You don’t need much in life, just love.
I was inspired by the woman I painted in yesterday’s post but, yet, her features & hair seemed too precise for me. So, I decided that I’d paint a woman that had more expressive strokes. Before I started this painting, I decided to limit my color palette & set out the paints I’d used for the piece. (In my 30-minutes-or-less paintings, I usually know my first color & I grab other colors as the mood strikes.)
I painted this piece in layers with the light color first: yellow, then pink, green, dark blue, & black. Then, at the end, I added white for more energy flow & visual contrast.
I think this painting is okay-looking.
But, I really enjoyed the idea of a pre-determined palette. And, I really enjoyed painting each color in layers. So, I decided to explore this approach in my next paintings.
As I’ve been painting a lot this past year, it’s become easier for me (aka less disheartening) when a painting is blah-looking & so-so-looking.
This is because I remind myself that my objective is not to make lots of pretty paintings.
My true objective is to grow as an artist & as a human. By studying my pretty paintings & my unattractive paintings, I learn and grow as an artist.
By studying my reactions to satisfaction, dissatisfaction, attachment, letting go, anxiousness, surrender, & other feelings that arise before, during, & after I paint, I learn and grow as a human. These qualities of curiosity, self-studying, & growing are among the things I LOVE about the painting process.
This painting took me 19 minutes. It is part of my challenge to paint a painting in 30 minutes or less & pay attention to life lessons that arise during this self-induced time-pressured experience.
"Aquele que abre o caminho"
Pintura sobre pano, 2016
Essa gravura da banda Antidemon refere-se ao Deus que abre caminho para o seu povo. Em Miqueias, Deus faz uma promessa ao seu povo, falando pelo profeta que vai ajunta-los como ovelhas no aprisco e que será um povo que vai chamar a atenção, pelo número, e pelo barulho que fará. E profetiza: “O que abre caminho”, no Hebraico “Põreç”, (quebrador) que se refere ao carneiro que vai a frente quebrando as barreiras, talvez algum caminho ainda fechado pelas vegetações e esse carneiro conduz as ovelhas, abrindo novos caminhos. “Aquele que abre o Caminho, irá adiante deles”. Miq.2:13 "He who opens the way"
This picture of the band Antidemon refers to the God who opens the way for his people. In Micah, God makes a promise to his people, speaking by the prophet who is gathering them like sheep in the fold and who will be a people who will call attention, by the number, and by the noise it will make. And he prophesies: "He who opens the way," in the Hebrew "Passover," which refers to the ram going forward breaking the barriers, perhaps some path still closed by the vegetation, and that ram leads the sheep, opening new paths. "He that openeth the way shall go before them." Micah 2:13 "El que abre el camino"
Este ilustración de la banda Antidemon se refiere al Dios que abre el camino a su pueblo. El hace una promesa a su pueblo, hablando por el profeta que va a juntarlos como ovejas en el aprisco y que será un pueblo que va a llamar la atención, el número, y el ruido que hará. Y profetiza: "Lo que abre camino", en el hebreo "Póreç", (quebrador) que se refiere al carnero que va frente rompiendo las barreras, tal vez algún camino aún cerrado por las vegetaciones y ese carnero conduce a las ovejas, abriendo nuevos caminos. MIQ.2:13