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Into Pieces

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Look forward, basking in the warm glow of the sky.
The life around you hums a song that never ceases.
Ignore the darkness in the corner of your eye --
Just out of sight, the world you love is falling into pieces.

:star: :star: :star:

This painting was sitting around half-finished, collecting dust (literally) for 7 months. I don't know why I was not painting at all during all that time... now that I've picked up the brush again, it seems impossible to stop. A couple of weeks of after-work painting sessions, and voila: we have my latest work.

My version of the dark/light theme, except instead of splitting the page in equal halves, I divided it into things she can see and things she cannot. A bit of a Plato's cave, if you will.

Medium : Watercolor on 140lb Arches Hot Press.
Size : 9 x 12 inches.
Original Available for Sale : [link]
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reizezdewickid's avatar
Very cool! I love the contrast between light and dark, and even the slight difference I see between the summer and winter. XD LOVE the dress! :)
AngieVX's avatar
Gorgeous! I love her face, her hands, her hair, and the way you've drawn wrinkles on fabric! Amazing job!
StefaniaRusso's avatar
I think this work deserve a lot of comments/favs... This is so beautiful.... :meow:
FireballStardraco's avatar
That is truly amazing, I really love your works :).
judylee's avatar
Beautiful, I love the light and dark, exquisitely rendered!
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BuuWho's avatar
Wow this is totally gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, and the painting itself is really imaginative! Fantastic work~
maria-jaujou's avatar
Thank you very much! :D
BuuWho's avatar
You're welcome :D
maina's avatar
oh wow! This one is particuliarly outstanding! I absolutely love the you shaded the skin and also the whole mood of the piece! Wonderful work!
maria-jaujou's avatar
Thank you very much for such a kind comment! :)
Spacebabie's avatar
Gorgeous picture I love the details they are so radiantly beautiful.
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Vashtastic's avatar
i love the color contrast between the two sides. she really looks like a flame up against the background. the only thing is I wish she had something in her hands, it looks like she should have something in her lap... almost like she's sewing or something. I really like the piece though.
clayscence's avatar
wow that's gorgeous! the coloring is beautiful!
erichinji's avatar
awesome as always :clap::clap::clap:
erichinji's avatar
hehe you're welcome ^^
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