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January 14, 2007
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Buddha Under a Plum Tree by ObiJohnKenobi Buddha Under a Plum Tree by ObiJohnKenobi
Acrylic on Canvas

I spent nearly a month working on this before i got the colours and shading exactly how i wanted them. Most of my work was spent filling in the backgrounds, the base layers of the colour i wanted, and then building on top of those over and over again. The tree especially probably cost me the most time, but the entire painting is dozens (if not hundreds in places) of layers of translucent pigments. The tree itself also has real rose petals in it, and i used masking techniques with it to increase the layer effect and give it the impression of a floral texture.

Please feel free to download and/or distribute this image. While i'd like print sales (the original was already sold), i'm more concerned with people getting joy and peace from this image. So please feel free to use this for your own purposes, even if you want to print it out, just enjoy it. All i ask is that credit remains where credit is due. I put a light watermark on the image; i tried not to make it too obnoxious, but please leave it there if you digitally distribute this image. :)
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DigiMax2 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
My jaw dropped to the floor when I opened this image.
Truly a great piece of art. Really love it!!!
ObiJohnKenobi Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. That is a very high compliment.
jumpymcwolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Wow that really is amazing, great job!
ObiJohnKenobi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it. I spent a helluva lot of time on it so it's always nice when someone takes notice. Thank you too for the :+fav:! :)
jumpymcwolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
You can tell a lot of work went into it. I'm especially enthralled by the tree's interaction with the sky and the beautiful simplicity of Buddha beneath it.
ObiJohnKenobi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's high praise. :) I was going for a composition where everything was layered, defined and distinctive, yet definately perceived as being one whole. Buddha stands out as the focus of the painting, but you can still perceive him as very much being part of the rest of the painting, not seperate from it. At least that's what i was trying to acheive. :)
zenfulmama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
i love this, i am looking for buddha images for my shrine, and this is one of my favorites thus far.
ObiJohnKenobi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) I do have prints available. ;)
Guinnypooh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
I do believe the original is better than the online copy. But hey u can only do so much with the old scanner! But all that work was worth it. it's BEAUTIFUL! :+fav:
UlverWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
great colouring mate :horns:
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