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By nighty
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Mainly I wanted to try some new background techniques. I used masking tape and different blue color washes to get the desired effect.
I also wanted to force myself to use another color combination than my favorite yellow/red/black one I used so many times in my recent pieces.

As for the title: Janus is a Roman god that is identified with doors, gates, and all beginnings and that is depicted with two opposite faces.

The original size is 10"x20" on canvas board.
Materials used: acrylics, paper, twine

As always please full view for details, although lots of texture got lost in the small version.

The original is available in my etsy store : [link]
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© 2006 - 2021 nighty
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roup14's avatar
very beautiful !! 
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That color is simply amazing! :) :thumbsup:
littlemissartsy's avatar
AMAZING!!! you've really got talent!!
your a natural with acrilics! :D
StemmyBotanist's avatar
That's so beautiful!!! :D I love the color. :nod: :heart:
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:D You're quite welcome. :aww:
HESPERIDE's avatar
WoooW Beautiful

Thoughts full of Lights
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cyrage's avatar
this is really great...i can't stop staring at it
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "BLUE " :dance:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
w-p's avatar
cool:) nice:) I like this blue:) and the drops:) and the concept
akyra's avatar
I really like this. the soft washes of blue, the bits of text behind it.

except for the twine. not a fan. too much of a conflicting style, I feel it detracts from the intricacy of the background.
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-Do you believe in God?
-No, i don't, but when I bleed to death I'll call his name to wait me outside.
ParrotFish's avatar
...Miro-like a winter's coils in an indigo sky....
Versatis's avatar
Enchanting work! "January" also comes from the name of this Roman god - as being the gate of the year. By the way January is my third name, which makes this work even more precious to me ;P :D
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I love the energy and feel of this piece. Kudos!
AkanePen's avatar
I love the texture and seeing it reminds me of icicles for some reason hehe the blue white and black work really well together :)
dholms's avatar
wow. marion. this is SOOO inventive.
i'm so glad you sent me a snippet of this for our upcoming thingie.
well, i think it's a snippet of this. hold up a second,...i'll go take another

oh yeah! that's definately a snippet of this!
love it 'bro'!!
Mo8's avatar
Stunningly beautiful to say the least.
I love how the twine makes your eyes flow across the canvas.
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