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New art work added to my blog.
michael lekites art ^ | 12/17/11 | freemike

Posted on 12/17/2011 4:04:03 PM PST by freemike

Have some new stuff on my artblog. Hope you enjoy! Here's the link. michaellekites


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 12/17/2011 4:04:04 PM PST by freemike
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To: freemike

Thanks for sharing.


2 posted on 12/17/2011 4:06:45 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: freemike

bump


3 posted on 12/17/2011 4:11:29 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: freemike; humblegunner

Just post it here........


4 posted on 12/17/2011 4:18:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: freemike
as always mike your work is refreshing...keep on creating.

Carole
haircutter

5 posted on 12/17/2011 4:19:28 PM PST by haircutter
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To: freemike

Thanks for sharing, these look nice!

I like your long, flowing brush strokes.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 4:19:55 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: freemike
Very lovely.

Are you self-taught, attend a college of art, or had a mentor?

Personally,...I would like to find a private ( non-university based) art school or mentor that could provide formal and rigorous training in the fundamentals of 2-dimensional art.

At the moment, I am doing the Riven Phoenix program, “How to Draw the Human Figure From Your Mind”. It's been excellent. I am about 25% finished.

7 posted on 12/17/2011 4:21:28 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Hot Tabasco; freemike
Just post it here........

Don't do it, Mike. Keep posting up notices from your blog - your work is YOURS. The Copy Commies can take a hike.

8 posted on 12/17/2011 4:22:01 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: haircutter

Thanks! It keeps me off the streets at night.


9 posted on 12/17/2011 4:22:45 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I’m not very good with posting images anyway. But thanks for the tip.


10 posted on 12/17/2011 4:24:56 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; freemike
The Copy Commies can take a hike.

Go ahead Mikey, be a blog pimp..........

The only difference between posting whatever it is you want people to see on your site and what you are pimping here is the "hits"........

11 posted on 12/17/2011 4:27:21 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; freemike

And pimping on FR is frowned upon.........


12 posted on 12/17/2011 4:28:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: wintertime

Check out this website. You might find quite a few resources.

I have degrees in art, but I’m self taught. They never taught much realism in college. Abstract was pushed quite a bit as well as the idea that art is anything you want it to be. I did have a few good instructors. Not going to lie, but, I’ve learned more since college than I did in college.

The website link I proved here was quite a lot of info on it. It’s also the largest online museum in the world. At least, that’s what they proclaim.


13 posted on 12/17/2011 4:31:14 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: Hot Tabasco; freemike
And pimping on FR is frowned upon.........

Don't let it bother you, Mike. People who whine about "blogpimps" are usually low IQ losers who don't have anything creative or intelligent to share with others, and are envious of those who do. They're sort of like "copyright socialists," people who want you to "share for the greater good," and all that. Whining about "blogpimps" is about all they have going in their pathetic little lives.

At any rate, if you like, Freepmail me. I'm interested in this whole conservative art movement thing, even though I myself have about zero artistic abilities!

14 posted on 12/17/2011 4:33:23 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Hot Tabasco
Personally, I am grateful for the thread.

This is **art** . It's not one political essay. I'd say it would be rather awkward to fully convey the information in one massive post. The rational way to do it is provide a link to the blog.

Geeze! ( sigh!)

15 posted on 12/17/2011 4:35:52 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: freemike

Love your work. I love Naples yellow—I still remember the day I bought that tube of oil paint ten years ago....and saw the results.


16 posted on 12/17/2011 4:36:54 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: freemike
Check out this website.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Do you have this information on your blog? I don't see the website in the thread responses.

17 posted on 12/17/2011 4:37:43 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

What’s the big deal here. I posted this in personal, chitchat, arts hobbies and what ever else came close to that.
What does the title “personal” and chitchat mean? There is a system to link. And as for hits, I’m not getting any advertising here for hits or anything. There’s zero ads on my blog. It’s just so much more simple posting a link to my blog then attempting to post 26 different images on this page.


18 posted on 12/17/2011 4:39:13 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: wintertime
Oops, sorry about that. Here is the link. It's the Art Renewal Center. ArtRenewalCenter
19 posted on 12/17/2011 4:44:00 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: freemike
Thank you very much.

I am a member of our local art association and attend plein air competitions each year. The artists that I speak to say the same about their university programs. They weren't taught the fundamentals of art. They had to learn these on their own.

There is a school in school in my state that is rigorous and trains artists in realist art...but...there is a long waiting list. :-(

20 posted on 12/17/2011 4:55:33 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: freemike

Some people have chafing poopy diapers. There’s a category here for bloggers. I’d post a blog under that.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 4:55:50 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

It is in Bloggers & Personal.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 5:01:13 PM PST by null and void (Day 1062 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: freemike
Even an al baby knows how to post pics
23 posted on 12/17/2011 5:07:26 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: freemike

I especially like “Above the Susquehanna.” Very nice.


24 posted on 12/17/2011 5:14:55 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: freemike

They are all beautiful. I especially like “Above the Susquehanna”. The self portrait in graphite (a male hand holding a small photograph) is sort of sad in a way. I guess it is all about interpretation but there is a sense of loss that I get from that portrait.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 5:31:57 PM PST by momtothree
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To: freemike

Nice color and interesting shading. Thanks for sharing.


26 posted on 12/17/2011 5:35:49 PM PST by dforest
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To: freemike

Nice work. Thanks for posting.


27 posted on 12/17/2011 5:37:50 PM PST by Judith Anne (For rhe sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.)
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To: freemike

My favorites: untitled and rolling hills. Thanks for sharing your art work with us. :)


28 posted on 12/17/2011 6:06:39 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: freemike

Beautiful paintings! Thanks for sharing them!


29 posted on 12/17/2011 8:41:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: freemike

I really like your, “Above the Susquehanna” as well~ The fluidity of motion and the almost misty quality offers an ethereal feel!

Understood about the lack of attention given to realism in college. I’d harbored long hopes of attending for an art degree till I found out that what I wanted to learn most about was all but frowned on =(

You really do beautiful work!


30 posted on 01/01/2012 10:09:34 PM PST by Chantillie ("Sit vis nobiscum")
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