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Of Heaven and Earth by Shells124 Of Heaven and Earth by Shells124
This looks way better in real life. My camera kind of killed it.

Anyway, so my brother is currently in the Philippines. This past August, he had a birthday. It's kind of hard to send any real gifts to him since postage is kind of expensive, and I'm too broke to buy any real gifts anyway, so I decided to paint him a picture. I can give him said painting when he comes home in December.

I told him to take a picture of somewhere pretty in the Philippines and send it to me in an email. I would then use that as a reference pic. He actually sent me a couple different pictures and I chose my favorite that I then painted.

This took about two and a half months to complete, but most of that time was spent letting the canvas gather dust. >.> whoops.

It was a bit odd because I spent the last semester in school learning to get used to acrylic paint and then suddenly I went back to oils and it was like o.O

There were a couple of parts where I was sure I had ruined the painting while working on it, but then I would stare at it for a few days and decide that it actually looked fine. In fact, the only part I really don't like are the bushes in the background. Meh.

Ivy is hard to paint. The entire background and foreground consisted of it. Ivy. Everywhere. I converted the back ivy into grass and somehow managed to pull off the foreground ivy using a similar technique I used to make the evil foreground tree in Evergreen.

The clouds in the water make me happy... :)

Did you notice that the reflection of the trees doesn't match the trees? Eeheehee. :3 whoops.

Anyway, enjoy! It's a very pretty painting.
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:icongentsmaster3000:
Gentsmaster3000 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! I wish I could paint this good
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Shells124 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
^_^ thanks
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Gentsmaster3000 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
beautiful artwork!
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:iconshells124:
Shells124 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
^^ Thanks.
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Welcome!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous! I adore the theme!
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Shells124 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
thanks. :)
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks awesome! The reflection of the water is so realistic! Perspective is also spot on and so is the depth. The lilly pads are a nice part =3
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Shells124 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
^^ thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome (:
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October 15, 2011
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Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE C913 DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
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F/3.8
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12 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 15, 2011, 7:52:28 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Windows
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