Gwendalin Aranya Recent Artwork


All of my artwork is done in the spirit of Zen, a meditation. May all beings be free from suffering!

All images herein: Copyright © Gwendalin Aranya 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Gold Buddha, oil on canvas, 12 x 12, 2022, $350

A Buddha head in gold and outlined in purple. I created this while doing
a weekend seminar. I've had a rough half a year in which I did not get
to paint much. I did manage a few drawings, but no painting, so it was
lovely to just get back into it with this.
Stained Glass Leaf, oil on canvas, 16 x 20, 2021, $600

This is a close-up photo of a leaf. I love the fractal pattern
of the leaf as the veining gets smaller and smaller.
Potomac Roots, oil on canvas, 30 x 40, 2021, $8,000

This is a root in the woods next to the Potomac River. I've lived here near
the Potomac for a long time now, nearly two decades, so some places are
favorites to revisit, and I have many photos from many seasons, some of
the same spot. This root just drew me in!
It captured me,
and I captured it!
Portrait of the Artist in Dallol, oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 2019, $8,000

This image was taken by my daughter, Sceherazade Goertzel, so this is a
joint venture! She took this picture with her cell phone as we explored
the amazing terrain of Dallol, Ethiopia. It was about 130 degrees
Fahrenheit, and she was quickly becoming weak with heat stroke
She had to be carried back to the car, and we're so grateful she survived!
Hawaiian Dream, oil on canvas, 18 X 24, 2018, $700

This is an image that I took in Hawaii. I've seen and loved these
plants in many places, but I couldn't tell you what type of plant it is.
Imaginary Angst, oil on canvas, 18 X 24, 2018, $400

This is very different from my usual painting these days,
though not unlike some of my old work. It seems like it
doesn't belong! However, this painting is pivotal to painting
in the Zen manner, taking a break from the intense looking
I otherwise do. It is very freeing, painting from within
instead of without. This was just me using the leftover
paint from my previous painting, a quick and very free painting!
Martinque Mystique, oil on canvas, 18 X 24, 2018, $800


This is a magical view from atop a mountain in Martinique.
Celestial Lotus, oil on canvas, 36 x 36, 2017, $12,000
Magic Lotus, oil on canvas, 30 X 40, 2016, $6,000
Autumn Gourd, oil on canvas, 16 x 20, 2015, $600
Green Hall, oil on canvas, 24 x 36, 2014, $4,500

This painting was from an image given to me by my son.
He had asked me for a few years to paint this image
before I actually did.
Fire Lotus, oil on canvas, 36 x 36, 2013 , $6,000