The run away painting

I contemplated putting this painting and video online, it’s not one of my finest but I wanted you to see how a painting take flight, I think it must be like fishing, you almost catch it and then you lose it. Parts of it you think YES I’ve got it only to lose it again.

This is probably one of the reasons that I prefer to paint something quickly otherwise I can OVER paint 😉

The finished painting.
The long journey!

Inner Sanctuary.

How many of us realise that our own Sanctuary sits within us, that inner place of peace and contentment that so many of us fail to get in touch with because we are so busy running away from situations and everyday life.

I’ve heard people say “If only we could go back and visit somewhere, it was so peaceful and idyllic”

But what is stopping them from sitting in silence and reliving their experiences. Could it be the TV or radio or other time pressing commitments? There’s not enough hours in a day. My time is not my own. I have to think of everybody else all the time.

Does that make you feel like a special person, do you feel appreciated, important even? Does it make you feel worthwhile.????

REALLY: Is your life that full that you don’t get the time to relax at some point throughout the day to get in touch with your inner sanctuary.

If the answer to that question is yes, then you have my sympathy. I found out from experience that the only person that makes you do that to yourself is you. Find some time just for you. Your memory is a powerful tool. Transport yourself back to a happy time. Feel the emotions, taste, smells and visions it’s all there waiting for you.

Life is too short, enjoy. ❤️

A serious looking digitally painted cat using Studio Pro

I love creating digital paintings but the icing on the cake is when you add the eyes, to me the eyes make the painting come alive. It was only after I finished this painting that I realised how serious this cat looks with his/her mouth, I considered making this cat look more cheerful but then thought that he/she looks quite regal . I’m really pleased with how this painting looks, it took me about three and a half hours to create. Maybe I should start taking longer on each painting……. it’s difficult for me to do that because ideas for new paintings sometimes fly into my head. Ah well , the trials of being an Aquarian subject!