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Pas de d'Eau by phantsythat Pas de d'Eau by phantsythat
Some words of wisdom from H.L. Mencken:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.


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Watercolor on Arches cold press
Original 9x11 inches
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Very beautiful! Her clothing is great! I love the details in it. I also very much like the frame. The quote is great too!
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phantsythat Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a message, Brandon.
I'm delighted to know you like my dancer :)
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aureolin-swatch Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yes I love this - I love your framing patterns.
Also you have captured such a knowing expression, and kind of enigmatic I think -  on the woman
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. There are times when I want to get the body of the
painting done just so I can get on with the border :)

I'm delighted you like her. A being mostly water dancing
with water seemed appropriate.
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akitku Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love your watercolour style! Also you really managed to make her pose so dynamic. Great job! 
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Akitku. She was a joy to draw and paint. :)
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   General Artist
this is lovely :clap: you have such an amazing style :clap: very nice indeed :clap:

Yep - and since the world's war machine owns practical politics
some of the imaginary hobgoblins now carry sub-machine guns :faint:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again, I'm very pleased to hear you say so, Carole :heart:

They do indeed. Sometimes too fools hand machine guns to
nine year old girls Crying 
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   General Artist
......and eliminate themselves from the population
hopefully BEFORE procreation :giggle:

(referencing the nine year old girl who shot to death her instructor at the gun range last week)
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievable, eh? Gloomy 
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