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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:07 AM

Uh, is it my imagination -- the Kelley's portrait, here --

Do you see anything strange here?

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Reply Uh, is it my imagination -- the Kelley's portrait, here -- (Original post)
elehhhhna Nov 2012 OP
Berlum Nov 2012 #1
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #2
Berlum Nov 2012 #6
NJCher Nov 2012 #20
Orangepeel Nov 2012 #25
Warpy Nov 2012 #4
zbdent Nov 2012 #23
Warpy Nov 2012 #44
hexola Nov 2012 #3
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #5
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #7
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #8
PCIntern Nov 2012 #10
PCIntern Nov 2012 #9
question everything Nov 2012 #36
lunatica Nov 2012 #11
JHB Nov 2012 #19
lunatica Nov 2012 #30
leveymg Nov 2012 #12
veganlush Nov 2012 #13
lunatica Nov 2012 #31
Amaril Nov 2012 #14
Whisp Nov 2012 #15
lunatica Nov 2012 #33
bluedigger Nov 2012 #16
Tutonic Nov 2012 #17
pnwest Nov 2012 #18
pnwest Nov 2012 #24
Orangepeel Nov 2012 #26
hexola Nov 2012 #28
JHB Nov 2012 #37
kalli007 Nov 2012 #41
vaberella Nov 2012 #21
TorchTheWitch Nov 2012 #40
vaberella Nov 2012 #43
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #22
lunatica Nov 2012 #32
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #34
lunatica Nov 2012 #39
Chorophyll Nov 2012 #27
hexola Nov 2012 #29
aletier_v Nov 2012 #35
SidDithers Nov 2012 #38
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #42
PCIntern Nov 2012 #45

Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:09 AM

1. Sometimes a phallus is just a phallus?

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. check the other hand, too

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 AM

6. Oh my.

She is making the GANG SIGN for the occult right-wing Republican Evil-Doer Ripoff Cabal. Right?

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:48 AM

20. do you think that's her other hand

Under his necktie?

Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:31 AM

25. I only see one hand in the picture

Her hand, on the table. The shadow under his tie is just the contours of her dress, I think. His right arm just fades to black. Maybe it would be visible Orin his pocket if the picture of the picture was better/not shown at an angle.

I suppose their other arms/hands are wrapped around behind each other.

It's a tacky picture, in my opinion (it's not actually on black velvet is it?), but I don't see anything particularly strange about the hands. Sometimes I need things spelled out for me.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. That and he's all dignified in a suit

while she looks like she's on her way to Wal Mart.

Honey, if you're going to have a formal portrait done, dress for the occasion.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:19 AM

23. I've seen people who shop at Wal-Mart ...

she'd be considered wayyyyy too formal ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:31 PM

44. I live in a poor area of an inner city. She'd fit right in

I imagine she'd be overdressed for Texas or Florida, though.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. Besides people so self-consumed they have their portrait painted? (nt)

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 AM

5. Her hand? eom

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 AM

7. Do the eyes follow you around the room?

I'm not seeing anything unusual about this homage to ego.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:14 AM

8. fingers

both hands.

just saying.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:15 AM

10. Ewwww. Night Gallery! Nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:14 AM

9. Did the guy who sells paintings at the gas station paint this?

Fourth-rate talent...bad... Embarrassingly bad.

On edit: I believe that this was painted from a photograph. It has all the hallmarks of that process.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:07 PM

36. And, is it painted on velvet? (nt)

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:16 AM

11. yeah. Where is his right hand?

I'm a portrait artist. It looks like maybe it should be in his pant's pocket, but that can't be. And why would it be depicted that way anyway? The technical artwork itself looks pretty good though the poses are odd and look contrived giving the painting a classless quality.

I really don't think the artists meant what it looks like. Maybe it's the light. Maybe someone came along afterwards and messed the portrait up. The way it looks there it almost seems like someone ruined that part of the canvas.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:41 AM

19. Speaking of hands, does she have one or is that a squid on her wrist?

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Response to JHB (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:46 AM

30. Yeah, maybe it was painted by a committee

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:16 AM

12. They both look like they could use a shower and shampoo and HIV test? What else?

She can't look straight at the viewer and has a different light source?

Is that her hand on her hip?

He appears to be disappearing from the scene?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:19 AM

13. what am i missing? what about fingers?

What other hand?

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Response to veganlush (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:47 AM

31. her left hand fingers and his right hand

Those are the only ones there.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:21 AM

14. You mean other than that being the fugliest frame EVAH?

Hmmmmm...........no. Her dress choice was horrendous -- loud floral print + side cleveage does not equal = elegant and timeless portrait.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:21 AM

15. what is it? Is there a larger version of this around?

I don't really see anything odd except maybe her hand - very shadowy can't see much detail.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:52 AM

33. Look at post #29

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

16. Other than her hand is huge and her boobage is lopsided?

Nope, looks good to me.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:36 AM

17. hmmmmmm....cocaine is a hell of a drug huh?

n/t

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:39 AM

18. ok, i dont get it, somebody's gonna have to spell

it out for me...what an I missing?

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Response to pnwest (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:27 AM

24. wsit a minute! is that a word painted on the

table that her finger's pointing to? What word does that look like, I can't make it out...

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Response to pnwest (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

26. I guess that's the signature of the painter

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Response to pnwest (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

28. I dont think its painted...its like she's writing in dust...

Cant make it out though...

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Response to hexola (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:27 PM

37. "Satan"

Hey, just putting it out there for our fundy friends.

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Response to JHB (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:42 PM

41. I saw "sane"

Nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM

21. The lady sleeping with Patreaus? If so, I agree. n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:07 PM

40. no

This woman wasn't having an affair with anyone. All she did was complain of the threatening emails being sent to her from Broadwell, and for some reason both her and her sister - who has nothing to do with anything - have been shredded up, down and sideways here. Meanwhile, barely a word about either Patreaus or Allen.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:58 PM

43. Really....Oh so she wasn't involved?!

She's the one with the twin right? They made it seem as though she was having an affair with Patreaus in one of the articles I was reading and (this one I know to be false) that her and her sister had special invite into the White House with their families when in actuality they went to the "open to the public" locations.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM

22. I dunno. I see boobs and his tie is sticking out like

he's very portly. And she has ManHands.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:49 AM

32. He looks like he's holding his pee-pee

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Response to lunatica (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:05 PM

34. This is true. Hard to see where his hands are at..in his pockets?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:49 PM

39. If we have to ask that question then the artistic quality isn't very good

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

27. That they make the Kardashians look like noble geniuses? nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:38 AM

29. Bigger pic here - I think the word is the artists sig...

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:07 PM

35. maybe they ran out of money, so the artist never finished it

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:47 PM

38. She's got really big...

hands.

Sid

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:17 PM

42. Is that a new style wedding ring?

I'm not familiar with that style of knot in his tie, but at least it doesn't hang to his knees.

They need to fire whoever dusts their tables.

Perhaps just a wee too much boobage in a formal portrait (her, not him).

Who has a formal portrait done these days, anyway?

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #42)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

45. As I said above...

I am almost certain it is painted from a photo. They always look cartoonish for a variety of reasons. That's why great artists usually require live models for official portraits.o

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