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Rick
05-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Hope y'all like it..

coops
05-08-2009, 07:52 AM
Its wonderful Rick, so likelike and so much detail. I think you did a marvelous job well done.

pai
05-08-2009, 07:55 AM
Hi Rick, this is another excellent piece I most like from yours. Besides how well you did the wood textures on the mug and the smooth smoking pipe, I really love the newspaper. This one is so good to keep looking at it. :)

Rick
05-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Thanks Coop[s and Pai.. Much appreciated..

byroncallas
05-08-2009, 08:13 AM
My goodness. Outstanding. Everything just seems so perfect. It's very beautiful. How'd you do that newspaper?

Rick
05-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Byron, thank you.. I would hate to admit how many hours are in the newspaper.. Thanks for the nice comment..

Lee
05-08-2009, 08:34 AM
Dear Rick, me thinks you are a Dutch gentleman, ( actually looked it up:o), but your paintings do remind me of that, hope your pocket book is as rich as your works,,, beautiful!:)

byroncallas
05-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Byron, thank you.. I would hate to admit how many hours are in the newspaper.. Thanks for the nice comment..

I can thoroughly appreciate the hours it took to create that newspaper. Your dedication to gettng it right is refected in all of your paintings. I admire your craftmanship and the superb artistry of your paintings. You're darn good. I know you already know this, but I'll say the obvious anyway: time is not relevant, it's the result that counts. You sure get knock-out results. :D

SCP
05-08-2009, 09:22 AM
WOW! Just awesome Rick,the detail is amazing.:)

Syl49
05-08-2009, 09:26 AM
Exquisite work...the details are awesome...
Syl

ScottF
05-08-2009, 09:30 AM
Rick, I just commented in the WIP section. Guess I should start here. :)

Wonderfully done piece! Now I see where you were going with the mug. I thought it would be full of a frothy kiss of the hops. :cool: Superb!

yachris
05-08-2009, 09:40 AM
Nice one, Rick! Amazing detail!

fraser_paice
05-08-2009, 09:46 AM
Ouch that makes me wish I was more disciplined...

weembaman
05-08-2009, 11:16 AM
WOW...Excellent..Everytime I see one of your paintings I think it can't get better than this yet it always does....
This is truely a superb piece....

RobertSWade
05-08-2009, 01:43 PM
This one is tighter than a one act play. Plus all of the above. :)

Caesar
05-08-2009, 07:43 PM
This is another marvel of Your superbly patient, precise and tasty style, dear Rick, where shapes, lights, shadows and textures are all treated with a special care, almost a quiet love, so as to then show themselves in a concert of all their stunning beauties, providing a sort controlled bursts of delights! :):):)

Viktor
05-09-2009, 01:09 AM
ambient spotlight... very very good...

D Akey
05-09-2009, 04:01 AM
Gawd almighty, Rick!

Beyond doubt your very best!!! And one that ranks right in there with all trompe l'oil paintings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe_l'oeil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe_l%27oeil)

Bravo you!!!!!!! I love what mug especially the handle. Talk about a masterful highlight. Really describes the surface and pulls all that active texture into a fine ceramic gloss.

Nice work indeed.

Belvrog
05-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Awesome painting Rick, love the ambience in this one. I agree this one might be one of your best, very well done.

Mairzie Dotes
05-09-2009, 12:06 PM
Rick,
Absolutely striking! A country gentleman's pleasure to be sure. The
palette is warm, earthy and rich and I could swear that I can almost
smell the fragrant aroma of a fine tobacco. So well painted! :)

kailbarr
05-09-2009, 12:16 PM
its so clear and life like! I LIKE IT...

Sketchism71
05-09-2009, 03:25 PM
That is sweet sweet Rick. I can almost smell the leather and tobacco;)

Levent Suberk
05-12-2009, 11:41 PM
Dear Rick, amazing painting friend, as always.

Eileen724
05-13-2009, 09:04 AM
Rick, what a splendid and extraordinary realistic painting! Your incredible eye to detail is stunning in itself!!! Just simply wonderful!!! :)

Rick
05-13-2009, 09:33 AM
Thank you all very very much..