My new acrylic painting series

Hello lovelies. I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!

This is my first post in 2020 and I would like start the New Year by sharing the acrylic paintings I have been working on for nearly 6 months.

The collection is called ‘Mystery Sisters’ and consists of 12 paintings.

I posted some work-in-progress photos of several paintings in this collection earlier last year. You can view them here.

The first ‘Mystery sister’ I’m sharing is called ‘Greta. She was reborn’.

Greta. Artwork by Shorena Ratiani

Title: Greta
Collection: Mystery Sisters
Medium: Acrylic on Cardboard
Dimensions: 50 X 70 cm (20″ X 28″)

These are some closeups of my painting.

I loved creating these ‘Mystery Sisters’ and I hope you enjoy them.

P.S. Today in Georgia we celebrate ‘Bedoba’ – the day of destiny or luck. I hope you all have a wonderful day as it’s believed that whatever happens on this day will influence the rest of your year.

Urban Survivors

You cannot lock up life. It will erupt somewhere. My chalk pastel-tempera painting ‘Urban Survivor’.

Shorena Ratiani Art 
Title: Urban Survivors
Medium: Tempera and chalk pastel on paper
Dimensions: 50 X 70 cm (20″ X 28″)

Have a look at close-up pictures:

I hope you found something interesting while you were here. Don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions! My contact information can be found on my ‘Keep in Touch’ page.

Come back soon and bring your friends here by sharing.

XOXO

Shorena

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‘High’ secrets of Morning Glory

Morning glory, botanically known as Ipomoea, is one of my favorite flowers. It’s super easy to grow and doesn’t require too much care – just perfect for lazy gardeners.

dark blue morning glory plant
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You can grow it from seed. For better results, seeds can be nicked and soaked in water for 24 hours before planting.

The most popular varieties of morning glory plants are native to Japan or Mexico and largely grown in North America and Europe.

dark blue morning glory
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If your new morning glory plant hasn’t flowered yet, be patient. Morning glories can take a couple of months, up to 120 days from seed to flower, to burst out in blooms, especially if you planted the vine from seed.

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But this beautiful climbing plant has its secrets.

Eating morning glory flowers is not dangerous, however the seeds can be poisonous, especially in large quantities. Morning glory seeds can get you high because they contain LSA, a chemical similar to LSD.

Typically, eating morning glory seeds is not dangerous, but in large enough quantities, they can cause hallucinations, physical symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea, and overdose.

morning glory
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Have a look at my morning glory gallery – I found dark and light purple, and also pink flowers during my photo walks.