Face on Yellow Crying Red


face on yellow crying red©marina kanavaki

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FaceOnYellowCryingRed det1 ©Marina Kanavaki

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FaceOnYellowCryingRed det3 ©Marina Kanavaki

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Face on Yellow Crying Red

Technique: Gouache

Original size: 10×14,5cm

from marina’s “Characters”  © marina kanavaki

Note: As this is an original work, it is bound to have “imperfections”. In this case very few of them were retouched or cleaned, as I felt they added to the composition.


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[museum quality printing and framing]

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118 Responses to “Face on Yellow Crying Red”
  1. Wonderful work, glad to discover your creations. Have a lovely day

  2. Gray Dawster says:

    I enjoy the energy of abstract art, one can produce such enchanting pieces of art and allow the inner mind to focus on realism, and yet still embrace the fantasy that lives beyond the edge of reality 🙂 An awesome example here…

    Andro xx

  3. still house-moving marina or is it all done now?

    • Haven’t started yet!!!! I can tell you though I wish it was all over by now! Enjoy your visit to England. 🙂

      • oh..i thought youd already started! 🙂 yes, im looking fwd to my visit to england…i’ll buy some cadburys whole nut for you there…! the british still make the best chocolate anywhere…better than swiss, american (herscheys..yuk!) etc

        • you haven’t tasted greek ones! Honestly, I was a huge fan of cadburys but I think our ION with almonds is one of a kind. I wonder if it’s possible to mail food nowadays without it being bombarded with radiation or being held at customs as a dangerous item! If not, then I’ll send you one for a comparison! 🙂

          • haha! thats very very kind of u , marina!
            i got a feeling it would probably be held up in customs!
            i really didnt know that there is such thing as greek chocolate…i always thought british stuff was the best!
            i still love cadburys whole nut, fruit & nut etc!
            last time i was in the uk, i went into sainsburys and bought several giant bars of whole nut….i think theyre about 30cm by 15cm…huge!
            and i just put them in my suitcase amongst the clothes etc and got thru customs ok…!
            chocolate addicts…whatever next LOL! ya sous, marina!

            • Well, on your next visit, be sure to try it. I know how strange it may sound “greek chocolate” but never underestimate a chocolate addict!!! 😉
              Till then, enjoy lots of massive cads!!!! 🙂

              • LOL! last time i was in greece, all we tried, and lots of it, was the usual stuff…you know…baklava, dolmades, papoutsakia, and of course, plenty of greek salads! now you got my mouth watering!

  4. Ian Dudley says:

    Thanks for taking some close shots. It’s always nice to see the detail in paintings.

  5. Wow! This painting brings back a very vivid memory: I had just sliced up a red pepper, and someone bet me I couldn’t put all the little sticks in my mouth at the same time. Well! Guess I showed them… : )

    Love the extreme close-ups with all the tiny cracks and other exciting detail. Yes, they all contribute to the dynamism of the work. There is no such thing as an imperfection in a Marina Kanavaki painting. I’m an art expert, and I know about these things… : )

    • The part about you being an art expert, I know, and a brilliant artist as well, it’s the other one about imperfection that’s got my gear going nuts… mechanism’s gone berserk!
      Thank you, my friend!
      I was wondering about that piece of red paper… was it printed, was it karmin or vermillion red, what did it taste like, its thickness and texture, did it have any message or drawing on, what was the prize of the bet and finally the expression of the challenger!! You do realize of course that the perfect response to the above would be a Mark drawing, don’t you?!!!! 🙂

  6. kalimera, marina!
    what lined up for the weekend?

  7. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Hello Marina. I was just looking at your t-shirts. I wonder how much it would cost to ship one to Colombia, South America?

    • Oh, thank you JK!! Shipping cost at Society 6 to Colombia [I think] is 10$ however they offer free shipping worldwide twice every month. Check in here and you’ll see it mentioned on the SOCIETY 6 button.
      Cafe Press charge appx 7$ for most places.
      Have a beautiful Monday and new week!

      • JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

        Thank you. That sound pretty reasonable. I was looking at the long-sleeve dark colored “Paths of Color.” Those are your works? I was wondering if you had something a long haired hippie fellow, xl, might wear while jogging at three in the morning?

        • …three in the morning?!!! Actually, sounds like a great time – although [if I could pull myself out of bed] I’d go for 4. All trees and plants exhale as they awaken during that time – in short: best quality oxygen! Unfortunately Society 6 don’t have long sleeve tees [except hoodies] but if you have a look here [] you’ll see a few [many sizes!]. Let me know what you think!

  8. Madhu says:

    Adore the colours Marina. Vibrant and powerful.The red pouring out of the mouth is a bit disturbing though, evocative of a scream!! 🙂

  9. I love the power and emotion expressed, Marina, and the vibrant colors are gorgeous! Hugs!

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Very expressive, & up close such beautiful colour.

  11. frizztext says:

    I like the yellow face, and out of her (his?) mouth came fiery soul music!

  12. Cool combination of colors

  13. violetski says:

    Love it , Marina! Love the yellow color that make this painting so magnificent and special ❤

  14. The Hook says:

    As always, unforgettable.

  15. rumpydog says:

    A very emotional work there!

  16. Expression comes in many forms, and this to me expresses ‘release’…The letting go of, 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week Marina,.. 🙂
    Sue xox

  17. magnificent ! quite an analysis of textures and themes!

  18. Lovely and striking. At first I did not see the face, but something else. But is that not the beauty of art, to see what we want to see? BTW, I saw a fanciful bird with a bright red tail.

  19. Wow! Such power rendered with pure elegance!

  20. Nawfal says:

    This is a wonderful expression in painting, Marina! I like very much! 🙂

  21. adinparadise says:

    Absolutely fabulous, Marina.

  22. fgassette says:

    Different from your usual work. I see in this work a release of something that has been surpressed and coming out in a burst of energy. Well done!


  23. Mary says:

    Exciting, vibrant colors and textures galore! Wonderful piece –

  24. Deb says:

    I love it!…Love the yellows, and the cracks in it!
    Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  25. sriramjanak says:

    This is different from your earlier works .beautiful as always..Marina 🙂

  26. I Am Jasmine Kyle says:

    I like the texture the cracking brings. It brakes up the color and draws the eye in. Lovely.

  27. Brave MArina – I wonder why gouache cracked?

  28. Beautiful! I see the face 🙂 Bright colors – great!

  29. viveka says:

    This is different to what I have seen from you before – but I like it .. it’s very bold and powerful, full of emotions. Very powerful … mad and angry. Excellent. The color are just fantastic .. yellow and red in combination is the colors even more stronger. In Sweden Yellow stands for danger.

  30. Love the close-up details / textures, Marina

  31. Cynthia says:

    A powerful, thought-provoking piece. The eyes pull in the viewer.

  32. doronart says:

    Love this powerful yellow love the brain behind those colours mix.

  33. Cat Forsley says:

    Something about that Yellow Marina 😉 ……..
    so glorious – what YELLOW is it 🙂 xx ???? xxxx
    🙂 beauty beauty beauty xx C

  34. Dilip says:

    A real riot of colors! Spectacular.
    Many thanks Marina you are so talented 🙂

  35. willowdot21 says:

    Stunningly simple but so striking!

  36. aFrankAngle says:

    Another one from the darker days from the past? One with bad breath? 😉 On the serious side, the eyes are the emotional key on this one.

  37. deCamville Design says:

    This is very emotional, Marina, and the composition is really fabulous – strong angry crying lines – great piece! Have a wonderful day! ~xxxxx

  38. Anonymous says:

    There is so much pace in this piece Marina – love it

  39. andrea says:

    Simply great colorful colours

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