New Artwork and Techniques

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New Artwork and Techniques

I'm thrilled to share some new artwork that I've recently created.  I'm over the moon with the 'fruits' of recent developing and honing of new techniques.

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.

- Pablo Picasso

The first new artwork that I wanted to show you is called Awakening and is the culmination of this latter creative journey I've been on I feel.

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My soul literally soared as I was creating this piece.  It's chock full of everything I love and even though the journey to this outcome was arduous, challenging and pretty ugly at times, I feel I've come through to the other side.

Below is a detail shot of some of the flowers from the top right hand corner.  They are luscious!  Lots of layering of colour, texture and heart.  It's hard to explain because I'm still working through this but it's quite transformative.

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Art is always transformative if you let it into your heart - either as the artist or the viewer - hopefully both!

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This next piece is called Faded Beauty and again feels (and is), deeply personal.  My aunt passed away recently and I had her on my mind whilst creating this piece.  There was a combination of feelings but mainly acceptance, peace, special memories and the knowledge that we had loved each other deeply once upon a time.

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It's like the figure is behind and in front of a sheer curtain simultaneously.  I think that's because I'm thinking of my aunt and though she's not physically here, she is in my heart.

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The figure is light and dark at the same time and for me that speaks of life in general.  We are surrounded by light and dark, joy and fear, love and hate.  I'm reminded that the Light is always the stronger - the tiniest flicker of a candle will always light up a dark-filled room (or soul).

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Finally, this next piece entitled Full Bloom was created out of joy!  It's like a last hooray for summer and the beginning of autumn - a celebration of sorts!  All that abundance, colour, energy but at the same time, softness, tenderness and simplicity.

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In this piece I've employed similar techniques as to the first painting - with layering, acrylic, pastels, mark making etc.

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I do hope you like these paintings.  Thanks for being here and taking a look at my new artwork.