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Concept by OryxPixie

I really like what appears to be the Earth as the iris. Very original concept. The colors running are beautiful and the silhouette is p...

A TEAR OF ONE HEART by mekimz
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Let me first say I love it. Very simple, yet very appealing. I believe the simplest paintings make the best art. The colors really do h...

"We don't need no stinkin' badges". A great line from the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles".

I challenged myself with only painting using either paper towels or a pallet knife. No brushes used except for the signature. Surprisingly paper towels work really well. Nothing to clean. Just grab a new one and get busy. They blend paint really well. I work in acrylic so the paint dried quickly and it shows no marks. So the next time you want to try a new experience....use a roll of paper towels. Don't limit your paintings to what you think they should be painted with but instead just try using different material to apply the paint.  And today I actually ran out of the good strong paper towels and only had some really cheap ones. Not something I'd recommend. Gonna paint with paper towels?....then get good ones. So anyway, back to me running out of strong paper towels today. I used a wash cloth instead. Actually worked better than the aforementioned paper towels. So I'm learning all new kinds of materials to paint with.

To see some of my paintings that were created only using paper towels as the brush and in some instances a palette knife as well:
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Victor Boba
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Artist's Statement:

As an abstract artist I am always amazed at what becomes a painting at the end of the creative process. I usually have no preconceived concepts as to what I want the next painting to be. I just start painting and eventually I know what to do and keep going until I feel in my gut that it's where it needs to be. I enjoy trying out new techniques and am always looking to experiment with new and unusual implements such as kitchen utensils when doing impasto work.

To me the excitement of abstract painting is knowing that I started with a blank canvas, then it usually get to a point where it's just bad and needs to be corrected. Then it gets to the point where it's magical and becomes something amazing to me. I do not paint to impress. I paint because I truly enjoy what I create and am really thrilled that I can make something wonderful in such a short amount of time and that the options are endless.

Bio:
I'm a self-taught artist that started painting in Feb of 2012. I have enjoyed drawing in the past, but no painting to speak of. I am a former United States Marine of 16 years and am currently a Software Engineer by day and abstract painter by night.

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copperrein Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconshadowravesplz: CONGRATULATIONS! I have featured your work HERE :iconsexyraveboxplz:
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medailon Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hello. thank you for faving.
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:iconnova-oriana:
Many thanks for the favs, I really appreciate them :)
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libbyzorn Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the :+fav:!
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ArtByCher Jun 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Victor, thank you for the faves. I am off to take a closer look at your gallery. I really enjoyed the piece I saw yesterday. :)
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victorboba Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I find your stuff awesome.
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JDFielder Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged for the fave, and back at ya for your service! :-)

I started in the Army... wore E-5 for a year and change before switching to the USAF dark side.
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:icondiabolicalrob:
I really love your work! You are a gifted artist, and you make pieces of true beauty.

P.S. Thank you for your service in the Corps.
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victorboba Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm really glad you like my art. I'm new at this so every bit of praise really gives me confidence. And thank you for your appreciation of my service in the Corps. There are two things in life I'm most proud of, the first is being a father, the second is being a Marine.
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GitanoGrrl Apr 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Fav add! I really appreciate that!
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