After a long involuntary absence,
I am on my journey back – metaphorically speaking.
The ‘official’ month of Autumn.
October’s flower is calendula and birthstone: opal [and tourmaline].
The name opal derives from the Greek Opallios, meaning “to see a change in color“. Although it is argued that the origin may be from the Sanskrit word úpala or adapted from the Roman term opalus, for aesthetic reasons, I’ll stick to the ‘opallio’!
A month of transition.
Nature on a fiery frenzy
moments before the cold white.
“There is a harmony
in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
So, before this beautiful month passes, here is …
As an exception this month’s color is only hinted in my painting as I wanted to focus more on the colors of Autumn.
Technique: Mixed media
from the series “journey of numbers” 2015 © Marina Kanavaki
Opal Ten is also designed on various products!
here’s a glimpse:
SHOP Opal Ten [FRAMED OR ON CANVAS] @ IMAGEKIND
SHOP Opal Ten ART PRINT [FRAMED OR ON CANVAS] @ SOCIETY6
[museum quality printing and framing]
Visit my shop for art prints, framed or on canvas or printed on iphone cases, laptop skins & sleeves, cards, mugs, travel mugs, t-shirts, tank tops, v-neck tees, biker tanks, onesies, hoodies, all-over tees & leggings, tote bags, wall clocks, shower curtains, rugs, pillows, wall tapestries and duvet covers at Society 6
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I leave you with this beautiful Ryōkan:
“The winds gives me
Enough fallen leaves
To make a fire“
PS: An apology in advance… it may take me some time going back to my regular visits! I will get there though 😉
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Beautifully written! The colors you used for October certainly embraced it well! You are always a gem, I just came across the poem I wrote for another of your creations…they are always inspiring so I am going to repost and share again tonight! Hugs and blessings my sister!
My dearest Wendell, your words are always heartwarming and kind. Thank you so much and what an honor it is, inspiring such a beautiful poem. Blessings and love to you, my dear dear friend! Keep shinning! 🙂
Sorry. I tried to type on the phone. I wanted to say how nice to see your work and colors and glad to see you back. And the way you’re going with the numbers. Now, what can you say about 11. A prime question.😉
Yes, yes, I’m on it already!!!! You know, you started this! 😉 Happy November, my friend! 🙂
I know. And I’m very proud of it. Happy November to you, my friend!
Wonderful colours and perfect for Autumn 🙂
Thank you, my dear friend! I was hoping for a little more Autumn but as it seems Winter is eager to visit! Happy November, Ken1 🙂
Absolutely awesome, dear Marina… Sending much love and best wishes. Aquileana ☀
Ah, thank you, my dear Aquileana!
Love and wishes your way too! 🙂 xx
Dearest Marina…Welcome back. You have been missed by us all as you can see. I hope you are well and returned renewed from whatever took you away from us. The Opal is a wonderful piece, a treasure indeed, as are you 🙂 Thanks for following me as I travelled; it was always a treat to see you were with me. Now I’m home and it’s time to get back to some studio time again. Hugs from far away but close in heart and mind…Andrew
Good to see you back, Andrew and great to see your beautiful work again. It’s been too long without it! 😉
Albeit not renewed I am gradually coming back to …normality.
Hugs back and wishes for a beautiful farewell to October and welcoming to November. 🙂
Yes, autumn…it’s about mood and colors…love it…
Mood and fiery colors indeed! Thank you, Robert! 🙂
Very beautiful Marina. Opal is a favorite gemstone of mine too. I did not know the history of the name either. Welcome back, you have such a lovely painting for us.
Welcome back to you too, my dear Donna and thank you so much for your kind words. Sending you my thoughts and wishes. 🙂
Cheers you are reappearing with the energy of fall. (Love this design – great tshirt)
Thank you, my friend. May that energy keep us warm for the coming winter. Good to see you!
Beautiful colors and design dear Marina. Time to wish you a wonderful November 🙂
Ah, thank you, my dear Dilip and yes, November Ante Portas, wishing you a wonderful month too! 🙂
Hearty welcome back, Marina. You may have been physically away, but your unseen spirit has been always around, in myriad colours of the seasons and warmth of its recreations in your artistic hands…best wishes.
