Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Story: Next Level of Completion

The Story really has come a good way in the last few weeks! Here are some new pictures taken graciously by Roger C. Ingraham.As I was painting Devya's hand (with the ring above) today I thought whimsically to myself, "Funny to be painting this hand again. I've painted this hand a hundred times at least." And then I heard myself. Come again? I wondered- have I? Was that all dreaming? Was it a whole bunch of dreams at night that I remember? Where was I when I painted it before? And that... that was weird. Awesome weird!!


Hurray!!! Now that this 6 x 12 foot honker is looking a bit snappier, it's going to go into The Her Good Heart DVD! Looks like that will be done within a few weeks. Oh! I also took the top off the painting. It will probably stay that way.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it without the top- good idea

Anonymous said...

Honker? You are so funny!
Yeah... Soo AWEsome weird!!
I concur, topless is cool ;)

Anonymous said...

Truly captivating!!!
xo

Shannon said...

Thank you! :)

I like it topless too-
the top canvases weighed it down too much and this way it's a little brighter. Better for breathing! :D

KittKatt said...

Hi Shannon,

I found your blog through our mutual friend Dirk Vanden. Your art is beautiful. I especially appreciate the way you seem to capture the spiritual dimension of animals.

I have been looking for art that shows Jesus with animals. Please let me know if you have any images like that.

Shannon said...

Thank you, Kittredge! I appreciate hearing from you.

I don't have any pieces that portray Jesus specifically, so none of him with animals. Yet. Best wishes with the search! :)

Shannon said...

Come to think of it, you may be interested in the "Mary Magdalene" blogpost of my Jesus/ Mary painting in process- Jesus at this stage is the three fish- and/or the emptiness at the center of the 12 flower mandala.

Shannon said...

Wait a minute! Kittredge, I forgot. I have painted Jesus. If you go to the blog archives here for January, please scroll down to January 6th to find the Pieta painting pictures.

There's a little sea turtle in there.

KittKatt said...

Thanks for the links to these beautiful artworks!

It's funny how artists forget that they have painted Jesus -- I've had this experience before, where an artist initially tells me that they never painted Jesus, then they remember...

Maybe because the Jesus they paint is personal to them, not the stereotypical Jesus image.

Shannon said...

My pleasure!

Huh. I like that reason- feels right to me! :)

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Shannon said...

In your case, Mike, that is a complete sentence. ;)