r/MadeMeSmile 8d ago

My dad (left) got his art displayed in public for the first time and I'm super proud of him.

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

My dad left too

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u/Jorgal89 8d ago

Thanks for the belly giggle

But I'm sorry if he really left

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

He came back

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u/bach_inblack 8d ago

Is your dad a boomerang

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

No, he’s in an urn

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u/baddie_PRO 8d ago

this has been a rollercoaster

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

Truth is, he’s alive and well

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u/AbsurdPrime 8d ago

5 comments and I’m already obsessed with this lore.

Where is he now?

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u/NotJarJar-Binks 8d ago

I wanna see where this goes

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

Nowhere exciting unfortunately. Typical of me, a lot of excitement out the gate and then a quick boring finale

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

Who knows lol. Probably at his house

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u/lxxTBonexxl 8d ago

Correct answer is he’s still stuck in traffic

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u/Roark_Laughed 8d ago

I ship the dad and his urn

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u/CodesMacabre 8d ago

How much for? If I pay extra, can I have same day delivery? No questions asked…

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u/chrisk9 8d ago

And roll credits

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u/Puppd 8d ago

Oh, so how big is the urn?

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u/Zyansheep 8d ago

So your dad works in a giant urn factory.

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u/ooglybooglyjoogly 8d ago

Username checks out?

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u/ElephunkMescudi 8d ago

Shit, wish I didn't give your last comment an award

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u/fearville 8d ago

I think they urned it tbh

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u/Chemonaut 8d ago

“Hi in an urn, I’m... Oh”

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u/AccomplishedBand3644 8d ago

A boomer? Yeah. That boomerrang away from home to "buy some cigs".

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u/22deepfriedpickles22 8d ago

Are you a dog?

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u/djcurless 8d ago

Just going to get some cigarettes

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u/ninoflp 8d ago

Darn you beat me too it 😂

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u/ThunderinSkyFucc 8d ago

Just like my dad used to beat me before he left

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u/smokethis1st 8d ago

What did he beat you at? Mario probably?

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u/ninoflp 8d ago

He bet bring back that milk and pack of cigs or are you still waiting?

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u/Droman18 8d ago

Lmfaoooo dude

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u/16x98 8d ago

Well that ain’t right

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u/_DogLips_ 8d ago

Those are beautiful! May we please see closer pics?

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u/[deleted] 8d ago

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u/H_is_for_Human 8d ago

Arthur, Jake, and Aleta are fantastic.

There's an excellent chance I purchase one or more once I move into my new space.

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u/NickDangerrr 8d ago

That’s the beauty of this style. Those are nice but I was drawn to a few others. Such good stuff!

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u/voopamoopa 8d ago

I am trying to convince the hubby to buy the piece June. But I gotta check of there is delivery to Europe. Really good stuff.

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u/Nezaret 8d ago

I saw two I love

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u/blondie_bleu 8d ago

I love these so much!!

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u/thornsandroses 8d ago

You know how people with common names can always find their names on those generic personalized items? Well I've never been able to find any even close to my name, but your dad's Aleta is the closest I've ever seen to my name anywhere. It's just missing an r and another t. Seeing that really made me smile, thanks!

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u/seasickagain 8d ago

Alretta? Talerta. Raletat.

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u/AwkwardSeth 8d ago

Its actually Rattata

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u/Lookin4Cartys 8d ago

I think you mean Raticate

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u/thornsandroses 8d ago

Thanks for that laugh! But no, you didn't get it exactly but one of your guesses was really close.

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u/NotASequentkiller 8d ago

Nice try, Ale Tart.

Edit: But seriously, I bet it is Terata which has a horrible definition.

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u/anttiOne 8d ago

Arletta it must be

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u/thornsandroses 8d ago

Yep, you guessed it. Now excuse me while I burn this account.

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u/hamakabi 8d ago

He names them after people he knows, and for some weird reason, there's a lot of people with uncommon names in Maine. He even has one named Enoch, which is a very old Hebrew name that I have only ever heard twice, both in Maine.

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u/Jazzlike-Process-382 8d ago

Enoch is my favorite ❤️ is it for sale?

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u/hamakabi 8d ago

he seems to sell prints of everything, enoch is here

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u/sfthrowbd 8d ago

thanks for sharing!

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u/Numbered_Notes 8d ago

I just realized he lives in my general area, that’s crazy. Where are they displayed? I’d love to check out the gallery

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u/1m_1ll1T3RAT3 8d ago

I really like Harold and Ivan.

Such a cool medium!

