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Destiny by Raipun Destiny by Raipun
In 2008, 11 climbers were killed on the Himalayan mountain K2 after an avalanche swept away their ropes. Cecilie Skog and her husband Rolf Bae were both accomplished mountaineers. She was the first woman to stand on both poles and the tallest peaks in every continent!
They had met on Mount Elbrus in Russia in 2003, and married in 2007.
On August 1 Cecilie reached the summit, but Rolf and 10 other climbers turned back, tired and perhaps suffering from altitude sickness. Rolf ventured out under a huge ice cliff and was swept into the void as the ice collapsed.
Cecile now had to make it down, knowing her husband was no longer alive. The whole way down to a safe camp, she heared Rolf talking to her, guiding her into safety.
This is my tribute to Cecilie Skog.
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Oil on canvas. size; 140 x 100 cm.

Here you can watch the whole story of Cecilie Skog and her husband Rolf Bae: [link]
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:iconvmjml1er:
VMJML1er Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   Digital Artist
génial  , super
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LaCabezaDelCastor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconlucidaemon:
Lucidaemon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Extraordinary!! You take my breath away with the sweep of your brush.
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:iconaliferret:
aliferret Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful, powerful work. So glad I found your work!!
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INCREDIBLE...what a face!!!!! this is m fave!
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:iconaeravi:
aeravi Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
this story is so powerful... and beautiful work!
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:iconlittlerosebud:
LittleRoseBud Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Amazing! :)
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:iconresada:
resada Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Sad story...beautiful painting
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:iconmumu-vworks:
Mumu-Vworks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Your paintings are truly amazing!! Hard to see how it is painted looks like a photograph!!
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:iconeyeart:
Eyeart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Ahhhh......scarily good. Brought a tear-wow......... !
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:icondeniznaz:
deniznaz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
so amazing!
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:iconrezokaishauri:
RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic, as always!
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:iconinhighcotton:
InHighCotton Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Your writing is almost as beautiful as your art. It brought tears to my eyes.
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:iconumasalazar:
umasalazar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Itīs AWESOME
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Un bel hommage :heart: Cecilie ressemble ā une princesse ainsi.
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:iconyunaleska1:
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is absolutely amazing, no words can express!
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:icontolkieniana:
Tolkieniana Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm speechless...
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enigmainfinity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is mesmerizing.... :iconwowplz:
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:iconpjfriel:
PJFriel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous painting. What a tragic story, though.
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply incredible work :heart:
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:icontraviswadegarden:
traviswadegarden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Digital Artist
You are a great artist period.
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Chicchan5 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very touching story ! The painting is a great tribute to Cecilie ! It's an amazing and beautiful painting, so detailed as if it's a picture of her!!!
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:iconbertuu:
BertuU Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Amazing and beautiful!!
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:icontheartofannika:
TheArtofAnnika Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow that is so beautiful. Cecilie Skog has a beautiful soul!
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:iconlillamamman:
LillaMamman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :love:
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Bramble-rose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
So cool! Im a huge fan of Cecilie Skog:D She is so inspiring, i want to be just as sporty as she is :) And I want to be just as good painter as you are^^ Lovely portrait, as allweys (:
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Isara1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful tribute tot Cecilie Skog and your painting is stunning wow Chriske she is so much better than in the beginning, congratulations.
Ria.
xxx
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:iconromanbx:
romanbx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
unbeleiveble realism. the ligths are perfect!!
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:icondhourie:
Dhourie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love your work, absolutely beautiful!
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:icondisembo:
Disembo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I love your workings. Id love to be able to paint and render the way you do. Im in awe when i see your workings, so beautiful.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work - great tribute!
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful.. What a wonderful tribute :)
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:iconmelpople:
melpople Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconphattyartist:
phattyartist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I can't imagine the required amount of patience it took to paint the hair. Breathtaking!
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:icontahnja:
Tahnja Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
omg....the story...the beauty of your painting...I'm deeply moved and speechless
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:iconeerinvink:
EerinVink Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow.. that makes me silent for a moment. The story is very tragic and Cecilie is a beautiful person.

And of course your painting is genious, as always :) you are seriously gifted.
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Ahau2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
impressive painting ,beautiful tribute
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magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that hair . . . .how did you do that? It looks so real and textured and must have taken HOURS to get right.
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful tribute...beautiful work!!
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
nicely done.
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:iconredefined6:
Redefined6 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
impeccable technique, I'm speechless !!
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:iconkizitsu:
Kizitsu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing artwork, you observatios of fine art is stunning xD <3 Andi xXx
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Acacia13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
The hand is incredible.
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:iconrtrib:
RTrib Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous Work!
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:iconvivalavida:
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding work on the hair. :love:
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:iconrojobe:
rojobe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Amazing – as all your work is. I'm intrigued as to how you get the oil paints to work so finely – is it just down to thinning with white spirit?
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:iconraipun:
Raipun Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Never use white spirit! Always use an oil containing painting medium. It gives that richness to your paint, where white spirit takes away the depth.White spirit can be used for cleaning your brushes! X thanks for commenting! :love:
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kaylew Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
You are seriously the best oil artist I watch <3
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow, this work is stunning.
you are one of the best traditional artist I've ever seen :worship:
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aixado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
wonderful Christiane !!:clap::hug:
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