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Submitted on
April 15, 2007
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Canon PowerShot SD550
Shutter Speed
1/4 second
Focal Length
16 mm
Date Taken
Mar 19, 2007, 1:22:48 AM
Backdoor Into Luxuriance by zancan Backdoor Into Luxuriance by zancan
Oil paint on canvas - 80x120 cm.
Bizarrely, that word .. Luxuriance... had been running in my head for days like an intriguing leitmotiv, and painting it out seemed the most natural and only way to shut the voice.

Here is a painting I finished in january after 3 months of daily efforts. I've forced myself to paint everyday, despite the usual overwork at 2Roqs.
For once this painting isn't about a deep worry I may have had, it is more simple in the meaning. Instead, I've explored domains quite new to me: for instance, I've plunged almost the whole painting into penumbra to allow a brighter light to fall down on the hand.
I worked out the movement and the body language. The weird cropping of the girl should produce a disequilibrium that contradicts her course. On her face, I tried to display an expression of joyful surprise mixed with a bit of worry.

Close-ups can be seen at

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:squee: another zancan masterpiece :squee:

and as always he has delivered one worth a lot of words ...

first ... Beautiful brush work

second ... Pretty colours

third (and sorry to sound shallow but) dude he makes the best feminine figures for miles around... trez belle!

and may I say that he is one capable of truly invoking emotion in a beholder... the sheer freedom and vibrance of this painting speaks volumes of the simple thought of freedom and is In my opinion truly one of the best representations I have seen of the concept of unbound, extravagant, luxuriant freedom which is otherwise only to be felt and a really hard concept to explain
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GirlWithARedBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
also, you have such a unique style. its hard to find artists with something completely of their own these days
rbow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Wonderful work!!!
DreamWeaver51 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

Fantastic!!! How do you do it!!!:)



yandaga Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great sense on the layout and the choice of content. I also envy you for your skills that can establish such illusional atmosphere. I would love to go and see the real thing on a gallery if you ever hold one!
jeanmaryanne Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvellous and magical!
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot believe the detail you put into your work. You truly have an amazing gift.
THEALEJANDRAART Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
mahmoudz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
i love it so much good work
artweak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Wow!!! amazing job. I really like the colors and lightning on this painting. I'm till working on my oil paint on canvas and will do 1 or 2 paintings a week just to master some techniques and I'll do my own thing (finally). Keep up the great job and thanks for the inspiration! ;)
SableWong Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Ugh, why is everything you do gorgeous!
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