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Papaloa Jewel by troycarney Papaloa Jewel by troycarney
Papaloa Jewel. 18″x24″ oil, 12k white gold, 18k and 23k yellow gold on a 20 layer deep hand cut bas-relief. Completed 9/13/13. Papaloa is the name of the outer reef at Tunnels Beach where I grew up here on Kauai. Papaloa Jewel has an interesting beginning. I first started the sketches for this in the shade of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia last June. I was dripping with sweet on my sketch book in the extremely hot Cambodian summer. Great place for inspiration with all the ancient art work everywhere you look.
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Given 2013-09-17
Papaloa Jewel by ~troycarney ( Featured by deshrubber )
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RangiChangi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   General Artist
Wow. This is stunning!
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troycarney Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you everyone for the awesome feed back.
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troycarney Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I missed the whole DD thingy.....??? do I get a gift?? 
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moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! For some reason, it almost looks like a digital painting up close. I'm guessing it's because the colors are do vivid. Lovely work!
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Abeer-Kasiri Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautyy
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eazll911 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
stunning beauty!the top-left corner cloud looks a little iridescent,is it mix nacre into paint?
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troycarney Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Hi, thanks. You are right to see that. It's the texture under the 12k gold leaf. If the painting is seen with the light at a different slight angle it disappears  and the painting will tack on another look. :) All the metallic is genuine gold and the rest is oil paint.
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Good grief, WOW.
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lmn101 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
beautiful!
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaaah, this is AMAZING! Fantastic work!
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful!!! I love to see art in unique mediums :D
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juanreca Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
golden wooow
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madwilly2006 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. I have never seen its like before
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mycupisempty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great. I'd love to visit Cambodia someday. :)
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This is beautiful!! I love the story of how you got inspired to make this.
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Gorgeous.
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Nyloh Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This looks awesome. I like how u made the background mountains bluish and the water gold.
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
great technique!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing - never seen anything like it - congrats on the DD
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troycarney Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you.....Cheers!
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8thHimeHatsu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning. I love all of the color contrasts with the gold.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
It's like the Great Wave of Kanazawa, but more comforting, tropical, and dare I say more beautiful? :hug:
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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Tanice001 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
WOW!!Touch It
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KhaosPen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks a bit like hokusai's style, I luv it. ^^
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OldSkoolLink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
You can see feel the breeze watching this. (:
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beenblue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Impressive work, nice job!
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that is amazing! well done!
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD, looks amazing! All of that gold reminds me of a Gustav Klimt piece. Well done! :clap:
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
lovely!
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StarklyIce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg how beautiful~
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is wonderful!!! Congratulations!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it and the DD is well deserved!!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations on the well deserved Daily Deviation
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renatadomagalska Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
interesting result
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Bilbao111 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
beauty :3
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aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
like gin and peanut butter, made from actual peanuts
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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TrixyNetex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :)
Congrats on the DD :heart:
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marianus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heaven on earth, this is nearly unbelievable crafting! 20 layers? How many time do you take to plan a piece like this? It must take ages. What is the base material of the cuttings? The gold is leaf gold or so, I guess?
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
fantastic congratz on DD!
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strange-art-gallery Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love it
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WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
love this! awesome work
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Beautiful! 
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Rule404 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Real gold?  That is cool!  Strikes me as an ancient mat for making art, I guess because of Egyptian or Roman art from way back.  :)  I love the way you made the water!
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Excellent use of depth. It gives the appearance of being even more dynamic than it actually is.
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A-lia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Great style and inspiring landscape !
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