I asked myself, what does confidence look like? It is forthright, assertive, unassuming, secure, but with some flair. I set about painting the idea of confidence, and this is what it looks (and feels) like to me.
I originally thought of depicting the concept of Om in a continuous horizontal line, but the more I thought about it, I changed my mind. I like the vertical image instead as indicative of the human reaching for the divine, focusing past all the chatter of the foreground to the immense wholeness beyond. I chose an egg shape to represent that listening Source for the sense of life and patience it suggests.
This textural piece in oil catches the spirit of the happy coincidence. Paint was applied over time to created a layered feeling both literal and figurative to illustrate the meaning of serendipity– the development of events in a beneficial way.
This is a line from a hymn that I’ve been pondering, delighted that it is possible and that I’m learning to do it. If feels full of details, hence the intricacies of this painting.
Conceptual, metaphysical, metaphoric, dazzling, exciting, is what it is like to walk into the light. It is an experience I recommend for everyone. In the light everything looks interesting, everything become possible, and joy and hope are restored. This vibrant painting with a central focal point depicts the peaceful thrill of proceeding in that way.