Wednesday, August 30, 2006



Size: 6" x 6"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Wood Panel
Style: Abstract
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

I spent 3 months this summer on a beautiful hilltop in southern France, surrounded by lush views and plenty of nature. My abstract paintings have been heavily influenced by these panoramic surroundings as well as my up-close observations of plants and insect life. I have termed my new series of nature-based abstracts my Anicca series. Anicca is a Pali term meaning impermanence. Like the Impressionists, I am deeply influenced by the changes in the scenery around me caused by the changing position of the sun and atmospheric changes such as wind, rain, and fog. These paintings depict the ever-changing quality of nature; its unpredictability, raw form, and constant flow. This painting depicts streams of water flowing through the element of earth - rocks, stones, minerals, and the things that live amongst them - flowers, plants, weeds, bugs. Certain elements of this painting resemble trails made by water or snails.

This painting is SOLD.

1 comment:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

first time here; beautiful style throughout - very different and uplifting; a refreshing change from the rest