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Animal Circles: White Duck, Rabbit, Bear, Cat and Raven

5 January 2019

Animal Circles: White Duck, Rabbit, Bear, Cat and Raven


White Duck by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Duck by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

On Christmas day I took some time off and decided to begin in a new sketchbook, with absolutely no plan or idea of what to paint. This white duck waddled in and took his place quite cheekily and I was pretty pleased with it. After which he invited his friends along to populate a few more pages …

White Rabbit by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Rabbit by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Bear by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Bear by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Cat by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Cat by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

I’d now call this a series! And I love it. The art is simple, sweet, but not overly so. There was a lovely flow to painting these little pieces and each was accompanied by a bit of joy. On New Year’s Day I sat at the desk and a slightly diferent creature emerged on the page …

White Raven by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

White Raven by Mariana : Floating Lemons Art

I love ravens. Black and white ravens are symbols, to me, of the two sides of the persona, the id and ego, light and dark, the shadow embraced. This light — and light-hearted — piece makes me happy, represents my acknowledgement and embrace of both sides, but with a bit of added humour. I love the way that he’s stepping forward and out of his circle … hopefully it’s a representation of my stepping out of the box and comfort zone and making new discoveries in art and life this coming year! Cheers.