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Title: Tantalus painting
Post by: Dukas on Mon, 2007-01-08, 11:53:25
When Pepper's Ghost was released, I was going through an experience that's perfectly captured in Tantulus. After 'surviving the ordeal' I made a painting inspired by the Arena-song (and my own experiences):

http://www.hugo-artwork.nl/site%20hugo%202006%20images/tantulus.JPG

Of course it's called 'Tantulus'. I use pencils and brushes with watercolor on paper. Hope you like it!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-01-08, 20:28:42
I do, Dukas. Pretty nice work. Wish i could paint like that.  *horns*

I don't think it is linked to Tantalus though. I think that handles a different subject.

But nevertheless:  8)

Btw. Welcome to the Shattered Room.  *horns*
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Peter on Mon, 2007-01-08, 20:41:41
Great Job, Dukas. I like it a lot. If you had a larger version of it, I'd make it my background image :) Beautiful Lady there, and I might be able to imagine the tantalus torments you must have been through.

Hehe, not only do I wish I could paint *like that*, but I wish I could paint *at all*...

And yes, welcome to the forum :) Fill in your Listening Profile (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?board=8.0), if you like :)

Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-01-08, 21:37:53
Yeah Dukas that's really good! :o

I also had a look at your website and I was amazed!
You've got real talent!

But I too fail to see "Tantalus" in your picture. Other than that there's a nice woman and I am not able to get in the picture...
 ::)

And what exactly is the "something" in the lowleft?

Other than that, good job! ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Dukas on Sat, 2007-01-13, 21:57:32
Thanks for the feedback & the welcome, guys!

As for the link with Tantulus: to me it's a song about wanting someone badly, someone who's sometimes very close and sometimes totally unreachable ('the closer I get, the futher I am'), filling one with a longing one would rather be freed of ('this is my thanks and this is my curse'). A young lady that sometimes shows you heaven but also drags you through hell ('trust in no one').
Of course I could have painted the Greek myth that Clive talked about in relation to this song, which would have been a more obvious illustration of the lyrics, but  I wanted to paint something more personal.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: kmorse on Mon, 2007-01-15, 20:41:35
I got the connection right away. Like song lyrics, paintings impress each person a little differently, based on their personal experiences.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Ile2006 on Sat, 2007-02-17, 23:56:02
really nice painting! Is the chick an actress? She looks familiar, I think I know her but I can't remember the name!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2007-07-26, 14:34:08
Wow - amazing painting!Just like those on your homepage.
I think I'll never touch a brush again...
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2007-07-26, 17:14:01
Indeed a very good painting! (She looks a little like Angelina Jolie, a little :P)

Wow - amazing painting!Just like those on your homepage.
I think I'll never touch a brush again...
Why not? Just because someone has a style that you think is better than yours, doesn't mean he/she actually is better ;) And even if the quality isn't as high, it should not stop you from expressing yourself in a creative way :) Painted and stuff is fun 8)

I used to think my drawings were crap because I compared them to my brothers drawings, and even later when I developed my own style I still compared them... Until the moment my brother took a look at my drawings and told me he wished he could draw like me :o I was like: "Whaaaat!? I always thought the same of you". There are so many styles, so you can't really compare. Is Rembrandt better than van Gogh, or Picasso?
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:20:47
Well, I guess that was just my way of saying "I'm VERY impressed by the paintings"...  :)

In fact I did touch a brush again - this weekend when I finished one of my own paintings.  ;)
However, I think they can never compare with what this guy is doing!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:24:33
However, I think they can never compare with what this guy is doing!
That's for us to decide!

Post it here!!

;D
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: JJ II on Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:33:21
I really liked most of your work ....  very impressive.

Have you ever thought of portraying the Arena-boys in a group-portait?

BTW, I think it's TantAlus...

Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:53:25
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That's for us to decide!

Post it here!!

;D

NO WAY!!! (What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-07-30, 11:51:08
As for the link with Tantulus: to me it's a song about wanting someone badly, someone who's sometimes very close and sometimes totally unreachable ('the closer I get, the futher I am'), filling one with a longing one would rather be freed of ('this is my thanks and this is my curse'). A young lady that sometimes shows you heaven but also drags you through hell ('trust in no one').
Of course I could have painted the Greek myth that Clive talked about in relation to this song, which would have been a more obvious illustration of the lyrics, but  I wanted to paint something more personal.

