Thursday, 26 July 2012
Land 8 - 'Promises"
The next of these paintings from the land here has come in quite fast.
The initial drawing on canvas in the particular place took place in Spring, & then the non-summer weather after that meant I didn't go back there many times during the making of the painting, which is a change.
It had a very lively energy right from the beginning, and once again, I worked in acrylics, and enjoyed finding new ways to make marks & build layers. All my paintings are spirit-led, but this one stretched my trust to new heights. Put that colour there ? Really ? OK.
And then the Bird appeared, which was totally unexpected, and off we went somewhere new.
When I finish one of these paintings I make a shamanic journey to take the painting to the place & thank the Spirits there, who gave me the painting. This experience was deep & joyful this time. And yesterday I walked round the land again & the next painting is already on the way. Things seem to be accelerating !!
I would like to thank all my fellow participants in the annual International Shamanic Community summer gathering earlier this month, because all the dancing & interaction with the Spirits of the Land there definitely helped me trust & follow my Spirit Helpers to create this painting.
It occurs to me looking back at my posts that I only put relatively small files of my paintings up here, which makes them appear smaller than the ipad work - not true !! just convenient.
You will just have to come & see the real thing some day.. either here in SW Wales, or perhaps when I have an exhibition in London in November.. of which more nearer the time, but let me know if you want to have more info please.