well, despite my good intentions its been a while.. I've been busy with shamanic work - doing journeys to ask for help for people, which I love doing.
Also I am on a roll with new paintings and they take a lot of time & energy. The way I am working is slow, building more abstract ones this time, with shapes taken from drawing out in our fields, then spending a long time mixing colours so that they will work well together.. serious play.. And once again being guided by my Spirits. Sometimes I don't know where its going & its another nervewracking excercise in TRUST !!
The paintings I have posted above are from a while ago, & work with those same principles really. They are contemporary with the 1st one I posted up in June. After that 1st image came from journeying with my Spirit Helpers, I did loads more, filled a sketchbook & then many of them became full paintings. A group of them, like those above, are quite small - 8 by 10 inches in old money - like chips off the original experience & image..
Something I haven't even mentioned here is my lifelong love of many kinds of music. I play CD's a lot when in my studio. Today Bach's B Minor mass came to mind & I listened to the whole thing while painting. My Shamanic path is about surrendering my gifts to Spirit to be used to speak out in the world , & my current paintings are a celebration of this land. I felt buoyed up by the beauty of Bach's music & his text about spirituality, death & life. I'm not a christian, but I feel that Bach's faith was so true that his music resonates with the beauty & pain we all know on our different spiritual paths , beyond the limits of his religion .