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pat1940
07-03-2012, 07:29 AM
Done from a photo, oil and knife

silvy
07-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Hi Pat:), great oil painting much detailed. I like very much!

pat1940
07-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Thankyou Silvy, always appreciate you checking it out

HarlequiNQB
07-03-2012, 11:16 AM
A lovely piece :) Anyone who can use the knife effectively gets my admiration, and this is a really nice work besides.

GRSArts
07-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Very well done.

D Akey
07-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Yeah. . . don't remind me. I used to hate Sunday because I would have to polish my shoes. . .

Anyway, lots of nice textures, Pat! Occasionally, you might want to go in with a couple hotter highlights to shine it up, like on the glass and here and there, if it suits ya. There are some artists who do not go for that kind of look because they are after a softer, often nostalgic look. But seeing as it's me talking here, and I do highlights a lot, I'm just saying. A well placed highlight can blow your mind with how little it takes in describing a lifelike texture.

But this is sensational. I love it. I can almost place this time period and the kinds of sounds, smells, temperatures and world it existed in.

You have a great aptitude for selecting pictures that carry with them lots of charge. And you're zeroing in on painting them with a lot of voice yourself. Your taste is all an extension of you.

Nicely keyed to those colors. Very interesting lighting visually as a picture. It creates a very good framing for your elements. :):):)

limey-g
07-03-2012, 11:34 AM
This is wonderful Pat, so much detail, I really think you should give lessons on your technique.
Geoff

Rondo
07-03-2012, 12:06 PM
whaw very well done!!!!!! so realistic!.

semd74
07-03-2012, 06:52 PM
WOW...I love it Pat !! Perhaps your best work to date...I am amazed at this one !!

Weeks
07-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Great job Pat1940,
Looking for more...

Best,

Weeks

Marilyn Anne
07-03-2012, 09:42 PM
I like the subject, the contrasts, the reality of it. Very nice! Thank you for sharing it. Marilyn

Rowena
07-03-2012, 10:14 PM
Very lovely mood and tone... And the boots have fine character :)

Caesar
07-04-2012, 12:18 AM
Fascinating one!
I would cry a neorealistic "SciusciÓ!" (shoe shiner), a war end and just post war time work celebrated in a famous movie.

coops
07-04-2012, 05:06 AM
They look like a well worn and well loved pair of shoes, clean them and make them shine. This is great work Pat:)

Rick
07-04-2012, 05:13 AM
Wonderful.. Thats my kind of stuff..
Rick

fraser_paice
07-04-2012, 05:27 AM
I'm joining the queue here, Pat this is a beauty.

pat1940
07-04-2012, 07:16 AM
Thankyou all so much for your kind comments, always appreciate you taking the time to look
DAkey, where can I view your art would love to see some

Alexandra
07-04-2012, 08:54 AM
A winner dear Pat, I love the palette, and everything.

pat1940
07-05-2012, 08:33 AM
Thankyou so much Sandy

Bobbi
07-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Pat, this has to be one of your best to date. Wonderful.

pat1940
07-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Thankyou Bobbi, appreciate you checking it out

jibes
07-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Great subject for a still life! Very well done!

barnburner
07-06-2012, 11:08 PM
Whoa! Pat, this is absolutely superb. Great job. :) :) :) :)

gxhpainter2
07-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Pat dear friend I almost missed seeing this as I have been a bit irregular on my visits of late. but as everyone has said this is really one of your finest works.. so great to see everyone acknowledge it...:D:D:D:D

pat1940
07-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Neal, thankyou for checking it out
Barney, so glad you like it, thankyou
Gary, I am so glad that you like this one, and thankyou so much for your kind comments