Monday, August 6, 2012

THE DORAN COLLAGE

THE DORAN COLLAGE

The Doran







I love herbs and herbal lore. My studio draws me in often to do paintings or sculptures depicting women as herbalists. My Doran collage reflects the story I wrote about a Doran-an herbalist of the highest order.

Here is a close-up of the hair in which I created a three dimensional effect and a crackled background

Side view of the 1 1/4 “ siding on birch board

Last but not least, here is her story:

The Doran

Some call her a witch because in her presence, miraculous events sometimes occur. She is known to be able to cure many illnesses with the ointments, teas, tinctures and potions she makes with her herbs. She spends hours cutting, removing seeds, shredding roots, turning, drying, crushing, steeping and distilling. She uses eyebright, pennyroyal, primrose, lovage, borage and comfrey.

She carefully watches the seasons: She dies with the winter and rises with the spring. She is totally in tune with the harmonics of nature because she is able to see on luminous levels. She believes we are all in some way linked together; the birds, flowers, trees and plants and somehow are part of something much greater than we are able to comprehend.

She is majestic, serence and at peace with herself and the universe that surrounds her..she is a doran…

~Cheryl Dolby~


(The Doran is an original oil and acrylic collage 9”x12” with 1 1/4” deep frame for easy hanging. Price: $125.00. Shipping to United States only.)






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14 comments:

  1. Love your story of the Doran and its a beautiful painting with loads of fab textures. xx

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  2. Your paintings are always beautiful. Her story is a special one.

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  3. Love both the story and the art.....AMAZING

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  4. Oh I am tempted to purchase this one but my bank account won't allow right now. Beautiful Cheryl :)

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  5. I love how your art reflects your talent in storytelling...another beautiful and strong woman.

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  6. Beyond the obvious beauty of your art is your talent for inspiring us to look at life/people from a different and more enhanced prospective.

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  7. The beauty of this piece lies in the texture of her hair, the background, and her eyes. Of course, I always love how you weave a story in the piece, which brings it to life.

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  8. Your story is like a poem!!! What an amazing woman she is.... The painting is great!

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  9. Miss Trish August 7, 2012 1:06 PM
    You have gone and done it again! Not only is Doran an amazing woman so are you! What a life marathon you run with all your talents. WOW! I am sure that someone out there is going to click that Buy Now button very quickly.

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  10. Awesome painting, love the quiet and introverted face.
    Hugs Anja

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  11. Lovely collage and story. Ending a long hot crazy summer here. Hope to be doing art again soon, as I sure miss it.

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  12. Hi Cheryl....wow!!!
    Powerful..beautiful..mesmerizing!!! wowness and bliss! i feel such an affinity with her in the spiritual mists! Thankyyou for this magnificent gift!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  13. What I always appreciate about your works is the perfect combination of a great story and the piece of priceless beauty.

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