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Vigil by sagittariusgallery Vigil by sagittariusgallery
24x30" oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 3/2005

Found the way through the wishes and prayers of those left behind. United with those on the same path to salvation and remember the living just as they remember the passed....
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Ari-M1A1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is so beautiful! I don't even understand how you do it!
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mkiko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
it is so good
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like your way to do the water reflction.....
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I am glad you like it!
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ronsart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
WOW!!!!!
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orinjuse Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006   Photographer
I'm not much of a painting critic, but I love the dynamic of this one. The colours, the way it leads the eye, and especially the contrast in brush strokes and textures. It's really good : ).
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chelsea1048207 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...just wow...there are no words to describe it...you have an incredible talent...keep it up!!
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tropicity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
It's eye-catching. I like your style.
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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Fibonacci-Sequence Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
I probably could fav "all" of your paintings :D .. a consistant brialiant use of vivid color, form , and texture has been masterfully applied in everyone. Also adirme how its not always the same technique you mix it up and that keeps it exciting. Fantastic work!
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again hun, I am glad you like it! :hug:
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Candless Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005   Writer
I only saw the figures on the full view....it looked in that first glance like a row of women sitting on a branch hanging over a lake or river.
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I never even saw that! I see it now though - thanks so much for your interpretation!
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sweetji Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
This is very beautiful...wow...The subtle images, and the beautiful colors, definitly add a nice mystery and melancholy to this piece...lovely
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! For a while I began to lose my form with these pieces as in the female figures were beginning to take on a cookie cutter appearance which went against my intentions for the work and how I wanted the viewer to perceive it. So this piece was my return to that more mysterious side, I am glad you like it.
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sweetji Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
Yeah...well in the end it came out very well...your technique is very good for this...I really love it...
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NancyvandenBoom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
Love the colorplay. Great work.
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I am glad you like it!
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citrus3d Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
i must say i like this.

you have a very interesting style, and this is the most interesting in your gallery
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I am glad you like it!
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional Photographer
Your art is so awesome man ... so different ... something you want to show your firends to mind boogle them ... fantastic work here , again
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that is too awesome a compliment...mind boggling, I just love it :hug:

Thanks so much for commenting on my work, you've made my day!
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
haha
im always happy to make an artist proud
keep up the good work dude
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
Wow it takes a while to see the four or five figures in this image. I sat here looking at it like.... icicles? clouds? a river? and then they just jumped out at me
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! For a while my paintings began to get too "cookie cutter" in that the figures were way to apparent and had lost their mystery and subtlety. I have been re-exploring that in my most recent pieces.
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valkea Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Vow, That's just beautiful - very interesting to look at.
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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C0NCATENATI0N Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Are you, by any chance, a fan of Lamb of God (band)? The reason I ask is because "Vigil" is the title of one of there songs. I find the subtle silouettes in this image to be profound, yet they still maintain a high degree of elegancy.

I like it.
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sagittariusgallery Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, I haven't heard of Lamb of God - they good? "Vigil" actually came from mixed reactions to the Pope's passing while I was in the middle of painting. I'm not Christian but it was pretty profound subject matter to consider, esspecially in lieu of my grandmother dying only a month ago. My work deals with death and the afterlife predominantly only it has really been pushed to the forefront in the recent weeks.

The melding of the female form with the background and vice versa has been a work in progress for a while now. For a while they began to become sort of cookie cutter as I became to comfortable and familiar with the approach, so I shifted to a more abstract approach recently and came out with these pieces. I'm glad you like it.

Thanks for your comments and adding Figment to your favorites :)
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C0NCATENATI0N Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Well, Lamb of God is good if you appreciate heavy metal. They are pretty heavy, but they have a good lyricist and vocalist (IMO). If you want to check them out, I advise you listen to Omerta, or Remorse is for the Dead. My inspiration has always been music...

I noticed the female form in your paintings and all of them have many facets, or permutations of emotion. The vived colors mapped out to put the viewer into that space, environment... I wish I could see the painting myself, I'm sure the pictures do not do it justice :)

From where do you draw your inspiration?
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