1. Sally Veach
    March 20, 2010 @ 3:51 am

    Thank you Jeff! I read it with great interest!


  2. rahina q.h.
    March 20, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    lovely choice of mouse and interesting reading your composition process. looking forward to seeing how this develops for this good cause. r.


  3. Mary Bullock
    March 20, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    Love hearing about your thought process. Great series – can't wait for the next post.


  4. Julie Bloch
    March 20, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    Jeff, great to see you process. Would love at some point to see a bit more on your still life box set up.
    The picture is so dark, it is hard to see your set up.


  5. K. Henderson Art
    March 20, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    Thanks so much! I'm really enjoying watching your process. And I love the mouse!


  6. Michelle Smith
    March 20, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    This is going to be a great painting with such dramatic lighting and interesting figures.


  7. Steve sculpts critters
    March 20, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I never knew Sprightly was a Buddhist (I guess there's more to that mouse than meets the eye!)
    You learn something new every day!


  8. Brad
    March 20, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Thanks for this series. Look forward to the painting process. More articles on compositions would be great too. It must be difficult to capture all the thoughts that go into the composition.

    Did you know that the Hindu God – Ganesha has a mouse placed to the right side bottom, in all Ganesha pics. http://ganeshutsav.org/Images/ganesha_symbolism.gif

    Notice the mouse – http://www.lotussculpture.com/images/3b1v.jpg


  9. DennyHollandStudio
    March 20, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    I like your theatrical approach to your set up with the box and light- the stage is set, looking forward to the end result…


  10. Gail
    March 21, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Would you be willing to describe in more detail your "box". I have tried making several, but never found one that really worked well for me. After several years of landscapes I feel a need to work on some still life subjects. Thanks for considering a "how to" on making a box.


  11. Todd Bonita
    March 22, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Good stuff Jeff…This is, for me, another example of your attention to detail which in my opinion is an important element that seperates each artist from another. I've been reading your blog since day one and it's been a joy following your insight to making art…ego stroking aside, you consistently approach your work with sharp professionalism…Bravo my good man.


  12. Jeff Hayes
    March 23, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    Thank you All!

    Steve: Well, he's a surprising little mouse 🙂

    Julie & Gail: Sure, actually I wrote a post a long time ago about it, which you can see here.

    Brad: Well I just so happens I have a small Ganesh statue here, so maybe they'll get paired up in the future!

    Todd: Thanks – that means a great deal to me


  13. JoanAHamilton
    March 24, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    Can't wait to see how this turns out. What a fascinating blog Jeff. I've admired your art for quite some time.


  14. Jeff Hayes
    March 25, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    Thanks Joan


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