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Stay True by LouiseMcNaught Stay True by LouiseMcNaught
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 80x80x2cm (2012)
This piece is symbolic of inner strength, transformation and being true to yourself. I feel I have recently gone through a period of growth and learning, and though it has been painful the learning curve has taught me to be true to myself...
It has also been commented that this piece reminds people from a scene in the film Snow White and the Huntsman when she meets the Forest God - a giant white stag which she shares a moment with before it is shot and dissapates into butterflies, which is supposed to be symbolic of her purity....
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Given 2013-06-27
Stay True by *LouiseMcNaught is just one of many amazing traditional pieces in this artists gallery. ( Suggested by jane-beata and Featured by Astralseed )
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khyrkat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   General Artist
Simply gorgeous ^_^
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JotVelZet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
I featured Your work on my art features jotvelzet.deviantart.com/journ… enjoy :) <3
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Atima-Rosetta Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Stags are a favorite of mine so this is just heartt-wrenchingly beautiful.
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine too! So glad you like this piece :) x
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Larkynn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing. I am at a loss for words. I saw the smaller version on your icon and I wanted to see if I could find a bigger version. I'm glad I did. I love how it fades into the background and I love the butterflies sitting on his antlers. Once again, this is really beautiful. Great job.
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say :)
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:iconcca31:
cca31 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it <3 What an idea!
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gorgeous! I especially love the butterflies.
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)!
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:iconspeakingwaters:
SpeakingWaters Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the butterflies are in this...it could actually use more!
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ;)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou xxx
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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:iconnazifazahara:
Nazifazahara Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much x
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D :D
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:iconnazifazahara:
Nazifazahara Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're mostly welcome c:
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:iconpoloisindahouse:
poloisindahouse Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
woah
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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CrowDevine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I don't know wha else to say but I cant stop looking at it. Anyways, Congrats on the DD!!!
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much :D
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:iconiamdeath123:
IamDeath123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much x
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:iconkoukoi:
Koukoi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Expecto Patronum.
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ok ;)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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:iconbluerosefantasy:
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Artist
I love it! :)
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Artist
No problem! ^^
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CIockGears Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
swiggity swag it's a stag
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yep x
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chiar98088 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:icontsumugi-sensei:
tsumugi-sensei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Artist
Did you make this?!?!? oh my gosh its amazing!!!!!!!
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes i painted it, thank you :)
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:icontsumugi-sensei:
tsumugi-sensei Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artist
-shock- I BOW TO YOU SENSEI :D
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much :)
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:icontsumugi-sensei:
tsumugi-sensei Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
You is welcome :3
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:icondek0da:
DeK0da Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
That's really pretty
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers :D
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DeK0da Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
:hug:
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:iconberabbit:
BeRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Awesome work ;)
Congratulation for the DD ;)
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:iconlouisemcnaught:
LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)!
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:iconberabbit:
BeRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
you're welcome ;)
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Rawrcookies188 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The deer is my totem. Well, at least everyone says it is. Idk
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December 29, 2012
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
27 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 8, 2012, 2:21:31 PM
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EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
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QuickTime 7.7.1
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