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coops
12-18-2012, 12:20 AM
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Hope you enjoy this one:)

copespeak
12-18-2012, 12:44 AM
Lovely! Your backgrounds are so clever.

limey-g
12-18-2012, 12:58 AM
I like it, but I always like all your work , you produce such wonderful backgrounds and when combined with a Japanese theme always a winner.
Merry Christmas.
Geoff

gxhpainter2
12-18-2012, 12:09 PM
a rich patina on the background, like an old favorite dream recovered and cherished... you are getting SO GOOD with your backgrounds and colors...:):):):)

Gronkki
12-18-2012, 11:56 PM
I like this. It kind of comes slowly into focus and then, all at once, you see the subject. A fitting title for th piece.

Caesar
12-19-2012, 03:52 AM
It looks like an inlaid briar snuff box. Exquisite!

GRSArts
12-19-2012, 04:18 AM
Great painting. Wonderful color and design.

D Akey
12-19-2012, 06:46 PM
The gang here is so right on. That background is out of this world. Very wooden like an old cedar or oaken hope chest. Imagine what it would have been like for a geisha to possess such a treasure of dreams to be under contract to whomever and be ordered to America. She brings with her a hope chest, a symbol of a love she had with a young man who remained back in Japan. The weathering on the chest speaks in song and poetry like a Japanese lament for voice and koto with overtones of American Blues. The sounds of separation. It's very beautiful and richly emotional.

byroncallas
12-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Yes, wonderful - lots of good praise in the thread for a terrific painting. Hard to top the already rave reviews so I'll just ad my five gold stars.
:)

semd74
12-19-2012, 10:13 PM
wonderful...love the rich earthtone colors in this one

coops
12-21-2012, 02:40 AM
Thanks copespeak glad you enjoyed it.:)
Geoff and Gary, thanks for the kind comments, I am spending more time creating backgrounds but I have to say not all turn out fine lol:)
Gronkki many thanks for taking the time to look:)
Thanks Cesare I really liked your kind comments as always:)
Thanks GRS happy you liked this one:)
Dear Mr Akey, I always enjoy reading your kind comments and your words here are like reading a beautiful story within this painting. Such insight you have when viewing artwork and its always a joy to read your interpretation. Thanks again dear friend:)
Thanks Bryron for your kind comments and really appreciate your 5 stars:)
Thanks STeve, your kind comments are always very much appreciated:)

Marilyn Anne
12-22-2012, 02:22 AM
The colors, subject, and marvelous effects make this an outstanding painting.

coops
12-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Thanks Marilyn Anne, much appreicated:)