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Burn by JustinChristenbery Burn by JustinChristenbery
32.5"x40" acrylic on canvas

This image: [link] came to me in a vision- spontaneous and complete upon reception. Burn is my interpretation of that vision.

Ferocious and transcendentally beautiful the source of this river we call Life and the Universe flows on. Through us, as us, and all around us- It Is.
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:iconincolor16:
incolor16 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful! great job
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:iconimfragrance:
imFragrance Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
did you scan this image?
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I photographed it on an overcast day. I've found that to be the easiest way to maintain accurate color during the translation to digital.
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:iconimfragrance:
imFragrance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
thank you for the tip
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:iconjehoseph:
Jehoseph Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Yes! :nod:
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chat14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
burning bush....so symbolic and beautiful. your work is just incredible!
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:iconswirlzidol:
swirlzidol Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous :D
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:iconswirlzidol:
swirlzidol Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
stunning :O
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:iconzhorahzhorah:
zhorahzhorah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
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:iconzhorahzhorah:
zhorahzhorah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
wow....Awesome
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:iconhiighintheskyy:
hiighintheskyy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVE IT!
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:iconsaevuswinds:
saevuswinds Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I love this!
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:iconshaylee857:
Shaylee857 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
i love it
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:iconspiritriver:
SpiritRiver Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very powerful.
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:iconmeaghann696:
meaghann696 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Very beautiful colors absolutely amazing
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:iconredheaded-belle:
Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
As beautiful as it is, it makes me think of the end of the world. Meteors crashing, the Earth breaking apart, the sky falling...but you still manage to make that look beautiful. lol.

What does that say about you? :P Ability to make the best of a terrible situation, I suppose.

I love it. My new desktop. :D
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:iconaudriiii:
audriiii Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student General Artist
The colors are just SICK ! :D I like it , very beautiful:love:
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thankyou
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kriterijus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
this is amazing... you are one of the most inspirational painters for me on DA. i paint myself so your work really gives me alot of inspiration.. thanks so much for sharing... i love the movement and the depth in this painting.
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:iconitsjustlikediamonds:
itsjustlikediamonds Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
jealous.... that's insane.
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:iconsong4bella:
song4bella Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Wow, all your paintings are so spiritual. Do you see them in dreams or meditations?
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BimboCrittenden Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
When I was younger and went to church, I remember first reading about the burning bush. I had this clear image of blue skies and desert, with a green shrub in flames. This looks so much like that image. This is amazing and very powerful, no matter what the meaning.
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou- the meaning for me is the same as the one from the biblical story, except that it has just been advanced and refined by my own experience. It is no longer a story but is rather a living -a perpetually burning- metaphor.
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Gingersnap87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exquisite!
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconzieko-drifer:
Zieko-Drifer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Truly amazing
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome to the "Other side" ;)
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:iconcommumist:
CommuMist Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beyond intense...
Thank you for creating this!
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always wondered what awaited beyond the seemingly necessary intensity...

Thanks for looking:)
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:icondigitalwiz:
digitalwiz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Man its as northangel27 says...:onfire:
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Having travelled,
our similarity has morphed into unity.

Burn baby, Burn! :D
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digitalwiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
;)
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3: I`ve featured this in my latest journal [link]
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou:D
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:iconpunapea:
Punapea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Magical...
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
We're gettin' there, 'ey?:)
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:iconnorthangel27:
northangel27 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's like you've been walking around inside my soul, painting pictures. Fantastic work!
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:icondigitalwiz:
digitalwiz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I feel the same ;)
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:iconevolutionhotline:
evolutionhotline Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
that's an awesome painting. and actually, if you don't mind me 'self promoting', what you said in your comment, remindz me of a poem of mine, called 'in, thru, and out'.
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:iconaetherism:
AEtherism Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Doooooooooooood! that's a one fine lookin' work of art
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:iconeos2102:
eos2102 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Incredible piece. Would be amazing to wake up to that every morning :)
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:iconinklover:
inklover Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
awesome....the colors....r great:clap:
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
A spectacular image, full of primal energy.
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:iconbuddhascii:
buddhascii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Unreal.

Is that "the burning bush" or are my perceptions just playing tricks on me?
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome :lol:
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
Fantastic, I love the use of colour.
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:icontracy-jacks:
Tracy-Jacks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
It's amazing! I love the movement and the colours. It's very dreamy.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, very powerful piece, love the idea and the colours :)
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:iconkellz0r:
kellz0r Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
This is gorgeous. When I look at it, I feel warmth and power. It's like I'm just waiting to see the flames flicker and the tree slowly turn to ash. Another great piece by you. :)
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JackTheRipper15 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Trippy. I love the bright colors you use in your work, it seems to pump life into your paintings, and it seems to really show here with the red-orange of the dirt with the colors of the swirling vortex. Magnificent as always!
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