Elements Series; incorporating semi-precious stone and unique pieces of the earth in a creative way.
My mixed media “ELEMENTS” Series is where I bring in elements on the earth into my art; especially semi precious stones. I love nature, I love finding things that have been created by nature such as semi precious stones and other items from the earth.
I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty that you find in each semi precious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semi precious stones; sometimes I use the same stones that are in rough form before they are faceted that you see in a fine piece of jewelry.
Most of the stones I use have been gathered for a year in order to incorporate together into my art. I get them from all around the world from various locations and venders.
Each semi precious stone also has individual properties that generate energetically from the stones. This is by wearing the stone, touching the stones and by having them in a room in your home.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with the properties. I have included some of the properties of the stones in the description so you will be aware of their specific properties; some are healing, energizing, loving, calming, resonate with different chakras, and evoke emotions.
I was inspired to use the semi precious stones from my mom who creates jewelry using semi precious stones. We would go to alot of the bead shows together gathering and finding such amazing stones.
I fell in love with them and how unique they were. I however am not 3 dimensional at all when it comes to art of crafts. Which is kinda funny growing up doing all kinds of crafts with her. Yet I am such a 2 dimensional artist, but she inspired me to push my creative envelope so to speak to use the stones in my oil paintings.
Having a back ground in landscape paintings I have use that as a base for most of the paintings in the “ELEMENTS” series. After all the semi precious stones come from the earth anyway, so I wanted them to be in there element but enhanced a bit. So with her influence and inspiration I have combined my style of art with 3 dimensional objects that I feel give more depth, texture, movement and intrigue to each painting.
I however am still learning the stones, there are so many varieties and kinds that I am still learning about them.
I also love all the properties the semi precious stones have. I love to work with them, hold them and see, feel and experience their energy.
So when you have a “ELEMENTS” painting in your home that energy from the stones will resonate in that room. Just like if you were to hold a stone, or wear a stone, the properties generate even in the room.
What I like to do and catch myself doing when working on a painting while on the easel is to just touch the stones. Run my fingers across them and just put my hand on them. I am and everyone who has seen these paintings in person are as intrigued with that and will do that. I do encourage touching them and feeling the energy. (please note, you will not pry them off, I have glued them on the panels well)
So every “ELEMENTS” series painting will list the stones I used on the painting and I will have the properties on each piece so you know what energy that will resonate from each piece.
The value given to semi-precious gemstones depend largely on color, availably and quality. Because these gemstones typically have more sources, they are a good choice for larger, clean-eye stones and come in a rainbow of colors.
Some semi-precious gemstones are not stones at all, but are made of organic material like amber, coral and pearl. This guide will reveal details about some of the most popular semi-precious gemstones – garnet, peridot, amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and turquoise. For information on the only semi-precious gemstone that comes from an organism, take a look at the pearl buying guide.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I love creating them.