Wide Open by Rich Powell

Wide Open

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Posting it on Facebook.

  2. John Pike

    John Pike GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The common man’s new answer to anything he doesn’t understand. Take a picture with the cell phone and share.


    Nice Friday cliffhanger, Rich. Hat’s off to you my friend.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 11 months ago

    How would they know if it was upside-down?

  4. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 11 months ago

    @Notsoastute

    Exactly. When people pay good money for “art” produced by dropping worms in paint and turning them loose on a canvas…

  5. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, 11 months ago

    @Jeff H

    But just note the consistency of those wiggle-strokes.

  6. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Since I know what a big Jackson Pollock fan you are, I thought of you when we went to the Idaho State Fair yesterday. We were looking at the young people’s art and there it was – Pollock wannabe.

  7. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @jmcx4

    But the pseudo-subtlety of the waggle strokes belies their boldness.

  8. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Rich, any back story to this drawing? Could almost think that there is a touch of bitterness to this drawing. Something you saw in NYC at the museum?

  9. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @rmacprivate

    Bitterness? Nah, just a sense of futility. People and their phones…nobody lives an experience anymore, they’re too busy recording it. Back when I lived near Yosemite I always scratched my head at the tourists: you simply cannot capture something so grand and emotionally mind-blowing on a cell phone camera. Great art is the same way. Everyone was climbing over eaxch other to get a photo of Starry Night and very few were looking at it’s surface and texture. You can’t capture the vivid colors of paint in CMYK, that’s for sure.

  10. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Rich Powell

    Ansel Adams did a pretty good job recording outdoor scenery. of course that was with a much larger format camera and with black and white film even! You know, back in the days when the only thing that was digital were your fingers.

  11. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The futility I mention lies in the fact that one can’t truly capture the feeling of actually being there. Like a phone camera shot of the grand canyon.

  12. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @rmacprivate

    Yes, Ansel Adams and many more. I actually have a pal that works at a large-format photo lab back in Oakhurst. I love to look at the detail in those large prints.

  13. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Rich Powell

    Had a guy stay here that shoots some pretty good film. He was playing around with developing his shots both in color and then in black and white. It was amazing to see how much more was in the black and white print versus the same shot in color.

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