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John1

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That is stunning Mike. It looks more "real" than a photo. You are good. It may not have been your intent but for me, it catches some of the lonely, one-way trip aspect of the ALS journey. The verdant far shore probably means something else to you. It is excellent.
 

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Thanks John. That is one of the beautiful things about art. You are free to interpret it any way it makes sense to YOU. :-D

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Beautiful...incredible.... Thanks for sharing it, Mike. Sharon
 

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Beautiful painting , Mike.

Were you artistic before ALS or is this a skill you acquired with the use of technology? Just curious.

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I find your painting to be very serene, Mike. I bet you would love the area that I live in. If you're ever interested, I would be glad to email you photos that may be enticing to you! Leslie
 

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Hi Liz,

I did not start doing digital art until after my diagnoses. It seemed like a fun activity to fill my spare time. I was inspired to paint after seeing a TV show featuring Digital Photo-Realist Artist Bert Monroy. Jen then arranged a surprise visit on my 2004 birthday. It was really cool. We have been friends ever since.

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Mike,
that is pretty cool, it reminds me of a bridge that I once walked on up in Canada.
Keep up the good work.
A white dove just landed on the tree in my backyard and is cooing, pretty cool.
Hey, it's supposed to rain, so don't forget your rain boots when you go out:-D
Michael
 

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When I looked at it the first thing that came to mind was going towards the light.
The path at the end is tangled and overgrown but above is the light.
AL.
 
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truely amazing

Mike - that is just awesome!

I am certain I see something different in there than you did, but it does move one. Maybe we all see something diffeent - the more I look at it the more it triggers images that I can't exactly describe. So three (or three hundrad) cheers for your art.

Now - how did you do that? You said with a pointer, but what are you controlling to do that? You must be using an amazing piece of software. I have been interested in digital art for many years - used to spend a lot of on-line bandwidth over at Renderosity - haven't looked in there recently.

Anyway - keep up the great work.

Roy
 

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mike amazing work it makes you want to cross the bridge to check the beautiful woods. keep the art going bogey
 

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Thanks to everyone who has commented on the painting. Roy, I use PhotoShop CS. You might assume from the name that I am just manipulating photos, but the software actually includes a comprehensive set of tools for producing original art. My paintings contain no photos or scans.

Mike
 

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Great work! Another lovely painting, Mike. I imagine these fetch quite a price at a fundraiser auction! Cindy
 

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Hi Cindy,

You are right. They do pretty well at the auctions. There will be a large canvas of "French Quarter Flavor" auctioned at Augie's Quest 2007 BASH. I believe the auction will be open on-line prior to the event. I will let everyone know when the auction opens.

Mike
 

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Mike...is any of your artwork for sale?
 
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