Just a few photos from this years Carnival in Venice.
Most Runic texts are found on hard surfaces such as rock, wood, and metal, and this might explain its angular shape. Because of the resemblance to Mediterranean scripts, it is very likely that Futhark was adapted from either the Greek or Etruscan alphabet. Even though the earliest Runic inscriptions are from the 3rd century CE, its origin may lie much deeper in the pre-history of Northern Europe. …
The Futhark of 24 letters is called “Elder Futhark”, and was used mostly before the 9th century CE. But as languages changed and more Germanic groups adopted it, Futhark changed as well to suit the language that it came to write.
I spent this summer at the seaside as usual, on the Island of Pag , at Croatian Adriatic sea. I’ve been collecting pieces of driftwood, pebbles, sea shells and other items modeled and shaped by the nature.
As the civilization gradually infiltrates into every bit of this planet, thus the construction sites invades the shore. But the sea is the builder, the sculptor and the destroyer, so it takes from the land into its depths then returns something scared, changed but beautiful. Walking down one of this deserted construction sites by the sea, I found pieces of planks, and bricks and roof tiles. But most interesting were those tiles fragments, modeled and rounded by the sea, looking like little pebbles. Sea made contemporary everyday objects look like ancient pieces. I wanted to make something with them, something that has an air of history.
So I thought of runes…
The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.
― Johannes Kepler,
Music theme: Zodiac – Talamasca [Full Album]
This one was fun to create! I thought of zodiac signs, their symbols and colours. The idea was to make them archetypal, simple and suggestive. My intention was to capture the basic mood of each sign with colours.
I used one big canvas 40 x 50 cm for background, on which I’ve painted 4 elements: fire, earth, air and water. I’ve made elements in columns as the frame for their associated sign. Little remainder: Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) – Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) – Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) – Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).
I used 12 little canvases 10×10 cm to paint each zodiac sign. When dry, I hot-glued them to the big canvas.
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
Third piece from series of painting Nebulae. This nebula, known also as God’s eye nebula is maybe one of the most popular occurrences in the space.
It seems appropriate to show this painting trough these coming days: Day of the Dead, Halloween, All saints, All souls day, Samhain… Days when we remember our dead, think about our mortality and higher purpose in life. Days when we look above us to reach out to our God, Creator, Universe and HE looks upon us. Days when we transcend eerie sense of prescence to holy union of souls.
About the painting:
I’ve panted the canvas black and added circles of blue shades – grading from lighter in the middle to darker to the end of circle. Than, while still wet, I’ve pulled the brush firmly over the circle to create rays. I kept adding other colors (white, yellow, orange, red) with circular movements of brush to create hazy look of gases. Finally I splashed white color with wide flat wet brush, to create stars.
It may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually a pillar of smoky dust about 20 light years long.
Second piece from series of painting Nebulae.
This painting was made with dry brush technique, as desribed in article about painting the Eagle Nebula.
Finished painting and details:
The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens. It contains a young hot star cluster, NGC6611, which is visible with modest back-yard telescopes. This cluster is sculpting and illuminating the surrounding gas and dust, resulting in a huge hollowed-out cavity and pillars, each several light-years long.
It was really fun to paint this series of painting Nebulae. I love the play of light and colors and space fascinate me.
This painting was made with dry brush technique. Firstly, I made black background. Than I gradually added layers of paint. When dry I splashed white paint with large flat brush to paint stars.
Finished painting and details:
Someone told me that it is easy for me to write a blog when it is not personal.
Do you really think that showing my art isn’t personal? Can’t you se it?
Can’t you see that in very piece of that is a pice of my soul?
Than you are blind. More blind than you could ever be, even though you are given the gift of sight.
I have shown you, it is yours to see.
In shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons.
Music theme: Shallow waters – Chris Norman
It is summer here and time for rest and fun by the sea. Still, most beautiful time of day for me is sunset. And here by Adriatic sea those sunsets are amazing and spectacular.
I tried to capture one of these silent and peaceful moments with all the shades and hues.
Technique I used is ordinary – canvas, paint and brush. I felt that simple, yet beautiful scene like that, doesn’t need any special effects.
Process of painting and details of finished work:
“You know– one loves the sunset, when one is so sad…”
“Were you so sad, then?” I asked, “on the day of the forty-four sunsets?”
But the little prince made no reply.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Music theme: Sunset – Avalanche City
Often I look to the sky and see more beauty than in any art ever made.
I took a photograph once of the beautiful sunset and it was an inspiration for this painting. This is rather small painting but it’s very dear to me, and I like it for its colours and contrasts.
I didn’t make much texture, only bold strikes of the brush, because the contrast and warm colours create life, even drama on this scene.
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.-Hermann Hesse
I believe that we all seek that True love. Unity of body, heart and soul – interwoven and in harmony. Often this is lifelong search, often this is never found. But sometimes you find it. And that does not mean that the pain or yearning is over. It is never easy to love. But it is worth all the troubles, because the love is truly yours – not the other person’s. You feel it, you have it, you live it.
This is somewhat small painting, but I did put all my energy and emotions in this piece and I for me is strong, I almost feel that my soul glows on it. I’ve painted it in a difficult and highly emotional state of mind.
Symbolism is rather obvious: blood for Body, heart for Heart and glowing light for the Soul. Frame of old gold, symbolises the patina on the heart, from past injuries and aces.
The background is dark teal, because it contrasts red and gold. I made faux-frame with the palette knife, pressing it along the edges to leave the texture. When the painting was finished, I made dripping blood with the glue gun and painted it.