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The Crane Wife by katrinapallon The Crane Wife by katrinapallon
My painting for an all-women artists group exhibit called "Dream, Paper, Dream" at Vinyl on Vinyl, The Collective (Makati City). Aptly so, we opened the show last March 8, coinciding with this year's International Women's Day. Exhibit runs until March 22.

The Crane Wife
61 cm x 91.4 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
March 2011


And yes, this is based on an old Japanese tale of a poor man who found an injured crane on his doorstep and nursed it back to health. A few days after he released the crane, a woman appeared at his doorstep with whom he fell in love and married. In need of money, his wife requested that a weaving room be built and that the poor man should promise never to watch her weave. She began producing wondrous clothes out of silk which they sold for handsome prices. And soon enough, they began to live comfortably. No longer able to contain his curiosity one day, he peeked in. And instead of his wife, he saw a crane plucking its own feathers and weaving them into the loom. With her secret now exposed, the crane wife flew away and never returned.

THIS IMAGE IS BEST APPRECIATED IN FULL VIEW.
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rjdalmacio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
executing on acrylic meant it leaves little room for correction. this is such a beauty. :)
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ardenofardrah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful story
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Gorgeous. I love the rich colours and bold patterns.
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful ! I love your style !
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional
very nice work
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suhaylah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
A wonderful painting, and a lovely story, too.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi, you've been featured in my monthly news article for :iconthefavouriteshowcase:

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aunjuli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I love the shapes, and colors are so vibrant!
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Seigii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. A lot like Klimt style.
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synconi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Oh that story...it always breaks my heart, like the tale of Cupid and Psyche or Orpheus and Eurydice...

This is simply sublime, wondrously rich in colour and texture...:heart:
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nakeddancingllama Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I love the patterns, they're incredible =)
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redsama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Beautiful! Every single detail in the pic is awesome!! You did a great job!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
fabulous work! :thumbsup:
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BellaRosie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful !
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lazylinepainterjane Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh what a sad story..............beautifully done.
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LittleMissAlexius Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sugoi!
The colours and deatils are just breathtaking! Cool tale, nice illustration of it :)
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Edhelnis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, so beautiful.<3
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, wow.... simply beautiful!! I love the inclusion of the three-dimensional element with the origami cranes... :clap:
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vutvut Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
This is so amazing, wonderful job, a lot of beautilful details.
This is just outstanding!!!
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rinariin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
the detail is soooo greatt..!!
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Servina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
very nice :)
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climbr7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Photographer
so gorgeous
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Buzzos Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Really deep and rich colors. Absolutely stunning work in the flowers/kimono, the cranes weaving in and out the pattern is mind-blowing, serious skills involved~. I'm wondering, are the suspended cranes actually painted with the shadows they produce or are they hung in front?
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LionelC Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for such a beautiful work of art. And for sharing its base story with us.
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varziel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I've always loved the details of your works and this one is another beautiful painting ♥ Not to mention its size!
Also, congrats & good luck for the exhibition :blowkiss:
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katrinapallon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :ahoy:
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Fullmoon3512 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so pretty, and what a interesting story
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katrinapallon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! You should look up the story. All I have here is just the geist.
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