Abstracts, Semi-Abstracts, Watercolours, Acrylics, Mixed-Media.White Rock, British Columbia, Canada ✩ Soothe your soul! *All content © 2006/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14/15

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hungarian Folk Design

I have taken some creative licence during the painting process... not much, but enough to be notices by connoisseurs.
In preparation for our

Friday, March 10, 2017

5 Nuts and a Squirrel: Art, Fashion, Function Fusion

We are preparing for an upcoming event taking place SOON!




We are in the process of posting a selection of items and unique events to be available to the Lower Mainland and anyone who ventures around our White Rock.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Here come the Individually designed T's

*Work In Progress
I am so looking forward to finish this one and paint more T's....
Wearable art feels to satisfy my "need" for a practical purpose, if there is such thing!


Front

Back

Shoulder

Detail (front)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

"Medusa" - completed!



Medusa” $3.800.-


Acrylic/Mixed Media 4' x 5' on canvas
Very briefly:
Medusa’s story slightly varies in time and depending of whom the narrator is.Often contradictory, her stories gravitate between victim and villain. A guardian and protectress, representing birth and earth. Medusa ultimately “became” a monster, a Gorgon with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Greek mythological figures came to life during the Iron and Bronze Ages. Medusa was known for her mesmerizing beauty and was turned into a monster by Athena in a fit of jealousy; apparently Medusa (also had) made love with her brother in Athena’s Temple - the last straw!.Anyone looking at the ravishing Medusa would turn into stone! Eventually, Perseus, after a prolonged and convoluted journey managed to approach her from the rear (with the help of some local witches) and, decapitated her. He later handed Medusa’s head to Athena to place it on her shield. However, this is where it becomes even more complicated as Pegasus was her son, some stories say Pegasus came/flew out of the wound inflicted on her neck while being decapitated by Perseus.
The ring of fire represents war and calamities, as ofter in ancient time fire was set to eliminate the enemy. Dagger and shield representing both the iron and bronce age respectively. In classical antiquity the image of Medusa appears in evil averting devises know as Gorgonion.... (Which, is not a Gargoyle). It took over a year of a succession of discarded plans to complete this work.
Torn between the concepts of “beauty and ugliness” I eventually decided to obscure her face in order to solve my dilemma and also to spare us all from turning to stone.

Contact:
studiogaleria@gmail.com
604-802-0364

Sharing my OTBWR Festival pieces in the "Wood Diamonds & Other Eccentricities Show and Sale


@ out Outside the Box (White Rock) venue in the White Rock, BC 

Community Centre Gallery : 

until the end of September, please consult operation hours at:http://outsidetheboxwhiterock.blogspot.ca


“The Pond I & 2”                                 $ 150.-
Diptych   (pair)                                              $ 275.- 

8”x 8” acrylic on wood canvas.
(They can be potentially hanged in 8 different positions)


“UNIQUE”                                            $ 275.-

10”x12”x Acrylic/Mixed on birchwood canvas.


“Gyrothrone”                       $ 475.-
Oak chair, Acrylic/mixed - gold leaf
"Varathaned" for regular use (in an eclectic foyer?)


“ISLAND GLOW”                                 $575.
 9”x12” Acrylic/Mixed, on birchwood canvas
 incorporating a 4”x8” acrylic skin.



“TANGERINE PASSAGES”            $ 1225.-
16” X 20”, with a small original 4”x8” canvas 

incorporated into the rework of a larger piece.






“THUNDER FLASH”                       $ 1350.-
16‘X20” Acrylic/Mixed on birchwood canvas
incorporating a 4” x 8” stretch canvas 



“Zipped up”                    $215.-

14” X 23” Mixed media on board. 



“PEACE”                   $250.-
8.25” x 22.5” acrylic/mixed on particle board




“KOY”                                $ 975.-


14”x18” Acrylic on canvas board mounted

on a 24”x28”



“Medusa”                                 $3800.-
Acrylic/Mixed Media 4' x 5' on canvas


“The Pond 3 & 4”                                 $125.-

Diptych   (pair)                                    $ 225.- 


6”x 6” acrylic-mixed on canvas.
(They can be potentially hanged in 8 different positions)

Each and everyone of them has a "story", do not hesitate to make enquiries....

Thursday, May 05, 2016

#AuctionDay! Need Studio Space offers: Reducing prices - OBO

"Paloma" 18" x 24" giclee  acrylic retouched...
Bid starts at $ 400.00 (*RESERVE)
Leave your bids in "comments"
Thanks

Jun. 04.16 - As I failed to have a footnote on this re-post. I will do so now. 
Paloma is a pastiche based on "Woman with necklace: by Modigliani, where she is actually sitting, one can hardly observe the necklace and wearing a dark dress. As I am often in the quest to "right wrongs" I felt it was time to stand and let be seen, as naturally as possible. The image is full of symbolism from the stones chosen to the pairing of doves. No, there is no bird in the original piece on on her head. That is only a "vision/perception" I had one day looking at it which. prompted me to paint this pice....

