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Jun 6, 2012, 6:30:55 PM
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Face-Reality Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Face-Reality
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - 12" x 18" - June 2012 - Watercolour

I went away with my girlfriends last weekend, took an extra day off from work, and stretched our get-away into three days - enabling me to work without interruption, no laundry to wash, fold or hang, household chores to moan and fuss about, kids to tend to and taxi around... just pure bliss, and painting!

When I started this painting, I was kind of in a panic, thinking I had drowned it in way too much colour, but slowly, as I began to add more detail, the colour kind of subdued into a more harmonious balance that I could accept.

Originally, it was only a joke, but the title "somewhere over the rainbow" came about from my mocking the colourful puddles consuming my paper. Most of the time, I come up with some pretty ludicrous and outrageous, often idiotic titles, for my paintings, but I couldn't come up with a darn thing for this one - other than to call it "Karen", of whom the portrait is. But, you know what... I like to think that her gaze, whatever it is that she is fixated on, is something positive, somewhere over the rainbow, so it's sticking :)

Thanks for looking!
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FireLady3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
absolutely perfect !=)
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BarboraZhorelova Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautilful...
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PicaPicaMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful.
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fabbub Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
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Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't get over how beautiful this is! Do you have a special trick for creating the colour of black skin? It looks absolutely perfect to me. The scarf is also extremely well done, especially when you look more carefully and notice you have often hinted at realism there, instead allowing the scarf as a whole to trick your brain into seeing it perfectly and to focus back onto the face. Your friend is very beautiful by the way!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This beautiful work is featured here [link]
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome...
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting !!
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jennife22 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow what a beautiful painting! love the vibrant colours used!
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