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Two Figures by HeatherHorton Two Figures by HeatherHorton
Oil on Canvas, 40"x30", 2005.
I want the viewer to wonder what the relationship is with the figures...
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-10-22
People usually choose between meticulous and expressive styles, but Two Figures by *HeatherHorton is the perfect blend of both. ( Featured by DuncanMcNicol )
johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
jeremywallaceFineArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very impressive. How long did it take to paint?
max1975 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
awesome :)
ninejams Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
waking up, knowing that you're with the wrong person.
Narcotic-cat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Artist
i think you have great patience :)
HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks...I try :)
larryblue52 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I learn and am inspired by my favs. I love your work
HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much!! :)
keef-kdni Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
love the style, sort of vetriano, love the way you got the shine/gloss effect on the floor...pure skill!
HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
Oblomov-Ilya1956 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Great piece of work, I both like your technique and the perspective in this one
jedisitharg Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Very nice work!!! I love the lightning on the floor tiles.
SpaceFood Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I like the highlight on the wood floor
stojk34 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
That floor is amazing, just like R-B and christiana said... It captures well the idea and drags the eye right!
deeptendu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Student
oh my art! what have you done ? it is tremendousssss
jacquelyndoreen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, definitely makes you wonder, it's a very intimate moment, you feel as if you're intruding.
GodzGladiator Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
M-AZING lol awesome work..God bless you
williamstanfield Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
great composition...all your works......keep it up
gaviD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
He looks so sad and this sure passes on a sense of sorrow.
C-h-a-r-l-i Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Great work on the floor,
I think he's cheated on his partner with the person lying down and he's sat there feeling guilty about it...
Love the whole thing though, makes you think so much
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Capricorn1988 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Lilyas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Maybe he just killed her! :o
ElenaR Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Featured this in my new journal --> [link]
Hope you don't mind ;)
sinatheory Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh my god
cool title
darthaardvark Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
congrats on the daily dev!
Shirozora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
HOMG, this is amazing! I thought it was a photograph but second thoughts had me clicking. :D
GeorgeD Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
What a beautiful painting - your skills are amazing!

I think it's obvious that they're lovers, though what kind of lovers?

She could very well be a prostitute which would make him the empty shell of a man hungry for love, who tries to find it in cheap substitutes of a relationship.

My guess is that they've been married for years and their love is not what it used to be - the passion is gone and has given its place to habit and predictability. Maybe there was no real love in the first place. The painting is full of regret - his regret. He is disenchanted by his life and disappointed by himself for having settled down and for never having the courage to search for his true love...
animesora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
oooo wonderful concept. to me it seems like hes either contemplating over an argument they had last night or maybe even he killed her and hes just sort of sitting there....that would be cool lol. well not cool that he killed her but ya know...yeah nvm lol. the way her legs are positioned though just gives me the impression that shes stiff on her back....or even HEs stiff ^.~ LOVE the floor...musta took forever. this is a great conversational piece though nice idea. i love artwork that tells a story. its fun reading everyones ideas on the picture lol.
Elora-Danen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
i wondered that. first thing. beautiful work.
Cray29 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Lulla-bee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I think the feet belong to someone who's ill and in the hospital. And her (/his?) condition doesn't look good. The guy is just... thinking about giving up hope. But that's all off the feet and legs being very pale and stiff-looking. Not necessarily dead; that makes no sense really, as he doesn't look upset enough. Just like she's been arranged neatly and isn't just sleeping.

Anyway, whoa.
xVere Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Jeez. Incredibly thought-provoking and meticulously done all in one. Great job! :D
WarriorNGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Writer
Wow! Okay. So, the unidentified figure's legs are very very white and stiff. Which brings up the image of death. So this could be, well, gruesome. Considering that most homicides of women are at the hands of men they trust, it's likely that he is her husband. And he killed her through a form of abuse, probably after a night of drinking and believing in her worthlessness. Perhaps, after ending her life, he passed out next to her and, now in the morning, knowing well what he has done, sits to think about how to hide the body, no remorse or regret. I'm sure his planning, though, won't be complex. They'll find her body in a couple of weeks and he'll be serving life in prison + 20 for his sloppy work.
Sorry if that was really depressing. That's just what I got off of their 'relationship' status.
lozartist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
I'm so incredibly jealous of those brush strokes.
OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
heather! I'm so glad you got a DD you so deserve it. Your gallery is so amazing I alwys thumb it in my journal :)
em5 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
The color scheme and style are reminiscent of Lucian Freud. Very well done, I love it! :)
figuredout Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I know the feeling all to well.

Very nice.
jevinart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
beautiful work!
Doublelcick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
A book could be written on this. A whole book by any author. this is the stuff that gets people motivated and for that i applaud you. Good job. Please continue inspiring people.

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k-too Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Nice !
theAnti-Bambie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
wow. i was mesmerized when i saw this piece, more so when i read some of the comments guessing as to the relationship.

well anyways the outcome is here if you are interested: [link]
aponom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Very interesting picture, and very interesting comments :-) The woman seems dead to me, her legs are so stiff and lacking any warmth of life. But he did not kill her, no, he is too desperate and heartbroken! This is great art, it provokes lots of interpretations, there is really some depth in it! :thanks:
saz1241 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
i have to say this picture really moved me, i cant openly say that about too many things but it really did - it does just seem to pour out emotion... im trying to give u a favourite but i dont know how to let me should enable this as a print!
Ahkroma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple scene and so expressive... :o
Very detailed, beautifuls brushstrokes and simple colors.
There are not word... :love:
bountyhunter113 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
amazin, i love the mediums used
facepaint-weasle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
More than their relationship, the viewer wonders how they keep their floor bords so shiny.
Maybe the male figure is wondering how on earth he is going to perform his marital duties after spending three days polishing the floor with pungent chemicals.
Amazing gallery of course
GunkvM Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
if u want us to wonder what the relationship is, then gooood job.. you got me thinking of a billion different senarios of how they both feel. and i love how you even give her feet some expression so i can get an idea of what she's like even though i cant see her face. and on top of all that, great style! veryy well done!!! :tux:
MadManArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Well, you succeeded. To be honest I began to think of the relationship of the two figures right away. It seems, to be, that their bond might not be so strong. But that's just how I see it...
MadManArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Crud. I meant **It seems, to me,
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Submitted on
September 8, 2005
Image Size
378 KB


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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot S400
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
7 mm
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2005, 2:26:28 AM