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"Truth"
Acrylic on paper A4 size approximately 210 by 297 millimeters (8.27 in × 11.7 in).

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Artist Statement:
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There are many truths. And frequently we forget the deep profound truth, that is within us all, and only when we realise it, open up to it world clears up the fog and we finally find peace in our soul.  To quote Michael Straczynski "Truth is the tripple egded sword, there is their side, your side and then there is the truth"

St Marks Church, Makarska, Croatia

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Critique by eastriver66 May 2, 2015, 1:34:54 PM
I like to roam around DA from time to time, just to see if anything special comes up.
What I find special in your work, and indeed I think you are the best I have seen in the particular approach I am thinking of, is using a subject, person, building etc, as a metaphor.
Whatever we chose as a subject, even if we paint it "accurately" in terms of line and proportion, so much depends on the colour as to whether we are intrigued, entranced, or perturbed.
The use of cool colours here suggest, at least to me: loss, abandonment, and dereliction. When I think of my own paintings done other other places, other times, which are in a muted palette, I may imply, or be thought to imply, grime, hardship, division and so forth, but there is still that spark of life amongst the greys and debris. Here, in your work, I find a great distance, more than time or a measurement of miles, between the viewer (and perhaps the artist) and the subject. It is a composition of massive impact, but for me at least, an unsettling one.
I hope I have enough experience these days as a painter to have a pretty clear idea how you put this work together. Buildings, in paint as in "real life' have to be built. The construction of the buildings here rather appeals to my own eye.
I may be right, perhaps, that you had a deliberate purpose in setting the perspective you have here. It reinforces the sense of distance between the subject and the viewer - besides which, I always find working with perspective angles a bit of a challenge!
Of course there are no people in view here, and I would not expect to see any. I will make one other reference you may think odd, but I ask your indulgence. There was, in the early years of the twentieth century an English writer of supernatural and macabre fiction called William Hope Hodgson. His best work, the House on the Borderland, very much links with this painting in my mind - displaced structures existing in no one place entirely, shifted beyond any compass or sentiment of ease, abandoned to the point where the sound of breathing or of a footfall would presage a sensation of terror and despair. Well, those are my words, but they recall Hodgson describing his novel's main character seeing his own familiar dwelling shifted out of its natural reference. You may find the book appealing, or no, but this work does remind me of how the novel has been presented in its cover art, and Hodgson, as one critic remarked, was forever reflecting in his literature some sense of loss that no one else seemed intimate with.
Thank you for a work that gave me pause today.
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb!
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Boias Featured By Owner May 24, 2015   General Artist
Really good :nod:
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Boias Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015   General Artist
You´re an artist , I like your work .
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m-gosia Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Love 
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Heart 
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glunac Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   General Artist
It looks like a church or sanctuary, the sky is clearing, the darkness receding. The walls are pink like flesh that is alive rather then the cold grey. This has a very positive feel to it.
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... yes it is... it is a place of strength
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dmsketch101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely expression and depth :)
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so  much
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vinny53 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are wonderful Sandra, I was looking out for your organic white lines but you have given them a miss in this one. Great painting!
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:iconsandrapelly:
SandraPelly Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... I was thinking of using it again but my heart did not call for it this time... Still trying to find the place for it.... Maybe next one...
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Inkpenarts Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
I like the title
I like the association
I like the painting
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... it took forever to paint it as i get interrupted by kids every 2 minutes...
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CJ-Judd Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I like the overall look of the artwork, but that is a very interesting perspective, like in one of those mystery movies. Nice.
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... You cant view it any other way the main square is on the hillside and on top of the square top of the steep hill is the church that has even raised yard so it makes everyone feel and look small.  It dominates the whole place. To look at it straight up you would have to climb up on a crane really tall one.
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