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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 🙂
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/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=489714007854314

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Painting still wet! ©copyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!
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Blissful respite to its completion!


Blissful respite finally finished! ©copyright2015owpp

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 🙂
Your input will be more than welcome!

Sketch 2012 ©copyright2015owpp

Sketch 2012
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1st layer ©copyright2015owpp

1st layer
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2nd... ©copyright2015owpp

2nd…
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4th & still very busy with it! ©copyright2015owpp

4th & still very busy with it!
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Lambs lettuce & radishes for inspiration :)


Minimalist style ©copyright2015owpp

Minimalist style
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I was preparing myself a plate of organic greens washing the earth off & noticed the colour contrast, the beauty of fresh food which lead me to a photo shoot craze… There was no photoshop involved besides the middle one where I played a bit with the colour.
Which one is your favorite?

Having fun messing around with colour... ©copyright2015owpp

Having fun messing around with colour…
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Aren't greens elegant? ©copyright2015owpp

Aren’t greens elegant?
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Treasure hunting for the crown’s jewels


The crown's jewels ©copyright2014owpp

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 🙂

View at the end of stone-path   ©copyright2014owpp

View at the end of stone-path
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Focusing on the small but living... ©copyright2014owpp

Focusing on the small but living…
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More... ©copyright2014owpp

More…
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And even closer ©copyright2014owpp

And even closer
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Waves"playing"around the stones ©copyright2014owpp

Waves”playing”around the stones
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Body & texture... ©copyright2014owpp

Body & texture…
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Nearly caught by high tide :) ©copyright2014owpp

Nearly caught by high tide 🙂
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Other sea members finding a niche ©copyright2014owpp

Other sea members finding a niche
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Isn't that a comfortable home? ©copyright2014owpp

Isn’t that a comfortable home?
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Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand :) ©copyright2014owpp

Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand 🙂
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Heart-shaped jewel ©copyright2014owpp

Heart-shaped jewel
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Simplicity of the moment... ©copyright2014owpp

Simplicity of the moment…
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Passerby's doing the same ©copyright2014owpp

Passerby’s doing the same
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High tide catching up ©copyright2014owpp

High tide catching up
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Another story unfolds... ©copyright2014owpp

Another story unfolds…
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Last but NEVER least :) ©copyright2014owpp

Last but NEVER least 🙂
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Celebrating my 2nd year in WordPress!


My very own flower composition ©copyright2014owpp

My very own flower composition
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woordpress anniversary-2yrs

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

This is what I found in my post today.
I had forgotten the exact date but am very grateful for being given the opportunity to thank first my closest who helped me with my first very-hesitant-baby steps into WordPress, patiently putting up with my incessant questioning & secondly all my amazing followers which have amounted to the staggering number of 706!
Something I had never dreamed of 🙂

The leaves I couldn't resist! ©copyright2014owpp

The leaves I couldn’t resist!
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Your fidelity & constant positive feedback amazes & encourages me every day anew.
To celebrate this milestone & my gratitude, I offer you this photo which is a personal flower arrangement dating from the cold month of February with a rose from a bouquet I had received & leaves I had found on a stroll lying on the ground with such striking colors I couldn’t resist bringing them back home in the hope they would inspire me into creativity which is what happened!

Once again, thank you!

New flower collection…


Light & shadow ©copyright2014owpp

Light & shadow
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I have been taking flower shots for quite a while now, but only understood yesterday while having fun at it once again, the influence the blogging world has on my results which I think has definitely improved since the beginning of my blog.
This time I decided to play it sometimes sophisticated with black background and others preserved its pure lines in the classical settings of daylight.
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection 🙂

Burst of pattern & light ©copyright2014owpp

Burst of pattern & light
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Mysterious & abstract ©copyright2014owpp

Mysterious & abstract
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Flashy orange symmetry ©copyright2014owpp

Flashy orange symmetry
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Summer classical ©copyright2014owpp

Summer classical
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Zooming in beauty ©copyright2014owpp

Zooming in beauty
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Flash surprise! Turning my yellow flower to orange :) ©copyright2014owpp

Flash surprise! Turning my yellow flower to orange 🙂
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Green flowery forest ©copyright2014owpp

Green flowery forest
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Small beauty among giant shiny foliage ©copyright2014owpp

Small beauty among giant shiny foliage
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Preserving the clear pure lines ©copyright2014owpp

Preserving the clear pure lines
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...and colored abstract ©copyright2014owpp

…and colored abstract
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Last but not least... Sophisticated yet genuine ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least… Sophisticated yet genuine
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Floating in a Fuchsia world


Oh! Exquisite rose! ©copyright2014owpp

Oh! Exquisite rose!
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Today, I want to share this exquisite Fuchsia rose that was given to me when I had accidentally dressed the table with what do you know… yes, a Fuchsia tablecloth.
It gave me the perfect background.
Following for nearly two years very talented photographers on WordPress gave me the right angles for perfect shots.
I work with what I consider a basic camera which is a Canon digital IXUS 95 IS but following the advice of a blogger I exploited to a maximum its potential & come up with quite good results but,

I’ll let you judge for yourselves these close-ups in the hope that it’ll greet pleasantly your eyes 🙂

The bunch  ©copyright2014owpp

The bunch
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The close-up lining the veins... ©copyright2014owpp

The close-up lining the veins…
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Shadow & light of a B&W classical ©copyright2014owpp

Shadow & light of a B&W classical
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Dainty petals ©copyright2014owpp

Dainty petals
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The elegant blur  ©copyright2014owpp

The elegant blur
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Sideways ©copyright2014owpp

Sideways
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Frontal ©copyright2014owpp

Frontal
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Pink world ©copyright2014owpp

Pink world
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Curled edges ©copyright2014owpp

Curled edges
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Nature’s high-tech refinement


Intricate beauty ©copyright2014owpp

Intricate beauty
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We found this amazingly beautiful flower on our visit to the organic farm
which I wanted to share with you today 🙂

Perfection in display ©copyright2014owpp

Perfection in display
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The whole plant ©copyright2014owpp

The whole plant
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Profile close-up ©copyright2014owpp

Profile close-up
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Nameless mountain flower


Temporary namelessness :) ©copyright2014owpp

Temporary namelessness 🙂
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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 🙂