What a beautiful thing to say, dear Raj. Your hearty welcome and words mean a lot. Thank you! 🙂 My warmest wishes to you.
It is so good to see you again Marina – welcome back. And what a strong entrance with this beautiful design – the warm colors of the Fall season and symmetric shapes add a quiet and purposeful energy to the piece. Yes, it’s good to have you back – you and your incredible art have been missed.
It’s good to see you too, my dear Mary! I nearly missed October but the Autumn colors are so hard to resist! 😉 Thank you, my dear friend for your kind words! Happy weekend. 🙂 xx
Welcome back, Marina, and these are warm and beautiful; I love the colors of autumn, but our weather is still warm like summer. So I’m eager for the new season. 🙂 Many hugs!
Happy to see you, my dear Lauren! Here’s to the autumn color transition …soon. Many many hugs to you and love 🙂 xxxxxx
La bellezze del tuo nuovo colore, l’arancio tramonto di mezzo ottobre, apre i cuori e la mente, in nome di una nuova rinascita.
Dopo il tuo ritorno, nulla sarà come prima. L’alba sarà sempre più profumata e i tramonti sempre più caldi.
Il giorno, tenero amico del sorriso, saluterà la notte con un bacio.
Voglio parlarti dei silenzi
e delle giornate tristi.
Ti parlerò dei sorrisi
e del nome Marina,
dolce nelle notti buie,
caro nel silenzio,
All’improvviso un suono,
no un leggero respiro;
no, un sorriso e una carezza…
L’alba ha chiamato,
il tuo nome, Marina,
oltre i miracoli della Luna
e la certezza di un sorriso.
Buona notte mia preziosa amica.
The beauty of your new color, orange sunset middle of October, opens hearts and minds in the name of a new renaissance.
After your return, nothing will be as before. Dawn will always be more fragrant and sunsets increasingly hot.
The next day, a friend of the tender smile, greet the night with a kiss.
I want to speak of silences
and sad days.
I will speak of smiles
and the name of Marina,
sweet dark nights,
dear in silence,
Suddenly a sound,
no slight breath;
no, a smile and a pat …
your name, Marina,
over the miracles of the Moon
and the certainty of a smile.
Good night my precious friend.
My dear dear Ninni – overwhelmed [once again] by the kindness and beauty of your words.
You have my most heartfelt gratitude, appreciation and of course …smile 🙂
Thank you, from my heart.
Ah – and thank you for the amazing Leonid Afremov painting. His colors are out of this world! 🙂
Leonid Afremov in a contemporary retelling
Impressionism is today among the most popular paintings in the world.
Its colors, the quick brush strokes, the revolutionary themes, broadcast and transmit still beauty, joy of life, energy and enthusiasm.
Enjoying spatulas, knives or, instead of brushes to shape oil paints (in a digitized era like ours …), Leonid Afremov manages to create landscapes evening under the heat of the street lamps, or deserted streets and wet with rain, reflections on the water, couples who set out along the road under the umbrella; with those bright colors, from red to yellow to blue canvas spread on a rainbow of colors, of light that burst in the dark.
So you have that effect of a spell of a poem, beauty, “joie de vivre”, the typical French taste combined with lyricism Chagall, suspended between the dreamlike and realistic.
A little ‘as your paintings dear Marina, sweet and lyrical expression of beauty and feeling.
How not to appreciate the warmth and the model forms in your latest work “Opal Ten”?
Even accomplishments related alllo beautiful picture, about passion and heat.
Love for everything surrounding the sacred space of man and everything around you.
You’re very good, and above all, very human.
Beauty and pride of the beautiful land of Greece, which gave birth to civilization, currently known.
The return of the gods on Olympus.
Oh my! Elegant and stunning!
Ah, thank you so much, Jake! 🙂
Glad to have you back!!
Thank you Jay! Glad to see you too! 🙂
Our lifes sometimes get very rough and the time elapses too quickly… for us is the same! Good, is already October… lovely having news from you (hope all is OK)… Kisses and hugs :-)claudine
They do, but that is life… we learn in the process. Already October, soon to be November! I hope you are well too! love and hugs and xxxxxxxxx 🙂
Beautiful as always Dear Marina…:-) welcome back !
