The Puzzle of Love and the Mysterious Blue Man

flowers, human figure, landscape

The Puzzle of Love and the Mysterious Blue Man, acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 47 by 53 in. Collaboration by Emilia Kallock with Verenice, 2018

The Wish Painting, for More Love, Eco-Compassion, Forests, and Flowers

human figure, landscape, northwest art

A large piece, the little heart squiggles are each representative of wonderful wishes and creations, the two figures in receptivity and gracious prayer. A giant nasturtium in the background and giant crystals of all types in the front.

Gratitude

flowers, human figure, nature

Gratitude, acrylic on canvas, 63 by 56 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

I drew inspiration for this piece from Gauguin’s “Jacob Wrestling With The Angel” 1888. Overall, it is an image to serve as a meditation guide beginning with an element of gratitude.  Gratitude for trees, flowers, love, the Divine Feminine, the Divine Masculine, dancing, fish (salmon), birds and totem animals (seen behind the human figures).  Gauguin stated: “Don’t copy nature too much.  Art is an abstraction; derive this abstraction from nature while dreaming before it, and think more of the creation which will result (than of the model). This is the only way of mounting toward God – doing as our Divine Master does, create.”

Jacob Wresting With The Angel, 28 by 36 in. oil on canvas, Paul Gauguin, 1888

 

 

Untitled (Norwegian Gargoyles)

human figure, landscape

Untitled (Norwegian Gargoyles), charcoal and acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 68 by 53 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

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The central, dual walking figure in this painting represents someone learning to face deep fears, as represented by the lower figures- all modeled

Mysterious Painting 

flowers, human figure

Who Was This Woman Who Appeared in My Painting? Will I Meet Her In Asia? Who Is She?, acrylic and oil on canvas, 26 by 30 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

flowers, human figure, oil, painting

Hummingbird and Flowers (detail), oil on board, 14 by 18 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

For this painting, I was inspired by Japanese erotic prints, vintage Playboy magazines and flower catalogues.  I looked at Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam for her outstretched hand.  See full painting under 2017 work.

sketches of Frenchface evening at Revolver

human figure, sketches, watercolor
human figure, landscape, oil, painting
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In the Sculpture Garden, Santiago, Chile, oil on board, 12 by 18 in. Emilia Kallock

A three hour session creating the sepia layer in my first try at sfumato, an Italian renaissance painting technique that Leonardo and Rembrandt used.  We’ll see where it goes from here.