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. . . are no less powerful than adult ones . . .


Nostos

There was an apple tree in the yard --
this would have been
forty years ago -- behind,
only meadows. Drifts
of crocus in the damp grass.
I stood at that window:
late April. Spring
flowers in the neighbor's yard.
How many times, really, did the tree
flower on my birthday,
the exact day, not
before, not after? Substitution
of the immutable
for the shifting, the evolving.
Substitution of the image
for relentless earth. What
do I know of this place,
the role of the tree for decades
taken by a bonsai, voices
rising from the tennis courts --
Fields. Smell of the tall grass, new cut.
As one expects of a lyric poet.
We look at the world once, in childhood.
The rest is memory.

- Louise Gluck -

Thanks to :iconmybreathingselfagain: for link to the poem :aww:
:iconhrtplz: Featured here - :thumb342530338: MID WEEK ART FOR THE SOUL...MY DEAR FRIENDS AND WATCHERS,
I SHALL NOT BE AROUND HERE MUCH THIS WEEK-END
AND SO I DECIDED TO DO A MID-WEEK FEATURE FOR YOU ALL....
I HOPE YOU ENJOY AS MUCH AS I DID COLLECTING AND
SEARCHING.... FOR THOSE WHO CELEBRATE IT...
AND A CONTINUING GOOD WEEK FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT...
:iconsomehugsplz::heart::iconkimberely:




Hidden Souls by ~Mariano-PetitDeMuratSoon to be ashes by *Vidom
 Thank you :heart:


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:iconvisionart:
visionart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Excellent painting:nod: Sorry for being late!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
No worries - thanks. I'm dreadfully behind myself :D
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:iconvisionart:
visionart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Im sure there are many more artists out there in the same position...yikes:hug:
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:iconzaradei:
zaradei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Very impressive!!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
:D Thanks very much!
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:iconzaradei:
zaradei Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
My pleasure!!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Filmographer
Lovely colours and such... is it possible the face on the right is Norma Jean Baker's? Or should I say Marilyn Monroe's?
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
She does remind me of Norma Jean, you're the first to mention it :highfive: But that's just a coincidence.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Filmographer
Cool, :highfive: mind if I ask who these people are?
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
No one - they're just faces :shrug:
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:iconwinkguy1:
WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Filmographer
Gotcha ;)
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
am always so impress by the higth contrast in your works, it is difficult to stop looking at it :clap:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
:love: Oh, thanks Levi, that means a lot ^ ^ :cookie::cookie::cookie:
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:iconminakiel:
Minakiel Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Great colors and texture!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
:D Thank you! :thanks:
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Simanion Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Wow..you've managed to achieve a traditional equivalent to a digital photomontage I think. Very dreamlike and expertly realised.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Thanks, Simon :hug: It's traditional/painting knives with a layer of digital paint . . . I actually like this one too.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
very beautiful. Yet something seems a bit off, and I don't know what it is..

but I like it :)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Thanks - if you find out what doesn't work, let me know :)
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think it's the contrast between the colors on the left, working to create a face (and mainly applied for that reason) and the colors on the right, living on their own and seemingly 'accidentally' shaping another face. Hm, not very clear description. What I mean is: it looks like the colors in this painting have two functions, but they don't work so well together as they usually do in your paintings.

Hah, that's the problem with being a good painter: when something doesn't work complétely, you'll get 'complaints'. ;)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
XD :hug: They can't all be winners :shrug:
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
true, very true ^^


but I always tell myself 'they shóúld be...' gheh. Leaves you with a lót of frustration, I can say.
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EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Loving the contrasts. Not just colors, but textures: watercolor and impasto, choppy and smooth...man, you've really got something here style-wise.
And I totally agree with the title.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:hug: thanks os much! :aww:
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a powerful image! Fabulous work as always :clap:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
:hug: I like the way this turned out, thanks.
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:iconkristians:
KristianS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
I used up my thoughtful comment of the day on your last piece, but this one rocks too :headbang:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Sweet! Thanks my friend:hug:
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KristianS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
:love: :hug:
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:iconuntangomas:
untangomas Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
How melancholic...*sigh*.
I really like the strokes and the colours!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
:painter: Thanks!
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist
I really love this rough, abstract style of yours. The eyes are especially compelling, really drawing you into the picture. I love the similarity of the expressions on both faces, to express the memories within.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
:hug: Thanks Jodie :aww: I'm kind of fond of this one myself :)
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Jathor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
The picture is powerful...
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
:) Thanks very much.
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Jathor Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
np ^^
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Nikya2t Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Photographer
You're SOO GOOD when you do your work traditionall :heart:!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
XD thanks ;)
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Nikya2t Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Photographer
You're welcome :DxD
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:iconzenatz19:
zenatz19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Gorgeous, startlingly forthright work. Powerful in its penetrating emotion and vivid colors. Amazing! :heart:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:aww: Thanks Natalie, glad you like it :)
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:iconzenatz19:
zenatz19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
You're welcome! :hug:
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Filmographer
Great stuff, as usual <3
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:glomp: Thanks Cons.
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6nine-eyes9 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
that's really a great piece of work right here, the colors you used are so vivid, something I usually don't recommend but you have done such a great work, I am not fond of very powerful colors together but this painting is something that I would seriously enjoy having on my wall for some point, there is so much artistic richness in it :hug:

well done :heart:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks very much my friend, I'm honored :hug:
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6nine-eyes9 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! :wow: absolutely fabulous piece!! really big impact!
So many things I love about this...the colors Your techniques with the paint/media....the feathered areas vs. the hard-blocked in areas...just gorgeous!
You really feel the little girl is more of a memory...fading away but still there. So much thoughtfulness in the young man's face.
I love it!

:winner: :clap:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:heart: Thanks LeeAnne! The feathering is excess turpentine with thin oil glaze and raked around with a big coarse brush :D :I"m so glad you like it :w00t:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Its truly a masterpiece, Hon'!!
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