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A Very Good Kiss by reggieisadork A Very Good Kiss by reggieisadork
This is oil on stretched canvas. To start off, my wife says she won't be sad when I sell it and my two best friends Mike and Tony are fighting over who gets it. My goal was to use violent and disturbing colors to paint something extremely intimate and sexual. That's why my wife doesn't like it and why my friends do.

10.20.2005 - Since this was recently a DD I thought I'd update my description in reply to some of the questions and comments it recieved. First of all, this IS oil on canvas, but unfortunately the photo is a bit shoddy and has some light reflection streaks on the main black region. Second, I'm proud to say that this piece has a new home ironically the day after it was a DD. I traded my friend Sarah Stanley this for one of her pieces I've had my eye on for quite some time. Third, regarding the subject matter, this was an academic excersize of sorts. A lot of artists have done their version of "the kiss" and this one is mine. Fourth, I'm sorry, but I don't make prints of my paintings, just my photography and other printed mediums. I haven't worked out an acceptable reason for this yet, at least that's what my parents tell me, so I won't bother now. Lastly, before I painted this I had never heard of Helmut Newton. I showed the piece to one of my literature professors and, upon seeing it, sent me to investigate. So I owe this piece a lot, because, now, Helmut Newton is one of my favorite photographers and greatest inspirations. Thank you everyone who commented and critiqued it for me. I appreciate you giving me a moment of your day.
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Given 2005-10-18
Raw. Intense. A simple description for a stunning painting: A Very Good Kiss by ~reggieisadork. ( Suggested by BenBlood and Featured by oedalis )
Taipanart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
grilloz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful artwork :)
GypsySouled007 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
*gulp* Nice job...
DontTouchTheMap Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is brilliant!!
DontTouchTheMap Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool!! i love this very very much. beautiful!
TheLadyLaura Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love this style... and art that leaves a lot to the imagination
Chibimar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Gorgeous concept, very sensual. Love the usage of color for what it represents, so goal reached =] I love the fact that it's such a simple use of lines and the strength in concept it gains. Amazing.
x-Atomic-x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I love the colors and concept. It's mystifying.
milanglo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Great painting. I like it very much, if that means enything to you. Bravo!
cutienut Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
This is just so beautiful
art-is-oxygen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
omg i love your idea: "My goal was to use violent and disturbing colors to paint something extremely intimate and sexual." and looking at it after reading it....i totally understand now!!!...beautiful! and SMART!
magicteddy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is so beautiful.. sorta describes my feelings right now.. awesome work with the colors and all.

spotted-elephant Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I thumbed this in my journal.
rmreid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
i love this painting and now it's hanging in my living room. Reggie i love your work and this is one of my favorites.
ar2009wa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
hot hot hot
amazing work
i like it soooo much
TheLadyLaura Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Its voulgar nasty yet so sexy
ThePrayerPosition Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
It is very reminiscent of the cover the album "Glider" by My Bloody Valentine.

Check it out.
yelhalk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
It makes my mouth water. It's a good thing you don't make prints, because I might get ink poisoning from licking the canvas. Definitely a fav!
Taste-of-Apathy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
TRINEHYLDTOFT Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
It is clever!
waikei232 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Student
Wow this is great, you can feel and definitely see the chemistry between the subjects. Very well painted. It's gorgeous!
Metal4evr175 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
thats just awesome
Alex-Ablaze Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
Mmm, very hot.
Dystopical Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
woow i've really never seen something so beautiful it almost feels like a real kiss when you look at it!
Plywood123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I love this! great piece of art!
Leesie2k5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
stunning. you've successfully managed to capture every last bit of feeling and passion a kiss as this would have. i absoluetly love this painting.
miggsni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Impressive! Sort of bisarre and beautiful at the same time.
Mymakao Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
My actual serie is about kisses, and I love yours, the reduction, the contrast...very very beautiful work!
misskitty420 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008   Writer
i love it!

Snyegurochka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
I totally love it!
It's very good, my only problem is how you've sized it, 'cause it's hard to look at it as a whole... It might be better if it was smaller and then you could view the size it is now as a full-view.
gwumpysmurf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
this is a beautiful painting. when i saw the thumbnail i thought it looked like a photograph, i can't believe it's a painting!
squidconnell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Loving it :D
xuglybobx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
oh, and another element that makes this painting so amazing is the fact that i have been viewing it on the computer screen.

it is large enough to see a decent sized portion, but i need to scroll. scrolling through this picture has a much heightened effect than simply staring at the picture as a whole.

i am now browsing the rest of your gallery.
xuglybobx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
old, stuff, i know.
but i stumbled upon this again while browsing my favorites list, and i can't help but say i can't stop looking that this painting.

i'm told that anyone who can look at art for more than a minute while keeping interest is trying to be phoney, but honestly, this painting is amazing.

it would be nice to see it in print, even though i probably wouldn't buy it. as amazing as it is, i couldn't think of an appropriate place to hang it.
agattka03 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
.perfect!!! ;]]
princessAdair Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
idn why but the slimy-ness grossed me out... ^^; but other than that its great
oOoaLiCeoOo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
wow it's beautifull!
Fahmi-Kin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007 gave me the chill
kizudarake Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
you may tell your friends to forget about it, I`ll buy it!!!

it`s so intense, my fiancee showed it to me and the first thing I noticed was the violent red and it took some time for me to understand it but it`s so beautiful!

In germany there`s the "documenta", the big modern art exhibition and I was just talking about it and I`m watching a documentary about it on tv and now this picture comes along and I say it`d fit on one of those wall just perfectly!
theskyexplodes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
seriously, this is amazing.
thelittledrummergirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Dark-Beauty Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Student General Artist
oh my god... after minutes of looking at it i cought the picture... this is so awfully passionate... and horrifically beautifull... awfully and horrific in good damn words... gosh... fuck... o.O.... I cant say anything but... damn
UnSated Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Man, I looked at it and was, "EW" but I can't look away! XD And now I'm gonna be raffling back and forth about faving it forever...

...which is a sure sign that I should. Anything that requires this much concentration needs favoriting, dontcha think?
maDaaa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
datgirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
sweet kiss!
jordan-grey-21 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional Writer
Incredibly well done. You should offer prints.
reggieisadork Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
I'm flattered, but I don't offer reproductions of anything unless it is meant to be reproduced (i.e. photography, aquatints, woodcuts, etc.). I'm only a few years into the art business and my ethics remain uncallused. I'm sure in twenty years time I'll do commercials for iPods or the equivalent, but for now I'm young and naive.
jordan-grey-21 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Professional Writer
LOL. I definitely respect that. Great work.
Ydnew123 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
It took me a while to figure out what i was looking at but i finally see it and its great. Defanitly passionate, and kind of disturbing and sexual at the same time. Their mouths look like blood to me, bleeding together at the bottom of the painting. I dont know but no matter how you look at it this peice is really strong
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