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House Mouse by robrey House Mouse by robrey
Oil, 11 x 14 inches

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Attyyay Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
irresistible :)
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JarredBeck Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really great, did you paint an actual mouse? Or did you use a photo reference.
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robrey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I used photo reference for the mouse. I didn't have a real one on hand, but everything else was from life.
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love mice, and the picture has a really neat quality,and the lighning is soo goood! :heart: i loved it!
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westaussie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply enchanting. I love the dry, broad brush strokes on the bottom of the painting.
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Dibbler-CMOT Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Yessss.

I truly loved this.

Favourited. For sure.


Best regards from England (I thought I could see you in Bristol, but it turns out YOUR Bristol is in the USofA!)

Dibb
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robrey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Yeah, Rhode Island, sorry.
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Zeeezeee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
i still love your art:)
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colorblindparrot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I'm a novice, really, in the practice of interpreting art, but I don't understand why you went through all the trouble of producing the realism and naturalistic effects of the spools of thread, the mouse, the auger (?), then let the foreground dissolve into rough brushstrokes. It looks really cool, no doubt about that, but it's something I'm wondering about...:D
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robrey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Good question. The answer, basically, is "It looks really cool". Of course, it also has to do with balance of style and variation of stroke. A sort of Fibonacci spectrum of focus. This is why it looks really cool, but ultimately my philosophy on painting is that if I could get the same effect with a camera, I could have saved myself three days of work and gotten about the result. Why on earth then, would I go and render the entire painting with the same consistent realistic effect? It would be a pointless waste of time. That is not to say there is no merit to realist painting, you might agree, that part also looks really cool. But to me, the balance of these aspects is a source of extraordinary beauty and a key goal in the endeavor of painting.
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