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Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 6th, 2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
Looking forward to it. Best, Bill

Looking forward to it.
Best, Bill
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 1st, 2015, 02:48 PM
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Views: 15,253
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Thanks for your comment. I don't disagree. As...

Thanks for your comment. I don't disagree. As much that is removed, only offers visual changes to the subject. I think I'm refering to the object as being it's own self, rather than a picture of...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 1st, 2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
I like your referance to selected disorder. I am...

I like your referance to selected disorder. I am reminded of a small flyer that I picked up in the 60's called Chance-Imagery by George Brecht. What is a real challenge, is to keep going.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 30th, 2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
Asher, here goes! Since you asked about the...

Asher, here goes!

Since you asked about the development of individuals compositional habits or education or peculiarities, (or whatever), it is with some insecurity that I offer my bizarre...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 30th, 2015, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
Tom, Pull yourself together! Don't expect you...

Tom,
Pull yourself together! Don't expect you to be so thin skinned when you're so thick tongued. I've got relatives who moved down under years ago, and they have developed a recognizable tone. Suck...
Forum: Art from Found Photographs March 5th, 2015, 04:58 PM
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A Portfolio Series for Your Consideration: My Overlays and book covers from various photographs
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
[/CENTER] Charlotte, A very interesting...

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Charlotte,
A very interesting series. The intensity of the light gives each image a sense of other worldlyness. I am lifted out of room like space in what at first seems to be a bright...
Forum: Art from Found Photographs February 24th, 2015, 06:11 PM
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A Portfolio Series for Your Consideration: My Overlays and book covers from various photographs
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
Very beautiful,love the sense of movement and the...

Very beautiful,love the sense of movement and the soft light. Will be waiting for the rest of the series.

Best, Bill
Forum: Art from Found Photographs August 4th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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A Portfolio Series for Your Consideration: My Overlays and book covers from various photographs
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Posted By Bill McCarthy
ENTER] Charlotte, Very beautiful work...

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Charlotte,

Very beautiful work (as usual), really like the fluidity of the brush stroke like vail that protects the goddess from the breezes of age and time.

Best, Bill
Forum: GALLERY ONE July 16th, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Views: 8,221
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Antonio, Thanks for the detail regarding your...

Antonio,
Thanks for the detail regarding your use of duotones, it has been many years (before I worked with computers) that I worked with duotones. I assume you are working in photoshop, but wonder...
Forum: GALLERY ONE July 6th, 2014, 08:17 PM
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Views: 8,221
Posted By Bill McCarthy
distant mountains

Antonio,
Your images are stunning, gorgeously composed and fantastically lyrical. I looked at the additional images and all were a visual feast.

Bill
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2014, 07:20 PM
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Views: 11,064
Posted By Bill McCarthy
more

When one reaches an end to "the learning process," standards have peaked and creativity becomes like stale bread. I like to look carefully at what I have done and think about how it coinsides with...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 26th, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Hey Mark, Yes . . .very busy and almost...

Hey Mark,

Yes . . .very busy and almost never near a computer. Into the third year of rebuilding a family property and my wife and I have decided to dedicate all of our time (since February) so...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 2nd, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Mark, the layering is wild! Love the...

Mark,

the layering is wild! Love the colors. Do you want to talk about the Process? Does the single image have 24 layers and how important to the final product is the title? I read a very...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 30th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Mark, Sometimes the side effect of a question...

Mark,
Sometimes the side effect of a question can let us touch on additional issues (something like layers and levals), but I have not forgotten.
Here are a few posts created a while back. For me...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 30th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Ed, You raise a very interesting topic...

Ed,
You raise a very interesting topic (diversion) which I have been pondering for some time. That is the marriage of art (photography) to the computer. I’m sure I am like almost everyone else, and...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 26th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Maybe this is off topic, but while size is an...

Maybe this is off topic, but while size is an engaging topic, it is very much connected to the viewer (reading the reading). As an Art student in Boston, I spent most of my noon times eating my bag...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 19th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
I agree, like it B&W. If the grid were a color...

I agree, like it B&W. If the grid were a color other than white, the grey in our mind's eye would change and become the color compliment.

