Why seven? Dawson paints in a "Series of Seven" which is a chromatic adventure through the color wheel (or Chakra points). Letting the eye gaze across the full spectrum brings a sense of continuity and completeness to your experience. Each series, in its entirety, is best suited for a long hallway, recption room, adding continuity to individual offices in a suite, or above a buffet table. Yet each of the seven paintings is strong enough to stand on its own.
An Orchid Thrives in Iceland
Fragile yet strong, appealing to the confident feminine
Boldly blooming in the radiant geothermal heat
Protected from the struggles of the North Atlantic's harsh environmental elements which
Tumultuously circulate just inches from its fragile petals ... it thrives.
A thin sheet of glass between it and the turbulence of reality
A contradiction of gentle beauty surviving where Mother Nature spreads her wings
And the earth grows from the center core of molten lava.
"Goody" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x 2
"Astrid" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x2
"Suze" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x 2
"Christine" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 26x 2
"Diane" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x 2
"Leesa" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x 2
"Doris" Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 x 2
Emoji & Mandarin
East meets West in this "Series of Seven"dual. The heart emoji developed in the Western Technology culture and easily understood around the world is paired with the Mandarin symbol for love. The first red painting in the Mandarin series is expressed in "simplified" Mandarin while the seventh painting (coming full circle, back to red) is writen in traditional mandarin. The small interior symbol that is left out of the "simplified" mandarin means heart - the core of love.
Acrylic on Canvas, mounted on Birch Panel, 24x36
Hearts on Fire:
Bold, Vibrant, Energentic.
Acrylic on canvas mounted on birch panel, 24 x 30
All the Seasons of My Love
Love seems to flow the full spectrum of the color wheel
First, red hot with passion.
Followed by a warm orange glow.
At sometime love is tart with lemon yellow bitterness.
Jealousy is green with envy.
Moving into sadness, the heart says it will never love again.
Then, all of the sudden, the heart turns aubergine with optimism.
And again, red hot with passion.
Julia Michelle Dawson
Music in the Golden Quadrangle
Spinnakers: Serene, Soothing, Sensuous Acrylic on canvas mounted on birch panel, 24x30
Spinnakers at Pierre La Fond in Montecito, California
For availability, prices, and commissions please contact the artist at JuliaMichelleDawson@gmail.com