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Updating my art blog. Hope you enjoy it!
michael lekites art ^ | 8/12/11 | freemike

Posted on 08/12/2011 6:44:10 PM PDT by freemike

I've posted my work here from time to time. Haven't done so in awhile and I've been working on a lot of new artwork. Here's the direct link if you'd like to check it out. michaellekites


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Also, here's another good site of Pennsylvania artists. It's been growing steadily and has quite a few excellent artist that post regularly. padailypainters
1 posted on 08/12/2011 6:44:12 PM PDT by freemike
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To: freemike

Looks like you’ve turned toward charcoal.

Good stuff. I like black and white anyway.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 6:46:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: freemike

Wow, your paintings are really good, I love your Civil War ones....


3 posted on 08/12/2011 6:49:54 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: freemike

I admire your work, Michael. Is “Prairie Wind” the same landscape you were posting your progress on last year, or is this a different one? If I remember correctly, it had sort of a fisheye perspective. Nice stuff!


4 posted on 08/12/2011 6:51:45 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: freemike

Thank you for the links—bookmarked!


5 posted on 08/12/2011 6:51:58 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freemike

Wonderful work.

I’m sure you get this all the time but...

I thought being an artist and conservative were more or less mutually exclusive...?


6 posted on 08/12/2011 6:52:10 PM PDT by bolobaby
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7 posted on 08/12/2011 6:52:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: bolobaby

Actually, there are quite a few of us out here!


8 posted on 08/12/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: cripplecreek

Actually it’s graphite. The most recent one I am using powdered graphite.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 6:57:34 PM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: freemike

I love Prairie Winds.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 6:59:37 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: FrdmLvr

No, I don’t think it was Prairie wind. I was working on another landscape around then but have not completed it yet. My paintings can take quite a few months or longer.


11 posted on 08/12/2011 7:00:46 PM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: freemike

I know I’ve told you before, but I want to tell you again: Your paintings are awesome. I especially love the Civil War ones. Do more! Do more! :-)


12 posted on 08/12/2011 7:01:00 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: bolobaby
I thought being an artist and conservative were more or less mutually exclusive...?

LOL Lots of FReeper artists in various mediums.

Personally I like photography and I do a lot of stuff in photoshop as well.

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13 posted on 08/12/2011 7:02:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek; freemike

Well, my comment was partially tongue-in-cheek, but I am sure the ratio is horribly skewed.

Still it’s nice to see conservatives with mad talent.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 7:06:16 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: freemike

Excellent work! I love good art!


15 posted on 08/12/2011 7:17:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: freemike

Excellent work! I love good art!


16 posted on 08/12/2011 7:20:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: cripplecreek

This is very nice! Thanks for posting!


17 posted on 08/12/2011 7:28:24 PM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Wow! You have some very nice paintings on your page! That is some great stuff! Do you exhibit often?


18 posted on 08/12/2011 7:31:29 PM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: freemike
Good stuff man, thanks for posting. I just blew the dust off my airbrushes and set up a mini-studio..Time will permit soon and I look forward to the hiss of my brush once more (and to start teaching the youngins as well).
You have hair down real well. Mind if I ask your secret?
19 posted on 08/12/2011 7:34:55 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: freemike

I adore “Summer Cabin”. Such a peaceful and calming piece of work. I love art that you can actually “feel” like you are there or want to be there. You are very talented!!


20 posted on 08/12/2011 8:07:33 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek
I'm a photog too! I studied it in school then spent the last 25+ years sidetracked in IT, I got back into it a year ago and discovered I like food photography. Trying to build up to be able to take it full time. my website
nice to know conservative artists!!
21 posted on 08/12/2011 8:23:42 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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22 posted on 08/12/2011 9:31:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Newton

Food photography is one of the hardest photographic forms there is in my opinion.

It sounds simple I know it isn’t. My sister is a 25+ year pro photographer and I’ve seen her struggle with it.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 4:52:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek

I think food bloggers have really changed the style of it, the use of natural light, a more casual look to the food (instead of every grain of rice perfectly styled) and little to no in-edible ingredients. When I was in school in the ‘80’s I thought no way!! But it is a lot of fun now!


24 posted on 08/13/2011 6:05:37 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: freemike

Your work is really beautiful!


25 posted on 08/13/2011 6:06:41 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Newton

I’m a big fan of natural light myself. I’m usually out and around with the camera during the “perfect hours” in the morning and evening.

My sister has made her living as a portrait photographer but I really dislike it most of the time. I have been picking up some work taking team photos for little league teams etc.

My sister’s website.

http://www.taylorthorntonphotography.com/


26 posted on 08/13/2011 6:17:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Newton

Nice work!


27 posted on 08/13/2011 6:41:00 AM PDT by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: Newton; freemike

Good work.
We certainly have some talented FReepers!


28 posted on 08/13/2011 9:15:57 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Very nice! She does great portrait work!


29 posted on 08/14/2011 9:21:54 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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