Monday, February 28, 2011

Gimme Some Sugar by Roxanne Steed



6"x6" oil on archival panel

"Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside."

- Dr. Melba Colgrove


"Gimme Some Sugar" is the name of this little painting. My southern granny would say this to us as we'd be loading up the car to go home. We couldn't leave without a good-bye kiss. We'd try to stifle a giggle, try not to roll our eyes. Now, my grannies are long gone and I think of that saying every time I see a sugar bowl, like my little blue & white one. Hope the thought makes you smile and think of your Granny, too!

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Price: $125 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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BIG SKY PALETTE KNIFE ART BY TOM BROWN


“A MOMENT TO REMEMBER”
8x8 inch original oil painting
by Tom Brown
Email for purchasing details: tombrownstudio@cox.net

Ol' Mister Blue Eyes, Monica Burnette

9"x12" oils on canvas, Brown Pelican, palette knife painting, $125 plus $5 shipping

New Water Lilies Oil Painting & Canvas Prints by Niki Gulley


"Transcending Radiance" ©2011 Niki Gulley
Three 48" x 30" canvases to form a 48" x 90" triptych oil painting

I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting this winter, and I wanted the final piece to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives, I chose this water scene for its energetic flow and yet calming serenity at the same time, and positioned the water lilies and my paint strokes in a circular pattern to enliven that mood.

If you'd like to see this water lilies painting in person, stop by my booth at "Art in the Square" in Frisco, Texas this weekend (March 5-6). See friscosquare.com/AITS for more details.

And, I've just released a limited edition stretched canvas print of
"Transcending Radiance" in two sizes:

18" x 30" for $295
26" x 40" for $595
With only 100 signed and numbered prints in the series, these canvases are sure to go quickly so e-mail me at Niki Gulley if you are interested in purchasing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Seven Sisters by Arlon Rosenoff

White Cliffs of Seven Sisters near Eastbourne

Seven Sisters 30" x 30" Palette Knife Oil on Cradled Panel

BECKY JOY desert oil landscape




5x7 oil on canvas panel Sky #51  $150.


I went up to Prescott yesterday to give a demo at Mountain Artists Guild. I thought I was totally prepared, but I forgot my tripod. I was trying to pack as light as possible thinking they would have an easel for me to use, but no. So, I managed to paint on a 16x20 canvas for the demo. My position for painting was a little difficult, so I certainly wouldn't consider it one of my best demos. But I think everyone got something out of it, so that is good.
I painted this one today in the studio from an old photo. The field was a variety of warm colors with the late afternoon sun.  The light was hitting the trees and the tops of the fence posts. A really nice scene.
We poured concrete this week for an addition to the house and then driving to Prescott yesterday, I'm pretty tired now and not doing much of anything. Hopefully, Mon I'll be back in the swing of things.
I'll talk to you all tomorrow.
Becky Joy
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com

Friday, February 25, 2011

Horsing Around 1 Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie

Horsing Around 1
5 x 7 inches  Oil on Watercolor Paper     


Contact me to purchase. Laurie 

   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Spring In Your Step by Roxanne Steed



"Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain."

-author unknown



I got my first shoe-full of rain today, leaving the gym. It was monsoon-like weather, except colder, but to me it did feel like Spring is trying its hardest to show up for me. Lots of melt-off happening, fast-running water every where! Maybe just the thought of it has put a spring in my step? Sometimes it doesn't take much....a small cheery bouquet, a bit of hope, the promise of turning that corner at some point.

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Please visit my website: www.roxannesteed.com

Quiet Talk, Angel Palette Knife Oil Painting by Judy Mackey



"Quiet Talk"
10" x  10", Oil on Board

I was looking at my recent inventory of paintings and was thinking,  "I sure have painted a few angel paintings lately".  I have been posting them on Facebook and it has been a pleasant surprise to receive comments and thumbs up on the paintings.  I think Facebook has it's place in seeing what is getting people's attention and what hasn't.  

Yesterday I met Isabelle Gautier, a Georgia Artist who blogs on the Daily Painters of Georgia site.  We'd only "met" virtually through emails so it was nice to put a face to a name.  We visited a few Galleries and then had lunch at a French restaurant.  Isabelle is from the Normandy area of France so it was nice going to a French restaurant, ordering wine for lunch.  We talked about our art, ideas on galleries, what venues work for selling art, etc.  It was nice brainstorming and making a new friend.

