In case you haven’t noticed, I have had a recurring theme in my artwork lately. The peace sign, most well known from the peace and love era in the 60s has been making its way into quite a few of my paintings. Why?
Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
I think my subconscious is getting fed up with the way we are treating the earth, with the ongoing terrorist “war” which has been going on since before my son was born, with the hateful way a lot of people treat each other in social media and everyday life. We need more love and peace… it’s that simple.
Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.
We need to love our planet and care for her, as well as each other. Maybe I’m hoping that by hanging a reminder in their home with my art, a person will remember that each day and be a little more cognizant of their actions, slowly helping to make the world a better place.
What themes are making it into your art?
Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
And yet again, I neglect my blog. But it’s for the greater good! I’ve been painting. Still trying to ferret out my style but I think I’m on the right track.
I’ve been loving my sketches but not so much once they make it to canvas or paper and I paint.
Some came out better than others.
Then I tried to loosen up… and LOVED the results. Here’s Peace and Dove II – 8×10 acrylic on canvas. More in this style to follow.