Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Painting with leaves

"Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within" Chinese proverb

Abstract picture made with natural materials

My artworks celebrate nature and the environment. I created my abstract natural-pictures out of nothing but natural materials found in my garden or gathered in my walks - driftwood, stones, pine cones, (of course) scented  leaves, flowers, sticks, sand, seeds... you name it.
Abstract natural-picture

I'm trying  to lay down our ancestral roots in an eco-friendly way. When I'm working with materials, is to share the complexity of natural world: leaf and wood textures and shapes, rocks durability and to create images of water flows and wilderness.
Abstract picture with ginkgo leaves

I’m trying to understand, not a single isolated object but nature as a whole, recording on canvas vibrant landscape's spots of absolute beauty, to be seen by viewer in a new way. Hope you like my paintings with leaves!

"Nature is the art of God. The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 comments:

kimberly said...

I really like these...so rustic and natural...and the texture! Great work!

Kat said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Xenia said...

Very cool! I had to look hard at that first picture for a while, that's really impressive!

Have a great Halloween weekend! :)

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Thanks for following Inspiring You To Save. I'm your newest follower. I hope to see you at the Meet Me Monday and Wandering Wednesday blog hops next week.

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Shannon said...

Very neat! I'm always envious of those that can paint!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love hoe you incorporated so many different parts of nature into your art. The colors and textures are lovely.
Happy weekend, jj

Design It Chic said...

Thanks for stopping by on Friday! I am now following you from BMBF and totally wish you Happy Halloween back.. even tough kind of late:P I hope you had fun eating tons of sweets.. we are still a bit sugar rushed from the weekend;) Have a great day and feel free to check our new campaign that helps promote other fellow blogers! Happy Monday!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You :-)

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Erica K said...

WOW, beautiful.

thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following back.

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I am also having a post go up tomorrow celebrating my 2 year anniversary of being Canadian.

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Such talent and beautiful work.

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