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death of artboy68

No, not really. Just the name… I have been away finding myself, and it has been good. I will leave this site up for my own reference, (it’s always good to look back), but in the meantime I’ll be charging ahead with new work, new expressions, new discoveries born from incessant exploration. Shouldn’t that be what art is about? Please come and find me and if you like what you see, let me know! This site was started with the concept of using visitor’s comments as the engine, and a beautiful community and some lasting connections sprouted from it.

Come check out my new site, click that ‘follow’ button to stay connected and let’s start again! ūüôā

www.scotthamiltonart.com

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realist, or…?

Are you a realist? If so, what kind of realist are you?

If not, what’s your angle? I’m interested.

signed,

Struggling Realist

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realist¬†[ňąr…™…ôl…™st]

n

1. a person who is aware of and accepts the physical universe, events, etc., as they are; pragmatist
2. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an artist or writer who seeks to represent the familiar or typical in real life rather than an idealized, formalized, or romantic interpretation
3. (Philosophy) Philosophy a person who accepts realism
4. (Philosophy / Logic) (Philosophy) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of realism or realists in the arts, philosophy, etc. a realist school
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Collins English Dictionary ‚Äď Complete and Unabridged¬†¬© HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
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"I'm in need of a remix" acrylic & ink on paper, 22" x 30" artboy68 2013

“I’m in need of a remix”
acrylic & ink on paper, 22″ x 30″
artboy68 2013

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Deep roots; face imprinting

I believe the human face holds more mystery and intrigue and imprints the heart and mind more powerfully than any other singular image. I am excited to embark on another study of this subject through a series of monoprints, formed by carving and inking 3-dimensional faces and printing them on a variety of surfaces and backgrounds. After first printing, I am delighted to find that this method produces some unpredictable yet totemic images; I cannot help but feel drawn in a deep way (I’m not a psychologist but I suspect due to the instinctual imprinting that remains with us since infancy), and look forward to beginning a new series of works exploring the subject.

I find the paper prints somewhat reminiscent of Rorschach test images and the canvas prints not dissimilar to an ancient burial shroud left with impressions of the long dead.

No two prints are the same. Let me know what you think…

head #1, ink on paper

head #1, ink on paper

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head #1, ink on canvas

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head #1, carved printing block

 

For interest, here is a National Science Foundation report on the psychology of the image of the human face.  http://www.face-and-emotion.com/dataface/nsfrept/psychology.html

Thanks for watching!

artboy68

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new painting: “Porcine Man”

"Porcine Man", acrylic on paper, 18 1/2" x 22"

“Porcine Man”, acrylic on paper, 18 1/2″ x 22″

You may recognize this as a drawing I posted last year; ¬†I’ve also taken the liberty of renaming it. (Hey it’s my picture and I can do whatever I want with it…) ¬†Really though, this was a great way for me to get the brushes out without having to think too much- just what I needed to kick off a new year.

Enjoyed the process, feel free to leave your honest opinion!

Thanks,

artboy68

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“Lament for a girl”

So I feel the need to write a bit about this one.

There are all kinds of celebrity portraits out there, understandably I guess. I’ve told myself that I would not do this, as I believe that in our own way, everyone is a celebrity, and no one person is more special than another. However, I recently read for the first time a brief biography of Marilyn Monroe and was greatly saddened by her tragic story. It got me thinking about a piece of film negative that I have with Marilyn’s image on it, which I found during a house demolition under a window sill. (There were also newspapers from the 40’s in the walls.) I believe it to be a ‘copy’ negative of Milton H. Greene’s iconic photo of Marilyn.

The butterfly is a Great Mormon, (Latin: Papilio memnon).  It is a species labeled as polymorphic, which means (simply put) that they can appear with different markings depending on their environment.

Symbolically, the butterfly shown here is a male, the intent being to show her oppression.

Feel free to comment,

artboy68

"Lament for a girl", carbon transfer on paper, image size 16" x 20"

"Lament for a girl" detail

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“Hello, darling”

Number three in the series¬†The Portrait Within is “Hello, darling”. Open for comments.

"Hello, darling", carbon transfer on paper, 16" x 20"

detail

Thanks,

artboy68

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taking answers; why do you make art?

I posted this on words n’stuff,¬†thought I would share it here as well. Looking for an interesting discussion!

http://artboy68.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/why-do-we-make-art-again/

Cheers,

artboy68

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www.artboy68.com

Just a note to let everybody know that I now have a website; artboy68.com. You will find a complete gallery of the 100 Portraits project among a few other things. It’s a bit sparse at the moment, but I plan to be very busy…

Please drop in for a look! (And feel free to send me a message!)

Thanks for the love,

artboy68

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torso in 2 colours- first painting for 2012

Torso In 2 Colours, acrylic on cribbed panel, 30" x 40"

As I have said previously, I am also a figurative artist; 2D and 3D.  This painting was an exercise in using complimentary colours- only two colours were used (plus white): sap green and quinacridone red, sometimes out of the tube, and sometimes mixed to achieve varying neutrals. I used a glazing technique of laying one colour over the other in layers, often mixed with clear acrylic medium.

On my easel now is a self portrait which will be numbered, as suggested, #101. Will share when complete!

artboy68

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sneak peek: process photos of ‘torso in 2 colours’

Here are some photos of a project I’ve been working on lately: ¬†Torso In 2 Colours

I’m looking for some helpful critiques!

Thanks,

artboy68

btw I’ve decided to sign my paintings as AB68 from here on, so when you see that encryption, it’s me! Why? Google Scott Hamilton & try to find me. ¬†Then google artboy68…. what’s in a username, after all? Comments?

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