Jumped out of my comfort zone with this vibrant color combination. My intention with this piece was to paint something that lifted my spirit every day in my studio. I hope the joy I felt creating this translates to the view and someday to a forever home. Enjoy each and every day my friend!
“Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there as long as you live, to make you happy again. Whenever you’re feeling lonely or sad, try going to the loft on a beautiful day and looking outside. Not at the houses and the rooftops, but at the sky. As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you’ll know that your pure within and will find happiness once more.” -Anne Frank
Painting Titled: “Beautiful Day”, 60” x 48”, DM for details
There is something about the ever changing ocean that intrigues me enough to try and capture it with paint. Painting titled: “Ebb and Flow”, 36” x 48” sq, DM for details. Be kind, wear a mask 😷, stay safe my friends. 🌈
We all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people, and on the flip side we also have potential to be harmful to others. This potential is present within each one of us. Mahatma Gandhi once said “It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.” I see the truth in this statement.
Positive actions give us inner strength, less fear, and more self-confidence. This extends our sense of caring to others without any barriers, whether religious, cultural or otherwise. We all have the potential to grow the good. If we start with ourselves and lead with an open heart, imagine the type of world we would be living in. This painting leans towards a more minimalistic composition and is titled “Open Heart”, 36”sq, Reach out for details firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m constantly updating my website and the artwork that I have available for collection. However, what is constantly updated almost on a daily basis is my Instagram @shiloratner. It’s fun to share in-progress paintings and thoughts on artworks on that platform. However, there are quite a few places to collect original artwork.
This painting has been hanging out in the corner of my studio waiting for me to turn my attention back to it. After a day away from the studio I could really look at this piece with a fresh perspective and I just knew this week I was going to finish it. For this painting, I played with depth in the layering and with the overall energy in the linework. “Hypnotic Awakening”, 48” x 60”, Acrylic paint on canvas.