Posted in Drawing, Sketches, Water Colour

It’s all in the eyes

It's all in the eyes Created: 3/11/2013 Artist: Selina Shapland
It’s all in the eyes
Created: 3/11/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

I have met the most amazing man.  He is awesome in ways I cannot gush enough about but one of the things that I love most about him is his deep love and connection with nature.  He has a particular love and affinity for the owl, as do I!

So, tonight as I was contemplating my feelings for this amazing person who has walked into my life, I took time to do a watercolour painting/sketch up of one of the birds he looks after.

Owls are one of my absolute favourite birds and I have been drawing and painting them throughout my arty career.  I love how they can convey so much interest and emotion through their eyes.

For me, it is all in the eyes – it says it all if you have the quietude to stop and truly receive their silent message.

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It’s all in the eyes
Created: 3/11/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

Above is an up close of the eyes.  I love animal eyes, especially owls… I might have mentioned that already though! 🙂

Posted in Abstract, Drawings, Water Colour

Watercolour coming into play

Watercolour and black ink drawing
Created: 1/10/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland
Transitions of life and love
Created: 19/10/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

The above two drawings were completed in the last couple of weeks.  They are an intuitive expression of where I have been emotionally in that time.

I have felt good about life and there has been more balance in my relationships.

The butterfly is extremely symbolic for me and means a great deal to me.  It symbolises opening up and becoming a new me, letting life and love into my world.  I am excited to see where these types of drawings will take me.