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Turbulences soon coming up in bigger version… & opening of new online shop at Saatchi Art


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.





Purple rose. A new addition!



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

Other links: Instagram LIFE_PAINTINGS



Painting still wet! ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!

Plunge into the intimacy of the duck family

Family duck close together ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Family duck close together

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

ÔÇťAround us, life bursts with miraclesÔÇô
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 lifeÔÇÖs daily struggles,
we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.ÔÇŁ

~ Th├şch Nhß║ąt Hß║ính ~

Mum in the plunge :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Mum in the plunge ­čÖé

Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!!

No worry I'm back :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

No worry I’m back ­čÖé

Off we go... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Off we go…

Still searching for food... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Still searching for food…

Picture perfect  ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Picture perfect

Old coins & semi-precious stones…

Of old coins & stones... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Of old coins & stones…

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

Desire to own unparalleled beauty, frenzy inundating his senses, rationality flying out
To mountainÔÇÖs guts where stones are born wrenched from natureÔÇÖs gripÔÇŽ
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 ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Magnesite with coin

Quartz point... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Quartz point…

A Lepidolite ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

A Lepidolite

Green tourmaline ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Green tourmaline

Purple Amethyst ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Purple Amethyst

Close up... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Close up…

The Emerald ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The Emerald

Selenite pillar ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Selenite pillar

Kunzite ┬ęcopyright2014owpp


Does anyone know the name:) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Does anyone know the name:)

close up etched lips ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

close up etched lips

Blue Howlite ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Blue Howlite

Green in bountiful



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!


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 ­čÖé

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 ­čÖé

The copyrights stolen from nature

Lines & shapes... ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Lines & shapes…

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

Cloud imprints ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Cloud imprints

Sunset ablaze ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Sunset ablaze

Horse ride in sunset... ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Horse ride in sunset…

The copyrights stolen from nature... ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

The copyrights stolen from nature…

Sky art ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Sky art

The landmarks of our soul ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

The landmarks of our soul

Nameless flower… Not anymore! It’s the passiflora

Nameless ┬ęcopyright2013owpp


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 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 ­čÖé

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:

Layer upon layer ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Layer upon layer

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

perpetual metempsychosis ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

perpetual metempsychosis

“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 ­čÖé
Let me know!

Fallen leaf

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.

Foglia caduta

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

Feuille tomb├ęe

Ecouter et ├ęcrire
Les ├ęmotions qui
Produisent le
battement de ton
Coeur le fr├ęmissement
De ton corps comme
La feuille tomb├ęe
De l’arbre faisant
Naufrage vers la
Terre dans une
Renaissance perpetuelle

fallen... ┬ęcopyright2013owpp