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Sunrise in Equestria by CosmicUnicorn Sunrise in Equestria by CosmicUnicorn
This painting was originally a school project--a study of Albert Bierstadt's piece, "Sunrise on the Matterhorn". It was a painting I did winter quarter (my third master study attempt), and I stopped working on it soon after the quarter ended. When I went to NYC with my classmates I saw the real painting at the Metropolitan Museum and was inspired to finish my study--but with some pony improvements.

Oil on panel.
16" x 20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm)


This painting is being donated to the Everfree Northwest charity auction.
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Barnstormer1126 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is seriously something I feel like I'd find in a Tolkien artbook.  Superb work, keep it up ^_^
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RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
That's fantastic. What a beautiful view of canterlot
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puszcza3a Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Due, thats reallly beautifull.
Do you maybe have higher resolution copy?
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Moguryuu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
there needs to be more pieces out there based on the locations. There's just so much beauty in Equestria, ya know?

This is such a wonderful painting, though. If anyone is able to bridge the gap between ponies and fine art, its you.
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NoneStar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lies! you just touched up the painting in Photoshop and added a castle! You can't possibly be this epic xD
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
:p
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Crimson-Shield Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda curious how much this actually ended up selling for. It's an absolutely beautiful painting.
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Was about to post that link, but I see you covered it.  :)

I was at EFNW last year, and watched the whole auction.  The bids crossed $1000 in the first minute, and went up from there quickly.  The guy I was sitting next to was the winning bidder, and he was literally crying tears of joy when the gavel was struck.  I think the rep from the hospital was right behind him too.  I think she was a bit shocked at just how much money was raised in that short amount of time.  :D
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's from November anyway. ;P

I was actually that guy next to you by the way. And yeah I got a bit emotional... It meant a lot to me to win. Cosmic's work had a lot of sentimental value to me. I had no idea the Rep was sitting behind me though. Nice to meet you though. :D
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GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Wow, what a small world indeed!  I know this is a long way back, but congratulations again on nabbing that item!  I had the feeling that the painting held a lot of personal value for you, so my wife and I were very happy to see you emerge victorious.  :)

Will you be attending EFNW again this year?  If so, perhaps we'll cross paths again!  :)


Cheers!
GMP
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heh, thank you.

I will be! I wouldn't miss it. And maybe we will. Only difference is I'll have short hair this time. ;P
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novahooves Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Love it!

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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Writer
Very serene, very lovely! This is an amazing work!
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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QueenLauren Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
WOOOOOOOOW
SOOO AWESOME!!
III LOVE IT!!!!  :iconpinkiepieplz:
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DanTheInsaneOne Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
It's really refreshing to see traditional art on this site, especially when it's related to MLP! Awesome work! :)
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Paladin-Drakkenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I asked the staff that ran the art room at Everfree if they could shut the blinds cause it was causing some glare, then i could get a better view of this masterpiece.
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bnsfcam Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My favorite piece of art at the Everfree NW 2013 art gallery.
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AlienGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously one of the most incredible fanworks I've seen from this fandom!
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djhan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
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nateman747 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   General Artist
Definitely worth it for the kids. I get feels when I think of what you, the EFNW staff, and the high bidder have done together.




Oh, and it's an amazing piece. Keep up the good work!
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
It's awesome that this got the charity a lot of money >w<
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Shamanguli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnifique!
Oh yeah, I saw the auction ^^ Congratulations!
Exceptional painting, not only because of your insane skill but also because Bierstadt is one of my favourite artists
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you!

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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Congrats on this going for $2,750 on the Everfree NW charity auction. Worth every penny!

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In Pony Bits Money Exchange, it went for 88 Bits.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you!

:heart: :heart: :heart:

I'm still in awe.
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somercet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You mean Canterlot isn't on the side of the Matterhorn??

Bummer.
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Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could see this in-person... or at least download it in high resolution
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DragonGiblets Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Freaking amazing
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chaosblur Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
This is positively gorgeous.
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ulpo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful :'-)
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RAVE-IX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Picture perfect, pony
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beautiful!
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Rondador-Nocturno Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz:
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Betheoriginal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Oh my, this is absolutely breathtaking! What a gift you have! About to go snoop through your other art work now ^.^
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Vixkill Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
You know how at your aunt's place or something there's these shiny pictures full of faries or something and from certain angles you can see more of some things and not others? This would look great as one of those, with a disappearing canterlot :D ... and maybe a few other mystical additives. Timberwolf in the forest maybe?
Great work, beautiful painting.
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Enmar123 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
now that's beautiful...
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greseres Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn.
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BirdVision Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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SovietSweetieBelle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's so... so... lovely...
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razamatzu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nice done :D
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DubstepPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply Amazing
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is utterly astounding. I love this so much. Words cannot say how much I love this, actually... :D
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Garnaat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Good Lord this is an amazing piece. Is there any chance that you'll be selling prints of this? Or at the very least, do you plan on doing more MLP paintings like this one? I feel that nice landscapes like this one are sorely underrepresented in the fandom.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I want to do Cloudsdale next. Sweet Apple Acres too. And Twi's Tree.
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Just taking this opportunity to say you do clouds better than anyone I've ever seen.

And that I can't wait.:iconso-awesomeplz:
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AnalRectum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
OMG, that Beerstand guy is amazing. Thanks for sharing!
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Lol, that's totally how I say his name in my head when I spell it.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. It's the sort of thing that makes you yearn for another world.
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