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nickib
12-09-2011, 07:42 PM
I am very sorry to have to report this. But I just found out that Mike,(Stirling) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=117890) passed away October 7th. Last time I talked to him a few months back, he informed me he had cancer, and when I just wrote to check up on him, his son told me about his passing. I know that I will miss him , his art, and his very helpful comments. :crying:

anniecanjump
12-09-2011, 07:49 PM
Thanks for letting us know, I am saddened by the news. Seems like we are losing too many good people.

Bnsmalkin
12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
Yes I too am sad.

Stirling/Mike he was always encouraging in his posts to other artists!!!
I will miss seeing his posts.

Sharon

*AquaMarine*
12-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Nicki - thanks so much for posting this. I have had a lot going on lately and have only been occasionally popping in, mostly lurking, from time to time and have noticed Mike hadn't been posting in quite some time.

I am so very sad to learn of Mike's passing - he was such a wonderful artist, and so uplifting and supportive to others. I'm really quite stunned to learn this news.

thanks again for letting us know.

ginny

nickib
12-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Nicki - thanks so much for posting this. I have had a lot going on lately and have only been occasionally popping in, mostly lurking, from time to time and have noticed Mike hadn't been posting in quite some time.

I am so very sad to learn of Mike's passing - he was such a wonderful artist, and so uplifting and supportive to others. I'm really quite stunned to learn this news.

thanks again for letting us know.

ginny

You are so welcome ginny. His son asked me to pass along the news. You know I have only been on this site for what 2 or 3 years. I really feel a connection to so many members. I know I would always be glad when I saw a post from Mike.

Gobie
12-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks for letting us know, I am really going to miss Mikes artwork and his postitive comments.

Sharon

coconut
12-09-2011, 11:04 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. Mike was always there for us ... one of the regulars that I always looked for to read his posts. Very sad.
Sincere condolences to his family.

Crias
12-09-2011, 11:35 PM
I too will miss Mike's postings and always positive attitude to all artists new to old. Very sad to hear of his passing.

jeniart
12-09-2011, 11:59 PM
So sorry to hear this sad news! My thoughts are with his family. He will be sadly missed by us all.

daisyree
12-10-2011, 03:30 AM
I haven't been here much lately, but I did miss his comments and art.
So sad to loose good people this way.
My thoughts are also with his family and friends. We will miss you Mike.

PatrickHedges
12-10-2011, 05:15 AM
What a shame. I absolutely loved his art and he was incredibly supportive of me, and many many of us here. This is very sad. Mike, you were a true legend and friend to many!!

PatrickHedges
12-10-2011, 05:24 AM
Seems like we are losing too many good people.
I know Ann Garlough died which was also very very sad :( Did I miss anyone else?

Rahul Parekh
12-10-2011, 06:14 AM
OMG!!! Today's login to WC is gloomy :(. Can't believe Mike & Ann passed away :(. Loss of such a wonderful & caring human beings & amazing artists. Love their art so much. May their soul rest in peace but they will be forever alive in our heart & with their art.....

Thank you Nicki & Patrick for sharing this sad news....

Jayde
12-10-2011, 06:47 AM
I am really saddened to hear this news. For me, Mike was like a piece of furniture in WC, always there when I logged in. He will be sorely missed.

lisapencil
12-10-2011, 10:05 AM
This is so sad. Mike was always very encouraging in his posts. He will be very sadly missed. Please pass our condolences on to his family. :(

Shirl Parker
12-10-2011, 11:03 AM
He has a bit of immortality here in WetCanvas. Here's one of his last works to be posted.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/117890-DSC01665.JPG

aRt4us
12-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Bye Mike, you'll be mist as much as you'll be remembered.

