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Marilyn Wells Art Studio

"Wonderfulness - Origins of Woman 11" - Original Oil Painting by Marilyn Wells

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This Oil Painting Original, “ x “, oil on wood panel, 24" x 36", was inspired by

“How wonderful to be who I am,
made out of earth and water,
my own thoughts, my own fingerprints -
all that glorious, temporary stuff.”

Mary Oliver, Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver and 

"You are an energy of wonderfulness.” “2311OCW

-Linda and unknown girl 9.8.23

I've been exploring a technique new to me but that's been around for hundreds of years - cold wax. I have always loved the icons of the Middle East and the Orthodox churches in particular, and wanted to introduce more of the rich and broken textures that appear in those icons after a few hundred years of wear and weathering. I am delighted to say I am achieving the results I want, as in this painting, larger than my earlier ones.

This painting is about luxuriating in the beauty of nature and art as they come together in a richly textured surface. The subject matter is mystical and romantic, which appeals to me in many ways. Painting abstractly leaves much to you, the viewer to interpret for yourself with all your own personal nuances and meanings.

This oil paintings is a unique art work on wood panel. It comes with its own Certificate of Authentication.

I’m happy to send more photos and details upon request. 

Prints available. Contact me.

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