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This has been a  mixed week.

We have 4 cats's bother/sister pairs. Cleo, one of the female cats has been ill with liver problem's for about 4 years. She has been on a special diet and medication and had until the last week of so had a good quality of life. However, in the couple of weeks she has gone down hill and on Monday we took her to the vet with the almost certain knowledge she would not be returning. I think she also knew it was time. It is difficult to lose a pet. This isn't the first time and wont be the last, but it is still difficult.

On Friday I went to a gallery/come shop to sound out the possibility of marketing some of my paintings. Of the samples I took, they were positive about around half a dozen so once I have photographed them I will be taking them in for sale. This is a big step and may come to nothing. But you have to try. The loss of Cleo told me you haver to make what you can of life. 

A number of things have happened in recent weeks and perhaps it is time to move on and pursue my art more seriously. Let's face it, if you don't try you wont succeed and perhaps now is my time. It's going to be a bumpy ride, but I'll keep you updated.  

Geronimo!    
Days Of Future Unknown by MikeGould
Days Of Future Unknown
Deliberately improvisational acrylic painting. I started with some basic red/yellow/orange and added other colour as necessary. The title and content probably fit my state of mind at the moment. My job is subject to a restructure and I am erring on the side of taking redundancy, looking for some alternative work and concentrating on my painting at the same time. In some ways I feel more relaxed than I have for a while. In others it is daunting as I am surrendering the safety net. However, sometimes you have to take a risk to be happy and I do have support from my family. I suppose the painting reflects both relief and aprehension.        
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Our local Robin by MikeGould
Our local Robin
We have a Robin whose territory covers our garden. It is very comfortable with people and comes very close - except when you want to take a photograph. This is my best shot so far, a little bit of camera shake, but I'll keep trying. 
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Rage by MikeGould
Rage
We all suffer from rage to lesser of greater extents. It can be both destructive and liberating. Coincidently my soundtrack to this was Citadel by Ne Obliscaris. Both painting and music contain elements of rage and violence punctuated by passages of calm. It felt good to get this off my chest and better on paper than on people. Don't deny your rage  - express it.  It doesn't solve the problem but it is liberating. 
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Contrary by MikeGould
Contrary
I didn't know where this one was going when I started. My soundtrack was the new Roisin Murphy album Hairless Toys. I decided to use mainly green with touches of yellow, white and red as highlights. I just squirted the acrylic on the paper, used the brush to get a colour effect I liked and then scraped some of the paint away with a piece of card. The fish like creatures just appeared. It was strange that one of them appeared to be going in the opposite direction which suited my mood which was generally counter to the rest of the world.    
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This has been a  mixed week.

We have 4 cats's bother/sister pairs. Cleo, one of the female cats has been ill with liver problem's for about 4 years. She has been on a special diet and medication and had until the last week of so had a good quality of life. However, in the couple of weeks she has gone down hill and on Monday we took her to the vet with the almost certain knowledge she would not be returning. I think she also knew it was time. It is difficult to lose a pet. This isn't the first time and wont be the last, but it is still difficult.

On Friday I went to a gallery/come shop to sound out the possibility of marketing some of my paintings. Of the samples I took, they were positive about around half a dozen so once I have photographed them I will be taking them in for sale. This is a big step and may come to nothing. But you have to try. The loss of Cleo told me you haver to make what you can of life. 

A number of things have happened in recent weeks and perhaps it is time to move on and pursue my art more seriously. Let's face it, if you don't try you wont succeed and perhaps now is my time. It's going to be a bumpy ride, but I'll keep you updated.  

Geronimo!    

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Mike Gould
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I was born in London and now live in Peterborough near Cambridge with my wife and son. I did my degree in graphic design but have ended up working as a business analyst. I have painted on and off for years but have really got to grips with developing my work in the last 5 years. I paint as I feel at the time and the style of the painting suits the mood. I don' tend to stick to one style for very long - my painting is as ecclectic as my music listening,
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transe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the watch! :thanks:
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Trekkicat Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I thank you very much for your comment. It means alot to me, to know that someone actually likes what I do. Huggle! 
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marcelflisiuk Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
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nickalive Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fav
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guhgel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thank you so much for the fave and your comment.w00t! 
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glitterfishfairydust Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching and appreciating my art! You have a really cool gallery!

Going under by glitterfishfairydust  
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HeartySpades Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for kind comments! I really appreciated it.  I also would like to thank you for adding my works to your favs and +watching me :)
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Mike for the kind words you left into my profile!
Very apreiciate!


Méli :heart:
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birthday cake  icon  Happy Birthday, Mike!!!!!!  Have a wonderful day and ENJOY!!!!!!!
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Carol. Luckily this year it falls on a Saturday so I am able to work on a painting and we have some friends round tomorrow. Time to chill I think. 
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