Define Beauty…Frida Fascination…


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Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

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I’ve always had a fascination with Frida Kahlo. She was not a classic beauty by any means, but there is a depth and intensity to her portraits that draw me in and ask many questions. Is there beauty within or am I just seeing the pleasure side of pain. Frida suffered lifelong health problems. Many of her health problems were the result of a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people and this isolation influenced her art, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” Maybe I am attracted to bitches or painters or painters who are bitches. 😉 Or maybe I see a bit of myself…

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Mariposa – A Spirit Returns


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This Artwork Symbolizes A Sugar Skull in Mexico being visited by a loved one in the spirit of a Monarch Butterfly on the “Day of the Dead” or El Dia De Los Muertos.

By the first of November the Monarch Butterfly’s arrive in Mexico just in time for the Corn Harvest and the “DAY OF THE DEAD”. According to tradition: The Monarch Butterfly’s are the souls of ancestors coming back to visit their loved ones.

This 4 piece artwork has texture and was started with an application of plaster on canvas, then painted with acrylic paint, gilded with gold powder and embellished with 3D paints to give it a detailed finish.

Each canvas measures 8 x 10″ and the total height is 16″ x 20″ Wide. If you wish to place a BID for this work of art, please click here – The auction has NO RESERVE and the starting…

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Longmont City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky


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City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky

An early morning view of Longmont Colorado City lights looking east before the sunrise with a bright view of Planet Venus in the sky. The sky’s brightest planet is very prominent in the eastern predawn and dawn sky throughout April.

Here are some facts about this planet.  Venus, is the second planet from the sun and is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The only planet named after a female.

A day on Venus lasts longer than a year: It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis. The planet’s orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days, compared to the Earth’s 365.

Venus is often called the Earth’s sister planet: Earth and Venus are very similar in size with only a 638 km difference in diameter, Venus having 81.5% of the Earth’s mass. Both also have a central core, a molten mantle and a…

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