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The Gate by chvacher The Gate by chvacher
Oil on canvas board. 11 x 14 inches.
To answer questions I have been asked about how long it took to paint this, well it was quite a while ago (2002) and I was doing it on and off, so I'm not totally sure, but I think at least 3 days.
Yes, it's not digital, and not "speed painting" :)
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The Gate by *chvacher ( Featured by deshrubber )
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Hermit9081 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really impressive.
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apexcoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
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NPavusa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes me wish this place was real. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE the atmospheric lighting.
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aravenflies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
IS the original for sale? I love love this! cheers
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:iconchvacher:
chvacher Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
The original has been sold about 10 years ago :)
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Winterkeep Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
aaaaahhhh it's you who did this painting !! It is in an artbook I have about illustrations. Let me tell you that your art as inspired me alot !
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chvacher Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm glad. Cheers!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow
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hanroe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This painting has such a beautiful atmosphere.
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Mystic-Oracle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
i don't know what your spiritual beliefs are but when ever i see images like this i know that, who every or what ever it is you call God is showing you a glimpse into a world beyond, so lovely.  
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chvacher Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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poppingmouse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This painting has inspired me ever since I saw it. I have written short stories because of this beautiful piece, i have painted also because of this piece. It is truly the most beautiful artwork I have ever seen. It simply speaks to me in a way I don't understand. It's like it is part of my childhood, it is like it is a soulmate. I'm being a bit dramatic here, but I am moved when I see this. 
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chvacher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It is actually one of my most popular pieces, maybe the most. For some reason, it speaks to people in deeper ways, that I can't even explain myself.
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poppingmouse Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I wrote a short story about it. For some reason I interpreted it as peacefully reaching death. Your work is incredible, thank you for painting. 
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chvacher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, thank you for seeing it :)
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Paulo-Bert Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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chvacher Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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TheNautilus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Very nice!
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chvacher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautifully done
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Olvium Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your paintings are inspiring and amazing. Thank you for sharing your traditional works!
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RicardodeAbreu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
angelic
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:iconchvacher:
chvacher Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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adrilida1411 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
beautifull! I love oil painting and the nature
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dyufozeon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
*sighs* So beautiful! *sighs some more*
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Peace-June Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great
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AlimationX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!!
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MisterHutch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This is amazing :D
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:iconchvacher:
chvacher Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MOmounir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
رائعة
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PiotrHarold Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm speechless, because there are no words to describe the genius of paintings
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chvacher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013

Congratulations! Your wonderful photograph has been featured in the group, Those-Lovely-Lights.

Have a great week! :blackrose:
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:iconchvacher:
chvacher Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013

You're quite welcome! :huggle:
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MountainStrongBear Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really an amazing piece.
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Marvel117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Absolutely stunning! In fact, I wish I could walk right into the painting. It is definitely "heaven" for me.
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theNEWoath Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is... heaven ! :)
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feeora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i have a fantasy drawing book and this beautiful painting of yours is really in there ....but i gues you know that :P It is amazing. I love the collors and the light.
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chvacher Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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feeora Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this art. Beautiful light and that girl... She looks like she;s saying "Come, what are you waiting for?"
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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:iconchvacher:
chvacher Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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AngelinaBallerina4 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this piece and absolutely LOVE the fact that the gate is in a forest as opposed to the sky...it has a very whimsical feel. You're amazingly talented!
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chvacher Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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artweak Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow!! Stunning. Great colors and concept. As I'm typing this comment I kind of hesitate because I've browse your gallery and there's no doubt you are one of the greatest artist here at DeviantArt. But oh well, I'm working on my second practice in oil paint and I'm going to continue doing it every week and with good practice every day before I do my own concept creating which is in my head and some sketches but I'm still not that good to do it so I'm just experimenting. Keep up the great job and thanks for the inspiration. ;)
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chvacher Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, thanks for the comment. Keep practicing, that is the only way to success.
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artweak Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Thanks master ;)
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