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Abysmal Glimpse by Mivala Abysmal Glimpse by Mivala
Hope everyone had a lovely Valentines day~ I threw this piece together yesterday evening and a finished it off this morning. I'm a little bit excited about how this turned out because it illustrates some sort of epiphany I had.... I've never successfully painted much other than collage/psychedelic/surreal work and landscapes. There's actual subject matter here~!
So I had a lovely Valentines day... a lovely past week or so, actually. As a result, I think I gained a little more clarity while painting...
"Abysmal Glimpse", 16"x20", acrylics on canvas.
Initially, I'd considered just painting a pair of jellyfish But then an idea struck me ... for how far down in the ocean they live, I like to imagine their surprise upon finding a snow globe (likely on the verge of bursting under pressure). The scene depicted in the globe is foreign to them, but it offers a glimpse into another world, essentially. I also wanted to sort of personify the creatures by having them interact with the glass...stroking and halting it as it sinks. Just an idea~~~~
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Rsking1627 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! I love it. I'm working on a piece featuring jelly fish right now, but I could quite make them as transparent as I had hoped. This pretty much just showed me how to do it. I love your work.
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so  much!  Glad to be of some help and I look forward to seeing your next piece.:)
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Fatalinnocence1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh this must've been fun to paint!! :3 The black background is perfect for this and I really enjoy the touch of the added snowglobe. Very nicely shaded and overall the only touch I believe I would add is maybe a slight shade variance (gradiant.. ish type thing) to the background ? Though I'm not entirely sure if that would mess with it too much... anywho, very good job :)
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Lovely picture, like the idea of the snow globe.:) (Smile) 
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i keep coming back to look at this piece, i never tire of its beauty.

i hope you don't get tired of my telling you how much i admire this piece! :hug:
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't mind at all!  In fact, funny you should say so; I actually noticed this comment while revisiting it the picture myself, just a few moments ago!  I just recently got this piece back from my last show and it's framed and hanging in my living room.  I keep looking up at it and just losing myself -- with most pieces I can recall my thoughts from every step in the process of creating it, but this one was painted in such a state of bliss that it's hard for me to even remember painting it!  It doesn't feel possible, almost.  
And even though I've updated the photo -- this still doesn't even compare to what it looks like in person. :P 

Just today, I realized that it might go to good use in a hospital setting, since they're all always looking for artwork.  I don't think I'm ready to sell the original, but I might get prints made up and distribute them to healing art galleries and whatnot.  
 
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i think the painting is ideal for healing art, it just emotes peacefulness. If it were me I'd keep that painting and have prints made. 
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional
sweet
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you know how much i love this piece! I still love it :)
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hooray!:)
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce:
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:iconttvl:
ttvl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconaeroslash:
Aeroslash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I love your art style. It is very surreal and abstract. :)
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankya kindly!:)
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N4rva5 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When I saw it I thought it was to see so many ideas, situations and things that looks like a painting contains the cosmic whole..*<*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your art!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so happpppppppy.:woohoo: Thank you!
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:iconn4rva5:
N4rva5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
u're welcome! ^.^!
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i love this concept. i think you were smart to add the snow globe; the painting is now so much better than just a painting of 2 jellyfish. the idea of these 2 animals interacting with this inanimate object that looks so much like them superficially is really amazing. i can almost imagine what they would be thinking, if they could think! great concept, great painting :)
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!:)
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. :bow:
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:iconricconn:
ricconn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you are so very welcome, i love it, i think it is really amazing!! :) :)
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:iconnanushii:
Nanushii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
this is so pretty!
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!:)
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:iconwilliam-john-holly:
William-John-Holly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord this is beautiful. Your work always impresses and intrigues me.
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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:iconphosphorose:
Phosphorose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
whoa nice! Another great piece :) I really like it. You are good at acrylics.
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm always learning, haha
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Jellyfish remind me of the sea. I love the sea.

laconically stated, this is quite beautiful.
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Grazie mille mon ami! Jellyfish are quite a sight indeed. (Andddddddddddddddddddd so lovely to etch n' paint)
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:squee: :tighthug:

i love jellies!!!! and deep sea monsters of all types for that matter :love:

very cool idea w/ the snowglobe :D
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce: Danke mille!
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D bitte! i think that's right... ^^; not too good w/ german
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, German and Italian is what I combine, but oui~ bitte indeed!
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
XD hai? lol
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing:
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:icondanyasaur:
Danyasaur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I LOVE this idea. So fantastic and whimsical. It nearly demands a short story.
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sososososoSOSO much.:love:

Love your photography, by the way. Really wonderful moments captured.:)
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Danyasaur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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:icontupunoor:
Tupunoor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:clap:
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconelhammo:
Elhammo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
cool idea!!
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:love:
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slight-obstruction Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love thisss @__@ Where the heck do your ideas come from...
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love in general, I think.:3 heheehehehe
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Beautiful! :)
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much!:)
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eVolutionZ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
At very first look I didn't notice the snow globe so that was a nice surprise to notice it afterward, I like this work and the swirly ballet of the jellyfish :)
Lots of interaction and story in this one, gotta love it :D
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