Wisdom Dreams

"Wisdom Dreams" by Todd Powelson

“Wisdom Dreams” by Todd Powelson

My new artwork (above), called “Wisdom Dreams”, is the third and final piece showing the slow decent of Sophia‘s great spirit down into Her earth body. I’m very happy with this new artwork, and you can see my other two accompanying pieces by clicking “Wisdom Descends” and “Wisdom Rests”.

Wisdom shares one deep breath,
And dreams
Of green.

This artwork is part of my larger series, called “Songs from the Earth“, and you can see what I’ve completed so far in that series by visiting toddpowelson.com. You can also purchase “Wisdom Dreams” as a limited canvas print by visiting my website’s store.

Life Drawing

“Life Drawing” by Todd Powelson

It’s easy for me to focus on drawing what is in my imagination, and forget to draw from life. It’s always a good and important exercise to draw the human figure, and draw what you see. I’ve got to remember to take the time and do it…

Yesterday I did take the time, and here is my drawing. Thanks Jeffrey Hale for hosting and putting this together.

Wisdom Rests

"Wisdom Rests" by Todd Powelson

“Wisdom Rests” by Todd Powelson

I finished this new artwork, called “Wisdom Rests” (above), a couple of weeks ago but held off on sharing earlier because I wanted to look a little more, and be sure it was done… and, yep, it is done! I worked on Wisdom Rests every day for a couple of months, and it took a lot of time to complete, but I am so happy to see the new piece.

This artwork is a companion to another recent work, called “Wisdom Descends“, and both are part of my larger series, “Songs from the Earth“. Below is a little ditty I wrote to go with my newest artwork here:

Through the great Dark and shattered Light, She steps.
Onward, toward Her Sun.
His red roar becomes a background hum.
His orange glow warms Her body.
And She rests.

In my new artwork you see the sun as a lion, and the earth as a woman. I am interested in mythology, and humanity has always placed characters from our various mythologies up into the stars and onto the planetary bodies. I want that tradition to continue in my work, and use historic symbols to represent objects in space. By associating the sun, planets and stars with a human and animal form, they suddenly become much more relatable.

This artwork is available for purchase as a limited canvas print through toddpowelson.com.

Pavel Tchelitchew

"Anatomical Painting" by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1946

“Anatomical Painting” by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1946

 

Today I’m going to post a number of paintings by Russian born painter, Pavel Tchelitchew. So awesome, I’d like to post every picture of his that I can find. But, maybe I’ll just add additional posts dedicated to his work later instead.

Love ’em!

"Head of Gold" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Head of Gold” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Green Lion" by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1942

“Green Lion” by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1942

 

"Interior Landscape" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Interior Landscape” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Golden Leaf" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Golden Leaf” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Childhood of Orson" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Childhood of Orson” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Untitled" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Untitled” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Costume" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Costume” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Cave of Sleep" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“Cave of Sleep” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"The Muscle System" by Pavel Tchelitchew

“The Muscle System” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew

By Pavel Tchelitchew

Deer Eating Yggdrasil

DeerEatingYggdrasil

I wanted to save this panel and portal from Urnes Stave Church. Something about the way Yggdrasil‘s tree branches wrap and grow, with the deer eating at it’s roots, seems very beautiful and is exactly what I want to see today.

Max Ernst’s World of Moss, Fern and Forest

"The Last Forest", by Max Ernst, 1969

“The Last Forest”, by Max Ernst, 1969

Max Ernst is definitely one of my favorite painters, and I especially love his invention and work with grattage. Check these out!

This is the way the things will look when moss, fern and forest cover the human world.

"The Numerous Family", by Max Ernst, 1926

“The Numerous Family”, by Max Ernst, 1926

 

"The Horde", by Max Ernst, 1927

“The Horde”, by Max Ernst, 1927

 

"The Horde", by Max Ernst, 1927

“The Horde”, by Max Ernst, 1927

 

"The Horde", by Max Ernst, 1927

“The Horde”, by Max Ernst, 1927

 

"Swampangel", by Max Ernst, 1940

“Swampangel”, by Max Ernst, 1940

 

"Marlene (Mother and son)" by Max Ernst, 1940

“Marlene (Mother and son)” by Max Ernst, 1940

 

"Epiphany" by Max Ernst, 1940

“Epiphany” by Max Ernst, 1940

 

"The Stolen Mirror" by Max Ernst, 1941

“The Stolen Mirror” by Max Ernst, 1941

Owl

"Barn Owl" by Todd Powelson

“Barn Owl” by Todd Powelson

I was asked if I’d come up with some new artwork for HawkWatch International, a raptor and environmental conservation group. I love HawkWatch and the work they do, so I said “Sure!”

Here is my new owl artwork. It’ll be screen-printed on t-shirts and other apparel, and should be available soon through HawkWatch International‘s website. I’ll post an update once it is, but in the mean time, I hope your eyes enjoy!

www.hawkwatch.org