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Dark Pools by RichardLeach Dark Pools by RichardLeach
Paper collage on tea-stained canvas board, 4 x 6 inches.
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:iconvanfoto:
vanfoto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Very nicely done.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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hogret Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Featured [link]
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Is it quite alright that I just go about Faving things that aren't finished?
I suspect THIS is finished, but I'm nervous about the things like
7.2 and 2 of 6... collaborations

If I like it the way it is, am I out of line for FAVING something undone.. half completed :?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Faving the incomplete things is totally cool, I think we all try to have them be an artistic statement at every stage. It's a statement that's open to continuation, elaboration, etc., so it can go on. Uh... if that sounds a little pretentious... that's just the way it is :D
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Not sounding pretentious at all...
Sounds MINDFUL. ;)

SCHWEET... okay, now I don't feel like such an ass.
(was waiting for Kat or Weedlace to come up and be all like
"yo, you realize this shit ain't finished, right?")

I was seriously spending a lot of mental energy on that. :roll:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, wonderful word :handshake:

:lol: at Kat or Weeds saying that to you! But I do get it, you were respecting the work. Most thoughtful. And I wouldn't want either of those two having to be like that to me :D
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myroski Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   General Artist
I wonder what she is alluding to and if he will get involved. Classic film noir starting of a strange question asked in a nonchalant way
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
What a great read of the piece. I love how people see things that never occur to me when I'm making them.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work, sir. I don't have "the Committee" , but I do have Rice Krispies talking non-stop. Ya gotta do what's right and ignore the rest.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, James. Yeah, set a steady course and stick to it, let the Committees talk to the Rice Krispies. And vice versa.
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Ooooo.....I like that title!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
:D thanks! It had the oddest source, as you'll see in my exchange with *partiallyHere
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apt70 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
what wonderful minimalism!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks, Arlene!
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:iconapt70:
apt70 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
always a pleasure!
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:iconjnatoli:
jnatoli Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
visually fascinating and mentally stimulating....more, please :-)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
always working on more :salute:
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NeuronPlectrum Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Never would have thought to stain canvas board.
I'll have to try that.

It doesn't look like you soaked it, how did you apply the tea to the board?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
I made myself a cup of tea, and when the bag had finished steeping I took it out of the tea and swabbed the tea bag - very warm - gently over the canvas board. I left it flat for a while, then stood it up - some paper below it - and excess tea drained off. It works really well. You can make it lighter or darker by how many passes of the bag you make, how much tea you leave on the board.
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
i lie how it follows a line, from up to down. and the dark pools. What are dark pools anyway??
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks, that line really works.
the dark pools scrap came from a financial article, it referred to investments that are not "seen" by most investors. strange little phrase, so i cut it out.
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
ok, now i understand it less. wonderful :)
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
i guess that's my mission, turning the incomprehensible into the aesthetic :D
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:iconpartiallyhere:
partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
a holy mission ;)
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:iconaudreysmith:
audreysmith Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am really loving this! Great work Tinkie!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz: Thank you, Audrey!
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:iconlandkee:
landkee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
pure awesomeness
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
that's very generous, thank you!
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Writer
Simple yet deep -- like those dark pools, I'd imagine. I really like this. :)
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! For the fave too :)
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Writer
You're very welcome. :D
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent minimalism.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Paring it way down. Thanks, Al!
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Do I detect the influence of Mr. Free? :0
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Absolutely, this is probably the most influenced-by-him piece I've ever done, even more than the homage piece.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Not to take anything away from your efforts--it's a excellent piece.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, I definitely took it as a compliment, thanks.
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
.:nod:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is so finished. Yet so light on materials. I like how you are going with your instincts. I would have just kept going because of the available space. You were able to stop. Hat's off to you!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. It's good to get the positive feedback on a piece like this - it did feel right, but a part of my mind was saying "What are you doing?" It wasn't even the Committee talking - it was genuinely puzzled!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Hard to believe the Committee would take a back seat to the Puzzlers! But I think that signifies progress. When I have a puzzling moment, the Committee rushes right in. The committee members abhor a vacuum, as you know. ;)
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fredfree Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
don't listen to that other part of your mind - this is great!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
okay, you and the first part of my mind outvote the other part! thanks!
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:iconfredfree:
fredfree Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
that's the spirit!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
all those dark pools around us, why do they seem to grow? is it real? is it age? is it an illusion?
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vandaleyes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
wonderful collage work as always! great images / nice & minimal. :rose:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hi Kristen, thanks very much! For the fave too :heart:
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
great collage and great title:)
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