Saturday, August 6, 2022

'Besotted' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe

 




'Besotted' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
8 in (H) x 8 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity





Monday, August 1, 2022

'Moonshine' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe

 


I wrote  this poem for this painting, while it dried. Before I became a painter, I wrote poetry. Occasionally I do write poems to accompany my paintings.


MOONSHINE
Cierra G. Rowe

I will fight it tooth and nail
and in the end it won't prevail.
Candles, sunshine, stars and lamps;
The darkness won't get through.

Not used to coping in this way,
Nowhere to run from this pain
but deep inside I hear a voice;
''The darkness won't get through.''

I'm writing this to try and show,
try to mend, try to grow,
It's so hard to let go.
The darkness won't get through.

Around me, your presence swirls;
Your smile and your soft curls,
Your spirit in the skies and moon,
The darkness won't get through.

I know you never went away.
I can see you on some days.
I can hear you too.
The darkness won't get through.

Your strength trickled down to me,
Through time and birth and agony.
I'm standing and I feel you.
The darkness won't get through.

I will fight this punch by kick.
I won't let the sadness stick.
''Lord have mercy'', it's so hard.
The darkness won't get through.

On sunny days, you're around.
On rainy days, you're around.
I know you're not gone.
The darkness won't get through.

We keep in touch in special ways,
from time to time on random days.
It's not enough but that's ok.
The darkness won't get through.

Take a beating and learn to fight.
learn to crawl then learn to thrive.
Laugh and cry and dry those eyes,
The Darkness won't get through.

I really miss you.



'Moonshine' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
8 in (H) x 8 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity



'Southern Hospitality' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe



The intense glow of a bright sunset looms behind thick bunchy trees; what's within them is anyone's guess but they welcome you no less. Beyond their view are houses scattered across short and long distances, fields spread like butter as far as the eye can see and creatures hiding in their abodes until the moon shows its face. I was born here and If the countryside teaches me anything it's that peace exists. You can't find it through a screen but you can feel it within your heart on evenings like this.

'Southern Hospitality' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
8 in (H) x 8 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity


Monday, July 18, 2022

'Queue of Irises' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe

 


Irises queue up for their close-ups by my Grandmother's house, dancing in a warm breeze. Their stems and leaves like fins, swimming softly in green foliage and spring grass. Tones of light cream and orange surround them with kindred energy, as their petals swirl away in the wind towards something better.

'Queue of Irises' is inspired by my Grandmother, who planted many things including Irises. I remember the ones by her house that bloomed this year. I think of those irises, among her large embedded rocks and I can't help but see her through them. The way that they gently sway in the wind, like how she swayed to her music. The softness of them, their light coloring putting you at ease, the same way she did.

'Queue of Irises' Original Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
8 in (H) x 8 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity

Saturday, June 11, 2022

'Ambient Sun' Original Deep Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe

 



Heavy roses stand under a penetrating sunset as their lazy petals coat the ground around them. 
'Ambient Sun' is a palette knife oil painting. It is stimulated by intense country sunsets and guided by the essence and energy of my surroundings. Because my paintings are intimate, I can't help but pepper secrets into each. This, in turn, allows others to interpret my artwork as they wish. I am quite moody and somewhat pensive. As a consequence of this, I have come to believe that every work of art shape shifts depending on when and how you interact with it. 'Ambient Sun' is symbolic of strength, grace and maturing. The pale roses embody life and deterioration. Dewy grass holds speckles of the sun, signifying grace. Lastly, colors mingle in a deep orange sky, indicating evening, as it births an energetic sun, conveying strength and maturing. This original painting can be found and purchased by visiting the link to my gallery below: 

'Ambient Sun' Original Deep Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
14 in (H) x 11 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity


'Lights in a Dark Place' Original Deep Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting - Cierra G. Rowe

 

Lights from different sources exhale in harmony beneath dark trees and the glare of a blood moon. I have often mentioned that painting has, for me, been akin to a lighthouse guiding me through the fog. This painting reflects that especially given that it took me several months to complete it. This was an instance of art imitating life. Things seem calmer at night, simpler and though in my neck of the woods we are without lighthouses, I still drew inspiration from moments of the surrounding area. On some roads there are no light sources, only windows that blink in the dark, among the trees, reminding you that human life exists beyond your reach. As a reminder this painting hearkens back to what I always try to tell myself; that lights exist in dark places and that good things take time. This original painting can be found and purchased by visiting the link to my gallery below:

'Lights In A Dark Place' Original Deep Textured Palette Knife Oil Painting by Cierra G. Rowe

Oil over triple primed stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind work of art — No prints
10 in (H) x 10 in (W) x 5/8 in (D)
Wired to hang
Created - 2022
Signed (front and back)
Arrives with signed Certificate of Authenticity

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