Dharma Rain Series
Around 2005 I started working on a series of paintings and drawings that I titled Dharma Rain. While still using vibrant and multiple layers of color, the mood of these works is much quieter. The exuberant density of the earlier Biophilia paper pieces has given way to contemplative calm and quiet. The vertical motif of lines and drops/circles that is evident in most of the 48 inch square paintings symbolizes the beneficient rain that nourishes all beings. The series has become, in the broadest sense, an ode to the natural world and her place as spiritual sanctuary.
(Here are several examples from the series. I am still working on locating some of the photographs of the many other paintings in this particular series.)

Dharma Rain Series 2005>
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed media on masonite
Winter Sky
2007
Oil and mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in

Dharma Rain Series
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed media on masonite
Unspoken
2007
Oil and mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in

Private Collection
Eldred, NY
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005>

ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005>

ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed media on masonite
Untitled
2006
Oil and mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 in

Dharma Rain Series
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed mediums on masonite
Toujours la Plage
Oil and mixed mediums on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in

Dharma Rain Series
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil, glass & mixed media on masonite
Chez Vincent
2005
Oil, glass & mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil on masonite
Blue Moons
Oil on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in framed

Private Collection
Brooklyn, NY
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005>
Blue Moons (detail)
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed media on masonite
Saint Remy
2006
Oil and mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 x 2 in

Dharma Rain Series
ELENI SMOLEN Dharma Rain Series 2005> Oil and mixed media on masonite
Sea of Memory II
2006
Oil and mixed media on masonite
48 x 48 in

Private Collection
New York, NY