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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.  
Construct by MikeGould
Acrylcs. This is an experiment in monotone. I have a specific painting which I intend to do, but need to try things out first.  However, I am quite pleased with the effect I have created and once again the sea theme has crept in. 
Currents by MikeGould
Acrylics, and in a way another of my water paintings irrespective of the colours. It could also be air currents and my wife saw it as plants blowing in a breeze. The original work languished waiting to be completed for a couple of months, my original train of thought being interrupted by my wife's health, my son's exams and my on/off redundancy, so it has probably travelled ina different direction. However, I am quite pleased with it and my next is on the way, but perhaps a different style and inspiration.  
Birth by MikeGould
This started off as a rather angry background which languished for a few days until I decided what to do with it. The image sort of came to me in a dream, the only bit I retained, but in the end I was pleased with the image and the colours. 
Shiopwreck by MikeGould
Another of my ad hoc sea paintings. I knew it would have a sea connection, but at the start I wasn't sure what. It just sort of mutated to what it is. I'm quite pleased with it as it has an expressionist look, but is still abstract enough to be decorative on a wall.   
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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Saramistretta94 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant
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
guhgel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thank you so much for the fave and your comment.w00t! 
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  
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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