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The meeting

Abstract representation of a meeting. of

10 total reviews 
Comment from Carina Imbrogno


This is really a beautiful work of art my friend it's absolutely stunning. I love the colors you've used they're so bright lively and gorgeous. Beautiful textures as well. I wish I had a six left to give you for this it's really remarkable thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2022
    Thanks again for the review. Ray G.
Comment from nikman


A good looking image posted here with an intriguing title too. Your fine and full composition suggests to me that a meeting of minds is taking place, but they are disagreeing! Colours, textures and tones are good. Well created!

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2022
    Thanks again for the review. Ray G.
Comment from Sean T Phelan


I haven't painted in about four decades now,Ray ( I've just never been comfortable with the medium! ) ,so rather than try offering you some 'professional sounding' critique I'll just say that I honestly like the look and the tone of 'The meeting' very much!
~Sean

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Sean, Thank you for the positive review and it is much appreciated. There was a time in my past that I put down the brush for a while because of frustration, then I realized that I like creativity but I didn't pick up the brush, I went for the palette knife and never looked back, but that's me. I am pleased that you like 'The Meeting'.

    Ray G.
reply by Sean T Phelan on 15-Jan-2022
    You're very welcome,Ray!
Comment from Glena Jessee-King


Whether one can see this representation of the meeting or not, it is very well done with acrylics straight from the tube and with your knife. Like your using colors straight from the tube, concentrating on the complementaries of each. Skilled painting! Vibrant colors!

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Glena, Thanks for the review. You should try it. It will open up a whole new world for you. I highly recommend it.

    Ray G.
Comment from TDtraditionalart


This is a really beautiful creation. From a distance I can see the outline of head and neck, the figure is leaning on the right hand. I think its beautiful how you used these colours together, especially with the sharp edges the pallet knife made, in some areas it looks almost geometric. But don't under estimate the use of black, it can really make a piece stand out with contrast...I can't wait to see where your next journey takes you...Thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Tis my pleasure to share my art with you. Thanks for the review. I don't underestimate the use of black and I agree to what you say. Black draws your eye in and commands your attention. Black has a strength all its own and now I incorporate it when needed. I am an out of the tube painter so paints I use are layered and they are visually mixed by the observer eventually they become black. See you at the next journey.

    Ray G.
Comment from Sange


Good to see you back Ray :)
I like the rainbow of colors you chose here. I actually see an abstract blue bird in the middle with wings up.
I like that you took the ride and had fun with your creativity.
Well done and Welcome Back ;)

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Sange, Thank you for the feed back. Four years ago I didn't understand what it was all about so now I am here to be with my peers and find out what it is all about. You are excellent photographer, I admire your work. thanks again.

    Ray G.
reply by Sange on 14-Jan-2022
    Ahh .. thanks so much Ray. I appreciate your kind words.
Comment from MKFlood


Glad you came back to FAR Ray. A cool and colorful abstract. The depth is good. The details is good. The shading is good. The blend of the colors is good. The shape and design is balance and eye interesting to the viewer. Creative approach and good job overall.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    MK, thank you for a fine review. I didn't get into it back then and I didn't understand why some one would pay to do all this to have a pot of gold. Now I am a paid member and I will find out what it is all about. Now I feel comfortable amongst my peers. I'll give it my best shot. So far so good.

    Ray G>
reply by MKFlood on 14-Jan-2022
    well FAR is what you make of it. some are here to learn and some are here to promote. now that your being a paying member go for the contest. many pay cash money. if your to help strengthen your portfolio, FAR will do it. not only offer copyrighting your work but your yearly rankings and awards will help it. i had checked out your other abstracts..pretty cool colorful and creative. sounds like a good combination to me..ill be looking forward to your future projects. (thumbs up)
reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Thank for the clarification

    Ray G.
reply by MKFlood on 14-Jan-2022
    oh as a cartoonist so im full of many things...lolol..no seriously if i can help on anything just ask. my knowledge is thru school of hard knox..you know the hard way. so holler if ya need me....wink..
reply by MKFlood on 14-Jan-2022
    oh btw ya can call me mark
reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    I will Mark nice to meet you. Thanks for the guidance

    Ray
reply by MKFlood on 14-Jan-2022
    np bro..nice to meet ya as well. hey if you get the time, i would like to see if you dont mind viewing and reviewing something for me if you get the time. btw do you know how to search for a title of art or photo? if your at a computer look at the top header that has FAR logo and you see to the right view, post,etc. hold your cursor over view. a drop box will appear. scroll down to search. that will lead to another page. there you can put in the title and it search and display that titles. better than scrolling thru lotta portfolio..now if your doing this from a cell, chromebook or tablet then you look at the top right corner for menu and a drop box will appear also. just scroll down to search.. anyway if you can search "road to somewhere" and when you view it check out the 4 minute music video that is attached. it would be cool to know what you think of it if you dont mind. Bryan Taylor and I (FLOOD/TAYLOR presentations) would love to hear your feedback. thanks!
Comment from Way West


Your use of the palette knife has created wonderful and pleasing textures! I can see faces and many other items that make this a journey to view! The full frame makes this a stand out presentation.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Jodi, Thanks for a nice review. I am glad you have decided to look deeper cause thats where things get interesting. Can you keep a secret? My work is small 6x9 inches. I call it lap art.

    Ray G.
reply by Way West on 14-Jan-2022
    That is awesome Ray! Such beauty in a small package is very unique!
Comment from Julie H


Beautiful, bright colors. Colors mix well and are evenly distributed. Design is pleasant to the eye and not too busy. I recently bought a print similar to this.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Julie, thank you for the nice review. I was along for the ride with this painting and it just came together. I love the photo, Country Sunset, very calming and reflective.

    Ray G.
reply by Julie H on 01-Apr-2022
    Thank you so much for noticing my photo, Country Sunset! I appreciate your kind words!
reply by the author on 01-Apr-2022
    Thank you for viewing my work and picking this one to review. Your Country Sunset was every thing I said it was. Since you seem interested, I will tell you about my work. I work small, 6"x9" , 9"x 12". I love bright colors and their contrasting colors. I work right out of the tube, I don't mix on a palette. I paint with a palette knife. I paint on 250 pound paper and higher. After I prime my paper with white, most paintings take about 30 minutes not more than one hour usually. I balance colors with their compliments and create figments small area that create interest and they are as you say busy, because I want to hold your attention so you can see my painting and not merely look. These are not copies of anything, they come from feelings and thoughts at the time. Purely original, I do not copy a picture, I've been there and I have moved on. I paint for enjoyment and I love to share my enjoyment. The colors I use or my technique will never be the same as other might see. No business, no interest, boredom. Abstract is hard to review if you don't understand it. Do you like and enjoy looking at the painting. Do you enjoy the colors, are they working for you. Does it hold your interest. I don't want to present any old crap, I want to give you something to talk about. That's the way I work. Thank you for listening. Ray G.
Comment from JirinaInspire


Great painting of the two sites meeting inter middle.
Wonderful colors and texture that shows the dimensions.
Optimistic colors with the lighter and darker shades are absolutely beautiful to view.
Thank you so much for sharing.

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2022
    Jirina, thank you for the the wonderful review. I enjoy sharing my creations. I Like to hear other opinions and insight derived. Communication is so vital. As an artist I feel like put it out there, expose my soul and hopefully someone will be touched and enjoy the experience and the feedback is always welcomed.

    Ray G.
reply by JirinaInspire on 14-Jan-2022
    Absolutely, my friend. Great artwork to show .