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The Belly Tree

By zancan
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Oil painting on Canvas - 120x80 cm

On January 2013, an unexpected event made me come up with this idea for a painting. We made a reference photograph that I've used later on to paint this peaceful, though facetious family scene, which was executed during the course of a human pregnancy. The image of the painting came handy to spread the message to the unaware.
The canvas is the same size as "Home and fairies", and could be seen as a sequel to the self-portrait visited by fancies, a decade later. That man grew older but is still painting, at his usual slow pace. He is still prone to his reveries, only his visitors became more real, and natural.
The belly grew bigger, until the man became the proud father of a little girl named Zélie, 6-month-old at the time of speaking, who is obviously, the most adorable among baby trees. 

Image details
Image size
3584x5376px 9.58 MB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 30, 2014, 1:07:17 PM
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JRockMan's avatar
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JoBeeOne's avatar
Great way to represent the happy news :)
pearwood's avatar
I love her smirk.
WagmoreBarkless's avatar
Humor and Love permeate in this work.  Beautiful!
Zorocat's avatar
This is a beautiful painting, amazing concept.


oops, congratulations by the way :3
wyky's avatar
Clever and lovely :)
BoJl4apa's avatar
wow, really touching
Erirr's avatar
rosejes's avatar
a cool painting i love the colors are nice to
erinclaireb's avatar
What an adorable idea, and what a precious and wonderful painting!
love-dogs8's avatar
looks beautiful i even first thought the people where real xD
Elsapret's avatar
This put a smile om my face.  So cute!
lululetti's avatar
Congratulations! What an adorable idea! :D
Silvers-crow's avatar
I have to say, I am rather jealous of your mind.  Beautiful work!  Definitely going into my Favorites.
TomKilbane's avatar
that sir is a masterpiece!!!!
bluedevilsinger's avatar
Aw, best wishes, to your wife and you. Zelie must be adorable and this is such a cute idea!
RainRosesTear's avatar
I like this very much sir :)
khancopperfox's avatar
You make me want to get better.
J-Jacks's avatar
Oh what a sweet painting!  Congrats!!!
Fowypup's avatar
congratulations, may Zelie grow up to be the most beautiful and amazing baby tree of all. the painting is fabulous, too!
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