Website:  JudyMackey.com
Email: CLICK HERE
If you are interested in purchasing "Quiet Talk", please email me at judy@judymackey.com.  If you like my work, I hope you will refer me to your friends.www.judymackey.com

Antique Pitcher with Flowers...Palette Knife Painting by Peg Whitacre

Sometimes an old banged up pot or pitcher can make a great subject for painting.  This one was borrowed from a friend and I added the flowers.  It is a 6x6 inch oil on canvas painted with a palette knife and is available directly from the artist.  Contact me at 865-932-6729 or http://www.pegwhitacre.com/.  Enjoy!

White Kitty Painting by Ann Gorbett

Here's Lookin' at You, Kitty
6" x 6"
Oil on panel

To read more about this painting, visit my blog anngorbett.blogspot.com.

Day at the Beach

11 x 14 oil on canvas. Please email me at heidilifrage@yahoo.com if interested in purchasing. $175.00 www.heidilifrage.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simplicity by Arlon Rosenoff

Simplicity 30" x 40" Palette Knife Oil on Cradled Panel


Sundance To Spring by Roxanne Steed



12"x12" oil on archival board

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what is is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" - Mark Twain

This quote made me laugh. Is it the wishing for Spring that makes me so restless? I've been on a de-cluttering kick the last several days. I wonder if that is just part of wanting the 'newness' of Spring to be here, or if it's just good to "clear the house - clear the head" kind of thing. Which I think works, as I finished the painting I started the day before!

"Sundance To Spring" is a 12"x12" oil on archival board. Contact me at this link for more information about this painting, or to purchase.

Looks like March is going to come in "like a lion". They're calling for wind gusts of 50mph, with rain and there's likely to be lots of snow melt-off. Crossing my fingers that there's no flooding around here!

Dailypaintworks challenge painting by Becky Joy



For the Campfire  6x6 oil on canvas panel
$75. buy now ebay click here.
 This was certainly a challenge for me. I don't own any small brushes for detail. It was a lot of negative painting to get some smaller edges. I remember now why I don't want to paint detail. Not a lot of fun for me, but the challenge was good for me. It has been a long time since I have done a still life and even longer since I have used ultramarine, burnt sienna and white for a limited palette. I had to dig up an old tube of burnt sienna for this. I haven't had that in the palette for a long time either. About time I used most of it up anyway.
This has been the challenge on the dailypaintworks.  I thought I would do a few challenges to get more work out there more and to challenge myself with things that I don't usually paint.
Anyway, check out the site.
I'm still working on the website. So, I guess for right now this is where my work will be.
I have a workshop in Pasadena, CA for June and a one day plein air in AZ. Check out my workshops at http://beckyjoy.com/workshops. There are still some openings.
Becky Joy
http://beckyjoy.com
http://beckyjoyartist.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The "Little Girls"


I do so many comissions of children and I was at a photoshoot for portraits and shot this shot. The girls were having so much fun that day and they were in their bridesmaid dresses that they had worn before. Although I painted more formal portraits for the mom I had to paint this for an upcoming show. It is a 36 x 36 oil on wrapped canvas. The price is $400.00 if you would like to purchase. Please view my other work on http://www.heidilifrage.com/

Ava in the Sand

I absolutely love this little painting. One of my good friends had this picture on her facebook page and I just knew I had to paint it. It just flowed. I do not believe they posed that day but it could not have been more perfect.

This painting is 11 x 14 oil on panel. It is $175.00. If you would like to view my other work please visit www.heidilifrage.com

New Aspen Painting and Canvas Prints by Niki Gulley

"Vertical Aspirations" ©2011 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 48" x 36"

In "Vertical Aspirations" I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a crystal blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

If you'd like to see this aspen tree painting in person, stop by my booth at "Art in the Square" in Frisco, Texas next weekend (March 5-6). See friscosquare.com/AITS for more details.

And, I've just released a limited edition stretched canvas print of
"Vertical Aspirations" in two sizes:
18" x 30" for $295
26" x 40" for $595
With only 100 signed and numbered prints in the series, these canvases are sure to go quickly so e-mail me at Niki Gulley if you are interested in purchasing.

New Friends by Kay Wyne

New Friends
8" x 8" Oil on Cotton Panel
Palette Knife Painting
This small painting left Dutch Art Gallery yesterday...sold! They were all framed up looking good for their new home. The paint was applied with the knife...thick texture, layers of rich oil paint. Thanks for viewing this blog....Kay

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunny Escape - Lemons & Blue Glass by Roxanne Steed



6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite archival artboard

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring."

