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Phaedra II-the Arrival by Tolkyes Phaedra II-the Arrival by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 18"x24".

After listening to the 'Phaedra' album by Tangerine Dream, I like to listen to 'The Planets' symphony by Gustav Holst, particularly, "Neptune". It is serene yet feels like you are approaching something magical.
After being in the frozen wasteland sounding 'Phaedra', I like to imagine that I and along with perhaps some friends, are now approaching a large, wel-lit house with an observatory built into it, on a hill. We know that we will have comfort from the cold there.
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amazingostriche Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
This is such an amazing piece... not as complex as your others, but there's alot in here that really makes me curious about this place. You're entire gallery is reat, btw
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MagzWLBR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So, SO wonderful. And I love the little tale accompanying it. "Neptune" is beautiful yes, although I prefer "Venus" or "Uranus."
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. "The Planets" symphony by Holst is probably my favorite classical album that I have.
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MagzWLBR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome; it is a lovely album.
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Drombyb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Very impressive!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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FranciSkellington Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: You have blown my mind! Exquisite work!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you . I really appreciate that.
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FranciSkellington Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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Niki-Smith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   General Artist
Wow it practically glows. Very amazing work!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Niki-Smith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure :)
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
wow incredible :)
Send you request to feature your work in my groups ;)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More Great Music and another wonderful piece :D
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :D
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is genius, like a photo!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I keep black and white copies of photos which I've collected over the years. In this painting, I selected certain images, cut them out and arranged them in a landscape. I used that to paint from.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh cool, thats a neat tip, I do cut out and collect images from mgazines that i like, so I may have to try that for future art projects! :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. You can cut out and put together different images in a random sort of semi-conscious surreal way or create a definite landscape to follow.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D Yes I'll definately give it a go!
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Jewelz-n-Spensive Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It even looks cold !!! (I know it's sup. too...and you did an awesome job pullin' it off ) Very beautiful and I think my fav. so far.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This painting is one of my personal favorites as well.
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playgrounddefect Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Even though it's a cold scene it is meant to give one a warm feeling inside.
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playgrounddefect Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh and it does :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Hyroar Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
This is GREAT! :O such a huge painting with oil and looks so nice!
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Phaedra' is one of my absoulte fav. pieces of Berlin School electronica.
I think we might have similar tastes in art and music ...
Beautiful painting!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I checked out your artwork. Very cool. You do seem to have similar artistic influences as me: everything from 19th century romantic landscape painting to 1950's- early '60's science fiction.
My biggest influences I guess would be the classic Surrealists but I would say that I admire Heironymus Bosch the most.
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hieronymus Bosch is fantastic and that in many ways.

Living in Europe I’ve been lucky enough to visit many of the cities with the big museums (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Stockholm, and Rome) and see the old masterworks ‘in person’. Bosch did not disappoint.

I really like artwork from the golden age of fantastic illustration (Burne-Jones, Rackham, Beardsley, Heath Robinson, et al.) as well as the Pre-Raphaelites. But it was the Roger Dean/Yes connection that really got me started drawing/painting as a teenager. I was also a big sci-fi and L.O.T.R. fan.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Here in the Tampa Bay area of Florida where I live, we do have the Dali Museum but that's about it.

Like you, as a teenager in the 1970's hearing the new form of music called 'prog rock', combined with an interest in sc-fi and especially discovering J.R.R. Tolkien, (along with an appreciation of nature)is what really inspired me to create art.

However, my artistic skills were limited then.
Later, as an art major in college, my artistic skills improved but at the same time, fantasy art and even surrealism were looked down upon. Abstraction and the avant-garde was considered the only way to go. I drifted between painting photo-realism and abstraction, without any real direction.
It wasn't until years later (1998)that I decided to draw and paint what I really wanted to do and began creating these fantasy and surreal lanscapes.
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Btw - the first time I heard Tangerine Dream (Phaedra) was in a record store in Gainesville, Florida. It totally blew me away and changed my perception of what music is.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Phaedra is a very unique and hard to define album. You couldn't call it rock, classical, jazz, whatever- it was like its own genre.
Phaedra is abstract and somewhat experimental but not discordant. It is beautiful but without any discernable melodies. It is hypnotic and 'mindscapish', without sounding like movie score music.
To me, Tangerine Dream's later albums were good but they sounded a little more like classical or rock or more like movie score music which they eventually did write.
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Corny as it sounds, but I believe Phaedra was a milestone in my musical life ...
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My favorite single moment in my life (more than having sex for the first time or anything else that I can think of)was hearing "And You and I" and the rest of Close to the Edge for the first time.
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DSil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student General Artist
That is intense! So much attention to detail, such methodical precision. It really does feel moonlit.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I appreciate that.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so magical! :clap:
And you like Tangerine Dream!! :clap:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tara. I especially like Tangerine Dream's earlier work. It's a little more abstract.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I find I have to be in the right frame of mind to fully appreciate Tangerine Dream's really early work (if that makes sense), though my husband listens to it a lot. I prefer their slightly later work. I notice you like Yes too. My hubby is a big fan of theirs, and I enjoy their music too. Your art sometimes reminds me of the style of their album covers. :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like somewhat abstract electronic music but at the same time I like certain kinds of classical and mediaevel music as well.
I belong to the Yes club in DA though I prefer their earlier albums with their "science fiction folk music" sound, as one music critic described it.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Music is wonderfully inspirational, isn't it. I sometimes write a certain scene, listening to the same piece of music over and over again. :)
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fluxcreations Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is again just beyond words :) Excellent.

To put it in a more eloquent way. I really like the snow puffs
:P
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I appreciate that.
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GarrettBrothers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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