It seems that amulets and talismans are in the ethers lately, which makes perfect sense. It’s the times. These times are strange aren’t they? This is my experiment in jewelry making with tiny versions of my paintings as the jewel. They are one half inch to one inch square original works (not prints) that I have made into charms and pendants.
This ouroboros intrigues me. I admire the mischievous look in his eye. The others are under 8mm teeny tiny mixed media paintings set in sterling silver bezels. This was fun to do.
In 79 AD, the Roman city of Pompeii was completely buried in ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, then completely forgotten until it was rediscovered in the mid-18th Century. Many of its citizens attempted to flee but few made it.
This image is a fanciful telling of a fugitive from Pompeii who dove into the sea and was changed by Neptune into an octopus. He now drifts in the depths, dreaming of his former life.
This is another experiment with working dry. I “painted” the surface with composted endpapers by ripping it strategically and hand-stitching it to linen. Then I drew on the paper (ink, pastel, crayon, pencil) and embellished it with embroidery.
A horse is a horse of course of course but this isn’t really a painting about a horse.