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Transformation – Nelson Mandela

"Transformation - Nelson Mandela" original painting of Nelson Mandela in pastel over watercolor by artist Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Transformation – Nelson Mandela

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Edition of 300
24″ x 18″
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The world has been amazed by Nelson Mandela’s power to bring people together, so when he died I wanted to create a painting to honor him. I tried showing his spirit transformed into a butterfly, with wings made up of his dream to form a Rainbow Coalition that included all races and all nations coming together in peace and harmony. I wanted the drips in my watercolor underpainting to represent the sweat and tears that were endured by himself and his people for their freedom.

I decided to add some miscellaneous creatures to accompany him on his journey as a gesture of his all-encompassing nature. He is about to lift off on a joyous adventure with his choir of voices singing in harmony as one!”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

They Danced Till Dawn

"They Danced till Dawn," Original Painting of two trees dancing on a hillside in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
They Danced till Dawn

 

Pastel

Limited Edition of 300
16″ x 12″
Limited edition of 250
24″ x 18″
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When I look at the gnarled shapes of trees and where they’ve lived for years, I sometimes imagine them in other lives…what they might be doing if we weren’t watching. Like these two trees on a lone hillside, arms wrapped around each other. I can see them as young lovers that secretly celebrate life each twilight by lighting up the sky with the fire they feel for each other…tirelessly waltzing beneath the stars till dawn! Only to return, in silence, to be old trees, again, wrapped in each others arms forever more.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist