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Old 04-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Goat

Not sure of the title yet. Ideas are welcome. 11 x 14, oil

Finally got a painting done. It has been a few weeks. I see a few touch ups needed but other than that the paint is setting up so I think it is what it is.

Comments, critique, title ideas and goat stories welcome.

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This is really cool Jim - the detail in the nearest stair riser is amazing, and the goat taking the high road is both amusing and beautifully painted. I'll spend some extended time studying your brushstrokes on this one!

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Very nice painting... 'Goat' works.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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OH.. Jim.. This is a grand piece! I have a special place in my heart for goats, and this little Boar is just wonderful!
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Oh I love this painting. Of course, I think goats are cute, but the lighting and brush strokes are superb.
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Very nice work Jim! The goat, the woody texture of the steps and the background all look great!!
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What, you don't want snide remarks this time? Just kidding.

Jim, this is so great! I have a big heart for goats. They are such trouble, such mischief, such frustration...yet they pull it off with style! We had a goat when I was a kid, and he was a great pet! He drove my dad crazy because he would go into the silo room and rip open every single feed bag, taste what was inside, and move along. To a goat, the world is a buffet. I really like the title "Goat" for this. Our goat was named Max, but we only every called him Goat, because that is just what fit. There, that's my goat story.

This must be a young little goat with those stubby horns. They are so cute at this age, and their heads are such a comical shape.

You really captured the goat well. Beautiful work! As always, I am impressed with your brushstrokes. Well done! Great to see something by you again.
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Another inspiring painting, Jim. Everytime I see your work, I want to run and grab my oils.
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Re: Goat

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Jenna, in looking for a title, I googled goat stairs and found a blog Goats on Things with goats standing on everything imaginable. Some were pretty funny. Goat on a Ferrari was my favorite.

http://goatsonthings.tumblr.com/post...t-on-a-ferrari
click on the older photos link and you will come to a goat with a dog. You will say aw!

Thanks, the title will be Goat. And snide remarks from you are welcome any time. Just ease up on the smilies.
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Of course I love it.. what's not to love?

two goat stories: (okay, these are wild goats, but still....)
One: a friend was chased off a mountain trail by a goat - in Virginia! The goat would not let him pass, and left no doubt of his intentions till our friend skedaddled out of there.
Two: While hikingi up to Mt. Wheeler, highest peak in NM, on a stormy day.. we ran into a herd of mountain goats. The final climb to the summit is along a narrow, rocky, knife edge. the goats insisted on walking single file, right ahead of us, on the path, instead of veering off either direction to get away from us. Only problem was our two large dogs, who were VERY INTENT on chasing those funny little horned creatures taunting them right in front of us. We were holding on to leashes for dear life.... Finally, the goats took off, we made the summit and started back down.. Getting a bit lower, and seeing no more goats, we let the pooches off the leashes. Well, of course,... there's another goat! The dogs took off after the goats, down a steep cliff, and disappeared. We called, whistled, looked.. they were nowhere.. We figured we had lost them.. when, we finally saw two tiny little specks about a quarter mile below us..waaaayyy down below us... Yeah, they made their way back, awfully tired from their sprint after amazingly fast mountain goats.
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I'm not much for goat stories, but he is so cute I'd like to give him a hug Now, does that expose my general ignorance of farm animals or what?

Perhaps I should stick with cats.
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Jim that is a funny blog! Yes, I think I did say "aww" at the goat with the boxer. I try to ease up on those smilies, but I so often can't resist.
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How adorable!! OK, here's my goat story. I've never owned one personally, but hubby has. His philosophy is give a goat a ladder to climb the fence so he doesn't tear it down. He's gonna cross it anyway.

My first thought when I saw this was 'little wanderer'. Cuz they go wherever they please, over, under, around, through. It doesn't matter what it is.

And Jim - this is just for you!

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