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07-13-2008, 09:04 AM
Did this one awhile back. It's on Colourfix paper and is 12"x18". Used mostly unison and shmincke pastels...a few carbothello pencils also. Your thoughts?
Thanks, Mike

07-13-2008, 09:56 AM
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: ... excellent job !!

Donna T
07-13-2008, 10:50 AM
Beautiful work, Mike! Amazing details and wonderful use of color. I like the ladies on the ground too - are they not allowed up top?


water girl
07-13-2008, 02:30 PM
Can you see me smiling? Clever. Your detail is just wonderful.
One small suggestion....if you have the time, the barn in the background could possibly be toned down a tad so that it does not compete with the wonderful colors and details in the truck and rooster. You asked for my thoughts, so I'm just throwing that out there.
Nice job!

07-13-2008, 02:53 PM
I love it! Outstanding detail and the colors all work so well together. A great piece!! I like the title too.


07-13-2008, 04:51 PM
What an excellant peice, the car is well done but the rooster is the star of the show.

07-13-2008, 05:35 PM
Very well done...I do agree with Karen ('watergirl) that the barn needs to be toned down so that it isn't the same value as the foreground pieces. You have really done a fine job here.

07-13-2008, 06:13 PM
Thank you!
I appreciate the positive comments and the advice! I will tone down the barn if the painting returns home again.
Donna, I think the rooster has taken his post and is telling the hens to stay put...but I'm sure he got a good talkin to when he returned to the ground!
Thanks again,

Adriana Meiss
07-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Wow! This is the kind of work I admire, but doing it would drive me crazy!
I checked your website and love the painting of the car and the foxes!

07-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Thank you, Adriana!
From what I see below your signature, you do some mighty fine work! Is there a place I can view your work larger?
Thanks again,

07-14-2008, 09:07 AM
I love it!
I wish I could paint and capture atmosphere like you. This is really beautiful!

Mario V
07-14-2008, 10:51 AM
Mike, this is very beautiful :clap: :clap:

Merethe T
07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
Brilliant work!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: That's my thoughts.....


Paula Ford
07-14-2008, 12:27 PM
Fabulous work Mike!!

07-14-2008, 12:58 PM
absolutely beautiful work

07-14-2008, 02:02 PM
Mike, love it!!
Your style is illustrative....I can see a very neat children's book illustrated with this painting smack in the middle of it!
The rooster sitting on that cool empty headlight is a story in itself.
Very nice!

07-14-2008, 03:04 PM
Thank you all!
Ya know, sometimes it really helps to have artists of this caliber comment so positive on my work. I get into a 'questioning' state of mind every now and then and it's reassuring to have professional opinions to help me through those times...as I'm sure most artists can relate.