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Tue May 11, 2021, 12:15 PM

Unusual looking grain silo/complex I recently painted

It was in a rural area north of Detroit.

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Comments and suggestions always welcome!

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Reply Unusual looking grain silo/complex I recently painted (Original post)
bif May 11 OP
Docreed2003 May 11 #1
bif May 11 #6
soothsayer May 11 #2
bif May 11 #4
Karadeniz May 11 #3
bif May 11 #7
Karadeniz May 11 #9
lunatica May 11 #5
bif May 11 #8

Response to bif (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 12:30 PM

1. Nice work!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:27 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Tue May 11, 2021, 02:13 PM

4. Thank you!

And thanks for the info! Interesting g that they're owned it for several years now, and it's still looks so ratty!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 02:00 PM

3. Sell it to Purina!!!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:28 PM

7. It's so mangy looking

I don't think they'd be interested. But you never know!

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Response to bif (Reply #7)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:41 PM

9. I'd think big corps would like to reflect humble, rural connections.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 02:17 PM

5. Your work here is a

nice consolidation of the different techniques youíve used on your older paintings of old buildings and your newer paintings of nightscapes. I can see why you were attracted to painting this.

It has the feel of a sketch of the geometric shapes which you finished with layers of neutral paint. The white and grey colors give it that ghostly look you capture so well in your night scenes which is enhanced by the gloom of the sky. Youíre depicting a lot of details the way you do in your paintings of old houses and buildings which are so full of history, but in this case the feeling is of a mere shell of a once utilitarian set of buildings, which is also reminiscent of a specific time in our countryís history. It reminds me of old cement factories which have been abandoned to the aging process of time, weather and lack of use. Itís the kind of derelict old building that promises great fun if you go into it to explore it. Something we would all do as children, exploring our world and our surroundings. This place was once alive with activity, but now it stands like a sentinel, guarding the bygones of time. Inviting while also being forgotten by us as it ages into oblivion.

Nice work!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:30 PM

8. Thank you once again for your kind words and insight.

Always great to hear your perspective. You have a way of putting into words what I do with the brush!!!

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