Oil 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
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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 on 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 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 hope you enjoy them as much as I love creating them.
From the Artist:
This piece is was so fun to create and a personal favorite of mine due to all the amethyst that I used. I found myself just running my hands across the amethyst and admiring them while I was painting this piece. Amethyst is one of my favorite stones, I wanted to use them as more of a cluster to make it grand and powerful. Each piece was special and unique and I had so much fun laying them out and using them and I am so happy how it came together as a whole.
I wanted to do a mountain scene, I thought that the amethyst looked like mountains when I put them together, how they were rough like a mountain terrain.
I tried using pieces that resembled peaks and laid them out like a mountain range. I used other forms of the amethyst such as the sticks to resemble trees and the other slices of amethyst to add more dimension and depth to the mountains as well.
All the semi precious stones on this painting are ALL amethyst, just in different forms. The small chips that resemble rocks are just polished amethyst. It was fun to use so many different forms yet all amethyst.
The “moon” is also a slice of amethyst, I got it from a dealer here in San Diego. It was broke and thought that it was an amazing piece which made me want to use it as a reflection and thought of a moon and wanted to do a lake scene with it.
I then used mica to further define the amethyst mountains and tying them together. The mica is from a mine in South Dakota that I got from a dealer in Colorado. They say you can just pick them up off the ground all over. I loved the mica and thought that by using it in this painting it really made the scene come together.
This painting really catches the light in ever light setting. I wanted the “moon” amethyst slice to really shine and stand out in this painting.
I wanted the clouds to come in and make you focus on the amethyst slice or “moon” and the beauty of that piece of stone.
The mica sparkles along with the amethyst when light is directly on it, but the painting still has that strong feel of when the moon is just coming up over the horizon making things barely seen from the sparse moon light, where things are just visible enough to make out but not be too strong or vivid. I wanted to capture that emotion in this painting.
Amethyst: Treats insomnia, relives tension, helps overcome grief and loss, brings about spiritual awareness, constricting thinking and acting, good for skin, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure, releases imbalances. Connects with spirituality and provides contentment. Clears the aura and relieves dysfunctional energy located within the body. Useful during meditation to promote and maintain a calm and peaceful state. Encourages sobriety, promotes sleep and combats headaches. Good for third eye chakra. Sign of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn.
Mica: It is used to improve visions and clarity in mysticism. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them. 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.