Awake dear one and know
All that is manifest and un-manifest
This painting took 9 months to complete. One of the many gifts that came out of this painting is that I witnessed the process of maturation.
I started the painting in October of 2011, the canvas size is 66” x 48”. As I placed the first layers of paint on the canvas I once again found myself yearning to express the movement of Love I feel within. My spiritual practice is to cultivate Love, to express It and to see It in all things, manifest and un-manifest.
As the painting took form I found that after 2 months I needed to simply sit with the painting. Allowing myself to observe and wait while I settled into winter’s embrace. I allowed my inner vision to focus, concentrate and collect on the subject of Love.
With spring I moved my studio home and I was ready to express winter’s inner movement out onto the canvas. Again came a time where I needed the painting to just be, much like a new plant giving its energy to leaves, stem and flower, creating the right conditions to bear fruit. I continued with my spiritual practice of cultivating Love, sitting with the painting and just allowing the process of unfoldment.
Summer has come and in early July I completed this painting: Awakened Spirit.
It is truly a beginning.