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April 10th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Here's another from the same gallery show as "Blood From a Stone".
6 x 8 oil on wood.
April 10th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Very cool! I wish I could go to the gallery show.
April 10th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Great piece Brian!!! I love the subtle shifts of color in those clouds, great control.
April 10th, 2006, 10:18 PM
looks awesome...textures are neat!!!:)
April 10th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Beautiful painting Brian. Nice colors- LOVE the sky. I favor this over the Blood From a Stone piece. I gotta ask- how important it was to you, to not have the lantern lit? Too obvious? I'm only curious what the thinking behind that might be.
April 10th, 2006, 10:46 PM
I love this one Brian!
The gears are done especially well...
i can't believe you've only been using oils
a short time. I can't imagine what you are going to create after years
of using them. whoa.
April 11th, 2006, 06:09 AM
nothing to crit i love it.
April 11th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Beautyful ! I really like the mood of this one !
April 11th, 2006, 08:12 AM
and a very pleasant old-fashioned atmosphere.
April 11th, 2006, 10:31 PM
Another ode to Christensen? Beautiful colors and atmosphere. I know you like to keep your pieces open to interpretation. My take on the unlit lantern would be that he hasn't had any bright ideas on how to get off the island and back into the water.
April 11th, 2006, 11:11 PM
saw the painting before I saw who posted it and thought "gee, that looks like a Bespain..."
April 12th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Thanks again all for the compliments...
Bruce and Dutton, the unlit lantern plays a vital role in the piece as its meaning as a source of illumination as well as the physical manifestation of the idea of a lantern fish work as an existential metaphorical dichotomy... Which... uh... Truth of the matter is I just didn't feel like figuring out the lighting on rest of the fish. Turns out though that I liked it better this way as I think with the latern lit it would have drawn too much attention to that spot. Hooray for the easy way out!
April 12th, 2006, 02:08 PM
I love the colours alot, plus I love cogs for some reason.
Love it all.
April 12th, 2006, 02:32 PM
YO! It's been too long! Congrats on the gallery exhibits and cool to see you cranking with the paints. Do not be suprised if I call you sometime soon and say dirty things.
April 12th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Really frickkin beautiful. Could I ask what medium this is?
April 13th, 2006, 03:09 AM
i really loved this one in person. the best part is seeing the crossovers to each of your paintings (numbers, fish, gears, etc). sweet job mate!