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  • CarlOwen - Moderator
  • Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm
  • Last visited: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:39 am
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Carl Owen
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Age: 73
  • Occupation: Artist
  • Interests: creating objects of beauty, new experiences, travel and learning
  • About Me: I am an artist. Always have been an artist and shall always be an artist. My first painting was done on Christmas day after receiving my first art set under the tree at the age of four. My last painting has not yet been produced.
    To me as an artist, there is a knife’s edge between order and chaos, between style and ability, between realism and abstraction, and between do and try. If asked to paint a realism painting, it would not be done. A photograph would do the same task. The desire to demonstrate peer acceptable artistic ability would only be a wasting of time. To perform an artistic social statement about the realities of the world would be the act of a fool. When creating an object of beauty, either it is done with success as an accomplished task, or failure is the result. There is never try with the endeavor of creating a work of art.
    There is a genre of art that this artist will do not do. It is disagreeable and has no need for any artist to produce. This so-call art is sexually explicit, human degrading, socially outrageous or horrific and terrifying objects referred to as art. It is called "Shock Art". The only message it sends is that of a cry from artists to look at them. Shock Art is worthless. All of my artistic endeavours are aimed at making objects of beauty.
    There is something deep in us human beings that instinctively knows, appreciates and desires ownership of objects of beauty. And after all words, excuses and rationale vanish, it is the work of art that stands there or hangs on a wall all alone commanding the viewer to accept or reject it solely upon the viewer's decision. So my efforts are aimed at making that work of art own the ability to command the viewer's attention. This is my life’s quest.

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by KHasson on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:27 am
Great work Carl!
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by CarlOwen on Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Good. Look forward to seeing the portrait.
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by Bernie on Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Will photograph my latest image tomorrow and upload it! Yes, I am a bit over keen at the mo. Glad to be painting again. My new group sets homework, so the latest one was a portrait. The next one is abstract. Never been able to get my head around that, so am currently scanning the internet for ideas! :D
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by Bernie on Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:38 pm
LOL Carl. I see you haven't lost your sense of humour. As you say, life just takes over. I left the art group that I was in and couldn't see the point of just filling the house with art without an outlet for it and we took on my brother-in-law's dog during the week days, so week days for art were out at home anyway and weekends were always too busy etc etc. I really missed art though and have found another group so here I finally am again. Couldn't possibly compete with you though Carl, just had a look at your latest entries, voted and commented, as I know that you like comments, not just votes. You're way too far ahead and beyond me but I may he able to give one or two others a run for their money. I may put my latest work on here before the month's out - it's a portrait -- but it looks quite wooden in comparison to yours... Look forward to your critiques though, as usual.
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by Bernie on Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Hi carl

It's been a while. Taken far too long a break but I've taken up art again and looking forward to getting back into the swing. I see that you haven't been standing still though! :D
by Pooch on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:54 pm
Carl, I made those changes in the contest entry, but I couldn't figure out how to save what I did in Picmonkey. So I had to delete the file and fix it with another program and then reenter it. I lost your comments, of course.
How do I save the changes? I'd like to fix my other entry without losing the nice comments and the five star vote. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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by Singular on Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:20 am
Happy Birthday, my friend. Hope you have a great day!
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by Moondawg one six on Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:36 am
Thank you for your comments on my "Dark Geisha" watercolor. It is just great that what you intended is appreciated. I got a new scanner and it has little dropout, which makes me very happy that now what I put up online is very representative of my work. Again, thank you very much for your kind remarks.
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Re: Need help with a question! on Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:51 am View the latest post
Yes. Sorry about not getting right back to you. I will be dealing with this issue after I take car...
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Good morning Joe. Of course you know the above is spam. But, I am taking this opportunity to try t...
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Hope you have some fun with it....
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Good morning Krista. I second Joe's comments. Took a look at your work. Very nice indeed. It you...
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Thank you both. Ron, the adjustments are so small I can't see them. Eileen, thanks for taking my c...

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