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Unfinished Carousel by Wystro Unfinished Carousel by Wystro
This is a gift to a dear friend. She shared a poem that she wrote called "Unfinished Carousel" -- it's dreamy, melancholy spirit stayed with me, and I knew that I had to make a painting out of it.

Part of the gift had to be a faithful interpretation of the verses and spirit of the poem, and part of it had to be stepping into new artistic territory.

This painting marks my first full-blown foray into traditional materials (the fan brush is Nature's smudge tool!). I went through a lot of trial and error, but it is really amazing to me that the skills that I've picked up from digital art translate well to a physical medium.

When I read that poem, I see myself as the lost rider. Thank you for not losing sight of me, Kimy.

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16"x20" acrylic and alkyd glazes on masonite
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:iconyoyododo1990:
Is the poem on here? I would love to read it. :)
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Meeka-Lakota Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks amazing I really love it.
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:iconwystro:
Thank you so much!
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:iconnetah:
Dearest friend John, my home got knocked about by the edge of a tornado in the night just an hour shy of my 49th. In the dark, in the damp, in the threat of more to follow, I retrieved my most prized possessions from a room before they could be covered under the destruction blanket of water damage. They weren't photos, or furniture, or jewelry, or even my clothes. I went for my art collection. Unfinished Carousel was the first.
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:iconwystro:
Oh my god, Kimy! I hope things are okay, and I'll email you for more info, but I have to say how honored I am that you saved your art collection first when the worst happened!
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ludmila333 Jul 6, 2009  Student Photographer
It makes me feel like I am there, staring through a window in to this magical world, grand job....
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:iconwystro:
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment and for exploring my gallery -- it's not often that "Unfinished Carousel" gets a visitor! =D
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:iconfrescafrostbringer:
finally some artwork from you again... You must know... I love your artwork. It touches something deep inside of me. Your piece "the wedding" was the first picture in my life I seriously couldn't take my eyes off... and I still can't. I don't know what it is, but it's inside of me.

Keep on that wonderful work. :+fav:
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:iconwystro:
Wow...Thank you for that comment. I feel like the richest person on earth right now reading your words. Okay, I'm going to do much more artwork!
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:iconfrescafrostbringer:
I'm really looking forward to it :heart:
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