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Dream by jialu Dream by jialu
Dream, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

When I first began exploring surreal imagery when I studied at York University in Canada, I painting mixed media images of women wrapped in dried leaves, and called it my cocoon series. This painting is similar in feeling, though the forest of lotus leaves behind the sleeping figure comes from traditional Chinese ink painting. I dream every night: rich, vivid dreams that leave me exhausted in the morning. This is the most peaceful one I can imagine.
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
A really interesting metaphor of a dream...
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JVarriano Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That hint of red just makes the whole composition come together for me! Amazing.
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Danny1210 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful!
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KatieMazurek Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
WOW! This is gorgious! Love it lots! 8D xxxxxxx
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
:wow: Incredible and inspiring work :heart:
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great piece...so beautiful:-)
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VFireFalcon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   General Artist
This is an amazing painting, so peaceful. I love the spark of red and the accents of yellow, they complete the piece. :heart:
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andreartstudio Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
very nice painting ... something there .... !!! :O
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, Just featured this beautiful painting in my journal [link] :heart:
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, just whoa :)
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skitsoverburn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Love it, like the way you paint silk!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional
wonderfully expressive
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work, so full of beauty, peace and emotion :heart:
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Cellarvee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
:eyepopping: So glad you shared this one with us - just beautiful. Yet another :winner:
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Good work.
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Sucka-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love how the drapery has this lovely soft glow to it. You did an amazing job incorporating the colors of the background onto her skin tone. Combining yellows and blues is something that I particularly have a problem with myself. :)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
dreamy indeed :)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Susurrant, enveloping, and gently seductive; that spark of red is an inspired touch of pure magic…
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MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is ethereal and sublime!
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Rochnan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing, as I've come to expect from you. Thank you for sharing.
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