Oil on Panel
2 inch Museum Wrap Panel
Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth
into Fine Art
My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semiprecious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love nature. I love finding things that were created by nature such as semiprecious stones, shells an other items, some of which are millions of years old.
“I’ve never seen anything like it”
Most of the stones I use have been collected for a year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.
I get them from all around the world and from various vendors. Each semiprecious stone has individual properties generated energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and by having the stone in a room of your home.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions. These properties will fill your room where the art will hang.
I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semiprecious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semiprecious stones. Sometimes I use stones that are in rough form before they are faceted like a fine piece of jewelry. The semiprecious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world.
I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.
From the Artist:
This painting was so fun for me. I named it “Passionate Inferno” due to how passionate I am as an artist. How my passion for my art and creativity is just explosive, like an erupting volcano or “inferno”. I wanted this painting to be a powerful punch in a small canvas.
The concept came to me when I was looking though my stones and saw these large agates I had among my collection. I have usually always used my larger ones on the larger panels due to the size of them and needing to be on a larger scale panel. So I wanted to push things in order to use the large agate slices with a smaller panel.
Plus I loved how with alot of the agate slices when held up to the sun, the light eliminates through them so beautifully, really bringing the detail and unique designs of the stones. So by hanging them a bit off the panel you are able to see there uniqueness come through with the light.
I then used gold mica flakes around the agate to further enhance them, creating a more fiery effect to the painting.
This painting also had another motive behind it. I did a large 36X36 painting with agate titled ” Erupting Agate” which is a painting I just loved. I love the flames, fire, passion of the shape of the piece and wanted to do another one similar to it. Just with a different twist.
I hope you’ll experience the passion when you see this painting.
Agate: Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.
Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.
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.