time diversion XV

Monday 20th, March 2017 Moon: Last Quarter • Visible: 52% ↓ • Age: 22 days Fifteenth clock*:   In Limbo – Sepia II   In Limbo – Sepia II Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media] Original size: 14x25cm from my watercolor, ink & acrylic series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki   and for … Continue reading

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time diversion XI

Thursday 16th, March 2017 Moon: Waning gibbous • Visible: 86% ↓ • Age: 18 days Eleventh clock*: Between the Lines Between the Lines Technique: Watercolour Original size: 13x13cm from Marina’s Dreamscapes 2012 © Marina Kanavaki and for this Thursday: Mortal: Mentor Low-Flying From their album: DECO Rough Trade 1997 Happy Thursday 16! * about this … Continue reading

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amethyst two aka february 2017

Happy Amethyst Two, everyone! more about February: here 12 Months – A Journey Entranced / Wall Calendar By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars 28 pages, published 9/29/2016 12 months: a journey of numbers and colors. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. Original artwork created by Marina Kanavaki. and a reminder:

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pearl six

June • 6 •  06:00 [yep, three sixes in a row!  😉 ] and on a New Moon, June is here! …………………………………………………………… • June colors: Light Blue, White & Cream • June Birthstone: Pearl also: Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal. • June Flowers: Rose • Word of the month: Good Health also: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, … Continue reading

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emerald five

Fifth hour of the Fifth day of the Fifth month: MAY! The name originates from the Greek goddess Maia [one of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes]. …………………………………………………………… • May colors: White-Yellow, Red & Green* *  [keep your eyes open for something green to follow…] • May Birthstone: Emerald also: Sapphire, Agate, Chrysoprase, Beryl • … Continue reading

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diamond four

Now that April Fool’s long gone, I may safely proceed with my interpretation of… April. Lame excuse huh? Well, better late then never, here is April! Fourth month of the year. Its name originates from the Latin ‘Aprilis’  [from the verb aperire, “to open” for spring, the season when flowers ‘open’. The Greek word Anixi … Continue reading

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amethyst two

14:39 UTC  [04:39EET] February 8, 2016 • New Moon Losar Tashi Delek, to those celebrating the New Year. So February is here and a New Moon too. With a rather indecisive weather [snowing one day, warm and sunny the next], the 29 day month [leap year], moves forward heralding Spring. • This month’s colors: Purple, … Continue reading

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turquoise twelve

Yet another blue month! I like the element of surprise in painting, hence I do the current months’ research on the month and not before. That way I take advantage of a ‘clear’ mind and improvise more freely. Even though this method can present minor issues (for example this is the second blue month, narrowing … Continue reading

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topaz eleven

November and what better date to post the eleventh month’s* painting, but the …eleventh! November the eleventh! Autumn turning gold and colder. November’s flower is Chrysanthemum [and Peony] and birthstone: Topaz [and citrine]. Yes, the color is yellow – gold. Chrysanthemum stands for joy, compassion, friendship, and love. [here’s to a joyful, loving and compassionate … Continue reading

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opal ten

After a long involuntary absence, I am on my journey back – metaphorically speaking. Mid October. Tenth month. 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 … Continue reading

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Haematite

Haematite / Hematite: According to Collins English Dictionary: “a red, grey, or black mineral, found as massive beds and in veins and igneous rocks. It is the chief source of iron. Composition: iron (ferric) oxide. Formula: Fe2O3. Crystal structure: hexagonal” The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood αἷμα haima because hematite … Continue reading

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something new…

Leggings! Indeed, that word came out of my computer and to emphasize, here’s a little wiki analysis: Leggings are a type of skin-tight garment that covers the legs and that may be worn by both men and women. Formerly, leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg. Modern leggings are typically made from a … Continue reading

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january new moon

January New Moon is here. Here’s to new beginnings!  🙂 original digital painting by Marina Kanavaki © 2015

