Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Billowing Light

Billowing Light

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

This painting is available for purchase here.
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 my 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 the magnificent sunsets as seen from the hill - with dramatic colors and beautiful cloud formations.

Monday, October 02, 2006

On Vacation

On Vacation - Brief Hiatus

Hey folks,

For the next 3 weeks I'll be travelling through Thailand - visiting family and seeing the sights. It'll be my first time visiting Thailand as an adult, so it should be pretty interesting! It is also a topical time to go, given the recent peaceful coup, so I look forward to getting a sense of how it is on the ground.

The last time I was in Thailand I was just a wee little child, and my only memory involves walking barefoot across a wooden bridge, staring intently at my feet to make sure my little toes didn't slip through the spaces between the wooden boards.

Take care, and I'll be posting new work again in about 3 weeks!