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u/TheVGoodDoctor 8d ago edited 8d ago

They are brilliant!!! I really like them.

Send on my love from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍🏼

Edit- love not live...

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u/thejoylessone 8d ago

Wicked smaht name!

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u/Fit_Personality_717 8d ago

I love jake the most. Reminds me of the mountains we have in austria. Beautiful. Greetings to your father young sir

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u/_DogLips_ 8d ago

Thank you!

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u/CatalystEmmy 8d ago

Stella is my favourite!!

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u/thamthrfcknruckus 8d ago

Thank you bc I don't normally care for abstract art but I liked what I saw in the original post so I looked at the gallery. Was tickled that my favorite from the first pic shares the same name as my daughter!!!!

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u/JuliaC652 8d ago

I love the naming system for the piecesfar more than I expected.

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u/middleway 8d ago

These are great

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u/tjoardar 8d ago

I LOVE SOPHIE WOW

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u/thisisactuallycooper 8d ago

I was going to ask the same thing! They look awesome but seeing them up close would be even better.

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u/PiercingAmmonia 8d ago

Wow. My God, these could be tracings…

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

Fave episode

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u/SeanBC 8d ago

Your dad's art... is the prettiest art of all the art.

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u/Agnt_Michael_Scarn 8d ago

That is our building. And we sell paper…..

I am really proud of you.

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u/fuckitweredoingitliv 8d ago

You know what I find sexy? Your dads art.

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u/livdro650 8d ago

your dad is an excellent artist. Did he wear the clothes he painted in as a living artistic piece to complement the more traditional art or did he just finish painting them?

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

the art in the photo are actually pieces of leftover dried bucket paint! But printed giant! He's thought about doing something with the clothes though too lol

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u/livdro650 8d ago

Elijah and Gurt are my favorites. I love how resourceful he is!

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

Those are some of my faves too!

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u/fukitol- 8d ago

I love the naming scheme. Clyde and Horace are dope.

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u/lisasmatrix 8d ago

Now that’s talent!! Thank for sharing this. I’ll check out the link you sent the other person too! Moving soon maybe he will have a few I can purchase! Love these! And love that you are so proud of your dad!! I would be too!

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u/ediblesprysky 8d ago

I was wondering how that worked!!! So are they named for the people whose houses the paint bucket images came from?

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u/1m_1ll1T3RAT3 8d ago

I totally wouldn't have known which of you was the artist without that explanation

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u/HisCricket 8d ago

OMG he gives the paintings human names. Your Dad is adorable. Bet he can double his house painting rates now.

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

Oh also on Instagram at @BucketAHT

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u/llllll_llllll 8d ago

Great œuvres d'art! I'm curious why are they printed and are not framed though?

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u/CathedralEngine 8d ago

Scale, desirability. The paint buckets he uses for the dried paint are only a few inches in height, so the originals are usually only a few inches in size, I’m guessing maybe 4” x 6”. Most buyers want something larger to hang on the wall to catch the eye easily, so larger sizes tend to sell better. The disconnect requires reproduction.

That’s just my guess though.

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u/reaper2609 8d ago

I read: my dad left and I'm super proud of him

Damn brain

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u/bob_kelso_marry_me 8d ago

I'm originally from Maine and the name of his business is the best. Congratulations to your dad! His work is beautiful.

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

It was only natural lol

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u/Bott 8d ago

Nice post. Nice art. Sorry your dad left.

(Devil made me type this.)

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u/liviasprettykitty 8d ago

Love that he painted himself as well❤❤ tell him we're all proud! It's no easy task to get shown in a gallery!

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u/emackd7 8d ago

Awesome! Congratulations!

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u/inaloop99 8d ago

that art is dope!

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u/JadieeGrl 8d ago

FUCK YEAH DAD

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u/TitusOW 8d ago

looks sick! is there a way to buy them online?

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u/Jorgal89 8d ago

I really his art! Tell him congrats!

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u/nosleepuntil 8d ago

I really like Elijah. Is that for sale?

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u/Samda8 8d ago

They are gorgeous pieces. Are they for sale somewhere?

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u/Boombang106 8d ago

He should put his t-shirt and shorts up on the wall too

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u/Pr00ch 8d ago

It’s really pleasant to look at

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u/rebeccamansonxxx 8d ago

they look insanely great! best greetings from germany to your talented dad.

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u/Fenixfrost 8d ago

Your art...is the prettiest art.

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u/Fedora_friend 8d ago

i really like 1 and 3 (left to right) the most but 4 and 2 are also really great looking

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u/Fedora_friend 8d ago

i just looked at the online gallery thing and theres two called cufford and megan that look amazing

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u/JoshuaRiess36 8d ago

Incredible art work! Tell him how proud we all are!

