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Panasonic
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DMC-ZS5
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10/300 second
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F/3.7
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7 mm
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Jun 28, 2012, 3:56:49 PM
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Obsessive by Celartworks Obsessive by Celartworks
Oil on Linen
41 cm x 51 cm (16 inches x 20 inches)

This work was painted for my 'Phobias - Fears - Obsessions' series.
It depicts the obsessive nature that many OCD sufferers have.
The clean white buttoned-up shirt lets us know of this obsession and the washing and re-washing of his hands lets us know of his fear of the unclean.

References:
Model: My husband Brian.
I had Brian washing his hands in his white shirt.
I also took photos of Brian washing his hands and used these as a reference for this painting.
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Obsessive by *Celartworks ( Featured by Astralseed )
:iconmadgirlsrock723:
madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I immediately thought of one of my favorite tv shows when I saw this. I could definitely see Mr. Monk approving of this painting! Absolutely amazing job! Both the hyper realism and the concept are phenomenal.
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:iconcelartworks:
Celartworks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you madgirlsrock723, very much appreciate your kind words!
:D (Big Grin)
 
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madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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illuminantur Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist

The amazing thing about this piece is that the viewer (if they know of someone with ocd) can immediately identify the theme. 

 

The absence of the neck/head suggests that the person is being 'washed away' by the disorder- and it does tend to consume one's life. 

 

Another thing I love about the piece is that it is so non-judgmental.  It doesn't presume to tell you what you should think or do. 

 

I could say so much about the concept, but the actual technical skill and execution of the piece is equally magnificent.  The way you've handled the medium and captured all the subtleties in the skin tones and in the reflections of the bubbles is simply incredible.  You've managed to give the piece an elegant simplicity despite the immense attention to detail. 

 

Bravo. 

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Celartworks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your very good observation of my work illuminantur. 
I very much appreciate you taking the time to write your feelings about this painting. 
Your observation is spot-on!Clap
 
Also, thank you for your kind words, they're very much appreciated also. :D (Big Grin)
 
Cheers!

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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dunno why, but it feels like I...understand it.
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:iconcelartworks:
Celartworks Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) 
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XxBattleLionessxX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This is a really clever work of art! I knew exactly what you were depicting as soon as I saw the thumbnail and before I read the title :clap:
The bubbles look so real and the hands are fantastic! Very well done :)
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Celartworks Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you XxBattleLionessxX, very much appreciate your kind words! :) (Smile) 
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XxBattleLionessxX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
You're very welcome! :)
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