Thanks for the link to your beautiful painting, Dukas, and for your story about it. Very touching.

The girl is very beautiful - and luring, as you note.

Ile2006 wrote: "really nice painting! Is the chick an actress? She looks familiar, I think I know her but I can't remember the name!"

She looks to me like Victoria (Posh Spice) Beckham. Maybe she was the one who was on your mind, Ile. Despite all the hype, Vicky actually has a very sweet face, and also seems sweet and authentic, so I understand Dave's enthusiasm. (But each to his; I'm enthusiastic bout my lady.)

Bluepony, I'm a'guessin that your hot on Kandinsky.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-07-30, 11:55:34
JJ II:  Have you ever thought of portraying the Arena-boys in a group-portrait?

Bluepony:  What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...

Nicky:  Wow, the Arena guys, in Nature's dress!

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:43:44

Bluepony, I'm a'guessin that your hot on Kandinsky.

Nicky.

Er... that too!  ;)
However, I mainly do paintings for people who ask me to do something specially for them, e. g. a friend wanted some sunflowers, another friend wanted lemons and oranges to match their dining room, etc. But like I said, no big deal - and not much art I'm afraid (a 5-year-old could do the same!).  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:45:30
I'm still very curious. Does this forum have an art-section? Then we can all show of our stuff :)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:47:01

Bluepony:  What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...

Nicky:  Wow, the Arena guys, in Nature's dress!

Nicky.

LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!  ;D
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:48:19
Yeah, Appy, for sure, I'm lookin forward to seein "Apple in blue", "Apple in red", "Hot apple", "Groovy apple", "Spacy apple", "Apple-schmoes", "Madonna with blunt apple", etc.

PH will be (h)appy to help you out with all the different Apple-Weltanschauungen.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:51:10
No, that would be easier with a copier!  ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:53:00
I'm still very curious. Does this forum have an art-section? Then we can all show of our stuff :)
Well, YOU first!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:54:35
LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!  ;D

I'm not sure that it would be "Art for Art's sake".

Nicky.

Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:58:04
I'm not sure that it would be "Art for Art's sake".

Nicky.


Oh, it would be, absolutely!!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: JJ II on Mon, 2007-07-30, 13:44:29
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LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!

Am I right that you're a bodypainter? Anyhow, whatever art it may be, feel free to post a link.

However I wás serious about the group portrait. I think a portrait of the quality of Dukas would be excellent. The band might even put it in the booklet :-)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-07-30, 14:16:19
Am I right that you're a bodypainter?

No, she's a pony painter  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2007-07-30, 16:42:44
There's no proper sub-forum for a topic for artwork :-\

Peter?
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 09:32:43
Am I right that you're a bodypainter? Anyhow, whatever art it may be, feel free to post a link.

However I wás serious about the group portrait. I think a portrait of the quality of Dukas would be excellent. The band might even put it in the booklet :-)


Me - a bodypainter? Not quite, but I like the idea!  ;)
(Actually I just do paintings as a hobby, to decorate my own home and the homes of my friends.)

I'll leave the group portrait to Dukas, I'm sure that would be great!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: JJ II on Tue, 2007-07-31, 10:05:19
Ah.... I thought that you were, because you wanted the band to pose 'nude'.....

I think you don't realise what you're asking for, by the way.  ;D
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 10:58:41
JJ II:  Have you ever thought of portraying the Arena-boys in a group-portrait?

Bluepony:  What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...

Nicky:  Wow, the Arena guys, in Nature's dress!

Nicky.

Well, I didn't start this whole "naked" thing!!! (see above)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-07-31, 11:05:50
Hm ....... I plead guilty (can't help it).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 12:23:29
Hmmm... this is somewhat scary... does that mean YOU want to see them in the nude, Nicky?  ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-07-31, 12:40:47
Hm ...... how should I answer that? Hm.......hm........hm........I think I'll let Bupie answer that question  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 14:45:09
Now I'm confused!  ??? ???  ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: JJ II on Tue, 2007-07-31, 15:10:05
We too....  ???