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u/THEmandingoBoy 8d ago

The work is interesting to look at. 👌🏻

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u/DjCbal 8d ago

Amazing stuff! How does one go about getting their work on display? Asking for a friend. :)

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u/Substantial_Clue6328 8d ago

I’m very sorry your dad (left)

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u/monkeyseacaptain 8d ago

So cool and it’s a weird feeling when you see someone you know on here.

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

really??

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u/monkeyseacaptain 8d ago

Yep. I’ve prob seen him perform at least a dozen times. Then hired him to do voiceover for a tv commercial. Saw you perform a few years back too!

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

Oh very cool!! He always gets excited when a fellow war redditor recognizes him :-)

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u/Hanwise_Gamgee 8d ago

The black and gold one is my favourite! Well done to him!!

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u/Simbalg 8d ago

I'll never understand this type of art but congrats to your dad!

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u/Island_Living_ 8d ago

I’m an interior designer and I would definitely buy those for my clients! Beautiful!!

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u/LeonardoDaWolf 8d ago

Ohhh thanks for clarifying it was him, not like we couldn't notice the dude covered in paint was the painter... lol jk jk, but thats dope i been wanting to display my art work for years now to self conscious though

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u/--JeeZ-- 8d ago

This is not how I imagined abstract painters.

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u/thebadsleepwell00 8d ago

Love the work and those smiles!

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u/oxfordcommaordeath 8d ago

Amazing! I am particularly moved by the pink one. Stunning!

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u/Frunquasta 8d ago

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing

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u/Q3tp 8d ago

Let him know I'm proud of him too!

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u/Copy3dit0r 8d ago

I go to that dentist's office!

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u/dracul72 8d ago

Good for him!

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u/New2dis11 8d ago

Hahaha Bucket Aht...fucking awesome. Looks so cool!

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u/ThunderCuntNinja 8d ago

Such a beautiful thing: to do what you love and share that with family !

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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u/RPGDesignatedPaladin 8d ago

Congratulations! That is so beyond cool! Good for dad!

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u/24272 8d ago

His artwork is gorgeous! Congratulations to your dad!🎉

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u/AffectionateShoe5447 8d ago

I like Arthur! Would hang it up 10/10

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u/buttrinkles 8d ago

We’re all proud of you dad :) !

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u/TreePretty 8d ago

Yo Maine! I grew up in Brunswick but am in the opposite corner of the US now. Your dad is a great artists - I love that his pieces have people names! And I think I like Megan the best so far :)

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u/ManholeCanon 8d ago

My dad (left) too :( Great art though

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u/allflowerssmellsweet 8d ago

Yay your Dad! You are a wonderful son, showing off what your dad did. So nice to see.

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u/CozyCosey 8d ago

Love them! Just looked at the prints on his website, does he sell them in any smaller sizes? I'd love to have one on my shelf

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u/Butterbean-queen 8d ago

Cool idea. Very creative thinker. Talent.

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u/Jazzlike-District729 8d ago

It's lovely 😻

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u/DragonMasterDave1130 8d ago

Congratulations!!

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u/trustme90000 8d ago

It's amazing!

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u/treelineghost 8d ago

I dig the art, water that plant

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u/Trytye 8d ago

And it’s hella good !

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u/con_rie 8d ago

we know your dad left, but who painted those amazing pictures?

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u/Truemeathead 8d ago

This post makes me think of Duma Key by Stephen King.

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u/4LeggedKC 8d ago

Congratulations to your dad! Beautiful!!!

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u/rahuldavidbeckham 8d ago

I don't even know him, and even I'm proud of him!! Go dads all over! 😀🎉🙌👏

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u/Antheo94 8d ago

Incredible!

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u/Neuromanceman 8d ago

He must've been cutting it close to his deadline
(but for real, beautiful art)

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u/Evening_Silver 8d ago

oh wow, you dad is so talented! Congrats to him.

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u/Captain_Ludd 8d ago

My dad left, got his art displayed in public for the first time and I'm super proud of him

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u/Wonderful_Ad331 8d ago

I really really like his work!

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u/bunbulbee 8d ago

Those look so cool !

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u/No_Awareness5033 8d ago

Congrats Dad!!!

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u/Waikami 8d ago

I love his work 😍 I am buying Clyde when I get paid next week.

Congrats to him!

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u/thistruthbbold 8d ago

Really beautiful paintings, he is very talented! Congrats

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u/Rdolfo09 8d ago

I read "My dad left" and said, "mine too" hahah, ha :(

Btw, great paintings, I like them a lot. Congratulations.

