Monday, May 30, 2011
This is my current project that I am working on. It is acrylic paint on canvas board. I used mostly brushes, but also palette knife. Also experimented with modeling paste in a few places. I'm happy with the clouds, but need more experience with all those different shades of green. Paint mixing class starts June 17th. That should help.
This is the view from Noon Peak (Noon Peak/Jennings Peak/Sandwich Mountain trail in Campton/Waterville Valley, NH. We did a long loop from Drake's Brook trail last summer. I won't do that again, it was a bit too much for me, but definitely worthwhile for younger people.). See Sunday, August 1, 2010 posting for photos.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
with Tibetan singing bowls
gongs, bells, tinkling chimes
copyright 2011 Linda H. Feinberg
I attended a Tibetan singing bowl concert recently. I've been interested in Tibet for many years as I see the parallels between their exile and the Jewish diaspora. The concert had nothing to do with politics or religion. It was a demonstration of this art. I found it very relaxing, but after a while I was bored and took out my sketch book and pencil. I didn't have enough time before she ended the concert to make a good sketch, but I did write some notes. The bowls are made of 7 metals to match the 7 heavenly planetary bodies. This includes the moon. The bowls are tuned to the chakras. Since I am not familiar with these, I can't say much more. Lots of information on Wikipedia if you want to learn more. A worthwhile and interesting experience.
I have also found the resonance of singers without musical accompaniment that lingers after the chant is finished in a room, and of the piano when I play, to be a source of positive spiritual energy. The singing bowls gave me that same sensation as well.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I spent some time today playing with mixing the paints and made another color chart. I'm looking forward to my paint mixing class next month. (Just a reminder, to enlarge to view better, click on the photo.)