My series of dancers has been fun, challenging, rewarding and educational but for a very short time have turned my attention to dolphins and birds. Must admit it is quite therapeutic, like light reading after heavy study. There was a painting which demanded serious attention. A few years back I had a half baked idea and started painting and got it oh so wrong. Frustration found it hanging on the floor until I was tidying up and decided to waste not, want not. It took several efforts until I finally arrived at a conclusion with which I was happy.
A friend of ours who is a chaplain saw another painting I had done along similar lines and she took the time to explain the symbolism of the number seven. Of course I had to google it and was pleasantly surprised. It means Completeness and Perfection (both physical and spiritual). I had predetermined to call the painting Freedom Flight but with this new knowledge the painting took on a new meaning. This painting is for sale. To be redirected to the webpage click on the image.
Just had a thought, this would make a great Xmas card. To be redirected to Fine Art America click on the image.
The next subject to which I turned my attention was Dolphins because children love them. A few years back I did a painting for my niece who was then 9yrs which still takes pride of place at her house. Have completed a short series of three which can be purchased either individually or as a set. Ideal for children’s rooms. Prints are available at Fine Art America, click on the link provided or on framed image.
I have been mucking around with another idea and decided this was an opportune time to give it a go. I did a landscape. How successful it is, who knows.. but hey, here it is..
This exercise gave me another idea. Why not do landscapes as abstract? In the Dancer series I am using abstract as background. In the next series I want to focus on the Australian outback theme which presents its own set of conundrums. In the first series the abstract has been rather wild, so I need to get a handle on controlling paint application while maintaining the wild freedom seen in the first series. Grabbing yet another discarded canvas off the floor I have started work. Not sure about this.. am seriously thinking to scrap it and start again.. Its all part of the learning curve.