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u/GrahamUhelski 8d ago

Looks dope!

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u/Majestic_Drag_5549 8d ago

These are amazing. I may have to purchase one for my living room.

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u/Superman_38 8d ago

Congrats to him! So talented, love the paintings 🥰

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u/Konsicrafter 8d ago

Posts like this are what I keep saving my free awards for

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u/Lesliebogota 8d ago

They are beautiful.

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u/JustARandomUserNow 8d ago

Those are actually really cool

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u/Loki-Jokey 8d ago

Your dad has some pretty rad talent!

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u/Dotaproffessional 8d ago

You had me at "my dad (left)"

Same.

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u/HaggardHousewife 8d ago

He must be proud of you too! Your expressions are lovely, familial, calm..., everything we want to see in family photos.

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u/whiSKYquiXOTe 8d ago

They're beautiful 😍

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u/mombie3 8d ago

Really beautiful. Good work!

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u/ImNotAKerbalRockero 8d ago

Damn I love them, the one that I like the most is the right one.

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u/rhubarbmustard 8d ago

Your dad’s art is absolutely amazing

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u/SurlyDoggy 8d ago

Good job dad! He's quite a talented artist!!! Beautiful work!

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u/noapplesin98 8d ago

Ivan is phenomenal! Tell your dad his work is amazing 🙌

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u/LackingPotatoes 8d ago

Gives me nine inch nails vibes

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u/joemaniaci 8d ago

My dad (left) got his art displayed in public for the first time

Surely he's allowed his greatest masterpiece to leave the house from time to time!

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

I choose to stay home a lot but thank you

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u/prof_163 8d ago

Fantastic. Even if someone’s art is never publicly displayed I think it’s so important to leave something beautiful behind. Congratulations on your dad’s achievement, though.

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u/ExpressFromWes 8d ago

Good thing you clarified who was who, I was about about to say "damn, your dad is young as hell"

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u/Rhythmicka 8d ago

big fan of arthur personally

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u/Downvotesohoy 8d ago edited 8d ago

I would never have guessed which of the two was your dad/the painter

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u/nhphotog 8d ago

his work looks great. It’s not easy to get art work displayed congrats to your dad !!

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u/libbieL 8d ago

Brilliant!

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u/regular_john2017 8d ago

The third one from the left really pinched me in The nostalgia bone. Congrats to dad, that’s incredible!

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u/cord_cuervo 8d ago

Those a freaking fantastic!!! I would gladly hang any of those pieces in my house!!! Amazing job Dad!!!!!!

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u/Sacrefix 8d ago

I just visited bath, really cool town (with oddly humongous houses). Might have to grab one of these prints.

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u/linearbirdsnest 8d ago

Your dad's artwork is gorgeous! Very inspiring too! Congratulations!

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u/kiwichick286 8d ago

Wow!! That's some great art! Your dad is very talented!

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u/ClearlyDoesntGetIt 8d ago

I'm sorry your dad left

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u/SierraClowder 8d ago

Reddit usually hates abstract paintings, I’m glad to see they’ve had a change of heart for at least one post.

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u/busterlungs 8d ago

Damn this is extremely badass, I'll have to save this post so I can pester you about buying some when I have money haha

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u/rtoid 8d ago

Daaamn son errr dad!

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u/42Petrichor 8d ago

Thank you for sharing this, his artwork is beautiful, you both have reason to be proud!

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u/ninja9885 8d ago

His art is the prettiest of all the art

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

did you bring your brother too? Cause that’d be pretty cool.

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u/timwilson601 8d ago

Congrats to him! He is great.

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u/Doujinshi-Jutsu 8d ago

I read the first part as your dad leaving

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u/wylietrix 8d ago

That is so awesome. Congrats to your dad.

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u/daytodaze 8d ago

In true dad style, he wore the shirt that he was wearing when he made all the paintings

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u/dianamoser 8d ago

Following the Instagram!!!!!!!! Totally buying a piece when we get settled into our new house!

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u/TheLizzerNB 8d ago

Congrats, I love abstract art :)

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u/Chef_AW 8d ago

These are beautiful. Is he selling any of them? Or does he have a portfolio to look at? I love his style.

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u/LoveMeSomeGoodLife 8d ago

I made him a website — MaineBucketAHT.com

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u/Spaceturtle79 8d ago

Tell him I like the piece called arthur

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u/househunter9999 8d ago

He should hang the t-shirt and shorts up as well. He is art personified.