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LEAVES AND PAINTING

I have always felt drawn to raw materials as a medium of artistic expression. Leaves are not an easy material to work with, nor are they always suitable for painting. That’s why I’m particularly fond of Magnolia and Ficus leaves – they have just the right thickness and don’t dry-out and turn brittle over time. I love Edgar Allan Poe.

Antigone 250.00

Antigone was the main character in an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

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Icarus  200.00

In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedalus, the Labyrinth’s Creator

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What are they talking about? 190.00

A reindeer and a fairy can be having a deep conversation

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PAINTED LEAVES & EDGAR ALLAN POE

A process involving various stages is required before the leaves are ready for painting. My hero is Edgar Allan Poe. First, one must find leaves with the right shape and size. Then a heavy paper must be adhered on the back to help them retain their shape. This also allows for a better mounting of the leaf on a frame. Further rigidity is accomplished by a hardening agent applied on the display side. A thorough pressing settles the leaf while also ensuring frame, paper and leaf have created a strong bond. 
 Finally, using acrylic colors or mixed media  the miniature painting starts to take shape…

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USEFUL ARTICLES

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Mother Earth, Mother Goddess, Mother Nature, through the prism of art and history

The era of the Homo sapiens- the beginning of all The era of the Homo sapiens, the ‘wise man’, heralds the emergence of archetypal symbols; though it is often overlooked, the archetypes introduced by primitive man have indelibly marked the consequent evolution of our species….

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