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Father and Son by Crigger Father and Son by Crigger
Father and Son

oil on canvas
30in.x20in.
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Crigger Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Third Place, 2-D Professional, “51st Annual Art Show,” Hendrickson Center, Waupaca, WI  2014
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johngrovesart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:-)
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TheRomanEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I have to ask, why oils and not screen printing?
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Crigger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have the equipment and know-how of oil painting, I don't have the equipment and know-how of screen printing.
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Crigger Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Plus I like the different physical textures of paint which really don't come across that well in the photograph. For example the sand was done with a sponge so it has an actual bumpy texture. Different colors were done a variety of brushes/techniques, and even the black has the canvas texture to it. I like the physicality of the paint, the colors, the slow drying time, and the possible variations that oil paint offers.
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KidXister Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know what that is on the ground, but I like this picture a lot. I made me smile :)
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Crigger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
The thing on the bottom right is an allegorical figure composed of my initials, CCW, with a white hat on top. Usually I use CCW as sort of personal logo, kind of like a brand name like Pepsi or Ford. In this picture the logo developed into a sort of 'son', and to push this point I used the some of the same colors as the 'father' figure. The underlying idea is that the 'father' is thinking about his 'son' even though he is at work.
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KidXister Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for explaining all that to me, I never would of got it.I thought that maybe it was a burrito with a hat and you were trying to be funny. This painting has a whole new meaning to me now. I quite often think of my kids when I'm at work and it makes me happy, but this father seems sad, like he hasn't seen his son in a long time. It makes me think of those Mexican men that come to America, so they can provide for their families back in Mexico. I feel really bad for those men and wish there was some way they could be with their loved ones.
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jacobinus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
the colors are perfect!
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Submitted on
March 15, 2013
Image Size
5.0 MB
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2880×4320
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Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK Z712 IS ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2013, 1:28:20 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh

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