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oil on canvas, gesso texturing.

this is your brain on drugs. any questions?
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:iconpassionislife:
PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! I came across this in my favorites and the color scheme totally reminds me of that other one. It's very pretty :-)
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks! it's funny because i told you i was going to give you something that matched because i though you wanted that painting 5150 --the one you found.and i realized this quite bit later that you wanted the the incandescent afternoon. it's totally fine to give you that one but it's funny. all my titles are so esoteric that i can't remember what it was without double checking!

glad you liked i!

i am having the worst time coming up with my token/ artwork for the prize. i have serious part finished ones, but none of them please me. i'm going to extend the contest time on for various reasons. like, i didn't write the new articles yet , on and on and i have sooooooooooooooooooooo many prize artworks! it's fun though, keeps me busy!

how's life for you?
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow...I didn't realize I'd caused any confusion. Sorry about that!!! Yeah, Incandescent Afternoon is the one with the color scheme that really drew me in :-)

If you can't come up with anything you really like as a prize, you could always compile a list of the pieces that you made as attempts, and let the winner choose one from them. You never know...I've found that sometimes pieces I make that I totally dislike, others love! Or optionally, do you do commissions? Like you could let the winner choose colors and style and such based on your other artworks.

Life is good for me...keeping busy for the most part. Just got home from work, and I feel like it's been forever since I painted. But I just checked and it's only been 3 days!!! God I'm so addicted, lol. It probably feels like it's been so long because it's been longer since I created something I really liked. I'm itching to make a new "masterpiece" (lol, that's what I call my favorites), but I don't really have any grand ideas. I'll have to spend more time searching through dA...this site is such a good source of inspiration!!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loooove the color scheme in this! The way you put it together, it works beautifully :-)
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Transmarinus Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
it's a more complicated thing as it seems at the first glance.
i suppose, you had to make a lot of decisions while working, which colors to use for background and the following steps - and at the same time, not to loose spontaneus emotional motivated aspects. a n exciting, cliff-hanging apporoach.
great artwork

love and peace
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remnanceofplen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the controlled agression of the flow.:D
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks! after i painted it, i scraped all the paint of the "peaks" in the gesso an they were left almost white when i did that. the work with the palette knife was definitely aggressive! very fast. :)
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MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
No, but I am glad you explain what mediums you use.
Most people let you hang.
If I care, I have to ask, otherwise, I just leave.
hehe
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
i'm always really curious about how people do what they've done, cause i like to know hows and whys and i love to try new mediums and techniques. i always say my medium, but i'd like to tell more about the technique or the ideas, but often i just don't have the patience for it. sometime i'd like to take better pictures of a lot of the stuff in my gallery and to write better comments.


lol! :)
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MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Right.
Moods, weather conditions, my lack of inner peace are all factors that effect your art and patience.
I understand what you are saying.
But, you're fine with all of that.
You will become more comfortable with prismacolors as time goes by.
I was to be a college art teacher up until my real bad illness, now that I feel better, I may persue my last few classes on-line.
Or, maybe in class, ObaMao is wanting the home internet use to become "pay as you go."
I don't have a camera, so all of my gallery is scanned, and tweaked in a software called 'Corel Photo Album 6', and then submitted to dA. :alien:
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Oldboy923 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Paints a hell of a drug.......
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
damn straight, complete with fumes! lol! you're right though, i get a high off making art, it gives me a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. and it's undoubtedly exciting!
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MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Whoa!
You are so correct!!
One can get high in school art rooms, or at home studios.
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
. This is a really good job ....
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks so very much! :D
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! very nice
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CartoonsLane Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Really nice!
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks a bunch!
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darkwings16 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
nice, looks awesome^^
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks a lot!! :)
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darkwings16 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Youre welcome!^w^
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anitadunkl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
Very nice combination of colors :-)
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! this has proved to be the most popular thing i've ever put on dA! it's funny, cause when i finished it, i knew that it was good. i usually feel kind of wishy washy about things, but this one said--"i'm the best painting you've ever painted!" lol!
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caseyxrobertson Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Awesome, but you should probably take a better quality photo of it. Unless it's actually like that. I'm just assuming that's a flash spot up top
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
well, i didn't take it with a flash on, just natural light. i can try again if you want...
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caseyxrobertson Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Haha it's not a matter of what I want :p I just think the photo isn't capturing the full quality of the original is all
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
i'll have to agree with you there!. it doesn't catch it. i think i'll try taking it with a real camera...the iPhone takes pretty high res pics but a real digital camera is so much better--more options for one thing. :)
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caseyxrobertson Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Ah that explains it too :p

I just use a little point and shoot camera in natural sunlight for mine, comes out pretty decent.
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ImperfectTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the texturing and the colors you used! Nice work!
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you so much! i think it's one of the best paintings i've done. it's pretty exciting! i really appreciate the comment!
:)
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60Chainz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
perfect
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
perfect? that's very high praise! thank you so much!!
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Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it - Fine work !
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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Piranis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that texture turned out fabulous!!
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
ooo! thanks! i loved it too! i didn't even know you could use gesso that way but someone told me and so i tried it and that was my first attempt--i was thrilled. i've got another, bigger canvas drying with lots more gesso on it--i didn't flatten it with a paint brush this time--it came out of the bottle sort like noodles or silly string, lol. so, it's got all this weird ropey texture to it. that will follow in a week or less!
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divinepeanut Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. I love it
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!!
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you! i was rather pleased with it myself! lol! :)
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you should be pleased with it :) :heart:
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
awww...thanks c! making that was different from any other painting that i've done. of course there was the gesso for texture, but because of the texture i thinned the paint a lot with linseed oil and put on a few thin coats, i didn't have to pile it on cause there was already texture. it has a sort of sheen to it, almost iridescent. peter said the texture looked like the veins in a leaf and the painting looked kind of like a pile of leaves.

omg, i listened to my obsessive album ALL day and now i'm going to listen to it ALL night! i wonder how many times i've heard it?? lol!!

did shaun bring you some paint? art trades is a good idea. you really ought to be getting that package soon! i wish that it came with a tracking ## but that cost almost 2x as much, for international. ahhh well....soon! i hope!
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