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    Smile Self-portrait.

    Sorry, I don't know how to 'do it' without a/this link: http://www.bestpriceart.com/popup/?i...kramskoy29.JPG

    Can you see 'my hives' in the background? I thought it was pretty funny, anyway; not too far off from the,.. 'original'.

    Just 'contemplating' the miracle of the honeybee.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 01-17-2009 at 05:11 PM.

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    I hope to look like that some day but with a better hair do.
    The wind blows freely, carrying the petals, pollenating our footsteps.

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    Thanks! I was just 'contemplating' the miracle of the honeybee,..lol.

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    Isn't that supposed to be Brother Adam from Buckfast Abby?
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    Yup,...that's me,...lol. I only found this artwork while researching the art of Andrew Wyeth. NO, it's not Brother Adam. The painting was done by Ivan Kramskoy, a Russian artist who died in 1887. Brother Adam took care of the bees long after that; from 1920 or so.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 01-18-2009 at 08:04 AM. Reason: Info. added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbee View Post

    Can you see 'my hives' in the background? I thought it was pretty funny, anyway; not too far off from the,.. 'original'.
    Hah! Is that you Oldbee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly View Post
    Hah! Is that you Oldbee?
    No not 'really',..lol. It is a painting done by Ivan Kramskoi [koy]; a Russian artist.

    Actually, I have been somewhat disappointed to find very little artwork done around beekeeping or beekeepers. That's why I looked up Andrew Wyeth who died recently. I liked his art/paintings. It's really too bad he couldn't have done some paintings of,.. 'ye old beekeepers' of yore,.lol. They would have been done in the somber, sad,.. dark colors of late autumn or early spring though.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 01-18-2009 at 08:15 AM.

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