But I think it all started with your line that your "art was not suitable for display"....[or different words along the same lin'].

That was food for thought for some here....

So can you show us some of your work?
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 15:11:35
What I meant was that my paintings are not Arena-related, that's why they shouldn't be on an Arena forum.

If you explain to me how I can post a jpg-file, I think I have no other choice than to show you guys what I mean!
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2007-07-31, 16:48:26
What I meant was that my paintings are not Arena-related, that's why they shouldn't be on an Arena forum.
That why I asked for a subforum where we can post our own products of creativity, like drawings, painting, poems etc...

Quote
If you explain to me how I can post a jpg-file, I think I have no other choice than to show you guys what I mean!
You will have to put that picture online somewhere. I use imageshack (http://my.imageshack.us), but there are other sites like deviant art (http://www.deviantart.com/). Just look for one that suits you and you understand.
After having done that, you need to get the url from that uploaded image. You can get that by rightclicking on the image, go to properties and copy the the "location" or "url".
Then you type:
Code: [Select]
[img]paste the url you copied and type:
Code: [Select]
[/img]
You should see something like this:
Code: [Select]
[img]www.pictures.com\my_painting.jpg[/img]You can always use the preview button to see if it works.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-07-31, 16:56:31
See, this is just what I don't want. I may be willing to show my artwork to the people here, but not to anybody who happens to be in the internet!  :o
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2007-07-31, 17:09:34
If you put it on a myspace you can make the picture "private". I believe you can also do that on Imageshack.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2007-08-01, 11:06:23
Ok... so here's a few of my paintings. Enjoy!  :)

http://a778.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/77/l_35a96478dbfd8cf31395d57abdb85361.jpg (http://a778.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/77/l_35a96478dbfd8cf31395d57abdb85361.jpg)
http://a104.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/103/l_ddf4207e5a423d4a367dedd97d9d0c47.jpg (http://a104.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/103/l_ddf4207e5a423d4a367dedd97d9d0c47.jpg)
http://a422.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/115/l_fbcf5131e072f37f3099dc09ab32bc75.jpg (http://a422.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/115/l_fbcf5131e072f37f3099dc09ab32bc75.jpg)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-08-01, 11:14:02
Hey, real nice, Bluepony. You're very diverse in your style. I can see the Kandinsky inspiration in the second pic.

And how about the naked men?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2007-08-01, 11:23:51
Hi Nicky,
thanks!  :)

But again - what naked men?!  ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: JJ II on Wed, 2007-08-01, 11:29:15
Very diverse, my compliments.  *horns*
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2007-08-01, 11:37:33
Thanks!  :)
(I think we need a blushing smiley here...)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-08-01, 12:34:37
I really like the aquarels/waterpaintings. They look clean and the colours are clear and bright!

Here's my myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jhvk_drawings
There are some samples.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-08-01, 12:49:06
But again - what naked men?!  ;)

You know that men and women look a bit different when they take their clothes off, it's only about 1%, but it makes life a lot more fun - and enduring  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2007-08-01, 12:55:20
Nice work! Both Bluepony and Appelmoes?? Very nice.
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2007-08-01, 13:19:31
Nice work! Both Bluepony and Appelmoes?? Very nice.

Thanks, very kind of you!  :)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2007-08-01, 13:22:36
I really like the aquarels/waterpaintings. They look clean and the colours are clear and bright!

Here's my myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jhvk_drawings
There are some samples.

Thank you!  :)

I like your drawings - I'm no good at all at that, so that's something I really admire. (I was forced to do some pencil drawings at school, but I quickly gave it up as soon as I was able. However, one of them is still on a wall at my parents' house, so I guess it can't be THAT bad...)  ;)
Title: Re: Tantalus painting
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-08-01, 18:02:10
Thanks, Appy, for letting us see some of your drawings and sharing some of your experiences and thoughts with us.

Great drawings, imaginative, and lots of fine details.

I enjoyed your visual effects too, the flowing in and out of the drawings. Did you do that yourself?

You mention that one of your passions is listening to progrock. That's news  ;D

Nicky.