-Bern Williams


It's good to be back in the studio again! As I was arranging this bowl of lemons, one seemed to be trying to make it's escape (off to the right), so he wouldn't get sliced up like the ones on the left! But the most wonderful thing about posing your models (these lemons) in a strong light, is looking for the wonderful color reflections and the colors in the cast shadows. It's the thing I've really been pursuing in these recent still life set ups! And yes, each painting always makes me look forward to 'the next one'!

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sunset oil painting by BECKY JOY



6x6 oil on canvas panel $150. includes shipping in US
and small black display easel



OK, back in business here. I painted this today after seeing the sun and sky colors late yesterday afternoon, not quite sunset, but getting close. I think this is sky #50. 

I had a setback last Thursday with my website. I changed some code, got locked out and was not able to correct it. I was just getting a bigger mess. So, I abandoned ship. I started over. I only have one painting in there right now. Since I had to start over, I decided to use another program for my photos, but its taking me some time to get up to speed, like help!  I worked on it all weekend. I'm not one to give up on things, but I was just getting too frustrated and just deleted it all. I thought it was better to start with a clean slate. We'll see how this goes. So, right now, this painting is only on my blog.

I do still have openings for my workshops which are on my website at beckyjoy.com/workshops.

Well, back to the website soon. Talk to you all later.
BECKY 
http://beckyjoy.com
beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com

"Charismatic Sunset", by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush, oil painting, miniature, linen panel



 I believe that some sunsets have charisma -- multiple layers of color, movement, and so on.  This piece of artwork took on a life of it's own, is a bit textured, lots of hues, and of course over my beloved Rocky Mountains.  What a hoot!

 "Charismatic Sunset", palette knife/brush oil painting on 4x6" linen panel, $40 includes s/h in U.S., contact me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com and I'll mail you a Paypal invoice -- s/h in other locations to be determined at time of sale, of course. 

I have set up a second website, Paintings On Glass, to showcase my paintings on glass.  There is a piece in progress as I type with sailboats.  That's a true challenge, showing proper structure and making the water look good.  Be sure to check it out, along with my new blogspot, listed below.
 
Look below for a link to yet another art blogspot, one that I created for my paintings on glass, or click here:  PaintingOntoGlass

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All There Is - Abstract Figurative Painting by Palette Knife Artist Judy Mackey



"All There Is"
6" x  6", Oil on Board

A small abstract painting of a person and a dog...Dogs are in many of my paintings lately...

I wanted to keep this abstract and free so I chose a color so different for the human figure.  I hope you'll agree that this works.

Website:  JudyMackey.com
Email: CLICK HERE
If you are interested in purchasing "All There Is", please email me at judy@judymackey.com.  If you like my work, I hope you will refer me to your friends.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Villa View," Tuscany Painting Workshop with Niki Gulley

“Villa View,” Tuscany ©2011 Niki Gulley
Oil on canvas • 8” x 24”

When we teach our workshop in Tuscany, the villa and its views are so beautiful that I just had to paint it. The quintessential stone farmhouse is surrounded by these unobstructed amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys and hill towns. I decided to go with a panorama format because it seemed the only way to communicate the expansive landscape around the property, and even that doesn’t begin to do it justice. I chose to work with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives since you don’t see Tuscany painted that way very often and it’s so much fun to play with all of that paint.

Another view from the villa by one of my students. Very talented!


If you'd like to join us for our next Plein-Air Painting & Photography Workshop, Sept. 2 -10, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information, or visit nikigulley.com/?page_id=13. The early deadline for a $400 discount is just a week away!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

River Bank Abstract Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, May Workshop 2011

RIVER BANK
24 x 30 inches 

Contact me for Commission Work. Laurie
 
© Laurie Justus Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011

MAY WORKSHOP in beautiful East Texas.

Join me at Selah Inn and Retreat in May for a comprehensive look at
who you are as a person and as an artist. This workshop will benefit any level 
artist and promises to be a time of rest, renewal and rejuvenation for you and your art.

I have taught art for 30 years, but this is my first workshop.
The cost of the workshop is minimal ($295)  because I wanted to have it specifically at this 
phenomenal retreat center. Your cost of rooming includes all meals and snacks. Visit the links below to find out more about cost and reservations, or email me


Laurie Pace

Boston Uncommon by Ann Gorbett

Boston Uncommon
by Ann Gorbett
14" x 11" x .75"
Oil on cradled artist panel

To read more about this painting, check out my blog at anngorbett.blogspot.com.

You Make My Toes Curl! - Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey



"You Make My Toes Curl"
6" x  6", Oil on Board
Available from my website.

