Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Three Hares Print with Star Signs


 

The three hares came running joined by their ears 

Spun on the silk route from ancient times

With a secret meaning from a past belief

Their image translated in numerous ways

Steeped in history a symbol of mystery

Of love and eternity a hidden treasure

For us to discover

This painting and poem were inspired by the mystery surrounding this amazing ancient image of the Three Hares and how it is thought to have been brought over to England by traders using the Silk Route.

I have painted the Three Hares as if they were magically transported along the silk route floating through the night sky with their ears joined in the middle forming a triangle as they are depicted in nearly all the many Three Hares symbols that can be found from China to the many countries across the world where this image has been carved, painted and copied in many different ways.

The poem that I have written to go with this painting sits on a ribbon that I have painted to look like silk. There is a wonderful blood red full moon in the centre of the painting surrounded by stars which include all the twelve star sign constellations.

In this limited edition print of only 500 I have added the star signs in writing onto the night sky.

If you would like a print, please look at my websites, www.threeharesgalleryshop.co.uk

or the print section in www.devonsnatureinart.com

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Three Hares Bosses


 These are two tiny oil paintings that I have just finishes and framed ready to hang in my Three Hares Gallery in Chagford. They are copies of the two carved bosses of this image that can be found in the roof of St Michael's Church which I can see from my gallery. These images fascinate me, especially the different ways each artist carves or paints them, all being so different.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

BRENTOR

 It was suggested to me that I did a painting of the iconic Brentor Church together with the Three Hares image, and although this church does not actually have this carving I thought it a nice idea. The church of St Michael de Rupe is 12th century and sits on top of the Tor with wonderful views all around and can also be seen from most of the higher points on Dartmoor. It is a magical place to visit! This painting is now framed in a beautiful blue and gold frame which compliments it perfectly. I have just added it it to a new section in on my website www.devonsnatureinart.com in the "Mythical Paintings" section, or if you would like to see the painting for real, do pop along to my Three Hares Gallery in Chagford on Dartmoor.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

THE SPIRIT OF HARES

It has been a tough few months with such a change to our lives through this very frightening time of Covid19. This is one of the paintings I have been working on during this time and it is now finished, framed and hanging in my Three Hares Gallery in Chagford on Dartmoor. I am hoping we should be open again properly in July and ready to welcome back plenty of visitors. If you would like to see more of my paintings before then, please look at my website www.devonsnatureinart.com    thank you, Eleanor.

Sunday, 15 December 2019

SENTINEL HARES

This is my latest Three Hares painting, it is an oil on board. I thought I would try something different from the usual running three hares and have placed these sitting guarding the world. The poem I have written around them reads


One ear or two
Two ears or three
Look very carefully
And what do you see?
Eternity or divinity
Love or infinity
Rebirth and mystery
Or the Holy Trinity
Something or nothing
Nothing or something
Forever or never
But oh so clever!

Friday, 1 November 2019

NEW PAINTING

Triggered by my obsession with the Three Hares I have painted this new oil of Swifts and written a short poem that goes with it, inspired by their amazing ability to fly so far and remain in the air for most of their lives, often only landing to nest. The original can be seen in my Three Hares Gallery in Chagford, plus I also have prints & cards of this painting.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

THREE HARES OF CHAGFORD

I now have some lovely new greetings cards of my Three Hares of Chagford painting complete with the poem which is also written on the back, you can get these from my Three Hares Gallery in Chagford or through my website www.threeharesgalleryshop.co.uk

          Once Tinners Rabbits
          Now Hares of Granite
        Their meaning a mystery
            Obscured in history

         Some carved in wood
           Some made of clay
            Some easy to find
           Some hidden away

  The Three Hares of Chagford
        Are there to be found
         Ears joined together
          Round and around