I have just returned from 2 weeks in Peru, and 2 days in Bolivia. An epic adventure, non stop experiences, a visual feast, awesome people, not really adequate words available to describe the experience, or feeling one has whilst there. Vibrancy, depth, history, passion, sacred, ancient, connected, energy… it was a once in a lifetime journey, I will never forget. Cant wait to start painting, and see what evolves.
Feeling really attached to this lil guy, he carries the very special energy of the Bali Elephant Sanctuary I went to on my recent art retreat Bali trip. All the elephants were rescued from Sumatra where the jungles are being desecrated for palm oil. 😦 I used powers, inks predominantly, with some acrylic.
This is a cropped piece of a Tui bird tail (Native bird of New Zealand), I have painted 3 of these birds now and I always start with the tail and complete that first, then I build the rest of the painting around it. I will post the whole three complete soon.
Been wanting to paint something with an angelic feel for quite sometime, but wasnt sure how to proceed.
A lovely client asked me to paint her some angel wings, and after I had done those, I suddenly felt inspired to paint the three paintings Im posting here. There is something very serene about the process in painting these, I was inclined to turn the music donw (I normally have it blasting) and didnt cope well with the phone going or anything distracting me for that matter. 🙂
I created this wordart using my images/paintings, I used words that are in tune with the animal/creature I have paired them with, or the feel of the image/painting I have used. The result was better than I imagined, and the resulting sales of prints and cards means Ive done something pretty spot on I think 🙂
So, we have 3 butterflies, an elephant, an angel wing, an owl, a peacock, a dolphin & a whale.
I will most likely be adding more to the collection as time goes on.
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Finally finished Tribal moon Goddess. Phew.
That is the first face I have painted and, whilst I got the shape ok, the shading was a different story altogther.
Very happy with how she turned out, I didnt want her to look real, but I did want her to have a realness about her essence.
Currently working on 8 paintings, have completely 2 whales, have a dolphin going, a lotus, and another frangipani painting.
Of course, I love it, and can only operate this way, if I only have one or two paintings on the go, I feel listless and bored & it never feels enough.
My lovely partner is a house painter, and came home with what was leftover of the most beautiful fuchsia coloured paint, called ‘Center Stage’ (<<love it) – so, being acrylic paint, I asked if I could have it, and created this beauty with it.
A carry on from my peacock phase , and I added some of my Reina style tribal/cultural designs to it, and I must say Im rather pleased with what the outcome was 🙂
Needing a change of direction 😉 I then decided to try my hand at some ‘birds’. I use the word ‘bird’ loosely.. I loathe giving anyone an expectation, cos I like my ‘creatures’ to be anything really,.. lets just call them ‘flying creatures’ – they do look a little mystical/mythological…. so these 3 were produced in (again) rather quick succession, and I really loved them. The top one is finished, and the bottom 2 are still in progress, but not too far off being done.
There is a little piece of me in all my paintings of course, but these were a big piece of me 🙂
At the beginning of May I spent 9 days in Fiji. I had been there before, once as a child, and again when I was 7 months pregnant (NOT recommended with the heat- blah), but this time was different.
I went with my kids (I have 2 girls aged 8 and 10) and a friend who is a solo mum, and her son. I can honestly say I have never had a holiday quite like it,… it was a combined thing, the visuals, the experiences, the people, the …. energy.
I shed a few tears going to the airport to come home, the Fijian people are so loving, warm & generous with everything they do & say…it was sad to say goodbye to all our new friends- the staff at the resort. 🙂
Anyway, a few days after we got back we moved house, so it took me a while to catch up with myself and get my groove on creatively….once I had ‘that’ back, I painted these 5 in quick succession. 🙂 the first four all sold fairly quicky, the last one is waiting for its owner to claim it 😉
Am I done with my tropical phase? not sure, definitely for the moment although I can feel element of it coming thru in my Lotus seris Im working on right now….yes yes… pics soon, ..wow I am so behind with things in here, need to catch up,,,, got loads of things to show you all.