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about a new place by agnes-cecile about a new place by agnes-cecile

This little garden is the entrance to my studio.

Acrylic on untreated wall, I took this picture today, I made this painting in May, it has already seen a lot of rainy days but acrylics are still there :D
I spent about 10 hours to finish it.

video - the making of the painting [link]

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Given 2012-10-18
about a new place by =agnes-cecile "When I first saw this work: I felt like I was seeing music, like I was smelling poetry or I was listening to a painting. It's beautiful how it melts with artificial reality (the concrete wall) and natural one (the vegetation under it). It feels like it's trying to give harmony to life." ( Suggested by aninyosaloh and Featured by kiwi-pdd )
As always, you've managed to present to the world another stunning piece of art.
The cool palette used here is done so with expertise, your control of these shades is astounding. Not only do you know exactly where to put a color, but you do so with ease. Though working with an unnatural (in terms of usual human coloration) color scheme, the face looks very alive, and very real.
Her features are balanced & overall the layout of both the face & the overall piece is very well done. The butterflies are well balanced; the original four in focus becoming visually pleasing with the addition of those on the right side of the photo.
Though abstract, the piece is well controlled. Every drip seems to be planned, ever splatter predetermined.
The only thing that jumps out to me as being off is her left eye (right side of the photo). It seems a bit too ethereal. Perhaps darkening the pupil would have made it feel right.
Overall, this is a perfectly executed piece. You've worked well within the perimeters of the area, incorporating the light fixtures & natural imperfections of the wall well. They frame the focus - the face - perfectly. The balance of more butterflies on the right side of the photo & with the higher hedge on the left shows that your ability to work with your surroundings is there.
Very well done!
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Critique by George-Coombs Sep 26, 2012, 2:52:59 PM
I couldn't praise this painting anymore. It's utterly beautiful. I watched the video on Youtube and found that I couldn't, even for a second, stop watching. The fluidity and carelessness of her brush strokes and the way she clearly knows perfectly what she intends to paint. I'm not always a fan of butterflies but these on this painting are fantastic; the way they blend into the wall as if they truly belong there. On a whole it works fantastically well in that the design seems to find a home on that stale blank canvas of a wall. Although, I have to admit, I love Agnes Cecile based on the fact the beauty by which she draws/paints facial portraits is fantastic. I can never get enough of them. This though, at this moment in time, is by far my all time favorite. The single tear running down her left cheek completes it. It's phenomenal. Well done.
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dave1331 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing i found your time lapse of this piece on you tube a while back! really cool to run acrossed it again! lovely work!
Dhiva Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
MrCactus99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Omg awesome
aresikok Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RKB-arts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
a very ambitious piece beautifully designed ans executed, I really love this piece . For me the combination of the bushes and your color choicse is very well done . really great job
herropi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
good choice of colour
tizzyartyt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing 0w0
dorenna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Beautiful  piece of art. Thank-you.
Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :wow: I wished I had a wall like that... can I have your wall? XD
frequenzlos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
great work!
Racislawa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love your style :)
SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Writer
Well Done
Kunst-Leben Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Ich hab auf youtube gesehen wie es gemalt wurde :D richtig gute Arbeit! Sie haben mein Respekt!
ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Seriously, love it!😊 would love to feature your work in our "Female Empowerment Project" 😊 check out for all the details and to submit something that would best represent you while also celebrating woman! 😊

Keep making art that makes a difference!
gabiams Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you are proud of your work. What I would've given to be there and see you paint that personally.
DopeHat6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Wow wowwww! This is just pure magic! To have something like this painted on your garden wall is just amazing! 😍
BotanyCoder Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing piece here! Great job. 
mauricioart3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love your work! Love 
JMSpencer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Awesome job. Are the running colors from the rain or are they intentional?
pathwaytobliss Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh ~ :iconsobeautifulplz:
artboy-narender Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
very beautiful work, love it :hug:
Nikki-Espinoza Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vogelmuster Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Nice combination of colors in style of water-color.
missingmom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!  Wow...what a way to dress up your garden. :D
XxMindlessArtxX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! I love butterflies too :D also, I wan to paint a ma on one of my room walls (yes my parents have approved this lol) do you have any advice on coming up with ideas? thanks :D
ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

lauriloos95 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is one of my favourite pieces on this website
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
bipolarbearinthere Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What a beauty!
heather-chavez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
really beautiful
UrvishPatel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
SebastianDeLunaG Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
zilla7777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
This is hands down brilliant. I love how the wall isn't clean, so it gives it a kind of organic feel to it. I'm no experienced critic or artist, but I love it!
katefretta Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is what inspired me to pick up a brush
CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just saw a video of this work on youtube, and I was happily surprised ;) nice work hun, keep on honing those skills, you've got a great style going.
GOJUMPOFFACLIF Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
haha cool Haruka Saigusa (Reasoning for food) [V3] 
archproart Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great talent, well done, very creative...lifts the soul...thanks for sharing...
kasiek12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Amazing work!
foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I love it :heart: :clap:........:+fav:
You reinvent the world, your vision is magical :blowkiss:
Gulis1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
LovebITES654 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely Stunning! I love your work!
kalinka99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING !! urghhh I wanna see it :(Heart
robsoncrusu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
NathL-fr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
discovered your work on you tube, thank you for sharing :)
love your work
NathL from France

ejkaull Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist
you have a lot of talent and your garden is beautiful as well
Uriel-Rivera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Wow :)
quikzilver Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line I took my chances with this now I make all the calls just picture the possibilities
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Canon EOS 500D
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1/80 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 26, 2012, 2:32:54 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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