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Saudade by TH0RNFIELD Saudade by TH0RNFIELD
Oil on Panel 30x40

And once again I have difficulty getting the camera to pick up detail in the shadow, if anyone knows how to do that without the lights getting super blowout let me know!

Here is a bit of an explanation of the title (and yes I’ve pulled this from Wikipedia, they summarize it far better than I could)

Saudade is similar but not equal to nostalgia, a word that also exists in Portuguese.

In the book In Portugal of 1912, A. F. G. Bell writes:

The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.
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GabbyJoseph Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
This is almost overwhelmingly amazing. Your style reminds me of the masters, Jeremy Lipking and Casey Baugh. Words can't describe my feelings for this masterpiece. 
The composition is just phenomenal and you are so sensitive to color! Just from hitting the yellow in the forehead, red in cheeks, keeping yellow ochre/blue color in the bottom area of the face, to the cool colors in the hand.

What was your message you had in mind while painting this piece? I found it fascinating how you painted the hand upturned as a gesture of openness or asking something and how this hand is the only part of the painting that is more of a warm color. 

All I can say is you are so blessed and this piece is absolutely outstanding!
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, what a compliment to be compared to them!

I had a lot going on in my mind at the time, lot conflicting emotions, and giant heap of restlessness. I wanted to give some kind of form to all those things I couldn't verbalize.
I guess you could say the hands were a kind of representation of the emotional turmoil I was in. Apathetic on the outside, but raging on the inside, before finally settling into a state that "saudade" describes.
Anyway, I hope that answers that for you, I have a hard time putting things in words in a way that is understandable for people other than myself, but I tried!
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GabbyJoseph Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
Wow, how beautiful! It's so powerful to hear how your emotions came through your painting. 
Rae, thank you for taking the time to share your message behind your piece! I am just so inspired after seeing your work and it gives me hope that one day, I might be able to paint half as good as you do. :)
Thanks so much!
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :blushes: , and hey don't worry there really is no other way other than just always working, believe me it isn't easy, so keep going you're on the right track :)
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GabbyJoseph Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
I definitely will. :) Thank you so much!
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Conlaodh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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EZshot Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Absolutely masterful. 
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blushes:
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SirRagnarok Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
It's amazing!
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :blowkiss:
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Don-Mirakl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Nice! :)
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :thanks:
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Don-Mirakl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Thanks for everything!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!

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Superb art!!
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :XD:
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

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Nemriel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am portuguese..... and i love how you have captured saudade.
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I don't speak Portuguese, so to have a native speaker compliment me is awesome! :)
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