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The Rose by ellejayess The Rose by ellejayess
Oil painting of a mannequin from the Macy's Flower Show, New York (its a public display that happens ever year - they don't always use mannequins, but there are always plants and flowers, which temporarily transform the window displays into "urban jungles"... all the buildings and people around form a parergon for what is going on inside the window)

Edit = I've finally uploaded a higher quality image of my painting. It's closer to the original painting now, as the saturation is up (I painted the roses as a glaze, where it's just one thin wash of oil paint, backlit by the white canvas, for high saturation). I hope you can also see the texture in the background now.

Thank you for all the comments! :)
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Given 2011-05-06
Suggester says: "It's one of the most beautiful pieces of work I've ever seen. Compositionally it is interesting and original. The colours are mind-blowing but not overwhelming. But what hits me most about this is the figure itself. Her model was a mannequin, but she has managed to bring out in it a life like no other. The eyes are pleading, desperate. She has brought a mannequin to life; it's astounding!"

The rose by ~ellejayess

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pixelwhorror Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
this... is insane. i wish i had patience to work with oils often..
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MoonlightSonataV Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Very beautiful.
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Twilight-zion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Beautiful like a rose that has just bloomed!La la la la 
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BugleMan-Snow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Love the use of pinks here
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EriseHC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so vibrant! she really is like a rose, but more flamboyant-like if I might say.
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williamodevik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
beautiful! i think of some sort of a embodyment of perfume.. lovely style!
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startdreaming Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blown away by this
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sarahredhead Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! BRILLIANT
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JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this piece for sale by any chance?
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:iconellejayess:
ellejayess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm afraid the painting already has a home (at least for now). I am, however, hoping to get an exhibition happening, whereby I'd finally be able to put some of my works up for sale!
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TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a beautiful painting
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:iconellejayess:
ellejayess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks TheGreenSprite! :love:
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work !!!!!
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:iconellejayess:
ellejayess Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing- see pls mine !thanks
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offbeatcomics Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Wow! You are fantastic!
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JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How gorgeous is that! WOW
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misha-otaared Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
gorgeous!
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dragonaki Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow It's beautiful !
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musictheatrelover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Why am I reminded of Marie Antoinette?
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ellejayess Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I see it does look similar! :hmm:
big hair >.<
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
is an amazing paint-adorabile !
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ellejayess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :love:
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AkahoshiSalem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Beautiful! I love that from the interesting angle you've used the mannequin appears almost human. It seems like there's a tinge of longing on her face. Very striking.
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Kyuuketsuki-Nan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Beautiful colours and an amazing angle!
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gaukelei Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah. This is so incredibly gorgeous.
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berlin4evr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Lana - This is so stunning...reminds me of a glorified Marlene Dietrich (my favorite actress). Are you selling prints of The Rose? I would love to frame a copy for my home...and gaze upon it each day. Hope to hear from you-Karen NY USA
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laycass Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
beautiful!
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RipfangDragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so fantastically beautiful. :love:
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Chihyro Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I'm sorry to bother you but i just wish to tell you that your wonderful work has been featured on my summer 2011 collection! [link]

Have a wonderful day!
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fierybitch Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I was at Macy's once during their flower show. it was amazing! This image captures that experience and surpasses it!
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GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]
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bunnitos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Gorgeous. =)
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ToxicWitchling Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful beyond description.
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bluepapering Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This painting is so beautiful! Whenever I look at it just feel so inspired! AMAZING WORK!
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AdelaidetheStrange Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Amazing! Fantastic work.
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cakeypigdog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
one of the most exciting images I have seen in a very long time. Well done!!
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grafmason Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
wow,fantastic work.
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SamFoote Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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MJLong Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red is so vivid and beautiful. I love the dark/light contrasts and the pose. The shadow work is wonderful and lends even more to the feeling of passion and drama without ever becoming "too" anything. I find the softness of the lines lovely and delicate. It is so fantastic the choices you made in the sections of the piece that are more vague versus the more focused portions. My eyes wander around the rosy costume and cloud like hair, but always return to those perfectly sculpted hands and ethereal face. I can ramble on about this all day . . . and I very well may die of jealousy!
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DarkWidow Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Lovely!
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Divine-Mania Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely.
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, I've featured you here : [link] :blackrose:
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layarue Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I featured this one :) [link]
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Fayora Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!! that's rarity! what beautiful painting! your color usage is positively MIND BLOWING!!!
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Oh.... She is so beautiful! Marvellous use of colours and light contrasts.
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EveSalvatore Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
My God, stills taking my breath away!
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terrordactil Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
u bring life to the lifeless
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lizzybetsharko Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
just beautiful!
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Speltier Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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