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Mike's Lights by Lloydica Mike's Lights by Lloydica
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
30″ x 40″

This is one of those paintings that holds a special place in my heart.
Anyone who had been out to Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay, BC will recognize this scene in an instant – Copper Island. This view, in particular, could be seen from the deck of my family’s home. I will forever remember many nights spent sitting out on that deck looking up at the stars surrounded by family and friends, much laughter and great conversation.
I can only hope I captured the energy a simple picture could never quite seem to.

If you weren’t one of those people sitting out on the deck with us you might be wondering, who’s Mike?
Mike was my Dad, a constant supporter of my painting and someone who always had an idea to help me brainstorm or a few motivational word to stop me from “paintcrastinating”. He was not a painter himself, but I remember him always talking about one day doing a painting of the northern lights that graced our backyard every summer. Unfortunately, he never got the chance. This one’s for you, Pop!!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to let you know that this gorgeous piece has been featured here: [link]!
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anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! :wave:
Your beautiful work has been featured in my article for #TheFavouriteShowcase [link] :heart:
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MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Done in style! :clap:
I'd move the place between the hills off center, though :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional
nice job
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Laisteala Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Beautiful!!!! I like how you get texture created from the colors.. I love it..!!! great energy ^^
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for July!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my jounal :heart: [link]
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I love this kind of art. If flows so well and has so much thought put into it. I like the colors and the reflections in the water. Not to mention the sky. I'm guessing that's fire?
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ARI4PHANTINEXX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like the artwork sort of looks like a picasso
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MissMorticia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my word... I just love the colours in this! Mesmerising.
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NightChao Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, work and really like how you played with the paint.
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sandramonster Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Amazing painting, and the description really got to me :hug:
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Leokayla Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really, really good!! I love it, nice work :pat:
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Blue-Pencil-Crayon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! I absolutely LOVE how you have portrayed the nighttime sky here, with the stars's glow and everything. I especially LOVE the northern lights and how you've painted them here! I've never seen the lights portrayed like this, with that much texture and such and I have got to say, the effect is incredible and I absolutely love it!

And how you've painted the water with that texture, and reflecting the colours from the lights, oh my goodness it looks so amazing, I absolutely love how you painted it!
The texture of the land and rocks, and sky, and everything is incredible! it reminds me of Van Gogh's work a bit but still, your own style is quite evident here.

I could go on and on about this piece, I don't often see work like this on deviantArt in particular so, thank you for sharing this!

Beuatiful work! :D
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Cranberry413 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I like the way you've done this :)
Your description is very sweet!
Well done!
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you did it, do you mind if i share this on my art appreciation blog?

And btw, after reading why this piece is so special, i kind of teared up a little. this is beautiful.
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BecauseICannibal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Wow. Just wow. :)
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PennyLame Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
What a beautiful work!
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Valorie13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is a beautiful painting. Love the Northern Lights. I rarely get to see them myself (live too far south). I've never been to BC but it's a place I want to visit.

You are very fortunate to live in such an amazing place.
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ZergHydralisk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
beautiful work
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Writer
btw, the painting is awesome!
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:iconlloydica:
Lloydica Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favourite places in the world!
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Never got to see the northern lights, been to lake Shuswap though, start of winter it was. Lucky you got to live in such a beautiful spot. Great dedication! :heart:
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FANTASTIC WORK
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Lloydica Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Appreciate the kind words :)
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY CLASSIC.
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