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mk  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Osiris By Bach - 1992
Really fantastic. I feel genuine confidence in what you are doing here. Do you still paint? It seems that you did quite a bit at least at one time. I'd love to see the one you gave to your mother, if possible.

Ah, that's it. I am getting back to painting.

Thanks, alpha0.

alpha0  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Thank you, mk! The confidence is in the lines. I'm a hack of a painter but would not feel immodest in claiming to be a draughtsman. While I did my first oil painting when I was 12 (our gardner back in Tehran) it has always been an intermittent activity. But I draw constantly so my hand does not hesitate.

Haven't painted since 1995. I am getting back to painting too. (I'll try and snap a pic of Mom's painting tonight.)

mk  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·  
It's interesting, with each painting/drawing, we seem to evolve something inside that we can't directly affect.

I look forward to the seeing the companion.

alpha0  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Not sure I understand what you mean exactly.
mk  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·  
I was just referring to aspects of work that reveals a certain confidence. It's something that can't be imitated, only grown over time, -one of those things that you wish you could conjure, but can't. The lines in your drawing tell me that you've done this before.

I love that aspect of creating. Part of it is always finding out about something that is taking place inside you, beyond your direct control.


alpha0  ·  4099 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Got it: 'The hand'. (You nailed that one, mk. That is my self-analysis figure.)