Another fun feet painting ....having fun with this.  


Website:  JudyMackey.com
Email: CLICK HERE
If you are interested in purchasing "You Make My Toes Curl", please email me at judy@judymackey.com.  If you like my work, I hope you will refer me to your friends.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"That's Hawaii!", by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush, oil painting, linen panel, miniature


 A quick note here -- my husband name this one -- I may ask for more assistance in titling in the future!  This title captures the essence of the little (miniature) painting -- what more can I say?

"That's Hawaii!",  palette knife/brush oil painting on 4x6" linen panel, $40 includes s/h in U.S., contact me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com and I'll mail you a Paypal invoice -- s/h in other locations to be determined at time of sale, of course. 

I have set up a second website, Paintings On Glass, to showcase my paintings on glass.  There is a piece in progress as I type with sailboats.  That's a true challenge, showing proper structure and making the water look good.  Be sure to check it out, along with my new blogspot, listed below.
 
Look below for a link to yet another art blogspot, one that I created for my paintings on glass, or click here:  PaintingOntoGlass

Thanks for looking!
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Full Swing Spring by Roxanne Steed



12"x16" oil on linen mounted on museum quality board

"No matter how long the winter, how hard the frost or how deep the snow, nature triumphs. No season is awaited so eagerly or welcomed so warmly as spring."

-Sheila Pickles


I do hope you've missed me over the last few days! I've been in San Diego with my husband (he's here on business travel). When we were packing for this trip rain had been forecast for both days we planned on being here, so I didn't pack the paint gear this time. But I had the most wonderful opportunity to meet up with some dear friends that were a big part of my life when I lived here ten years ago! It was SOOO much fun to catch up - a lot goes on in ten years time...but funny thing, I think only our children have aged! My friends looked GREAT as ever! Those years seemed to fall away pretty quickly & it was like I had only been gone a short time. Thanks Anne & Wendy!!

Before we left CT on Tuesday, I had just finished painting, "Full Swing Spring", a 12"x16" oil on linen mounted on museum quality board. The days are getting a little longer there finally, and we've had a couple of surprisingly warm days (for late winter anyway). I'm looking forward to a 'full swing Spring' and was just thinking how a visit with dear friends is just like a sunny day in Spring! Keeps you smiling - that's for certain!

For more information about this painting, including pricing, framing, etc. contact me at this link.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Last Dance - Delphiniums of the Dallas Arboretum by Nancy Medina

Last Dance - Delphiniums by Nancy Medina
Dallas Arboretum
72X30
Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Triptych

My Daily Painters Gallery
Nancy Medina Web Site

Last Dance Delphiniums is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, and is a nice big three part painting on gallery wrap canvas. You can see more details of this large new work on my art blog. My favorite flower at the Dallas Arboretum is the delphinium. These lovely tall violet and blue flowers do so well at the Arboretum, and I've found my favorite place to paint next to a huge bed of them next to the bridge. I'm useless at growing these, so I have to go to the Arboretum to see them every year. I hope you will join me there in just a few weeks, for the Dallas Arboretum Artscape celebration March 18-20. I'll be in booth 54, in my new light dome tent. We're expanding to three days this year, so I'll be open bright and early each day, Friday through Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Come early! I almost always sell out so I don't want you to miss a thing!

Dallas Arboretum Artscape
Booth 54 - Nancy Medina Art
March 18-20, 2011
9 am to 5 pm daily
8617 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
www.dallasarboretum.org

"Renewed" Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur

©2008 "Renewed" by Jill Saur


Aspen trees renew my inner spirit by just gazing and their peaceful beauty.  They are a wonder of nature.  This painting, "Renewed" is sold, but I have many others on my website that are available.  I invite you to become a collector of my work and enjoy the satisfaction of owning original artwork that uplifts and inspires your soul.

My website:  CLICK HERE

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Bluebonnets & Indian Paintbrush oil paintings by Niki Gulley

Bluebonnets & Indian Paintbrush • ©2011 Niki Gulley
3 - 12" x 12" oil paintings on canvas

I painted these Texas bluebonnets & Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture so that the images come to life and leap off the canvas! Sold individually or as a triptych, the wildflower paintings continue around the edges of the canvas on 1 1/2" deep stretcher bars.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on these bluebonnet paintings or visit my website at:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Fresh Yellows" A New Palette Knife Painting by David Edwards

acrylic palette knife painting on wrapped canvas
8x10 inches

by David Edwards

this painting is for sale in my ebay store

more works available on blog
and larger paintings for sale on my website

Reading by the lake III - New Palette Knife Painting by Nithya Swaminathan

This painting is a part of my series of Summer Impressions in Europe. This whole series aims to capture the spirit of summer in this part of the world.