Bill
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 9th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Asher, There is no concrete in the area. I was...

Asher,
There is no concrete in the area. I was out walking with my three dogs (who were on long leashes) and they decided to take the woods trail rather than stay out in the fields. When we got to...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 6th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Cem, You made my day. Really appreciate...

Cem,

You made my day.
Really appreciate your looking and commenting,

Bill
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 6th, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Thanks Mark, Regarding "Beneath the Surface...

Thanks Mark,

Regarding "Beneath the Surface 1" I like your comment about "absent things on the right." They are like an unknown intruders footprints. As for the war cry. . .I knew there was some...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
I’ve been building a new series called...

I’ve been building a new series called “Snowbrook, Beneath the Surface,” and it involves the natural layering of winter.
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 3rd, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
What a great idea for a series, it could be...

What a great idea for a series, it could be endless. I particularly like the elegance of Grace Kelly, the beautiful layers and the visual barriers. Am I reading into the image because of your title?...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 27th, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Asher, I appreciate any and all comments,...

Asher,

I appreciate any and all comments, and I what I really like about this thread (reading the reading), is that it seems so open to all ideas and moves us back and forth through that journey...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Asher, thanks for your comments and questions.

Asher, thanks for your comments and questions.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 10th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
[QUOTE=Mark Hampton;123709][COLOR="Gray"] ...

[QUOTE=Mark Hampton;123709][COLOR="Gray"]


well that is point - what we want to express to others and we want others to learn - think - read of not us but themselves..


Mark,

I think...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 8th, 2011, 03:02 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
This is a very elegant piece. The inner glow is...

This is a very elegant piece. The inner glow is very seductive, and the scratch of light on the right lifts off the surface just enough to establish a tension with the mark toward the upper left.
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 22nd, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Ah Mark, but now you’ve added a new device. ...

Ah Mark, but now you’ve added a new device.

First, I like “Core Sample Survey”. The intertwining of positive and negative space allows me to travel over a very shallow surface and the blurred...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 1st, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Mark, I’m watching, and waiting, and...

Mark,

I’m watching, and waiting, and wondering. It seems to me, and this is an observation, that you are combining content with process with presentation. I love the process that combines with...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 5th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Edward and Mark, Thanks for your comments,...

Edward and Mark,

Thanks for your comments, and the good idea to add a "like button". I wonder if anyone would say anything if that was the case. I appreciate, Edward, when you said “I would write...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 4th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
the whole then is the thing you make from the...

the whole then is the thing you make from the reflected light meditated through your setup (camera) - made as a obetject - i guess it will only become "whole" when it is viewed - and then only to...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 29th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Asher, I was drawn to the theme of this...

Asher,

I was drawn to the theme of this forum subject, “reading the reading”, and certainly I brought my own interpretation to the keyboard. I took a grand leap when the subject turned from eye...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 21st, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Ok Mark, I’m not ready to leave the grain yet,...

Ok Mark,
I’m not ready to leave the grain yet, so I tried your sensor burn idea. Processed the burn, worked on the color and levels, changed to grey scale, etc, and I liked what I got (not what I...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 16th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Mark, sorry, but not asleep, just away without...

Mark,
sorry, but not asleep, just away without any internet. Love Queen, but Arab Strap sits back well for me as I look at your two posts.

I really like “Its.way.on”.

Other than web, what...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 2nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh228/BMcCarthy...

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh228/BMcCarthy9/115512635a6UIpNa8webPointerRock.jpg


http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh228/BMcCarthy9/127549420nX7H9viuwebBWHardPlace.jpg


Here are a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 30th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
Hi Mark, and thanks for your comments. We have...

Hi Mark, and thanks for your comments. We have been dealing with hurricane Irene, and I have not had any electric or web connection to get on line. It’s getting a little better now. Just to be clear...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 26th, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Views: 46,350
Posted By Bill McCarthy
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh228/BMcCarthy...

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh228/BMcCarthy9/134801984n6lQ3fCTwebHardEdge.jpg

I think that I'm agreeing with you, Asher. When we provide the building blocks I think that we are mapping the...
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