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Coming Down

By ShenaSloboda
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11x14" Oil on Canvas
Image size
1759x1362px 740.89 KB
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 21, 2006, 5:27:32 PM
© 2007 - 2020 ShenaSloboda
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elysianblaze's avatar
This is a very nice painting!
I like the color scheme.
appalucie's avatar
The atmosphere here is very evocative. I like it. What's your process for these night scenes? Can't imagine it would be easy to work from life.
ShenaSloboda's avatar
I rarely work from life, I am big on the moment and though I don't paint slow I don't tend to capture what I want that way. Most of my source photos are taken with my Nikon D50, I searched for ages for an inexpensive DSLR that produced lifelike color (I found the Canons to be too close the blue/green spectrum... to each their own.)
staatsf's avatar
lovely paint
love to see it in person
ShenaSloboda's avatar
:) Thank you, I have not seen it in person in ages myself as I gave it to my mom (they always get their favorites!)
lfuentesp's avatar
Girl, this is by far my favorite favorite. POaint more like this, and please take better pictures of your work, it deserver better uploaded images.
ShenaSloboda's avatar
:D Thank you! It's my favorite piece as well, the direction I do intend on moving in. I kept hoping to take fancy portfolio shots with two lamps n all, but most of the work I have up here I no longer own! Normally the images you see are just a "yey, I finished it and I want to share/document before a hurricane comes up and defies it's creation!" lol. Unfortunately I never get around to taking better shots... some day...
lfuentesp's avatar
""yey, I finished it ..."
I know the feeling.
I'll be waiting for the pictures.
arctoa's avatar
City streets at night, sliding past. This is the impression that I get from this painting, and it is a situation I have found myself in many times so I find it easy to relate to this piece. The dark tones just add to the strong, deep emotive atmosphere that the composition contains: I like this a lot.
Tukarina's avatar
thx for watching!:D
I like this one very much;)
ShenaSloboda's avatar
:) thank you, I was really pleased with the way it came out :)
lfuentesp's avatar
Great work, it really is beautyful, great eyes, great skills and talent, must :+fav:
ShenaSloboda's avatar
:) Thank you... I know artists aren't supposed to favor one piece over another amongst their portfolio... but I must say... this is mine :) I want to produce more like this... gradually move towards these dream-like impressions, when I remember a scene that is how I see it up in my head.
lfuentesp's avatar
That's why i said "great eyes", even if it's on your mind or a picture, you have decomposed al those colors. Good luck on producing more like this, please post them, i'll would suggest better pictures of your work.
lfuentesp's avatar
You paint great, but all we got is a not so well picture, i think the work deserves the extra minutes.
ShenaSloboda's avatar
Thank you :), I want to get better shots, but have been quite lazy about setting it all up proper, tripod n all (plus the focus on my DSLR is busted, so I've been relying on my poor eyesight to focus it :( )
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magistrado's avatar
this is great!!!!
twilight-city's avatar
I can't quite pin as to what I'm looking at, but, I really like it, whatever it may be.

When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought the black objects on the bottom were two windshield wipers...I guess they're not :) Or are they?

Still, it reminds me of a dashboard view; driving through the city at night; traffic, rain, and old blades smearing away the world. The brown structure towards the upper right might be the back of a tractor-trailer, or it might be an old warehouse, or...something else entirely.

Excellent...I just wish it were a little larger then the 600x465 resolution, which looks tiny on my 15" 1600x1200 screen and makes it a little difficult to see details. But hey, since this is a photo of a painting, I'm sure the real-world equivalent is even more amazing. Cheers!
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