Kingfisher Triptych

Like smoke slipping through your fingers, reality slips away and morphs. Subtly at first, a slowing of time or a sparkle in the air. Sounds become sweeter and elongated, the warmth of the air wraps around you like a soft blanket. You step away from a faint reality, and begin your inward journey. Body heavy and mind light, the clarity of a lucid mind spilling all of your hopes and dreams into your light. Float, and enjoy the journey.

“A Faint Reality”

“A Faint Reality”


My very poetic and extravagant take on falling sleep during the day.

 

I love naps. Sunny afternoons are my favorite, stretching out in a sunbeam like a lazy cat. Reality begins to dance and sway before your eyes, before fading out into a lovely light sleep.

 

“An Inward Journey”

“An Inward Journey”

These pieces had the pleasure of being exhibited at Radius Gallery for the month of December 2017, and are now home. They are a triptych within my "Calm Within Chaos" series, all of which are created by first pouring a fluid base of acrylics and then teasing out my subject with oil paint

“The Clarity of a Lucid Mind”

“The Clarity of a Lucid Mind”

I've always loved the concept of smoke, its shifting and transforming nature is so peaceful and intriguing to watch. A small curl coming from the red-hot tip of an incense stick seems to play lovingly with the subtle air currents. It has always reminded me of shifting realities, so I felt that it was perfectly suited to accompany these greyscale kingfishers.

These babies are all available for purchase.

“A Faint Reality”

“An Inward Journey”

“The Clarity of a Lucid Mind”

Thank you for listening to my tale, and I hope you go on to have a magical day,

- Danielle

 

TL:DR - this triptych is about finding that state between sleep and wakefulness, and about daydreaming, reality transforming and slipping away like smoke.


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Paint
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Danielle Trudeau creates paintings that walk the line between dreams and reality, infusing magic into every day life.

Wildlife often graces her canvases, brought to life with a spark of magic and oil paint.