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Eyes Of Darkness by MikeGould
Eyes Of Darkness
This is the third biro painting I have created. I call it a painting rather than a drawing because I tend to be unconventional and use then pens like paint.  Inspiration for this was Ash Ra Tempel, Sun Ra, Ravenscry, Goat, Iamthemorning, Alunah, Montibus Communitas, Lyriel, Witch Mountain, Jane Weaver and Scott Walker with Sunn(O). Very much improvised, but periodically it became clear what should go where so there was an amount of planning on the hoof. I deliberately limited colour to challenge myself.
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Last night I head that Jack Bruce had died. Jack Bruce originally studied as a cellist but switched to upright bass and a lot of his early career was spent playing jazz. He met Ginger Baker in the Graham Bond Organisation. He also had a few brief experiences of playing with Eric Clapton before the trio eventually formed Cream. Since Cream he has produced a large number on innovative solo albums. He brought his jazz stylings to rock music and showed that more could be achieved with the bass that just providing the rhythm. As such he has been one of the most stylish and influential bass players in rock. He was also a very fine singer, and while his voice has shown the ravages of age in recent years, his bass playing has continued to be superb.

This comes in week where pioneer reggae singer John Holt  of the Paragons, who recorded the original version of The Tide Is High also died. Another great lost to the world.  

On a more positive note we heard that Wilco Johnson having been under a cancer death sentence for over a year has been declared free on cancer. While I think anyone who has had cancer will tell you the threat never really goes away, this is great news for a man who has faced his expected death with great dignity and has continued to enjoy playing. Wilco is not perhaps as well know outside the UK, but his band Dr Feelgood played straight out rock and roll and inspired a lot of the early British punk musicians. He has often been undervalued as a guitarist due to his no frills approach, but it is that very economy of style which emphasise his greatness. He doesn't play any more notes than are needed and his style is instantly recognisable. Long may he continue to play.         
My wife Helen has finally published her first novel on Kindle. It is called Floodtide and is an epic science fiction tale about a planet being destroyed by volcanic activity and the attempts by a group of human scientists to evacuate the incumbent race before the planet is destroyed. The science is sound but not overwhelming, there is conflict and drama and a central love story. She has had her first sale, but it is an achievement to actually publish and she is still in the process of publicity. However, it will appeal to readers of epic SF and Fantasy and we have high hopes. Further novels will follow. The internet gives opportunities to many people which weren't available in the past. And that is good for diversity and being different.       
The Inner Eye by MikeGould
The Inner Eye
Gel Biro. This started out as a doodle experiment with biros. I used to draw in biros a while ago, but the technology has moved on so I thought I should try again. It just evolved from there and large dollops of psyhchedelic music fed the vision. 
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Last night I head that Jack Bruce had died. Jack Bruce originally studied as a cellist but switched to upright bass and a lot of his early career was spent playing jazz. He met Ginger Baker in the Graham Bond Organisation. He also had a few brief experiences of playing with Eric Clapton before the trio eventually formed Cream. Since Cream he has produced a large number on innovative solo albums. He brought his jazz stylings to rock music and showed that more could be achieved with the bass that just providing the rhythm. As such he has been one of the most stylish and influential bass players in rock. He was also a very fine singer, and while his voice has shown the ravages of age in recent years, his bass playing has continued to be superb.

This comes in week where pioneer reggae singer John Holt  of the Paragons, who recorded the original version of The Tide Is High also died. Another great lost to the world.  

On a more positive note we heard that Wilco Johnson having been under a cancer death sentence for over a year has been declared free on cancer. While I think anyone who has had cancer will tell you the threat never really goes away, this is great news for a man who has faced his expected death with great dignity and has continued to enjoy playing. Wilco is not perhaps as well know outside the UK, but his band Dr Feelgood played straight out rock and roll and inspired a lot of the early British punk musicians. He has often been undervalued as a guitarist due to his no frills approach, but it is that very economy of style which emphasise his greatness. He doesn't play any more notes than are needed and his style is instantly recognisable. Long may he continue to play.         

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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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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave and comment on Bloody Fear! :)
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fav and comment is much appreciated, Mike :hug:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Mike!
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CharismaticOutcast Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the favorite man!
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cd12delta Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite!
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jomillionaire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
hey mike happy belated birthday :D i realise im probally a month late tho lol im sorry you are facing struggles and it has been difficult for you lately it must be tough art and painting always helps me when i am feeling down i find thats when i am most creative perhaps because i push myself more maybe your the same i am looking forward to seeing your new art i myself am working on a few weird/interesting things ;p also if you get a chance listen to david ushers morning orbit album i used to listen to that while im down somtimes its amazing anyways hope you are well all the best :)
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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Happy Birthday my friend....hope you doing well..Oh and Happy New Year 2013 too...:) :hug: :party: :cake:
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend many thanks for the birthday wishes. Things got off to a shaky start with my wife falling and breaking some ribs. However, she is recovering and hopefully I will now get back to my painting. I am a bit more optimistic about 2013.
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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
hey my friend glad to hear from you...OMG!..hope your wife get well soon!...I love the number 13 a lot of people is a bit superstitious regarding this number...



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GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!
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