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Robert Tracy
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Married in 1969.

2 combat tours with the Marines in Vietnam. 1st Reconnaissance Bn. 1967 -68 and 1st Military Police Bn. 1969 -70.

2 daughters, born in 1969 and 1972.
3 grandchildren

Favourite genre of music: Classical, The Beatles, some Country.
Favourite style of art: 19th Century Romantic Art
Operating System: Mac OS X and Windows 7 Ultimate
Personal Quote: I don't love you too. I love you.


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Hello Hank;

Very nice work. I love the Ayn Rand inspired pieces.

I found you while looking for AS text about "frozen trains", coincidentally now in the news. Also saw your rocket launch painting.

I suppose it's a bit presumptuous to offer suggestions on subjects, but someday, I hope someone does a piece of good art showing a Saturn V launch in a way I've never seen. Something that really shows the immense scale of the event.

Toward the end of the first stage burn, the flame from the rocket blossoms out bright red. You can find pictures and video of it. But except for a few bad videos that only suggest what is really going on, the picture is cropped tight, so you see mainly the rocket and maybe only 500 feet or so of the flame. But I believe for a brief instant, that flame may have been a half mile, or maybe a mile long, and surely hundreds of feet wide.

To really show the scale of such a thing, you would see a teeny rocket, dwarfed by its gigantic tail of flame. Maybe seen from the side, horizon in the distance, the sky already mostly black, crossing over into the fuzzy edge of space.

Anyway, it's an image I can't get out of my head. I only wish I could paint.

Seeing your Frozen Train piece that came back to mind. The immensity of the landscape and sky, nearly swallowing a tiny train and headlight going on forever.

Again, very nice work!

hank1 Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Dennis,

Thank you very much for the compliment on my Ayn Rand inspired works.

Don't know about the Saturn V launch. Probably wouldn't do it unless it means a lot to me. Might look into it to see.

Thanks again,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Robert! :santa:
hank1 Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas Andrey. And Happy New Year!
Happy Birthday Robert! :rose::wave::cake::heart:
hank1 Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Andrey.
Giselle-M Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday :party:
hank1 Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Giselle.
:iconsparklesplz:Happy birthday Robert!!!:heart::iconsparklesplz::iconbluebplz:
hank1 Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Patricia.
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