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simmondsia vitra by vanlubeck simmondsia vitra by vanlubeck
oil on canvas, 120x80 cm.

Simmondsia vitra is closely related to the Jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis), pronounced "ho-HO-bah". Jojoba is native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. Simmondsia vitra however is primarily found in arid urban environments and produces an extremely toxic, oily substance.

A limited edition giclée print of this work is available through my site www.vanlubeck.com

simmondsia vitra detail by vanlubeck 
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:icontonio48:
tonio48 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it. The contrast on between the 'glass-drops' blowing colors and the blurred grey background work so well. The execution is just perfect as most of your pieces in your gallery.
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melrissbrook Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your work is breathtaking amazing and enthralling have a great day
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It seems like the alkekengi fruits!!! :)
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're right, they look very much like them! :hug:
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:iconmemzu:
memzu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
the orange color looks amazingly tasty. Different and interesting.
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Stunning. :heart:
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:iconmontiljo:
montiljo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Great painting :)
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sasha :painter:
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Fangirl-of-Ace Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Beautifully dangerous and exotically beautiful. I...can't think of other words. It's an intensely gorgeous painting. So I suppose I did think of other words.
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noncorossive Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Urszula :glomp:
I'm glad you're wowed by my work!
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
:jawdrop:

I have no words to say to about it. :faint:
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Rock :blush:
Glad I got you dumbfounded :giggle:
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
From the detail I can understand that it's possible to do this, but still... Well, one would need to hang it on a wall opposite to a window thru which a house can be seen that is very similar to the upside down mirrored image in these balls. Not that easy... but if! Just the imagination...
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godricshollow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
soo beautiful. i love the surrealism.
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kashfi, :glomp:
Glad you appreciate my work.
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:icongodricshollow:
godricshollow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
no prob =].
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
exquisite
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :phew:
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
my pleasure
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serenesong Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
looks like a good photo at first...
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Don't always believe what you see :giggle:
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible !
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Christine,
Glad you like it :blushes:
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome Patricia !
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
truly amazing! i don't have the words to tell you how much i love this painting :heart: :clap:
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks thanks :blush:
I was great fun to paint too, I love doing glass :painter:
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theNarrow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has to be one of my favorite pieces I've seen yet on DA, and I'm not just saying that. I love your style and this piece is just amazing.
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vanlubeck Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Chris :hug:
The orange glass turned out pretty good with lots of little details. There's even a reflection of a car in one of them :shh:
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Lucas-world Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Ouaw ! How did you paint the reflection ???
Have you a real gallerie in new zealand ?
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
If you have a look at my journal, you can see a picture of my hand holding a crystal ball. I used this as a reference to paint my reflections.
No, I don't have a real gallery in NZ, I'm too busy painting :painter:
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Fatmalovestodraw Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
beautiful painting :wow:
u did an amazing job :D
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :blush: :painter:
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shadowed-light-waves Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   General Artist
This is so beautiful! :wow:



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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :blushes:
Glad you enjoy it!
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gerseanap Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I can't believe you don't have more comments on this piece! Your technique is so smooth and clear. Not only that but your concepts are so unique.
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vanlubeck Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :blush:
Glass is such an wonderful material to use as a subject. It gives a painting just that extra sparkle :painter:
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RoxRio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello my friend,

I featured your work:
- in my Journal: [link]
- in my News: [link]

Congratulations for the wonderful work!!! :clap:
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:iconvanlubeck:
vanlubeck Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I'm honored :blush:
Thanks!
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:iconroxrio:
RoxRio Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconavisblack:
AvisBlack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Weird, but cool.
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:iconlechtonen:
Lechtonen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Beautiful indeed. I love the reflections.
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JFBAPTISTA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
:clap:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Love the detail picture.........but like having more bubbles......more to look at!..:D :wow:

Beautiful!
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Alwaysinthesky Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
I love your work, this one is really fabulous!
Have a nice day ;)
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