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Old 04-01-19, 12:48 PM
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Look what user _ForceD_ Painted...

User @_ForceD_ painted this...




Based on a photo I took on a ride this past February...



I love it!


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Old 04-01-19, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
User @_ForceD_ painted this...




Based on a photo I took on a ride this past February...



I love it!


-Tim-
Just hope he didn't paint it while riding.
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Old 04-01-19, 01:34 PM
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Well, folks here claim to be trading stocks while "riding." Seriously, that's very nice, would be proud to have a talent!
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Old 04-01-19, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Just hope he didn't paint it while riding.
You so bad!

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Old 04-01-19, 01:57 PM
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Thanks for the props, and compliments all. A bit of artistic license on my part (not that I'm an "artist" per se...just a painter) but I think it looks worthy of wall space.

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Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Realism in artwork has been dead for sixty years. Real artists don't paint pictures wherein anything is recognizable as anything real.

Sure, the "ForceD" would have been hailed as a highly talented painter a 120 years ago, before Impressionism ... but nowadays ... he can accurately depict real-world scenes and infuse his own sense of warmth and pleasure .. . big deal. That's not how it's done anymore. Where is his manifesto?

Painting talent has no place in the world of modern art. Tell ForceD to take his training, his hard work, his practice, and his success at creating beauty all back to the past where those primitives appreciated such things.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:06 PM
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Very nice.

I wish I had some artistic talent. I think the best thing I could do for the art community is stay out of it.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:13 PM
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He missed a daffodil
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
User @_ForceD_ painted this...




Based on a photo I took on a ride this past February...

I love it!


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I like it. Lots.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:31 PM
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Looks like sunlight shining though the water bottles. Very nice.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:36 PM
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Lots of detail going on there. Very impressive.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:37 PM
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Nice. The "spring time" color enhancement really works.
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Originally Posted by zarbog View Post
Looks like sunlight shining though the water bottles. Very nice.
I saw that. It is a nice touch.

The rear bottle would have been yellow with lemon-lime NUUN at the beginning of the ride but the photo was actually taken at the end of the ride and so they were empty.


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Old 04-01-19, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Realism in artwork has been dead for sixty years. Real artists don't paint pictures wherein anything is recognizable as anything real.

Sure, the "ForceD" would have been hailed as a highly talented painter a 120 years ago, before Impressionism ... but nowadays ... he can accurately depict real-world scenes and infuse his own sense of warmth and pleasure .. . big deal. That's not how it's done anymore. Where is his manifesto?

Painting talent has no place in the world of modern art. Tell ForceD to take his training, his hard work, his practice, and his success at creating beauty all back to the past where those primitives appreciated such things.

LOL!

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Old 04-01-19, 05:24 PM
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Now that's art. Only way its possible to paint cars out of the picture
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Old 04-01-19, 07:45 PM
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I love it. There's a certain spookiness to the painting that just isn't in the photo. Emphasizing the barbed wire and the desolate look of the trees evokes a hint of WWI aftermath to me, almost subliminal.
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Old 04-01-19, 08:51 PM
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About the location in the painting/photo...

It is Nimblewill Church Rd, Dahlonega, Georgia. If you were to turn around and go the other way you would find a very popular trailhead about 1/4 mile down the road. MTB riders use the trailhead to access the Jake & Bull Mountain trail systems. Just to the right of the scene pictured is a gravel turnoff which leads to the roads used in the Southern Cross gravel race including the infamous Winding Stair Gap Rd. It is a great gravel location.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5644...7i13312!8i6656

A true story about that particular spot of road...

Black Friday 2017. I'm ending a cold 47 mile, 5000+ ft gravel ride about an hour before sunset. I exit the gravel forest service road at that spot and a white Ford Ecoboost pickup with a mountain bike hanging off the tailgate blasts past. I mean flying. I get to the trailhead and they guy is unloading his mountain bike, obviously trying to get a ride in before sunset. I pull up, dismount and he asks, "How was ya ride?" in a perfect southern drawl. "Better then spending the day at the mall, I guess" I replied. He grins and says, "Ya got that right!" and we chat for a bit.

So I'm talking to the guy - nice truck, boy its cold today, etc - and it starts to dawn on me that he is the Nascar driver Bill Elliot. Keep in mind that we are just up the road from Dawsonville, Georgia. "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville."

I didn't make a big deal of it and let him have a bit of anonymity. He pounded off into the woods and I headed home.


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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Thanks for the props, and compliments all. A bit of artistic license on my part (not that I'm an "artist" per se...just a painter) but I think it looks worthy of wall space.

Dan
April 1st...I was waiting for a prank, but it appears the only cunard is that @Forced doesn't consider himself a full "artist". What a great painting!
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Old 04-02-19, 08:19 AM
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WHAT an accurate painting! The attention to detail is awesome!
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Old 04-02-19, 01:08 PM
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April 1st...I was waiting for a prank, but it appears the only cunard is that @Forced doesn't consider himself a full "artist". What a great painting!
Thanks. But no, no prank. It's just that I don't see (or transpose) angles, shapes, and proportions well. And, as suggested above (which I knew), I also am not good at matching colors. I've never "studied" art, nor the therories and concepts thereof. I've never had an official lesson on the craft either. In fact, the only real useful piece of advice I've ever gotten came from my daughter when she was in h.s. or early college (she's always been very artsy). When I first started painting she told me that one of her h.s. art teachers told her that when you paint, to paint the scene from far away to up close. That's it. So, that's why I consider myself merely a "painter" and not an artist.

Dan

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Old 04-02-19, 01:51 PM
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I really enjoy looking at the painting. It sets the scene quite nicely by itself but is also a wonderful compliment to the photo.

Funny thing too, I've ridden in the same area as the photo and in my head I conceptualize the trees as they are in the painting instead of how they actually are in real life or the photo. Seems there's always some wind pushing around the branches and the painting really captures the sense of movement and feeling.
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