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Distant Shore
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Published: June 24, 2013
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I wanted to paint a place where I can sink my toes into hot sand and listen to the waves.

I went back and forth with many of the details here because I wanted the image to have this certain feeling that's hard to put into words. Like realistic to a certain point but leading the mind into the fantasy of escape? I hope the image does the job of explaining this better than I can.

Painted in massive scale because I knew I'd print this. I need these windows to other worlds to escape to every now and then when real life is a bit too much if you know what I mean =)

Thanks for looking/reading!
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6894x4094px 7.75 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Maria-Korneliou's avatar
Maria-Korneliou|Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful work
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burntbeebs|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is beautiful! As someone's who's attempting to master seascapes, this is inspiring, a very gorgeous use of colors, I almost thought it was a photo in the thumbnail, I wish I could go lie on this shore and just watch those clouds. It does indeed do a wonderful job of explaining that feeling of longing for a quiet spot like this, well done.
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night-howl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! I want to dive into that painting and relax my day away :3 I think I know where your going with this, you basically want to paint a place that is too beautiful/wonderful to be true such as places that may be described in our favorite books. Great job with this :) I love the different tones and tints of blue and green.
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AngelCnderDream14|Hobbyist Filmographer
You make great art! I love what you did here.
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Ramz-y|Student Digital Artist
Nice scenery and colours :)
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SnowLeopard84's avatar
That's how I've been feeling lately, the desire to escape, and then I saw this... Great job!
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dimifrost|Student Digital Artist
sorry to ask but what program do you use, cuz this is amazing!
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angrymikko|Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop and thank you. 
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Zachary-Tullsen|Professional Digital Artist
I love the water!
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pearlgardenpresents|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love art like this!
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DreamoArts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! One of the best :D
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sauravs911's avatar
Breathtaking! I could look at this forever!
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JohnSlevinPreston's avatar
omfg you are fucking genius
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ClinicalCherry's avatar
Yes I'd say the image does the job perfectly. I had a dream about this place.
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ilinga|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The clouds are so amazing! The white part looks like a photograph, very realistic and still there's this bit of fantasy.
So: Yes! You perfectly created what was in your mind :)
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Love the clouds on this piece. Everything looks so lovely and relaxing... Great job!
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Kinglorshi|Student Writer
Nice thoughts on the piece: I understand that too. It's nice to create little worlds where we can just travel to and escape to.

This one definitely has an immersive feel, although at some points I wonder how pleasant it is. Still, it's really good and I like how you did the water a lot.
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AliceVII|Student Traditional Artist
this is the most beautiful nature painting i ever seen
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FantasyChapters|Student Digital Artist
Omg this painting gives me goosebumps, and makes me teary. o-o
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SineSquared's avatar
This makes me think of the primordial world, the beginning of time. It totally looks like a fantasy escape place. The way you lit up the clouds is genius!
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SirOtterlot's avatar
You just keep producing amazing art! This picture really appeals to me.

I find so much solace in lonely landscapes, so much beauty in bleakness... this picture is so calm, peaceful, and mournful but in a way that I can't describe properly. This picture isn't about happy and sad for me; it's about being reminded that the world is so much bigger than I am, being forced to realise a true sense of perspective but in a reassuringly honest way. It's truly wonderful. I could sit on that beach for eternity.

Thanks you :)
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GreenEyedBrunette|Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Wish it were real. :iconlesighplz:
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Kata|Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, I just love those colors :)
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