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You Must Let Me Go First by Moni3 You Must Let Me Go First by Moni3
18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas applied with palette knives.

Completed December 2004. My first painting of this size.

My brother asked me for a painting for Christmas 2004 that went with his room in a more impressionistic style. This is what came of it, inspired by Emily Dickinson's letters to her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert:

You must let me
go first, Sue, because
I live in the Sea
always and know
the Road --
I would have drowned
twice to save you sinking, dear,
If I could only
have covered your
Eyes so you wouldn't
have seen the Water--

and

Susan--I dreamed
of you, last
night, and send
a Carnation to
endorse it--
Sister of Ophir --
Ah Peru --
Subtle the Sum
That purchase
you --

Gifted to my brother.



Apologies for the watermark. This is why it's necessary: My Strange Encounter With an Art Thief on dA.
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redcattoaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Great texture, i love it! :love:
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Moni3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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LyzardGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007   Photographer
this is amazing!
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Moni3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I appreciate your comments! :D
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redmari Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
well you sure have got a lot better i see.
This is also nice don't get me rong but i like your lates works better.

Marty
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Moni3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yes, I have improved quite a bit. No offense taken. It was a cool concept at the time. I am also much more into realism, although these palette knife applied paintings usually sell faster and get more attention than my more realistic ones.

Thanks for your comments!
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the-final-I Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell.
That is just bloody amazing.

How long did this take you?
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Moni3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
It took me about 3 hours in total. I'm glad you like it! :D
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sarriathmoonghost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
love it!
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Moni3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks! So glad you do and that you visited!
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June 15, 2007
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3.0 MB
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1932×2296
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 10D
Shutter Speed
25/10 second
Aperture
F/22.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Mar 3, 2005, 12:10:30 PM