27.11.10

Machine Shop Blues Redux

20"x24" Oil on masonite, 2010

16 comments:

A.Decker said...

This once was finished back in 2000, but I guess working in a machine shop at the time fouled my mind or somethin.' There was oil everywhere, even in the air, and for some as yet undeciphered reason I began to coat all my paintings with straight linseed oil. They looked, recently, like Old Masters - without the Master part.
So there were several 'redux's.' Lucky for me, the blue parts needed repainting worst...

Ruela said...

I like it!
It's your avatar.

CHM said...

I love it love it love it

CHM said...

I have to come back and tell you that this piece is fascinating for me
I look and it open door inside as if a corridor is extended in my mind until eternity

TICTAC said...

Interesting how you achieved the effect with the linseed oil. I love to experiment..sometimes it detours me totally from the original idea. Results can be unique though, even difficult to repeat.
I really like the 3D effect this piece has. And that blue sort of captures my thoughts like a magnet.
cheers

A.Decker said...

Ruela,

Thanks! And yeah, so far my most recent self-portrait. Still fits, I think.

A.Decker said...

CHM,

I love it, love it, love it=your comments!

Very gratifying. Thank you.

A.Decker said...

TICTAC,

Yeah, I've thought about doing an ancient looking subject and giving it that oil coating treatment, just to see if I could really get an 'old' effect.

The blue became a sort of meditation that really cheered me up to the point where - if you enlarge the image you can see, just to the left of the white patch, the painted over Chinese character for "Joy/Lake" Hex#58 from the I Ching.

jbkrost said...

Yep...
A.D. your rocking!!
nice job

A.Decker said...

JB,

Thank you sir! I appreciate that.

Now, if I can just keep it going!...

Russell 'C.J.' Duffy said...

A.Decker>>>If you need an ancient object use me!

Excellent art.

A.Decker said...

'C.J.',

Or I could just look in the mirror. ;-)

Thank you.

Aaron Held said...

Great work, it's refreshing to see all this painting on discharge.

A.Decker said...

Aaron,

Thank you. I'm enjoying it, too.

Iryna Harpy said...

Fabulous! I've gone for a stroll down memory pain/sane and found all sorts of delights before the D6 chapter is truly over....

A.Decker said...

Iryna,

:-)

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