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Half Dead Half Alive

August 7, 2009
By Bryna B, Wakefield, Rhode Island
Bryna B, Wakefield, Rhode Island
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This tree is half dead and half alive and is separated by a branch that grew up between the two halves.

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This art has 20 comments.

on Dec. 21 2014 at 4:57 pm
Maddiecakes BRONZE, Chapman, Kansas
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” -Virginia Woolf

I like your idea of "half dead and half alive". It has a lot of symbolic meaning, whether you meant it to or not.

on Nov. 30 2012 at 3:47 pm
Deej6595 BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 369 comments

Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

That's so good. it reminds me of the wind blown tree in The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Glad to see your work.

on Apr. 14 2012 at 8:03 am
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
10 articles 53 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

Hey Bryna B!

So can you clear some things up for everyone, please? This is a fantastic piece, photo or painting, but a lot of us are confused. No harm done if it was a painting, you are still a fantastic photographer! And if this is an oil, then WOW!!!

on Mar. 1 2012 at 1:14 pm
AndSoItGoes01 SILVER, Reno, Nevada
9 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The winter I told you icicles are magic, you stole an enormous icicle from my neighbors shingle, and gave it to me as a gift, I kept it in my freezer for seven months. Love isn't always magic, sometimes it's melting." -Andrea Gibson

This looks amazing! I thought it was a photograph at first and not a painting. Great, great job!!!!! I wish i had art skills like you do!!!

on Dec. 4 2011 at 10:34 am
Meaghan_Elise BRONZE, Franklin, New Hampshire
1 article 74 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything..

Well, whatever it is, it's amazing<3 I love it!

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:42 pm
AllThingsTheatre BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
3 articles 3 photos 25 comments
Um not to be rude, but this isn't an oil painting is it? I think you must have accidently put this as an oil painting. Even so, this picture is beautiful and says so much! I love pictures like this with deeper meanings.

on Jul. 11 2011 at 9:13 am
LAChelle BRONZE, Maitland, Florida
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
this is a very good painting..you must be very talented with painting/drawing...i wish i was this great...i am not that gifted in painting..but writing, yes...that is my gifted talent..but not the only..;)    *if thought fictional picture..you must be very talented*[i would be very happyX)]

on Feb. 21 2011 at 4:07 pm
AddictedToWriting BRONZE, La Grande, Oregon
3 articles 5 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writer's Block is when your characters get fed up with all you put them through and go on strike." -- Anonomous
"A Writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."--Thomas Mann

Hmmm...It's a nice photo, but there's no way it can physically be a painting--brushes just don't get small enough.

If it is indeed a photo, I ask that you please move it to the 'photos' section of the website.

If I'm wrong, and it is a painting, then I apologize for the misunderstanding.  If this is the case, please let me know and I will try to remove my comment.  Also, let me know where you found such a small detail brush.  :)

on Oct. 6 2010 at 4:49 pm
Misamandajones BRONZE, Palmetto, Florida
4 articles 11 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
Oh my unnamed deity!
Think off-center
Not only do I not know what's going on but I wouldn't know what to do if I did.
I love to laugh

I don't think this is a painting.... it's a really nice photo though  :)

Death_W BRONZE said...
on Sep. 20 2010 at 9:44 am
Death_W BRONZE, Memhis, Tennessee
1 article 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being the best is not always BEST"

50/50 on life

on Jun. 17 2010 at 7:44 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

I'll read and comment.

thetiedye said...
on Apr. 19 2010 at 5:05 pm
I agree that it is a stunning painting that looks like it's not (In some ways, I'm hoping it's not--that might make me break down to tears thinking someone can draw that good). Sorry for the misunderstanding.

on Apr. 19 2010 at 3:59 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

this is my opinion. i have never seen a painting with such clarity done entirely in sepia. i just find it very hard to believe. if it is a painting, i will be extremely surprised.

on Apr. 19 2010 at 6:20 am
How do you know? Is it really fair to say that it's not a painting if you don't know? If you do, sorry for the misunderstanding.

on Apr. 17 2010 at 1:37 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

this is so  not a painting

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 3:17 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

OH-MY-GOD! This is such a work of art! I am serious, you need to get this published somewhere, because it is stupendous!

P.S Can you people plz read and comment on some of my work?

mkgirl395 GOLD said...
on Mar. 6 2010 at 12:00 pm
mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life."
-Omar Kyyam

this cannot physically be a painting!

why did you submit it as an oil painting??

on Nov. 16 2009 at 5:39 pm
struck-by-llamas, Eureka, California
0 articles 16 photos 53 comments
You PAINTED THIS?! It is absolutely amazing. I could have sworn that this was a picture! You are very, very, talented.

on Oct. 7 2009 at 10:31 am
darawhite14 BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you can do it you can acheive it

this photo is so beautiful i love it it is like it is so peaceful

TigerLynn GOLD said...
on Oct. 5 2009 at 10:45 pm
TigerLynn GOLD, Maysville, Kentucky
10 articles 0 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She walks in beauty,
Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes."

I love your explanation of it, it's interesting.