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feel free to critique my art and give negative - positive comments at will in order to learn and grow.Looking,diving deeper into this image I've come the conclusion that looking at the eyes the woman seems almost happy to have her fate so definite even in death right before her soul is snuffed out because she knows shes going to a better place that being out of this crazy world.By the way im unable to upload the image probably how many times ive swtched things but i'm refering to the Agathism painting.
do you just want compliments? i can't give any. they are poorly presented. their are at odd angles and kind of dark. not to sound insulting.
often the image can't describe itself. only in the artists mind do they think it's self explanatory, but it's really not.
styling is all over, there is no one consistent style, so it's really hard to rate based on that alone. but if you want people to look at you in a professional manner i suggest getting much better images. even if you don't plan on selling, the presentation is very important.
The image shown strikes me as an emotional statement, rather than a statement of somebody knowledgeable about guns, and how to use them safely.
It makes me want to ask you if you own a weapon, and if you know how to use it responsibly, for self defense or other legitimate purposes.
It also seems to reek of misogyny.
The heavy blue tint may not be accurate to the actual color of image, but it seems to work with the negative concept of the image.
its ART every body..Yea i know this gun control issue is very prominent and am a avid gun owner and collector and am very with the CONTROL of guns not the ban of them.This is what this art piece means its a means of opening discussions that are very sensitive ..
misogyny. is very off on this topic although ive thought of this painting being misconstrued as such.I dont play life safe i play it on the edge and what ive seen throughout my life and what happens on a daily basis and I do love women lol.....
Well, you asked for candid reactions,, so that's fair, right?
I enjoy some occasional time at the range. One clear warm spring day, I commented to a friend at work that I was long overdue for a day at the range. He agreed, and we thought maybe we should leave right after work. However, the issue was to avoid Atlanta traffic.
I would have to run home and get my shotgun, I said.
I would have to run home and get my golf clubs, he said.
Pull, I said.
Thwack, he said
Boom, I said.
This was followed by maniacal laughter.
Even those who disagree can come to a mutual understanding.
I've heard that there was a Saturday Night Live skit along these lines.
Some observations on your painting ďAgathismĒ.
At first glance it looks like decorative pieces of color here and there, but
upper left corner, it is target hit, fragments scattered? The figure on the left is holding
a gun which looks like it has just been fired from the position of it. He is keeping her at armsí
length. The composition has a big empty square on the bottom, centered, a gulf between them.
They are separated on the canvas as much as possible, he to the right, with his back against the wall, you
could say. She to the extreme right, exposed. Iíll leave it at that, moving onÖ You have further
separated them, literally, by choosing to use a diptych. Further again, when in one picture you
photographed the two pieces a good distance apart. You didnít make it easy to view. They were
photographed together only when asked? At least one image I remember they were apart. So their
relationship isnít seamless, obviously, itís coming apart at the seams, in the diptych. Itís interesting you
chose to paint this in a cubist style, things are fragmented and distorted.
I think you had posted on your site a pink toned version and a blue one, probably a photography
problem. Iím relying on memory here.
Blue is a nice color, but might be seen as gloomy here. In the scene depicted I might have expected
discordant or intense color. Did you make these as conscious choices, or did you just paint, as
you say you do? Also, you're not just baiting baiting viewers here, using provocative imagery, are you? Your work is
scattered a bit in style and subject. Some of it has some nice color harmony.
It has a strong graphic quality. Your line work, especially, has a frenetic energy to it.
Some pieces look older in style, like older Ď50s, Ď60s political/propaganda type posters. Was that the look you
intended? You have some nice pieces on your site.
Other thoughts were offered, I know, on other than just picture making. I donít know if you were looking
for just that.
That was the deepest interpretation my art I've ever came across.I'm with on many aspects of this piece first being the distance between and its almost like the female is inviting or almost leaning towards the robotic police like figure on the right and his back is to the wall brandishing a gun.Very nice interpretation ken krug!
Edit: I meant to say figure on right with gun.
Nikita, you said in your opening statement the woman seemed almost happy about her fate,
So maybe the blue works here, kind of serene, although you noted that after painting it.
I didn't take the figure on the right as a robotic police-like figure, maybe I missed something there.
I just assumed there was a relationship.