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Welcome, o' shores of sanity by jlof Welcome, o' shores of sanity by jlof
80x160cm acryl on hardboard.

Work in progress, still has a few things to do, but I thought it
deserves to be photographed. As those fun 'acid' pink/yellow tones
may disappear when I apply more layers.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2004-06-29
Welcome, o' shores of sanity by ~jlof has an amazing range of colors that will please your eyes. The details and overall surrealism of this piece will keep you scrolling up and down for a while, just admiring the details. ( Featured by dinyctis )
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clairey-wench Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
this painting is fantastic. what inspired the all the images in the -painting?
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:iconolentolupa:
Olentolupa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
The bigger image isn't again loading. I hold this one really dear, still...
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:iconevian00:
evian00 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
ur amazing!
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:iconrraallgg:
rraallgg Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is my favorite piece of yours... but it looks like it's changed since the first time you posted it. Good stuff!
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:iconangelaobscura:
angelaobscura Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
i faved this a real long time ago but i still would love a print... ? x
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Me, too. The original is sold.
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:iconangelaobscura:
angelaobscura Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
oh poo :poo: x
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:iconpsilovibe:
Psilovibe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful piece, ... just amazing.
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:iconninjagecko:
Ninjagecko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004
wow, I like it =)

it's scary, but absorbing and deep at the same time (excuse the vague language)
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:iconadam-scott-miller:
Adam-Scott-Miller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Quite unsane my friend, unsane ineed.
Exquisite painting... powerfully shamanic.
Gosh, I react with shivers.
Congrats on the magick!
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:iconlove1008:
love1008 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2004
i am sure Hieronymous Bosch would :clap: also ;)
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:iconsickjunior:
sickjunior Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004
reminds me of one of those scifi book covers for the mass market paperbacks they published in the mid 50's through mid 60's...
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I take that as a huge complement :D

I have a lot of respect towards hard working poor illustrators of the time when there was no cgi or not even colour photography - their world was still full to new ideas.
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sickjunior Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
must've been great fun to be an illustrator in the 40's...
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sickjunior Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
must've been great fun to be an illustrator in the 40's...
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daz13cox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
wowwowwow!!!!! was this spontanious? I have a feeling it is, that is what i'm trying to do, just paint in 'real time' let the subconcious guide the hand...excellent!!!!
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tragicrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
wow. :omg: if you make this into a print please note me and let me know :nod:

+fav

- brittany
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:iconabii:
abii Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004   Writer
reminds me of imploding contractions in your head
feels like being in several states at once and searching for rest
the come down after an overload or overdose…
:+favlove:
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:iconsandrapelly:
SandraPelly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconangelaobscura:
angelaobscura Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
this is intense, i have been thinking about it repeatedly for the weeks since it was a daily dev and wanting to visit and say something profoundly wonderful that you will hold dear, because art like this is something i hold dear and in return you deserve that much. but i am humbled. x
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:iconmusicfan:
musicfan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2004
Awesome!! What a great piece!!!!!!
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:icondefpoet:
defpoet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
wow wow
something about it reminds me of Dali.
lovehim.
thats is GREAT!
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:iconyaronimus:
Yaronimus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
i like it
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:iconlardpower:
LardPower Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2004
I reallllly love this. I feel ashamed at how bad my work is now
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:iconcelticangel1982:
celticangel1982 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
wow. these colors are amazing. this is deffinately pleasing to the eyes. well, at least mine. :)
I love the expressions and shapes in this piece. very well done.
arent acrylics fun???
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
They sure are :D
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:iconladymegido:
ladymegido Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
your use of colour is better than any sunset i've ever seen
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:iconoartistic1:
oartistic1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
this is just amazing. all sorts of hidden treasures
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nxoxtxhxixnxg Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
sexy. yes... i want to screw your artwork.

anyway... great colors.... i love it. i love it.

+fav. man.
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:iconvaeku:
vaeku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004   Interface Designer
I really like this, what does it represent to you?
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
I think it has symbolism of altered to states of trance, dreams and shamanistic extatacy. In the bottom is the boiling sea chaos. Human, animal, god and alien figures are forming on the shore. Chaos can be a scary insane place, but it's rich of ideas. In the middle, the woman could be the one experiencing all this. In state of emotion. I think in spirit artist is more femine than masculine. The ability of giving birth is defintely a femine property. (woman on the shore, is the artists mind pregnated by chaos)... But there is so many symbols in this picture and I could spend hours explaining them verbally, you just have to watch it. It's all said in the picture - and more.
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:iconvaeku:
vaeku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004   Interface Designer
Aye, very well done.
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stupidmops Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Student
Hmmm.... this really reminds me of a late-gothic Flemish painting, though the artist's name escapes me. Very very nice, I'm sure you're swamped with comments, so i won't pester much. Defiantely a great work, though.
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supagLu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004   Photographer
i dunno why but it reminds me of Dali's work, love it!!
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:iconevanesces:
evanesces Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Simply amazing work.... What talent you wheeled while holding a paint brush!! :)
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:iconfishedsoup:
FishedSoup Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
This is drop dead gorgeous!!
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mirabex Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Trying to think of a word to descripe this piece. ART definately and without question, but the word 'orgasmic' comes to mind. It's so intence it's criminal. I remain in adoration.
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:iconiinfinity:
iinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Niiiiiice. I like it. It gets me off.
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:iconstrangledcry:
strangledcry Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
This is such and amazing and beautiful piece. My favorite bits are the fish and the water spilt of the woman. Congratulations on Daily Deviation.
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:iconimperfect-angel:
imperfect-angel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work... I just want to keep looking at it... great job :D
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lobsterclaws Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Crazy! This rocks!
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:iconi0:
i0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning, absolutely absorbing.

good luck with your art, you're truly talented!
:clap:
:heart:
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:iconhollyhox:
hollyhox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
that is stunning work. :thumbsup: it looks great.
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dasens Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Great great work.. Love the kind of abstract composition where we can see some people/animal parts, expressions.. Everything is perfect, from the tones to the technique.. Really a must.. You could make a series of this.. AND PLEASE DONT TOUCH IT ANYMORE! its perfect the way it is.. Sometimes artists have the complex that their works arent finished, and are always willing to add some unecessary stuff.. obviously a :+fav: keep up..
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LinzAy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Breathtaking in an unimaginable way. This is something I would never, woa. Not sure where that thought was going. This is great...love what someone said..it resembling a plume of smoke rising......indeed it does. I may have to go check out more of your pieces. I've got another Fav :)
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:iconacid666:
Acid666 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
wow, that's amazing.

well deserved DD.
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curlyfreaq Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
its beautiful, i think that is one of my favorite paintings i've ever seen. The colors shapes and abstraction are wonderful. If i owned this i would be so happy. Memorizing, I love it.
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
I'm going to have some posters made when I finish a couple of more paintigs. I'll let you know when some are available.
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curlyfreaq Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004
woooooo, im so there.
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:iconvanthity:
vanthity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Um, can I buy this before you become famous and I can no longer afford it? Hah.
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