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The_Two_Gayles by HeatherHorton The_Two_Gayles by HeatherHorton
The Two Gayles
2007
Oil On Canvas
30"x24"


This is the first of my "Double" series....I want to explore identity, the notion of doubles, doppelgangers, twins, or other facets of our personalities that could be represented like this on canvas.
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:iconwilliam-carroll:
William-Carroll Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
wonderful
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:iconheatherhorton:
HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you!
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:icondragonflower:
dragonflower Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Wonderful concept and amazingly natural palette choice :)
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:iconsophitschku:
sophitschku Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
her expression is awesome. I feel like I know what she thinks and feels in the moment... great job!
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:iconsilank:
Silank Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
She is so tired! I like your pictures telling us about everyday life, they are familiar but impressive!
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:icondead-poetess-society:
dead-poetess-society Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
L-O-V-E this concept! And SO well-executed! Love your style.
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:iconisilme-alexandra:
Isilme-Alexandra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
very realistic!
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:iconeye-of-fatima:
eye-of-fatima Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
fascinating concept! wonderful way of executing it. :)
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froyohocho Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
hi! I really like this painting! I'm into drawing/painting people realistically...just a question though, do you work from any type of reference photos? I'm trying to do realistic art without looking at photos because my teachers always tell me it's technically plagiarism if it's not my own photos (I can only find good pics in magazines) : ( I guess I'm not creative or something because it's really hard for me to paint/draw people out there without looking at them or having a photo...do you have any tips?
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MollysArtCorner Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using photos is a great way to learn and get used to drawing people, it helps you to see how everything fits and proportions etc. After a while you'll start finding it easier and easier to draw people from your mind because you'll know how they should look. It will be like looking at a photo inside your head.
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Zionblue Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i really enjoy your paintings
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:iconmilosmilos:
milosmilos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Brilliant peace,in your fantastic style!
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:iconlost-in-decay:
Lost-in-decay Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful picture!
I love your stories behind every single painting...
:worship:
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:iconvivien82:
vivien82 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who is Gayle? I love this painting
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:iconklazien:
klazien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Great concept !
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:iconvivalavida:
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanted you to know that I featured your work here : [link]
:blowkiss:
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:iconbananalicious:
bananalicious Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is excellent.. i like your concept
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:iconwahay:
wahay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
1,000th view!

This may be my new favourite of yours. :)
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:iconashtheimpaler:
ashtheimpaler Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
This is so beautiful...it took my breath away.
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:iconconsonant:
consonanT Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I really :heart: your paintings..
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:icontoonrama:
toonrama Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
beautiful... as always...
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:iconcorienb:
corienb Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great series/idea!
I'm amazed at how much detail and life you can put in your paintings!
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papiland Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Great concept Heather! Its strange that the first thing I saw was that the figure sitting is pregnant. I know that visually that’s not the case but the way she’s positioned and the part of the bed we see beside her almost looks like a bulge in her belly. It just goes to figure that different people will see different things...and your paintings sure travel in that frame of mind.
Maybe hidden desires or issues.
Great as always.
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:iconassumeconsume:
assumeconsume Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
I saw the exact same thing at first.
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:iconfifthchukka:
fifthchukka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me too
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:iconpapiland:
papiland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
:) Ok so I'm not going crazy! Thanks
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:iconvacationvacation:
vacationvacation Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
YES!
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:iconvivalavida:
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A masterpiece. Wonderful concept, can´t wait to see more. :nod:
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
again, so well painted. master skills. and i also love the concept. cant wait to see where else it takes you.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Great concept and alot of cool possiblities-Great painting as always.
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SteveJasper Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting. Great concept. Can't wait to see more paintings of twins.
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:iconrealityundersiege:
realityundersiege Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
amazing as always

how long on average does it take you to complete a painting of this size?
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:iconheatherhorton:
HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It took me about 30 hours....
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:iconrealityundersiege:
realityundersiege Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
wow. nice

:D

well they were 30 hours well spent!
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it's a very emotional interpretation, beautiful piece...
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:iconbhoo:
bhoo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I really love the idea.
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:icontinysblood:
TinysBlood Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
really like the concept you have for this new series you are thinking about doing, I'm definitely interested in seeing more.
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:iconterrafirmanada:
terrafirmanada Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Painted so well
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:iconmattrobinson:
mattrobinson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Another amazing painting, I thought that the sitting lady was pregnant at first from the little thumbnail! haha, great work! :D
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:iconmurmuringmuse:
Murmuringmuse Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I love the intimate detail of the fold in the cloth under the lamp. Another beautiful piece.
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:iconjakobordo:
jakobordo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
hey, im a big fan of Your paintings.
could You tell me something about the process?

oils dry very slow which is kind of pain in the ass if You ask me. so i'm curious about some details of how You handle it :]
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:iconstaticgirl:
staticgirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the gravity and stillness in your pictures.
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arallsopp Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Awesome, as always. I particularly like the face of the horizontal figure. The upright one is a shade too close to vector art for my personal preference, but hey, what the hell do I know... you're amazing :)
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
amazing! I love your personal texture it's unique!
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:iconrushlord:
Rushlord Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
You're style is so outstanding. I wish I could handle colors like you do. Amazing piece of art.
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dumboink Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you amaze me... :clap:
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martinhoulden Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
your stuff always looks like a photoshop filter ...

i'm not sure if thats a good or a bad thing! but its always stunningly accurate, for sure
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JOFX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Artist
its so mellow . i like the feel
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:iconemmaleedyer:
emmaleedyer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Student
thank you for not painting this to be at 10:10

clocks are only ever depicted at that time

this looks more natural
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Lovely painting =)
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