New Painting "No Rest for The Wicked" w/ Progress Images...

5개월 전

Light & Darkness

I am sad, I am desperate. I am happy, crazy and adventurous. I am tired and discouraged. I envy you and I hate you. I love you and I need you to be alive. I AM HUMAN!


I have to be honest with you. This painting here, challenged me like no other before. It was sitting in my studio for over 4 years and I didn't touch it because I thought that it is an unsolvable riddle. And it proofed to be exactly that way. I took the challenge though, to finish it, but the last 5 weeks that I was working on it were determined by some ups and many downs. This painting taught me a lot and at the end I am happy that I took the challenge.

I guess we have to surrender to the fact that it can't always go up...sometimes it has to go down, to see the light again behind another peak.

Early stage...2014

Chaos and too many colors...blending in the two 'sisters'


"No Rest for The Wicked" | acrylic on canvas | 50cm x 70cm | 2019


"In our day and age, global society has been saturated with the wrong teaching of false positivity. The denial of darkness never equates the abundance of light. And the denial of your actual character never equates to the reality of your best character. People today are afraid to work on themselves and on their actual realities, they believe that outward appearances are enough. Outward appearances have become everything in our current day and age. People don't see what they are actually like, nor who they actually are, in reality. They live in a phantasmic version of reality. It has to stop. In the phantasmic version of reality, there is no chance to experience true love, true goodness, and true metamorphosis. The caterpillar does not become a butterfly by telling everybody it has wings. It actually buries itself in darkness and grows those wings."

c. joybell c. 

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Thank you for sharing your process. It is inspiring that you can return to a painting after 4 years and bring new life to it!

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Beautiful Dennis, the end result was well worth the challenge :) happy to see you posting still! I included this post in my weekly curation Ocean of Art!


Thanks Julia ...i almost gave up along the way.

I am very glad that after 4 years you finally found enough motivation to finish it. I love the final effect, you have added so many layers into this artwork and made it way much more surrealistic. World class !


Thanks for your words...the really feel good after this ride 😉🙏

Really great illustration and technical execution. You are a PRO. Nice job!

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Thanks for sharing your creative process! You make beautiful art, keep it up :)


Thanks man...I appreciate that!

Very cool art ... and it's a very creative job.
I was think how this will look in Black and white :) what very strong texture .
And hi from Estonia here winter and -6 and lot snow :))


Thanks...greetings from Hamburg...rainy ;-)


Hi :)) Rain also good :))

Nicely done, Dennis. I'm really glad that you finally managed to finish this unsolvable riddle. I have a lot of unfinished drawings myself so I know how difficult it is to actually complete one.
Your painting is beautiful, delicate and complicated at the same time. Very lovely :).        
Congratulations for your curie vote, I hope you will stay around and show us more ^_^.


Thanks for your words....yes, sometimes they don't come easy :-) 'complicated'... :-) yes :-)

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Love your work :-)))


Amazing work 👍

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Thank you for sharing such beautiful final result. I can understand what you mean with creating it few years ago and only finishing now. It is sometimes you have an idea and inspiration, starting to create but then because of some reason you just leave and return later, that was with me when I had a drawing that I did few years ago and it was laying for about 3 years or so and then during just a couple of days I finished it. It is strange but this is our nature, our muse and the way how we are. Beautifully done at the end, like fine lines and feature of the face. When I work with acrylic paint they dry so quickly that if I need to return to face features, due to dried paint it creates texture that I do not want. Would be interesting to hear if you had the same moments.


Yes I totally hear you. With the paint drying too quick and also with the nature of inspiration. You have to take it when it comes and you never know why...:-)...take care ;-)

great art work! it is something that catch your eyes and makes your immagination run thanks for sharing


Thanks for appreciating it 😉

That's a great piece of hard work. Congratulations on finishing it! Haha. It looks like some kind of sci-fi art to me. :) I think you can also tweak it a bit more as a digital art and make prints of it. I'm pretty sure it will turn out awesome too.

And congratulations on getting upvoted by @ocd and @curie! That's one thing I've yet to experience here on Steemit. Usually it's either I get one or the other. Lol.


Thank you...thats a nice idea🙏


You're welcome. :)

This is a beautiful artwork. I understand the frustration about finish a work years after you started, but, we as artists know that this artworks are pretty important to us <3


🎉 Congratulations @denniskonstantin! 👏, your amazing Artwork has been selected to be featured in my curation post.

Beautiful painting, @Denniskonstantin ! I love how you use your pinks and blues so much <3 They create a very lovely fractal and yet delicate effects on your canvases <3

I am glad you brave the riddle even after such a long time fighting with it :D The result is such a wonderful piece !!!! Amazing work <3


Thanks a lot <3 Glad you like it...

I am always impressed with fine art. The colors and detail are amazing! I applaud your skills. :)

I caught this in the last minute to upvote and resteem - I've been away from the net for a while and catching up.
Impressive work, as usual.
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Thanks greatly appreciated <3

They're becoming more complex. Easy to lose yourself in them.

I like the combination of the color. It a soothing color. Wow, it took you 5 years to complete it? but it worth it because it so lovely. You must be a very detailed person with love and passion in art. Could feel the love in your art.

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Haha yes Thanks....I love the details (in life)!


Just visied your blog @denniskonstantin, and it took my breath away.. So many amazing arts of yours. Oh gosh.. You are so good.. Each painting of yours require time and patience to finish it. And all are marvelous. Glad i visited your blog.

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