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« on: April 11, 2007 07:10:38 AM »

Yes, army tanks. Leopard tanks to be precise. My dad wanted a painting for Christmas, because for the past many years that's what I had given him (excluding last year where school consumed my life and then some) So I did an oil painting of Canadian leopard tanks. Now, I know people have lots of different views on the war, and this isn't supposed to be pro or against war, merely a painting of tanks. My dad is an engineer in the army and always (like a lot of guys I suppose) has had a love for tanks, just because they're cool machines. Anyways. I hope people like the painting, it's not often you see a painting of tanks in the sunshine (as I said, the tanks are just "being", interpret it as you will)



I was happy though because it was my dad's favourite gift and he is an incredibly hard person to get gifts for.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007 07:22:53 AM »

I can appreciate that, I don't like war, but the ingenuity of some of the machinery is still fascinating Cheesy
It's a great painting, nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007 06:27:20 PM »

Vey nicely done. Good use of the muted colors.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007 10:46:41 PM »

that's really cool work! I can see why it was his favourite gift! Now I hate to put it to you this way but what are you going to do to top this one?  Wink
I really have to say I love your mountains. I get to see mountains everytime I drive home and just love them. (although they are quite different locations) I wish i had the where-with-all to be able to paint them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007 04:28:53 AM »

That is an awesome picture.  I wish I could paint because my hubby LOVES tanks!  And he's never had anything to do with the army . . . I just chalk it up to "it's a guy thing", but they are fun to ride on:


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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007 06:52:39 AM »

that's really cool work! I can see why it was his favourite gift! Now I hate to put it to you this way but what are you going to do to top this one?  Wink

Hahaha, I was actually worrying about that same thing, maybe next year I'll have to paint him his next favourite thing, either a mustang (he loves the old shelbys) or an iltus (those are those crummy little army jeeps)  Cheesy


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That is an awesome picture.  I wish I could paint because my hubby LOVES tanks!  And he's never had anything to do with the army . . . I just chalk it up to "it's a guy thing", but they are fun to ride on

Those are some awesome pictures! I've never ridden in a tank, though I've been inside a couple (just not while they were moving) I think I'll have to send my dad a link to this so he can see the pictures Wink
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