Art Step by Step
I wanted to keep a record of this painting step-by-step, allowing me to view the different stages and its development. When doing a painting of this kind, I only begin with a very basic concept of what I would like to paint…in this case, I had envisioned a Buddha sitting under a tree. From that basic premise, the work begins. I like to allow the painting to flow where it wants to go, and when I see a pattern developing, I try to develop it.
The paintings have meaning for me; through the use of symbolism and colour…sometimes it takes me time to understand why I have incorporated certain symbolism, other times the message is contained within the colours…
I leave the interpretation up to the individual viewer…after all, we all have our unique way of observing our world.
The Seer and Seen are one and the same being, existing as our pure awareness.~ Alar Jurma