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Floatation by jeffhoppdotnet Floatation by jeffhoppdotnet
3' x 4' oil painting that took years to complete.....kept adding and adding endless layers.

Affordable giclee prints available directly from artist at:
[link]

Jeff Hopp
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Bernhoft Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I am really speachless about this. Just saying that it's wonderful is a huge under-statment.
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, i appreciate that very much.
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:iconknold:
knold Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!

great use of light!!
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.
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skeevy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
wow wow wow. Amazing detail and just. :worship:
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:headbang:
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AmanteDiCaos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
yay!!!!!! this has been my favourite painting since i saw it in your house and fell in love with it. when is the poster going to be out??? when will i see you again???? i miss you and i really really miss hannu. she never called me again after i spent the night at your house. she said she's been really busy. maybe we could do something over christmas break?? i love this painting, when will the poster come out? oops, i already said that. anyway. baibai for now
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
nice to hear from you....i was curious if you have been ok. I don't think Hannah knows how to get a hold of you. If you want to send a number, I will get it to her. I believe you left a jacket at our house. Yes, over Christmas break would be ok....she has a friend coming in for a week over the holidays and we are all going to Tempe Block party for new years. Yes, I remember you said you wanted a Floatation print. Don't want to sound like a merchant, but it is available at these links:
[link]
and as black light poster here:
[link]
or on ebay here:
[link]

I have a website: you can check out all my stuff and where to get things here:
[link]

As you can tell, I've been trying to market things lately.......can't hurt I guess. I actually been selling some stuff......who'd of thunk that.

Anyways....write back.....nice to hear from you......hope your well.....and thanks for writting.
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ashes2infinity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
:hug:
Thanks for putting this in front of my eyes.
I know so many of the people commenting.
I wish I had been pointed in your direction sooner.
I'm glad I'm here to witness all this.
A miracle grows from each layer you craft with open-ended attention to subtle and magnificent wheels coming into focus...
:)
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
you make me blush.......thanks.
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:iconashes2infinity:
ashes2infinity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
:blushes: :lol:
We both do that for each other!
Excellent!
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4u4ia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
Right On!
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. thanks for adding me to friends list as well.
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4u4ia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
Vice versa!
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obselete-angel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional
So Awsome !
Love the colours and so Creative, ,almost edible !!
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. your gallery is most unique, very nice.
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obselete-angel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Professional
Hey there,

How u?
Thanks so much for the visit.
:)

The colours u use are so refreshing man, i love them alot.
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i am doing well. thanks for liking my colors. I like your minimalistic use of colors as well. totally opposite of my style, but maybe that is why i like that kind of stuff so much.
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lotuskid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
i really like this... its almost dali... but just a hair shy... very cool how you did the hair.. and the bubbles have a cool effect too... you really are a talented painter..
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.....it took forever to create and I appreciate that you like it.
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:iconlotuskid:
lotuskid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
I can see the effort in it... I think this is definitely museum worthy art...
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.....that is quite a compliment indeed.
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vividation Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
WOW, i really like this.. the colour usage and contrasting lights work really well.. it has a good "path of vision" if you get me, the way the eye follows the canvas.. i love it! +fav! well done!
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
my art teachers all taught me about the path the eye should take in a composition....so yes, I got you and thanks.
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MalcolmBlaisdell Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
its a nice
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly.
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pantrljak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005
.....interesting one......:clap:....trippy...trippy....:D

:sun: :bounce: :juggle: :bounce: :sun:
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StandinOnAnOverpass Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
Wow I too wish I could see this in person! The hair is so intriguing!!!
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much. I am from Milwaukee as well (64th and Silver Spring).....been gone a while thou.
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DustOfAngels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
Beautiful painting! I enjoy how some of the bubbles look transparent. It adds a nice effect.
Years of work, that's very impressive. You must be very dedicated and have endless amounts of patience.

