I liked the feel of the colors yet there was no clear focus or meaning and so I let it sit. One day my hand found it in a stack of new pieces that had question marks on them. This new road I am on has signs and signals if I just listen and breathe yet some days it takes a friend saying SLOW DOWN to get me centered and ready to tackle the truth the piece wants to reveal.
I had certain elements in the piece (see the image below) with the leopards. parrots and a mini landscape that actually appeared on the paper when I first started this piece.
The piece felt disjointed and confusing and to be honest it took my sweet husband, who when he saw it, said "It needs a lion." Majestic Majesty was born. It was not until I extended the mini landscape onto the dress of the seated woman that the piece made sense. I loved the little leopard yet it stood out like a sore thumb until the landscape was behind it.
This painting taught me far more than I expected. I need to let things unfold and not push myself. It is not in my nature to sit still yet the lion spends many hours in pensive meditation. I have much to learn and each of my new works is a life lesson and I share this with you with love. Breathe with me...slow ..in and out!
if Lion enters your life, you may experience your own true, radiant selves – your soul – rising to the surface.
The lion represents and means many things. Some of these things are family, cooperation, and community. Lion people need to understand that one’s well-being is based on living and working in harmony with others, without giving up one’s individuality.
I have set up a private room in the gallery for people who might want to come see this new work. It is safe and has its own door. Those who have visited all say the same thing. The paintings are so much brighter and better in person. It is hard to get the full effect on a phone or screen. I invite you to visit any day.
I am doing a social distancing tour of the new art (with face masks.) If you feel like stopping by, give me a call. 707-257-2350