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The Gate
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Published: March 18, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 chvacher
Oil on canvas board. 11 x 14 inches.
To answer questions I have been asked about how long it took to paint this, well it was quite a while ago (2002) and I was doing it on and off, so I'm not totally sure, but I think at least 3 days.
Yes, it's not digital, and not "speed painting" :)
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2508x1972px 3.07 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Macintosh
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Lightning-Mover256Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking!
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
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Lightning-Mover256Hobbyist Photographer
(Sorry for the late reply!)
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PacificmackerelHobbyist General Artist
Star! Star! Star! Star! Star! 
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Goober15Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful tonal effect, great stuff!
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SandhiebelProfessional Artist
incredible works and a great intensity
LacrimaeNivis's avatar
so beautiful painting... Worship  it seems so a peaceful place Floating (yearning)

wish i could paint with good colours again, too... wish i had again some inspiration and enough strength (too many pictures which had been begun, too many only- drawings  Waaaah! )
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
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Hermit9081Hobbyist General Artist
That's really impressive.
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apexcoonHobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
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NPavusaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes me wish this place was real. Thanks for sharing.
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KarintaStudent General Artist
I LOVE the atmospheric lighting.
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IS the original for sale? I love love this! cheers
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
The original has been sold about 10 years ago :)
Winterkeep's avatar
WinterkeepProfessional Digital Artist
aaaaahhhh it's you who did this painting !! It is in an artbook I have about illustrations. Let me tell you that your art as inspired me alot !
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
I'm glad. Cheers!
hanroe's avatar
This painting has such a beautiful atmosphere.
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i don't know what your spiritual beliefs are but when ever i see images like this i know that, who every or what ever it is you call God is showing you a glimpse into a world beyond, so lovely.  
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
Thank you :)
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poppingmouseHobbyist Traditional Artist
This painting has inspired me ever since I saw it. I have written short stories because of this beautiful piece, i have painted also because of this piece. It is truly the most beautiful artwork I have ever seen. It simply speaks to me in a way I don't understand. It's like it is part of my childhood, it is like it is a soulmate. I'm being a bit dramatic here, but I am moved when I see this. 
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
Thank you. It is actually one of my most popular pieces, maybe the most. For some reason, it speaks to people in deeper ways, that I can't even explain myself.
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poppingmouseHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I wrote a short story about it. For some reason I interpreted it as peacefully reaching death. Your work is incredible, thank you for painting. 
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chvacherProfessional General Artist
Well, thank you for seeing it :)
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