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Tulabi Falls by kach-back Tulabi Falls by kach-back
This is an acrylic painting of Tulabi Falls which is located in Nopiming Park in Manitoba Canada. The reference series of photos for this painting were taken in 2008 on an exploring trip with my eldest daughter Anne. The painting was started in 2009 and finally completed in 2013.

It is 61 x 76 cm (24 x 30 in) done on a Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas Board, with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paints.

*** Edit *** I took it with my Sony RX-100 and uploaded a much larger version of it.
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ArtKnack Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
The detailing of each and every leaves in there, 
Oh god damn and that Water stream, Water that touched stone surface and that distant mountain, Fantastic painting :hug:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Ah thank you, I spent a long time on this one, and it was from my own reference photo. It's the first time I painted moving water and was quite a challenge for me. :D
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ArtKnack Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Most welcome :)
It's pretty clear from that detailing, That's great.
Woah for a first time it's perfect.... I gotta work on my skills as well :dummy:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Yeah motion is not something I have much experience with, I wanted it not to be a complete snapshot, but suggest the motion to the viewer.

If you look a the end of this video you can see what it really looks like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcWnPK… :-)
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ArtKnack Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Just one question,
How much time it takes to create such a beautiful master piece !? 
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kach-back Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Firstly I have to thank you for this "such a beautiful master piece", I really appreciate that comment. Now it was a while ago, but I am thinking I have at least 120 hours in one that particular painting. :nod:
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ArtKnack Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
You totally deserve it Sir,
Amazing, The detailing in that drawing.....
I just can't stop looking at it, Damn... I really need to be a fine artist like you,
I'll do my best :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
Well you just need to practice, learn as you go, and ask questions if you not sure of something. If you ever have any questions for me please send them on and I will do my best to be helpful. :-)
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chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Highly detailed! :clap: :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, here is what it looks like in real life:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcWnPK…

Also thanks so much for all of the :+fav:'s of my work, and the :+devwatch: as well. :-)
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chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
And for the :+fav: of Joanna's Foxgloves, that was a fun one to paint. :-)
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chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
nice :)
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work! Very realistic!! I am impressed!! :hug:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It's a well known spot here, and the actual painting is for sale in a gallery here in Winnipeg.  There has been some interest so I am hoping it ends up in a nice place.  Thanks for the :+fav: of it as well. :hug:
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orcafreak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is stunning! So beautiful and the details are amazing! Brilliant work! :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, that one sat for quite a while before I found the courage and motivation to finish it.  It is sitting on the wall in a gallery for sale in downtown Winnipeg so who knows it might find a nice home at some point. :-)
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel like I'm there. And as someone who does a lot of realistic drawings, but can't find the patience to do the same thing with paint, I can appreciate what an accomplishment this is. The thumbnail read as a photograph! Very great, time-consuming work. Your attention to detail is inspiring.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much on all fronts here, for the great comments and the :+fav: of this one.  I learned a lot working on this one, and it hangs in a gallery near downtown here for sale, so we'll see if anyone sees it in person and wants to buy it. 
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! Warren, this is incredible! I thought it a photo! Wonderful work!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ha thank you, in person it looks more painterly but when photographed and reduced it does look more like a photo.  I am glad you liked it, and thanks for the :+fav:'s of all of them. :D
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure, hon :aww: Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas :hug:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
The same to you, have great Christmas, and if it's anything like here, keep warm. Christmas Carol Two 
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AleraianPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a photo at first, and I mean that as a huge compliment. I was immediately reminded of Ansel Adams work. Fabulous job, Warren.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I do take that as a compliment, I often say to people that in person it does not look like a photograph at all, but reduced in size and on a screen it does for sure.

I am glad you like it, that one I started a long time ago and finally finished it earlier this year, it's actually hanging in a gallery for sale so time will tell how popular it really is. :D
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Wintella Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely to see some acrylic from you :) This is gorgeous! Love the texture that some of the strokes give: the water, the russet tree on the right, the pine trees on the left... 
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kach-back Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah they take me longer to do but well worth the time I think.  I am going to try to do a mix of different things as I go forward. :-)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah experimenting is nice, especially when you have skills like yours... 
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your work has been featured here :D
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes thank you very much, I saw that I really appreciate being featured with so many great other artists. :hug:
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed the feature :D
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duytter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good Warren, this beautiful composition invite us to go in your painting. We can feel and hear the noise of the fresh water on the rock.
It was a long way to finish it, congratulations for this work, I guess this trip with your oldest daughter was a good inspiration to paint. :glomp:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks Daniel, it was way too long to finish it but I am glad I did. Thank you for the :+fav: of it as well. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks great, Warren, sorry I haven't seen it before......I've been so busy doing paintings for my show, my mind has turned inwards!!!
Dave is dying for all this to end!!!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I am glad you liked it Freda, I adjusted the far shoreline as you suggested and that was just the perfect touch.  Thank's for the :+fav: of it, I should be seeing it framed shortly.
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome Warren, yes, the far shoreline creates great distance in the work.........lovely!
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DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's great, I love how you have captured the light, and the water is amazing! :fav:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, that painting just took me forever to complete.  I haven't done many subjects with movement and after this I may consider doing more of them.
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow!! :wow:  I cannot get over how this looks almost like a PHOTO...not a painting!!  :love:  It's BEAUTIFUL Warren!!  Great job on this one!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks that one took forever though, glad you like it, and now you can see what took me so long. :D
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah, I sure CAN!!  :nod:
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
omfg Wow, I'm speechless, Warren!! This is another masterpiece of your work.  Brilliant colour choice and perspective.  I can tell it took 4 years to complete this wonderful artwork.  I can even feel the sound of the waves.  It is a wonderful combination between the wavy river and a calm lake scene.  Great details of trees and rocks.  I especially love the beautiful colour of the sky!!  You must be so proud of this wonderful work, Warren.  Congratulations!! 
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Masa these are such nice words, and some great observations as well.  I only recently worked very concentrated on this painting. I have to tell you I re-did that sky four times to get it just right for me.  This photo is not the best in terms of how things are washed out in it, but you get the details for sure.  I am proud of it for sure, and thank you so much for taking the to make this great comment on it.  Much appreciated. :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Beautiful work. It looks very realistic.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much I am glad you like it. :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You're welcome.
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, Warren!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you Sheri I am very glad you like it. :-)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome, Warren!
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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, but I love being disproven in my exasperation of acrylics always coming out rather drab (unless I paint phoenixes, for some reason) and difficult to make properly detailed and exuberant!
What a gorgeous painting. Well worth the time it took, I think. Especially the waterfall and the lefthand side as well as the background of the painting are looovely! My issue would be with the withered, brown pine (or whatever it might be) tree on the righthand side - it looks a bit "too fuzzy" compared to the extreme and gorgeous detail everywhere else. Perhaps it's got something to do with the value of the colours there? Or it might simply look like that only on screen - the heavens are my witnesses that it's hard to get a proper representation of a traditional painting on the screen...
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