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I wish there was steampunk surrealism.
Loblob gone steam must be quite the sight smile

(for those wondering who Loblob is, he's the monster bird alter ego of Max Ernst)

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HildeKitten wrote:

I wish there was steampunk surrealism.
Loblob gone steam must be quite the sight smile

I try to work mainly in the surrealistic vein. I don't know if any of these would do for you, but:

http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.46832087.jpg
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.75567955.jpg
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.68427265.jpg
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.74969513.jpg
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.72870290.jpg
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.75578944.jpg

Sorry that I seem a bit airship obsessed at the moment, but I sought out to complete an entire series called "Airships and Tentacles", which is a meeting of Vernian Exploration wth Lovecraftian undercurrents. I'll probably be doing these for at least another 4 pieces to round it all out, then I'll be able to focus on other things again.

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They're all excellent artworks, sir! And I for one don't mind at all that airships appear often in your work, nor can I imagine anyone here objecting to that wink

There is something surreal about some of them, I agree, especially the first and firth of the images you posted above.

My favorite's the last picture though. In some of your works, the subject, the airship, seems to blend in with the background just a tad too much, in my (humble) opinion. That's not the case with the last picture. The ship stands out more, and I rather like that better.

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Brilliant - I love the third one, personally!  Very glad to have you here smile

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Ottens wrote:

In some of your works, the subject, the airship, seems to blend in with the background just a tad too much, in my (humble) opinion. That's not the case with the last picture. The ship stands out more, and I rather like that better.

Now I am wishing I had posted these before I let some of the paintings go. Taking what you said into consideration, I can see now that a slight change of colors for the second one would have made me like it a lot, lot more. This is why it pays to have people around for opinions, sometimes we don;t see what is staring us right in the face.

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Dr Damon Molinarius wrote:

Brilliant - I love the third one, personally!  Very glad to have you here smile

Thank you Dr. Molinarius ^_^

The third was done for Robert of Abney Park - it hangs in his study. The one shown in the fifth and sixth pictures was done for Vernian Process.

I am glad you like them ^_^

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myeamend wrote:
HildeKitten wrote:

I wish there was steampunk surrealism.
Loblob gone steam must be quite the sight smile

I try to work mainly in the surrealistic vein. I don't know if any of these would do for you, but:

(...)

Sorry that I seem a bit airship obsessed at the moment, but I sought out to complete an entire series called "Airships and Tentacles", which is a meeting of Vernian Exploration wth Lovecraftian undercurrents. I'll probably be doing these for at least another 4 pieces to round it all out, then I'll be able to focus on other things again.

Those images are pretty impressive!

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myeamend wrote:

The third was done for Robert of Abney Park - it hangs in his study. The one shown in the fifth and sixth pictures was done for Vernian Process.

Why, I had no idea you provided such steampunk celebrities with your paintings! Vernian Process is a member here, BTW, though he doesn't post much anymore.

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Illustrious company indeed - see, I knew I had good taste!

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Armat Thank you smile


Ottens - Robert actually owns the painting, Josh, I did the piece so Vernian Process could use it as artwork for one of the CDs.

I still have the painting, it would have been really costly to ship and Josh mainly just wanted the image anyway.

Typically, I like holding onto the originals anyway - but when the giclees came:

The printer made them slightly more saturated and upped the contrast. At first, I was planning on sending them all back - but, after looking at them for a day or two - I had to agree with Beth that I liked the giclees way more than the painting. So, I suppose I will be putting the painting up sometime this week... it is still a favorite painting of mine - but I think it would be too much to have both the painting and giclee handing on my wall.

Come to think of it. It would probably be pretty nice to ship Josh a giclee when I am able to.

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