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The Last Centaur painting

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The Last Centaur, oil on board, 80x78cm

A painting related to my poem 'The Balad of the Last Centaur.'
[link]
Phew, finally done! Went for a slightly Waterhousian style with this one (although I don't know if he did any Centaurs). Fairly pleased with it- less so with my crummy camera.

Close-up of the faces: [link]
Image details
Image size
2274x2220px 2.02 MB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L16
Shutter Speed
4/1000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Oct 10, 2009, 1:07:15 PM
© 2009 - 2021 dashinvaine
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Centaur71's avatar
If wishes were Centaurs, maidens would ride...
Amethyst-Phoenixx's avatar
Can it be bought in a larger size than 16x16?
dashinvaine's avatar
Print can be ordered at 20 x 20 inches. The original is also still available.
I was hoping to get a 30x30 or maybe a scale half size art print or something along those lines. I would love to have the original but I'm willing to bet it's a little out of my price range. It's a beautiful painting, I definitely intend to have it in some fashion
AbsentmindedGenis's avatar

Hello. I'm not sure if you've been informed, but "monster erotica" author Christie Sims has used a flipped and cropped version of this in one of her novel covers on amazon -www.amazon.com/Centaur-Beast-M…

I'm not sure if you've authorised this or not, but I'd figured I'd let you know just in case.

 

Great work, by the way!

dashinvaine's avatar
Yes, thanks, it is an example of art theft. Someone mentioned it and I'm trying to get something done about it.
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
I hope you were able to fix that.
BenHammonds's avatar
so very beautiful :) love it The strength of the Centaur, the fragile tenderness of the maiden, wow!!
m0thr4's avatar
must say I'm digging on the bg even more than the couple. lurve the detail! :love:
Centaur71's avatar
HOLY CRAP! this needs to be hanging in a museum! TREMENDOUS work!
SYoshiko's avatar
check it out. I promise that I didn't see your piece before I made mine, actually I was inspired to do mine after I did The Courtship which is a mermaid and a centaur, and this was just the next natural step, I cannot believe how similar they are. I love yours, but here is mine and anyway I guess great minds think alike - I just wanted you to know I had not even seen yours [link]
dashinvaine's avatar
I prefer the angle in yours, and you made a better job with the proportions, but they are indeed incredibly similar. Strange.
SYoshiko's avatar
oh thank you, I find that I didnt mix the background with them both as I would have liked to, yours seems to go together with the enviro better. like I said I couldnt believe it when I stumbled across yours
Centaur71's avatar
You should be pleased with it; this belongs hanging in the Lourve!
CatGal15's avatar
Such talent! This is stunning...:heart::heart:
gamequeer's avatar
Lovely mythology painting.
ladyarah's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1", you can find it here: [link]
I love it, it's gorgeous! Extremely well done!
LucridLucifel's avatar
This has an eerie, but nice beauty to it. Me likes!
TheAhlgrens94's avatar
Wow, I just fell in love... Seriously, I fell in love with your painting :heart:
Not just that it's well done and pretty, cause it is! but also 'cause the setting is adorable, brilliant and just so beautiful :love:
coloredme's avatar
beautiful! you got talent
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