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Ishka Baha
03-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Oil 16"x14"

WIP. Help & Suggestions really welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2014/1394506-wip_frost_bite.jpg

birdhs
03-22-2014, 12:17 PM
a human or a seal pup?

instantly felt sadness
like one of those Humane Society ads on TV
or request to help starving children.
or ET on a cold morning crying to return home

powerful statement
and I personally would not add or change anything

tanxfersharinwidus

greggo

Ishka Baha
03-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Thank you Birdhs. This painting is for my mother. I can hear her saying, "For goodness sake that is hideous!" She got Raynaud's Phenomenon. Possibly from chiselling marble for too many years.

birdhs
03-22-2014, 01:39 PM
had to look that one up...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon

Hairy wolf
03-22-2014, 02:11 PM
This is powerful. I'd suggest to frame it nicely...

josephxengraver
03-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Just my opinion
You need to go to the beach, put some sunshine in your life, look at flowers and children, then think of happy and beautiful things. Then paint those thoughts:heart:

Ishka Baha
03-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Thanks Hairy.

Joseph, I don't need to go to the beach to find happiness. Today a very strange thing happened. My neighbour was digging in her garden today and found a very strange rusty object. So she picked it up and put it on her bench. Having finished what she was doing she decided to pick it up again and clean it off. After some thought she looked it up on line and realised that thing she had been holding was a World War II hand grenade just waiting to explode. She called the police and the bomb squad came and I could hear them detonate it from my house which is a good 10 minute walk away. Goodness, she could have died............. There is definitely a painting there don't you think......................

abstractca
03-22-2014, 05:55 PM
wonderful emotion exhibited, Nikki!

josephxengraver
03-22-2014, 06:01 PM
More than a painting, there is a story as well. :angel: I shall take care while I tend my garden from now on.:angel: :angel:

Ishka Baha
03-22-2014, 06:09 PM
No digging...............

davefriend
03-23-2014, 02:15 AM
Wonderful and scarey story - love the critter and the happy ending!
Gardeners, before you dig call - 1-800-is this a bomb?

Ishka Baha
03-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Thank you Dave. Apparently, the reason for the strange finding is that some Irish soldiers were posted abroad at this time and they brought grenades home as souvenirs. These finds are few and far between thank goodness.

jimwhalen
03-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Wonderful and sad. Wonderful in that you captured the emotion and expression of sadness so well. Very powerful as it is; I would suggest to not change a thing about it.

Ishka Baha
03-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Thank you very much, Jim.

jocko500
03-23-2014, 04:15 PM
wonderful and yes I feel sadness here and the story of the World War II hand grenade is something. lol. happy no one was hurt.

trufflecat
03-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Terrific, Nikki - great emotion, and just the perfect colors to give a feeling of winter and cold.

Ishka Baha
03-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Thank you Susan and Jocko for your comments they are much appreciated.