Reflecting Gratitude

Reflecting Gratitude

Description

Reflecting Gratitude

Oil on Panel

24×36

Mixed Media

2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones

Elements Series

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.

Stones Used:

Quartz Crystal: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac.

Zeolite: In particular, 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, and they are often used in conjunction with Reiki.

Zeolites are also said to be useful for agriculture or gardening, especially when they are buried in the field or garden.

Zeolites are said to remove negative energy and bring in happiness where the negative energy was.

Aquamarine: This Aquamarine is so special, it was hand dug out by Dwayne Hall and Lowel Hicks from the TV show: Prospectors. They dug it out on the last episode this last season in 2016 in Colorado on Mount Antaro from The California Mine (which is a 100 year old mine).

Dwayne Hall and Tesa Michaels

Dwayne Hall and Tesa Michaels

Prospectors on The Weather Channel

Prospectors on The Weather Channel

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Aquamarine Beryl

Quartz 

Zeolite 

Calcite

From The Artist:

This painting means so much to me due to the special Aquamarine Beryl that I got from Dwayne Hall and Lowell from the show Prospectors on the TV’s The Weather Channel. I was fortunate to meet Dwayne and Lowell at the International Gem show this last year and was able to get some of there amazing Aqua Beryl. They just pulled it out and it was so exciting to me to be able and use it in my paintings. They were so great to get to know; great stones, great people.

You can see them pull it out in the last episode:

Prospectors S04E10 – Thank You Rockhounds! Season 04,Episode 10

dwayne hall  Go to minute 20 and you will see Dwayne and Lowell pull out the Aqua Beryl that is on this painting.