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Rain by RainerKalwitz Rain by RainerKalwitz
"Rain" (2005), acrylics on illustration board, 30 x 40 cm / 11,7 x 15,6 in.

"…I light two candles in the window of my mind
The wind that threatens I've no words left to describe
Resisting the fates
When mercy comes to shelter me
Over and over I am witness to the signs
Evil's more focused as we near the end of times
Praying so hard that your shelter comes to cover me

Plagues and famine and hate
All fall into the rain, let it go, let it go
The whole world floods in the rain – the rain…"

(extracts from the song "Rain", album "Room V" by the band SHADOW GALLERY, InsideOutMusic)

I did this small painting as an illustration for the song "Rain", somehow as a backcover illustration for the album "Room V", as it is the last song on the album…
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In a technique deeply paralleling the level of detail achieved by established masters like Mark Wilkenson, Rain by ~RainerKalwitz is quite distinct and captures motion and mood with a dexterity that doe snot compromise nuance. ( Suggested by chrizcruz and Featured by zeruch )
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Beautiful work!  :iconflowerheartplz:
MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is one of my alltime favorite images.  Really inspired!
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
thank you very much :-)
azammehdi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I just came across your work while browsing the site and thought you may be interested in an art contest sponsored by The winner gets $175... not sure of all of the details, my friend is involved in that website so I thought I'd let you know so you could visit the site and submit this piece - the competition is for Shadow Art... they also have other competitions

Great Work!
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
thank you ^^... well, although I appreciate your idea, I don't know in which category of this site I should submit my work...
azammehdi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thanks for taking a look. Again, I just enjoyed your art and thought of TalentCall (they always have art, photo, dance, film, etc.) contests going on... not sure on what specifically.

Love your work~!
squizzlenut Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really like the atmosphere in this one.
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I'm happy that you like it :-)
mythlover20 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Writer
A beautiful and romantic piece. :)
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thank you :-)
Utopia-Y Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Lovely rain scene!
DaenerysWinchester Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
A good song for this picture would be "Please Don't Stop the Rain" by James Morrison.
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool painting. I'm surprsed by its small size, too. It's so tightly detailed.

The imagery is very dreamlike and contemplative.
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - love this! The candles are excellent. :salute:
Athalour Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   General Artist
:la: This gorgeous piece has been featured: [link] :la:
loiseyy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Wow this is really nice!
kirrara002 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Seriously I can't believe it's not a photo this is a really amazing piece of art :dance:
MasterMorin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Cool!! XD
Random-Toon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Oh my gosh, that is so incredibly gorgeous, I just love it! :D
Midnight-Rain723 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Very powerful photo. Reminds me of a certain someone and holds true sentimental value to me. Excellent piece of work XD
RavensQuill Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Student Writer
I did include this in my Journal Feature and want to thank you for allowing me to show case it. It is a very stunning piece, the colors are very vibrant and beautiful.
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
thanks for the kind words...
visandra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Digital Artist
beautiful :)
darkNarel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Digital Artist
You've done this with acrylics!? Very impressive job,at thumbnail I thought it was a photomanipulation but I was obviously wrong :)
Rain is like to die for.
munchai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
its wonderful :)
BurningScream Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
This is really pweetttyyyy *-*
musica-illusionista Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006   Photographer
This is a really beautiful piece of art... and so conceptional! I love it!
Exmo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Writer
pretty cool picture, i like the colour scheme
String-of-Blue Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
I’m amazed at how you did the rain. I attempted to do rain and it looked like chicken scratch of blue. Very un-rain like. The candles to the side look like photograph images of candles and not acrylics and it amazes me. =o
UrashimaKeitaro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh that bend in the road is an accident just waiting to happen ^o^
lanoviadelcadaver Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006   Writer
This rocks my socks. >D <3
onewithdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
my god absolutly astonishing, the air of it is breathtaking, so many meanings..
Fontenar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Wow! I absolutely LOVE the atmosphere on this! Of course, the fact that I live in the desert and long for rain might have something to do with it....but really, I do believe it's the art. This is gorgeous! *stares* I didn't know it was possible to do something this cool with acrylics.
CodLiverOil27 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
I was CONVINCED it was a photo. very well done
Khaldunn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Wow... dunno why I like this... but I really do for some reasonnn... hrmm.. the background is it I think... it just... I dunno... but its awsome! =P
ameru Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Student General Artist
very realistic and deep painting
the colors are well chosen, and
the meaning... is worth searching
uwak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
its a killer...good job...;)
SpiritStrife Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
U made that? It looks like a photo :w00t: Its soooo good
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
yes I made it... :-) I am not totally satisfied, but I think it's OK...
it belongs to the "Room V" painting which can also be seen in my gallery, also the original painting lying on my working table
mygirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
it makes me think of ont remember his name but he's is final fantasy if my memory is good
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
well, at least I hope you like it... :-)
I don't know the final fantasy stuff. Although my work is very much categorized as "fantasy" I don't know much about that scene and the artists...
I call my art "phantastic realism" :-)
Mydian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Wonderful piece! It's too bad the full view is so small because I'm sure the detail is stunning. It looks very much like a photo. :nod:

Congrats on the DD!! :D
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
thanks! :-)
please understand that I can not place high resolution files of my paintings here. I am a professional artist and my images are money :-) I have to make my living by them
Mydian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
:nod: Perfectly understandable.
idlemickey Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing work.
wowphoto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Very, very spectacular. Great use of colors and emotion. Love it.
LunaticStar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Hahahaha, in the thumbnail view I thought it was Vivi [link] from Final Fantasy IX, hiding in the mud. >.> I felt the need to share that. That is all. :D
Mydian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
:highfive: Me too!
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
janejy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
cool stuff! it's awesome
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