Maiden Sleeps II

Maiden Sleeps II

progressed from Maiden Sleeps I – as you would expect. Again it went through an orientation change and became a portrait format rather than the landscape format of the previous work.

I also decided to bring back some of the historically decorative elements that have been seen in my work before this.  For example, if you look at the design element in the work below you will get an idea of what I was thinking about.

Maiden sleeps Chronos - Kadira Jennings

Chronos

So as you look at the finished version of Maiden Sleeps #II, you can see how this influence has crept back into the figures here.  I began working int his way after a trip to Europe in 2005 and wanted to incorporate some of the history of art into my work. As artists we always stand no the shoulders of those who have gone before us and I wanted to acknowledge this in some way in my work. The above work owes much to the influence of Fortuny of Venice.

And here is the Maiden sleeps II.

Maiden Sleeps II - Kadira Jennings

Maiden Sleeps II 24″x18″

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West Wind

West Wind

The West Wind is the title of this work, which went through a few different incarnations before finally coming to rest in its current form.  It began life in the Secrets  painting as you see below…

West Wind Inspiration

West Wind Inspiration

This was the beginning and it went through a few different transitions, which I don’t seem to have documented.  So after spending fifteen minutes trolling through all my painting photos I can only show you the finished painting. I loved the way some little animals crept into this work,  even though there is the very energetic West Wind rushing all around the place!

 

The West Wind - Kadira Jennings

The West Wind 26″x18″

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The Dragon And His Mistress

This painting ‘The Dragon And His Mistress’,  is one of those works that seemed like a good idea at the time …… and then you look at it later, scratching your head and saying to yourself – “What was I thinking?”  It is what it is, but sometimes I wonder where these things come from.  Well it did come from a photo of a deep chasm, however it decided to do it’s own thing and become something else!

The Dragon and His Mistress Oil painting by Kadira Jennings

The Dragon and His Mistress 33″x24″

 

The colour is extraordinarily intense – perhaps I was just having an ‘intense’ day.  Colour seems to be something that just flows out of me, regardless of what I’m thinking.  It is instinctual, it is spiritual and yes, it is intense – mostly. I find it very difficult to paint wafty, high key, paintings with little tonal difference. An example of which is below in Monet’s painting of Charing Cross Bridge. Don’t get me wrong, Monet’s painting is a wonderful example of a high key painting, it’s just not my thing to paint them.

The Dragon And His Mistress compared to Charing Cross Bridge  Monet

Charing Cross Bridge Monet

 

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Heart Dancer

Heart Dancer

The cave paintings continue

 

Heart Dancer is the title of this piece.

Why you may wonder did I call this painting Heart Dancer? Well as I was working on it – I suddenly realised that the opening of this cave is shaped like a heart and not only that I saw and enhanced the potentiality of the woman’s torso that appears here. There seems to me, to be a rythm and a beauty here that embodies the woman’s essence of creative protection and nurturing.  There is a warm flow of energy within the subject that I wanted to capture and bring to the viewer.

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