbhdh:
I really really like your choice of colour. The sad blue and the tender red.
also, the texture is just perfect.. This is art, no words -just emotion :)
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:iconjfkpaint:
Thank you Barbara, your words made me feel wonderful. What will your comic be about? I'll have to watch you to check it when you post.
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:iconbhdh:
well, you certainly made me smile with that comment :)
my comic, well, it's set in a snow-covered realm and my two main characters will get to know each other during their travel. the past, guilt and mystical powers will have a role to play as well.
but, it will probably be ages before I get it done and even longer till it gets colour. and THEN it gets on dA..
so it's probably not worth hanging around for..
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