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Samhain Night by Terrauh Samhain Night by Terrauh
In searching for Tarot cards I came a cross a beautiful one from a Fairy Deck that had a picture depicting Samhain. I loved the layout and colors but didn't care for the actual fairy placement and wasn't sure what it even had to do with Samhain. I borrowed the base background concept into this painting and modified it accordingly, like adding the bonfire and the girl and cat.

The weather has been so mild lately here in Northern California that I am definitely ready for autumn. It barely broke 90 degrees today and this has been one of the hottest days of summer so far... :confused:

Method: Acrylic and prismacolor on 14x18 inch canvas. Photoshop lens flare enhancement added to the lanterns.
Finished: August 2010
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:iconskybreeze26:
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Really love the style of this has such a serene feel to it
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MiriamPeuser Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wow! This is amazig, it really catches the magic atmosphere of samhain!
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi
I have featured your piece here [link]

Blessed Be
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks you so much! :D
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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:iconmenahau:
menahau Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
love
this!
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconelizeth:
elizeth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorable art!!
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very glad you like it :)
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nickysparks Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
I'm down in Southern California, and ready for a change in pace as well. We're at 90's to 100's here in SD, and dying! XD
Can't wait for the chilly afternoons and bonfires.
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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mauraceleste Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Love this piece - I'd like permission to reproduce in this month's issue of The Celtic Connection - a grass roots community newspaper serving the Irish, Scots, and Welsh of Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. I would like to print a bio and contact details on yourself. You can e-mail me directly at: maura@telus.net. Look forward to hearing from you.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured! [link] :)
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very welcome. :)
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ghostfist Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I love this
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Wolf-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually prefer Samhain to Halloween XD If it wouldn't be so weird, I would gather up a group of my friends and attempt to perform rituals on Samhain, just to see if they worked O.o
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Why not try it?
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Wolf-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh...my mom would never let me XD Maybe when I move out :D lol
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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ethuil88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
so beautiful :aww: happy belated samhain by the way :) blessed be )O(
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D :hug:
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:icontricia-danby:
Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Artist
Your work is featured here: [link]
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured here:[link]
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Much appreciated :D
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Samhain can be the night of unexpected encounters :-)

I love the adorned trees (even though carved pumpkins aren't my thing so I would prefer regular lanterns :))
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :) Lanterns are very nice too :D
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Whatsome Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   General Artist
Did you also create the book covers on Harry Potter?

The colors are very soothing. Happy Halloween
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I wish! Thank you though, I am glad that you like it.
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Friend! We at :iconmystery-and-magic: would like to have this deviation of yours, in our folder called "Samhain", we have already sent you a request, we hope that you accept it. Take a look at the group, you will be most welcome as a member if you want to join. Stay well and thank you for your time.
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Gwennol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
So beautiful!!! :love:
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MoominMamma Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous piece of art! :aww:
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Glimeron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice mood and colors. Your framing is also well done.
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, glad you like it!
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misspagette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I loved the sense of place in this painting- it's utterly beautiful.
I had similar images stucked in my mind, don't know what to do with them, I guess I must overcome my laziness.
Pagan related things always carries this damn certain magic, ya know.
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:iconterrauh:
Terrauh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) and yes, I know how you feel, I always feel a different kind of peace when I paint something pagan related.
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misspagette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
you're welcome :hug:
Do you listen any specific music while you're painting? My reason for asking is that I always fuse art with music, also music with literature or places.:nod:
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Terrauh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes I listen to Enya, but above all I usually play my favorite DVDs.(nightmare before christmas, alice in wonderland, coraline, stardust, pirates of the caribbean) I don't watch them, I just like the background noise.
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misspagette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Oh, I love the background noise:nod: I overused my many DVDs just for this too:nod:
When I'm in my mystical mood, I listen Loreena McKennitt- but Enya is a good choice too:)
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Terrauh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loreena McKennitt is good too, I have some of her songs mixed in with Enya.
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
oh this is beautiful who is it for? or shall you sell it?
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Terrauh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D It's not for anyone at the moment. I do have prints, and the original for sale if anyone is interested on my official site:[link]
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting, love the composition here and the Samhain feel:aww: also the vibrant colors , love how you did the moon and clouds... well I love EVERYTHING!:D
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