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As Slowly the Snow Begins to Melt by Tolkyes As Slowly the Snow Begins to Melt by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 20"x30".
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PhilK5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Quality stuff. If you had been doing this 40 years ago, your stuff would be the covers of fantastic British Prog Bands albiums like Paul Whitehead was !
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. At least prog rock and psychedelic groups have made a comeback. I am starting to get requests for current day album cover art.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend and Merry Christmas! Huggle! Merry Christmas Sign Snowy :merry christmas: :secretsanta: Present Peeker  
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DanChampy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Beautiful!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic like always my friend.
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I appreciate that.
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DreamWeaver222 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi James,

The Award Central Judges' Panel is very honored and proud to present you with the Silver Gallery Award for your wonderful oil painting "As Slowly the Snow Begins to Melt"

To view Judges' comments and to pick up your award please go to the following [link] .

Congratulations James!!!!
The Award Central Judges' Panel :)
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DreamWeaver222 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speaking on the behalf of the Judges' Panel Your very welcome James.! Beautiful piece of artwork.!!!!

tricia :)
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AnnaShell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! It is so detailed! I love the coloures you've used, stunning view
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm very pleased that you like it.
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa. The detail and the colours in this are just... :jawdrop: I absolutely adore your work, it's so magical! :love:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That makes me feel good.
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another beautiful piece! You do such exquisite work, my friend. I love it! :D
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You're very kind.
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome! :)
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tree-x-hugger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This painting is awesome!! I feel like I could just stare at it for hours and still find something new to look at. Great job!! I'm so jealous...
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I've been putting more and more time into my paintings as I'm maturing as an artist.
Of course, now I've gone from doing about a painting a month to more like a painting every 6 to 8 weeks instead.
I'd like to get away from working from photos as much and try and be a little more spontaneous. That's how I started out painting back in 1999. We'll see...
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic! So complex and well painted.
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It took me awhile to paint but also because other matters got in the way, too. I'm glad you like it.
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would imagine it takes a while to paint in your style in the first place!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. I've found myself putting more time and detail into my paintings, especially when I work from photos.
At the same time though, I want to venture away from relying on photos too much. It's somewhat tedious. Plus, I fell like I'm truly 'painting' or 'creating' when I'm being spontaneous.
I'm trying to reach a balance.
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I usually only rely on photos when I am making something realistic. Most of my drawings are all spontaneous. I don't think it is bad to have a reference as long as you make it your own :)
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I personally think the left side could use some subtle highlights because it looks a bit flat right now, but the right side, sky and river look amazing! The detail in this is quite incredible.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I wanted a sense of melancholy where the two travelers were separate from the brighter more hopeful areas around them.
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing and breathtaking!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Chiara-Draw-Do Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah I can't believe this is oil on canvas! The colours are so beautiful and accurate!! You're very talented!! =D
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You're very kind.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful magical work (as always)! I especially love the contrast of snow and warm colours. :clap:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Tara and thanks again for the use of your 3 photos.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! As I said, feel free to use any of my photos, if there is anything you can make use of. :)
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DreamWeaver222 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting James, The colors are just gorgeous. It would be great as a fantasy painting also. Very magical atmosphere. I'm so in awe of your talent!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it.
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DreamWeaver222 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome James !
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As slowly the snow begins to melt in patches warmed by the sun of early Spring, the luminorphs begin to emerge more freely from the slumbering ruins.
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Fascinating work James. Love the purples and pink tones used both in the snow and the sky. I like how you use various horizons in your paintings it makes them dream-like.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I like to put a lot of details and images in my paintings and the only way to do that is with various elevations (kind of like items in a window display).
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Ryszarder Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this :D
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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xXJustForFunXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
THIS:NEEDS:TO:BE:BEST
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't speak icon but I take it you like my work.
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xXJustForFunXx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Sorry FAIL XD
But your Art...is...I can't describe ^^
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's OK (chuckle, snort! chuckle) I'm just glad you like my work so much.
I'm flattered, thank you.
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CAT-J55885522 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
Wonderful
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another good winter work, makes me think of fish bowls
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