Rebirth of Reason

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 2:30pmSanction this postReply
Best wishes, Michael. I predict success, with economic factors taken out.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:06pmSanction this postReply
Thanks Mindy for the best wishes.

Regardless of the financial climate, it's an exciting time for me and other representational painters and sculptors.

(Edited by Newberry on 3/18, 4:42pm)

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 3:16pmSanction this postReply
Hi Michael,

I'm surprised there have not been more comments or sanctions for this breathtakingly beautiful work. I'm in love with your "Venus."

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 5:19pmSanction this postReply
Thank you Bob, that was a beautiful thing to say. I am delighted that she touches a cord in you.

About credit, I don't know. I am not sure if people understand that if they are touched in some way by an artwork, how far a nod of appreciation or a "thanks" goes towards feeding the spirit of an artist.

That said, I have been honored that several people have written some very beautiful things about Venus:

"Major accomplishment. Major milestone. Beautiful work on many levels." Stephen Hicks

"Having watched the evolution of this painting, I am simply blown away by its beauty, here at the end of the journey. She is breathtaking...for once I'm at a loss for words. Thank you for that." Jennifer Iannolo

"...how beautiful she is! She seems to be offering herself as her great gift to the world." Barbara Branden

"To me, she seems to be offering herself -- as "Venus" is legended to have done -- a figure of desirability (I agree, in modern style rather than ancient). But her expression and the sideways turn of the head convey that she is not merely her "role," her part in sexual myth, but a person with an inward life of her own, an inward life which is not on offer. It's exactly the appearance of conscious "reserve" which culminates the painting, in my reaction." Ellen Stuttle

"Breathtaking Bravo!! The subtlety of the muscular detail is spectacular and highlighted perfectly by the light source. The tension in the leg muscles is fantastic and all of the angles of the pose are perfect. Dynamic movement is captured in a still painting. I'm not art knowledgeable, but I know the sublime when I see it." James Heaps Nelson

"She looks great! She looks alive almost!" Chan Luu

"Fantastic! Michael, that is stunning. A new plateau. She's alive!!!" Peter Cresswell

"Oh Michael, that is just stunning." Pink Snow

"I see a significance in the completion of Venus...coinciding with your aesthetic thought and school...she symbolizes the rebirth of Beauty...wow, that's a pretty significant symbol in the history of art circa 2008...That is the most beautiful Venus anyone has ever created, and I mean it." Tom White

"Just gorgeous...even after seeing Venus briefly, I have an image in my mind that I don't forget. It etches a form in my memory right from the get-go." Michael Stuart Kelly

"I'm speechless... which is rare. What, how, why? For f@@ks sake already, she's so awesomely incredibly beautiful....Her luminous, voluptuous body is amazing -( I sort of look like her in my dreams and fantasies....) but the light in her...." Deb

"Wow! Michael, the painting is incredible!" Robert Mitchell

"She is so beautiful, Michael. Congratulations on a wonderful painting. Really stunning." Nancy Frey

"She is a testament to beauty, grace and the human spirit ... a great achievement. If Denouement was your 9th, then Venus is your 5th - da da da dum da da da dum . Immediate, memorable, unforgettable " George Cordero

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 4:43pmSanction this postReply


Diagonal View, March 30, 2009


Windows, March 30, 2009



Big Wall (about 14 feet high), March 30, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 7:42pmSanction this postReply
Is this to be just a gallery, or a studio/gallery?

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