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This is the 3rd painting in my series of elements.
It's my favourite up till now and holds a special meaning for me because I painted it in rememberance of a loved one.
It's again an oil on canvas of 80x100cm (which all of my oil paintings are by the way).

I'd love to hear some of your thoughts and (nice ;)) critiques on it! Thanks :)




P.S. Oh wow I have a DD on this! My thanks go out to DameOdessa for the suggestion and to Salvador-Rudy for the feature! Thank you sooo much :love:

I also want to mention the fact I based this painting (the model) on an already existing one, Crenaia (The Nymph of the Dargle) by Frederic Leighton.

Plus, I also want to state (copyright-wise etc.) just for the record, that it's a 'non profit' work: I'm never ever selling it since it's so close to my heart. So no economical profits to be made here ;)

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The suggester said: "Element Air by ~Amaterasu1960 is based on a fantastic contrast of bright colours and dark tones, enchanting and very elegant! The model is eye-catching I love the classical feeling in this painting with its little surreal hint." ( Suggested by DameOdessa and Featured by SRudy )
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Outstanding! 
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StarryJay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Wow how long didnt take
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This is absolutely amazing. I love everything about this image.
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ForeverKnight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and so beautiful!
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Dennis3120 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Very nice.
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Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats with the DD mom, totally deserved it :heart: I bet Nancy is very proud of this, and of you :hug: ;) I'm sure this would be her favorite too if she'd be here to see it with her own eyes :)
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Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dank je, ja dat denk ik ook, ze heeft het begin gezien maar niet als het afgewerkt was.
En toen vondt ze het al mooi, het is opgedragen aan haar! :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ja, en dat zie je er ook aan want zoals je kan lezen vindt iedereen blijkbaar dat er veel emotie inzit :) Tante Nancy, hélemaal voor jou :heart:
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namesjames Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
The painting you based yours on is called Crenaia (The Nymph of the Dargle) by Frederic Leighton
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Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the information!!! :D
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Botan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a modern version of the Birth of Venus.
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Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! It feels very airy and elegant.
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:iconamaterasu1960:
Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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Neoniverse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
it has a great feeling on it
for me it emanates such a great energy I can even feel it

I'm literaly speechless, I can't even describe it...
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iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of women in neoclassical paintings. At least, I think it was neoclassical...
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SoulEchoe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really impressive!
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moonxels Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Writer
A lovely piece, that strikes me in a very spiritual way. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't blame you for keeping it! :heart:
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
hard work pay off...this is nice!
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adailey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Fantastic!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Watsonny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Very beautiful. For some reason in reminds me of the Birth of Venus.
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GeekyNerfherder Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
wonderful
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volotation Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of illustrations from the turn of the 19th/20th century

beautiful beautiful work

congrats on the deserved dd :)
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ANIMAfelis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, it's like the "Birth of Venus", except in a directly cosmic level, therefore very resonating in symbolic meaning as far as I'm concerned. Beautifully made. Well done! :nod: :+fav:
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hoffmanjembe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful painting
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Fumiko-Mini Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
That detail oAo wow
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xPolyplusUttyx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely<3
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
congrats on your DD for this very beautiful painting! :thumbsup: :+fav:
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project-epic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
I think my brains plugged into the zeitgeist, you have no idea how cool this is.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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marcoamartin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I really like how you've developed the painting on such a big support. But, as you've said, you're used to this size of canvas, which I find overwhelmingly beautiful! :clap: The color palette is very nice as well, delicate, but profound. The light and shadow work on the woman is very nice too, soft, delicate, sexy, but realistic! Love the galaxy on which she is standing. Beautiful piece, conveyed with harmony and Universal mind! :heart:
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Moleboi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Just checked out the entire collection and am honestly stunned by the excellence of them all, although for some reason I am drawn to this one over the others.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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BloodiestRed Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
This one is my favorite in the series. I love the colors, textures, and overall it reminds me of the work of the pre-Raphaelites. Congratulations on your DD! :clap: :iconairplz:
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mewpheebee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome! It looks so elegant :)

Congrats on the DD! :hug:
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is simply stunning.
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful!
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Tartaritantana Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
It's got indeed a quite deep meaning :heart:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for your DD on this magnificient artwork! :love:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work!!
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Awesome painting! As the DD suggester said, the contrast between dark space and her soft, light skin is really eyecatching, and her body structure reminds me of classical sculptures of ancient Deities. I love her delicate anathomy :heart: Congratulations on the DD!!
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paulobarrios Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
espectacular , simplemente espectacular
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fulchan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Artist
this is really lovely
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Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the great comment!!! :D
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