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Reflections Oil Painting by stevegoad Reflections Oil Painting by stevegoad
*Edit* Thank you so much for the DD!

Oil on Canvas of a Grackle in a stream. 24"x36"

The funny thing about this painting is I went to the Fort Worth Zoo to get some animal shots for potential paintings and as I was walking into the zoo I saw this grackle sitting there. I took the shot and out of all the photos I took while in the zoo,(which was probably around 80) this is the one I painted.

I uploaded a decent resolution so you could see the brush strokes.
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Given 2010-08-23
Reflections Oil Painting by *stevegoad ( Suggested by Brunodsp and Featured by snowmask )
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eno7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Stunning piece!
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tallycat2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
woah this is great. It looks so real and that reflection in the water is spot on ! great work this must have taken you a long time great work!
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This has been featured here: [link]
I hope you don't mind! ;-)
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Francesleetan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, great work... love it!!
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Absolutely breathtaking! ♥
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creampuofs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't add any more that hasn't already been said. :)
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
This is gorgeous. It almost doesn't seem a traditional painting. :wow:
Congratulations! :clap:
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Space-c0w-Girl Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your paintings are amazing :faint:
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kevinPage Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic! great work. :)
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:iconaninsvet:
aninsvet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is very beautiful :clap:
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjennymoedkorpela:
JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love this painting!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, you've done some wonderful work yourself there. :)
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:iconakidead:
AkiDead Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
incredibly detailed, it really does look like a photo, wonderful!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Miss-Tristie-Enne Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Good thing you told people this was oils! I thought for sure it was a real picture...This is great. :)
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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Miss-Tristie-Enne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. :)
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Styx-N-Stone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Simply beautiful.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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FrogMouthedOwl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I would love more than anything to buy this. Or at least a print. Will that be a possibility at all? Thank you and cheers! :)
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I haven't made any prints of this piece but if you're interested in the original please send me a note.
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HajaoqueHouver Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Featured [link] :heart:
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that. :)
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HajaoqueHouver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
you're welcome :hug:
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist
wonderfully done!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist
:) welcome
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow thank you, I appreciate it!:)
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is so excellently worked out! as I read that you submitted it to the 'paintings' category I had to look twice until I believed it ;)
very beautiful work!
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that. :)
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:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Great job! I can stare at it for ages, love the atmosphere :heart:
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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whatever-honey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great job!
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it!
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Your deviation has been featured in my journal this week. [link]
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks, I really appreciate that!
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
You're welcome.
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xXBulmaXx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This is possibly one of the most beautiful things I've seen on DA.
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the nice compliment, I appreciate it!
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BlueStar225 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CANT SEE THE BRUSH STROKES AND I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT THIS ISNT A PHOTO XD ITS SOOOOO GOOD!!!
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL thank you :)
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BlueStar225 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always have to say this when i see anything bird-like, BIRDS ARE CUTE!!!
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DarkSenseiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
b-but i thought it was a photo-- gasp*

you are just AWESOME :clap:
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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DarkSenseiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
no problem :D
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imagin8shun Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
A stolen moment in time. The tree branches create a web effect,
that captures the risk of flight. Thanks for sharing.
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stevegoad Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you I appreciate it! :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It is quite realistic, that is for sure. :) Yet I still detect a hint of individualism in the strokes that make this stand out immediately as a painting (as opposed to a photo)! Very well done and congrats on the DD! :D
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May 21, 2010
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Camera Data

Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/362 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jun 16, 2007, 1:54:15 AM
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