Bright Pink Bookmark. When the choices we make don’t make much sense. This is for all the people who tell their families that they’re sorry. For things they can’t and won’t feel sorry for.

This is my Dogma 48 project. I don’t have all that much to write about it actually. I hope the narrative makes sense for everyone. And if not, that’s ok.

I am really happy how this turned out. Happy to try something new. I will take pictures that are good when I have the chance. But for now I would just want to show it.

All in oils.

Happy painting!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    It’s awesome, really love the colors you pulled off with this one!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    great idea !
    and beautifully realised !

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Imagination and creativity to power!

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you Eduarto. That is definitely the intention :)

  • Tapio SalminenPLUS

    Awesome colors and composition! My only gripe is that the cutouts behind her feel too much, well, like cutouts. As in the sharp edges they have make them stick out a bit too much. But maybe that’s the point?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Hey Tapio! Yes! Thank you. That was definitely the point. The thing is, for some people memories are so distorted that they are simply props. People stop being people. And just, well, bricks. So I definitely wanted them to feel different. Like, they don’t cast a shadow, but have reflections for the viewer. Meaning, in reality they are not there. For her they have no relevance anymore. But as part of the story, they are. So, with this, I chose narrative over harmony, and losing the cutouts would have been the easy choice. It is a as much an attempt to do storytelling in a different way as it is a painting. Meaning, if I had lost the cutout memories the point would have been lost - but it would have been a nice picture. Do you understand what I mean?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      But! I get your point. I added a bit of paint afterwards to ease the sharpness a bit so they would stick out that much. But I did want the difference to be noticeable, but maybe not this much. Thatnk you for your interest!

    • Tapio SalminenPLUS

      I had a feeling there was a reason for them being cutouts and I completely understand your reasoning behind the idea. And, even though I’m a sucker for visual harmony, in the end I’d also propably choose the narrative above harmony to drive the point home.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Right, well, I do both. This was just something else. Sometimes you can do both. And I could not find a way to do both with this one, so I chose the story and the narrative. If I had found a more clever way to do the cutout I would have. In the end I think it works also because it seems odd, and there people think about the point of them. Thanks again for your interest.

  • BranPLUS

    Well done !

  • Marco Ruano (Kodayo)PLUS

    Awesome ,gold.

  • Andrey MiroshnichenkoPLUS

    Great idea! Gold!

  • Florian 'Butch'

    Awesome. Very dramatic colors.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you :) i thought you might like this! ;)

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great painting and great colors. Is it a dream or a nightmare . Gold !

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you Eric! Well, what do you feel. Maybe it is neither. I really like pieces with no obvious answer.

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Unique tchnique !

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Unique tchnique !

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Excellent! Very creative work!!!

  • pit-rehmke

    Hello Jacob,
    wonderful work, in the execution and fantastic in the imaginative design!
    I’m excited!
    Gold!!!

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you! I was hoping you would stop by. I lile to think that this is inspired by your work. So excited to hear you say that. :)

  • Alexander Deryabin (Zippo)PLUS

    Excellent light effects and environment!

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you so much Alexander. Happy you like the effects :)

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Not much words for this. One of the best pieces transporting an emotion I have seen so far.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you so much Roman. That means a lot to hear. As you can probably tell I took a chance with it. And I am very happy that you can feel the piece. Gives me courage to try to explore other topics in the future. For now, I would like to paint an orc though. Exploring this topic has been heavy. But for now I am very proud to have it received this way. And I thank you especially for your kind words.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    In my eyes undeniable an editor’s choice!

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Very interesting and fresh idea! Love it ❤️

  • AndyBellPLUS

    Gold!!!

  • gerryj19

    Bravo Jakob!
    This is beautiful and I love your idea of storytelling through the miniature.
    Congratulations on a touching and magnificent piece.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Gerry, thanks so much. Very happy to hear that! It is a new style for me, so I was not sure if people would feel it. But it is special to me too, so I am touched by your comment.

  • Jocelyn Goyette "MetalAsMedium"PLUS

    Really special, I love it! Gold.

  • HacheNopes

    Beautiful

  • HacheNopes

    Who makes that mini, if I may ask?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Oh yes, thank you. This is lilith from nocturna mordels.

  • Karsten -Elaphus- Poepping

    Fanastic work, wow !!!

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much Karsten. Happy to hear :)

  • Ioannis PapadakisPLUS

    Theatrical scene, beautiful shades,
    very good work with oils.

  • Denniz Hedin Salo

    A really great piece and so much fun to be able to see it in person. I like more and more for every time I see it.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you so much Denniz. I like that younfeel that way. That it grows on you.

  • Marc

    Absolutely exceptional !!

  • Sean "brushforhire" McAfee

    Absolutely stunning.