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Outsider by lesley-oldaker Outsider :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 151 8 Lost Dialogue by lesley-oldaker Lost Dialogue :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 113 6 City Limits by lesley-oldaker City Limits :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 108 14 Betrayal and Forgiveness by lesley-oldaker Betrayal and Forgiveness :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 32 2 New Beginnings by lesley-oldaker New Beginnings :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 82 14 Walk with Me by lesley-oldaker Walk with Me :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 100 4 No Going Back by lesley-oldaker No Going Back :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 193 4 Rise Up by lesley-oldaker Rise Up :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 96 7 Containment by lesley-oldaker Containment :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 74 2 Wasteland by lesley-oldaker Wasteland :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 127 16 Lost Soul by lesley-oldaker Lost Soul :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 103 6 The long journey home by lesley-oldaker The long journey home :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 57 3 Talk to Me by lesley-oldaker Talk to Me :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 133 17 Slow Progresss by lesley-oldaker Slow Progresss :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 101 12 City Limits by lesley-oldaker City Limits :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 57 16 From the Shadows by lesley-oldaker From the Shadows :iconlesley-oldaker:lesley-oldaker 81 15


Flirted With You All My Life

  ___ by windrides Untitled by yup12
 Mystic Skyscraper | 1556 by Dr007 Mirroring Paulskirche by vamosver Zueri by dasTOK
 Chainsaw Massacre by tholang A life made of feathers by Sei-Zako Trap by marrgit
 Untitled by Menoevil Born from the light by tuminka :thumb528651001:
 Aether by lomatic High by StephanePellennec | n i g h t w i n d | by Nachtblau
 walls stories by m-lucia Humeur Noire VI (colored version) by crossfading Dying slowly by siby
 :thumb519064197: Artsy Living by Einsilbig :thumb71342662:
 Three useless stairs by Igor-Demidov urban mural V by VisitingFahrrad talking about boats by EintoeRn
 PRESERVED.. by chryssalis Apoplexy by mimikascraftroom WOMB.. by chryssalis
 Intoxication by bliXX-a Driftwood by bliXX-a Evolve by Softyrider62
 Sadness by G-Moel santa muerte by MWeiss-Art Crestfallen by Menoevil
 agony by MWeiss-Art A Thought For Those Alone by ParallelDeviant Nest by Softyrider62
 Living Frequencies by Aegis-Illustration IMG 3089w by crossfading Melancholie by kolorits
 :thumb491767170: Night Reading by intao I take with me hunger and poverty by SenhArt
 Carpe Diem by Acrymat :thumb493416456
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Inner Peace Travelling by ParallelDeviant Inner Peace Travelling :iconparalleldeviant:ParallelDeviant 129 27 Wrinkles, thank God... (2) by otong666 Wrinkles, thank God... (2) :iconotong666:otong666 47 27 Alone B/W by David-Polensky Alone B/W :icondavid-polensky:David-Polensky 4 7
ArtistleFeatures Vol. XIV: 'Promises'
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
                                    Robert Frost, 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'

  93 million miles from the Sun by iNeedChemicalX

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GREYSHADOW'S #44 + update: double tagged rhaaaa
Hi friends // salut les amis
Sort of come-back, but no real inspiration for poetry... I've got a  little more time now (but no english progression, sorry) - today, I've been more in DA - and I realized I've got tagged ) twice! ok...
Tagged by : :iconlady-yume: and :iconninefiftin: !!!
First one : Song memorabilia - 10 songs.
1) Arvo Part - für Alina: [link] (a masterpiece of minimalistic art)
2) Wardruna - Kauna: [link](hail to the north - excellent folk)
3) J-S Bach - Violin concertos: [link] (der meister)
4) Bathory - Shores in flames: [link] (hail to the north II - metal music)
5) Georges Brassens : Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète: 
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Abstract Painting Feature
I'm thinking of painting an abstract piece but I have little to no understanding what abstract art is. Deviantart's definition of an Abstract painting is: Traditional Paintings focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms. So, here is a feature based off that understanding:
9 aout 2012 by Malahicha  07 12 b by Malahicha
:iconcharlene-art:Charlene-Art 1 7
Untitled by Menoevil Untitled :iconmenoevil:Menoevil 441 43
OR/AS Hype Art Contest + Giveaway!

This contest/giveaway has ended! Click here to see the winners!
Hi all! I'd like to celebrate the Pokemon Gen 3 remakes by going all-out with an art contest AND a giveaway. Both of these events will have 15 winners each! Prizes include plushies, free art, and multiple chances to win a copy of the upcoming Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire games. Keep reading to learn how to enter!
Available prizes:
Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire game preorder (1 available)Adorable Treecko, Mudkip, or Torchic plushie (1 of each available)Super cool drawing by me (1 available - here are some examples of my work)Fancypants 
:iconmewitti:Mewitti 1,562 477
Kaleidoscope Reverie by alexiuss Kaleidoscope Reverie :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 22,404 1,048
Feature: Mixed Bag 26

    Autobus by artisticpig  Lullaby by Karakuji
Passing Through by lesley-oldaker
The Trio Of Trouble by EintoeRn  Blue Erosion by scheinbar  Trois by siamesesam
:iconviceberly:VicEberly 10 28
World Comming Down by AbandonedZone World Comming Down :iconabandonedzone:AbandonedZone 185 7 intrigue by jonesblachowicz intrigue :iconjonesblachowicz:jonesblachowicz 105 21 moved back by scheinbar moved back :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 98 47
Monthly feature
August 2014
"Exterior" folder selection

:iconZephyraMilie: :iconYaksss: :iconPhotoartBK: :iconFrancoBorsiWildLife:
"Oil Paintings" folder selection

:iconMeralSarioglu: :iconCarolynYM: :iconollegudbrand: :iconlesley-oldaker:
"Animation" folder selection
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Show Me Features # 4
Why hello again, my deepest and most sincere apologies for the delay!
We asked our members to share their favorite pieces created by them and here are all the beautiful works you shared with us:
An Apple in the Tree by AvoicePencil portrait of a young girl by LateStarter63FuinFuan by AHusseinMadonna by ClamdiggyMichal by GabrielGrob
Thank you all for the help on gathering these wonderful examples of what we artists can accomplish with traditional media.
Stay tunned for the next theme!
Hello everyone!
Welcome to Traditionalists monthly Show Me Features!
This is a nifty event that occurs every month where we ask you to share with us a piece of artwork according to certain themes.
The goal will be to promote your artwork or another artist's
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Lesley Oldaker
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am a painter and photographer, exploring the transient nature, purpose and interconnecting relationships of random moving figurative groupings and their interaction with the space around them. Expressing a personal response to co-occupying the space communicates a sense of displacement and a question of belonging and relevance within that space. . (art blog) (Saatchionline) (website)
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Micky246 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Lesley! :happy birthday: 
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Happy Birthday Lesley
Yesterdawn Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018   General Artist
Have your cake and eat it too Happy Birthday to you, Lesley!
Thank you for creating and sharing your wonderful artworks with the world! Tiny Heart Bullet (Red) - F2U! I hope you have a wonderful day! 
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, dear!!:clap::rose: Enjoy it!!!
Still love your work!!!! ;-)
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:party::party: have a great birthday Lesley :tighthug: :party::party:
Sirwarbe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your paintings is amazing! I'm spellbound Heart 
aloner777 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Happy Birthday Lesley!
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:party: :party: have a wonderful birthday Lesley :party: :party:
lesley-oldaker Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers Chris. Sorry for the late reply but i have been away for a while and not on DA :)
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