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Hekserij by kolaboy Hekserij by kolaboy
Acrylic on canvas, 16x20 inches.

An old piece. I pretty much remember doing this one (though I later changed the girl's face). It was in August of 1989, which stuck particularly in my mind because it was unseasonably cold for August. I also remember listening to Penderecki's 2nd Symphony as I was painting.

The owl chimera has turned up in my dreams several times, always in a night forest setting, and always whispering evil things to me. Blasphemies, and vivisections...
I have no doubt that it exists - somewhere.

And, on that cheery note, I thank you for looking =)
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:iconya-na:
ya-na Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconthecarlosmal:
thecarlosmal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I see Alfons Mucha in this painting. If Mucha was more somber, sad, nightmare-ridden and, of course, way less obsessed with champagne and cigarettes.
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Mucha is amazing, especially the Slav Epic :nod:
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:iconthecarlosmal:
thecarlosmal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Dude, "Mucha" in Spanish is "a lot" (for feminine nouns). Pretty cool, huh?
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, & fitting ;)
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:iconwellwornwings:
wellwornwings Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
excellent piece. :star:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconradiopooh:
radioPooh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
the owl man came to me and took me to places i did not want to go .. i tasted salt and barb wire before i was led before the witch queen who screamed .. off with his head

it was a silly dream .. but why did i wake up with blood on my white pillow
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Only The Shadow Knows :nod:
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:iconradiopooh:
radioPooh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
* cheesy sound effect in the distance -

a SHOT rings out ..
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:iconj4n3t:
J4n3T Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: you are the best!
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconlexiconoclast:
lexiconoclast Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
man this one really hooked me

outstanding work

always had owls with me as a kid
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconasclaire:
asclaire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Scary at some point, listening to the concerto brings so strange an atmosphere... vivisections brrr.... :sprint:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Pat =)
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:iconsumajarong:
sumajarong Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
:wow: :love: .......Nong :) :sprint:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Nong =)
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:iconlloydg:
LloydG Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Zauberei. :)
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ja :nod:
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madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
dark, gorgeous, and fascinating.
i really love this one. the figure in the foreground is surely something conjured up from the most vivid and feverish of dreams. :clap:
one of my favorites of yours'.
thanks for sharing this gem from your vault.
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much =)
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Base-SG Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Hekserij... witchcraft...

the barbed wire seems to be held out as in a promise... yes, nothing good can come from it...

*imagines a white light around him to keep himself safe*
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconphootyraskel:
phootyraskel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
geewhizz
[link]
headphones and volume plse.

i also had to google the title
epic painting danny
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
Ah well, I was listening to his 2nd Symphony (which ironically incorporates the theme of "Silent Night"), but I love this piece as well :nod:
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phootyraskel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
you should link the music,
i would like to hear.

considering that they had no amps back when this stuff was written and everything was unplugged its some pretty head bangin concerto music(:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The 2nd symphony isn't available for streaming, but here's a close equivalent [link]

A beautiful piece of modern music :nod:
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:iconphootyraskel:
phootyraskel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
ty for the link danny,pink floyd came to mind when i heard the clocks,and the unusual and unconventional sounds with the music

yepyepyep
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Asinino Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Having barbed wire so close to my eyes scares me more than the owl.
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Barbed wire is scary, period :nod:
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:iconmsdawe:
msdawe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I keep being drawn to the eyes of the owl, they are piercing and so still, it gives me the chills.
I do get the impression this owl creature is a whispering evil things like you say. Really good representation of that feeling.
The girl almost seems out of place at first but the contrast with her hair and the purple in the moonlit sky connects everything back together.
Really inspiring piece.
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconsumajarong:
sumajarong Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I just woke up, sort of, so not thinking too clearly yet..but clearly enough to be glad I'm awake and not about to come across this scene in a nightmare. It's an awesome and mystifying painting Danny. Mark
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mark =)
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:iconrubius:
Rubius Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Wow! I've never seen you paint animal looking things before. :giggle:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the first time one would pose for me =D
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:iconrubius:
Rubius Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
It is so cute ^___^
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Ruby =)
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
AMAZING as usual! The sky, the girl, the owl/person, its hand, the wire... it's just perfect!
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
You're welcome! :)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
A singularly powerful composition and beautiful rendering; the barbwire design actually made me catch my breath, and the shadowy grace of the whole thing is as lovely as it is chilling...
:+fav:
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sam =)
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