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Nursery by Tolkyes Nursery by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 20"x24".

The title, "Nursery" has more than one meaning.
Astronomers refer to nebulas as 'star nurseries' because that is where stars are born. In turn, stars form planets and planets, in turn, can form life.
The space nebulae morph into kudzu vines (which to me look nebulous as well) and then there is the garden or 'nursery' at the bottom of the painting.
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Given 2012-05-12
Tolkyes has a gallery that can make you drool. I'm glad that Nursery was suggested, otherwise you could pull your hair out try to decide which one you like best. ( Suggested by Ghost-of-Raven and Featured by deshrubber )
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JG2004 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
😍😍😍That is amazing!😍😍😍 You are soooooooooooo talented!👌
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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bornstar910 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
your a hard worker this is great
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I work hard at things I care about, anyway.
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bornstar910 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
awsome
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lithiumvi0let Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
How brilliant light! Exciting:happybounce: 
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm flattered.
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lithiumvi0let Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
You're welcome!
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Tabra1z Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
that is amazing 
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. Very beautiful artwork. I hope to be as great as you are.
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's fine. I'm glad you like my work. I'll check out your site on Tumblr (I'm there, too).
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CreativeExistence Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought this was digital art with how complex it is. This is amaazing. If you don't mind, what sort of techniques and steps did you use to create the space aspect of it?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I look at photos of actual nebulae for realism. I paint from light to dark using titanium white to mix with. After the various colors and shapes look right I add the black space last. After it dries I come back and paint more stars later.
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CreativeExistence Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok, thank you!
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WOW-wolf-Vomitas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Amazingly beautiful!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SpaceJunkE Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your skills on amazing! This is a beautiful piece! Keep up the great work:heart:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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SpaceJunkE Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcomes!: )
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dillonpringle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Words cant describe how much I like this.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm gratefully grateful that you like my painting!
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so astounding *0*
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I still get a lot of positive comments on this painting even though it's a few years old now. It's very flattering and encouraging.
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ^_^ I would feel the same way if one of my pieces received a lot of positive comments :)
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Colors...Mind=Blown
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure which is my favorite painting of yours, but this one might be it! It's certainly something special! :nod:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. This does have the most positive comments so far.
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caroberto Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it's not easy to paint those nebulas, I've already tried, but it's not as perfect as yours. All my respect :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It will come with practice. I'm currently working on another painting with the Horse Head Nebula and a few others in it.
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Wolf-Smith Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah.... I'm not sure what the focal point is supposed to be, my eyes are drawn instantly to the Eagle Nebula, but then I just wanna explore... Its almost like staring at a Bosch painting
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Bosch is my favorite painter. I'm also fascinated by astronomy.
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ikindalikecheese Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Stunning :O
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This is my most popular painting. The 'sequel' I painted hasn't received the same attention. I guess this "Nursery" has a certain serenity to it, plus just the right combination of colors.
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ikindalikecheese Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I believe it's the colours, there's just that something special about it
Makes it that much more magical :)
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dendril Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
This is so beautiful. I wish I could go there.
The morphing from the plants to the nebula looks perfect!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I noticed that the weird almost anthropomorphic forms that the kudzu vines made were often similar in appearance to nebulae.
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lunchbox1234 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@_@ woah pretty
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MADARTISTJOC Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
The pilars of creation!!! never looked so cool!!!Nursery of STARS!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it.
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AzoraZan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
My god... nothing needs to be said
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so pleased that it moves you. Thank you.
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pencilpushersart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just mind bogglingly amazing!
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