#AuctionDay! Need Studio Space offers: Reducing prices - OBO

 "Thorn" 18" x 24" giclee, acrylic retouch throughout the piece.
Bid starts at #400.00  (*RESERVE)
Leave bid at "comment" please.

Thorn by the thorns on the vines as well as prison they represent, In total liberation, the contemporary uninhibited  woman breaks free of stereotypes and stereotyping....

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Need Studio Space offers: Reducing prices - OBO


"Waiting for... Barby"

"Waiting for...the Prince"

both 30cm x 40cm acrylic.mixed on canvas board
Set on Super Sale for  $475.00 "as is" (unframed)
Now 400.00 /OBO


Social commentary: While man are free to remain unencumbered by social rules, women (many) still prisoners of the status quo (bejewelled and made up... looking for prince charming (no matter how big and ugly undesirable frog, while he is restlessly looking for his own "barbie"...



Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Bloodstone Jungle"

Or as close as it "resembles" a jungle to me. As I continue to unpack and settle I found this work in progress...
Since the energy of the stone in not particularly suitable for me I enhance it (or "defused" it) with jade and green and red jasper as well as coral...
I am not going to continue making jewelry thus I am sorting stones, beads, charms, and sorts of sccutrements, setting aside the huge amount I need to sell - Any good offers for greatly selcted stones and glass beads?






Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A little update on Medusa


For some reason, other than a bad cold I had immediately after the end of OTB that lasted over a month, I have no idea why I simply cannot move past the replacement of some of the snakes. I felt if would make a more effective piece if I kept it to just a few colours instead of going my usual multicolour way... I will be posting as soon as I get back to work on her...
(She was scheduled to be hanging at the WR Community Centre)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Outside the Box, this weekend! "Master Artist" Series at the WR Library

Cont.  ...

All I knew about Medusa was what imagine most of us know... a character out of Greek Mythology with snakes  for hair... As I researched in preparation, in order to have a staring point (after viewing a large number of interpretations on line) some of them quiet fantastic and imaginative, some almost sublime as the GIFF of an all white face and snakes moving about...
Never the less this Medusa was (as all else) going be to totally mine.
As the story goes... not exactly pinpointing when it began, but sometime during the Iron Age and the Bronze one for sure, I decided to have some daggers representing the iron and the "mandatory shield" had be bronze..
As for the snakes, I decides that as many added to the story through time to make such convoluted outcome in its versions, I could contribute to it with my own take on snakes, with which I finally made peace with in their synthetic form!
The ring of fire represent "war" an its calamities and as often in ancient times fire was set to eliminate the enemy.
Athena's shield would be a "girly" one if left up to me... thus, colour became  important as in all my works they represent diverse powerful and protective energies...




Will be White Rock Library (Master Artist Series) Fri. & Sat. September 11& 12, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/Alicia.M.B.Ballard/media_set…
The journey.... form the harebrained idea through the brink of disaster, this weekend at the Library... but, I think I resolved most of technical issues... Hopefully to satisfaction! 
wink emoticon



June

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Seasons" ©

Interesting how this painting that had a long journey - not ever a happy moment "in the pit"...
This is one of those that only the ones "that had been there", will clearly relate/understand.

From the Dreams and Madness cluster

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Into the modelling paste.... different moods!


"Anticipation" acrylic/mixed 25 x 25cm


"Canadian Prairie" acrylic/mixed 25x25cm
In Private collection (Istanbul) 

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Coordinating Outside The Box White Rock Fibre Festival 2015!

Take a look at the great schedule!


Detail from piece in "Fibrefusion" mural, OTB 2011 @ WRMA

"One vagina", Two...

  



"One vagina"

Acrylic/Mixed 20x20 cm


 Work exhibited for 2013 International Women's Month @ The Women's show - March.





"Two vagina"

Acrylic/Mixed 20x20 cm


Work exhibited for 2013 International Women's Month @ The Women's show - March.




Work exhibited for 2013 International Women's Month @ The Women's show - March.

* Just an "excersise" in using the proper word without going into a meltdown.
The acceptance of our biology is paramout to live our lives in freedom.....

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Espíritus"






In memory of the countless Mexican and other women whose lives have been cut short by violence.
March 8, International Woman's Day.
Work in Exhibit @ Casa de Engracia, Zacatecas, to whom I donated the piece at the conclusion of the show to aid the centre and cause.
Mexico: 03 15