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.
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.