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Arcanum by kellymckernan Arcanum by kellymckernan
"Arcanum" / 12" x 16" / Watercolor

Inspired by the Nancy Drew novel, "The Whispering Statue."

Created for "Young Adult" at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, California. The show is co-curated by HelloGiggles.com, comprising Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, and Molly McAleer. Opens February 2nd.
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MrZeroSpoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Intimate and mystical.
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Tomolan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Very nice.
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Avalaa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This lovely piece has been feature din my journal here : [link]
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Avalaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely textures, I like how the the colours are quite muted apart from the hair and lips of the girl on the right.
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MorticiaTheCat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. I love how the piece has a sort of marble look to it; very cool. Great job! :)
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Love the way you color the hair band and hair on Nancy Drew.
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bluedevilsinger Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I actually thought this was for your show yet to come when I first saw it on Instagram. It goes with what you were talking to me about, but I see the Nancy Drew theme once you mentioned it (confession: I never read Nancy Drew. I read one book and I didn't like it!) Maybe if you flipped a few things around....you have an idea for your show? A more literal piece, but it would be a great piece.

I love how it seems the statue seems to be whispering some secret to the girl though. That's what made me originally think of it belonging to your solo show.
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kellymckernan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I could see that! I technically can't share any of my finished work for my solo show until it's actually up, so anything I share that's a full finished piece is for something else. :)
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bluedevilsinger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I know, I'm just sayin'. That was where my brain was trailing. If you flipped the marble statue for a young girl and the young one for someone representing you...it becomes awfully close to your idea. Change the expressions a bit, maybe make the background a more somber color gradient like a grayed out purple (blue? yellow? I don't know.) That would make a killer piece. It would be more literal, but I think as an artist you need more abstract and more literal pieces in your show.
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Little details I love: the way their outlines merge, the cubes in the background texture, the lines of white in the highlighting.
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