1/17/2012

Stepping























oil on canvas
80cm x 60cm
2011

27 comments:

  1. Well done there is a real sense
    of movement in the picture

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  2. Wow...!
    Melinda, your work always amazes me. Vivid colours, interesting composition and a message.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  3. I love the way you fracture the space.

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  4. Melinda parabéns pelo teu trabalho, muito instigante.
    Paulo Bettanin

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  5. Love the style.
    Pidän hyvin paljon. Maalaus elää.

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  6. It's a beautiful work, very cool performance!

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  7. Do you know Alex Kanevsky paintings ?
    I'm shure you will love it.
    http://www.somepaintings.net/Alex.html
    Caro

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  8. Thanks everyone...

    Caro: Of course I know Kanevsky's works... and of course I love them :-)

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  9. On ne sais sur quel chemin nous entraine cet homme, mais le soleil présent l'encourage dans son œuvre.

    Palette de couleurs exceptionnelle.

    Bravo, Melinda

    Roger

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  10. Melinda,

    The double-vision technique captures a sort of "intoxication" feel usually associated with stepping up the ranks of life/existence.

    -- But the ladder has a "twist" to it..

    I appreciate the bold use of line with the ladder: it is dynamic, non-linear and elegant; all characteristics which aren't often associated with your average run-of-the-mill ladder.

    Interesting....

    I am not quite sure if the following application of said technique is correct or accurate, but the warp effect in concert with the subjects blurred "stepping" is a significantly beautiful comment on goals that we set in life and the bewildering, drunken progressions we make toward them, no matter the cost.

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    1. Mike, thanks again for your continual clairvoyance... It is always a pleasure to read your comment, because it is (at the same time) encouragement, too...

      In the last section you paraphrased the essence so accurate, that I find your thoughts about it more expressive than the painting itself...

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  11. ;)

    I only wish to be a part of your paintings, to add a small stroke to them, that is all I ask for..

    I don't believe in much, but I'm a firm believer in Inspiration: humans are waiting vessels that are dependent upon others and their works/expressions which lift them up in (re)animation, pushing and prodding, energizing them up and out of their languor in order to produce work/expression of their own in kind.. Your work does this to me.. It motivates me to "step" up to the ladder again, no matter the slipperiness. Sadly, my job, which occupies too much of my time, does the opposite of your work... I come here, to your paintings, to replenish, I suppose.

    I am indebted to you, Melinda.

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    1. I believe, we should never give up on things, that can take us out of the commonplace... (even if we don't have much time for it)... otherwise we will regret it one day in the future... I also regret many years left...

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  12. I love everuthing!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!

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  13. wow nice blog


    Welcome to my blog: http://images-n.blogspot.com

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  14. BRAVO Melinda.
    Wonderful to visit your blog again to find oneself mesmerized by the great style and colors.
    And you are right about never regreting what you did , most people wind up with a bad feeling about what they not dared to do.
    If we all were able to see that taking a risk in art you can never loose.

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  15. Your paintings are inspirational to me. It is great to look through your blog and see your development. I am a painting struggler too. You are on to something and keep it up.

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  16. Thanks everyone!
    ................

    Fred Bell:

    We are all inspirational to each other to a certain extent... "a painting struggler" is an accurate expression...yes.
    Thank you.

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  17. Happy New Year Melinda!

    I spend too much time at the computer.

    Your fascinating painting inspires movement,

    exploration and risk taking.

    Exactly what I need to do.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Bless*

    Mark

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  18. Melinda, convido a ti e a teus leitores para conhecerem e participarem com suas produções literárias do Urbanasvariedades, o modo long play do Urbanascidades, blog cultural de produção coletiva. Visite urbanasvariedades.blogspot.com. e solte o verbo.
    Um abraço,
    Paulo Bettanin.

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  19. I love the way you portrayed motion in this work. Very clever and original.

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  20. Superb work. You are sooooooo talented. Just love your painting.

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