Wednesday, June 30, 2010


is it just me or do other folks see their names in words? auto-mati-c is another that comes to mind!


to me, today's painting feels like it's about transformation. i've been doing a lot of research on elephants lately for a kid's book i'm trying to write. elephants are symbols for all sorts of luck and especially white elephants. elephants grieve and remember their bones, are matriarchal and they paint! how amazing is that?

butterflies are also symbols of transformation and i find it funny that i truly struggled recently painting butterflies... then it dawned on me that i was having my own painting transformation through out it.

so interpret the painting as you will... it's 8x8 on canvas with a 1 1/2 inch side. it's painted with acrylic, ink and silver leaf and available HERE!

mati rose

ps- i'm glad so many of you related to my previous painting of the day. i felt a bit sheepish about listing it because i thought it might be too revealing of my grumpy morning character!


Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I had the same experience with birds. I have so much trouble painting them. I wasn't as zen and understanding about it as you are here. In fact I think there were tears.

The Creative Beast said...

this is a wonderful painting Mati!

i have looked into the mythology of elephants too, especially GANESHA!! he is my favorite elephant of all time because he is the "Remover of Obstacles" among other things - maybe that is how you got through learning to paint butterflies =-)

mati rose said...

I am hooked on birds too! I've absolutely had tears while painting!!

Ohh I'll have to look at Ganesha! I love your comments Creative Beast!

Thank you!

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shanalee said...

so lovely mati!

Michele Fauss said...

Love this painting, that little elephant is so cute! Can't wait to see today's painting. :)