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    The Toy Leviathan

    Here's another from the same gallery show as "Blood From a Stone".

    6 x 8 oil on wood.

    The Toy Leviathan

    These grapes taste like Fresno! -- Steinbeck
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    Very cool! I wish I could go to the gallery show.

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    Great piece Brian!!! I love the subtle shifts of color in those clouds, great control.

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    looks awesome...textures are neat!!!

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    Beautiful painting Brian. Nice colors- LOVE the sky. I favor this over the Blood From a Stone piece. I gotta ask- how important it was to you, to not have the lantern lit? Too obvious? I'm only curious what the thinking behind that might be.

    Last edited by Bruce Jensen; April 10th, 2006 at 10:44 PM.
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    I love this one Brian!
    The gears are done especially well...
    i can't believe you've only been using oils
    a short time. I can't imagine what you are going to create after years
    of using them. whoa.
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    solid work!
    nothing to crit i love it.

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    Beautyful ! I really like the mood of this one !
    Bravo.
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    Another ode to Christensen? Beautiful colors and atmosphere. I know you like to keep your pieces open to interpretation. My take on the unlit lantern would be that he hasn't had any bright ideas on how to get off the island and back into the water.

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    saw the painting before I saw who posted it and thought "gee, that looks like a Bespain..."

    Doh!

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    Thanks again all for the compliments...

    Bruce and Dutton, the unlit lantern plays a vital role in the piece as its meaning as a source of illumination as well as the physical manifestation of the idea of a lantern fish work as an existential metaphorical dichotomy... Which... uh... Truth of the matter is I just didn't feel like figuring out the lighting on rest of the fish. Turns out though that I liked it better this way as I think with the latern lit it would have drawn too much attention to that spot. Hooray for the easy way out!

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    I love the colours alot, plus I love cogs for some reason.
    Love it all.

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    YO! It's been too long! Congrats on the gallery exhibits and cool to see you cranking with the paints. Do not be suprised if I call you sometime soon and say dirty things.

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    Really frickkin beautiful. Could I ask what medium this is?

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    i really loved this one in person. the best part is seeing the crossovers to each of your paintings (numbers, fish, gears, etc). sweet job mate!
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