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Old 02-19-2012, 08:10 PM
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Another great painting, Michael, and glad to see that the weather doesnt stop you from performing another masterpiece!. I've just got back from the Lakes. My hands froze even with thermalite gloves. It was windy aswell. If only I had your experience to keep such control.
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Hi Chris, good to hear from you again! Thank you for the compliments and sorry to hear that you froze even with the gloves. Wind is really a big problem and it is worth putting a wind proof layer over everything you can, even if it is only a plastic bag. My ski salopettes are great as they don't seem to have much insulation but at least they are windproof! I went on a family visit to the West Country and didn't expect to paint but I sneaked off to paint for a while but I didn't have adequate cold weather gear. It was very unpleasant indeed!

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I'm in awe of your ability to make a dreary day look good. I like both paintings but the country boy in me likes the second painting the best!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:29 AM
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[quote=James Gunter]I'm in awe of your ability to make a dreary day look good. I like both paintings but the country boy in me likes the second painting the best! [/quote

That cheers me up James!
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Re: "Snow on the Beach!"

Awesome painting !
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Awesome painting !

Thanks Anton! That is encouraging!
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Michael,

Beautiful! Great values and color.

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Michael! I haven't been around here much in the last few years. You were good before but you have gained subtlety since last I saw your work. Paint paint paint!!!!! Keep up the great work, it shows!
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:21 PM
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Michael! I haven't been around here much in the last few years. You were good before but you have gained subtlety since last I saw your work. Paint paint paint!!!!! Keep up the great work, it shows!
Bill Foehringer

Thank you Bill, it is nice to know that you think I am making some progress! A few years ago I was trying to find a technique that enabled me to paint very fast probably at the expense of quality. More recently I have tried to produce more considered work with a short period at the end to appraise and re-state where necessary.
I still don't touch anything after leaving the site, not because I have a "thing" about it no longer being "plein air" but because I lose interest quickly and want to start something else and because I always spoil things if I try to fuss over them!

Thanks again for the comments Bill, they are valued!
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:34 AM
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Both are beautiful Michael i really like what your doing and congratulations on fighting the weather and winning! thanks greg
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Re: "Snow on the Beach!"

Those headlights in the first one are just mesmerizing! You sure nailed it. The gentle value shifts, the atmopshere, the architecture! I've been away from WC too long, you are all amazing me!
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Both are beautiful Michael i really like what your doing and congratulations on fighting the weather and winning! thanks greg

Thanks Greg, it is nice to have such encouragement, I really appreciate it and I am glad you like it!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:10 AM
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Those headlights in the first one are just mesmerizing! You sure nailed it. The gentle value shifts, the atmopshere, the architecture! I've been away from WC too long, you are all amazing me!

Thank you Chantal, you are very kind!
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Wow you are an inspiration Michael Dave
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Wow you are an inspiration Michael Dave

That is very kind of you Dave! ( and flattering too!)
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