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Sunrise Lament: Swan

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Here is my latest Bird Girl painting - painted in acrylics on a reclaimed plywood board measuring 43.5 x 65.5 cm (it was very heavy haha!)

This painting symbolized for me those delicate moments where things have been going so bad for so long that you can do nothing else but smile, even if its through the tears.
When I first started painting her, it wasnt intended to be this way, but the more I developed her face I felt the meaning in it.
I think perhaps weve all felt this way. The sun is rising, it is a new day, you know it will be exactly the same and you just chuckle to yourself. The beauty in the misery.

Total time spent: 43 hours and 35 minutes

I hope you like her!
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Image size
668x1000px 662.42 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 16, 2012, 2:12:38 PM
Sensor Size
3mm
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SpotlessDestiny's avatar
very nice work on the skin and the water in background, nice details^^
plantiebee's avatar
thank you very much :D glad you like it!
Magdelynne's avatar
This is absolutely gorgeous!

I can relate to the meaning - no, I'm not the kind of person who just thinks she's tortured but isn't. I'm the kind of person who has had genuine hardships in her past...I'm not saying I don't have a good life, because I do, and I count myself lucky.

I just feel that you're right, everyone feels this way at some point.
plantiebee's avatar
thank you magdelynne! i know exactly what you mean :P life is a funny things of ups and downs hm?
i am really glad you can appreciate the meaning of the painting, and thank you so much for the fav :heart:
rababco's avatar
very pretty and classy
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maryjane7810's avatar
ahhh so pretty! I'm so excited for the next one :D!
plantiebee's avatar
chances are itll be you! hehe
thanks my dear - i look forward to all the paintings well get done in the future ;) :D
kungfoowiz's avatar
Love the connection between the lady and the swan.. they feel so together =)
plantiebee's avatar
now thats the way it should be hehe ^^ thank you, and thanks so much for the fav as well!
CatsWire's avatar
I'll have to take a while to let all the details soak in. Beautiful work, Christina!
plantiebee's avatar
thanks so much cat ^^
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