I am sharing this one because a few friends liked the composition. I have some advice to share as well. This is done in Chinese inks on watercolour paper. Though i do love this painting the spots probably due to water from the brush are driving me crazy. I loved the idea of this painting though. The lady of the golden lotuses. My advice is not to use Chinese inks on watercolour paper, the Chinese black ink does not take well to the paper. Neither does the Chinese seal. Still as my friend mentioned. The chaos is part of the process. My other friend mentioned. Just think of the spots as the design on her dress.
I have always wanted long silvery white hair. Ophelia is my baby owl. She is guardian of my books. Meaning she sits on a stack of my books and watches over them.
Over the pandemic we lost people. People were there one minute and gone from our lives the next. What i learnt is that we never know if we will be here tomorrow. So no matter your size, your age your looks your disabilities. Just take your pictures and be happy. Every one of us completes the book of humanity. If we all had a photo, the book of humanity would be more complete.
I am decorating the wall outside my house with artwork. There is more and more artwork as time goes by. There are children living on the floor so i try to choose artwork that they can enjoy as well. I try to choose the pieces i never get tired of looking at.
This is a traditional watercolour study of a lotus. Lotuses are a symbol of spiritual advancement. Particularly in Buddhism. Many goddesses are seen standing on lotuses. I think it represents a balance or harmony of energy. The petals open left and right to represent spiritual awakening or the awakening of your energy centres. It is one of the few flowers that seems to surpass the earthly realm into the spiritual realm in terms of representation. I just wanted to paint a lotus as it is. Its simple beauty. Done in Spring in Singapore
Peaches are a symbol of longevity and immortality. This is a watercolour study of peaches done in Spring. The varying shades show a ripe peach to peaches that are ripening. The fruit once consumed endures your immortality. A symbol of spiritual energy.
I wanted to share something today, that may not be immediately apparent. I live like a hermit, wandering nature and doing art. I am extremely blessed to have park directly behind my house. Living in Singapore means the weather is either hot sunshine or rain. Which basically means you can be in the park all year except the rainy months at the end of the year. I spend a good hour a day in this park. And this is one of my rituals. Listening to this water feature. The water speaks to us when we listen, full of endless wisdom. The water is in our blood. Sometimes the birds greet me, and the butterflies. The crows discuss the weather and the birds chirp more beautifully than a tune on the flute. A lot of my work is the result of intense reflection, which is why it happens slowly. Slow is good, it gives one time to contemplate and slow down. This is what i wanted to share with you today, a piece of my life. The sound of water.
One of my older pieces. One of the pieces that depict spiritual travelling. Travelling and reaching the door of the jade realm. I believe those are the jade guardians featured. Jade guardians i feel are present in every piece of jade. The lines of fire in the soul, jade souls travelling.