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Marilyn Wells Art Studio

“Strength - Origins of Woman 1" by Marilyn Wells - Original Oil Painting

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This Oil Painting Original, 20“ x 24“, oil on wood panel was inspired by:

“When it's over, I want to say: all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.


When it is over, I don't want to wonder

if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,

or full of argument.

 

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”

― Mary Oliver - 2301OCW by Marilyn Wells

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 basswood 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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