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Rainforest Falls by KaceyM Rainforest Falls by KaceyM
An oil painting based on a photograph I took while I was in Costa Rica, of a massive waterfall in the rainforest.

My sister and I went on this trip to Costa Rica in 2009 - and on this particular day we went with our tour group on a hike through the rainforest. Along the way we saw monkeys, geothermal vents, lots of really impressive vegetation, and this really cool waterfall. It was very muddy, and climbing over the rocks and large roots to make our way through the forest was a messy, fun, and memorable experience.

I like to create paintings that have some connection to my life, or my memories, and so this seemed like a perfect memory to commit to canvas.

The painting was done with oil paints on canvas, the size is 30"x40". I didn't keep very good track of the hours worked on it, but it was surely more than 100. This is a photograph of the painting, as it is too large to scan, and therefore the colors aren't as faithful as they could be, but such is the way of photographing artwork.

This is part of my long term project to create gallery-style works.
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DotorHekat Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015
search for "Poços de Caldas", it is a so beautiful city
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MinganOhanzee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such beautiful work, utterly splendiferous :o)
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mochueloscuro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Great job! Congratulations for this picture!
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Horomy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow *O* I thought it was a photo! *OOOO*
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ladyashara Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing, I thought it was a photo!
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JioZebra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Breathtaking. That's the only word I can manage. My breath is taken. :D
Nice job ^^ I love it.
Beautiful.
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Raimanojaku Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
absolutely amazing. I love the details
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Cobracollos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   General Artist
wow thats so ...
wow!!!
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Wow. It's amazing
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Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what's really amazing, is that I can feel the size and distance of that waterfall just by pretending to 'hold your camera'. it helps me get a feel of where you were, and you capture it so perfectly!!!
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CP514 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Amazing to see the water of life trickle from the maw of one who suffers, bringing nourishment to the forest green butterflies that surround. Such beauty can rarely be found in a place so dank and dark. You are truly a master for creating a majestic scene such as this with such a limited use of bright colors. I commend you.
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WildGrowth Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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Bleuxwolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing. Beautiful artwork. :)
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Huganis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Can almost hear the sounds and smell the smells of the rain forest.
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strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
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Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I thought it was a picture :wow:
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kid-cody Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
how did you do this? I am awestruck!
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KarouWS Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
Simply Awesome!
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Hele-Jaguar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Unbelievable. This is amazing!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!
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TomiTapio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!
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TuxedoWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Insane details! :clap:
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newlonewolf245 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
peaceful nature,very nice
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Foxy-Rae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! this is insanely detailed, bravo!! :clap:
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
i love it
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KSchnee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Writer
Nicely detailed. I was going to say, nice use of blue and green together, but the water's more black and white, isn't it? Um, nice use of light and darkness then!
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Simukan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Just amazing!
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Random951 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Amazing.
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one-state-party Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Zoomed out I mistook this for a photo, great work :)
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Sketchee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, love the varying greens. A lot of depth!
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phageoflife16 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student
does anyone else see the skull.....O.O

amazing work though! :D
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opp1122death Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Holy Smack!!! I thought it was a photo.. damn!

Two Thumbs Up.. cuz that's all I could give u..
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CountessCalando Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Wow~! This looks so genuine! I was staring at it for a good long time trying to decide if it was a photograph. (before I read the description)
LOVE it!
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
great work!
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
its beautiful
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X-Eternal-Dream-X Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Amazing. :)
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Carcaohtar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Stunning detail!
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Klipiec Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh-mein-gott, I thought it was a photo! That's so awesome! :heart:
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Waarhorse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Absolutely wonderful. I'll be quiet now and look some more.
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing!!
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Fynya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
This is a stunning piece of work! Amazing details, i love the leaves and the water. You must have been very patient.
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Merrinella96 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist
You're very talented painter, I thought at first that this was a photo. ._________. Absolutely excellent work!
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pocks Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic win *__*
please moar!
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The detail and realism of this is incredible!
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ThatSummersGuy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I've been through Costa Rica several times myself, and you've really captured the feel of the rainforests here. May I suggest visiting Monteverde if you ever get back down there? My best friend's family owns a lot of stuff around there, including this FANTASTIC bed and breakfast named Las Orchideas. The owner, Danilo Zamora, makes the best butterflied shrimp I've ever had in my life, and he's hilarious to boot. Again, well done on the painting!
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AndrewDro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this piece and would give anything to go on a trip like that. Most people lose touch or their connection with the outside world and the chance to get back to it should be jumped on. Absolutely amazing work.
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sdkfz171 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Wow !!
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hawaiianstile Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
you know your immaculate and breathtaking backgrounds are what i love most about your work, so seeing nothing else, and in an oil painting no less, is one hell of a treat for me today :3
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Huntan-Peck Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I love this! Very lifelike rendering. I can almost hear the sound of the waterfall.
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SnapWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I seriously thought that this was a photo when I clicked on it!! :iconwowplz:
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