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Open Your Heart

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Published: January 30, 2013
‘What is the heart? It is not human,
and it is not imaginary. I call it

You. Stately bird, who one moment
combines with this world, and the

next, passes through the boundary to
the unseen. The soul cannot find you
because you are the souls wings, how
it moves...’ – Rumi


Acrylic on A4 canvas board. Personal work. Enjoy :)

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Hi there, such a gorgeous and meaningful painting!  I used it in my blog www.tariella.com/2013/12/what-… with credits and a link here, of course!
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Thank you very much! Great article :blowkiss:
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Flaherty56Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome. You're a good artist.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers, glad you think so :D
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stuntedsanityHobbyist
Exceptional work again - really a beautiful picture.
The colours are great, the wings look elegantly perfect and (slightly random observation) the muscles on the arms look great (you've captured the form well).

Really great work!
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I've got a load more sketches I'd like to work up into pieces of similar theme, a lot of it involves figures. I seem to really enjoy pieces that involve images of the body, a beautiful subject really, something really satisfying about getting the form and tone just right.
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I can understand that - I love looking at and producing pictures of the human form. When all goes well they can be sublime.

I look forward to seeing more.
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:D
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blanket86Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very interesting work!
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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suki42deathlake General Artist
love it ! ^^
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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FractalvisionProfessional Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Open your heart, to taste the anguish of all existence
open your heart, to feel the folly of self deception,
open your heart, to become all you truly are.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Exactly :)
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PonderHopeStudent Traditional Artist
Reminds me of what my original painting teacher would/does paint. However he paints in oils. :) But this is pretty fucking cool!
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