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Following The Dark Corridor by MikeGould
Following The Dark Corridor
Black Biro. The dark corridor. I suppose my first encounter with this was Michael Moorcock's book in which space is the black corridor. Mine is the corridor between birth and death. Both are psychological representations. I see myself walking down a dark winding corridor where there is sometimes light, sometimes shadow, no apparent start or end, though both exist. There is also an element of the expressionistic camerawork in the film The cabinet of Dr Caligari which also made a great impression on when I saw it. Make of it what you will. The corridor is there. We don't know where it ends but we must make the most of it while we travel the path.          
Blue Fire by MikeGould
Blue Fire
Acrylic painted with card. I hadn't got a clue what this was going to be whern I started. But as I painted it emerged - the bush - the blue light - the dark energy.  
Abstract by MikeGould
Nothing more I can add.  Acrylics painted with corrugated card. There are inklings of images theer, but makde of it what you will. I painted it landscape but it looks better this way. It was just great fun and a good release of negative energy.    
Myrkur by MikeGould
I don't often do portraits. There is a good reason for this - I can't always get the likeness right. This is one of the best I have painted. This is one woman Danish metalstorm Myrkur which translates as darkness in Icelandic. I felt my style of painting would perfectly fit her extreme metal music. For those of you who have not encountered her she mixes elements of Scandinavian folk, classical and extreme metal and produces her own unique music. She is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist - she plays everything on her first EP but works with other musicians on her new album, but maintaining her vision. Her voice effortlessly moves from choral to death metal growls and back. Why the red eye you may ask - her music has all of the bleakness and majesty of Scandinavian music, but you can hear the fire beneath the apparent calm and I have tried to suggest this. I hope I have done her justice. She is remarkable and unique. Listen to her with an open mind.      
Abstract Monotone Experiment by MikeGould
Abstract Monotone Experiment
Another experiment. I used black and white acrylics and a piece of corrigated card. It was primarily an experiment in using black and white, but a picture did emerge - see what you will.  
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.  



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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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jeemboi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  New Deviant
thanks for the fave :)
TheVictimOfReality Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your support. 
Supach Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Thank you so much for the :+fav:.
nehab16 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav  on "Catching Fire".... I am so glad that you like it.:) (Smile) 
transe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the watch! :thanks:
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! 
marcelflisiuk Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
nickalive Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fav
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