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    art thread

    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:22 am

    being an art lover, i thought we needed a thread for anyone to show what they do.

    it doesn't need to be strictly 'surf art'..it can be anything from late night scribbles to sculpture.

    maybe poetry, trippy photography or film art....whatever you like, i'd like to see it.

    i have some i'd like to show..so i'll go spend a few hrs and finish my latest project then load some pics later.

    obviously any art anyone posts here will be copyright protected, so don't be a prick and steal someone else hard work.

    so, in the mean time..go for it......
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    Post  kat on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:35 am

    sounds awesome seeka, would love to see your work. I unfortunately have nothing to contribute (because I have no talent!)but I'm an avid appreciator, bring it on! The fact Phoam's whole site/bb is altogether way more arty-farty-er than the 'other' place pleases me no end. It's nice here. Smile
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    Re: art thread

    Post  scootertrash on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:36 am



    Our letterbox tagged up while i was feeling artistic


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    Post  kat on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:39 am

    Although....you did mention poetry. I do do words, and in fact I was lying in bed the other night thinking how much I'd love to re-explore haiku. Watch this (art) space. study
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    Re: art thread

    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:41 am

    ha Haikus are fun, used to do them at school when I did japanese.
    always remember this one I made up:

    getting your shoes lost
    at the shinjuku station
    is not much fun eh

    cmon seeka! put up some of your latest work, i loved the stuff you showed on the other forum months back, did Roy end up buying them all as he said he'd do?
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    Re: art thread

    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:43 am

    poems are all good Kat Smile ..bring it.

    scooter, your pics are a bit pixalated? and a bit hard to get the full gist..but letterboxes are good too. well done! :thumbs up:

    nice poem phoam.

    thanks! i've only done a few watercolours since then..mostly for mates. i have been working on some art which i taught myself to do about 15 yrs ago..i felt an urge to get back into it again as i had a few ideas i wanted to try, and so far it's working out quite good. i havn't sold any of them yet though. but thats cool, i've had them framed and hanging on my lounge wall.

    yes, i sent Roy a few.
    i'm just loading some pics at the moment, but i'm back to dail up so it's taking ages..good thing i'm well practiced in the art of patience...i'll post them up soon.

    would like to see some more of yours too.


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    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:52 am

    can't wait to see them.


    I have been working on a massive canvas 60 inches across, a commission piece of blackhead in an abstract style.

    I've done most of the headland, and just started on the sky and sea minus waves.

    concept sketch below
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    Re: art thread

    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:02 am

    Nice! Very Happy
    like the colours! and i like the perspective. dramatic sky too! can't wait to see it finished.


    while i'm waiting i'll post a couple of my watercolours.

    first up some surf art.
    'sustained loss of traction', because of the trip over the hilly paddocks..check the tyre marks. lol. i think i Roy owns this one now...



    'oyster bay'



    this one is part of the hump ridge track...watercolour lends itself to dramatic skys...fast and loose styles. courtesy of a photog from chch.



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    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:04 am

    oops! only half a pic there!

    is that island(concept drawing) green island?
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    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:06 am

    seeka wrote:oops! only half a pic there!

    is that island(concept drawing) green island?
    yep

    brilliant work!
    I've never really tried water colour.
    but did dabble with powdered inks . a different technique
    wetting the paper, and then sprinkling the dye on dry.
    got some different results.
    Below, that technique with textured mulberry paper

    and trying it out more traditionally on damp paper then outling with black india ink


    I used to experiment heaps


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    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:22 am

    okay, this is my special art.
    i call this art 'illumination'(because of the gold). it's my twist on an ancient art, inspired by the book of kells and the book of lindsfarne.

    i use permanent ink on heavy 300gram paper..mistakes are tragic as i have to start again.
    i build up minute dots to create the illusion of silver. then at the end i guild with pure 23carat gold. i won't use the cheap gold(ussually copper/bronze) because it tarnishes and turns green over time unless you seal it ..which i don't want to do on paper...anyway, nothing shines like pure gold.

    there is a story(or message if you like) behind all the ilumination works i do..but i won't bore you with that.

    i just finished this one this afternoon. it's about 500mmx400mm and has taken me 232 hrs...phew!!

    i haven't settled on a name for this one yet, but i' quite liking 'universal divinity'..but i'm open to suggestion?







