as above so below #15

As promised

[ or warned!: ],

the “As Above So Below” series continues.


[here is a link of the ones I’ve already posted: As Above So Below ]

Without further ado, here it is:


As Above So Below No15


As Above So Below #15l

detail 1

AsAboveSoBelowNo15 det1 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 2

AsAboveSoBelowNo15 det2 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 3

AsAboveSoBelowNo15 det3 ©Marina Kanavaki


Technique: Watercolour & Inks

Original size: 20x29cm

from my watercolor series “As Above So Below” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki


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As Above So Below No15 framed print    As-Above-So-Below-No_art-1


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85 Responses to “as above so below #15”
  1. I never tire of this series of yours Marina. They all, like this one, make my mind come alive when I look at them and excite my neurons at a fundamental level. It is good to see art which stirs me so.

  2. Madhu says:

    A gorgeous palette Marina. Happy Thursday! 🙂

  3. haikuandy says:

    I know you are working with reflections here, but have you ever considered how a tree’s root system mirrors, in a way, the branches above? That just as the branches extend to the sun and air, the roots deepen into the earth and moisture. Be well.

  4. violetski says:

    My dear Marina,
    I really looooove this painting!
    What a beautiful colors !

  5. Hello, Marina.

    I don’t think the world can wait another day without another of your creations. Publish or surely we shall perish!

  6. fariv66 says:

    _I love your creations

  7. As above, so below… Now wait a minute. Above, we have the pantheon on Mt. Olympus. Below, we have us poor struggling mortals. How can the two be synonymous??

    Wait, wait, I see it!! Marina Kanavaki is a mortal (well, technically, anyway), and yet her work clearly belongs to a higher realm, making Marina one of the true immortals in the world of painting!!!

    Yes! So it does follow that As Above, So Below!! And if Marina can do it, it gives the rest of us poor bumbling protoplasms hope!! (even tho we suspect she was a goddess to begin with)

    And that concludes my astute analysis of her latest work… : )

    • My dear dear Mark, my apologies for my late response.
      Now how is a ‘sane’ person expected to react to such an analysis?! Why, by going berserk of course!
      signed by a devoted fan.
      Thank you, my friend.

  8. Nandini says:

    Lovely and cool colors. 🙂

  9. Love the echo of shapes in this elegant piece, Marina. Harmoniously beautiful.

  10. Aquileana says:

    Lovely colors but what has blown me away here is the perspective!… great mirror effect!. Hugs, Aquileana 😀

  11. Jayanth says:

    awesome, looks amazing

  12. burgessart says:

    Hi Marina…….I must tell you how I admire your bold choice of subject here. Most people ignore what lies beneath the surface of things and you have done a wonderful artwork using the “as above so below” idea.. Well done!

  13. doronart says:

    Marina it is always great to come back and breathe your colours.. sorry I can’t be more often here to enjoy the beauty xxx

  14. I love your artwork! The colors are so effervescent and fun, and there’s something very serene about detail 2 that settles me in a relaxed mood. Really enjoyed your post today 🙂 – Lena

  15. Amy Reese says:

    Marvelous. You really take me to a beautiful place with this.

  16. Doris says:

    Beautiful like always, I had to re-tweet this 🙂
    I love this it goes well with the series
    I have to say I admired you, watercolors are not easy
    not for me


  17. I love your Society 6 site. You have some beautiful things that really represent your gorgeous colors and design. I think the “above and below” series is very special. I seem incapable of choosing favorites. Each is a real standout, Marina!

    • Awww, your words make me so happy! ‘As Above…’ is very special to me and has been ‘haunting’ me for some time now. I’m so glad you like it!!! 🙂 Happy weekend, my dear!! 🙂

  18. Bongo says:

    That looks very nice on a canvas.

  19. Make Something Mondays says:

    THis is beautiful! The colors are perfect together.

  20. Designer says:

    Marina, this is beautiful! So alive and bright! ~xxx

  21. Resa says:

    A beauty, soft and sweet with a strong heart! Perhaps it is a reflection of you!

  22. yarnspinnerr says:

    This time you have gone to the very roots of western esoteric thought. An excellent tribute to Hermes. Excellent.

  23. This is so sweet, and lovely. Have a great week, Marina!

  24. clinock says:

    Your colours and details are as gorgeous as ever Marina but I do feel a small sadness for this lonely tree, especially as it echoes the poignant season we are about to enter. This piece makes me think of the myth of Narcissus…

    • Thank you, my dear John. A sweet sadness though… Lonely is our nature and sometimes we choose to share. Ah, yes, the myth of Narcissus… This tree speaks with its alter ego, in this case harmonically, so maybe it won’t perish! 🙂

  25. Autumn red on trees and in the air, below the water reflects the moment. Thank you!

  26. dilipnaidu says:

    So beautiful dear Marina. Loved it – more please 🙂

  27. burgessart says:

    Beautiful Marina and love the detail photos

  28. Lois says:

    Stunning! Lovely!

  29. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Gorgeous range of colour Marina!

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  31. aFrankAngle says:

    Your choice of palate is one of my favorite color combinations … so of course I like it! 🙂 … Love the closeup as I see a face profile blowing the wind … planned or unplanned? … then I had to find it in the broad view.

  32. All of these are splendid !!

  33. This is really stunning art. Marina. Love the blend of colours. 😉

  34. Deb says:

    Love the tree and it’s reflection, Marina! xxx

  35. One of your best Marina – just stunning.

  36. Love this series Marina.. And I have two boxed sets of ink hardly used.. I checked and all as still as good as new… You have made me want to experiment using these two mediums… I had an idea as I gazed into our small fish pond the other day…. Now transferring ideas onto paper will be the experiment 🙂 xxx Great colours. Love and Hugs Sue

    • Oh, that’s great, Sue! My inks are 20yrs old and some even 30+ [my dad’s] and you know, they all work. Even if they are dry, with a few drops of water they are ready to use again! I wish you a lot of fun with them and hope to see something soon! Love and hugs to you too! 🙂 xxxx

  37. Mary says:

    Wonderful Marina – love the luscious close-ups seeing the color blends. Dream-like quality to this piece as I stare into the tree reflection – symbol of life.

  38. andy1076 says:

    I love the reflection I see here 🙂

  39. Jean-Jacques says:

    As usual I love your creative style and find your rendition of the tree and sky’s reflection on the water. You give it a feeling that offers a dreamlike picture of nature’s fall season. All three renditions are indeed beautiful! Jean-Jacques

  40. sriramjanak says:

    beautiful…as always Marina…:-)

  41. Tish Farrell says:

    I love the colour palette here, Marina. Soothingly beautiful.

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