This piece in painted on driftwood found on my local beach.
It is in homage to Picasso who is one of my inspirations.
is in the style of Picasso’s Dora Maar paintings. By some accounts, Dora Maar’s relationship
with Pablo Picasso marked
the end of her artistic career. When the young photographer took up with the
older, celebrated artist in 1936, she was a rising star in Surrealist circles.
is painted in acrylic paint and has a hook on the back to mount on the wall.
This small piece of atmospheric abstract art in orange,
purple and green is a very moody and mysterious piece. It is full of character
and takes the viewer to unknown places in their mind. The distinctive image
brings up memories long forgotten.
Painted in acrylic on a wood. It has a timber support ton back to hang on
wall or it can be lent on a shelf as shelf art.
It is a very small piece of art and is perfect to fit into
those places that need just a little colour or interest to make a corner of the
house seem interesting.
The piece is signed on the back and is finished with a clear
As mentioned in my previous post, I am going to upload some of my recent paintings. Today’s painting is called Turquoise Static. This was painted in acrylic on a stretched canvas. I have used my usual technique of laying down multiple layers of paint and many bright colours to create this energetic image – turquoise, orange and white with pops of green and blue. It literally zings off the canvas. This crisp bright little piece of art was fun to paint. It makes me happy.
I have continued with my experimentation with geometric patterns in my art. It has been interesting and a little fun.
I just completed this piece called Organic Geometric. I attempted to mix my organic style with geometric patterns. The subject is is based on items found in the garden – ferns, flowers and wood. I decided to use different sized pieces of small branches from my own garden to create a pattern down one side of the artwork. This I did by dipping the ends of the twigs into the paint and then stamping them onto the canvas. The resulting orange circles show the growth rings inside each of the branches, which I felt made a nice touch.
I found I had to hold my self back to ensure that my organic style of painting did not take over the geometric patterns however I am quite pleased with the end result.
I will definitely continue to include geometric patterns in future work.
Gemini is the Mutable Air sign. The Air element is a Thinking Type, mentally driven, communicative, fast-moving.
Gemini’s ‘Mutable’ quality means versatility, being flexible, able to put things together. It also means that the ‘Dual’ sign is double natured, prone to mutate and change rapidly – easily swing between bright vivacious and dark withdrawn; or between clear simple logic and a chaos of unfinished ends. You are most happy when, despite your busy life, your ‘dark twin’ is embraced via periods of solitary creative work and by relationships that encourage your emotional side to emerge. You are the ‘thinker’ of the zodiac, the third sign, your key phrase: “I Connect”.
MERCURY: Planet of the Mind—Your Planetary Ruler
Communication and a variety of life experience is the Air you breathe. In ancient Arabic astrology Gemini is said to be “of hot and humid nature” and “your angel holds the key to the creation of metals”. As a Twin, you are most happy when engaged in stimulating mental activities with a friend close by.
Mercury represents the magic of duality – the complementary pairing of opposites and the flexibility of an open mind. His special message to Gemini is to let your ever curious mind be guided by the light of wisdom.