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Memories smell like flowers by alifann Memories smell like flowers by alifann
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I painted one of my fav photographs from Nadya Kulikova fav.me/d2e4jos. This painting was great lesson in terms of light, transparency and using limited amount of colours, not to mention curtains !. I still look back at this piece and wish I could have improved some stuff, lines for one thing.

Oil on Canvas 40" by 30"inch
Photographer: Nadya Kulikova nadyabird.deviantart.com/


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Given 2011-01-18
Memories smell like flowers, a fine evocation in oils from ~alifann.
(Suggested by 'athenatt, =milyKnight, ~Jurplo, ~nana-murasaki, ~only-the-strong, =Lap-chan, *RezoKaishauri, ~LadyFromEast, ~hardcorish, =Farewell-Spring, and =hel999). ( Featured by SRaffa )
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TheObserved Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I love this, it has a "Home away from home" feeling to it.
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Blackadderz Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015
I added this image to my fav's because it is so reminiscent of my ballerina at the piano although much much better. I have a preference for back lit figure paintings in that you can work with the light and shadows more intensely.

A lovely, lovely painting, thanks for sharing. You demonstrate a rare talent and have inspired me to pick up the brush once again.
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BlueEyedDracula Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Bueatiful
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andydeek Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
gorgeous
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Dionysian-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Lolenka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just AMAZING!!!! I'm totally impressed.
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LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
woooooow ....... beautiful :) ..

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AnimaMcKertcher Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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GreenEdges Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! It looks and feels so alive!
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jasontagphoto Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is fantastic!  
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Bella-Rachlin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful! So inspiring :)
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Laurens-World Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful :sun:
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dream of painting this well. Bravo!!!
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Demon57 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful artistry and detailed. :heart:
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Batonhorse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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ELECTRICSHEPHERD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This I could stare at for hours.
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Mel-01 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet. Great work! ♥
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Artchocolateandcats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I love your paintings they have so much emotion hidden in the light and tone
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kirstencluettart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the softness & warmth
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th3hollow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Excellent
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Shinagara Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like.
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Otherra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is soooo beautiful :heart:
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tisteroc Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahwww
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MarryEllen Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
more than beautiful....no words.....fantastic maybe...but still ...
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tuminka Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
wau!!!
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bHeHapi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
great composition...
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khyrkat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wonderful
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I think of the memories that come from smelling a flower, it occurs to me that there are 2 contrasting venues where flowers dominate the gathering: weddings and funerals.  Or is that just 1 venue?  :) (Smile)   Beautiful work here.  I don't know why you would think you had to improve on it.  It is perfectly complete as is.
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sclepka Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it is unbelievable..)
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elzbietakocieda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing, I can't even describe it
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chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I adore this! Especially the details in the lace curtains.
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Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So perfect and story-like. The light is so soft and bright. You executed the concepts REALLY exceptionally. Great job!
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous painting!!!  I love the emotion in your work!Beautiful!!!
Blessings,
_Tessie
<3
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MediocreHearts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing 
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kcthreads Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
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OnePassionOneArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
...What a beautiful work of art. Simply astounding. I love this!
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mereltjaa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. I really tought it was a picture.
I really wish I had your skills
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow ! Beautiful !! Amazing work on the details and i really love the colors ! :hug:
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LoopyKitty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so intensely beautiful, so gorgeous and delicate♥
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Anastasia-Aleks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohh crikey! So ambient
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OFFICERRICHARD Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
quiet、clean、beautiful,only left is a kind of Low-key luxury.
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Suzandrawing Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
its just amazing wowwwwwwwwww
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Suzandrawing Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
wow i really love it
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lenapo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Digital Artist
this has such a romantic feeling. well done!
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Emmaoftheimpact Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a strong sense of realism in your work!  As a thumbnail one would think it is a photograph.
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karinaloveart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work!

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ThoughtQuery Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
immaculate 

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LadyBlueHawke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect, the expression is so powerful
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AshleyWithAHeart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I know it's hard not to be critical of your own work, but in my eyes it's perfect.
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Beautiful skin and lace....
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