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pat1940
07-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Oil knife and some ink pen, ref from internet

L Skylar Brown
07-23-2012, 08:44 AM
This is Marvelous - Wonderful Details.

D Akey
07-23-2012, 09:57 AM
Fantastic Pat!!!!!

Love the palette. Very earthy, old world, back roads. If I were to suggest anything, it might be that for me when doing objects against a wall, like the bicycle, I tend to keep the area behind the detail somewhat shadowy so as not to compete with the object. It's a small thing but I've found it's simpler on the eye and doesn't draw more attention than it warrants. (In this case behind the front wheel through the spokes, I just would have made it all the normal drab blue-green paint of the wood and not let any light through. Whether a photo may have looked like there was light, it's an artistic choice sometimes.

Anyway, this is great!!! Love the theme too! GO PAT!!!!!!

semd74
07-23-2012, 10:16 AM
I love old buildings and this one was wonderfully done :-)

Marilyn Anne
07-23-2012, 11:44 AM
Love the colors and details and just the whole picture.

coops
07-23-2012, 11:35 PM
This is great Pat and tells its own story, well done once again on great work:)

shadowslake
07-24-2012, 12:40 AM
Love the painting. Was I the only one that noticed that someone parked a taxi in the post office?

Caesar
07-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Extraordinary outcome, dear Pat! It also gives a nice feeling indeed!

barnburner
07-24-2012, 02:17 AM
This is special Pat. Really nice. Brings back memories. :) :) :)

pat1940
07-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Skylar, thanks for the wonderful comment, really appreciate you checking it out, I think the one thing that is missing in this is one of your old trucks lol
DAkey, another learning tip for me, thankyou as I always appreciate your input and will keep this in mind
Steve, I am so glad you like it, really appreciate your comments
Marilyn, you are always so kind with your comments, thankyou
Katie, always love to hear your comments, thankyou dear lady
Shadowlake, thanks for checking it out, that is not a taxi, just the old sign off the top of the cab, maybe when the postoffice was in service people where able to hire a cab from that location
Caesar, always a delight to see your comments, so glad you like it, thankyou
Dear Barney, I am glad that it brought back some great memories, thankyou for your kind comments

RobertSWade
07-24-2012, 10:06 AM
I have to agree about the taxi and the shadowing behind the bike but, wow, what a fun image. It has the feel of a clip from "The Little Rascals" in color.

limey-g
07-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Nicely done Pat, but as one old timer to another, you have to tell the truth, this was your old post office, right.:):)
Geoff

gxhpainter2
07-24-2012, 10:49 AM
Pat.. wow you are still progressing by leaps and bounds, this has wonderful character and detail..;);)

pat1940
07-25-2012, 03:04 AM
Robert, Geoff and Gary, thankyou so much for your kind comments always appreciate them