THE (ES)SCAPES SERIES - UK INSPIRED CREATIONS

I mentioned a while ago that I was going to push myself outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself with paintings inspired by my trip to England and Scotland this past July. 

As I've nearly always focused on the human body, this is going to be an ongoing exploration of colour, paint and brushwork application in the form of seascapes, sky-scapes, as well as landscapes (emotional & sometimes literal). 

Introducing the first 5 pieces!

I'm offering these at a special early work introductory offer for a limited time only. 

LANDING  *SOLD*   6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)  Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016        INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)
LANDING *SOLD*
6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Oil on Cradled Birch Wood Panel
2016

      INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $300 (REG: $500) (+$5 shipping)

CASCADE OVER OXFORD   *SOLD*    9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)  Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In Private Collection  Available as a print. 

CASCADE OVER OXFORD *SOLD*

9 x 12in (22.86 x 30.48cm)

Mixed Media Oil Painting on Birch Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In Private Collection

Available as a print. 

NIMBUS   *SOLD*    5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)  Oil on Cradled Wood Panel   2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

NIMBUS *SOLD*

5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78cm)

Oil on Cradled Wood Panel 

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $85 REG: $150 (+$5 shipping)

AMBROSIA   *SOLD*    6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)  Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel  2016  In private collection. 

AMBROSIA *SOLD*

6 x 8in (15.24 x 20.32cm)

Oil Paint on Cradled Wood Panel

2016

In private collection. 

VIOLET ESCAPE  10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)  Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel  2016  INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)   ***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

VIOLET ESCAPE

10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4cm)

Oil Paint On Cradled Birch Wood Panel

2016

INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $550 REG: $700 (+$15 shipping)

***ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 10 x 10 inch STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT (READY TO HANG!) for $145

For all inquiries, please contact Caroline by email: garnetandashes@gmail.com. Payments accepted by Paypal.com

A Return to Painting & Drawing

Finally, the day has come when I can reveal a brand new figurative painting...

I've been aching to make a return to figures beyond the mixed media collages I've been producing. My inititiation into the art world started years ago, painting and drawing through figure drawing [from life] classes. This is where I draw the core of my passion to produce art. I'll always be a purist in this regard because there is nothing more satisfying then getting down and dirty with the beautiful tangibility of working with buttery paint or dusty charcoal, sitting for hours working out the nuances between light and shadow, the gradation of tonal values that create lines without being literal about it – there is no finer reflection of humanity and nature in this gesture [no pun intended] and no better subject than the human body – the tangible weight and vessel that poetically carries every line of memory and identity through curves, and crevices, revealing unspoken secrets.

Quite a few years back I started a series reconstructing well known myths into more suitable models of modern day heroes. My subjects were women that I knew personally reclaiming power depicted through ancient and archaic mythical icons and allegories such as Eve, Persephone, Ariadne and so on. You can read more about that and have a peek at those pieces HERE

A couple of years ago I started a series based on a similar premise; everyday women I knew were depicted as imaginary constructed mythical queens to squash notions of class and shine a light on 'everyday royalty'. You can view a couple of them HERE. It was pushed to the backburner when Garnet & Ashes was ignited and all my energy went into building it as a business throughout 2014.  

For those of you following Garnet & Ashes on instagram, you've seen some of my time-lapsed videos of current work in progress. I've put together a choppy version [I'm new at this] of this new piece.

Introducing my dear friend, Lynn Hardaker, who in her own right is a brilliant Canadian artist & writer residing in Germany and who is indeed queen of the fireflies. Do yourself a favour and discover her work HERE and HERE.

The Firefly Queen, 16 x 16, Oil on Cradled Wood. 2015

The Firefly Queen, 16 x 16, Oil on Cradled Wood. 2015