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Hole in the wall

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:27 pm
by Pauline
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Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:57 pm
by Pauline
This is a mixed media 90x90cm
I stitched the Transporter in with wool.
The bricks are red and there are no flowers but hey......
artistic licence .... :)

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
by JJWilliamson
It must look great in the flesh, Pauline. The size alone will be a real eye-catcher.

Your stonework is excellent, top drawer, in fact, and the flower border provides a lovely splash of colour, whilst still looking a bit wild.

I missed the bridge at first, then realised where we are when I recognised the Transporter Bridge. Could the sky be lightened to help
develop the bridge a bit? I don't mean now, given the woollen stitching, but maybe for future paintings.

An impressive and very imaginative piece and one that springs out of the seemingly tedious. Van Gogh had a knack for this sort of thing,
where the overlooked scene or item provided great material for a story. You have a rich mixture of growth, decay and industry. It hints
at an evolution, of sorts, where life and death follow each other in a never-ending cycle. It provides food for thought.

Great work

JJ

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm
by Pauline
JJWilliamson wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
It must look great in the flesh, Pauline. The size alone will be a real eye-catcher.
It's a great size canvas JJ. Pretty much all my paintings are this size.
Look at the one you did of the gull flying over that fabulous stormy sea.
I'm sure that made viewers eyes pop. :D
JJWilliamson wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
Your stonework is excellent, top drawer, in fact, and the flower border provides a lovely splash of colour, whilst still looking a bit wild.
Thanks for that :D
You can't tell from the photo but it's thick with texture.
JJWilliamson wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
I missed the bridge at first, then realised where we are when I recognised the Transporter Bridge. Could the sky be lightened to help
develop the bridge a bit? I don't mean now, given the woollen stitching, but maybe for future paintings.
It is very dark isn't it, and yes, the transporter doesn't stand out quite as much as I'd like against the dark sky but to be honest, although I wanted this to be a fairly dark scene, and I realized either the sky or the bridge needed to be lightened, I'd spent an age drawing, then stitching that bridge in, baring in mind every stitch had me worried about tearing the canvas. So I left it as was. I will certainly take on board your observation for future paintings.
JJWilliamson wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
An impressive and very imaginative piece and one that springs out of the seemingly tedious. Van Gogh had a knack for this sort of thing,
where the overlooked scene or item provided great material for a story. You have a rich mixture of growth, decay and industry. It hints
at an evolution, of sorts, where life and death follow each other in a never-ending cycle. It provides food for thought.

Great work
Well thank you for that JJ :D
I value your interpretation :D

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
by NotQuiteSure
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Hi Pauline,
the view from the 'I know what I like' school.
I disagree with JJ (sorry JJ) about making the bridge stand out more,
if anything I'd go in the other direction. The brightness of the white
in the wall makes me expect more of a reflective glare from the glass
in the window. Also, given the texture of the wall, I was expecting
some moss/lichen (green tints).
Not sure the title works, what hole? :)
I like the way it seems to be the deeper past looking into the more
recent past.

Regards, Not.


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Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:50 pm
by Pauline
Hi Not.
NotQuiteSure wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
I disagree with JJ (sorry JJ) about making the bridge stand out more,
if anything I'd go in the other direction. The brightness of the white
in the wall makes me expect more of a reflective glare from the glass
in the window.
I did want it dark but like JJ says, it's easy to overlook the bridge at first glance.
Then again, it kinda adds atmosphere.
There's no window Not.
It's a hole in the wall of the auld Head wrightson offices over the border in Middlesbrough.(I believe)
The buildings have gone but this wall has been saved and provides a fabulous frame for our famous Trannie bridge. :)
NotQuiteSure wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Also, given the texture of the wall, I was expecting
some moss/lichen (green tints).
Hmmm. You could be right there. Having said that, It isn't meant to be a realistic picture.
It's kinda real/fantasy. I weren't going for realism. (That's my excuse anyways :lol: )
NotQuiteSure wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Not sure the title works, what hole?
The one in the wall :wink:
NotQuiteSure wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
I like the way it seems to be the deeper past looking into the more
recent past.

Regards, Not.
That's great.
Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts Not.
Appreciate the constructive feedback.
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Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
by Macavity
Hi Pauline,
The photograph has a number of transitions: there is a band of light on the grass, then a distinct band of shadow, and finally the light seen through the 'hole' to the sky. The dark grey of your sky rather merges with that of the wall and creates a flatness. Like Not, despite the title, I assumed a reflection in a window. The horizontal creates a 'window-box' effect for the greenery whereas the photo uses diagonals. I do like the work, the greenless wall I do recognise, and I look forward to where you progress with this one.

cheers

mac

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
by JJWilliamson
AH Pauline! The photo shows the bridge perfectly. That's pretty much what I meant.

Incidentally, I think it's quite brilliant of you to have spotted this opportunity, and the more I look the more I like it.
What is particularly gratifying is the discussion this has engendered. Now that's art!

JJ

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:25 pm
by Pauline
Hi Mac.
Thanks for dropping by.
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
The photograph has a number of transitions: there is a band of light on the grass, then a distinct band of shadow, and finally the light seen through the 'hole' to the sky.
It certainly does. However, this is a daytime photograph. It's not my reference photo. I only posted it so you could see the hole in the wall and the bridge through it.
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
The dark grey of your sky rather merges with that of the wall and creates a flatness.
OK. I get that.
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
like Not, despite the title, I assumed a reflection in a window.
Of course you would, because you are not a local and you would not recognize the scene.
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
The horizontal creates a 'window-box' effect for the greenery whereas the photo uses diagonals.
Again, this is not a reference photo. I was not trying to replicate this picture. If you notice, my bricks are black. My perspective if face on. It's simply me creating my own fantasia .
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
I do like the work,

Well that's lovely :)
Macavity wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am
I look forward to where you progress with this one.
Can't Mac.
It was sold within 10 minutes of finishing.
Paint wasn't even dry.
It's now hanging in a local engineering company's office.
Thanks for taking the time to critique and offer your advice.
i appreciate it. :D

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:57 pm
by Pauline
JJWilliamson wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
AH Pauline! The photo shows the bridge perfectly. That's pretty much what I meant.
I knew that was was you meant JJ.
However, that was not what I was aiming for.
That was simply a reference photo so I could try and capture the angle of the bridge.
JJWilliamson wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
Incidentally, I think it's quite brilliant of you to have spotted this opportunity, and the more I look the more I like it.
Whoo whooo whooo. :D
I'm buzzing.
JJWilliamson wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
What is particularly gratifying is the discussion this has engendered.
Yay. Well that's great isn't it. :)
JJWilliamson wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
Now that's art!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers :lol: JJ :D

Re: Hole in the wall

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:07 pm
by lotus
dear Pauline

thankyuuu for sharing the reference photo

it reminds me of how i enjoy sketches from sculptors

and i find you have a wonderful blend in this multimedia image
which in its totality is in a fine way "other worldly"

a warm smile
silent lotus