Overcoming

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Overcoming

Description

Oil on Panel

36×60

Mixed Media

2.5 Museum Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones

 

ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece

Ready to hang, no frame required

 

 

 

Elements Series

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 painting was so much fun to do. I have been collecting these stones that were used for about a year. Gathering each stone piece by piece until I had a beautiful collection, I had them sitting on the table all grouped and fell in love on how they looked all together. I was so intrigued with all of them together, in my mind they became so powerful and such a site, I knew I wanted to put them on a painting. I wanted them to make a statement; and that is exactly what they did on this painting.

I call this painting “Overcoming” for two reasons;

1. Artistically; The stones are made from the earth and I wanted them to look as if they were coming out of the earth, being formed and created by mother nature. They have overcome the odds and became these beautiful specimens. That is what is so great, each specimen has its own unique beauty to them. I wanted a powerful sky with lightning, movement and a deep passion with alot of emotion. That is why I added a touch of red as a highlight color to add more passion and drama to this piece.  I wanted the stones to look like they had roots that they were breaking away from and coming to the surface to be found by us to be treasured.

I used a hand crafted wooden panel that was made out of pine. It’s a 2.5 museum wrapped panel which adds to its grandeur. I used a medium to suspend the stones onto the board, tissue paper for the texture underneath the painting, which gives it great depth in person. Behind the stones I used copper leaf to represent mountains.

In the middle of the canvas above the copper leaf mountains is lightning, which appeared in such an organic way when I was painting, it was simple but to effective.

 

2. Personally; I entitled this painting “Overcoming” for the health issues that I have been personally overcoming. We all have at one time or another something we need to overcome. I wanted this painting to be powerful with strong emotion. I had the sky be scary and rough representing the obstetrical of my health that I was struggling with.

I thought of the stones as me; the inner me, who is bright and shines like the stones. Wanting to come out and shine through the darkness and come into the light, to break through of the struggle like the stones breaking through the earth.

The red represents my tears, blood and pain that is faced when overcoming a hardship. I added the tissues paper on the bottom to look like roots. To me those represent 1. that even through your struggle maybe deeply rooted that you can still break free. 2.  To remember or not to look site of who you are, your roots during a time of struggle.

The lightning represents the hits we keep taking one sometimes after another when we are down and struggling. Making it hard to keep going and keep up when things strike you down.

I wanted this piece to be big and large. This painting will defiantly make a statement in your home. I love to just touch the stones, the texture is so amazing in the whole piece.

People are in awe when they see this piece, many have said that ” They have never seen anything like it” 

 

Semi Precious stones used:

– Fire Agate

– Druzy Quartz

Cleans the atmosphere of negative energies and balances all endeavors.

– Mica

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 visions and clarity. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them.

– Agate

Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties  overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.

– Mexican, Brazilian and Moroccan Geodes

– Phantom and Clear Quartz

Cleans the atmosphere of negative energies and balances all endeavors.

– Copper Leaf

Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes, etc. Thus, copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances.

Copper is used in traditional folk remedy and crystal healing lore to bring in additional energies for all types of healing, treatment of arthritis, relieving pain of broken bones, sexual instability, and low energy.