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in all probability... by kvnvk in all probability... by kvnvk
in all probability I could still probably get a better shot of this painting. satin to semi-gloss finish due to a finishing layer of wood stain makes this extremely difficult to shoot without getting some amount of reflection off the surface. regardless this is my first painting in over a decade, though I may not be completely finished with it yet. I just wanted to post it to prove I've actually been working on something.

oil, acrylic, spray paint, shellac, paint marker and wood stain on canvas.



fyi, my work is NOT to be used as stock or texture or a "resource" for derivative works.
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:iconjankulinicz:
JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
This one is my favourite. I hope you upload more stuff like this.
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:icontackon:
Tackon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Great moody and tempermental works.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I am nothing if not moody and tempermental... lol!
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:icontackon:
Tackon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Then you should be an interesting character!
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MargoSchopf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh wow. This really speaks to me. Didn't know you could use shellac with oil? I've used it with ink or even watercolour with some interesting results.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I mainly use it over partially dry oil to speed up the drying process as I end up getting a bit impatient, lol!
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IsabelaRazo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
some paintings need to be touched and your works are just some. this is beautiful.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
thank you very much.  :D
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:iconmeloumacaloon:
meloumacaloon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I keep coming back to this.....you have nudged me hard with your elbow. The textures are teasing me to touch it, the colours are now fixed inside. Thank you.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
you're welcome, and thank you as well.  :D
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:iconopalcrane:
OpalCrane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
There is an endlessness
to this painting that is very intriguing
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
thanks, appreciate your comment and taking the time to look at my work. :D
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:iconideaguy:
ideaguy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
A PAINTING!!! Thanks for keeping the flame burning...with all the digital work out there, it's great
to see some actual hand-work; no smoke & mirrors (says me who uses mirrors in most of my photo
work) work is reminiscent of A. Ryder...keep painting!! by the way- size of piece?
thanks
M
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
thanks, appreciate your enthusiasm and the comparison to Ryder. :D:horns: as for size it's roughly 13 inches square.
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:iconimpaled-corpse:
Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is really amazing, dude! :D
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
thanks. :D:horns:
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:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Featured: [link] :sun:
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
thanks. :D
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:iconjosemelim:
JoseMelim Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a beautiful painting and it's a beautiful photowork, indeed. I love the warm color tones as well as the nice textures.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
thank you very much for commenting. :D
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:iconmiscoartigrafiche:
MiscoArtiGrafiche Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
This is amazing
Congrats :clap:
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
thanks. :bow:
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:iconmiscoartigrafiche:
MiscoArtiGrafiche Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
you are very welcome :)
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:iconredsuzanne:
RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sorry you felt you had to prove something, but I am glad you did.. This is a fabulous piece of art ..as is.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
not in the usual sense of "something to prove", only that I was indeed doing work again after so long ;) anyway, thank you kindly, glad you like it... I never did do anything else to it by the way. :D
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RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I sort of thought not...LOL.
I do understand though..I felt much the same way when photography turned digital. I packed my beautiful old manuals away, and was not coming back! I lasted 2 years. I now embrace the dark side, and could kick myself for doing nothing but mope for 2 years straight. LMAO.

Ahh artists..*snicker* I am not of your caliber, buy I can angst with the best of them...LOL
I thank you for the favor on my silo shot, as well. :dygel:
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Nahuask Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Merci beaucoup... :D :hug:
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:iconnahuask:
Nahuask Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Avec plaisir Monsieur :D
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
:aww:
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:iconmoddeydoo:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely rich tones ;-)
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
:D
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Daisy919 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Gorgeous, mysterious, romantic...............................!! Lovely!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
wait... all at once...??? :faint:
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Daisy919 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Yessss!!!! :)
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kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
:D:horns: :boogie: :icontardraveplz:
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AndrewStevens Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
thanks. :D
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:iconalejandrovicente:
Alejandrovicente Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it seems like a Turner.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
thanks, I seem to get that a lot.
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:iconalejandrovicente:
Alejandrovicente Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really? you like William Turner?, he's one of my favourites. :)

How did you do the texture in this one?
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kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
yeah, I'm familiar with Turner, though I don't consciously try to emulate his style.

the overall texture was achieved by applying a rather thick layer of "texture white" oil with a palette knife. the red streak through the middle was overlaid oil and Grumbacher Zec medium mid way through completion.
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:iconalejandrovicente:
Alejandrovicente Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for answering, I understand, sometimes your work reminds to people about other artists who you are not trying to emulate.
Anyway... So you prepare the texture on the surface first, and then apply the color on it?
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kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
and that's perfectly o.k., Turner's work is a fairly common point of reference with many people and the comparison is usually meant as a compliment.

as for the process of developing the surface and texture it isn't always that straightforward... most of the time I only have a vague idea or none at all and just start applying paint. there will usually be several layers of textured paint and lighter glazes and washes... if I'm not satisfied I'll usually spread a thicker layer of paint over a good portion of the canvas and start the process again. other times I may use a paint remover and scrape away sections of the surface to reveal some of what has come before.
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creapicform Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Juicy metallic-oil lights let come in the darknesses, where one can find, like on Rembrandt's paintings, quiet shining treasures.
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
hmmm... Rembrandt you say...??? I'll have to look this character up... :lol:

thanks, appreciate it. :D:horns:
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:iconimadias:
imadias Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it. Amazing
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:iconkvnvk:
kvnvk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
thanks, appreciate it. :D:horns:
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Sea-Of-lLights Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
WOW!

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great work!

you like the darkness more than the light? Why?
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kvnvk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
thanks again. :iconhigh5plz:

as for the preference for the darkness it's just something that's been with me for as long as I can remember... personal history, dealing with so much death around from an early age, etc, etc, etc... 20 years ago a friend of a friend, an older Japanese woman, commented upon seeing some of my paintings "there is a darkness within you"... maybe it just cannot be contained...
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