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Humpty Warped by MikeGould
Humpty Warped
Ink and acrylic and accidental photo manipulation. I just liked it for what is. Sometimes the best art comes by accident.
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Fallen by MikeGould
Fallen
Ink and acrylics. There he goes being negative again. Well, bare with me. This is the first of a trilogy. I have had some very negative experiences this week, but this started with the middle part of the trilogy which came to me when I was emerging from the negativity. I think we all feel like Humpty Dumpty sometimes, fallen, broken and looking for help picking up the pieces. Sometimes we can do it ourselves, sometimes we need help. Over the next couple of weeks I will complete the story.
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Conflict Of Interest by MikeGould
Conflict Of Interest
For a long time I wasn't sure exactly what this painting was about. I think the idea of conflict is something which is always with me. No matter how much I try to avoid it, eventually it rears it's head. It was when I was about 75% of the way to completing the work that it started to make sense. Strangely enough I was listening to A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers by Van Der Graf Generator which is a lengthy song which I have struggled to interpret and both came at the same time. Completion of the painting then  became clear. It is about the conflict between organic and man made or nature and technology or art and science. Technology can be good - we would not have deviant art without it. Yet often it is misused and brings misery. It is a continuing conflict for me.               
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Stress by MikeGould
Stress
Acrylics. This is my first painting of 2015 and reflects a less than ideal start to the year, though it has helped relieve the stress. At first I wasn't happy with the colours but I finally realised they had to be as they are as it reflects the feeling of being down.    
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Everyone on Deviant Art is Charlie. We debate a lot whether everything on DA is art, and some get very hot under the collar about what is and isn't art. Yet whether it is art or not, it is self expression. That is what democracy is about, freedom of expression and freedom to be different. With that freedom comes some responsibility, but without it the human race would not be the human race. Without it we would not have freedom of belief, freedom to progress our culture and freedom to become better human beings. We should not allow our freedom to hurt others, that would cause us to fall into the trap of abusing that freedom, but we must never give up that freedom.       
Everyone on Deviant Art is Charlie. We debate a lot whether everything on DA is art, and some get very hot under the collar about what is and isn't art. Yet whether it is art or not, it is self expression. That is what democracy is about, freedom of expression and freedom to be different. With that freedom comes some responsibility, but without it the human race would not be the human race. Without it we would not have freedom of belief, freedom to progress our culture and freedom to become better human beings. We should not allow our freedom to hurt others, that would cause us to fall into the trap of abusing that freedom, but we must never give up that freedom.       

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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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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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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like the perfect day :D
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KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave, and comment/////////;;
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chloe-soars Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the fav, it means a lot :blushes:
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CritterBurger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU FOR THE FAVE!!! REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!! X :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: :squee:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the +fav of my "Flooded" watercolour, it was done from my own reference photo, and as muted as the colours are, still lots of fun to do. :D (Big Grin)
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CritterBurger Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment and the fave! Very inspiring. Clap 

LOVE YOUR ARTWORK!
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JesCallie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave on Garden
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