Mm this is so gorgeous, it really captures the sense of being isolated in a crowd - a cold winters day, mind full of distracted thoughts, everyone looking the same. And I love the texture of your paintwork and the sense of perspective and distance in the composition.
This is cool. The fact that we can't recognize the figures is kind of haunting and mysterious. It almost feels like a zombie apocalypse. Actually very little is clear in this image so its very open to interpretation. Great painting.
This strikes home with me. I have quite bad eyesight so I often see people in daily life as a blurry mass of ominous beings. Only thing missing would be a patronizing gaze on each figure. This picture has the same kind of unfair quality of not seeing other peoples eyes, but feeling they somehow have a clear sight into yours. Makes me want to look away, but the intrigue pulls me back. I'm also very fond of your choice of colors on this one. All the shades and hues of concrete and steel for off-putting coldness, brushwork suggesting a downpour for a dose of added melancholy, yet a surrounding dream like quality making it quite reassuring... Don't get pulled into the dark mass, hang onto your own sense of purpose, you'll get there.
Hi Blackcastles...so pleased you engage with my work. You can get prints from Deviantart, Saatchionline or Fineartamerica and the originals can be seen on my website www.lesleyoldakerfineart.com You can also follow my new work on [link] Thanks for your interest Lesley
Hi... I read the first Ch7 prompt about Tal'shen having a sense of purpose eg. "Go."Somewhere, Lysanna clawed at the shards of mirror, using the last of her strength to send the message. The words came to Tal'shen as needling pain, piercing her mind. "Forget them," her mother said. "Go now and do as I've created you to do!" Tal'shen felt her mother die. It did not matter. There was no feeling of attachment; only the drive to carry out her purpose. .... and later it mentions rain falling ...my painting expresses the sense of purpose for random groups of forms too and I imagined Tal'shen hiding somewhere amongst them, especially because my figures have a tentacle like appearance in their relationship with the surrounding space. Hope this clarifies why I put my artwork forward....L