When I’m lost in the painting process,
there are impulses that arise,
dictating my color choices.
Ideas bubble up to the surface,
changing the direction of my painting.
Symbols appear between layers of paint and under my fingertips,
their repetitive arrival beating a tattoo
**** – do you hear me? do you understand my meaning? –
they seem to say.
And I, I stand back from the painty table,
look down at what I have painted,
and words and images and ephemeral ideas come floating into my head.
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Like this whimsical figurative abstract. It reminds me of two dancers, swaying to their unique rhythm, lost in the mystery…hearts open…twirling, swirling, swaying…It reminds me of these lines by Rumi:
Dancing is not just getting up painlessly,
like a leaf blown on the wind;
dancing is when you tear your heart out
and rise out of your body to
hang suspended between the worlds.
I call this painting The Spiral Dancers. The original painting is available for purchase.
Medium: Mixed media on paper
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To purchase: email shinjini @ moderngypsy.in
Before you go, tell me this: What do you see in this painting?
I see a superhero in a cape. My 6 year old daughter saw a butterfly.
Your process for painting sounds a lot like my writing process. Visiting from #HooksandDragons this week.
I suspect a lot of creative processes are similar!
I envy you your creative space ! How I long for the day I can call my time my own and do what ever it is I want to do even if it is to state into space
Awww….hugs! It takes a lot of sacrifice – saying no to many things – to make time for myself. Maybe I should write a bit about this?
Yes perhaps you should …. else I’ll think you’re a superwoman
Very nice! Reminds me of this song from a virtual concert years ago in Second Life: https://youtu.be/qsACEfLmMyU
That is a lovely song!! I’m adding it to my playlist of music to art to. Thank you!!
I have always been in awe of artists. I am absolutely incapable of drawing. And when I see such great work from the likes of you, I feel overjoyed and feel like giving you a standing ovation. Kudos to you!
Awww, thank you!! *takes a bow* 😉
btw, around 3-4 years ago I was in the same boat as you. I couldn’t draw a stick figure to save my life.
Beautifully done… Love the vibrant feel.
Thank you, doc!
I see a mother and daughter celebrating freedom! Or, you could say, women celebrating freedom, liberation from the chains that have bound them since ages..
Loved the lines by Rumi! <3
That’s a powerful image!! And so in tune with India’s me too moment, currently. <3
I love your use of colors! They are so bold and attractive.
Rumi’s lines are for the win!
This is the second creative post I have read today and I am absolutely loving it. Think its time to for to grab my canvas and colors again and wear my painter’s hat soon 🙂
It is great to go with the flow, without a plan and then marvel at your creation for the way it turns out to be. I see flying butterflies and am pleasantly surprised with one of the comment talking about the same thing.
I see two people walking and talking together. Maybe a couple. I love your unique and very creative art! #mixitup
Wow this is super awesome, I can see beautiful butterfly with colouful background
This is fabulous. Colors so happy and bright. It reminds you summer days of childhood. I see a mom and daughter, dancing and enjoying a beautiful day.