There is nothing quite like multimedia art to get the creative juices flowing.
I don't think captions are necessary. I will let nature speak for itself! How curious can I possibly beTo envision a day upon a leaf.A Tom Thumb I would need to be!To hop and skip upon a frond -Yes! It is beyond belief! ~C.StreetExcerpt from, ‘Once Upon a Leaf.’ ©️ Copyright Caroline Street ArtPoetry Photography... Continue Reading →
I questioned my purpose for years and thank God, I have discovered the answer to this through prayer and study of the Word.
I spent hours searching for a reasonably priced, simply structured art gallery on the internet to sell my art; one of those uncomplicated galleries! And I found it! It is called Yessy Art Gallery.
Recently I took a trip to Barberton, which is about an hours drive. There is a restaurant there in an old house dating back to the gold rush days of the 1880s. After lunch, I took a trip into the Makhonjwa Mountains, which is a series of beautiful green hills. The views from a high... Continue Reading →
because this task is almost finished! I have one more place of spiritual abundance to complete.
The leopards I have seen in the Kruger Park are usually darting across the road, or having an afternoon siesta under the shade of a tree, but I have never seen a leopard practically asleep on its feet.
Every time I attempt digital art, it is like learning it from the beginning again. I might sound crazy, but this is one of the things I enjoy about the art.
Mount Hermon. The fifth poem, the ‘Dew of Mount Hermon’, and painting in the series, The Seven Places of Spiritual Abundance. The Dew of Mount Hermon(The Fifth Spiritual Place of Abundance)My spirit is drawn to the snow capped peaksOf the majestic, sacred, Mount Hermon, Where worshippers were captivated by its sacred heights,And peaceful views of... Continue Reading →
The sun has bowed out and the moon is poised, In the dead of night, there is scarcely any noise; Dark and misty, the clouds just an outline,
I have departed from the valley of the shadow of death, Resting in green pastures, my soul is restored;
The poem, The Web of Lies, was difficult to write as I did not want to bring the spider into disrepute, because it does have a purpose in the Circle of Life, nevertheless nothing describes lies, living a lie or living in a lie better than a spiders web, as explained in the poem.
The painting of the 'Cedars of Lebanon' illustrates the poem, 'The Glory of Lebanon'. This is the 3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance. THE GLORY OF LEBANON. (3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance.) I ascend to the heights of Lebanon, A retreat from the heat of the plains, Exploring the high places of Adonai Where His majesty... Continue Reading →
These creatures were created for freedom; to run wild! And only from a distance, to be admired.
Personally speaking, the serious side of art is oil painting, however, these days I often find myself experimenting with multimedia and I say experimenting because it is just that! I deliberately do not have a plan, because part of the joy of the art is picking up something that will make a mark and making it work!
Carmel in scripture is spoken of as complete, full, and perfect, and this in the spiritual sense can be applied in the search of Truth.
My new project is to paint the seven places of spiritual abundance, (this is the first), and to pen a verse about each painting as I feel God has spoken to me. I love that this has been revealed to me!
It's not insanity, all this mental activity - A flood of ideas - this is good! Another thought - maybe I could -
She stares beyond what she sees - Beyond the ceiling, the clouds, the sky. Seeking what it is she is trying to see, But the search to her eye is disallowed. What is it she seeks up high? She scans the moon and stars, Pursues the trail of the great Milky Way. Her mind flush... Continue Reading →
The supernatural vines of inspiration Are climbing everywhere. Their buds proclaim, “There is a change in the air!”
Still-life art is a glimpse into the personal living spaces of the artist. ~ Caroline Street
I was eager to try out my new coloured pens, and this drawing of SALSA the red-head was the result. As I was drawing Salsa, humorous thoughts came to mind which resulted in the limerick beneath.
Illustrious orchid, harbinger of spring, Your spectacular beauty sings! A tonic to my eyes, a spiritual lift Is your communication to me.
