My recent reading of Osho, brings a quote to mind that he used as a daily manta-“Touch the feet of one who knows himself.”
Once an artists has let go of the system in social and artistic regimes, he is able to create work that is from oneself. Van Gogh and Cezanne were examples of painters who followed this mantra. These two artists went through great sacrifices and ridicule before they were recognized as pioneers in the arts. We owe them so much not in only respect but for the great respect they had for themselves in following their own way of painting.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitation, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, facilities, and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. Pantanjali 250 BC.
Painting-Tremendous things happen, from remote viewing on mars series.
What is ‘Varnishing Day’? ‘Varnishing Day’ was a special event that took place at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Officially it was the day in which artists could varnish their paintings before the official opening of the Summer Exhibition. In reality, it was also a private viewing of the exhibition, in which artists, journalists and celebrities could meet and discuss the paintings before the exhibition opened to the public. According to reports, the famous William Turner, watercolorist and oil painter, not only used Varnishing Day to varnish or put finishing touches to his works but also to significantly alter or even finish incomplete paintings. The Summer Exhibition has run every year since 1769. During the 1800s, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition was a fashionable event in which many people attended to be seen by others, rather than to study and enjoy the artwork. Art critics such as Ruskin would then publish their opinions on the paintings which, at the time, were hugely influential in swaying public opinion.
My daughter inspecting the Varnish work on the Mars series which is heading to Portland Maine, this summer.
At Bad Art I was able to paint the “Princess Liea without Lightsaber” painting. “This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary.“―Obi-Wan Kenobi. However Leia never touched a lightsaber. She others do her dirty work, although she was a friend of the blaister.
At the Bad Art Gallery located in Littleton, NH. The Star Wars portrait advocate, Matt Bassat has a large amount of Storm Trouper and Darth Vador paintings for sale. This gallery has been the only extensive hide away for the 80’s Star Wars graffiti like art. Pictures were taken by the talented Jason Tors of Sugar Hill, NH.