It’s not often I fall madly in love with my own art. Like, sure I like all my art but this piece has me wrapped around its finger. I don’t think I could sell a piece if I wasn’t proud of it, but liking it so much I decided to keep it to myself? Nah, that doesn’t happen often.
So what makes this piece special to me? I know it sounds crazy but to me, this is my self portrait in a way. I painted my Higher Self. It’s a force that’s bigger and larger and connected to all the energy in the universe. I’m getting all spiritual here but that’s what it represents to me which is why I can’t part with it. I am him, he is me. He hangs in my healing room most of the time but recently I moved it into the living room ahead of a workshop and it’s stayed there. People who have seen him in person reflects on the radiance he exudes.
Above is a photo from when I finished it back in March and the colors are more accurate than in the first photo. Below represents one of my favorite ways to paint – while watching Swedish TV, in this case skiing.
It’s hard to capture his full essence with an iphone… What do you think of this lion? What do you see when you view it?