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Le marronnier enneigé (The horse chestnut in snow)


This is an addition to the first marronnier which I have not yet managed to update here. This one is now a part of my grand tree collection too.

I guess you can call this a work of gratitude.
Trees make life beautiful, it’s alive, it grows, summer it gives shade, winter shelter from winds & storms, it (sometimes) nourishes, provides wood for all kind of purposes, gives oxygen, lightens our hearts in every aspect, decorates our outdoors, indoors, minds & souls, goes with the cycle of seasons a symbol of rebirth…
This is a reminder that We are lucky to be surrounded by them day in day out!

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The night tree


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Still very busy with the tree collection.
I have used here oil painting and extra strong gel medium to bring the tree to life. I love working with texture for specific effects on certain project.

Trees, sometimes especially at night make life beautiful and in a sense are even more alive.
This is a reminder that We are lucky to be surrounded by them day in day out!

Best wishes for a safe warm winter to all of you!

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Night tree

Texture

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Nerve

colour swirl

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Splash of light

Splash of light

Video & photo of new oil painting project


New project

New project

Working on a new project on 100/160 canvas.
This is the second canvas I am using in this size, the first being in acrylic.
Oil painting is far more challenging.
Having said that, I love my work. Artists are given the liberty to feel like a child while acting like an adult… I rarely share the beginnings of my projects, I’d rather show the end product, it kind of takes off the pressure as some can take as long as two years but for one reason or another this time was an exception maybe in order to celebrate my first oil painting on such a big scale…

In a nutshell you write your own script


In a nutshell You write you own script

In a nutshell You write you own script

In a nutshell you write your own script.
This is a project very close to my heart and one busy simmering, maturing and elaborated to its last detail since about 2013.
The title says it all. The script on the nutshells were very carefully selected after long research. These came from very rare newspapers focusing on the positive changes in our environment.
The position of the nutshells represents life’s journey, each one’s path.
In the next posts you will get a chance at seeing the words close up. The last shell is about a seventy year old man climbing a mountain top.
The pieces on the sides are the unsuccessful scripts we have written and discarded as a writer does.
I am familiar with that concept… I have been writing since a young age.
(You can check my writing & poem category if you are interested).
We chose the music we play, the weather of the day, our kids schools and their success as a result of right choices made… You will all find it on this canvas.
The drip painting representing life’s force will always be faithful to the Jackson Pollock’s method that had and still has a tremendous influence on the works I display.
Note the half nutshell too… the close up of old, tired, tossed, undesired and repetitive scripts some whitened over…the (accidental) T shape.
You are the observer, free to use and enjoy the interpretation of your own experiences and perspective.

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In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

In a nutshell you write your own script

Light’s victory is finally finished!


Light's victory finished! ©copyright2014owpp

Light’s victory finished!
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“Light’s victory” is a painting I started in 2012 a work in progress until I decided to finish it today.
Sometimes paintings need to be set aside in order to see which direction you want to take with it, that’s what happened to this one.
My bold strokes were influenced by Monet’s softer & more subtle style nevertheless it’s his works that brought the results in mine.
It’s Acrylic paint on a canvas of 75 cm/115 cm = 30/45 inches
The theme goes precisely after its given name, light’s victory over darkness, it speaks about hope & stays faithful to the painting “Interaction & influences” philosophy which I used as my header.
See… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/interaction-and-influences-2012/
Not only do we influence our neighbors & surroundings in all manners (our choice & responsibility to use it positively & not negatively) light always prevails,truth always shines through in the end.
Here are the stages of my painting, enjoy & best wishes to all of you for a warm & healthy winter!

First phase... ©copyright2014owpp

First phase…
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A close up ©copyright2014owpp

A close up
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And nearly finished! ©copyright2014owpp

And nearly finished!
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My “Bonfire” painting from sketch to canvas & still growing…


Done! ©copyright2014owpp

Done!
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I promised a while back that I would slow down on my blog to work on painting among others & would let you know about the progress so, here is one of the results!
Bonfire is a sketch I had made in 2011, my brush took over as it happens in few but special moments without my ever thinking of a bomb-fire & to my surprise that’s what unfolded in front of my eyes…
You can check here… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=Bomb-fire
Three years fast forward and I try & capture the magic of those colors on a 40/30 cm (11.8/15.7 inches) & aiming to go further in a much bigger size of 100/140 cm (39.3/55.1 inches)
Wish me luck 🙂
Here goes the process from 1st layer to last…

1st layer,warming up to the canvas :) ©copyright2014owpp

1st layer,warming up to the canvas 🙂
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Taking shape ©copyright2014owpp

Taking shape
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Getting more precise ©copyright2014owpp

Getting more precise
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Getting there... ©copyright2014owpp

Getting there…
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A bit more work/pleasure and... ©copyright2014owpp

A bit more work/pleasure and…
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Voila! From birth to adolescence ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Voila! From birth to adolescence 😉
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