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Emerald Sea by alifann Emerald Sea by alifann
I used to use mineral spirits and lately found Alkyd to work best for me. The work became much more loose and shiny.

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:iconmercurialpixies:
MercurialPixies Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art!!!!
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HAKA1CZ Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Great art work
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:iconmtranquilli:
mtranquilli Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is such amazing, beautiful work. :-)
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kirstencluettart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice brush strokes and colours
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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. Great style.
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:iconbegoniax:
begoniax Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice :)
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:iconfineartcandice:
FineArtCandice Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh bow i love loose beautiful brush strokes.
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:iconrpintor:
rpintor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good
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:iconoosterbe:
oosterbe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
This is truly beautiful piece of art! I like a much of its loose strokes. 
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jpjpress Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
great work!

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Alpha-Lexx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student
Great colors and texture - I almost can feel the fur of her jacket!
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:iconshinychocolate:
ShinyChocolate Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I truly love these colours *__*
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joeaengland Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
woww
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:iconsasha3:
Sasha3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Artist
+++++++
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:icongulptan:
Gulptan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I want to learn how to do this. :)
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:iconphotominer:
Photominer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wonderful light and color. Beautiful.
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:iconjellyrolldesigns:
JellyRollDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
What a gorgeous portrait! Amazing colors and brushwork.
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LiviuAndrei Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, really nice. You mean you replaced turps/spirits with alkyd medium completely?
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:iconlikelucy:
likeLucy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are beautiful. :love:
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Tish-You Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
the red of her lips against the blue background is my favorite part, i think
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:iconjaianarkali:
JaiAnarkali Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably my favorite if all your paintings...so beautiful...reminds me of something an explorer might have found in the wreckage of the Titanic! :D
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Subtranslucent Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
gorgeous :sun:
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:iconnadja-mariina:
nadja-mariina Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous painting :heart:
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:iconpeteamachree:
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
fantastic
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:iconjoenaf:
Joenaf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome paint!
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:iconrenoverchat:
renoverchat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Beautiful.
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789632147 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] =)
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:iconsaphirekitsune:
SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow this painting has real precession your light is vary nicely done great pallet she is just beautiful who every buys this is going to have a master work to love for a life time
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Your painting is beautiful!
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:icontelleira:
telleira Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work
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AndyWYC Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
great work!
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:iconluisdiazartist:
LuisDiazArtist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I get a little Lady Agnew of Lochnaw vibe from it. Were you inspired by Sargent?
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:icondonna-corleone:
Donna-Corleone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
stunning, beautiful colors and mood ..... I love it ....
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:iconindene:
Indene Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful lips
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:iconlesleychill:
Lesleychill Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a stunning portrait, i love it emerald !
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:iconmaryam-nowarah:
maryam-nowarah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Very beautiful
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echo-sackett Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Beautiful!
Gorgeous colors.

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Gloria-T-DaudenStock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   General Artist
I featured this amazing piece on my journal! Hope you like it :) [link]
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katwatrous Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote a poem called Emerald Waters quite awhile ago, I find it interesting that someone would use such a similar name.
Anyway, great picture, love the detail. :D
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maibanez Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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davepuls Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured :star: in this month's news features for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]

Dave
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Lolli-RayasPop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Wow! i love it!!
And not know that
i cant tell you because
your work its so great!!
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:icongyorfiandras:
GyorfiAndras Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great works you have. this one is especially my favourite.
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:iconvarlyte:
Varlyte Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Amazing ;o
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:iconmypurplechicken:
MyPurpleChicken Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Just... WOW... YOU my friend, are gonna be as famous as Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci on day, I guarantee it :O
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:iconeriwyle:
eriwyle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hurray for traditional oil paintings! :D I wish I had a style like yours...:D
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GloriaDei Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great color palette--I love the green and gold and the scarlet of her lips. This piece has a thrilling feel to it, intriguing and mysterious.
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :D
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Souruuriin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
this is soo beautiful :la:
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