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Aug 18, 2012, 9:37:58 AM
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The Horizon Bleeds And Sucks Its Thumb by SRudy The Horizon Bleeds And Sucks Its Thumb by SRudy
Inspired by a song of This Mortal Coil, the painting is named after the song title. Thanks a lot for looking!

Acrylic on Canvas 50*70 cm.
No reference used

© Rudy Chidiac 2012.

Edit: Thanks a lot $Thunderstatement for the DD award :hug: It was a great surprise.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-09-19
Wow, no one critiqued this piece yet? I can see why-- this piece is amazing! Also, congrats on the DD. This picture definitely deserves one for it's stunning visual.

What impresses me are the lips and thumb in the sky. Even though the sun (Or is that a red moon?) pops out with its bright color, the lips are able to capture the viewer's eyes immediately and without fail. The gorgeous blend of cool and warm colors in the sky are beautiful-- a rainbow array of mystical proportions! The lighting is perfect and the sight is one to behold.

A few things to point out, however. The blood coming from the mouth seems too thick, as if its more than blood. It should appear fresh like the blood from the cut on the thumb. The bottom area where the blood meets with the horizon pops out too much. To me, it looks like the horizon is covering something the blood is dropping onto. Maybe if the blood flowed out and blended into the horizon, it would look more like the blood is bleeding into the horizon rather than onto and behind the true horizon.

To me, I see 3 pictures here-- the lips in the sky, the setting sun, and the 3 moons over the ever moving sea. The land masses on opposite sides, however, seem to have thrown me off just a little bit when I was transitioning from the 2nd picture to the 3rd picture. Of course it's a land mass, so its shaping is distinct. Maybe the bottom of the land masses, when transitioning into the 3rd picture, could've been shifted to thick clouds in the night sky and there would be little islands in the shape of small clouds to be floating around.

Personally, I've never seen anything like this done before. Normally, it's 2 pictures in one. After seeing this, I'm surprised that 3 can fit into each other perfectly. It's such a beautiful sight that takes my breath away!
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17 out of 20 deviants thought this was fair.

To start with; THE COLOR IS ABSOLUTELY ENCHANTING. What a deliciously divine shade of grape-aubergine...truly spectacular. The texture and depth within and about the sky is captivating; I feel like I'm situated in some vivid dream, wondrously gazing at an epitomized...paradoxical... gradual pool of catastrophism.

Technically speaking, the lips are very well executed; there's a beautiful balance between the shading and light that results in one of the most subtle and lovely pouts. I'm not quite convinced I'm looking at waves of water in the lower half of the painting, of course. There's a fluidity that seems to be missing, but it doesn't necessarily concern me -- it has a gorgeous sort of gelatinous look about it.

The blood reminds me a little of pomegranate; as the previous critique states, it's a bit thick and I don't quite imagine it being the result of a thumb injury! This leads me to my next bit of criticism -- I'm not crazy about the thumb (which is kind of ironic, because way back I did a similar (though not nearly as deep) painting of a mouth and thumbs, lol). It seems awkward in the image.

REGARDLESS -- I really appreciate this piece. I especially am fond of the central part, it adds to the surreal aspect of the painting by forcing the viewer to be curious. Where are we? What sort of dream is this? Is this an ocean or a wall meant to toy with the mind -- I even looking at this from the right angle? etc. (the "moons" kind of resemble empty bowls to me... very cool!) I think the way things are laid out here is marvelous, by the way. We could cut out any third-sized segment of this, combine what remains... and the result would be an equally intriguing image.:)
The subtle glow behind the lips and various halos surrounding the mysterious objects/entities in the middle also add to the overall atmosphere of this exquisite vision.

Fascinating work indeed -- all too deserving of a DD!:heart:
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apiarona Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly wonderful!! :clap:
SRudy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fireandsound Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with your gallery, so interesting!
SRudy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.. :D
namtar57 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Beautifully executed picture, light is brilliant.
SRudy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional
very nice indeed
SRudy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Leurion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
it's amazing, wow.
SRudy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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