I wrote a little story on my other blog about a stargazer lily that I posted earlier on this blog as a photo. Guess I didn't want my other blog to feel neglected although bouncing back and forth between the two is quite entertaining. After I wrote awhile this morning, I felt compelled to paint, yes, actually paint. I experimented with gesso, acrylic mediums, and watercolors, watching the various mediums act and react. It was rather interesting, I must say. Then I took a lotus blossom photo (it's actually the photo in the header above) and began to paint it. I used the photo as a jumping point and then went into my own imaginative zone, using mediums mentioned earlier. The background shapes became churches and people and other rather abstract forms. I have a small scanner, though, and the image got cropped off around the edges, so image above is only partial. From there, I decided to paint a woman from a small book of paintings done by the Old Masters. Then I added another female figure next to the first. My impression is that she could be the spirit of the woman to the right. The yellow glow depicts this. Notice the bamboo tree trunk and branches on the top and bottom of this painting. I took this sheet of paper which already had chinese brush strokes (from a previous Watercolor class) and added the women into the middle. I think bamboo means good luck and prosperity so perhaps I was infusing those good vibes into this creation. And maybe the Olympics in Beijing factored in as well. Whatever the reason, just glad to be painting.
My name is Beverly. I enjoy the creative expressions of life, which bring me both delight and healing. Whether painting, writing, playing the piano or taking pictures, whatever moves me is where I'll land. I love to tap into the deeper meaning of life, perhaps my psychology background is inspiration. Nature is a mentor of mine and gives me much spiritual relief. This site will follow my path in life, which is always unfolding in new and exciting ways.
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