Spring Flowers Blue

Spring Flowers Blue

Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

610mm x 760mm

Painted for spring.  Flowers make you happy and their beauty always demands your attention. I painted this vase of colorful flowers to brighten up the home.

Painted in the impressionist style, the quick thick paint strokes give a liveness to the painting. I used tones of blue, turquoise, white and green.

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Overcome by Nature

PENTAX Image

Oil, Paper (collage) utilising cold wax medium on board.

Measurements: 67cm by 98cm

An ethereal figure in the landscape is swamped and overwhelmed by nature.

The piece is painted in oil using cold wax medium and small pieces of collage scattered around the canvas to create a complex natural environment.

I prefer to use traditional oil paint and utilise many layers of paint to create interest and depth. I also like to include the human form in my work.

Here I have aimed to achieve an abstracted view of nature which is reacting to the negative impact of human contact, the figure represents humankind.  

Rising sea levels, unseasonably high temperatures and drought hint that Nature cannot take much more destructive treatment at the hands of humans.

CAPRICORN – The Goat…December 22 to January 20

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Capricorn  the mover and pusher of the zodiac, the ‘cardinal’ Earth sign, who likes to be in control of situations and to make your mark on the world. The Earth element means you are a sensate type, driven by practical goals, material ambitions and physical concerns.

As the cardinal Earth sign you lead the push to build powerful structures, which will stand the test of time. You seek security and stability and have a natural respect for social institutions, like the family and government organizations. If you decide you want to change something you seek to work from the inside to create change. You are most happy when you have a meaningful role, have autonomy and can engineer slow progress. Your key phrase: “I build”.

SATURN: Planet of Material Form  – Your Planetary Ruler -The power and determination to bring your goals to fruition are the way your Earth is expressed. You are the ‘night sign’ of Saturn and the parts of the body Capricorn rules are knees, bones, joints, skin and cutaneous system. Maintaining mental and physical flexibility is your key to good health.

Because Capricorn carries such a weight of responsibility, you are known as the sign that begins life old and gets younger as time goes on. In other words, as you accept inevitable changes and relax about the things you can’t control, you become younger and more carefree. Originally Saturn ruled the Golden Age, when humans lived in harmony with Nature’s laws. You too can create your own harmony.