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Fountainhead by Tolkyes Fountainhead by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 22"x28".

A spontaneous Spring painting.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again. "Fountainhead" is somewhat inspired by "Awaken" by Yes as well as "Fountains of Light" by Starcastle.
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CrazyBlacklines Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
AMAZING.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. An early painting of mine done back in 2000. Completely spontaneous.
Nowadays I layout the landscapes in most of my paintings ahead of time using photos as reference to one degree or another, leaving room for some spontaneity in places.
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CrazyBlacklines Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist
You're simply fantastic..your surreal landscapes are amazing.And I can say the same thing about the Music you listen to.^_^ YES..is one of my favorite Progressive Rock Band of ever..near King Crimson,PFM,Asia,Orme..Steve Howe is one of my favorite Guitarist..he is a genius..
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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beaudeeley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh this is indeed fantastic. A fountain of otherworldy delights :-)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. This was one of my earliest paintings. It was fun to do. Sometimes I can get rather bogged down with some of my spontaneously created paintings because I'm not sure in what direction to take the image. This is one reason why I tend to use photos to go by more in my later work.
With "Fountainhead" though, everything just seemed to fall into place.
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Shinnynyanya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
shock о.о
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm truly pleased at all the positive comments on this painting, especially considering that it was one of my earliest paintings and completely spontaneous.
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Shinnynyanya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Spontaneously it's good! That's when the artist shows the imagination.
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Lilith-Sahl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
No words to describe. It's just perfect!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's funny. I remember when I finished it back in May,2000 I felt satisfied with the painting but not in a real emotional way.I even remember thinking to myself at the time, "why don't I feel more happy about how it came out?"
Sometimes I wish that I could see my art as others do.
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Lilith-Sahl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, I know what do u mean. In our mind we always have the picture of "how it should be", but it's not always the same at final, but the most important thing is that it looks amazing anyway.
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RowanF Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, it really transports you. I love that about your art, it feels like you're going to different world without even leaving the room. :D
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I appreciate you phrasing it that way as well.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I especially like your phrase, "beautifully alienated".
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EthanSchur Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
So so beautiful....What a tender touch you have. incredible colors! A beautifully alienated painting:)
Incredible imagination!:)
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Druology Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Hi! :la:

You've been featured here to promote Spring-inspired works of art that are available as prints!

Have a great day!

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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
So dreamy. I love it. :heart:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I guess it is rather dreamlike.
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keepfrozenthissideup Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
that is sooooo cool!!!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'd like to do another completely spontaneous painting again in April.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning and imaginative imagery! Really beautiful, and I love that I can see hands and legs and bits and pieces in there, whether or not they were intentional - in that way it's got that Dali landscape quality, but I agree with the mention of Bosch. Both great influences to me too :D The greens here are really warm, and I think the little parts of purple/red/yellow etc really lift the whole painting. I'd live here :lol:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. When I draw or paint 'biomorphically' (spontaneously created organic imagery), they often unintentionally resemble faces, various body parts or animals. I never consciously try to do this except maybe once in a great while.
I'm glad that you like my painting.
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AudreyDuMaurier Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I thought it made reference to Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead" but still is nice!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I came up with the title after the painting was finished simply because it had fountains in it which could in turn, have been feeding a spring or river.
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van-goghbutterflies Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
This is a fascinating painting! :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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buenodavista Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
ah, beautiful piece, makes me think of a beautiful elvish garden.. the colors are very pleasing on the eyes and the piece as a whole gives inspiration, very well done
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This is one of my first paintings that I did (April, 2000) when I first started to seriously paint.
I never received much of a reaction to it though. In fact, I just decided at the last minute to dig. photograph it to be included in my files along with my more recent work.
I'm glad I did though, considering the positive response that I've received from it.
Here in the Tampa Bay area galleries tend to lean toward one extreme or the other: elitist, avant-garde galleries or galleries that cater to tourists and feature quaint seascapes.
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buenodavista Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, I sure do like it, and if you just decided to seriously paint then that makes it even more impressive, I'm really enjoying all of your work though :)
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MarikKanameLightZero Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Bosch is one of my top two or three favorite artists and a big influence on me, not for the religious symbolism but his sense of composition and weird yet beautiful biomorphic imagery.
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Jack-the-drunk Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
At first the concept remind me of the center peice of "The Garden of Early Delight" from Bosch ! And I think you did a great job creating this surreal/fantastic environement... the line work is well done and the backgronda and sky are well executed to !!!
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