|"Eater of Serpents" painting February 26, 2014|
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|Sketch done in Paper by Fifty-Three|
|Robyn's Self-Portrait Photo|
I asked my sister Robyn Flatley for a photo of her doing something she loves. She chose eating, and sent me two great pix, one of her licking her plate, and the other of herself with a fork of food.
I did a nice sketch of the plate licking, but I wanted to be able to see the food itself, so I did the painting using the fork image.
I want to show that we take in the prana from food, releasing it from its bondage in food form, and then incorporating it into our bodies.
|"Volatilization of the Fixed" Underpainting|
|"Volatilization of the Fixed" Painting Today|
|Photo of Summit Lake by Vivian Kendall|
plus Flying Woman online image manipulated in Photoshop
|"Summit Lake Ascension", Underpainting 1|
|"Summit Lake Ascension" Underpainting 2|
|Photo of my Hand|
|Photoshop of Underpainting 2 with Hand Added|
Then I decided I needed to add a big hand to show she was gathered up by the Higher Self, gently freeing her. I took a pic of my hand, flopped it, and put it into an image of the underpainting in Photoshop. Next I will do the actual painting of the Hand.
|Eater of Serpents February 24, 2014|
|Sculpture of Garuda's Heada|
Using Photoshop, I took the image of a sculpture of Garuda that I found online, removed the base, made it white and transparent, and inserted it behind the photo image of Constance in Garudasana. I drew the background in Photoshop, and added the twining Kundalini serpent.
|Constance in Garudasana|
The series idea that came to me was painting the spiritual effects of our physical actions. The first painting is more obviously spiritual; my yoga teacher, Constance, in a pose called Garudasana. Garuda is an Eagle, ridden by Lord Vishnu, who sustains the Universe. Garuda is called the "Eater of Serpents". I looked at the pose and I see a lot of twining, which reminds me of a serpent coiling around the body, so I associated it with Kundalini.