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Pure Water by DallasNagataWhite Pure Water by DallasNagataWhite
I do a lot of thinking while I paint. This started off with the idea that I always dream about water, even though I'm not much of a water person. I dream about a water so clean and pure, it's like liquid glass, and if I look into the ocean I can see all the living things in it for miles and miles.

I also began to think about clean water, and its availability. The world is finally becoming more aware of the lack of clean water in many places, and living in Hawaii, surrounded by fairly clean water, both fresh and salt, I know I often take it for granted.

I was inspired to do this painting by this photo, taken by a friend: [link] I loved the idea of flipping the image, with the figure looking like she's rising UP into the water, rather than down. (Although it was painted to be viewed either way. :) )

This probably took around 14 hours total over the past week.

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kgwriter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing painting, but now i feel ugly :(
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
wow. the arch of the back is beautiful. i love the glow of the colors
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow this is amazing! I didn't know you drew; I thought you just did photography haha. Pleasant surprise. :P
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My drawing/painting is sporadic, but happens sometimes! I actually went to UH intending to join ACM, but then chickened out and decided to be a painter...but all the intro art classes were full except for photo! And that's how I ended up a photographer. :)
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool! Have you taken any art classes here?
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I got my art degree from UH, did figure drawing and painting up to the 400-level, but just about all my digital art knowledge is self-taught.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's....that's awesome. I bow to thee.
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blue-fall Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
WOW that's breathtaking
SOOOOOOOO amazing
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onewingedtenchi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's beautiful!
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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