Spring Buddha

Spring Buddha

This painting started off as a black and white painting, with the intention of repeating a project I have been enjoying, Zendoodles. I had drawn a Buddha as a Zendoodle and I wanted to carry out the same idea on canvas with acrylic paint, it lasted for a day, and then I sneaked in a bit of colour, and then another and another, and the painting took over, and became an expression of the coming Spring.

I noticed that the colours coming through were expressing themselves to match the yellows and greens of the mini-daffodils that were beginning to bloom on my windowsill. From here, small balls of energy and lifeforms began to appear in the various foliage and rise upward in the same way that the heads of the bulbs begin to break through the dark warmth of the earth. Feeling the warmth of the sun, signalling the end of the long winter, their sleep comes to an end and new growth manifests, rises up and awakens. The tender light-green buds appearing on the trees, birds singing, life comes forth again after the cold and dark days of the deep winter sleep.

Is there a down-side to Spring? Indeed! It shows up all the messiness, dust motes, cat hairs and unwashed windows of the typical artists abode, my home! Easy to get around, just put blinkers on, stick a paintbrush in your hand, a fresh canvas on the easle, and off you go, the messy house disappears afore your very eyes…magic.

[audio:https://crystalgalleries.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Farid-Farjad-violin.mp3|titles=Farid Farjad violin]

A nice piece of violin music by Farid Farjad

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~Robin Williams

 

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