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    Maintain this level of detail throughout and this will be impressive to say the least.

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    DonŽt let up on it, even though you get just darned sick of it! I had one project that took me a little over three weeks, working four to six hours a day. Work until you find yourself hurrying too much. Come back another day. YouŽll/weŽll be glad you did!

    With some parts, you can probably zoom down and cover a bit more territory in less time. YouŽll know.

    YouŽre going to have one heck of a beauty if you can get this done, as Robert said, at this "same level of detail."
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    Yes, it is good to have a plan.. And one can see, that this plan is coming together very well.. Very well indeed..
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    part 4

    Two steps forward; one step back. I'd finished the upper right quarter before grabbing the eraser and getting rid of it to start that section again...completely changed my mind about what belonged there. Sigh.

    100% ArtRage using oil brush, glitter and knife; all almost always at smallest, or close to smallest, size.

    Perhaps the next painting will be of a WHITE circle on a white canvas with no shadow...
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    Excellent..Take a little break and then get back to it ..This is going to be a great painting...

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    Let me see if I can remember the Moody Blues lyrics...
    "Stay cool man, be as calm as you can.
    Face piles of trials with smiles.
    It riles them to believe that you percieve the web they weave.
    And keep on thinking free."
    ...
    That as by way of saying ... don't give up on yourself. You're on a grand adventure with this image and once you finish it you'll be somehow a bigger person and artist for having done that. It may exhaust you as my last attempt did to me. But I firmly believe that it will make you a better artist by way of making you see the world through different eyes. Eyes that will serve you well in your future artistic endeavors.
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    What you've done so far is really quite remarkable. Don't slack off now ... it would be easy to do and you'd always know that you did and never forgive yourself for doing so. If it takes you a year to finish what you've started here ... it will be time well spent.

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    I wish to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. Having talented artists I admire pop in to check on my progress is both energizing and humbling. I appreciate the comments on this particular work and the overall artistic philosophies expressed so eloquently by each of you, but especially Robert (I, too, enjoy the Moody Blues).

    I also wish to confess that I'm not nearly as frustrated with the time commitment with this painting as my comments may have sounded (my efforts at "humorous commentary" on my ambitious project apparently were considerably funnier in my imagination than they are in print; this is not an uncommon occurance for me...sigh).

    While this painting IS quite time-consuming, I'm thoroughly enjoying the work (my personal business HAS suffered a bit but since I'm my own boss...so what!).

    Below please find a bit more. I plan to work on the water color in the left top quarter as I'm not entirely happy with it...I think I may tone it down a bit but will think it over.
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    Awww, shucks.

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    Wow Jb! I am tired just looking at what you have completed. What an amazing attention to detail. You mention not having any formal art training? That's amazing. I hope you stick this one out... I can't wait to see it.
    "The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything."
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    Been watching this gargantuan undertaking take shape, and it has so beautifully. Thanks for continuing to share your progress with us, the trials and tribulations and all the little breakthroughs. Hang in there and let the creative process work on and in you and do its magical thing. You're going to have a remarkable result that will be satisfying to view for years to come. Some day you'll look at it and go "How the hell did I ever do this" and marvel at the creative wonder the artist produced, and that artist will be you. I'm blown away and keep an eye out for each new post.

    Best,
    Byron
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