Happy Thanksgiving to all my dearest Odyssians!
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we present our second compendium of beautiful, interesting, haunting art that depicts drowning/under water scenes. thanks matrix, and talented artists.
stay afloat dearest odyssians. and if youre feeling a little “under” be sure to make your way to the surface! and make beautiful art while you do so.
the see our first part on the topic: THE ART OF DROWNING
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and happy friday :)
a wonderfully imagined view of the world. the fire dragon embodies a fierce wind the ships must endure. but the dragon doesnt look altogether unpleasant. hes actually quite cute.
have a great night. more fantasy pics to come.
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this is a personal post. im a little overwhelmed right now. im nowhere near water but i feel like im… my world isnt ending persay. im just stressed beyond consolation: heres the background story. ive always been a huge fish enthusiast. building and maintaining natural fish tanks is my hobby. at one time i had four tanks in my bedroom, much to my parents delight. that was a few years ago in my younger years…im still as passionate about my fish but now i only have one tank. (its nyc after all and room is limited). and that one prized tank of mine is on the fritz. i think everyone/all my fish might die if i dont fix the problem soon. thats problem one. problem 2. i havent figured out whats wrong yet exactly with the tanks eco system, as in is it water or disease thats killing my swimmer friends) but im just trying to raise ph to normal, raise O2 levels, and reduce disease… without killing the fish in the process. too much medicine kills the patient. and my patients cant talk…. i hope i can save everyone thats left… (2 have died already). and so the pics ive put up tonight represent my water based problem sure my pets are fish, but they can drown in a way. and because of that i feel like im drowning… ill keep everyone posted… hopefully i can turn it around. wish us luck… love, odie (who has no idea whats going on) and odie mama (who also has no idea whats going on but is trying her darndest to fix whatever it is) and my fish.
truly great painted self portraits are feats of artistic magic. since the subject and creator are the same the artist’s view into the subjects soul is as clear as humanly possible. All of the subject’s varying emotions, changing sentiments, conflicting opinions, and changes in appearance are completely known and therefore, the painter faces the challenge of choosing which of the millions of aspects of himself* to include and which to dismiss. sure, there is a hint of selective editing in this process. but there is also a clairvoyance, or final truth, in “reflective” portraiture that cannot be found an any other type of portrait art.
extra credit: can we seperate the artist from his self portrait?
if we do not know the artists biography can we know the painting?
*and herself. frida as an example.
love odie and odie mama.
more portraits to come this week. stay tuned….
and here they are….
dear wordpress friends and family. this is actually my art= art created by the hands of odie mama!
yes its true! today i am revealing that i am a fellow artist, a newer artist growing into a style and still finding types of media that i prefer. but on some level im happy with the work ive done thus far. as for my art bio/background; im a self taught outsider artist. i prefer to work with pastels (more oily/wet/malleable than dry) on heavy cut paper as i did with these paintings here. painting size is on average 36″ by 24″.
i apply texture and details to the pastels with colored pencils, markers, and paint markers. i am especially drawn to vivid coloration, off-set eyes of odd colors, large prominent ears, black lines that trace/highlight all shapes, layers, patterns, angular odd faces of non human coloration, and animal features that have been filtered through a human compass.
I am a newer artist that is currently stuck writing in playville. i guess thats why I havent shared any of my personal drawings before. But today is better than later. (and odie told me to stop being shy). i hope you like it. and i hope it gives some insight into who i am and what i do.
thanks for having a peek. :)
odie mama. and odie, of course. :)