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Tears of joy in the garden of giants


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Tears of joy in the garden of giants
Oil painting on canvas - 120x200 cm

Among the vast palette of emotions that can be felt, one exists that is rare. It's when one gets filled with a joy so immense that some tears come flooding. This is the barriers that crumble, the instant when the extremes blend into one, though absurd, jubilant defeat. It's the moment when laughter and weep gather, the widest range of feelings concentrated in one.

This canvas has been painted multiple times.
First, numerous sketches and drawings were made, that got lost one night in a metro. Rage!
It has been drawn over... eventually the sketches were recovered by a friend at the Lost&Found, months after.
There has been travels, to visit tropical glasshouses, or dome architecture from the 1900s such as the Grand Palais in Paris.
A painted study was completed using digital tools, which took a few months. Then, going back to the genuine aim, the large canvas was painted entirely again using oils. Then, painted over again, for I thought that the whole image lacked contrast.
It's only with the first days of january 2011 that could be decided that the painting was finished.

You can watch a close up here:
Garden of Giants close up by zancan
This deviation is the painted version of the digital painting that I posted back in 2005: link
To get a sense of scale, here's a old picture of me posing in front of the canvas : link

I'm sorry for the terrible watermark ! It is to protect the picture. I chose that rather than submitting a smaller resolution file, because there are so many tiny details to see..

Take care deviants ! :heart:
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gunlu's avatar

i just love the way you have made motion visible in this artwork . hair hair seems to be flowing along with the swing and the fabric of her dress seems to be following the outlines of her body as well as her movenent. the colors are so fresh and beautiful. well done