Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Unbound" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock


'Unbound'
Oil on Linen
16" x 20"
by Paula Peacock

I don’t know what happened to make life bearable again. But, I started noticing a difference after completing this painting. The sky is a bit brighter as the sun rises, symbolic of a new day, with the heavy weight of darkness being pushed aside. A beautiful blue butterfly releases the restraints of grief and anger, allowing me the ability to breathe again and to look forward to what the day may bring. 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"The Key to Me" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock

'The Key to Me'
Oil on Linen
16" x 20"
by Paula Peacock

The inner pear shows an attempt to discard the outer dark cloak of constant depression (the outer layer). It doubles as a hardened armor and a disguise to fool, not only myself, but others as well.  The inner pear tries to emerge completely out, to be what she once was, but continues holding on to her protective tough skin not quite ready to bravely step out and be happy without feeling guilt.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock

'Looking for Zen'
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
by Paula Peacock

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What is it about bubbles? They are amazing. They grab our attention & make us smile. And if you look closely, they are beautifully colorful as the oily soap swirls around their surface, reflecting the color spectrum and their environment back to the observer. Though each bubble is made from the same substance, each are different in their own way. A bubbles’ time spent awing us is brief. 
We, like bubbles, are amazing, colorful, reflecting the culture we are raised in. We are the same, we are different. We are here for only a moment. 
Bubbles are indicative of the brevity of life. The thorns represent our environment & what is todays’ society, & reflect the tricky journey of stops & starts, of ups & downs, of left turns & right turns during our very short lives. The ribbons are window dressing, eye candy, a disguise luring us into making that wrong turn in the journey. Most of us are successful in that trip, but some of us get tangled up, bursting before their time. In memory of Christopher Peacock

Saturday, December 24, 2016

'Looking for Me' ~ Contemporary Still Life by Paula Peacock


'Looking for Me'

30" x 24"
Oil on Canvas


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

'LOOKING FOR HAPPY' Contemporary Realism ~ Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock ~


'Looking for Happy'

30" x  24"
Oil on Canvas
by Paula Peacock


I lost my son in 2014 to a sensless act of violence. A year ago I began a series of paintings I call Altered Soul. These paintings are a part of my healing. 'Looking for Happy' is one of nine in the series.


The Buddhas depicted are known as the Happy Buddha. In this painting they remain somewhat hidden, in the shadows or behind objects. This is representative of a search for happiness but not quite finding it. One feels it’s just around the corner but never fully in view.
The string is our connection to the different aspects in our lives that define our happiness. Life is representative by the twig of small flowers, not in life sustaining water, but in cold marbles. The twig has been cut from its’ Mother tree.
The two hanging pendants, one the Endless Knot representing a connection and link with our fates and karmic destiny and second, the Golden Fishes symbolize happiness. The Asian vase, for the most part, is random Chinese characters. But, at the bottom of the center line are characters representing ‘Mother’ and ‘Warrior’. The left vertical line actually says ‘Christopher’ in English followed by the symbol meaning ‘Son’.
The singing bowl at the top is purposely left vague indicating a silent song or nothing to sing about and the tea pot is representational of a hope for emotional healing herbs.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

"THE NARCISSISTS' MIRROR" Oil Paintings by Paula Peacock


The Narcissists' Mirror

28" x  34"
Oil on Canvas
by Paula Peacock

A wilted and almost dried up daffodil (scientific name narcissus) gazes into a tri-folding mirror and sees only himself as beautiful and all else (the purple tulip) surrounding him as not as perfect, beautiful or as delightful as he sees himself to be. When in reality, it is he who is ugly on the inside and outside because of his conceit. The dragonfly represents self delusion and the bubbles allude to the brevity of life.


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Saturday, September 3, 2016