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Life in Moss by San-T Life in Moss by San-T
It might be quite weird, but I always loved moss, it's like mini grass but much more interesting. This painting like many others, started with a color scheme in mind, I wanted something calm and green.
Once I finished with the first layer, I left it for almost 2 months, not knowing where to go from there.. not really wanting to change anything. So even now, all that was added were the small details and washes of color and the first layer still shines through.

The process of it was quite frustrating for me, but I just love this painting, hope you'll like it.

Acrylic and a bit charcoal on 24x30" / 61x76 cm stretched canvas.

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Schokopir Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes, I really like it!
I love your technique very much - it makes the Picture so unique.
I also like the idea and your concept and the result is very good.
Moreover you did a good Job with the choice of the colours.

Very well done, I really like it :hug:
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San-T Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much =]
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F-Lagerdahl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Not odd at all! This is beautiful and I agree moss is really beautiful. 
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San-T Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =]
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F-Lagerdahl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're most welcome! ^^ 
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kaliannameyron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Maybe it's only because of the title, but I keep seeing the little black blobby bits as creatures with yellow eyes.  Makes it cute and whimsical to go with the calm of the green.
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San-T Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, that indeed sounds cute, thank you =]
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GaliLoorem Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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San-T Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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GrizzlyBunneh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
How do you get the very flowly lines? As it's something I've been wanting to do for ages but can't seem to figure out how to do it :| (Blank Stare) 
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San-T Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Uhmm.. it seems I somehow missed your comment, I'm sorry for the delay.
The lines are created with dripping liquid acrylic while moving quite fast.. the movement then dictates how to paint falls onto the surface, mine for example are very circular... it sounds a bit complicated, but once you'll try it out, I'm sure you will figure it out=]
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GrizzlyBunneh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
That's alright!

When you say liquid acrylic, have you just added water to it? or done something else? 
I look forward to experimenting and developing my own ides from your awesome work :)
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San-T Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's actually different kind of acrylics, the Golden brand has them if you are going for better quality and gloss.. and most of the lower grade acrylics (folk art, craft smart, americana and maybe more that I don't know about) are way more liquid than usual tube acrylics and get almost same effect.

If you want to try mixing it yourself, then you will need gel medium instead of water, preferably as liquid as possible (I've tried mixing gel medium with water and it's there is a bit of a difference..)
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Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always loved moss and its fuzziness.  Great topic to paint on!
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San-T Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Moss really is a lovely thing, thank you =]
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RedMink1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
On these hot days, I crave an easy stroll in a deep woodland ... moss required!  

THIS is GREAT.  Pulls me right in.

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San-T Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Uh, that sounds wonderful, thank you =]
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smiiliimoon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i just discovered you, but you're style goes very well with what i like! :) you'll get more comments and favorits from me in the future :)
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San-T Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, looking forward to it ^^
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
a very cool piece! :clap:
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San-T Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks =]
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
you're welcome! :)
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing abstract friend! Very well played out:) :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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studioNoob Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
über cool !
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
this really trips me Synesthesia

I smell rich peppermint I faintly taste lemons I feel warm water roll across my shoulders and I hear something very like OMNIA "The Sheenearlahi Set" [link] complex soft safe but lively
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The music is absolutely lovely, it has so much feeling in it, thank you for sharing it with me and thank you for your kind words!
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SamSpruce Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have an innate, inherent, indescribable and quite incredible talent. Your work is inspiring, uplifting, mesmerizing, contemplative and very beautiful. This creation transcends pictorial manifestation and rises effortlessly into the realms of high Art; It is true genius :)
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to me! :hug:
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice ^_^
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
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:dummy: Your artwork has been featured in my journal here: Simply Showcase III: Abstract Paintings. :deviation:

Keep up the great work, and have a wonderful day! :giggle:
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San-T Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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PokeTheRock Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I don't know I see a frog, the first bubble thingy sort of looks like a frog...in any case i really love it
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San-T Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you =]
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raintreader Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love this...i would say more.....but i love it and that is all i have to say.....it is amazing....but that goes without saying
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San-T Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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raintreader Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are most welcome
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Syzygi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh it's gorgeous!:o I love that the blue and orange are faint, but still noticeable, like details more than colors! It gives the pic a lot of depth:)
And it really looks like a space-moss or something, really cool!:o I think the title for it is perfect, and I agree with moss being really interesting. Personally I prefer trees, but moss is like a tiny little forest full of tiny life. It's everywhere basically! And it's really beautiful!:D
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San-T Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
In nature there is a repetition of similar shapes, just in different sizes. I find the micro world to be extremely fascinating =]

I'm really glad you like it, thank you ^^
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Syzygi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Myes, I love all those plants where they're based on the Fibonacci sequence!:D They're really really beautiful! Also the fractal ones are really cool!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Writer
The color choices and the glossy roundness at the top of the orb do indeed give it a very sedated feel. Nicely done.
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San-T Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =]
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kniggets Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: That is so amazing! what a great job!! i would say it is my favorite but i love them all!! :D
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San-T Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it too, the shapes the colors, beautiful
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San-T Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DreamWarrior Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
I love the little yellow dots here and there, it adds a mysterious touch, like there's a whole world going on there. I like this a lot!
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