Thank you, my dear Sriram. Happy to see you. 🙂
Beautiful work as always.
Thank you, my dear Matthew! 🙂
Beautiful! Interesting that you picked natures frenzy over the cooler tones of the opal! Hope the break was all that you expected Marina. Happy Monday! 🙂
Ah, thank you Madhu. If it means anything, I did start off with opal colors! 😉
This was a break I wish I wouldn’t have to take, but such is life.
A very happy…Tuesday to you! 🙂
Hope your break helped you gain a modicum of clarity and peace Marina. Take care 🙂
I wish it was that kind of a break but it wasn’t. Peace is yet to be found and modicum of clarity needs a lot of work still, but thank you, my dear friend. I am trying to restore things to a normal pace. You too take care! 🙂
Warm virtual hugs coming to help you on your way Marina 🙂
Thank you, my dear friend. Hugs to you too!!! xx
Splendid design to brighten any sad day.Jalal
Thank you so much, my dear Jalal. This means so much. 🙂
You are very welcome.Best regards,
🙂 Best regards to you too, dear Jalal.
Dear Marina,Opal 10 is gorgeous! I love it on the S6 products. S6 really does a great job. I’ve laundered my tights & they have come out perfect. Waiting for my “Poppies” travel mugs which should be here soon.
So great to see you around WP again. missed you!!! xoxoxoxoxo
Missed you too, Resa! I’m on a slow process coming back.
Oh, I’m so happy to hear that and can’t wait to hear your impressions on the travel mugs as well! Big big big kiss and hug!
Have a wonderful Tuesday! 🙂 xxxxxxxxx
Back in a blaze of colour! Good! RH
Awww… and good to see you!!! Happy Monday and new week RH! 🙂
Great to see you back, Marina! And what a lovely image to start with.
Hi Richard! Great to see you too and so happy you enjoyed my Autumn image! Happy new week. 🙂
Wonderful richly colored piece Marina. Wishing you a great autumn. Sending love and hugs your way~Eva
Love and hugs your way too, my dear Eva – and thank you so much for your beautiful words! Happy new week! 🙂 xx
Great to see you agin, Marina. Lovely combination of colours. 🙂
Sylvia, great to see you too! Glad you enjoyed this. Have a wonderful week my friend! 🙂 xxxx
Very striking, I like it best on the clock! Great to see you back Marina x:-)x
Thank you, my kind Gilly! Great to see you too! Happy new week and Monday […and Autumn!] 🙂 xxxx
Lovely to see you back Marina.. and Autumn is full of all of these wonderful shades within your painting dear Marina.. Opal is a wonderful Gem and so are you my friend..
Love and Hugs.. and enjoy a wonderful week… Love Sue xx ❤
Awwww…. you are the shining one, my dear Sue. I’m so happy to see you and happy you enjoy Autumn [and my colors!]! Have a wonderful week, my dear! lots of hugs back and xxxxxx 🙂
❤ Sending more your way xxx (Hugs)
Beautiful colours Marina. Good to have you back 🙂
Good to be back and great to see you, Dilip! Thank you, my friend. 🙂
Welcome back, Marina! I hope all is well with you. Beautiful rich autumn colours. Have a lovely Autumn , my friend! Groetjes xxxxxx
Good to see you, Francina! Thank you for your warm words and I also hope you have a beautiful Autumn! Groetjes xxxx +hugs
That is beautiful, Marina, and the art looks great on all your product. Glad to see you back! Enjoy autumn. ~xx
Hi, my dear friend. Very glad to see you too! Thank you so much! Happy autumn! 🙂 xxxx
Hi Marina, hope you and your’s are well 🙂
Laz, good to see you! Thank you, my friend. Peace to you _/\_
Welcome back. Beautiful!
Hi, David! Thank you! 🙂 Happy Monday!
wishing a successful October to you, glad that you are back!
And to you too, Frizz! Glad to be back and good to see you! 🙂
Hey Marina, welcome ‘back’ – beautiful colours as always!
Thank you, Rudolf! Good to see you! 🙂