Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Daily Art- WIP- Tree of Hearts

Tree of Hearts
*WIP*

Tree of hearts
18" x 24"
oils
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This is what's on the easel right now.
Here's what I have on the studio wall to keep me inspired enough to finish it:
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"The almond tree is itself truth, reality, your own self.
Of all the people who have passed by your yard,
how many have really seen the almond tree?
The heart of an artist may be more sensitive;
hopefully he or she will be able to see the tree in
a deeper way than many others.
Because of a more open heart,
a certain communion already
exists between the artist and the tree.
What counts is your own heart.
If your heart is not clouded by false views,
you will be able to enter into a natural communion with the tree.
The almond tree will be ready to reveal itself to you in complete wholeness.
To see the almond tree is to see the way. "
Thich Nhat Hanh
Source: The Miracle of Mindfulness,
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I really wanted to try and capture the blue of the Kentucky sky. I have lived a lot of places, but no where ever, where the sky is so many shades of incredible blue.
Everyday, we have a wonderful sky, no matter the weather.
Because I am missing the ocean so much right now, I find myself looking at the Kentucky sky as my new ocean. Some thing that creats and inspires awe inside myself. That's important to me as an artist and a human being.
So...I have more work to do on this one, the tree has more details and the field will have flowers...so I better skip on across the studio and get back to work.
Have a heart felt day everyone!
Heather

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

I love the light in this piece. Not just the blue sky, but also the light in general. Reminds me of summer here in Iowa. Great way to use hearts, too! Glad I was an inspiration. ;)