Pearl is the latest abstract painting and the first of 2014. I’ve been dreaming of the ocean lately, though it is strange to think of the water while the land around me is locked in winter. According to dream sources on line, I’m experiencing a spiritual renewal and awakening. A feeling of being unhindered and free spirit is my well being. Well I can certainly say though the “issues” of life are small I do feel very focused and unabated as of late.
Why the Pearl
The latest abstract acrylic painting is entitled Pearl. I wanted to capture an ocean secret and present it in a way to show how beautiful it was. The background of navy blue, deep teal and gradually working up the canvas to a light sea foam green is of course the depths of the ocean water. Rising up from the ocean floor is a opaque white pinnacle. On the very top of the pinnacle is a solid white orb of radiant white. I experimented with a metallic white paint and blended it with acrylic paint which gives the pearl an luminous but solid white shine.
Symbolic meaning of the pearl
The pearl has many symbolic meanings including giving wisdom and bringing wealth. Balance your karma when you wear pearls as well as strengthening relationships and protect children. Pearls are significant in many religions. Christians believe that when cast out of Eden, Adam and Eve both cried tears of pearls creating a lake. Both Christians and Hindus hold the pearl sacred and a symbol of purity. Thus brides wear pearls on their wedding day in our modern time. And lastly, the Koran tells its followers the pearl is one of the greatest rewards found in Paradise and is a symbol of perfection.
I can sum up this post with a quote from the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
“All art is but imitation of nature.”
With a little twist that is all I could ever accomplish with the Pearl. I hope you like it. Feel free to leave a comment as I’d love to hear from you. Click on the image to view a larger image of this painting. Stay informed with my monthly Newsletter. To learn more and sign up just visit my About page.