Oil & Cold Wax Paintings

These paintings are from a project entitled, Love Letters From The Labyrinth. I laid a rope labyrinth in my back garden in September 2019 which I then covered with leaves from the surrounding trees as they fell. I walked this labyrinth often and wrote about it afterwards recording the thoughts and feelings I gathered from each experience. Each walk gave me different things to think about and often delivered wisdom I very much needed as I negotiated a new path for myself following the death of my mum the year before.  The title comes from the fact I felt each walk resulted in a love letter from the wisdom-filled part of myself.  I was teaching myself how to work through the grief I carried with compassion and understanding.

These paintings were first exhibited during my North East Open Studios (NEOS) event with Val Thomson in Aberdeen city from 11th – 19th September 2021.

For all sales enquiries please email me at elainereidwriting@btinternet.com I’m happy to send more detailed close-up photos of any particular painting.

Laying leaves on top of a rope labyrinth in my back garden, October 2019.
Detail no. 1 of Strength. Wisdom. Love.
Pay Attention

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

For You, Especially

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Stay In The Present

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

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Listening To The Leaves

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

A Holding Space

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Trust Yourself 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

You Choose I 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175


Writing To The Self I

40.5 x 51 cm on cradled panel

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Count Your Blessing I

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

This next set of paintings make up another series of oil and cold wax paintings entitled Talking To The Tides which I painted alongside the Love Letters To The Labyrinth series.

Talking To The Tides II

37.5 x 27.5 cm on paper mounted on cradled panel.

£175

Talking To The Tides VII

40.5 x 30.5 cm on cradled panel

£220

Talking To The Tides IX

41 x 31 cm on paper, unframed

£150

Talking To The Tides XI

42 x 32 cm on paper framed in 1 cm wide white frame

£240

The Autumnal Labyrinth in its full glory.
Strength. Wisdom. Love.

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Detail no. 2 of Strength. Wisdom. Love.
Confidence II

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

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Delve In

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Adventure Into Thought

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Let The Light Back In

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

You Choose II 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175


Writing To The Self II

40.5 x 51 cm on cradled panel

£250

Count Your Blessings II

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

£175

Talking To The Tides V

41 x 31 cm on board, framed

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Talking To The Tides VIII

41 x 30.5 cm on paper, unframed

£150

Talking To The Tides X

39 x 29 cm on paper, unframed

£150

Talking To The Tides XII

39 x 31 cm on multimedia artboard, framed in 1 cm wide white frame

£220