Oil and 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 was such a fun and grand piece to do. I call it “Grandeur” not only for eye-catching and how big it is, but for how many amazing specimens of stones I used.
I really went all out with this painting in adding so many semi-precious stones. Each piece is so unique and great on its own, but that’s what makes this piece so grand is when you put them all together it really makes a statement.
I have collected these stones one by one and strand by strand for a year. I have collected them at the bead and jewelry shows found online throughout the world. I have used one or two in paintings before and didn’t feel like they spoke and made an impact. However, when I was collecting them and had them all grouped on the table, I was mesmerized. They were so amazing like that I knew from my reaction from seeing the stones as they were that I had to do a large, grand piece with a lot of different stones.
I used metallic acrylic paint for the sky and oil for the foreground. I used tissue paper for the texture which I feel in person really brings it to life and more dimension. I crushed up clear quartz to line the clouds with, which really sparkle under the right light.
This was one of the most fun projects I have done and I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved putting it together.
This is also the 2nd painting of the “ELEMENTS” Series that I did on panel, making this a very speicial piece to me.
Semi Precious stones used:
Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love. Prehnite enhances inner knowledge, showing the path forward to spiritual growth through attunement to divine energy. Prehnite connects the will and the heart. In so doing one’s actions attain the highest good.
– Druzy Quart
Mica has reflective qualities to recognize flaws and see them with love. Mica is said to enhance flexibility in all realms and also assist growth in those areas. It is used to diminish anger, hostility, and nervous energy. Mica aligns energy of the body and releases blockages of energy within the body. It is used to improve vision and clarity. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them.
Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.
– Mexican, Brazilian and Moroccan Geodes
– Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is often called the “Love Stone.” Its energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation.
– Clear Quartz
Cleans the atmosphere of negative energies and balances all endeavors.
Zeolites are said to be extraordinarily helpful for absorbing and removing toxins, whether it be in the environment or in a person. In a person, this metaphysical aspect makes zeolites excellent healing stones,
– Golden Celestite
Selenite is a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision-making abilities. It can affect everyday life as full mental clarity into play to lessen confusion and mental disorientation.
Selenite is also a stone of truth and honesty. This promotes good business practices as well as honesty in other types of relationships.
It is used to lessen hostility and bring emotional stability.
Chalcedony is considered a sacred stone by many Native American tribes and used for ceremonies. It has been called a “stone of brotherhood” bringing energies of loving kindness and goodwill to all.
Celestite, aka celestine, is said to be an angelic stone. It is used to foster and forge connections to the angel realm and even to angels themselves.