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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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LaCabezaDelCastor Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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Lucidaemon Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Extraordinary!! You take my breath away with the sweep of your brush.
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aliferret Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful, powerful work. So glad I found your work!!
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johnfboslet2001 Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INCREDIBLE...what a face!!!!! this is m fave!
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:iconaeravi:
this story is so powerful... and beautiful work!
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:iconresada:
Sad story...beautiful painting
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:iconmumu-vworks:
Your paintings are truly amazing!! Hard to see how it is painted looks like a photograph!!
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:iconeyeart:
Ahhhh......scarily good. Brought a tear-wow......... !
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deniznaz Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
so amazing!
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