Chasing Memories, Calabria – ‘Boundless’

Bircan Tulga Photography 2016  ‘Boundless’ is part of the Chasing Memories series inspired by Calabria.  It has a certain  reassuring warmth of recognition, and takes us to a place that we feel we know, but have not yet consciously visited.

120 x 100cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Into the Shade

IF0A1819  Into the Shade is sister to Scottish Trees, and emphasises the twenty years of our absence.   How our parallel lives exist without our knowing.

50.8 x 61cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Ephemeral

Ephemeral  – the transience of life.

oil/mixed media on canvas

183 x 122 cm

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Fresh Autumn

IF0A1815-3  Fresh Autumn – colours the mind and brings new adventures.  Reassuring us of change and promising to never repeat a day.

43 x 33 cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Scottish Trees

Scottish TreesScottish Trees  followed a trip to Scotland to visit my fabulous friend from school, whom I hadn’tseen for over twenty years.  Such a special time to be with you and meet your whole family.

The trees are long standing and bring us together after so long.  Felt like I saw you only yesterday!

 

oil/mixed media on canvas

50.8 x 61 cm

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Chasing Memories, Calabria -‘Ocean’

IF0A1824Great memories of the seaside in Falerna.  Mum and I watch the storm across the ocean from our hotel in Gizzeria.

oil/mixed media on canvas

61 x 50.8 cm

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Creating Space

Creating Space (2014) Creating Space – the moment  we realise we are not the mind.  And we are not the body.

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Autumn Rustle

Autumn Sunset Autumn Rustle is the flying freedom of leaves.

46 x 30 x 5.7 cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Night Pinks

Night Pinks Night Pinks is the glow of city lights across the water on a night out in Portsmouth.

63 x 43 cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Surf

Surf  Surf brings the enigma of the waves, emerging from the space of no-mind.

114  x 48 cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Wizard’s Green

Wizard's GreenWizard’s Green is magical, fun and full of delight.

40 x 90cm

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Peaceful Tide II

Peaceful Tide IIPeaceful Tide II is the steady breath of existence.

76 x 102cm

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Through the Gateways

Through the GatewaysThrough the Gateways is that wonderful warm feeling when the horizon begins to refocus.

Oil/mixed media on canvas.

61 x 61cm

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Alizarin Crimson

Alizarin CrimsonAlizarin Crimson is the wonder of the ocean, the breeze that dances with the thin wispy clouds across the sky,  and the steadiness of the breakers as they melt into themselves.

60 x 20cm

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Solitary

SolitarySolitary stands alone.  It is solid, deep and independent.

20 x 90cm

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Purple Mystery

148Purple Mystery is pensive and calming.  It is a safe place to ponder, bringing yourself back to the present.

50 x 20cm

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Moving Depths

Moving DepthsMoving Depths floats in the depths of mystery and emerges from an inner stillness.

30 x 30cm

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Be Still

Be StillBe Still is a place where confusion and muddled thoughts can exist.

 

51 x 51cm

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Enchanted

Enchanted is a magical place that may only exist for the moment you see it.  Have you ever been walking in the woods and spot a truly enchanting space? – yet when you go back to look for it to show someone……….it has vanished!  It was only meant for you, at that particular time.

Encaustic wax

33 x43 x 3cm (framed)

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Working Together

Working TogetherWorking Together shows a mist that is clearing slowly as therapy was well underway.  Colours were appearing from having been in the depths of destruction for a few years.  I owe this one to my therapist, whose patience and strength have seen me through…..don’t know how she hasn’t throttled me yet!!

Encaustic wax

33 x 43 x 3cm (framed)

shown here unframed (A4)

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Letting Go

Letting GoLetting Go was created after finally letting go of a friend lover and boyfriend.  The hardest decision.

Encaustic wax

33 x 43 x 3cm (framed)

shown here unframed (A4)

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Finding My Way

Finding My WayFinding My Way was created while struggling to find my path in life.  Even though this is an ongoing task, I have come to realise that Acceptance is one of the highest teachers to clear the path.

Encaustic wax

33 x 43 x 3cm (framed)

shown here unframed (A4)

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Lightning Volcano

Lightning VolcanoLightning Volcano was inspired after a seven week visit around Italy to include Pompeii and Sicily where Mount Etna could be seen smoking away in the distance.

102 x 76cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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Crazy Bubbles

Crazy BubblesCrazy Bubbles is a profound mix of rain sunshine and puddles of emotions.  A colourful array of sounds sights and feeling.

oil on canvas

102 x 76cm

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Easy Duo

Easy DuoEasy Duo is fruitful and fun.  This technique allows the colours to explore each other, pushing and blending into one another and finding a position to settle.

40 x 20cm

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In Spirit

In SpiritIn Spirit is a soft mixture of clouds as they float and melt into one another.  Their presence is steady though ever changing, representing the impermanence of all conditioned objects and all living beings.  However, there is an everlasting quality which symbolises our spirit after it has experienced human occupancy,  and makes it’s inbound journey back home to the universe.

oil/mixed media on canvas.

92 x 93cm     Available

 

Rapture

RaptureRapture led me out of the often occurring frustrations which happen when a painting comes to a seemingly dead end.  No amount of pondering will take you to the next stage – you either ‘step away’ from the painting or persevere – usually both, in that order!  The painting then calls you back when it is ready, and literally shows you which brushstroke goes where.

oil/mixed media on canvas

100 x 100cm

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Volcano

VolcanoVolcano is part of the Bournemouth Series 1999, and played it’s part in my degree show at Southampton Solent University.  The volcanic-like appearance flows with the dark waves of the ocean, along with the absorption of visiting this place in the early hours of the morning.

183 x 152cm

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Night Sea

Night SeaNight Sea was conceived on Bournemouth beach at around midnight in 1999, and posed as one of the pieces in my degree show.  A preliminary canvas was subject to the magical atmosphere that only the ocean at night can provide.  This final piece was created once back in the studio at university.

275 x 183cm

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Rimini Heat

Rimini HeatRimini Heat holds the breath-taking landscape of the Italian countryside and is the fourth painting in the Rimini Series.  A very happy space to be in physically and mentally.  This months journey around Italy was a contemplative spiritual convalescence.

oil/mixed media on canvas

120 x 60cm      Sold