Acrylic on Panel
2.5 Museum Wrap Panel
ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity
Ready to hang, no frame required
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art
Coconino National Forest, 561 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336
Elements Series; incorporating semi-precious stone and unique pieces of the earth in a creative way.
This painting is part of my mixed media “ELEMENTS” Series where I want to bring in elements of the earth into my art. 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 vendors.
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 hope you enjoy them as much as I love creating them.
From the Artist:
This painting was one of my most interesting pieces so far that I have done. I received the panel and immediately fell in love with the grain of the wood. Yet it was supposed to be for another project I had in mind. So I went to prime the panel…..and couldn’t. The natural wood grain was so amazing and unique I just could not paint over it. I decided to add to the panel and just enhance what nature already provided.
I had these great Agate tears shaped stones which looked like tears or rain to me, I got them out and they went perfectly with the natural wood grain.
I call this “Going with the Flow” to not only represent the flow of the water like effect and tear or drop form of the stones. I also named it that because that is what I had to do is to go with the flow, that is what is so wonderful about the abstracts that I do. I have to go with the flow of them and where they want to go sometimes and not force it. I feel if I would have forced it I would have ruined the piece.
I used a self-leveling gel for the water effect after I glazed the panel with acrylic paint. I wanted it to be transparent so you could still see the wood grain. I just wanted to enhance nature.The whole painting has different finishes for depth; the top has a grey mat finish with the gloss water onto and the bottom is glazed with a satin finish. I felt this gave it alot of dimension.
Semi Precious stones used:
Agate: Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities.
Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking. Agates with regular designs soothe those who desire peace and harmony, while those with irregular designs can stimulate action and important decision-making.