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In Limbo – Sepia II

Completing ‘In Limbo – Sepia’ here is: Sepia II Again a combination of Watercolor, Indian ink and Acrylic.   A beautiful weekend to everyone.   In Limbo – Sepia II     detail 1 detail 2 detail 3   Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media] Original size: 14x25cm from my watercolor, ink & acrylic … Continue reading

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In Limbo – Sepia I

Back to the ‘In Limbo’ series: Sepia I* A very different approach. A combination of Watercolor, Indian ink and Acrylic [a lot of it!]! A beautiful weekend to everyone. *yes, there is a Sepia II! In Limbo – Sepia I   detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media] Original … Continue reading

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I SEE – Half a Century Of Greek Graphic Designers

Poster “I SEE – Half a Century Of Greek Graphic Designers” 2005 © marina kanavaki Exhibition organized by the Greek Graphic Designers Association [GDA] in 2005. The exhibition was held at Benaki Museum and at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.   50 designers in Greece, were chosen to create a poster on the theme: … Continue reading

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forest #4DA

Forest No4 detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Technique: Digital Painting From  “Trees & Forests” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki   SHOP Forest #4 ART PRINT @ Imagekind         [museum quality printing and framing]       SHOP Forest #4 ART PRINT @ Society6              Visit my shop for art prints, framed or on … Continue reading

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ode to a new moon

Sunday, November 3rd [2013] New Moon Solar Eclipse You can check exact time and visibility from your place here: Timeanddate.com Observers in the eastern coast of the United States, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be able to see a partial eclipse. The eclipse will reach its maximum over the … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time GONE tonight!

The time is nigh… DST is leaving us tonight and we finally get that precious hour back! One more clock from my painting “The Woods V” you can see the painting here: The Woods V     You can visit my shop for art prints, framed or on canvas at Imagekind • my art prints, … Continue reading

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reaching – triptych

“Reaching” triptych Technique: gouache on paper Size: 10x15cm   Reaching I Reaching II Reaching III © marina kanavaki   You can visit my shop for art prints, framed or on canvas at Imagekind or alternatively • my art prints, framed or on canvas or printed on iphone cases, laptop skins, cards, t-shirts & hoodies, tote … Continue reading

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Face on Yellow Crying Red

  detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5 detail 6 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 … Continue reading

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at the beach with style!

Off to the beach? Enjoy it in style!  🙂 Click on images for more details or visit my art shop here             

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The Woods III in midsummer

Almost midsummer. I just saw these trees and they seemed -however distant- like a cool and quiet refuge… …like the soft pleasant breeze visiting us today! Happy weekend everyone! The Woods III Framed Art Print society6.com The Woods III Throw Pillow society6.com the woods III marina kanavaki marinakanavaki.com The Woods III Wooden Wall Clock cafepress.com … Continue reading

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war 1990* revisited

Illustration “War 1990*” © marina kanavaki Technique: Acrylic on paper Original size: 100x310cm [photographing it was a challenge – a big thank you to my tutors for their ingenuity and …juggling skills!] Illustration “War 1990*” © Marina Kanavaki detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5 detail 6 the text: In one of … Continue reading

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character #15

detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Character #15 Technique: Ink and pastel on paper Original size: 12x21cm Character #15 © from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”     SHOP Character #15 ART PRINT HERE                                   [museum quality printing and framing]

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add character [#20] to your day!

             Black t shirt cafepress.com V neck tee cafepress.com Character #20 Journal cafepress.com Character #20 [2] Journal cafepress.com Character #20 [black] Mug cafepress.com Character #20 Mug cafepress.com Character #20 [black] Mug cafepress.com Character #20 marina kanavaki marinakanavaki.com   SHOP Character #20 ART PRINT HERE [museum quality printing and framing]

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character #17

detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Character #17 Technique: Ink on paper Original size: 12x21cm Character #17 © from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”     SHOP Character #17 ART PRINT HERE                                                     [museum quality printing and framing]

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as above so below #13 multiples

As Above So Below #13, done! magnified and cropped onto various everyday items. As always, all done for a smile! As Above So Below #13 Home                       Work     Clothing & Accessories                 Pet Happy!              … Continue reading

