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Blue Voyager by Keithspangle Blue Voyager by Keithspangle
I decided to put my older paintings back up. I showed this earlier under a previous DA incarnation.
Oil on Canvas 24" X 36"
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:icontheboywhocriedpanda:
TheBoyWhoCriedPanda Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I can't even on this one. 
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Fantastically beautiful work. The little animals around the graceful woman seems so wonderful. I love the shining sunflower. Such a light is the best light on the earth. The colorful stars makes the whole picture perfect! You're a super artist!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I got the idea from a big sunflower that grew in my back yard...and also, I suspect, from The Little Prince, which I read a long time ago.  I like sunflowers!
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
You're always welcome. Yes, it reminds me only on the little prince, after you mentioned it. I love sunflowers tooo!!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sunflowers seem to have a lot of personality....all in my imagination of course...they seem to be old, wise and quite friendly.
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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Wise and friendly they are in my imagination too and I like the soft, smooth petals.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also: they are very easy to grow....as a sometimes gardner that is always worth bonus points!
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Right you are.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
A beautiful fantasy!!How wonderful the glowing sunflower is shining it's light on such an eye catching ,impressive little scene!!!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you: this was inspired by several different things: and old battered sunflower, the book "The Little Prince" and a young lady who seemed to live in a constant state of mourning despite the everyday wonders around her.  I am sure other sources could be found too :) 
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cavasquezesq Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Stunning.  Absolutely stunning.  It says so very much.  It expresses the core of me and what is important to me - how I feel with all of nature as a part of the universe.  Thank you.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I hope you enjoy your voyage through this universe!
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MousyRoy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I don't know why I love this picture, but for some odd reason it makes me want to grab a blanket and curl up to block out the rest of the world in a way. I just love that feeling of being able to escape the weight of reality beneath my trusty blanket to steal time from a cold relentless reality.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I think the picture was about blocking out reality...or about creating a little island of your own personal reality while adrift in this larger, unforgiving reality.  
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way the cat is looking at me....
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! I was trying to capture Gomer's expression of panicked bewilderment....didn't quite get it.  
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this so much. Do you sell prints of this one Keith? I would be very interested in buying!
Thought you might like this song too (thought it kinda fitted this picture)
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  I need to clean up the file, but once that is done I will enable the prints.
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds good
Let me know, cause like i said i'd be interested in buying a print. 
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK :)
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:iconcoady2y:
coady2y Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I love the sunflower as a lamp. Very cute image.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:)...I still can't recall how I came up with what is now a pretty obvious idea.  I wonder if anyone has actually designed kids' lamps that look like sunflowers.
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coady2y Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
If I had the resources I would work with a lamp maker and create floor lamps that looked like sunflowers. It does seem like a logical lamp design. I know I'd buy one.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The giant leaves would make good shelves.  I looked on Amazon to see if anyone else was making them....nope.  I'll put the project on my back burner.
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coady2y Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I did a google search. Don't see any sunflower lamps. I think you got something there. I bet they'd be a big seller.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I should put together a model and see if anyone is interested.

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:iconcoady2y:
coady2y Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
If you do, please post a photo. A sunflower desk lamp would also be pretty nice.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK!
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muddlemind Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
lovvvvve this :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thank you!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: I still think the cat and the rabbit need some work.
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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delenntoo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This one is charming! I adore it.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Last time I showed it, someone correctly pointed out that it looked like it was inspired by The Little Prince. I loved that book!
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
nice work!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!..and for all the faves!
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