Reading by the Lake III
Acrylics on Canvas, 10 by 10 inches

To see more of my work, please visit:

daily rose oil painting by Becky Joy

8x4 oil on canvas panel
$95.+ Shipping on Ebay
To bid click here.

I painted this from the Dailypaintworks.com/challenges. I haven't painted any still lifes in probably about a year. I have been thinking I needed to do some and then saw this challenge. I thought it was a good way to get me back to those flowers and set ups. I was also going to post this on the challenge, but for some reason I haven't been able to get onto the website to do so. So, for now, this is as far as I have gotten.

I had some 4x8 boards made for me. I like the format and have some other things in mind to paint on them. So, off to painting some more.

BECKY JOY

Texas Bluebonnet painting by Niki Gulley

Texas Bluebonnet by Niki Gulley
7" x 5" oil

These bluebonnets were created with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve texture, vibrant color and movement.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my paintings of Texas wildflowers or visit my website at:

Foot Traffic Only by Arlon Rosenoff

New painting this evening from a scene near Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle.

Foot Traffic Only - 30" x 40" Palette Knife Oil on Cradled Panel

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Barn Owl Portrait ...Palette Knife Painting by Peg Whitacre

Owls have always held a strange fascination for me and many other people.  Those big eyes that seem to look straight through us are beautiful and the ability to turn their heads seemingly clear around makes my neck hurt.  Since they are nocturnal creatures photographing them is nigh unto impossible so I have made very good use of wildlife refuges that specialize in treating and releasing injured birds and mamals if they are able to resume living on their own.  This painting is a 6x6 inch palette knife painting with the exception of those wonderful eyes and a few final touches with a brush.  The painting is available directly from the artist at pwhi!tacre@att.net or 865-932-6729.  Enjoy

Sunset oil daily impressionist painting by BECKY JOY



12x24 oil on linen panel, on hold


18x24 oil on linen panel, on hold

Even though I have not posted any skies lately that does not mean that I haven't painted any. I have been toiling away in the studio painting larger paintings, skies.

These are two that I have just finished. I repainted one of them, because I wasn't pleased with it. So, I kept my nose to the grindstone until I got what I wanted. Both of these paintings are on hold until I hear if they were selected to a show. I've been pretty lucky so far. I'll have to wait and see if the luck holds.

I'm also getting the framing and shipping supplies together for 7 paintings that are headed for shows in different directions. Its amazing how much time is devoted to work besides painting.

Anyway, I have some ideas for some smaller paintings and hope to start back to work with them tomorrow.

So, talk to ya'all tomorrow.

Becky Joy
http://beckyjoy.com

beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Whilst in Lismore, Ireland", by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush, oil painting




Sometimes titling artwork can actually be fun, rather than frustrating or tedious.  Our family travelled some time ago to Ireland, a most delightful country, and we visited Lismore briefly.  I could not resist this title and hope you, too, enjoy the small bit of whimsy from a Yankee who really never uses the word "whilst"!

"Whilst in Lismore, Ireland" 12"x16" palette knife and brush oil painting on gessoed board, $215, unframed, s/h to be determined at time of sale.  Write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information or to buy through Paypal invoice.  Thanks for looking!


I have set up a second website, Paintings On Glass, to showcase my paintings on glass.  There is a piece in progress as I type with sailboats.  That's a true challenge, showing proper structure and making the water look good.  Be sure to check it out, along with my new blogspot, listed below.
 
Look below for a link to yet another art blogspot, one that I created for my paintings on glass, or click here:  PaintingOntoGlass

Thanks for looking!
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Late Winter Morning Light by Roxanne Steed



10"x8" oil on Belgian linen mounted on archival board

"Under the snowdrifts the blossoms are sleeping,

Dreaming their dreams of sunshine and June."

-William Sharp


There's something wonderful and warm on a gray winter day when the sun starts to break through the gloom and shine through the windows, illuminating things with a warm touch here and there. It's such a happy surprise of a moment that always brings a smile. "Late Winter Morning Light" is a 10"x8" oil on Belgian linen mounted on archival panel. For more information about this painting, including pricing, framing, etc. contact me at this link.

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North End, Boston by Ann Gorbett

North End, Boston
by Ann Gorbett
10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil on cradled artist board

To read more about this painting, check out my blog at anngorbett.blogspot.com.
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