05 December 2005

Don't know about this one...

6 comments:

paintergirl said...

Your work is so refreashing. You just have a certain something about your work. The colors, the line description.

David said...

I think I've come to terms with this. I was worried that the colours were too saturated, but having looked at it some more I think it's okay. Having some friends who've seen the original dismiss my concerns helped too.

I really like the term 'line description'. I don't recall coming across it before.

paintergirl said...

I like the term line description too. It was something that one of my teachers used to say about my paintings. Other students would think my work was painterly because I have a tendancy to use lots of paint-but that is not what painterly is about. If I recall, (it's been a good 15 years) I think a painterly style is using light and dark as a way to convey the weight and validity of your subject matter. I paint like I draw, using line as a way to convey the object. I think you do that too.
I am no good at this kind of talk really.

David said...

I think you might be right there on the old painterly definition. My dictionary reckons '(of a painting) lacking clearly defined outlines', i.e. using tone to convey form as you say - definitely not using lots of paint!

stephen said...

... or using tone to convey the form of an abstract notion?

Hey I like this - this is a goache and ink, right? As insulting as it sounds, you'd probably make a bloody good illustrator for children's books, or something.

*sings* There's pirates on the starboard bow...

David said...

Watercolour and pen - I need to show you my dinky portable watercolour set.

Ha ha, that's not insulting. It's taken in part from a children's book illustration.

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