My first attempt at painting trees on a large canvas. I was inspired by a couple of videos that I saw on YouTube and thought I’d give it a try. Trees are fun to paint and I don’t think that you can mess up too badly.
You want to travel, but the world seems so dangerous. Maybe you should just stay home 🙂
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”. Albert Einstein
A a visual person I can see some strange things in my head sometimes. When I saw the above image in my mind, I decided to attempt to paint it. The painting made me think of an Oceanid-a sea-nymph from Greek and Roman Mythology. There are three thousand Oceanids and they are daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Each Oceanid were patronesses of rivers, ponds, lakes and so on.
I don’t usually paint portraits it takes a special kind of courage, but I found it in me and here it is. I had fun with this one and I am surprised at how satisfied I am with it. The problem is I am too picky and I notice every little thing that I think is a mistake, but this time I don’t care . Besides no human face is perfect so why should the portrait be perfect?
I decided to get a little crafty with my latest collage mixed-media painting on canvas. I used an old photo copy of an old movie star that I found in a folder. I cut out some words that I had typed on the computer. I used acrylics and pastels and I transferred some words and designs on to the canvas with a gel matte medium. There are negative words on the bottom of the mountain because the bottom is our lower consciousness. In life, we have to rise above or climb over these feelings to get to a higher state of consciousness. The higher state is love, peace and clarity.
The cloud above her head has the following quote:
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” -Ralph W Sockman
Mixed-media assemblage By Angela Zafiris
Oh the Signs! They are everywhere if we only just stop to read them and follow them. Sometimes we are given signs through a song on the radio, a vivid dream, the television or something that someone says to you. We are always given messages that guide us to where we should be heading.
I decided to make an inspirational collage-painting to remind me everyday who I really am. Nobody knows you better than yourself but sometimes we get lost and we lose ourselves and we don’t know who we are anymore. But, the signs and our intuition gives us hints to what we can be if only we just believe. 🙂