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Alexandra
02-16-2012, 05:41 PM
One may need only turn on the light.

Caesar
02-16-2012, 11:11 PM
What a wonder! This is an abstract materpiece to me! I utterly love all of this, the textures, the shapes, the composition and the palette.

Mairzie Dotes
02-17-2012, 12:26 AM
Alexandra,
The first impression I received when viewing this was ... "The light
within will reveal the odyssey without!" What a wonderful piece who's
subtle smokey shades and stirring ambiance seems to allude a redeeming
conclusion. The artwork is both intense and enlightening! Excellent! :)

coops
02-17-2012, 12:48 AM
Sandy, I am stunned by this piece of artwork. Its beautiful and thought provoking and a masterpiece. This one would look fabulous hung on a wall. I am speechless and full of admiration for your talent. GO GIRL GO you really are on a roll:)

silvy
02-17-2012, 02:54 AM
Wonderful work Sandra:):eek::).
Great stone texture and light effect.
Agree with Katie, GO GIRL GO;)

gxhpainter2
02-17-2012, 04:12 AM
Sandy... I totally agree with Katie and Silvy and Mairze is so eloquent in her appreciation... this is really quite a masterpiece of symbolism and abstraction. The color pallet is subtle and powerful... really one of your best...:cool::cool::cool:

Docsmith626
02-17-2012, 06:51 AM
Museum quality, Sandra, and I don't often say that. :eek:

pat1940
02-17-2012, 07:29 AM
Sandy, Sandy, I cannot say much more than what everyone else has said, I love this piece, your hard work really paid off on this one, and it is also my favorite.....GO GO GO SANDY:):):):):):):):):):):)

justjean
02-17-2012, 08:00 AM
Sandy, I will ditto all above

Alexandra
02-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Thank you so much everyone. I am so happy you liked this one.
All of it was a happy accident I am afraid. One of those experiments using Peter's cool methods.
Personally I believe when dark times come, that a bright cheerful positive attitude radiates just as the sun and can be uplifting to not only yourself, but to those around you. This is what this piece means to me.
In this case I used the tube, loaded knife, duplicated, used different effects. With the circle in the center-this is what surprised me the most.
I used a preloaded stencil and a loaded knife. I duplicated and changed sizes and merged them until I liked it. I used the masking tools and airbrush for the light with the blurry knife.
I merged most of my layers already-but maybe this will show a little of the beginning. Again, many thanks dear friends:
Cesare
MaryAnn
Katie
Silvy
Gary
Doc
Pat
Jean

coops
02-17-2012, 10:04 AM
Just looking again and how you did it Sandy and it still blows my mind:)

SCP
02-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Wow!:eek: Awesome painting Dear Sandy!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

Alexandra
02-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Dear Katie, you've made my day. I think when I made this it was like being a little child with finger paints and an endless supply of paper...this was heaven to me, and still is-haha! XO

So happy you liked this Scott, always appreciated dear friend!

screenpainter
02-17-2012, 02:18 PM
Great abstract Sandy! Fascinating piece! It really rocks.

Caesar
02-18-2012, 01:26 AM
Dear Sandra now I'm also very grateful for Your process disclosing which adds to the appreciation of this astounding artpiece and of Your creative process.

Alexandra
02-18-2012, 04:21 AM
Pleased you liked it Albert, thank you!

Thank you dear Cesare!

D Akey
02-18-2012, 04:54 AM
Almost has the look of some metal sculpture, patched together for the different patinas. I like it.

Alexandra
02-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Thanks D Akey. I think so too. In a way it is. I don't know how many layers I had originally.
I love to work with the effects along with combining oil with watercolor-and using metallic watercolor on oil. The outcome can sometimes be amazing.:)

jibes
02-19-2012, 06:00 AM
Very, very nice Sandy! I like the simplicity of the design with a great focal point!

Alexandra
02-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Thanks Neal, I'm happy you liked it!

MSIE
02-19-2012, 11:05 PM
this is a stunning piece, I like the sharp edges .. :) well done!

Lima
02-23-2012, 10:50 PM
Alexandra, beautiful abstract... outstanding!!! As if there was a camera lens with its light inside the soul of the painting, catching the viewer and pulling it to its most inner content. Bravo.:eek:

Alexandra
02-24-2012, 12:36 AM
MSIE, thank you. I used the loaded knife and the tube a little too. It is easy to get lost doing these.:p

Hi Oriane, it is great to see you. Thank you so very much for your beautiful comment.