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February 21, 2010

Acrylic Painting Old Man Emu.

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This is another one I painted awhile ago, its done in acrylics, its a copy of Ainslie Roberts work Old Man Emu. There is quite a story to the painting as there are with most of his works on aboriginal folklore. If you would like to know of the stories to his works, just google him in and will find them.  This one actually ended up as being part of a payment to a lovely computer man, who fixed my computer the last time it was hacked and crashed. While we were taking about the repairs it came up he is a follower and supporter of the arts.  I told him I love painting and all art, and it ended up saving me a lot of money in computer repairs when he said he would like some of my work..  He also gave me some really good links to different artists works on the net.  He was a really beautiful person and incredibly helpful.

I’ve been spending most of the afternoon and night cleaning cupboards and drawers out, getting rid of a lot of the junk we tend to accumulate. Am going to see about moving,  my poor dog has started to chew all his nails, some of them he is really ripping at. I know it is from what has been going on, not being able to go out and spend time or play properly in his yard without being sprayed etc.  which has made him pretty crook at times, and wow it makes you agitated also, I know from first hand experience of it.  When I moved in here I was just so happy to have a home again, I had promised him one for a long time, and he so loved his yard. Niether of us get to go out there any more.   All animals should be happy.  He’s laying on the floor next to me at the moment, watching for a mouse we have in the house.  I  put a mousetrap in the cupboard with some cheese on it before, and went to check it a little while ago, I couldn’t believe it the ants have pinched all the cheese (each summer we have a really bad ant problem), never knew ants were so partial to cheese.  Put a bigger chunk in this time, hoping they can’t carry it away.   So I think we have some very happy well stocked up ants.


  1. Hi dear artbythepaintedbrush,
    What an interesting story. I’m sorry to hear you are being bullied by odd neighbours.Take control, talk to the police, give them the facts and have them deal with it. You are entitled to enjoy your own place. Take the dog for some good walks in the other direction. Hold your head high and keep on painting.

    Comment by Erin Hill — February 21, 2010 @ 8:38 pm |Reply

    • Hi Erin, thanks so much for visiting, your art is amazing it really is. I’ve started taking him in the other direction now. But am still clearing a lot of my things I don’t need out, as can kinda see the inevitable down the track. Thank you.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — February 23, 2010 @ 12:48 am |Reply

  2. Love the emu painting, paintedbrush. We learn tons when we try other artist’s work.

    Comment by lesliepaints — February 22, 2010 @ 1:54 am |Reply

    • Hi Leslie, thanks so much, I spent ages painting and drawing other works of artists and the old masters, learning from their expertise. Its a fantastic way to pick up so much hard earned knowledge. I used to do a lot of Boticelli’s (if thats how you spell it right) works, loved his especially, he was never given the recognition most of the other old masters were which is a pity.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — February 23, 2010 @ 12:35 am |Reply

  3. i think its really cool

    Comment by kseverny — February 25, 2010 @ 12:23 am |Reply

  4. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. Come by my site to see the Cornucopia of Awards.

    Comment by Yousei Hime — March 4, 2010 @ 4:28 pm |Reply

  5. I have an award for you on my blog! 😀

    Comment by Tacy — March 7, 2010 @ 1:20 am |Reply

  6. This looks really cool,I thought I saw a mountain between the head and tail, dumb me

    Comment by souldose — March 8, 2010 @ 2:16 pm |Reply

  7. Just stopping by to say hi! 😀

    Comment by Yousei Hime — March 14, 2010 @ 1:08 am |Reply

  8. Hi Painted Brush! Hope all is alright with you and friend!

    Comment by lesliepaints — March 15, 2010 @ 10:50 pm |Reply

  9. Long time no see. Hope all is well. Poem to read when you can.

    Comment by Yousei Hime — April 10, 2010 @ 4:31 pm |Reply

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