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I decided to put my older work back up: I showed this before under a previous DA incarnation.
Oil on Canvas
36" X 48"
This could also be titled: The Wreck of the Kestrael. It has some damage and I plan on doing the painting over.
music: [link]
and: [link]
On the cd I had the one song followed the other.
and music: [link] Together these three songs inspired this painting
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KendleRJ has written a beautiful short story on this painting :fav.me/d75qpif  Please go check it out!
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KendleRJ Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
You're so very welcome.  I saw some hope there in the shadow of the fallen vessel; unsure as to whether it wrecked on the rocks or fell from the sky.  This definitely has a story it's telling, and background to explore.  Thank you for resharing it. :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!  There is a common thread that runs through several of my paintings: a kind of mental story I tell myself while working on them.On another level this painting makes reference to some life lessons in the Here-And-Now...a kind of allegory.  But I often find, like the story I referred to earlier, that other people often find completely different stories and meanings that are just as valid as my own.  I like doing that: painting an illustration and challenging the viewer to provide the story. I think that we humans are natural-born story tellers and that with the tiniest of prods this ancient talent can roused.  
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KendleRJ Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
The imagery is inspiring; the story told within it is one of loss, pain and beautiful suffering.  It's simply gorgeous.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  When I did the painting I had in mind a tale of big dreams brought to nothing, but when I originally showed this (in a previous DA incarnation)I got into a brainstorming exchange with another Deviant.  The story that emerged from that had the girl being a descendant of the crew of the ship.  The ship wreck was regarded with superstitious dread by everyone except this one girl who liked to bathe and swim  in its shadow.  One day she gets up the nerve to paddle out to the wreck where she discovers and befriends an android who was left to guard the wreck .  He was forgotten in the meanwhile, but, being ageless and having never received orders to the contrary, remains to faithfully guard the decaying wreck.
One thing I really like about DA is how showing my pictures seems to occasionally bring out the natural storyteller in other people.
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is truly stunning :love:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So is yours!:)
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: You are too kind :blush: :blowkiss:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naw...you deserve it!  I am just kind enough...not a drop too kind
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: :hug:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful. You are very talanted. :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing work! Very magical!!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
my earliest favorite of yours, still love this to pieces.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...I bought a nice pre-made canvas for her new rendition. All I need to do is mix up some ground color(sky-blue) and get going.
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colgiljnr Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
That is awesome mate . . love the colours and mood of it. :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It took a lot of screwing around to get this far on it. Due to some damage I will have to redo the piece, which should result in an even better painting now that I have all but a few of the design problems worked out(The "masts" on the ship need a few changes).
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