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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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Plunge into the intimacy of the duck family


Family duck close together ©copyright2014owpp

Family duck close together
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As we took a stroll today this amazing scenery unfolded before our eyes…
It seemed as if a magical cloud of feathers of softness had descended just
For our pleasure.
I obviously could not control my index from capturing these precious moments
But I am sure you would agree that I could not describe it better than
the verse I found by
http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/todays-quote-385/

“Around us, life bursts with miracles–
a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf,
a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops.
If you live in awareness,
it is easy to see miracles everywhere.
Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles.
Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms;
ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap;
a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos;
a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.
When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles,
we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh ~

Mum in the plunge :) ©copyright2014owpp

Mum in the plunge 🙂
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Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!! ©copyright2014owpp

Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!!
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No worry I'm back :) ©copyright2014owpp

No worry I’m back 🙂
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Off we go... ©copyright2014owpp

Off we go…
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Still searching for food... ©copyright2014owpp

Still searching for food…
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Picture perfect  ©copyright2014owpp

Picture perfect
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Old coins & semi-precious stones…


Of old coins & stones... ©copyright2014owpp

Of old coins & stones…
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He fondles them between his fingertips blindly sensing the clefts & burgeoning ends
Leaping gullies & cliffs tamping down the deluge escalating… sighing as the summer
Breeze guessing the brightness of the Tiger’s eyes, transparency of a Quartz, freshness
Of a dark blue sea Howlite & old (false:)) coins etched skillfully in history…

Desire to own unparalleled beauty, frenzy inundating his senses, rationality flying out
To mountain’s guts where stones are born wrenched from nature’s grip…
He who tries to capture the unattainable, for riches come & go, heritage too fetching
To compass too grand to retain but frozen into words to depict the memory of the chosen.

P.s I love stones & coins for a very long time, I feel each one has a lot to say.
I hope these photos and poem give credit to their beauty
P.P.s I got an answer on the “nameless stone” it’s an Agate! You can check the blogger who sent it in the comments bellow.

Magnesite with coin ©copyright2014owpp

Magnesite with coin
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Quartz point... ©copyright2014owpp

Quartz point…
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A Lepidolite ©copyright2014owpp

A Lepidolite
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Green tourmaline ©copyright2014owpp

Green tourmaline
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Purple Amethyst ©copyright2014owpp

Purple Amethyst
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Close up... ©copyright2014owpp

Close up…
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The Emerald ©copyright2014owpp

The Emerald
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Selenite pillar ©copyright2014owpp

Selenite pillar
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Kunzite ©copyright2014owpp

Kunzite
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Does anyone know the name:) ©copyright2014owpp

Does anyone know the name:)
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close up etched lips ©copyright2014owpp

close up etched lips
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Blue Howlite ©copyright2014owpp

Blue Howlite
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Green in bountiful


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Green is a color I could never tire of and thought you might enjoy this photo
by sending it with best wishes for this beautiful weekend!

*RAY MEARS* EXTREME SURVIVAL – ARCTIC


I didn’t give up and searched forever until I found this video that was not with a copyright on it and with Ray Mears at his best again.
I have seen many documentaries but he’s one among the best!
Enjoy it 🙂

Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E01 – Belarus


This is an amazing BBC series on You tube that goes in six different parts of about 50 mn. each and are absolutely fascinating, there’s not one boring moment in them ( I have seen everyone of them) but as they’ve been put a copyright on, I can’t place them in this blog.

It goes from S03E01 to S03E06.

Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E01 – Belarus
Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E02 – Roger’s Rangers
Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E03 – Alaska
Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E04 – Namibia
Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E05 – Thailand
Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S03E06 – New Zealand

There’s a huge amount of knowledge gained from it, captivating testimonies of survival and reconstructions of the stories with Ray Mears who is a brilliant reporter on survival skills around all these countries… it just transports you far away to the far corners of untouched wild life around the world.

Well worth relaxation time split into a few evenings 🙂

The copyrights stolen from nature


Lines & shapes... ©copyright2013owpp

Lines & shapes…
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Shells and straw
Cloud imprints
Sunsets ablaze…
The copyright
Stolen from nature
The landmarks
Of our soul…

Cloud imprints ©copyright2013owpp

Cloud imprints
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Sunset ablaze ©copyright2013owpp

Sunset ablaze
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Horse ride in sunset... ©copyright2013owpp

Horse ride in sunset…
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The copyrights stolen from nature... ©copyright2013owpp

The copyrights stolen from nature…
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Sky art ©copyright2013owpp

Sky art
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The landmarks of our soul ©copyright2013owpp

The landmarks of our soul
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Nameless flower… Not anymore! It’s the passiflora


Nameless ©copyright2013owpp

Nameless
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I found this on a magical visit to Dordrecht-Holland (that’ll be for another post :)) thinking it was artificial with all its layers and different shades but soon realized it was very real!
I have a slight problem… I have no idea how it’s called and tried unsuccessfully to look it up on the internet… does anyone have that kind of knowledge, name,origin and if it’s natural or manipulated?

I just got a wonderful blogger http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ who gave me the name so with the courtesy of Wikipedia I’m giving you more information…
It is really ironical that I used Passiflora in homeopathy, Spagyric solutions and you name it but had never seen the photo of that flower 🙂

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed.

The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution. Passiflora itself is absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia).
Nine species of Passiflora are native to the USA, found from Ohio to the north, west to California and south to the Florida Keys. Most other species are found in South America, Eastern Asia, and Southern Asia, New Guinea, four or more species in Australia and a single endemic species in New Zealand. New species continue to be identified: for example, P. pardifolia and P. xishuangbannaensis have only been known to the scientific community since 2006 and 2005, respectively.

For further information here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora

Layer upon layer ©copyright2013owpp

Layer upon layer
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Ascoltare e scrivere (Poem written in t(h)ree languages…English, Italian & French)


perpetual metempsychosis ©copyright2013owpp

perpetual metempsychosis
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“Ascoltare e ripetere” is something I have heard very often twenty five years ago in my three years of Italian language studies. This poem was probably lying in my subconscious because the first words that popped into my minds for this poem was Ascoltare e scrivere which was not far from the classical audio tape’s repetitive phrase… as a result, it’s the first time I’m writing a poem in three languages. I hope the Italian version is correct, it took me some time to polish it 🙂
Let me know!

Fallen leaf
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Listen & write the
Emotions that makes
The beating of your
Heart the quiver of
Your body as the
Fallen leaf from
The tree sinking
Back to earth in
Perpetual renaissance.
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Foglia caduta
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Ascoltare e scrivere
Le emozioni che rende
Il battito del tuo
Cuore la faretra
Del tuo corpo come
La foglia caduta
Dall’albero naufragio
Di nuovo a terra in
Una rinascita perpetua
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Feuille tombée
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Ecouter et écrire
Les émotions qui
Produisent le
battement de ton
Coeur le frémissement
De ton corps comme
La feuille tombée
De l’arbre faisant
Naufrage vers la
Terre dans une
Renaissance perpetuelle
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fallen…
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