Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Second phase in my mural painting

Here is the second phase for my wall mural. I added the red moon, plus some red highlights to the clouds, and water. When you add one color to a painting one should also add it somewhere else in the painting. It helps the eye see the whole painting. I decided to add a reflection to the water with the red color.

I also added an egret to the painting. The next stage is to add marsh grass as well as a tree alongside the outer part of the painting. I am hoping the tree will almost be a frame for the painting. :)

**Remember to click on the picture to see a larger view.**

Please feel free to give me your thoughts regarding my latest work. It is a way for me to grow and improve my art! I value each response. In the past all your comments have helped me view my own work through others eyes!

I will continue to show my progress!


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Latest Paintings I am working on

Angel Thoughts

A few of you have expressed interest in my latest paintings. I hope you enjoy!

Painting 1 : Name Angel thoughts

This is the first stage of this painting. First layer in the background. I had an image in my mind, and was just trying to lay it out. I was focusing on movement, and shapes. The painting should draw you in, and make one feel like they are looking at a special secret. Click on the pictures and you will see a larger image enabling you to view it much closer.

Angel thoughts

Second stage in my painting of Angel thoughts.

Here i am adding more colors, and depth to the painting. I was also focusing on keeping the movement in the painting, and mystery.

When starting this painting, I saw an image of an angel that was tired, and feeling very exposed to everyone. Needing to hide, but only finding one place of solace. She sits deep in thought against a cross, or tree? :) She rests for awhile, in hopes that she gets her strength back. Deep in thought and prayer she rests. I really wanted a person when viewing this to feel like they are witnessing something that was not meant to be seen. :) I am not sure if I am accomplishing this, but I certainly am trying.

Mural Painting stage one.

This is the first phase in my mural painting. I am still thinking of a name. This mural is on the wall in my dinning room. I will be working on the second phase today i am hoping. You can see the outline of an egret that I am going to add to the mural. An egret is a bird here in our area. I love how they look. They have long legs, and are gorgeous to watch when in flight. As you see it is set at night. The moon will be a burnt red orange color. During our summers we actually see red moons. It is always something magical in my mind when the moon appears red. I will be adding a cypress tree along one side of the painting, and it will almost hug the mural. Marsh grass will also be added. :)

Let me know what you think so far of both of the paintings! I am always interested in comments and thoughts regarding my work.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Why does this song have such a hold on me? No other song during my life has touched me as deeply or fully as this one. I love spiritual music,In fact several spiritual songs touch me deeply, yet it is this one, (not a spiritual song)Drift away that keeps me enthralled.

I know why, I think. I relate with it in a way that touches not only my soul, but my past life. I so want to drift away at times. Pretend all in my past can just float away, or slowly fades away. I also feel a sense of needing to go home. :)

I am not dwelling on my past, but it is who I am as a whole. Funny thing about this song, is when I was with all my brothers , sisters, nieces, nephews, and father, they to were touched by the song. It holds a connection for my family i think. The words of the song. We all relate to it, no matter the age or gender of my family. We all knew the words, and we all sang loudly and danced when we heard this song. We all connected, and peace overcame my family.
Maybe it is because we all get confused by our actions, but we all look for the light? We all move forward no matter the pain, or junk in our lives.

We all want the pain to be taken away, and to all drift away.
WE all are touched and soothed through music.

I believe in my family.

Love, Family, music and truth........


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Two Roads, One Choice

Two roads , one choice.

Two roads, one light, one dark.
I took the one that led to the light.
The other road was so very tempting,
but I knew in my heart that it would not be right.
As i took the road that led to the light,
my soul felt so free, and happiness replaced all else.
Even though many times the dark road seemed so tempting,
Only one thing waits for those that choose to take it.
Pain, heartache, and an emptiness that overwhelms you.
Instead I choose today the road to the light,
Even if at times the road is less traveled.
Happiness, peace, and love overcome ones soul.
So now I take that first step down that road full of light.
In hopes that someday those I love shall meet me at the end of the road.

Poem written by me: TJT

***This poem will be the start of a new painting. Another dream made into a poem and soon a painting will follow . :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I am still around.

Why am I posting this song? Just because i was in the mood to do so.

That is how my world is going, how's yours?

I will try to catch everyone up when I am able.