[This post contains 13 images] Have you ever wondered what the significance of a rose is? Mmm, Make sure you get the right message, or you could be in for a surprise or a shock!
Over the years I have collected garden paraphernalia but eventually the weather takes it toll on everything. Things get broken and colors fade. It is at this point these items usually get discarded. Well, I decided, not this time!
I seldom do lino printing, but I enjoy the process. The prints are exciting, because one never quite knows what results will be achieved.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
Long after the treats and presents have been utilised and forgotten, the cards remain.
I recently went on a road trip and took my trusted box of felt tip pens and a small drawing pad. Sunflowers and Stars was the result.
I work purely out of the need to create. I love all conventional mediums, but in the absence of these, honest digital drawing does me just fine!
I have drawn house cats: well fed, beautiful, pampered cats, however, this time I decided to draw an alley cat in a dingy alley. A large, ferocious, brave cat, the type that has to fight for survival.
The Steenbok is probably the cutest little buck you will see in the Kruger National Park.
The artists of this world are bold - Their sensitivities are untold; Criticism they stoically bear, But ultimately their visions sprout, They are the world's creative fount.
In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →
I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →
Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skynwit the fethurs and the taile aboughtthe body, And serue... Continue Reading →
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS Arrayed in their finest corolla, snow queens gape from the height of the chaotic shrub. A few, inquisitive, spruced-up debutantes peep through dense variegated leaves, surveying the garden’s display and wildlife: what’s buzzing around or crawling on the ground. Others twist and twirl in all directions, perhaps to satisfy... Continue Reading →
Creation Celebration. Oil. H510mm x W610mm I have painted the six days of creation, and in so doing I developed a love for jungle themes. I love the colours, plants and animals. Painting a jungle scene can be quite daunting for me, as I never know at what point in the canvas to start. I... Continue Reading →
THE SEED OF GOLD. The ground was mould and mirey soil, Choked by weed, briar and toil. But as the mystery of life unfolds, A being swathed in virtuous light Into the sludge, placed he a seed of gold. By-and-by, the seed was birthed With pains at first, Battling rebellious thorn and dirt. Miraculously... Continue Reading →
DAES EAGE. Daes eage quietly unfurls its rays at dawn. Peace and elation, it brings to all. Even in distress, it makes one smile, No wonder! Its fame is far and wide. Found in every jubilant colour, but blue. Symbolic of joy, not moods. It is spread far and wide across all terrains, From... Continue Reading →
1. One old canvas to which a new drawing is added. 2. Fresh oil paint. 3. The painting begins! I have a few old paintings that I never liked, so instead of throwing them in the trash, I am recycling them. Canvasses are expensive, so if one can recycle, why not? The original painting was... Continue Reading →
FEED THE BIRDS. Early morning risers, Some wet to the bone, Snatching sleep Huddling on cold stone. Not much rest after a night of rain, Shelter is scarce. Trees drenched, Big rain drops, Those that make the feathers flop! Ahhh! A ray of sunshine, Breaking through the cold, purple dawn. Those still wet... Continue Reading →
Using blue in a painting, other than where it is considered natural, generally promotes feelings of depression, sadness and mystery. One of my favourite artists who went through a ‘blue period’ was Picasso, from 1901 to 1906. All of his works during this time depict strong feelings of gloom and despair. The Absinthe Drinker (after... Continue Reading →
I am in awe of leaves. They are perfect for abstract photography. I'm usually thinking 'leaf planet' when I photograph them. Hence, the poem, 'Once Upon a Leaf'. ONCE UPON A LEAF. How curious can I possibly be? To envision a day upon a leaf. A Tom Thumb I would need to be! To... Continue Reading →
African wildlife has always featured in my life. I have a special place in my heart for rhinos, as do many South Africans, because they are such amazing animals, ad they are under threat of extinction. The main featured image, above, is of a rhino which I created in mosaic. Beneath is more art of... Continue Reading →