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by Pauline
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Backache (revision2)
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Backache (revision)

Hi Mac. Just a thought. You went for 8 beats (?) whereas I went for 10, per line. See what you think. Just a thought for you to take or toss :D A jazz of bluebottles bebop their buzz around a braid of overflowing bins. Pressing a thumb along my vertebrae unknotting inventive anagrams , neck and head...
by Pauline
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Mr. Drew Wears Armani
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Mr. Drew Wears Armani

dedalus (aka Brendan) is sadly no longer with us - in this forum or in this world. I know he hasn't been around for a while but I didn't realize he had passed away. :( I'm really saddened by this news. He was such a character. He sent me a music CD of himself and his band all the way from Japan. I ...
by Pauline
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bit of craic
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Bit of craic

Lake wrote:Craic, indeed!
:)
I had great fun.
Did another this morning.
Very enjoyable way to pass a little time.
I obviously need to practice, but hey, it's fun learning. :)
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by Pauline
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Dreamscape
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Dreamscape

Hey Lake. :) If it is a result of inspiration, it is already a plus! Isn't it just. :) The small rocks gathering together in the front made me think they are close to the shore or in the shallow water? Yay. That was my intention. :wink: Appreciate your creation. And I appreciate you calling by to sa...
by Pauline
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bit of craic
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Bit of craic

trees.jpg Hey Ross. You got me curious about digital painting. Don't have a clue as to how to do it but I had a little go on Paint for the first time today. OK. It's rather minimal :wink: but it has given me a taste of what you can do on there. I will have a look around and try out the tools offere...
by Pauline
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Dreamscape
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Dreamscape

Hi Lotus :) what i enjoy about this canvas is a fine blend of surrealism & abstract figural landscape in a way that there is no direct impact of vanishing point and the eye is left the freedom to wander allowing even the sky to perhaps be perceived as sea I'm thrilled you were able to wander around ...
by Pauline
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Dreamscape
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Dreamscape

It seems a tradional seascape, the black stones in the lower right hand corner throw the perspective out a bit. Cheers Ross. The stones look darker in the photo than they actually are. They are in shadow . I did paint them darker so as to look wet, however, I totally see what you mean re perspectiv...
by Pauline
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: The Moonwalkers (click on pic for full image)
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: The Moonwalkers (click on pic for full image)

Well this is gawjus. :)
Nowt else to offer, only envy. :lol:
You do snow and trees so well.
The colours and tone of the painting are harmonious to the poem. :D
by Pauline
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Graphics and Guitar, YouTube Slide Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Graphics and Guitar, YouTube Slide Show

It works best if you enlarge it and you can always click pause to view each painting. Ooops. Never thought of that. Just saw them whizzing by and got all discombobulated as to where to focus my attention. I shall do just that. :) Have you not thought to do the same and take a screen shot. If you pr...
by Pauline
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Dreamscape
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Dreamscape

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I prefer it without colour. :wink:
by Pauline
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Dreamscape
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Dreamscape

dreamscape (colour).jpg 90x90cm Hmmm. Not sure this one is working. I wanted a dreamscape (is there such a word :lol: ) as opposed to a seascape. I wanted cloudy water with movement rather than waves, but I feel it is too white. I am also aware that the stones (I've PVA'd half my side garden onto t...
by Pauline
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Is my art really that bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: Is my art really that bad?

Hey JJ.
Our names and titles are disappearing now too :lol:
What's occurring? :wink:
by Pauline
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Graphics and Guitar, YouTube Slide Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Graphics and Guitar, YouTube Slide Show

Hey Ross. Some great pieces here :) Problem is, they roll past before I can get a good look at them. So feedback is proving difficult. The music is really nice too. However, (and this is just my own preference) I feel each painting should have it's own music. (If you intend to set your art to music)...
by Pauline
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Water and Ink
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Water and Ink

Sorry for coming back late to your reply since I messed up my password. :D Hey, not a bother. Your comment is such a compliment, and this forum gives me a lot of encouragement that sent me to a drawing class. I know I am still new at drawing and wondering if there is a place for beginners, then I w...
by Pauline
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: You never bring me flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: You never bring me flowers

Hey Churinga. Welcome. :) There's not many visitors to this part of the woods. OK. These canvases are 20x20cm and yes, they are seriously heavy with paint. That was my intention. All three were painted along side each other and so they should (and do) match re consistency. I think abstraction goes s...
by Pauline
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: At The Launderette (revision2)
Replies: 24
Views: 3189

Re: At The Launderette (revision)

There's a sad, reflective quality, as she recalls all those dreams and intentions, all those lost days, days that are gone forever. And so she sits, quietly sipping her sloe gin, sober and acquiescent. Yep, that's what I got from this. Thanks JJ, for saying just what I wanted to say but couldn't fi...
by Pauline
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Eye eye
Replies: 10
Views: 2777

Re: Eye eye

The funny thing about painting with only one lamp working is the loss of depth (stereo disparity). I would often miss my mark and put a huge splodge of paint anywhere but where I intended. To get round this I would bring my face close to the canvas then guide the tip of the brush to the general int...
by Pauline
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: Hours Ago

Much to like here Ross. It's late. I'm tired and I'm ready for my bed so rather than explain what did and did not work for me I found it easier to chop a few line brakes and words and offer you my suggestions to take or toss. Here you go. All offered in good spirit :) Hours Ago Toddlers gallop throu...
by Pauline
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

dear Pauline thankyuuu for sharing your truth You are more than welcome :) i have though left comment/critque here at this forum as long ago as 2016 Oh, I am sorry. I must have missed that. only today for the first time did i post a poem of my own as well as the announcement of this anthology Yes. ...
by Pauline
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Eye eye
Replies: 10
Views: 2777

Re: Eye eye

Well, I've finally had my much awaited eye operation and I'm pleased to report it all went swimmingly. Yay. That's great news :) he sight in my right lamp is still dodgy :lol: Sorry for laughing but, that is something I would say. It feels near enough normal and I'm no longer left sided. Of course ...
by Pauline
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Water and Ink
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Water and Ink

Hey, lovely to see you around again Lake. :D Jeez, you've come on leaps and bounds. I remember your first tentative efforts. You had some lovely stuff but this is a completely different ball game. This is stunning. :) A wonderfully tranquil scene. I love the subtle teal addition. A confident, beauti...
by Pauline
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Love’s Return
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Love’s Return

Hi Tristan. I like the idea, Me too :) However, I’m not feeling this one. It could be about a shih tzu dressed in its latest winter jumper. I think it needs a little more of a back story. A hint to what you had and what you have lost. Sorry to be so negative. :| In the distance, I saw love  Your lov...
by Pauline
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

this anthology includes 4 silent lotus poems in the original English Well, that's lovely. :) the art on the cover is from my wife Nermin Kura Nice one. It's very evocative. Great colours and seriously sexy shapes. I don't know you. Nor your wife. I have not read a poem either you or your wife have ...
by Pauline
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bottled note
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Re: Bottled note

David wrote:Well done Pauline McCarthy!
Thank you very much David. :D
Macavity wrote:Excellent news Pauline. I know the mag. Well done.
Thank you Mac. :D

It was a pleasant surprise for me to see it on there. Made my day it did. :D

Thanks again for your kind words fellas. :)
by Pauline
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bottled note
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Re: Bottled note

:lol:
I did like.
Coudnt't believe it.
Took 15 mins from me offering my pic to having it posted online live.
WTF!!!