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Nesting in Eden… A privileged family collaboration.


Quality time ©copyright2015owpp

Quality time
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This painting “Nesting in Eden” is the results of a privileged, exciting, magical family moment! The collaboration of my daughter’s creativity, my groundwork… & very slight guidance/modifications.

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At work! ©copyright2015owpp

At work!
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Up close... ©copyright2015owpp

Up close…
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“In a nutshell life is fun” project revealed!


"In a nutshell life is fun" finally revealed! ©copyright2015owpp

“In a nutshell life is fun” finally revealed!
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The 12th of February I wrote in this post that I was busy with a new project & posted a photo with it see…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=busy+with+new+project well, it actually started in February 2014!
Sometimes an idea begins with a spark & mine was cracking nuts… observing how nature is perfect, feeling there was something to the line, folds, cracks & even fresh mold from the ones rotting… yes, I thought, life’s journey is all that, the good & the not so…

That was long before “Life’s cobblestones” was born, actually that one came as an accident 🙂 see… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=life%27s+cobblestones
I was preparing the canvas with a thick white coat of paint for this project but it wasn’t subtle enough & on the advice of my mentor, let it rest… to make a long story short, one thing led to another & to my surprise “Life’s cobblestones” matured into completion as a result of the “In a nutshell” project!
“Evolution trek” https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=evolution+trek & “Odyssey” https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=odyssey are all part of a collection of projects on the same theme, the one of life’s journey.
Note in the close ups (for you to be able to see the details) the half nutshells, the colours, the ones shining but authentic in their original “dressing”, the whole hazelnuts small & shining (see in full photo) the beauty of the moldy ones, the specks of nutshell residue, the white one at the far right corner… they all are respectful to the idea of life’s journey.
You are the observer free to use your own interpretation!

I’ll be posting here, the whole set of photos following the long process, step by step till its completion, I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Click on photo to enlarge please. All orders are more than welcome! Just let me know in a comment if you are interested in further details.

1st steps into the project... ©copyright2015owpp

1st steps into the project…
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On the left, another project coming eventually. ©copyright2015owpp

On the left, another project coming eventually.
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Isn't she a beauty?Moldy stand out as art in this project! ©copyright2015owpp

Isn’t she a beauty?Moldy stand out as art in this project!
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1st try at making order on brand new covered canvas! ©copyright2015owpp

1st try at making order on brand new covered canvas!
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This could be called a "sketch" the germination of an idea  ©copyright2015owpp

This could be called a “sketch” the germination of an idea
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Phase2. Preparation of canvas with subtle strokes of the flow of life ©copyright2015owpp

Phase2. Preparation of canvas with subtle strokes of the flow of life
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Sticking carefully each piece & speck in its rightful place! ©copyright2015owpp

Sticking carefully each piece & speck in its rightful place!
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Getting exciting after more than a year of planning! ©copyright2015owpp

Getting exciting after more than a year of planning! ©copyright2015owpp

Close ups to bring out every detail. ©copyright2015owpp

Close ups to bring out every detail.
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And another...  ©copyright2015owpp

And another…
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The specks & halves... ©copyright2015owpp

The specks & halves…
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Splashes of satin paint & a range of different shades of blue ©copyright2015owpp

Splashes of satin paint & a range of different shades of blue
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And the last photo in full! ©copyright2015owpp

And the last photo in full!
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Sucked in the vortex of life. My new abstract painting!


Sucked in the vortex of life ©copyrightowpp2015

Sucked in the vortex of life
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As “Sun among foliage” this one is brand new but was painted a few days before. I am including close ups so you can notice the brush strokes of the vortex itself & the movement of the palette knife around, which reveals a multitude of colours from an under layer representing life as being faithful to its bright cheerful miraculous entity even when it gets very hectic & eventful.

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Still fresh & wet... ©copyright2015owpp

Still fresh & wet…
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Before framing ©copyright2015owpp

Before framing
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Light’s victory has found its place!


Light's victory has found its place! ©copyright2015owpp

Light’s victory has found its place!
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Yes! It has found its hanging spot! Doesn’t it look better than the close ups I posted not too long ago…
Proper lighting helps too.
(Posted on 1st December 2014) for an explanation on the Theme of this painting see, https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=Light%27s+victory

Looking forward to read your impressions 🙂

My new painting! Les pavés de la vie – Life’s cobblestones.


Les pavés de la vie ©copyright2015owpp

Les pavés de la vie
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This painting is very close to my heart, it belongs to the Theme I’m working on, of life & it’s journey. I’m sure you remember Evolution trek (I have posted previously) Odyssey is another.
Les pavés de la vie represents life’s course. Notice the nuance in texture, colour, cracks & shapes of the cobblestones & interpret it in your own personal experience of life and growth along the way…
I used about three liters of paint for the under layer & around two kilos of plaster for the cobblestones which makes it quite a heavy canvas!
Before hanging it, in order to prevent it from falling & breaking, I had to make sure the hooks were well placed by drilling proper holes in the wall.
I am posting here all the painting’s stages.
Let me know.
I truly enjoyed your comments from last post 🙂
Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement & likes!

Details of the cobblestones ©copyright2015owpp

Details of the cobblestones
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Where it all started... ©copyright2015owpp

Where it all started…
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2nd layer... ©copyright2015owpp

2nd layer…
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About 2 to 3 liters of paint to start with. ©copyright2015owpp

About 2 to 3 liters of paint to start with.
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1st layer of plaster ©copyright2015owpp

1st layer of plaster
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Introducing you to my latest painting… Nuit étoilée-Starry night!


Nuit étoilée (starry night) final result! ©copyright2015owpp

Nuit étoilée (starry night) final result!
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It is not easy to juggle two different types of Media facilities (Instagram LIFE_PAINTINGS) at least for my generation, born with computers being a rarity 😉
Nevertheless, I finally got down to post my latest work!
I’m curious & excited to get your feedback for this one.
I enjoyed so much the whole process that I got straight back on to another project after that!
The stars are faithful to the Jackson Pollock method which I find myself gravitate toward from time to time…
Here are the 1st & 2nd Gesso layer.

Ground layer for Nuit étoilée ©copyright2015owpp

Ground layer for Nuit étoilée
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2nd layer
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