Candela by Karol Fern Sample

Candela

Oil on Canvas, 14" x 11" For sale.

She is a combination of different traditions of myth and deity... She came to me out of an organic process and introduced herself as a "Candela" or Eventide (High) Fairy.. I am happy to learn (and now I remember) that this posture is similar to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. High Fairies are like angels and goddesses both, are less mischievous than other fairies, and actually help as overseers of other fairies. Candelas are very fond of humans and are skilled in healing human bodies..they travel the globe mainly at night and bring comfort and peace to the humans whom they visit. There are often unexplained healings whenever a Candela has anonymously paid a visit to an ailing human.. I believe they also bestow good fortune on their human hosts as well..which would explain her Lakshmi-like pose. Her "wings" were another intuitive gesture that I later understood as the Eye of Horus, only abstracted to create a sort of windblown hairstyle that denotes psychic vision. This entire painting was a clairvoyant experience that filled me with immense peace and pleasure. :)) Also, her hairstyle is also all about light...as if she is lit up like a candle. Candelas tend to glow like fireflies as they travel..
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You have an interesting imagination Karol. Love this work... and the title.
over 2 years ago
thank you Jo!
over 2 years
Beautiful fantasy work Karol, love the colours and concept.
over 2 years
Thank you priscilla... :))
over 2 years
Your work is just beautiful, full of magical elements and fantasy. I love the clothes! Everything about the picture 'eggs' you to know more..wonderful stories x
over 2 years
ah, yes...the stories...there's a lot of story behind this one for sure...sometimes the stories aren't always immediately apparent, and years can pass before a painting will make "sense"... i love that mysterious quality about painting :))
over 2 years
ˆ love your paintings
over 2 years
thank you Romany!!
over 2 years
another lovely fantasy angel :]
over 2 years
Thank you Loretta!! xx
over 2 years
delightful...love the soft color integration and blending
over 2 years
Thank you Graeme :)) xx
over 2 years
gorgeous warm colours, love the golden leaves
over 2 years
Thank you Karren :)))
over 2 years
Very creative work, Karol! Great color and detail, very well done.
over 2 years
thank you Barbara!! :))
over 2 years
this is lovely and love the jade look
over 2 years
Thank you Susie... :)))
over 2 years
I love it because the painting emits peace and harmony.
over 2 years
This was my intent :)))) Thank you!
over 2 years
Great originality! I really like how you've formatted this wonderful figure and the surrounding shapes and color. I like the addition of writing in background.
over 2 years
Thank you Deborah...this one just came together in such a magical way...it seems like paintings have minds of their own at times :))
over 2 years
Love this work. The color harmony is very nice.
over 2 years
Thank you Sabrina :))
over 2 years
The use of archival curves in this painting is good and her posture remind me of the Hindu goddess of wealth 'Lakshmi' with entirely alien costumes to her. Use of little 'wings?' over her head is interesting. Is 'Candela' some mythological figure, kindly elaborate.
over 2 years
Hi Suresh..she is a combination of different traditions of myth and deity... She came to me out of an organic process and introduced herself as a "Candela" or Eventide (High) Fairy.. I am happy to learn (and now I remember) that this posture is similar to Lakshmi. High Fairies are like angels and goddesses both, are less mischievous than other fairies, and actually help as overseers of other fairies. Candelas are very fond of humans and are skilled in healing human bodies..they travel the globe mainly at night and bring comfort and peace to the humans whom they visit. There are often unexplained healings whenever a Candela has anonymously paid a visit to an ailing human.. I believe they also bestow good fortune on their human hosts as well..which would explain her Lakshmi-like pose. Her "wings" were another intuitive gesture that I later understood as the Eye of Horus, only abstracted to create a sort of windblown hairstyle that denotes psychic vision. This entire painting was a clairvoyant experience that filled me with immense peace and pleasure. :)))
over 2 years
Also, her hairstyle is also all about light...as if she is lit up like a candle. Candelas tend to glow like fireflies as they travel..
over 2 years
Splendid fantasy artwork! Well done!
over 2 years
Thank you Razvan!! :))
over 2 years
Great job, I like the smooth colours. Well done!
over 2 years
Thank you Naf! :))
over 2 years
very beautiful, interesting and original. love the colors too
over 2 years
Thank you Gayane :)))
over 2 years
very imaginative loveit from michelle
over 2 years
thank you michelle...cheers :)))
over 2 years
nice effect, its very nice
over 2 years
thank you graeme :))
over 2 years
So creative and magnificent! Love it Karol!
over 2 years
Thank you Nalini!! xx :))))
over 2 years
Beautiful and so very creative...nicely done, Karol!!! Kind regards, George
over 2 years
Thank you George!!...she was a joy to paint :))
over 2 years
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Artist Statement
for Karol Fern Sample
Karol Fern SampleAlthough I reside in Seattle, Washington, I live in a world completely inhabited by my own inner landscapes, archetypes, characters, and personal mythologies. My artwork brings this world out into the light and breathes life into the only place that I really fit in. As artists, you may agree that you don't necessarily need to explain images, you just need to feel them. It's great to be able to share my work here :)))
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