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A sense of purpose by lesley-oldaker A sense of purpose by lesley-oldaker
oil on canvas, 167x112cm,
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Given 2014-10-17
:iconalexanderpaupoff:
AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Hello,
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. XIV at Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Mm this is so gorgeous, it really captures the sense of being isolated in a crowd - a cold winters day, mind full of distracted thoughts, everyone looking the same. And I love the texture of your paintwork and the sense of perspective and distance in the composition. 
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome art.
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:iconsirxobsidian:
SirXObsidian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel like this thoroughly defines modern humanity.
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:iconmisnp:
MISNP Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the mood in this piece, nice!
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:iconmaththeano:
maththeano Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
wonderful
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:iconpenguinclaw:
Penguinclaw Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Kind of portrays how I feel sometimes... I love this.
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:iconjay-r-took:
Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible!
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconscratchytag:
Scratchytag Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Love your work its makes me think about who they are :)
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I go through life wondering about other peoples lives too
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:iconslendycreeper:
slendycreeper Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How interesting.
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting work!
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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:iconkevho8461:
kevho8461 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this a lot
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am pleased you like my work
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:iconkomotodragon25:
KomotoDragon25 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Gorgeous. 
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thx
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:iconkomotodragon25:
KomotoDragon25 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
You're welcome.(:
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:icongoodnight-melbourne:
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
No words left! Absolutely masterpiece! :clap:
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much for your encouraging words
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thamk you
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:icongoodnight-melbourne:
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :TipOfTheHat: 
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:iconpaulina44:
Paulina44 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Superb
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thx
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:iconpaulina44:
Paulina44 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is amazing, a DD for a very good reason indeed.
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thx so much
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome :)
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:iconfrostrazzer:
frostRazzer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   General Artist
wow Tard wow 
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:iconbeliever4:
believer4 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Marvelous, very interesting.
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:icontrollkaruby:
TrollkaRuby Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014
This is amazing. I am a bit agoraphobic and now I can trully explain my friends and family how does it feels like, just with this perfect crowd essence. Ge-ni-al!
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:iconrinaknio:
RinaKNIO Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Великолепно!
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:iconbrenttheproud:
BrentTheProud Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This
Is
AMAZING!
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:iconmichaelo9:
michaelo9 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional
This is cool. The fact that we can't recognize the figures is kind of haunting and mysterious. It almost feels like a zombie apocalypse. Actually very little is clear in this image so its very open to interpretation. Great painting.
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:icondellboyy:
Dellboyy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Love this!
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:iconrockruu:
Rockruu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel something with this. Very good work.
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:iconahjotuli:
Ahjotuli Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
This strikes home with me. I have quite bad eyesight so I often see people in daily life as a blurry mass of ominous beings. Only thing missing would be a patronizing gaze on each figure. This picture has the same kind of unfair quality of not seeing other peoples eyes, but feeling they somehow have a clear sight into yours. Makes me want to look away, but the intrigue pulls me back. I'm also very fond of your choice of colors on this one. All the shades and hues of concrete and steel for off-putting coldness, brushwork suggesting a downpour for a dose of added melancholy, yet a surrounding dream like quality making it quite reassuring... Don't get pulled into the dark mass, hang onto your own sense of purpose, you'll get there.

Congratulations for the DD!
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thx for the support. I too have awful eyesight and often see crowds of people as one moving form....and see myself as being drawn into this collective. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconangelhubev:
angelhubev Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
This is how i see the world... Now that the girl i loved passed away... 

Anyway. Great painting. Really fits what i am feeling.
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:iconblackcastles:
blackcastles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Your work is wonderfuly disturbing and very intense! I'm impressed out of my mind! Where can I purchase any of your art? I need anything of yours for my collection! Thank you for sharing. Bless.
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Blackcastles...so pleased you engage with my work. :) You can get prints from Deviantart, Saatchionline or Fineartamerica and the originals can be seen on my website www.lesleyoldakerfineart.com
You can also follow my new work on [link]
Thanks for your interest
Lesley
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:icondaghrgenzeen:
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very strong. :o
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
excellent
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:iconksiyha:
ksiyha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
:wow: that's so great!
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:iconeroger4:
eroger4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did this have to do with the Odyssey II project?
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:iconlesley-oldaker:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi... I read the first Ch7 prompt about Tal'shen having a sense of purpose eg.
"Go."Somewhere, Lysanna clawed at the shards of mirror, using the last of her strength to send the message. The words came to Tal'shen as needling pain, piercing her mind. "Forget them," her mother said. "Go now and do as I've created you to do!"
Tal'shen felt her mother die. It did not matter. There was no feeling of attachment; only the drive to carry out her purpose. ....
and later it mentions rain falling ...my painting expresses the sense of purpose for random groups of forms too and I imagined Tal'shen hiding somewhere amongst them, especially because my figures have a tentacle like appearance in their relationship with the surrounding space.
Hope this clarifies why I put my artwork forward....L
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