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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:50 PM

Not art, barely craft. Before and After.

Last edited Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:07 PM - Edit history (1)

Our friends, the Artists in their group, are amazingly gifted and accomplished. This ain't it. The seahorses in particular were a bummer just to stay inside the lines. These items have been around here for 15-20 years, faded, dusty, spider webby. Cooking by quarantine is getting old. Was just looking for some mind numbing activity to freshen up things. The Bocca della Verita original in Rome is thought to have been a sewer cover, is gigantic like 5? ft in diameter? And is plain off white marble. With its legend that anybody who puts the hand in the mouth and tells a lie will have it chomped off, as in the Audrey HEPBURN/Gregory PECK Rome movie. As for the Cup, yeah the original real green looks better, but I wanted Metallic paint and the avocado was what had it. As for the seahorse garish colors - the yellow/red/green are Vietnam, and seahorse might suggest Navy (when I say so). ON EDIT, P.S. The Before seahorses were also my paint job, bland colors to be "tasteful" in years past, now I'm old so torpedoes be garishly danged!1 ************ON 2ND EDIT: Corrected the "Cary GRANT" to great Democratic luminary "Gregory PECK" of "Roman Holiday" - surprised that a Lounge movie buff who might have strayed here didn't catch me out.





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Reply Not art, barely craft. Before and After. (Original post)
UTUSN Feb 2021 OP
blm Feb 2021 #1
UTUSN Feb 2021 #2
Walleye Feb 2021 #3
UTUSN Feb 2021 #4
MuseRider Feb 2021 #5
UTUSN Feb 2021 #6

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:52 PM

1. I like it

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:55 PM

2. I like you!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:55 PM

3. " The devil whispers behind the leaves, it's pretty but is it art?" 😁I do like your work though.

I just love a chance to use that quote

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Response to Walleye (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:58 PM

4. Hah, 'tis literally nothing, but thanks!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:48 PM

5. Your painting of the first group

makes me think of Tormund Giantsbane from GOT!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 03:34 PM

6. Had to Google it and you're right, but reading the Wiki like Greek to me but then so much IS!1

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Tormund, better known as Tormund Giantsbane or Tormund Thunderfist, is a famous wildling raider. On his massive arms he wears golden bands engraved with runes of the First Men, which have been passed down by his forefathers. Tormund is armored with heavy ringmail taken from a dead Night's Watch ranger. Like most of the wildlings, he is illiterate. He has four sons: Toregg, Torwynd, Dryn and Dormund; and one daughter, Munda.

The often jovial Tormund enjoys food and drink, especially ale and mead, and likes cracking dick jokes. He is styled Tall-talker, Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts. Mance Rayder named him Horn-blower for the power of Tormund's lungs, as it is said that Tormund can laugh the snow off mountaintops. Although Tormund is said to have slain a giant, he claims to have actually cut open the belly of a sleeping giantess and slept in her for warmth during a winter storm. Tormund claims the giantess, thinking he was a babe, then suckled him for three months in the spring. Tormund also claims to once have drunkenly slept with a bear.

Tormund once thought to make himself King-Beyond-the-Wall, but he was defeated by Mance Rayder. He distrusts the men of the Frozen Shore.

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