Painting joy for U
Gary

hunterpaul
12-10-2011, 01:48 PM
this is terrible news... I really liked Mike a lot, I loved his work and used to look forward to his posts andd comments on my work... Mike, you will be missed by a youngish man sitting on his boat in Northampton... rest in peace... Paul

Greg Long
12-10-2011, 02:53 PM
I am going to copy this thread over in the WC Garden of memories, where there is a thread for Ann already.
Please add any further condolences and memories there.

nickib
12-10-2011, 03:10 PM
I am going to copy this thread over in the WC Garden of memories, where there is a thread for Ann already.
Please add any further condolences and memories there.

Thanks Greg:) I didn't know that there was this thread.

Yorky
12-11-2011, 03:40 AM
What sad news, I always looked forward to seeing Mike's beautiful animal paintings.

Condolences to his family.

Doug

laudesan
12-11-2011, 04:21 AM
My condolences to his friends, family, and loved one. He will be missed.

painterbear
12-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Very sad news. My condolences to Mike's family and friends.

Sylvia

CharlieF
12-11-2011, 05:51 AM
I, too, am saddened by this news. Mike's watercolors of cats, horses, birds were a wonder to see, and his signature "Best from mike" always brought a smile. My condolences to his family.

Charlie

CharM
12-11-2011, 07:22 AM
It was so terribly sad to read this news. Mike will be missed and my heartfelt condolences go out to his family...

LynnM
12-11-2011, 10:45 AM
He will be sadly missed, it was always a delight to open his threads. Good wishes to his family.

artdreamer1
12-11-2011, 12:33 PM
That is sooo sad to hear...thought he was such a wonderful painter. Makes one think of their own mortality (esp. the older I get). My condolences to his family at this sad time.

Michele

peteralv
12-11-2011, 12:47 PM
Very sad news. I admire the work of Mike shown in the forum. My condolences to his family and friends.

Scene Chaser
12-11-2011, 02:21 PM
I will miss Mike, his art and his thoughtful comments. A gentleman and a scholar.
Bill

chammi kaiser
12-12-2011, 02:36 AM
Oh, I am so heartsore to read that Mike is no longer with us. I just loved him and his wonderful watercolours were an inspiration. He was always so encouraging and took time to comment on many many works. I shall miss him so much. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones.

O Solis
12-13-2011, 07:14 PM
My condolences.

I went back and looked at a lot of his paintings. Such beautiful work, especially the white horse painting. again, beautiful work.

Oscar

dahliaman
12-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Rest in peace Mike, your art will be sorely missed.

vmrs
12-14-2011, 06:54 PM
He was always so pleasant and helpful, my deepest condolences to his family.

Blue Ridge Painter
12-17-2011, 06:19 PM
I have not been with WC long enough to have known Mike but judging from the other replies I would have liked him very much. RIP Mike and condolences to your family

midcoast
12-19-2011, 02:20 PM
I'm certainly going to miss seeing Mike's work and encouraging posts on WC :( My sincere condolences to his family.....

Nancy

JoyK
12-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Loved his paintings and he was so encouraging to me. WC won't be the same without him.

Antiqueteacher
12-25-2011, 10:40 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2011/146894-117890-DSC00275Mike_Stirling.jpg

Mike, I will miss seeing your beautiful paintings and your very kind and insightful comments to all of us!! You set us a high standard!! God Speed!!

WC: 2007-2011.

Katherine

nickib
01-09-2012, 10:05 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know, I sent an e-mail to his son and told him about all your well wishes and condolences

nickib
01-21-2012, 11:49 PM
I sure do miss your posts Mike :((((

skappy
03-13-2012, 06:14 PM
I did comment here a while ago it must have been the Wc gremlins that ate my post
I really was shocked and sad when I heard the new I loved you watercolors and encouraging comment Mike I was nice to see one of your threads saying hi to us recently
Robert:wave:

FaeLynn
03-14-2012, 07:56 AM
Oh my goodness. I didn't even know. I am so sorry. Mike made many valuable contributions to all of us who remember him, and he will be sorely missed. Meet you on the other side, old friend.