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The eternal staring contest by ReV-Ryan The eternal staring contest by ReV-Ryan
-Sale status- $1200

-Medium-Oil on canvas

-Dimensions- 30 x 40 in. [1 in. ]

-Weight- 4 lbs

-Year painted-2010

-Artist-Ryan Demaree


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eddieblz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing.
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Void-Alpha Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
The details are simple amazing, nice job
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot
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CannibalTroll Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Very cool concept and image!
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks alot man
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ninetailsnaruto78 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG HOW LONG DID THIS TAKE?!?!

TIMECEPTION
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
About 21 hrs or so
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ninetailsnaruto78 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:O your kidding me
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:iconrev-ryan:
ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
haha nope

most of my paintings take between 10-30 hrs
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ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW thats really cool i love art that can strike a thought in my head its a good piece of work
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot, on a side note if you browse my gallery, youll see that I actually am fairly into astronomy and take astro photos of the planets as well
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ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah ive noticed! its cool tho because I love astronomy!
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too. Its an expensive and challenging hobby, but theres honestly nothing more fun for me, besides painting, than stargazing.

Getting a better look at where we come from is always nice.
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ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
exactly!
But I love looking at different star atlases and seeing all the different star clusters and nebulas
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
When I get the money ill be upgrading to a telescope that tracks as well as a professional imager so that I can image galaxies and nebulas. For nome single stars and planets will have to do.

The scope can see deep space, but in order to record deep space you need a tracking telescope for more exposure time.
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ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
omg that sounds like alot of money!
but it seem worth it.
the scope is pretty interesting i could only image the great footage it can give you,
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, the scope has a 10 in. mirror in it and is nearly as large as a full grown person.

Its great for viewing, im kinda pushing it to the limit because non-tracking scopes really arent meant for astro-photography. Its possible, just difficult, and its limited.

Great for views tho

The one I have costed $600

My upgrade will be an 11 in. tracking scope which is a 1 in. larger mirror and tracking ability at $1500
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mitsukithefox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
that is really cool and amazing
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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mitsukithefox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
welcome X3
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19cartwheels Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the little things I like about your painting.

I like its textures--the way that Jupiter looks kind of muddy, like it were something more organic than gaseous, something that would have an eye no less physical than metaphorical. And I like the strokes on the telescope--the way you applied lines there lets a viewer know that its a wooden, mandmade thing--as opposed to the way you painted the mountains or sky, for instance.

I like that you put so much thought into this. I usually draw first and build a fiction around the work later.

I've not thought much of time by the means that we measure it (hourglass vs watch), or in terms of marking it for ourselves or our history with regard to celestial awareness.

I ponder it more in terms of perception, and comparison. What 29 years means to me, as compared to what it meant to my dad. Or my grandfather. Looking at old photographs, I suppose, encourages a sort of intergenerational stare--albeit a one-sided one. I suppose it's also true, though, that my elder relatives look a me and see themselves at this age. Makes me wonder who they're talking to, sometimes.

I like that your work is making me think this much.
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot for the comment dude.

I am actually an avid stargazer and beginner astrophotographer so astronomy as well as this individual painting mean alot to me.

i actually came up with this idea a year before painting it oddly enough. I just had that contest of being in a staring contest with jupiters eye/storm, it was the perfect astronomical iconic idea to me.

This painting has been a huge leap for me as an artist, not only did I convey a big idea that I had been thinking about for a year, I gained a new motif/ object out of it that is very personal to my abstract-surrealist style and is incorporated in quite a few of my paintings now in some form or another. Dali is a very inspirational artist to me and always will be, I love surrealism and I love his work. I share his obsession with time and the workings of the mind so I feel that this individual clock has been greatly inspired by Dali, but I would call it one of my own iconic objects/ symbols.

If you browse through my gallery youll find that it appears quite alot as well as a few other of my own personal motifs ive picked up and included in my abstract-surrealist "act" .
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Status-At Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Wow - first thing that struck me was the beauty and skillfullness of the painting. Reading your comment to it made it even more interesting. Im very impressed. Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot for the comment
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MikuIsMyLight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
ha these are all pretty freaking awesome
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:iconrev-ryan:
ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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