Keep up the excellent work!
+Fav
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav. You live in Milwaukee.........I grew up around 64th and Silver Spring, went to Samuel Morse and James Madison.
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DustOfAngels Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
Wow!! That's interesting! I grew up on 84th and Villard. Right next to Vogel park, about 1 mile east of Timmerman Airport.
My dad and step mom went to Samuel Morse. It is quite a small world, sometimes.
I'm starting at UW Milwaukee in January. Hopefully I'll be able to take a painting class or two within the next few years.
I've only worked with acrylics but I'm eager to experiment with oils. I've heard beautiful things about them. The way they blend looks obviously appealing. And the lengthened drying time could be nice. I'm so used to working in layers with acrylics, though. Adapting might be tricky at first.
Lately I've been doing a few fluorescent paintings, but I haven't been able to find any fluorescent oil paints.

I wish I could see this painting in person. 3' X 4' is a pretty good size. I bet it's amazing!
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Vogel park was my hangout. I lived right across the street from Timmerman on 91st during grade school....went to Engleberg. Lived on 84th and Hampton before that. Moved to 64th area around high school. I miss the lakefront.....had some great times down there. I was downtown when Marquette won the college championship. I used to go to UWM football games with my dad.......go Panthers!
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I worked on it non-stop for a several months, and would return to it every few months for 4 or so more years. Not continuously, but I would get more and more ideas regularly, as I do with many of my pieces....just don't know when to stop sometimes.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
Outstanding work. I love the colors, design, and form. It's stylish and inventive. Glorious details.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. I like your icon....very unique.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
not so unique, its just a part of a drawing. --->[link]
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
if you like the hair, and wish to see more detail [link]
if you would like to see negative version of painting [link]
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beckhanson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
this is amazing...the water looks awesome, and that hair is just insane. i love it, i hope you're proud of this beautiful painting :D
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much....and yes, it is my proudest work to date.
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Dianae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Lovely work, very nice composition and great use of colours. I love the "hair", it's one of the best parts of this wonderful painting :)
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. yes, the hair is my favorite as well........I have tons of doodles of such patterns. How is the hair coming on your self portrait?
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Dianae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
This hair is WONDERFUL ;)
The hair on my self portrait is still not drawn, I had no time to work on it :( I'll spend me weekend drawing, I think :)
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NellasEcha Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
This one's always been a favourite. =)
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:iconjeffhoppdotnet:
jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav dude.
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MescalineBanana Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
Years well spent, I must say.

I may be buying the poster for this one.
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. I just got shipped to me the black light poster of the computer enhanced version of this painting.....Floating in Light, and to be honest, I was a bit dissapointed. I think in the computer Floating in Light is a nice image, but for a large poster the original (Floatation) is the way to go. Also, I have been approached by a poster retailer who wants to put my paintings in his online store....he originally wanted to market the black light posters, but the margins were too low and prices in his mind would be too high, so he will be printing standard posters and they will be sold at more typical poster prices ($10-$15 range). So, if cost is a factor, and you still think this one is worthy of a purchase, then you might want to wait a bit. The quality of the black light posters are incredible however.....if more people could actually see an example of buildaposters products, I think his sales would be much higher. Speaking of that, you might want to send them something you have done and turn an image or 2 into posters to check it out. I think your stuff would be great for that.
thanks again for your kind words.
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MescalineBanana Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
As the artist, do you get any cut of poster sales?

I may end up waiting for the regular posters, as I am not really a blacklight user.
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jeffhoppdotnet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You don't have to have any deals with buildaposter to get posters made. Anyone can send them a jpg or tiff and turn it into a poster. As a featured artist, yes, you do get a royalty for every sale. He only has 8 or so featured artists, which is cool because each artist stands out more. But, the sales are pretty weak.....I think this is mainly due to the fact that the internet has tons and tons of cheap black light posters available and the market is a novelty small one. So I believe my new non-black light vendor will do much better. He is producing a bulk at his cost and I get a pretty good cut of each sale....and since he is putting up an investment, I think he will be more aggressive sales wise as well. Buildaposter is print on demand.....he has no investment, so nothing to lose if no sales are made. We will see, kindof cool getting things moving a bit.
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