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Mike's Lights

By Lloydica
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Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
30″ x 40″

This is one of those paintings that holds a special place in my heart.
Anyone who had been out to Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay, BC will recognize this scene in an instant – Copper Island. This view, in particular, could be seen from the deck of my family’s home. I will forever remember many nights spent sitting out on that deck looking up at the stars surrounded by family and friends, much laughter and great conversation.
I can only hope I captured the energy a simple picture could never quite seem to.

If you weren’t one of those people sitting out on the deck with us you might be wondering, who’s Mike?
Mike was my Dad, a constant supporter of my painting and someone who always had an idea to help me brainstorm or a few motivational word to stop me from “paintcrastinating”. He was not a painter himself, but I remember him always talking about one day doing a painting of the northern lights that graced our backyard every summer. Unfortunately, he never got the chance. This one’s for you, Pop!!
Image details
Image size
640x475px 635.13 KB
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
Shutter Speed
1/159 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 25, 2012, 3:41:07 PM
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© 2012 - 2021 Lloydica
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PassionIsLife's avatar
Just wanted to let you know that this gorgeous piece has been featured here: [link]!
anmeher's avatar
Hi there! :wave:
Your beautiful work has been featured in my article for #TheFavouriteShowcase [link] :heart:
MarsiaMS's avatar
Done in style! :clap:
I'd move the place between the hills off center, though :)
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Laisteala's avatar
Very Beautiful!!!! I like how you get texture created from the colors.. I love it..!!! great energy ^^
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We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for July!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

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MayumiOgihara's avatar
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my jounal :heart: [link]
RebekahKroeplin's avatar
I love this kind of art. If flows so well and has so much thought put into it. I like the colors and the reflections in the water. Not to mention the sky. I'm guessing that's fire?
i like the artwork sort of looks like a picasso
MissMorticia's avatar
Oh my word... I just love the colours in this! Mesmerising.
NightChao's avatar
Awesome, work and really like how you played with the paint.
sandramonster's avatar
Amazing painting, and the description really got to me :hug:
Leokayla's avatar
This is really, really good!! I love it, nice work :pat:
FluffySharkk's avatar
Wow! I absolutely LOVE how you have portrayed the nighttime sky here, with the stars's glow and everything. I especially LOVE the northern lights and how you've painted them here! I've never seen the lights portrayed like this, with that much texture and such and I have got to say, the effect is incredible and I absolutely love it!

And how you've painted the water with that texture, and reflecting the colours from the lights, oh my goodness it looks so amazing, I absolutely love how you painted it!
The texture of the land and rocks, and sky, and everything is incredible! it reminds me of Van Gogh's work a bit but still, your own style is quite evident here.

I could go on and on about this piece, I don't often see work like this on deviantArt in particular so, thank you for sharing this!

Beuatiful work! :D
Cranberry413's avatar
I like the way you've done this :)
Your description is very sweet!
Well done!
panda-jamican-pie's avatar
I love the way you did it, do you mind if i share this on my art appreciation blog?

And btw, after reading why this piece is so special, i kind of teared up a little. this is beautiful.
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PennyLame's avatar
What a beautiful work!
Valorie13's avatar
This is a beautiful painting. Love the Northern Lights. I rarely get to see them myself (live too far south). I've never been to BC but it's a place I want to visit.

You are very fortunate to live in such an amazing place.
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Vanessanon's avatar
btw, the painting is awesome!
Lloydica's avatar
Thanks! It's one of my favourite places in the world!
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