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Ice Sentry by AaronPaquette Ice Sentry by AaronPaquette
If you live in the North, you understand winter, and understanding winter, you understand these paintings.

For everyone else, I'll explain a little bit.

The nights are long - and dark. The day is short and when there is cloud cover, all the emptiness and all the snow is surreal. Across wind swept fields of snow fly the whisperings of despair. Against this we must keep a constant watch. The cold, the dark, the world asleep...there are dreams that we guard against or lose ourselves in them.

That is one aspect of the winter and these paintings are a totemic homage to the silent wisdom gained only during the internal battles of the white season.

We don the warpaint, the bright colours that will carry us through and we watch.
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FeraFilius Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist
I have been away from DA for quite some time, and returned for alot of your new submissions, and what a pleasure it is to go through them :)
and I really feel the winter in this one.
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SarahLikesMonsters Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There wont be snow here for another month or so, but I'm already getting the feeling these paintings evoke when I step outdoors. It gets dark, then stays dark for so long and it seems I never fully adjust 'til it's almost over. Sometimes the darkness puts me into hibernation mode, and other times it gives me this almost super-human awareness and reaction to my surroundings.

Beautifully done.
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