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Down In A Hole

by wildwater , February 13, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: All Posts, NEW PAINTING, archetype, child, figure, oil, portrait

  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Hello all, please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste._  Just kidding, Im not even that much of a Stones fan._  I think it's just a great opening line to a song._  My name is Mike._  I am a new artist or should I say I have moved beyond a hobbiest and dabbler and finally decided to get serious about somthing I enjoy so much._       _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Down in a hole is my most recent painting._  I really enjoyed painting this one._  It just seemed to flow smoothly onto the canvas, I felt like a man possesed as I painted it._  I just had a basic idea and it turned into this._  It's a good thing I was quite happy with the finished painting._  The interplay of light and shadow came out better than I intended._  It is a powerful and deeply personal image for me._  I had done some interesting reading on Archetypes and finding how the energies associated with them manifest in us._  I realized that this painting was a wounded child Archetype._  I didn't start out with that in mind._  I was trying to paint adult facial features but my hands kept making them more childlike._  The harder I tried to make it an adult, the more the child appeared._  I gave up._  My subconscious mind was obviously more determined than my conscious mind, and was trying to show me something._  It Makes me wonder which one is truly in charge the conscious or subconscious._    _    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  It is great to see so much talent exhibited on this site._  I believe it is a great opportunity to learn and share._  Thank you all._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Mike


 

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  Caroline Henry ( homepage )

02/14/2008 * 12:45:44

Sometimes we know more than we think that we know. I think this painting comes from that place where wisdom lies. Congratulations on finding it.

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