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New Painting * Love in a time of Ebola – Acrylic on Canvas

Hello!!! Long time! I hope everyone is well?
Things have been a bit quiet here but lots has been happening behind the scenes most of which have been documented on my instagram here
https://www.instagram.com/joanneseale

But I will try to start a new weekly news roundup for my blog and website. Watch this space!!

So this new painting sort of evolved from an abstract art exercise that developed into a painting about current affairs.
It is called ‘Love in a time of Ebola’ and features acrylic on canvas.. Yes I am now working regularly on canvas!!
The painting sort of just appeared but it started with the eyes.
I don’t know where the Ebola reference came from but it was probably something that I had been reading and thinking about.
The 2 figures sort of look like either space travellers or androids and that meant something to me too.
But art is really about what you see in an image.
This painting is about affection, needs, love, distance, restriction, health, humanity etc etc.

 

love in a time of ebola painting art joanne seale

love in a time of ebola painting art joanne seale

 

love in a time of ebola painting art joanne seale

 

love in a time of ebola painting art joanne seale

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New Quotes Lady* You Are Enough – Acrylic Ink and Paint on Paper

Hello everyone! I hope you are well?
Yesterday I finished another quotes lady!! Whoo! In this painting I wanted to express how often we can look outside ourselves for validation and assurance that everything is ok.
But I think it is true to say that resting in ones self and being true to yourself can offer the best sense of wholeness and security possible.
It can take a lot of work to get to that stage, a lot of people refer to this as ‘The Work’ but I think it is a journey we all need to go on for a more fulfilling life.

you are enough painting art joanne seale

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New Painting – The Cracks – Acrylic on paper

Hello everyone! I hope you are well.
I’ve been managing to work on quite a few new paintings and paper projects recently, its so nice to be in the flow of creating again, it took quite a lot of effort to get back on track but hopefully it will be a smooth and interesting ride from here on in.
This painting was inspired by a Life Book 2018 lesson, I love the texture in the painting the curved forms and earth tones. I can’t say i’ve ever made a painting like this before but would like to make more!
the crack painting art joanne seale

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Hello – Some news

Hello, I’ve been sharing news of some great things that have been happening in my life over on Instagram and Facebook, so thought I’d also share those posts here :)

Firstly!! As you may know I am a bit of a secret gamer.. lol I started playing games in 2014 and was instantly hooked on The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim, I then went on to play Mass Effect 1-3, Dragon age 1-3, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Witcher and so on.

These are all massive RPG games that you can easily sink 100 or more hours into without ever getting bored. So when one of my favourite games developers Bioware release a new IP called Anthem I jumped straight on it.

What I didn’t expect was them to feature me on International Women’s Day in their Twitter stream. It really meant a lot to me and I’m hoping that Anthem will go from strength to strength as it really is a fun game

Anthem bioware international womens day

Secondly – I was approached by a well known film company who wanted to use some of my work in a soon to be released feature film directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually) whoooo!! its sooo exciting!!

This came completely out of the blue and I cant wait to see the finished film!!
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And lastly! I managed to reach over 200 sales on my Etsy shop this March.. this has been a total ride and all I can say is “Follow your dreams” because “Everything is Possible” :)

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Thats all for now, but I will be back soon with a fast forward video of myself painting ‘Girl Riding a Lion”

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Mixed Media Painting – Temple of light

Hello, how is everyone today? I hope you are doing good!!
I recently finished this painting that was inspired by a Life Book lesson by Effy Wild! Although it looks nothing like the actual lesson…

shine your light temple of light painting art joanne seale

I wanted to show how we all have an inner light that can either be hidden, or we can let it shine brightly, enhancing and illuminating our daily lives whilst also shining on the lives of others.
Sometimes this can be scary as we can be afraid of opening our true selves to the world for fear of disapproval, however one of my teachers, the amazing Lisa Nichols!!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2bIPD7o8P_1fmpkUv_Pr7A/featured

Put it so perfectly when she said, ‘When your light shines too brightly for some people, just hand them a pair of sunglasses” I love that sooo much. :)

Here is a quick speed paint of the artwork which was originally posted on my instagram here https://www.instagram.com/joanneseale/

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Heloooooo… again

Hi everyone, it has been a bit tumbleweed here because I sort of switched to Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joanneseale/ however I will be updating my blog, website and youtube channels over the next few weeks.

Life has been very hectic as I prepare for moving home.. I found a new area to move to and possibly a new property.

Hopefully…. all going well I will be able to share more details with you over the coming months… fingers crossed..

I am soo behind with my online art courses that I will be dedicating much of the early part of this year to completing my Jane Davenport courses and actually doing Life Book 2018 as I think I only made about 2 paintings from the whole course… terrible..

I’ve also been streaming video games on Twitch.. I started gaming in 2014 when someone introduced me to The Elder Scrolls – Skyrim.. and well what can I say.. I’m now a gamer.. if you want to keep up with my gameplay and chat etc, please hop over to https://www.twitch.tv/cymarin_twitch

Also having changed jobs 2 years ago I am currently working in a new part of London which has completely refreshed me, so much so that I started a new website dedicated to it.

Please head over to my new site Wonder London Life to keep up with my adventures in London!! https://wonderlondonlife.com

I also started a paper design site called Paper Hospitality Designs.. which you can find here https://www.paperhospitalitydesigns.com

So yeah, I have been really busy hence my no show on this blog but rest assured.. times they are a changing.. lol

I will be back!! Soon!!

xx Jo

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New video** Watch me paint “I am Whole” with commentary

Hello everyone, I’m back with a new Watch Me Paint video.

This one features my recent painting called ‘I am whole’ and I talk about what’s been happening in my life and ‘wholeness’ :)

I hope you enjoy it!!

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