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Run run dark beauty…


horses-sketch

This poem is dedicated to all those who have overcome adversity & climbed higher than humanly possible.
The photo is the sketch of a project I am busy with. Horses are my passion & I might have gotten stuck with this longer than I should for fear of not giving justice to this magnificent animal & the tremendous power exuding from it.
Keep warm! Hope you enjoy the poem. Feedback is always very welcome ­čÖé

Run run my race horse over the fences, hedges & highest walls, take leaps,
skip over rivers, mane blowing in the winds, undeterred… nothing stopping you.

Run run my stallion,spread the energy, black shining coat glistening under the effort
of raw power. Long gone are your days of uncertainty, battles over frail beginnings.

Run run dark beauty, never be afraid of winning, fly & never turn back, you were a
conqueror at your first faltering steps…

Run run my baby, I will celebrate your victories, as close to my heart,
as bright as the stars, as magical as your existence.

Sleep sleep my foal you’ve earned the miracle of tomorrow!

horses-sketch

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Turbulences soon coming up in bigger version… & opening of new online shop at Saatchi Art


Turbulences

Proudly presenting…
Turbulences. 30/30cm 3.1/2 cm deep.
Forces of nature always fascinated me, tornadoes are one of them.
A demonstration of raw power par excellence.
Having said that I’d rather stick to my canvas than approaching one of them.

Please scroll down for close ups…
Notice the movement & metallic colors used to convey the electrifying energy emanating from
a stormy atmosphere.
Extra strong gel medium was used to produce the relief.

Having had a good feedback on this small version, my next project will be a much bigger one…

Thank you all so much for your continual support.
Your visits, likes & comments are most valuable to me!

I want to take this opportunity to announce the opening of my new online shop on Saatchi Art (I encountered too many technical difficulties on Etsy when they lately changed their rules)
Will keep you updated as soon as I have the time to feed my account with photos of my painting collections.

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

Purple rose. A new addition!


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I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible ­čÖé
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

For orders please contact life_paintings@hotmail.com

Other links: Instagram LIFE_PAINTINGS https://instagram.com/life_paintings/
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Painting still wet! ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!
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Blissful respite to its completion!


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Blissful respite finally finished!
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This is a painting I sketched in 2012. I got busy with other projects then came back to it in 2014 & have been busy with it ever since.
Now I am so very proud to announce it finished & will include bellow the steps toward its completion ­čÖé
Your input will be more than welcome!

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Sketch 2012
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1st layer
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2nd…
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4th & still very busy with it! ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

4th & still very busy with it!
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Treasure hunting for the crown’s jewels


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The crown’s jewels
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To me, the sea, mountains & its creatures living on premises are the crown’s jewels & when we go out there, I like hunting with my loved ones bringing back a testimony to share with all of you the extraordinary every day miracles of a planet we tend to take for granted because we have it & see it on a daily basis.
I’ve got a collection of seventeen photos which I carefully selected including some of the every day occurrence to put you in the ambiance of the unusually sunny, windless shores two days ago!
I hope you’ll enjoy this post too ­čÖé

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View at the end of stone-path
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Focusing on the small but living…
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More…
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And even closer
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Waves"playing"around the stones ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Waves”playing”around the stones
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Body & texture…
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Nearly caught by high tide ­čÖé
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Other sea members finding a niche
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Isn’t that a comfortable home?
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Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand ­čÖé
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Heart-shaped jewel
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Simplicity of the moment…
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Passerby’s doing the same
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High tide catching up
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Another story unfolds…
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Last but NEVER least :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Last but NEVER least ­čÖé
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Nature’s display of perfection


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This time round I tried to pique your curiosity by posting first the close up & wonder if you have recognized what it is.
I received this arrangement & was fascinated by the shape of that one… see next picture to understand ­čśë so I took a few close-ups in the hope that you’ll identify it & enlighten me with its name.
Enjoy the next ones too!

P.S http://bloomlisa.com/ suggested below in the comment section that it might be a Waratah which I Googled for images & searched for info in Wikipedia.
Here’s what they say…

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence, which is often very large, brightly coloured and showy, consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6ÔÇô15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10ÔÇô20 cm long and 2ÔÇô3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Thank you Lisa for the effort, it’s very much appreciated ­čÖé

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Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

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This one is my favorite ­čÖé ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

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See it attracted to the center?
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One last glimpse…
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Preternatural lake


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Just quickly posting an old picture dug out from our hard drive, taken in a time when Photoshop was still unknown to us so, the magical color you see of this high-altitude lake in the region of St-Moritz is real.
Passing with the train we were mesmerized by the difference in a regular lake and this one…
It had a lunar quality that we had never seen before.

I hope this shot captured its glow and the pull it had on us, endowing it on to you…

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!