View Full Version : Spit and Polish

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

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

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

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.

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. :):):)

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

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

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

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



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

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

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.

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:)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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