character #6

Character No6

character no6©marina kanavaki


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character 6 det1 ©Marina Kanavaki
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character 6 det2 ©Marina Kanavaki
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character 6 det3 ©Marina Kanavaki


Character #6” 1999 © marina kanavaki

Technique: Oil on paper

Original Size: 60x75cm

from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”


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character no6 canvas print imagekind

[museum quality printing and framing]

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  1. just finished reading (but no-wear near “understanding”) S. Hawkings’ “Universe in a nutshell”. your painting reminded me of a/the “string” — from “string theory”. a one-dimensional though almost-infinity-in-reach ‘object’. hmmm ….

  2. Marina, this so classy and bold on the same time – stunning colors as always. I got my sleeve today and it’s so beautiful. I could see that it was mailed from Germany – they have the post mail system in the world, take ages to get anything from Germany. Love it, slightly too big for my netbook, but I know it will feel very good in the sleeve.

    • Oh, that’s brilliant! I’m so happy you like it. I’m sure it will do its best to keep your notebook happy and safe! 😉 As for Germany – I thought we were the only ones but apparently you are right – they do own the post system worldwide! Thank you for your kind words on my painting. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

  3. First of all, I wonder how I missed this one … and now I’m wondering about what else I’ve missed! Love it … there’s something that captures me in this one, but I can’t pinpoint it.

  4. Love the blue .. and the yellow, well now, I am using my imagination here…As the yellow reminds me of some yellow yarn I have used recently in knitting.. it also sent my mind to what I have been painting today.. a mouse’s tail.. 😉 I love the detail on the close ups.. 🙂
    Have a Wonderful rest of the week Marina.. I always seem to be late in catching your posts… But I do get here eventually.. 🙂 Much love dear friend
    Love Sue xoxox

    • I saw your lovely mouse [both of them actually!] and loved it!!! I see what you mean about the tail! 😆 You are never late, my dear and thank you! Wishing you also a beautiful and very creative rest of the week, Sue! 🙂 Hugs xxxx

  5. Very Beautiful Abstract – Love it! Great work Marina! All the Best to You, from your friend, Nawfal – I PINTERESTED this one! 🙂

  6. This is quite a mysterious creation, Marina. It makes me think of a dark sea. But is the sinuous strand a source of light; or is it a serpent? V. intriguing.

    • Tish, what a lovely thought! It could be a portrait / face [the ‘sinuous strand’] swimming in a dark sea of thoughts… Thank you for your beautiful comment! 🙂

  7. I love the brush strokes and the lighting that comes through in the use of color, Marina. I scrolled up and down multiple times in the reader enjoying the different perspectives. This is really beautiful!

  8. Amazing! This face is for the wonderful animals, I think.
    I have been a Veggie since I was 17 and love animals, as you do.
    Beautiful art, beautiful blog!

    • What a lovely thing to say, Gilly! It does take practice and a rather full garbage bin but the ‘final’ one usually comes effortlessly, so much so that even I am surprised! 🙂 Thank you, my dear! xx

  9. Nice. Reminds me (though your style is totally different) of the snake jewels in many of Labisse’s paintings! Thank you.

    • Thank you, Brian! That’s very interesting! This is my ‘take’ of a portrait which after years of abstraction it has come down to a line: profile and front of a face, simultaneously. Glad you like it! 🙂

  10. Wonderful Marina, it’s the use of color that draws the eye, with the texture and form shapes that draw the viewer in. Love the composition.

    • This was such a thick layer of oil to get the texture I wanted, but it’s hard to capture it on a photograph [eventhough it was done by a pro photographer]. I am very glad you like it, Mary! 🙂

  11. I liked this very much. I have completed several pieces similarly. Where one large piece was divided into smaller pieces, which, curiously had an entirely different feel than the first piece. My post today is such a piece. I liked that you let us see the whole process.

    • Thank you, Noelle. I did see your work and it is beautiful. This is from my exhibition in 1999 titled: Characters as the paintings are ‘portraits’ of different characters – or at least, my version of a portrait. Glad you liked it! 🙂

  12. Came back to look again. 🙂 This is just a painting that I could stare at for a long time. Now the yellow looks like a river to me, and it is just so wonderful, Marina. Great work. 🙂

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