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Isabella F Abbie Shores

8 Months Ago

Need Idea For My New Painting Please

I am working on a new painting and wondered if you had an idea what he could be holding on his hand?

I did think of something but someone may come up with something better

You may notice that I have strayed from my normal boats or animals for something from my imagination for a change Lol

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Any ideas?

For anyone into facts, it is 40" x 50" and I'm having to stretch to reach the top lol

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Jeffery Johnson

8 Months Ago

A cone with two scoops of ice cream

 

Hmmmm not quite the thing I'm after apart from in MY hand lol

 

Phyllis Taylor

8 Months Ago

A chain with a pendant hanging on it.

 

Jeffery Johnson

8 Months Ago

Statue of Liberty?

A cookie

A microphone

 

What kind of pendant?

 

Vivian ANDERSON

8 Months Ago

a cross, says she, small-ish

 

Bradley Clay

8 Months Ago

What is he?

I'm seeing a small person, a nude lady perhaps?

Yes, a nude angelic lady with wings

 

Nikolyn McDonald

8 Months Ago

a martini or other cocktail
-Nikolyn

 

vodka martini with olive, extra dry. -W


edit, wow! great minds think alike! i was totally typing while nikolyn posted her message. ...or maybe we both just drink too much! lol

 

Craig Carter

8 Months Ago

A Faux I-Pad

 

Gunter Nezhoda

8 Months Ago

Well, first thought ........ Those hills look like wineyards - wine = alcohol - alcohol = addiction which leads to that evil snake face.

The message - how those peaceful hills (Nature) can make you look like a snake when you are drunk.

So, he could hold a bottle of wine



really? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp

 

A straght flush. -W

 

Angelina Vick

8 Months Ago

Kyle said a cup.

My first thought was venom dripping down. Then I thought...people on strings.

 

Gunter Nezhoda

8 Months Ago

How about Snake Oil

 

Nikolyn McDonald

8 Months Ago

"Then I thought...people on strings."

I love that. A marionette.

 

Angelina Vick

8 Months Ago

Thank you. =)

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

8 Months Ago

harry potter

 

Anita Dale Livaditis

8 Months Ago

Oh, heck, why pussy foot around destruction, how about a nuclear bomb?

Abbie, I think it all depends on what it is you want to say, so I would get clear on that and then it should come to you.

 

Gregory Scott

8 Months Ago

He looks like a moray eel, to me. A fishing rod? A spear gun, etc?
If he's a cobra, how about a toy car, an indian design recorder/flute, a bottle of whiskey? (snake-bite medicine). Dead Man's hand (aces over eights).


 

J L Meadows

8 Months Ago

Perhaps a tarot Death card?

Or a contract with the notation "Sign Here" and a dotted line at the bottom? (Although I don't know how that would relate to the landscape around him. Unless you entitle the painting "I Can Give You The World", in the spirit of that old story from the New Testament about Jesus and the devil:)

"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

 

Dean Harte

8 Months Ago

what about a toilet plunger?

 

Kathi Shotwell

8 Months Ago

I'm with Anita, what you put in the hand will have a huge effect on the message of the piece.

My first thought was wine or flower in hand... as Gunter said, it does look like wine country.

Ice cream cone, fun!


 

Thanks all:)

I love the contract idea which was more along the lines of why I painted this. Its not meant to be whimsical or funny but I had a giggle reading some of the ideas :)

My idea was scales, or a dice......future of the world kind of thing

 

Barbara Moignard

8 Months Ago

A human mask. A book of spells.

 

Melissa Bittinger

8 Months Ago

I love JL's idea of the contract and title. I couldn't think of anything...or Gunter's wine, lol!

 

Adam Jewell

8 Months Ago

Initial thought was ice cream cone.

Maybe the heart if the ocean if there is a version with the earth or just some ocean waves where the land is now.

Maybe a tornado twirling from the hand down to the ground.

Maybe it could be straightening out its necktie.

 

Anita Dale Livaditis

8 Months Ago

In that case a wedding ring, or something else symbolic of a contract or commitment.

 

Melissa Bittinger

8 Months Ago

It does look like it's getting ready to take a bite of something with the hand position. Adam has some great ideas too.

 

Teresa White

8 Months Ago

Give it tissue,looks like hes got a cold, going to sneeze all its gunk lol!!

