Sunday, August 22, 2010

Aug 22nd “Layer Upon Layer”

Size: 12" X 16" Giclee' on Canvas Hand Embellished by the Artist; Certified & Limited From "The Beautiful Cape Collection". - Click HERE - Find the ENLARGED paintings with details, pricing, shipping and more as well as my comments on the paintings.

"A few weeks ago a discovery was made by a new revolutionary technology that “Da Vinci” applied layer upon layer of surfaces about the width of a human hair to create his depth and shadow to give us the fabulous “Mona Lisa” and her wonderful enchanting appeal.

For centuries artists have been applying surface upon surface of paint. These mixtures were to gain depth, change perceptions, and move the viewer beyond what they think they see. So often we see people take quick glances and unfocused looks which draw little or no appreciation as their minds are totally focused in another direction. So often there is nothing left but questions in their heads about what they saw, what they looked at, and even why they spent the time.

We see this more and more in our society, our culture. People pay vast sums of money to watch some sporting event and are more interested in being seen on the television. They spend their time on the phone talking and they don’t have a clue what’s going on.

A lot of this is the busyness of life and often it’s to enhance a no accountability posture. Too many people think they can own their life, control their life, and not answer for any part of their life. As long as they can get on with their life, they can say to “heck with anything else”. After all it’s all about them. They get to the point they don’t even see what they have taught their children by their actions. They can’t understand why consequences have come knocking at their door. They have it all, have it all in control, and don’t even see the train coming out of the tunnel, let alone hear the whistle.

I want what I want and that’s all that matters. Well, is it? Did we just plunk down and land on planet earth or develop randomly out of some inch worm. Did we evolve from some ignominious matter to the most unbelievable beautiful, complex, and complicated, created life form on earth?

It parallels once again the viewing of paintings in all their beauty and all their meaning. One must have a clear and uncluttered mindset, be focused on the subject in view and have the ability to process the messages and communications that are direct to the heart through the mind’s eye to grasp their true beauty and meaning.

Wake up to what you have done, what you are encumbered by and what is holding you back. Wake up to the relationships you have passed over to satisfy your earthy pleasure. Wake up to what you have forgotten and the paths appointed and from which you have deviated.

“Seek and ye shall find knock and the door will be opened unto you”..."

“You didn’t ask the right questions when you had the time
Your mind has traveled so far from when you were in line
You turned aside, went to the world, its view and its way
You’re not even practicing what you so always had to say
You’ve shown those you love that it doesn’t matter at all
Actions have been so evident you don’t even hear the call.”

“Take paintings in with an unencumbered approach and you will see things more clearly. Ask, Seek and Knock. Have a wonderful week!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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  1. Secretary Feng Yan:
    Thank you for your comments and contributing! I hope you will continue.
    Douglas Auld