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October 1, 2008
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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.


16"x20" acrylic and alkyd glazes on masonite
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yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Is the poem on here? I would love to read it. :)
Meeka-Lakota Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks amazing I really love it.
Wystro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you so much!
Netah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
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.
Wystro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
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!
ludmila333 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Student Photographer
It makes me feel like I am there, staring through a window in to this magical world, grand job....
Wystro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment and for exploring my gallery -- it's not often that "Unfinished Carousel" gets a visitor! =D
FrescaFrostbringer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
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:
Wystro Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
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!
FrescaFrostbringer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I'm really looking forward to it :heart:
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