 

Dean Harte

8 Months Ago

he could be pulling a white rabbit out of a black tophat. For controversy, you could also add a giant schlong.

 

Anita Dale Livaditis

8 Months Ago

Dean, I must have read that wrong.

 

Dean Harte

8 Months Ago

lol - don't shoot the messenger, not sure in which direction Beth wants to take this :D It would definitely be weird though.

 

KAREN WILES

8 Months Ago

The beautiful valley of earth below looks so peaceful, and he looks as though he represents evil over the earth. How about something that represents greed, like money for instance...

 

Andrew Read

8 Months Ago

Interesting piece Abbie, it is like maybe someone wanting to rule the land but is not all they appear to be, a snake...someone not to be trusted. hmmm a name comes to mind in our Government, what's his name? lol...
But maybe cash in his hand.
Or could be an alien visitor to Earth in the shape of a snake...maybe some little spaceships.

 

Teresa White

8 Months Ago

Snake God,yes Andrew,alien lol!!

 

Andrew Read

8 Months Ago

Abbie could also make the upper part of the body silver if she goes down the Alien route, lol. with scales.....not kitchen scales though!

 

Margit Wimmer

8 Months Ago

a being beyond our / from another planet - extraterrestrial..

 

Andrew Pacheco

8 Months Ago

Maybe trees with roots hanging wild, or some kind of farm equipment....a tractor maybe. It looks like he's reaching into the landscape with the other hand, about to crawl over the top of it. He/it certainly looks like harm is intended.

 

Luke Moore

8 Months Ago

Tail of a rattlesnake... his own tail? Old school hour glass timer with the sand in it? Silver or gold stopwatch with a chain hanging. A crumpled or distressed piece of paper with the word "propaganda". Large overlay of a painted clock with hands that can be seen faintly over the mountains in the fore and mid-ground.

 

Barbara Moignard

8 Months Ago

A scythe, a cage, a musical instrument - a horn perhaps which he is about to play. A handful of animals, either earth ones he's picking up or strange ones he's setting down. A key.

 

Wow! Now I am starting to feel something.... Love the time idea!

Also really liking the trees or similar....

The time aspect intrigues ..

The painting is darker in real life and big so quite ominous

 

Marat Ivanov

8 Months Ago

What a fine picture I see now under your topic.I can offer you to find new ideas by looking my pictures on FAA and here:
http://files.mail.ru/B1F16411DAC44E29A16CC69137B98A04
http://files.mail.ru/81D33F4EFDE645F0AB3CCCCBFE572414
What do you think about this?

 

Mike Savad

8 Months Ago

i'm thinking a person would be best. a farmer, or a guy in a business suit - it can be an equalizer to those in government.


---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

8 Months Ago

marat what does that have to do with this conversation?

---Mike Savad

 

I know what I am going to do now and thank you everyone SO much!!

I will come back and add the finished piece later today :)

I am really excited about it again now

Xx

 

Dan Carmichael

8 Months Ago

"I am working on a new painting and wondered if you had an idea what he could be holding on his hand?"

Sigourney Weaver : )

 

Joy Bradley

8 Months Ago

Godzilla

Congress (The whole bunch!)

The President?

Cocktail

 

Terrance DePietro

8 Months Ago

Two Cents: Your 'imagination' perhaps...but it seems to be coming from your 'gut' instinct. You have touched on a very sensitive subject that is felt by many people in our time...
That suited man, of great size, stretching over the land is holding a beastly mask in front of him...And the painting gives no answer but leaves the viewer to reflect, question and perhaps also introspect...I find it dead-on wonderful just the way you painted it! Nice, very nice! tdp

 

Thank you so much! :)

 

Thomas Woolworth

8 Months Ago

Your inner being coming out after helping some members all day.

 

Phyllis Taylor

8 Months Ago

The pendant could be a clock to represent time.

My original thought was a pendant representing a wizardly symbol......something mysterious.

 

Photography Prints

I still have work to do but thought you may like to see what I chose....

The black card will be a form of tarot...but not tarot.

Getting there now :)

 

Chris Kusik

8 Months Ago

How about a copy of Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy!

 

Angelina Vick

8 Months Ago

Ha! The number 42 on the card!

It looks very creative. I really like how many elements you have going.

 
 

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