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    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:24 am

    this is what they look like once framed. i get the framers to 'float' them without a matt and it gives an illusion of them being suspended in air.

    'devine aspects' ...360mmm diameter(150hrs)




    the celtic spiral represents natural, human and devine aspects of life. symbolising the continuity of life and spiritual growth. it is the constant flow of natures processes going outward then inward as heaven and earth are joined.


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    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:24 am

    some of the first one is missing? ah well, you get the idea.
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    Re: art thread

    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:30 am

    OMG STUNNING!!!!


    that is incredibly beautiful and seriously talented deep work!!!
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    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:37 am

    thanks phoam Smile ,

    funny, almost everyone who see's them says 'beautiful', even guys!!
    ...that really means something to me...cheers.

    you really need to see them up close to really see the detail...however.,,

    phoam wrote:
    I've never really tried water colour.
    but did dabble with powdered inks . a different technique
    wetting the paper, and then sprinkling the dye on dry.
    got some different results.
    Below, that technique with textured mulberry paper

    and trying it out more traditionally on damp paper then outling with black india ink


    I used to experiment heaps

    wow! thats pretty trippy! liking the car one..atmosphere plus.
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    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:20 am

    I was just thinking that the contents of this thread, especially yours seeka, is definately not classed as garbage, or worthy of this forum
    (no offence intended to other topic starters and posters)
    I thought perhaps a shift to the photography and video forum with a rename to
    Creative Surf - Photography Art and Video
    ???
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    Re: art thread

    Post  seeka on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:39 am

    i'm not fussed either way phoam, you do as you please...all good.

    i just resized this cus it looked weird with the side missing..hope fully this works..




    and a close up...the lines here are about half a millimeter thick
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    Re: art thread

    Post  phoam on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:43 am

    well i will shift it.

    you need to resize it to 640 pixels wide
    otherwise leave it as it is, and anyone can right click it and go view image and it will open in a new window by its self.
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    Post  kat on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:49 pm

    You guys, this stuff's incredible. I have SO much admiration (and envy) for people like you two that can conceptualise something like that and bring it to life. Well done!

    Seeka I have a friend who does pointulism (sp?) and that 'looping in and out' style of sculpture & drawing and would love your stuff, I'll be showing her this thread. And Phoam, those two watercolour-ish pieces of yours...wow...keep experimenting coz you're REALLY good at it! sunny
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    Post  scootertrash on Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:21 am

    Seeka
    That is Epic !!!!
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    Re: art thread

    Post  seeka on Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:29 am

    cheers scooter Smile


    thanks Kat, show whom ever you like. thats why i do it.
    lol@ 'looping in and out'.haha, it's called celtic knotwork. i call mine 'illumination'(to enlighten)

    i wouldn't mind seeing some of your friends work too. does she have a site or blog or sommit?

    so, anyone else gunna post some art..or poems even?
    c'mon phoam, i know you have more, i saw some pics of your abstract surf art a while ago, wouldn't mind having another peek. Smile
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    Post  Admin on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:32 am

    I do a few different kinds of abstract surf art

    I have the Wave Forms' series, which is just sort of swirls of solid colour lined with black.
    and the Geo Surf series (with cutaway geography features).


    Above, one of the first Wave Forms pieces
    Below: one of the first Geo Surf Series.


    Above: one of the Wave Bubbles' series, developing the tiger tube style
    Below: another later wave forms' piece with the tiger tubing in sepia
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    Post  Admin on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:42 am

    I did have a dabble in cubism

    And also copied a Van Gogh

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    Re: art thread

    Post  seeka on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:48 pm

    excellent!

    especially like the wave form one, you can just imagine being that guy drifting up the face...and the van gogh.
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    Re: art thread

    Post  phoam on Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:03 pm

    I finished this one over the weekend.
    A shot from the middle of the top of lake Wanaka, looking towards Glendhu Bay on the left, and the matukituk valley on the right.


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