Goldenfish

This tiny texture-craft image has been chosen to head this website because of it's personal meaning to Finela, as it came about some time before the arrival of her two precious children.

Copyright of work:   Please note that the artist retains all copyright of her images, and that all rights are reserved. 

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Welcome to more "Figures & Nudes" by the artist, Finela Moore

The following work was completed largely between 2004 to 2006

 

"hints of America Dreaming"
30"x 60" mixed media on 2 canvas's

"Woman of Africa"
30"x 60"mixed media on 2 canvas's

"Dancer in repose
30"x 60"mixed media on 2 canvas's

 

"Pure Joy"
4.5"x 5'5" mixed media on canvas

 

 

"Angelic Hosts"
4.5"x 5'5" mixed media on canvas

"Saint in Full Flight
4.5"x 5'5"mixed media on canvas

     

 

"Bohemian Rapsody"

2006

Remember the "Queen" song of the same name?!  This phase of work largely include leaping or dancing figures, mostly female, representing a phase of joyful self acceptance.  The works are textural, monochromatic in general appearance yet highly colourful when viewed closely.  As with most of Moore's work from recent years it has a general appearance of classic works & drawings from antiquity.  The background is textured with the usual surprising mix of shapes and objects that characterizes Moore's work, then it is built up from bright washes and layered paint upon paint, finally sepia-washed to give it the appearance of old parchment.  The figure is shaped and textured and slowly built up with varnish washes and rubbed off paint until it acquires an almost realistic, neo-Da Vinci feeling, while maintaining the slight naivite and almost cartoon-like nature that creeps into Moore's figures in certain phases of her work.

40 inches x 40 inches in quadtic

 

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dusky melissa.jpg (84447 bytes)

"Dusky Melissa"

 

detail of leaping figure.jpg (104565 bytes)

"Leaping figure"

of the series of "four canvas quadtics" featuring moving figures

 

Informed repose.jpg (246363 bytes)

"Informed repose"
(2'x3')  Mixed media on canvas

 

Edge. Love & Torso.jpg (49886 bytes)

"Edge, Love, Torso" 
(14" x 12")
Mixed media on canvas

 

 

Silk & Sensitivity.jpg (50517 bytes)

"Silk and Sensitivity"
(3' x 4')
Mixed media on canvas

 

Sheer Delight.jpg (46298 bytes)

"Sheer Delight"
(14" x 12")
Mixed media on canvas

 

"Copper Torso Quartet"


 

moving into white.jpg (169309 bytes)

"Moving into white"


 

reclining nude.jpg (83696 bytes)

"Reclining Nude"

 

 

 

 

"Tirau Precipace Set"  2004

9 foot wide mixed media on stretched canvas 

 

 

 

 

And the greatest of these is love - I.jpg (191782 bytes)

"And the greatest of these..."
in blue & grey

fig 1

 

And the greatest of these is love - II.jpg (184538 bytes)

"And the greatest of these..."
in blue & grey

fig 2

And the greatest of these is love - III.jpg (192300 bytes)

"And the greatest of these..."
in blue & grey

fig 3

1dance of the rising fawn1.jpg (82272 bytes)

"Dance of the rising fawn"

fig 1

 

2dance of the rising fawn2.jpg (85910 bytes)

"Dance of the rising fawn"

fig 2

 

3dance of the rising fawn3.jpg (44939 bytes)

"Dance of the rising fawn"

fig 3

 

gentle victory.jpg (63974 bytes)

"The gentle victory"

 

and the things of Him.jpg (56556 bytes)

"The things of Him"

blue rust repose.jpg (35046 bytes)

"Blue rust repose"

 

blue steel in three moves.jpg (36371 bytes)

"Movement in three, Blue steel"

 

child of the day.jpg (62624 bytes)

"Child of the Day"

paper passions.jpg (27053 bytes)

"Paper passion"

michael stand up.jpg (60330 bytes)

"Michael stand up"
diptyche 

long blonde.jpg (48313 bytes)

"Long blonde animals"

 

leap fawn series 2005.jpg (38446 bytes)

"Leap": fawn series

 

sketch for blue repose.jpg (56021 bytes)

"sketch for blue repose"

 

januspassingfthe birth of life and love.jpg (48116 bytes)

"The birth of life and love"
Janus passing by

 


reclining nude in three parts small.jpg (45923 bytes)

"Atillah the gentle"

 

 

narrow fawn series.jpg (31057 bytes)

"Narrow"
Fawn series

 

madonna of scars and rust.jpg (49518 bytes)

"Madonna of scars and rust"

after long blond animals.jpg (32538 bytes)

"Nude on a wall"

ed5.jpg (43128 bytes)

"Relaxing season"

small diptyche

resting easy.jpg (46930 bytes)

"Resting easy"

 

 

patchwork madonna 1.jpg (41526 bytes)

"The patchwork madonna"
1 of 2

 

 

summer has broken triptyche.jpg (55372 bytes)

"Summer has broken"

 

sketch of reclining in rust.jpg (54503 bytes)

"Reclining in rust"

s pose recling nude1.jpg (37776 bytes)

s posed figure

 

umber in quattro1.jpg (109697 bytes)umber in quattro2.jpg (114050 bytes)umber in quattro3.jpg (61629 bytes)umber in quattro4.jpg (60199 bytes)

"Umber in Quattro"
set of four square midsection focus figure studies

 

 

 

file of past "African figures" by Finela Moore

These African figures were done in Africa up until the year 2000

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African figure 1, 2' x 3'(small new web).jpg (46601 bytes)

F1
"Wave back robe"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Figure2.jpg (27751 bytes)

F2
"Terracotta robe & pipe"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Figure3.jpg (35703 bytes)

F3
"Gesture of arrogance"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Figure4.jpg (33675 bytes)

F4
"Dancing figure 1"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Figure5.jpg (34675 bytes)

F5
"Gemini looking twice"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Figure6.jpg (34512 bytes)

F6
"Vigour & life"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Ebony & gold.jpg (133902 bytes)

F7
"Ebony & gold"
(2'x3')  Mixed media on canvas

Twin experience.jpg (102276 bytes)

F8
"Twin experience"
(2'x3') Mixed media on canvas

Gazing afar.jpg (148419 bytes)

F9
"Gazing afar"
(2'x3')  Mixed media on canvas

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Nude with shroud.jpg (69859 bytes)


"Nude & shroud"
(2'x3')  Mixed media on canvas

Copper & gold.jpg (117472 bytes)


"Copper & gold"
(2'x4')  Mixed media on board

Nude & quills.jpg (49158 bytes)


"Nude & quills"
(2'x3')  Mixed media on canvas

 

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