Lucky Red #5, Red Robe / Black Dragon, acrylic on canvas, good luck symbols, 20 x 16, Kit Miracle
This is the fifth painting in my Lucky Red series. There are many symbols of power and good fortune in this set up. The still life arrangement is a little unusual but I’ve been wanting to work the red satin robe into a painting for quite some time. I love the way it glows. Red is the sign of strength and power.
An unusual composition, the red satin robe brings all the elements together in this Lucky Red still life.
I can’t recall where I acquired the black iron dragon but it usually guards my desk. Another symbol of strength and power, it can also represent danger. Hummm… The cluster of white/clear quartz crystals is a new acquisition from a neat rock shop that I visit sometimes. They’re all just so beautiful. This crystal is from the Arkansas quarry which apparently is in a vein of 170 miles long! Quartz is a very hard crystal and is supposed to amplify the powers of other crystals, especially healing. The mandarin oranges represent good fortune and the sun and are often given as gifts for the new year.
I can’t vouch for the veracity of the good fortune that any of these items will bring, but I love to create still lifes that are a little beyond just pretty pictures. This series of Lucky Red still lifes all feature good luck symbols and the color red at least somewhere in the painting.
This painting is a vertical view, the first such arrangement in the series. Painted in a contemporary impressionistic style, it brings peaceful contemplation to the viewer.
Lucky Red #5 detail 2, showing the various shades of orangey-red in the robe. Very difficult to capture on the computer monitor.
Lucky Red #5 detail showing the black iron dragon, quartz crystals and mandarin oranges
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Buddha and Pomegranates, still life, Lucky Red series, good luck symbols, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20, Kit Miracle,Vitarka Mudra
This is the fourth painting in my Lucky Red series.
Detail of Buddha and Pomegranates painting, acrylic on canvas, Vitarka Mudra
The sitting Buddha represents Vitarka Mudra or the teaching Buddha. The circle made in the right hand stands for never-ending flow of energy. The pomegranates stand for fertility, abundance and marriage.
Pomegranates, lucky red symbol, fruit, symbol of fertility, abundance, marriage
I like the slight smile on Buddha’s face along with the contrasting colors of the fruit and plant. Painted in an impressionistic style, this painting brings a quiet, reflective mood to any setting.
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Tagged acrylic, art, asian art, buddha, contemporary impressionist, good lucky symbols, kit miracle, long life, pomegranate, still life, wisdom