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Photo Fridays – Sea Sighed


Sombrio Giants

Sombrio Giants

The beauty and majesty of this world I am surrounded by continually amazes me. This is Sombrio Beach, less than an hour north by car. Below is Witty’s Lagoon, within walking distance. Think I’ll go for another walk soon.

Out For a Walk

Out For a Walk

More pics here.

Great weekend to all and get out and enjoy your world if you can!

 

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Sidney Fine Art Show – A Languid Dream of Rapture


Ok, it’s not my cleverest title for a blog post but as you will see a most appropriate one.

I am thrilled to report that I have had all three of my submissions accepted into the Sidney Fine Art Show this year. The pieces are described below.

Languid Light – This piece began with some ghost imagery from a previous print and was completed with collage and pencil work to create a multi-layered and textured piece infused with a cool light and warm undertones, invoking a languid, sultry mood. The frame, painted by me, is a cool blue with sides and underpainting of bright red.

Languid Light, framed

Languid Light, framed

December Dream – after pulling the fourth and final monoprint from this plate I decided to let the remaining ink dry on the plate and frame the plate itself as a work of art. With its coppery glow and hint of color I think it makes quite a striking, evocative piece.

December Dream, framed

December Dream, framed

The Rapture – The final piece is a diptych of two photopolymer gravure etchings of striking statues I photographed in Italy. The prints are collaged on board, with strips of abstract, complimentary imagery added to the sides. The image on the left is of a small statue in a Florentine cemetery. The one on the right is a portion of the famous Rape of Polyxena by Pio Fedi in Florence’s Loggia dei Lanzi adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria. Both images and statues center around themes of life, passion and death.

The Rapture, diptych, framed

The Rapture, diptych, framed

If you are in town please visit the Sidney Fine Art Show to view these and the nearly 400 fabulous works of art that will be on display.

Sidney Fine Art Show
Mary Winspear Center
Sidney, BC
October 17-19, 2014

 


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Fall’s First Wet Kiss


 

Fog's wet kiss

Fog’s wet kiss

As the first wet day of fall rolls in I am tempted to look back on these glorious summer days when the fog rolled in but didn’t eclipse the sun (at least for too long). More pics here.

 

Walk along Whiffin Spit

Walk along Whiffin Spit


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Etherial “Light Warriors” of Joyce Tenneson


Oh how I would love to see this in person!

KARA Rasmanis

Unbelievably divine is all I can say about the works of Joyce Tenneson, how I wish I could see this show….

I remember back in my uni days being the model with pale white face and hair in tight knots wrapped in white fabric trying to do something that looked like this… ( thanks Jo it was always fun we will have to play again one day) I will have to dig out a shot to show you all…

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Tuesday Tales – Summer’s End


Summer's End

Summer’s End

As we cherish the last few days of summer, there is a crispness in the air that brings on feelings of nostalgia for times gone by.

This piece was created for my first solo show, In Her Eyes, and I talked about doing the photo shoot that produced this image in the lead-up to the show. As I look at it now, I am reminded of the tremendous fun and feelings of empowerment that the shoot engendered. More than that, I am reminded of a  friend that I cherish and, hopefully, honour with this piece. The title of the piece was inspired by this Foo Fighters song of the same name. It has that same feeling of nostalgia and remembrance.

That first solo show was over four years ago and it’s been over three years since my last one.  Perhaps it’s time to think about doing another.

Summer’s End, an 8″x10″ photopolymer gravure etching on 15″x20″ paper, is offered this week at $250.
Contact me at chiarina@chiarina.com for further info or if you’d like to purchase it.


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Heart Stone


In Your Heart 1

Heart’s Desire

Continuing my series of blended photos, this week I present three versions of an image for your perusal and judgement.

The first one, above, has the figure almost totally encased withtin the stone, with the heart-shaped hole acting like a window to the woman.

In the image below, I changed the layering to show more of the figure and clothing to make it appear like she is resting on the now softened landscape.

In Your Heart 2

Heart’s Desire 2

Finally I present a black and white version of the second layering. Generally I like strong contrast in my black and white images but I like the softness and glow in this one.

In Your Heart  3

Heart’s Desire 3

So what say you? Do you prefer one over the other? What makes it resonate for you?

Have an awesome weekend with your heart’s desire and take in the Aurora Borealis tonight if you’re in the right zones!


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Photo Fridays – Gabriola Sunset


sunset shadows

sunset shadows

Sunset is my favorite time to shoot. Shadows are long, sunbursts are magical, backlighting creates powerful contrasts and colors are rich and warm. No wonder it’s called the golden hour.

As promised here are some pics from Gabriola Island, taken at sunset, on a gloriously hot summer day. Enjoy and have a great weekend in the sunshine!