Red Buddha

Red Buddha

I posted this page in my art journal which was made of leftover paint not long ago. I have done a rough sketch of a Buddha over the background, and decided to write a poem around it.

Red Buddha

Red Buddha sits peacefully in wise knowledge of the sacred fire

Vital life force, the prana which flows through all of life

From the smallest blade of grass to the giant blue whale

We are all wrapped in its protection, safely ensconced

As it has no beginning, nor does it have an end

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Art Play

This week I’ve been making finishing touches on two pieces that I painted a while back. They’re almost complete now. With the leftover paint, I’ve started a new journal page. Looks like I’ll be working on filling some of the background pages in soon. The last thing I did was a quickie Angel sketch. Below are the pics of everything.

 

New Creative Play

Below are a few things I played around with this week. The top photo is a little mixed media manga piece that I’m calling “Absorbing the Crystal Cave”. It is definitely not my best work. I was experimenting with some new materials and had to spend a lot of time attempting to salvage it. The shots below the manga pic are of a spread in a little art journal that I’ve been slathering leftover paint in as I work on other things. Who knows what will eventually show up there, but it’s fun playing. I made a few more kitchen cloths this week too. A pic of them is at the bottom.

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Art Journal Spread…Still In Progress

I posted the outline of this spread here:

https://pullupatoadstool.com/2015/12/13/art-journal-play-wip/.

It still isn’t done because a migraine and adverse medication reaction dictated that I stop and spend the rest of the day yesterday in the dark. Below is a photo of how far I got. I’ll post again when the spread is finished.

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Art Journal Play…WIP

Below is a work in progress. This spread was inspired by some material I’ve been reading lately. The coloring and background will likely be done in watercolor..then again…who knows. I’ll post again when the spread is finished.

 

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New Painting the Feminine Pieces

I am completely loving the work, process, and breakthroughs of Connie Solera’s Painting The Feminine course. Below are the most recent two pieces which I’ve done while working my way though it. The first is a simple, but colorful spiral piece which was done completely with watercolor. I’ve always had a thing for spirals! The second was done using a combination of watercolor and acrylic. There is also some graphite on there, where the kneeling lady is coming through. I’m just not sure exactly how I will continue to draw her forward yet. I’ll be sure to post when she makes her way all the way onto the page.

Spiraling Inward

Spiraling Inward

Kneeling lady emerging

Kneeling lady emerging

Closer peek at the lady

Closer peek at the lady