Mike Zillgitt | Fine Art Paintings

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A group of pheasants decided to hang around our yard last winter offering the opportunity to capture some great reference photos and paint an entry for the recent MN pheasant stamp competition. The painting landed in 3rd place. This was a really fun and rewarding scene to paint. Now it’s on to the next painting!

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An old chicken coop
Worn and unsightly
Or a castle in the sun
Shining so brightly

Depends how you see it
Your perspective on things
As for those on the roof
It’s a castle for kings

Growing up in rural America provided an abundant supply of priceless memories that have recently started to flood my mind and force their way into my paintings. Standing on the roof of a chicken coop in the backyard certainly didn’t seem like something to paint at that time, but…

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“Painting is how I communicate life experiences in a way that I can’t verbally express.”

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