"Green trees marching up a hill with distant light on golden fields, 2016" by Niki Purcell - Irish Landscape Painting
'Green trees marching up a hill with distant light on golden fields' is a painting that really gets under the skin of two of my favourite subjects - trees and harvest fields.
I always think of trees as characters and this line of trees on a hill near me always catches my eye and makes me smile.
Now it's January, I'm finally back among my brushes! Here is my first painting of the year, called 'Dreams do come true'. It definitely reflects the way I feel these days: filled with energy and ready to tackle 2018 with a light heart and confidence.
I was born and raised in Hearst, a small French-speaking town in northern Ontario, which has a great influence on my identity and work.
An adorable and affordable pencil drawing by Italian artist, Stephania Morgante. What makes us rich? Books and reading: curiosity, education, empathy, discovery, reflection and silence. The magical world of literature!
An impressionist painting of a North Coast Squall, Ireland, the beaches are wide with crashing waves and often with a threat of rain. The wide stretches of sand and great big skies were the inspiration for this painting, the cool blue light contrasting with the dark blue clouds brewing over the sea as it rushes towards the shore.
I use the panoramic format in this painting to convey the wide expanse of land, sea and sky to capture the drama of a North Coast Squall. This is one of my favourite places to paint and has inspired several of my works.
"Listen to the Colour #4 (Nymphaea - Water Lily)" by Daniela Schweinsberg
"Listen to the Colour #4 (Nymphaea - Water Lily)" gives me the strong impression of blossoms, of tender lilies in a hidden romantic pond. Nevertheless, it is a really bold, punchy and edgy abstract. The colours are bright, though tender and organic (white, rose, blue, green and orange as main colours).
The title of the series refers to people who are known as syntesthetes - that means that the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second.
Shine in the sky is a bright blazing light which illuminates the sky for a few moments... and settles into a calmness.
It is an atmospheric abstract with natural and earthy colors. The beautiful and subtle tonality when the evening sun shines upon us is the inspiration for this artwork.
This painting invites us to a reflection about our place in the universe. Are we alone? What role do we play?
The universe is so vast, unfathomable and still unknown that there are many unanswered questions.