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    Beach Volleyball! UPDATED October 25, 2011

    [I'm trying out a new language, or rather reviving an older language of mine that I developed some while ago but got nervous about its possibilities.

    Anyway, this is part of a whole series of paintings about beach volleyball, in case you hadn't noticed. All the reference was googled off the net so that the concentration could be on the language and how I "had a dialogue" with the photographs. The last two are of course not about beach volleyball, but rather to do with how the language can be utilised for my own subject matter. They are, however, derived from reference material that has undergone my usual transformations. Feedback or questions are always much appreciated.

    All paintings are acrylic on gessoed board.

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    Great work, I love "Climb" and "Red Cap"
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    Really nice. 'Scent of Red Roses' is my fav.
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    I'm curious as to the elements of this language as I see many things in play here. I also like the color harmony in "Climb" and "Red Cap".
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    Those colors are impressive. Nice stuff.
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    Hey sweet stuff!

    A bit reminiscent of Peggi Kroll-Roberts works but still quite different...

    My favs are "Duo" and "Red Cap", i love the greens in the latter.

    I like all the others too except for the "Eve" one, but as im not too sure why, i wasnt gonna say it in the first place, then thought you might wanna know?
    Out of curiosity, was it painted upside down? Somehow i cant keep myself from trying to look at it the right way up...

    Anyway, overall its great and thank you for showing!
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    Wow, I'm enamored of "eve" love the works thanks for sharing.
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    For what its worth.. red cap is hands down the best one..

    I really like your mark making in that painting. The way your playing with defining shapes edges by painting back into them and leaving it in certain areas.

    Really not feeling the drips. They are so important and they dont really do anything.
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    Exceptionally groovy, Chris. The latter ( as posted ) volleyball paintings are the strongest to my eyes. The last three are right on the money. Maybe 'Climb' breaks up just a little too much and I have to agree with Kenny about the redundant drips in 'Zig-Zag', though the colours on that piece are an absolute treat.

    Be interesting to see where you take this next if you persue it further.
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    i love Duo. you really captured the movement in that one perfect. Eve is really nice, too.

    keep up the great work!
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    excellent work, really love the volleyplayers!
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    woah dude...those are some badass paintings...wild and free..
    hmmm some of the stuff reminds me of kim frohsin.....
    But I wanna see varied stuff in this style..
    Waiting to see more....
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