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Iron Door by Keithspangle Iron Door by Keithspangle
Still another oldie from the 80's. I showed this previously under a different DA username. Oil on Canvas 24" X 36"
Taken from a film slide
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Given 2013-09-21
Iron Door; remarkable oil painting from *Keithspangle ( Suggested by STelari and Featured by jane-beata )
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AnikoRi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I even could not imagine that you draw so chic! I am ...wooow)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D  Thank you, my dear
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MousyRoy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
This is an interesting piece. I love how it's inverted since in this modern world we peek into medieval through books and such. I wonder if the new world she finds to her liking?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  I would think that she would find this world both magical and terrifying.  She would probably marvel at our mastery over nature, but be appalled at what we have done to the planet at the same time.  We would find her world primitive and bewildering.  Still, she might make friends here and miss them if she ever returns to her won world.
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Wolveskhan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This work of yours, is very special,  not only because of the beauty of it, or the perfection of the movement (in which the viewer can almost feel the wind and smell both worlds), it's the story it tells. I stared to the door and the character, trying to figure out why she was leaving, and then I saw the castle back there, in flames, and when I saw that castle, I could almost write a book about what was happening to her. This painting touches me in a very particular way.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  When I was working on the painting I came up with a story to go with it.  The story helped the painting to evolve and  I could say that the painting helped the story to evolve at the same time.  Several of my paintings have background stories like this, but I generally do not share them unless asked to do so...I have noticed that sometimes people will begin to invent stories on their own when they look at a painting and I would much rather let them do this than force them to accept my own tale.  We humans seem to be natural story-tellers, and I rather like the idea of encouraging this talent.
When I got the DD for this one, I put up a short version of the background story for this in my Journal entry .fav.me/d6n7bmd, which I took down before you could read it.  You could also read an allegory into this painting: it could be about having to come to grips with reality; having to abandon the magical world of childhood for the noise and stink of our modern world.
Anyway, I am glad the painting triggered a bit of creativity in you.  I hope you can pass the spark along someday.:)
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Wolveskhan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the inspiration. I'm being abducted! 
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!:)
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on another DD! :D
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  So how goes the modeling biz?
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Going swell. lol. So where are all the new paintings? lol ;P
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spent most of what time I had cleaning up old stuff so I could get the damn things out of my studio.
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, well that's good! Do you have an idea for your next big project?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got tapped to illustrate the update of a book I illustrated back in the early 90's.  Beyond that, I have no idea.

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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, well that's cool! It's good to have projects going. :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah.  Painting (the way I do it) is such a slow process, it's a good idea to have a bunch of stuff going on at once.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting style! Great composition! Congratulations! You are very talented artist! :-)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  I enjoyed your drawings and  your photographs.  It seems you live in a beautiful place!
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Mogarbobac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
More like this WOW amazing job
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!  Reminds me of The Dark Tower by Stephen King.  "When is a door not a door? When it's a jar, and that is the truth"
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hate to say this, but it took me awhile to get the joke...I must be getting old.  Anyway, thank you for the comment!:)
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BubbliciousAirheads Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's a painting? Wow. How long did it take you to make this?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It probably took a month or two.  with oils, you have to let each layer dry before you can add on to it...I usually have three or four painting going at the same time so I can work on one while another dries.
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BubbliciousAirheads Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
maybe I should try that method when painting
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you are using oils.
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:star::star::star::star::star: Congrats on the DD!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
You're welcome =)
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KookyvonKrazy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The question is should she stay or should she go?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Well, if you look just past the doorway to the right you will see a burning castle...I'd say she HAS to go.  But maybe not...a medieval girl might find our world way more frightening than a burning castle.  Maybe it was caused by a careless scullery maid and a few weeks of toil by the peasants will have set things right.
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KookyvonKrazy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She has to move into our world. Wow.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, in the story I made up while I was working on this, she has to come to our world partly for her own safety and partly to find a guy that can help on her world.
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KookyvonKrazy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw. Poor girl.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I guess she did ok in the end.  I never wrote the story down, so feel free to come up with a kind fate for her!:)
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KookyvonKrazy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should write it down. It will probably get a DD like the picture that goes along with it.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried writing once and discovered that I have no talent for it at all.  So I just decided to settle for doing the illustrations and letting the viewers write their own stories.  Still, Thank You for your vote of confidence!:)
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa!... So trippy...
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I liked you line art.  Do more!
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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starblinky Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this a lot.

Almost always it's the reverse, you're in a busy, hectic city looking through a doorway to another universe, some tranquil place far away from the daily rush of a full blown city.
Now we're on the other side looking in.. What is this strange place? It's scary and new but all too intriguing and curious at the same time. I feel it evokes more emotions than the former.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  I have always had a thing about seeing our civilization from a kind of alien viewpoint...like a thousand year from now, exploring the ruins of old New York or, as in this case, seeing it from a whole different time line.  It also means the painting can be an allegory for leaving childhood and coming to grips with the real world.  
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Nice work. :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha! I love the way she's peering into the modern world from long ago.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You always see stories of modern people going to ancient time lines and taking over.  I wonder what would happen if a medieval princess with a good education in sorcery could do in modern day America.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh yes!
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Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
This is GORGEOUS
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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