The Cosmic Lovers join in celestial embrace in the Heavens, interlocking flames like two Dragons in love while kissing in the sky; their wings becoming one in their moment of passion. The Heavens alight, we traverse the milky snows of Embolic, electric with the proximity of Uranus, the cosmic lovers opening our wings with hope into Aquarian skies.
From the Celestial Hearts series, the two images above are both digitally manipulated photographs of paintings and available to order. The Golden Wing painting is 40 by 96 inches and is a duet composed of two canvasses.
A new painting is flowing like music, as if pouring out of my hands and my heart. It is like a golden lake. A work in progress, soft coral clouds form a sky on the canvas, painted with layers of paint mixed in thin washes of time.Dull gold gleams as a base somewhere beneath the reds and creams. Placed there about ten years ago, like time trapped on canvas and preserved, glazes hold floating fragments of gold. Small fires and soft explosions are caught there forever like old loves that continue to smoulder; their beauty never dies, gold in our hearts. Venus is now fully in Chiron’s embrace. I feel them mingled together… the wise teacher and healer and the Goddess of beauty are meeting in the last sign of Pisces, the fully opened heart, yet they are restricted in their expression and flow by a square from Saturn. Love and compassion merge in their embrace like a joyous lake inviting us to swim in its magical waters healing our collective heart through gentleness. The square to Saturn in Sagittarius enables us now with the concerted effort to speak out, for our beliefs and collective truth – to have heart, the message of Venus in embrace with Chiron and in the realm of Neptune – the message of love.
Clouds of bright gold leaf are forming in the foreground. I see the changes coming in this beautiful inner sky that is unfolding before me and can manipulate them into what I wish to create – into a future reflection, my own inner sky. The canvas has been waiting for its completion patiently for years.Now marked by layers of time, a patina is giving its own gift of depth into the background that makes the foreground sing.
There is a certain degree of possession in painting… I must admit it. It cannot be denied, and is true of most art. The artist can become possessed; obsessed completely by his Muse. Once experienced, the artist seeks the same communion, hungering for the presence of the Muse, wanting to be once again hers, taken over, like an instrument. Once kissed fully on the lips by the Muse when she comes to him or her, the artist, singer or dancer is never the same. A divine elixir has been tasted. The desire for that sweet essence can become so keen and so subtly invasive that it takes over the human heart with a deep love and yearning. Perhaps this is the secret truth behind the passion of the artist…
the seduction of his Muse.
Phoenixes and Angels; both rise up to Heaven… A bronze cast from a wax original, standing four feet tall, my sculpture, “Golden Shakti”is photographed here against a painted detail of an abstracted wing. Rising up from the flames into a golden sky, reborn and crowned with gold, the Goddess is rising like a Phoenix. Rising up from the ashes of our own self immolation, we feel the planets collectively as Uranus in Aries, wild and willful, opposes Saturn in steady Capricorn. We feel the desire for freedom and for truth as the Feminine arises empowered refusing to be restricted and restrained. Venus, the Goddess of love and Chiron the Healer are meeting in the sign of Pisces in their yearly embrace. A wave of compassion, a rising up of the Feminine is spreading, healing pain with solace and releasing love to the world from the collective feminine heart. Angels will be rising like Phoenixes in their flames – the Year of the Fire Cock is coming, giving us the rare opportunity to rise up like a Phoenix and fly.
The Moon and Jupiter are kissing in the sky in Libra, ruled by Venus the Goddess of Love. Uranus the Electric Planet opposes the two so we can expect some wild and crazy love, with Mars in Pisces. Water needs to flow, and this is powerful watery emotion – use it wisely. There is a Grand Cross in the heavens. Become fluid, embrace the flow. Make art, dance and sing. Singing lets the love flow and you can share it, so the world becomes a better place… Keep the faith, sing your heart’s song, and share the love…
The Cosmic Heart with Doves….new work, recently completed, below.
Dragons and doves fly in a fiery golden sky, mirrored in their perfection and surrounded by flames, hearts and stars. The dragons seem to kiss, poised in midair.This isolated detail from a larger painting draws me into its perfect balance. The symmetry holds me quietly and makes me want to paint larger and more detailed canvasses, creating golden worlds with skies where dragons fly in peace with doves.
Painting again, and completing a large abstract duet – a pair. The canvasses are perfect either way, alone or together, but together they can be hung together in various combinations, and together – they have more power…
“Golden Wing “… 36 by 48 inches , mixed media and oils on canvas.
“Breaking through Golden Clouds”… mixed media on canvas, 36 by 48 inches
The two canvasses in progress are 3 by 8 feet side by side, and six by four when hung vertically. The paintings just flow into each other, any way you put them. They are like a couple who who get along very well, each bringing out the best in the other until the shared energy is ecstatic from their flow, yet each is beautiful alone.
Mars in Sagittarius, trine Sun and Mercury in Aries, all so combustible. We are feeling the aftermath of the eclipse… and must hold on to our vision of love and expanded heart as we transition from our sojourn in the mystical seas of Pisces into a brave new world…
Large and bold … full of passion , yet soft , and full of light … my new paintings reflect the powerful conjunction in Leo of the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter … This large new painting – large scale abstract – full of movement and a sense of peaceful flowing expansion… perfect for a dramatic large space and modern design, to decorate a lobby, large modern loft or home…
Cosmologies are evolving… a new quartet… Sun, Jupiter , Mercury glow together with passion – in Leo the Lion … the painting reflects the energy … started at the Leo New Moon … and completed with the Aquarius Full moon… A quartet of canvasses-their combined size – 6 by 8 feet. A feeling of dreams and passion with a deep intensity that smoulders beneath the surface … Mars in Scorpio … mixed media, acrylics and oils .. May be ordered in varied sizes,wonderful as a large print. My images can now be ordered as large as 20 feet wide … or simply as large as the originals !
Please contact me for further information or inquiries regarding commissioned works or reproductions.
My new website …. with an overview of recent work , and sculptures and bronzes …http://natashavonarts.com