The Paradox by Pamela Phelps


Small (16.1" x 23.2")

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~Daphne Rae
Inspired in art school by the beauty of my instructor, as a term project, originally created as an illustration.
Created in Photoshop and Twisted Brush. Woman painted in Photoshop, feathered and stroked in Twisted Brush, background image created in Twisted brush. Seven layers worked in Photoshop, each adjusted, filtered, and effects added to individual layers. Redfield Fractalius added to top layer, adjusted for opacity. Image flattened for presentation.


fantasy, abstract, women, photo manipulation, compilation

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    OH, MY dear mountain sister, THIS IS BY FAR YOUR BEST CREATION!!! wow, wow, wow, what a stunner,, this one is going places,, peace and love linmarie
    “so mysterious”
    I have to have this one,, see you at the bank!!

  • Thanks so very much, I had such fun doing this one!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful!!

  • You are so kind, thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Pamela!!

  • Thanks Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    I know what a Paradox is ~ two dox ~ ☺ this is beautiful work in every way, the facial structure is superb, the look and expression are so intense yet playful, Outstanding work MB, instant fav.

  • Thanks so very much Bro!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Amazingly beautiful!

  • Thanks Tina!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 3 years ago
    She is a beautiful paradox, lovely art Pamela!!!
  • Aw, thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Richard  Tuvey
    Richard Tuveyover 3 years ago

    This is really quite wonderful, congratulations Ms!.

  • Thanks very much Mr. Thang!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    February 22nd, 2011
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  • I am in total awe of this honor! Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 3 years ago

    Sensational work!!!!

  • Thanks ever so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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