Strawberry! My first digital painting since I got back to work.
Now that the holidays are officially over for me, I know that making the time and finding the energy to continue art-making would be a challenge.
But, I want to try anyway. 😊
How's your #52art2019 challenge going?
Hi all, sorry for the lack of updates lately, I've been super busy over at @adifferent build but I'm still making time to paint. I'm almost ready for my upcoming exhibition which I'll hang next week at the awesome Crafted collective gallery here in Oamaru. I'm feeling really privileged and excited to be able to show my work here, and also quite nervous! This painting was looking really dark and a long way off finished until I took it outside into the natural light, now I'm thinking just a few darks and highlights and I'll be done.
Calligraphy ink, acrylic paints on handmade paper 22” x 30” (55.9 cm x 76.2 cm)
Delphinos (2019) is an artwork inspired by the ocean’s rich history, folklore and mythology. A turquoise circle, which symbolises the ocean, a dolphin that guards the ocean and different motifs and symbols from the sea, tell the story of protection, strength and interconnection of all living beings to each other and earth as a whole. Each element and color is used to signify different qualities. The dolphin, a strong mammal that is revered by many and is deemed to be friendly, strong and caring represents all marine life and the connection to human beings. The color gold symbolizes virtue, intellect, esteem, and magnificence; copper denotes light and life; silver epitomizes strength and resilience. As for Turquoise, which denotes water in the artwork, it is a color of protection, generosity and affection. The circle that is at the core signifies continuity and the interconnection of all living beings to the ground, water and sky.
Art supplies: @deserres@goldenpaints
Photo credit: Amal El-Dabbagh
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This cutie is @anton_the_dapper_cat 😻💙 almost looks like he should be the cat version of salt bae 😆 Thank you so much to Anton’s mama for ordering a painting from Hikachuuart 🥰
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So I guess I’ll be doing an #owlamonth challenge. 1st month is the Barn Owl🥰 This one was done in 2015 so it’s already awhile ago but from next month, I’ll paint or draw the next owl if I can find the time 😋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🦉 🦉 🦉 +quote
Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.J.M.
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