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as above so below #13

detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 As Above So Below #13 Technique: Watercolor Original size: 29x20cm As Above So Below #13 from Marina Kanavaki watercolor series “As Above So Below” © 2013     SHOP As Above So Below #13 ART PRINT HERE                                             [museum quality printing and framing]

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character #12 multiples

“Character #12” ready!!! For my Characters, I usually avoid applying them on home decor as it doesn’t seem “appropriate”. However this one looked good [to me of course] in a very twisted way on a few home items! It also surprised me -nicely- on all those colorful tees! So here it is: “Character #12” printed … Continue reading

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character #12

detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Character #12 Technique: Acrylic on paper Original size: 72x63cm Character #12 ©  from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”   SHOP Character #12 ART PRINT HERE                                                                                  [museum quality printing and framing]

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the woods V multiples

The weekend is near and the dissection, magnification etc of my watercolor is done! So here is “The Woods V” printed on various items! Marina’s Art Shop for home                      for the office     clothing & accessories           for the pet   Visit Marina’s Art Shop … Continue reading

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the woods V

The Woods V Technique: Watercolour Original size: 28x21cm detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 The Woods V – 2013 from her watercolor series: Trees & Forests © Marina Kanavaki     SHOP The Woods V ART PRINT HERE                                   … Continue reading

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the woods IV multiples

The time of the week when I multiply, dissect, magnify… [!] The Woods IV printed on various items!   Marina’s Art Shop home                kitchen              office       clothing & accessories       for the pet Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more … Continue reading

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the woods IV

The Woods IV Technique: Watercolour Original size: 28x21cm   detail 1 detail 2 detail 3   The Woods IV – 2013 from her watercolor series: Trees & Forests © Marina Kanavaki     SHOP The Woods IV ART PRINT HERE                              [museum quality printing and framing]

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the woods III

The Woods III Technique: watercolour Original Size: 29×19,5cm detail 1 detail 2 from Marina Kanavaki series “Trees & Forests” © 2012      SHOP The Woods III ART PRINT HERE                                                   … Continue reading

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all art aspires…

All Art Aspires Towards the Condition of Music quote by Walter Pater “An essay on ‘The School of Giorgione’ (Fortnightly Review, 1877), added to the third edition (1888), contains Pater’s much-quoted maxim “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music” (i.e. the arts seek to unify subject matter and form, and music is the … Continue reading

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character #3

Character #3 Technique: Acrylic on paper Original size: 9x14cm from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”      SHOP Character #3 ART PRINT HERE                                                                                  [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Characters on items.

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character #20

“Character #20” – 1999 © marina kanavaki Technique: Acrylic & Ink on paper Original size: 9x14cm from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”      SHOP Character #20 ART PRINT HERE                                                                       [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Characters on items.

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character #19

Character #19 Technique: Ink & Gouache on paper Original size: 13x23cm from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”     SHOP Character #19 ART PRINT HERE                                                                             [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Characters on items.

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forest #3 DA

Forest #3 DA Technique: Digital Painting from Marina Kanavaki series “Trees & Forests” © 2012     SHOP Forest #3 DA ART PRINT HERE                                                           [museum quality … Continue reading

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forest #1 DA

Forest #1 Technique: Digital Painting from Marina Kanavaki series “Trees & Forests” © 2012     SHOP Forest #1 DA  ART PRINT HERE                                                             [museum quality … Continue reading

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character #21

Character #21 Technique: Oil on paper Original size: 23×33,5cm [50×60 framed] from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”     SHOP Character #21 ART PRINT HERE                                         [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Characters on items.

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character #10

Character #10 Technique: Ink & Gouache on paper Original size: 13x23cm from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”     SHOP Character #1o ART PRINT HERE                                      [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop   Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Characters on items.

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the woods II

The Woods II Technique: Watercolour Original size: 13×13 series titled: The Woods – 2012 © Marina Kanavaki     SHOP The Woods II ART PRINT HERE                                                                                  [museum quality printing and framing]   Marina’s Art Shop   Visit Marina’s Art Shop for more Trees & Forests on items.  

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