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Lava


Lava

Lava

This might be the beginning of a new collection called,
LAVA.
Up close Lava makes the most exquisite abstract paintings, an excellent subject which I find myself very much drawn to.
In this case you might say art turns fury into beauty…
Having said that, I hope that with today’s progress, we have all of its beauty without its tragedy.

Full picture

Full picture

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!
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Nameless mountain flower


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Temporary namelessness ­čÖé
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Many years ago I found this flower on a stroll in the surrounding mountains of Celerina-Switzerland which fascinated me by its unique chiffon appearance.
Having searched on the internet & thinking it was a Drosanthemum floribundum – Pale Dewplant I realized the leaves did not match… it remains nameless until one of you recognizes it ­čÖé

Playing around with Daffodil photography


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Minimalism
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I had fun today experimenting photography with the Daffodils I grew from bulbs to this.
I hope you like it too ­čÖé

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Mysterious
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In its true colors
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Shine bright like a diamond…
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Close-up art
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Gracefully yours…
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starlings on Otmoor (Amazing display of nature!)


A display of nature’s beauty and perfection I wanted to share with all of you!
Enjoy it ­čÖé

“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made ÔÇőÔÇőfor” fair use “for Purposes zoals criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching , scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute That might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in Favour of fair use. ”

Uploaded on Feb 21, 2007
http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk for more bird films. The starlings are an astonishing thing to see – Near Oxford – England. This was filmed at an RSPB reserve called Otmoor. It is the most remarkable thing I have ever seen – and as a video camerman I have seen some pretty amazing things.

The music is from a companny called CSS Music. The track is “soaring with the sun” – .

I have just received this

Hi, Dylan. I got your contact information from your beautiful YouTube video published in February 2007.

Audubon Magazine published a wonderful article about starling flock behavior earlier this year: http://www.audubonmagazine.org/featur…
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My favorite segment from the article:

Like drivers on a freeway, starlings dont appear to mind having neighbors nearby on their sidesÔÇöor above and below, for that matterÔÇöas long as they have open space ahead. That makes sense, since the presence of a clear path in the direction of travel minimizes the likelihood of collisions should the birds need to shift their course abruptly, as is likely when a falcon attacks. But whats really nifty about this spatial asymmetry is that the researchers have been able to use it to calculate the number of neighbors to which each starling pays close attentionÔÇöa quantified elaboration of Pottss chorus line idea. By looking at correlations between the movements of neighboring starlings, they can show that each bird always pays attention to the same number of neighbors, whether theyre closer or farther away. How many neighbors is that? Six or seven, says Cavagna, who points out that starlings in flocks can almost always see many more nearby birdsÔÇö but the number may be closely tied to birds cognitive ability.

The direction of the flock can be coordinated by each birds tracking six or seven other birds. Remarkable. This is a very different kind of cognitive skill.

if you want to know more about the science try this

http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/m…

Dylan

My protective lee (A collection of colorful beach attire)


Which version do you prefer?

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Come & laze…
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Or this which is corrected?

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Come, choose to laze
Under my protective lee
Part of the mass or dispersed
My shadow will always follow thee

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Beach art
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The mass or scattered…
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My shadow will follow
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Horizontal & vertical
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Flying high… or diving… seagulls are never dull!


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I am the king!
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The seagull is never dull
It flies high or dives
steeply spreading wide
Its wings…looking
Groomed and all neat
In its pedicured feet
Takes a stroll on the beach
Or watches from its tower
Diligently counting and
Recounting those who might have
Gone missing, falling asleep,
Roasting too deep… ­čÖé

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Flying high
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Gliding along sand lines
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I said come here right now!
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Seagull’s holidays
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Don’t you dare!
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“kids play”
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Now I have a perfect view
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I am always right
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I am proud of my pedicure!
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Hum…let’s see…105,106,107…
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Love birds blending with the sky
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Glowing in the sunset
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Summer’s magical sunset


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sunset in soft pastel
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Summer sunsets
Have inspired me
To send to all
A reminder of
World’s beauty

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sunset magic!
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Hi everyone!

I am trying hard to keep away from posting but couldn’t resist sharing this last drawing inspired by the long warm days ending off in magical scenery…

Enjoy the next half of this month, it goes quicker than we think ­čÖé