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Friday, October 12, 2012

Peculiar Picture #15

 
Welcome to my Peculiar Picture Files, where I display one of my illustrations that has yet to find a buyer. This picture is the result of what happens when an artist is bored and doesn’t have a project to work on. I decided to paint a portrait of one of my paintbrushes. I had no idea the result would be so magical and romantic.
     
 If you look closely you’ll see that the paint appears to be cracked, as if this were a really old painting. Actually, this is acrylic, a modern quick-drying plastic paint. I wanted to see if I could achieve the vintage look of an old oil canvas. Most people tell me they think this is oil, so I guess I succeeded.
      
Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to figuring out what, if anything, this image means.


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42 comments:

  1. It is symbolic of what the artist can do with his/her tools to me. I really love the crackling effect that you created. Such a nostalgic work of art.

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  2. I have no idea of the meaning of your brush portrait, but Sherwin Williams needs to hire you to revamp their advertising. Your illustration is so much prettier than the picture of a front of their building with the so-so sign.

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  3. That would be great advertising for some kind of paint store or art school.

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  4. Reminds me of the Rainbow flag for the LGBT movement.

    Regardless, it is quite smart, creative, yet a simple message for 'imagine the possibilities'.

    Love it!

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  5. I love it! Just look what's waiting to come out of that paintbrush.

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  6. I reallllly love this! It's so lovely! It's too early for me to come up with what it "means" but when and if I come up with something, you will be the first to know! :) Happy Friday!

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  7. I think I've managed to discern the meaning of this picture. It depicts a rainbow being drawn over what looks like a faded landscape, like an old memory. It's a metaphor for how we exaggerate the past to make it more interesting, or more colourful.

    Either that, or rainbows are pretty.

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  8. I don't know what it means, but I do know I like to look at it.

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  9. I agree with Daniel - I was thinking of some LGBT friends who would find a way to use it. Although it's really too fine a painting to just use for illustration purposes...

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  10. The LGBT community would love this image with the rainbow paint. :)

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  11. So I subscribe by email and now all your posts come through.

    THis painting represents the power of the artist to bring light and color to the world.

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  12. Looks like you decided to "brush up."

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  13. I usually come up with my interpretation, but I'm drawing a blank on this one. I like it though. Clean and fresh, but? Perhaps it's because we are on our boat and heading to the San Francisco bay? Could be.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  14. It would match the colors in my crayola crayon box of a living room.

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  15. When a paintbrush is having a happy dream.

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  16. Makes me wonder what is at the other end of the rainbow.

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  17. I like it!! Have you considered the title, "This is not a brush", a la Magritte?

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  18. Wow, what an imagination from Addman, I'd never think of anything like that...but you could sell it to Behr Paints for their latest campaign. I think it's lovely.

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  19. sell it!!! to a paint store..a perfect advertisement.

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  20. I love it. The colors are beautiful and they look as if they're exploding from the brush.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. I can't figure it out. Is CC a talented painter who writes? Or a talented writer who paints?

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  22. If one looks at it a while..it's not a paint brush at all..but a strange looking LAVA Lamp!!!!!lol

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  23. It is really a cool painting. Like a pot of gold- your paintbrush is...

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  24. It reminds me of a searchlight advertising the premiere of a movie starring ROY G. BIV.

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  25. I love it! It's like the brush is full of magic.

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  26. Not "Paint the Sky with Stars" like the Enya song, but "Paint the Sky with Rainbows."

    I'm just so very excited I can see your posts again!

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  27. That's beautiful. I love the background colour(s). So peaceful.

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  28. Hey , I'm stumped. I like the picture because it's mad e me look at it for a while and think. So here goes...the brush and paint flowing out as the colors we see in the natural world... land sky ready to show their colors.

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  29. I know what the picture means. It means you are an awesome painter! That is pretty damn good!

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  30. Any paint store or distributor should jump at the chance to use this type of artistic brilliance.

    I like this one Stephen.

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  31. Love it. And, yes, it definitely looks like oils and "vintage."

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  32. beautiful painting, it does look like an old cracked oil!

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  33. It's lovely, Stephen! Good luck on the move to the new site - I can't wait to see it. :-D

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  34. As already stated, it would make a great advert for a brand of paintbrushes - ? "Rainbow brushes, for the colorful artist."

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  35. Far and near, similar colors are the palette you prefer.

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  36. That is really an awesome painting! I love all of the colors coming from the brush. I look forward to seeing your new site!

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  37. what are you going to do on your new improved site???

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