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Blackout by Jammers Blackout by Jammers
Oils, 36 X 36.

Wow. Can't believe I got a DD on this. A lot of people made a similar comment - that this looks like a photo at first. It's not - it was painted the good old fashioned way, with oils. The brightest parts have the least amount of paint - the highlights on the face have actually been wiped out, with hints of pure, translucent Raw Sienna showing through. Same thing for the top of the couch, and parts of the arms. Anyhow, thanks to everyone who took a bit of time to look at my painting. I appreciate all the comments a great deal!

One last thing - to all who were interested - this piece is titled after the Muse song of the same name.
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Given 2006-01-30
Blackout by ~Jammers is pretty damn stunning. As of posting this DD, this piece had 3 favourites...not for long! ( Suggested by erilu and Featured by De-Profundis )
ValiantPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture with wonderful lighting.
chennifer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this really is amazing, the way the light hits her is awesome! love it!
Kelly-cherry-galery Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
this work looks perfectly! As the photograph. how long above it did you work?
ghettoflame Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
After four years I am still amazed at the skills of the creator (you).
ghettoflame Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I'll have to train myself to shade with the same discipline that you have.
dressupdolly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
beautiful piece! such an elegant feel to this, well deserved DD!
Darkdesyre Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Lovely painting, its always fun to discover another traditional portrait artist!
Jammers Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Thanks very much :)
aixado Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
fantastic painting !!
Life-takers-crayons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Stunning work, a much deserved DD well done :)
suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady.
An0mal0us Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
infallible....i am stricken with awe....
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i'm sure you get all the comments you needed to hear, just amazing!!!
passionelle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
this is awsome ...
wimpy3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!! love the light :D
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
This particular piece is a good example of doing everything right in a painting. The placement of the figure beyond the leading pillow open into a spatial dimension that is well defined by atmospheric lighting and shade. An understated palette adds to the dynamic of wonderfully convincing textures throughout, delivering the perfect illusion intended.
You have something very strong here and I would suggest exploring it through additional works of similar value and compositional characteristics.
sad-cypress Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006

i really thought it was a photo!! o.0 you're a fan of Muse?
the-dystopian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Writer
Excellent -- every texture you've painted is different and uses light differently, from cloth to skin to paper. Amazing.
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
It is fantastic!
thedon76 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kristymariethomas Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Amazing! instant fav and watch! :D This definitely makes me want to learn to paint!!!!! Great work! Great gallery!
Moniki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
Wow, I'm just discovering your work on the jowo page. This one is fantastic, I have to fav it and I will watch you too :)
duytter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow yea great gallery, very goOd work,
:D That looks like a photO :D hehehe haha it's a joke, I really like your paintings, everybody say the same to me about my painting ;) Thanx to who made a link for you.
Contrast, the light , your style and topic all is good, thank you for this, it's good for us to see that...Great !
milbisous Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
You did an awesome job on this. Oh my, you even took care of the details of the sofa. Great work!
spanishrubi Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
I'm not diminishing your talent, but I knew this was oil without having been told, hehe. Beautiful realism, though. :D And a deserved DD. I really like it.

PinkBunnyLilli Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
really amazing
dutchshun Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
beautiful composition
and a well deserved DD !
stargateatl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MisS-DxB Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
it looks like a photographhh
very well done :tumbsup:
alexandremaki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
You did that with oil?! Unbelievable... Simply gorgeous. :clap:
Igorius-Maximus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely adore this. Nice work.
FeleSnigra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006   Interface Designer
Why isn't print available?
Jammers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Didn't think of it, honestly - maybe I'll do that. :)
FeleSnigra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006   Interface Designer
Do it, so that I can add it to my wishlist :D
Syncan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
I can believe you got a DD on this.
WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
I'm not sure if it's her appearant ethinicity or the strong light that gives me the feeling of a tropical setting - Phillipines, perhaps - and after that thought, noting the sofa or bunches of giant pillows, I thought, "Man, the AC's gotta be blasting in that room for her to not sweat a drop at all."
Jammers Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Haha.. cool comment.. I can really see how it does seem tropical. In fact this is just the couch in my boring, Canadian living room, and she was sitting reading the newspaper just as the sun was rising, flooding the room with light from the window behind. But maybe it could be the Phillipines in the 'spirit of the picture' or whatnot :)
not-sleeping Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oy, that's amazing work. The whole piece feels so alive. I love the sofa, it has the most incredible feeling of volume and gravity.
shulamith Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006   Photographer
you have beautiful talent. this painting holds so much emotion and life. lovely and perfect job! :clap: :+fav: :winner: :glomp:
lilypad1024 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
wow, this is absolutely breathtakingly lovely!!!
this is so beautiful, i'm still in denial that its traditional art!!
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Student Filmographer
:O WOW!!! :O
That's cool! REALLY!!! I wish I could paint like that! =( I tried mush time...
Really cool picture! ;)
ghettoflame Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
This a painting of a real person?
Whether or whether not it is, it is excellent!
The woman in the picture... if she's real, I'd
like to sit next to her!
Jammers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Wow.. holy crap. I logged on today to find 625 new messages. Whacky.

Thanks everyone for all the comments.. this was a really special piece for me. It was not painted live, unfortunately - I was only able to catch the girl on the couch for just a second with the camera. I knew right away that is why it worked so well - she didn't know her photo had been taken. I can see how she may not seem to fit with the rest of the couch, as it's done more realistically, but in the original painting I think the colours work a bit better and the difference is less noticable.

Anyway, thank you again everyone for your comments - this is super cool!
noster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
This is a painting?! :wow: When I saw that, I was sure it's a photograph! Great work! :clap:
noster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
This is a painting?! :wow: When I saw that, I was sure it's a photograph! Great work! :clap:
byrnwyrm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, at first, I thought this was a photograph. Then I saw the "oils" part, and I was totally rocked. Wow. :+fav:

Good job!


Bradley :rose:
kraig7777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006   Writer
i look at this in my favorites gallery and it really stands out. i love it when it shows up as a random favorite on my page. it's like a breath of fresh air.
mors112 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap its not a photography! I couldn't tell till I full viewed. Very well done.
mollim000 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
i thought this was a photo before full view, very well done
zianze Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006   Photographer
My Heart stopped for a sec when i saw it. breathtaking i also thought itwas a photograph but even when it will still be a great shot...
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