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Whipping Post Lane
Urethanes and acrylics

{I had been working on several paintings simultaneously the past four months. The difficulties are predictable regarding focus, concentration and exhaustion.

In anticipation of a show, I had ramped up my work schedule to 16-18 hour days, working seven days a week. This gave me the benefit of producing in a month paintings that would otherwise be produced in 3-4 months under normal working hours.}

This was a very relaxing piece to paint, especially in creating some of the more unusual lighting effects which were not in the original photos, but which kind of grew into form as I worked. There was literally nothing here that did not call for an extremely detailed and meticulous approach. These hyperreal effects are really quite subtle and create a view that does not actually exist, but one which makes its reality more apparent as a unique environment with an identity worth taking notice of.

take a look and see what you think.
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Eddie-d-artist's avatar
Eddie-d-artist|Professional Traditional Artist
amazing bro i am breathless.
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
thanks Eddie :hexentanz: glad you like it..and welcome to dA
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donescu's avatar
I could have said this is a photography is that realistic. Is it on panel.
amazing 
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
Thanks very much, stretched canvas / airbrush and sable brushes mostly ..
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touchofthesoul|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
Thank you, it was quite a memorable day walking around that area and taking pictures while looking forward to returning to the states to begin painting!
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TarcDnB| Traditional Artist
"I had ramped up my work schedule to 16-18 hour days, working seven days a week." - so impressive, I wonder if lately you cannot focus so much on work?
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
I could only keep up that pace doing work for upcoming shows .. lately I no longer push work out at that insane pace, paring down to a much more leisurely output at this point in time.
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TarcDnB| Traditional Artist
That's very good to hear - I can't imagine working those hours... also where you need to focus SO much (I guess).
I remember a while ago you were saying you were working all day except to have wee 5 min breaks, and you came online to check your comments, talk to people, etc :)
Do you work in the same place, same studio? I'm just wondering if something has changed in your life
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Yes still in the same cramped space as always .. I guess when I was younger I would try to whip off paintings in one day, and would be frustrated if it went on longer. Years later, I realized that it was more impatience than quick turnaround success which was driving me and I decided to face it head on. So, as I was building up a body of work for shows, I put my work before all else and didn't mind the extraordinary hours at all, as I knew the work deserved more attention as visual statements than I was naturally inclined to give them. Just discipline I guess.

Now, I am not so driven to show my work as often as previous, consequently a much slower and more measured pace.
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jecarl1| General Artist
Breathtaking! I can feel the warmth in the air, the lighting and the textures are amazing! I am waiting for someone to walk around the building
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Thanks very much! You can see more about the work if you like on these two short videos at [link] and [link]
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cobainhippieartist|Student Traditional Artist
wow.....this is really awesome!! =) great work!!
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Thanks very much! You can see this one up close in these two videos from my exhibition:

[link]
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cobainhippieartist|Student Traditional Artist
ok cool beans!! =)
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thats not a painting is it ?
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MikaelaWoodman's avatar
THIS IS UNREAL!!!!!!!!!! It just has to be a photo? :o
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
Thanks, although my reference photo was not quite as nice! :hexentanz:
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:iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3:

Well, you've sure done a great job, anyway :D I'm still positive it's a photo :| :XD:
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Likaliku's avatar
you sure this is a painting? O_O
wow!! awesome!! swear VERY awesome!!! :la:
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Denis-Peterson's avatar
:slow: yeah, pretty sure .. and thanks~!
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