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Sorry for not posting any art- been dealing with cancer, chemotherapy & the resulting bad vision & neuropathy. Hopefully I'll be painting at my usual level soon!
Crushing cane by AinsleyM
Crushing cane
Oil on canvas.
There are not many of these old time sugar cane presses around, but I'm fortunate enough to see them in action occasionally. A Fall tradition-
©ainsley mcneely 2014
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New Sole for an Old Moccasin by AinsleyM
New Sole for an Old Moccasin
 oil on canvas
In early America, most people knew how to make & repair moccasins. It was simply a necessity of everyday life, particularly if you traveled, since the soles would wear out quickly. In the South most of the tribes walked more than they rode, and average white & black people who owned store-bought shoes would not want to wear them out with everyday wear so they wore moccasins as well (the rich of course were a different case).
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Ainsley McNeely
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Ainsley McNeely
I'm a full time artist dividing my time mostly between the US southeast & Montana/Wyoming. I spend a lot of time in the field- photographing or plein-air painting. I work primarily in oil, casein, pastel, graphite, watercolor & ink (plus generally one sculpture a year). I also paint miniatures and am a co-founder of my state's miniature art society. I am a Lyme survivor and in my spare time I do rehab work with animals.

Current Residence: USA
Favorite genre of music: all kinds!
Art Galleries & Artists of the South has an article about me in their current issue (Vol 10, issue 2) -Yea!! 

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AinsleyM Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Your artwork is amazing, I hope I draw horses as well as you do! :D
AinsleyM Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I practice a lot in sumie, it really helps with proportions!
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thank you so much for joining my group, heavenlybackyardbird!!!  It started out as a little group for my love of common birds, but just exploded with my love of other things too as you can tell by all my folders. I hope you enjoy all the great Photos and art  in the group and I am again honored to have you as a member!!  Looking forward to your submissions!!
AinsleyM Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! yeah, you have an interesting collection!
G-Blue16 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing artwork , are you a vizual/plastic artist ?? i mean did u take art as a career ??? much you gain and how you work at it ?? o-o just asking cuz im taking  art in college 
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