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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 01:48   #26
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Masterful use of graphite, Chamnois is beautifully rendered, rarely seen textures so well drawn. Amazing portrait full of observation, little touches like the lose hair on her crown lift it above the everyday.
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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 03:06   #27
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Gotta agree wholeheartedly with Alan there, John. Lovely work indeed, especially like the chamois too, ang the big-horn sheep...great detailing on the horns - it looks a bit like a nautilus stuck on the side of its head! And anyone that can draw people realistically - my hat off to them! Great stuff
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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 07:39   #28
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you do some fantastic pieces...mark.
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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 10:03   #29
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Echo the above comments, John - astounding work full of life. Great ability you have.
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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 10:35   #30
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Old Thursday 12th May 2011, 13:11   #31
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Very nice work indeed!

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I would like to thank Alan and the others for the kind and upliftings comments, it is wonderful to have a place like this to share my work and to enjoy the work of other very talented people. JR
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Old Saturday 14th May 2011, 12:10   #33
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Old Saturday 14th May 2011, 20:23   #34
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Nice work! You captured the softness of the owl beautifully.
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seriously good work, the pencil drawings in particular appeal to me such a range of tone and texture
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Some new efforts.

Trying to get some production done this summer, Not much time and lots of other responisbilities. Hope you enjoy! JR
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Old Thursday 4th August 2011, 03:54   #37
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looking very good john...
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love the horse moment...you've been busy
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Very classy work, John - particularly struck by the white-tailed deer monochrome.
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Old Wednesday 10th August 2011, 02:43   #40
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John,

Astonishing.

All of it. But the Elk, Mountain Lion and Human Boy are a deep, colourful, and expansive joy!
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some beautiful work with some excellent colours, a touch of Carl Rungius in there - which is a wonderful thing!
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Thank you all for your comments and taking the time to look. The ELk and Mountain Lion are in progress, there is alot of work left to do on them. I have found that I like to have alot of paintings going at the same time. It helps me think and find soultions when I get hung up on a part of a painting. Carl Rungius, wow what nice thing to say. Love his work, a true master. Something to shoot for, to able to paint as well as he could. Thanks again for looking. JR
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Old Thursday 11th August 2011, 09:10   #43
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Awesome work John I wish I had half the talent you have!
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Old Saturday 17th September 2011, 02:06   #45
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Some works in progress, glad there is no deadline for these.... Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. John
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Particularly like the background to the Ruffed Grouse at this stage, forms a nice pattern of stipples and stripes with the different light on the birches - look forward to seeing how it develops. Any chance of seeing how your earlier Varied Thrush turned out, or is it still frozen in time? (I have a couple of 'works in progress' dating back to '98 - they'll get there one day).

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Old Sunday 18th September 2011, 01:29   #47
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Thanks for your comments Mike, I have not touched the Varied Thrush for a while. I will start back on it in November. I've been preparing new boards to work on this winter. I start more paintings than I should, but as of now I have no way to store finished paintings, and it is easier to stack them together unfinished. That way if they get marked up it is easier to repair them. My new studio is yet unheated but when it is finished in a few years I'll have racking to store quite a few paintings safely. Here is a close up of the Ruffed Grouse. The painting is 69" X 46". I'm thinking it needs a diagonal fallen tree below the Grouse. Thanks, John
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Old Thursday 22nd September 2011, 05:51   #49
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Catching up on this thread, and making sure I'm subscribed. Your work is really excellent! I particularly like the Lab, having just lost our two 15 year olds (a chocolate and yellow) within two months of each other.
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