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Cailleach. Painting on cow skull. 2017.

 

I found a near-bare cow skull in a bog near here around 3 years ago. Since then it has bleached out nicely in the garden. A shout out from the Edinburgh Beltane crew inspired this take on the Cailleach, to perhaps become part of a poster advertising their Samhuinn Fire Festival.

'Callileach' painted cow skull. 2017

 

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‘Kleshas’. Now finished???

 

Or alternatively titled ‘Why won’t my thoughts stay still like Buddha’s?’!
I was not completely happy with this so have spent a bit longer on it. It has got darker, but that is part of its meaning to me.

Kleshas. Finished?
Mixed media (home produced charcoal, earth, bronze pigment and linseed oil) 300mm x 400mm on fine cartridge paper.
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Kleshas. 2017.

Inspired by a recent battle with depression due to the inscesant summer rain, here, on the West Coast of Scotland. I struggle with SAD at this time of year when the light levels return to winter levels and only the slugs and snails are happy.

Kleshas (Sanskrit: क्लेश, translit. kleśa; Pali: किलेस kilesa; Standard Tibetan: ཉོན་མོངས། nyon mongs), in Buddhism, are mental states that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions. Kleshas include states of mind such as anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, etc.

Kleshas
Kleshas (Sanskrit: क्लेश, translit. kleśa; Pali: किलेस kilesa; Standard Tibetan: ཉོན་མོངས། nyon mongs), in Buddhism, are mental states that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions. Kleshas include states of mind such as anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, etc.

Mixed media. Charcoal, earth, bronze pigment, linseed oil. A tiny amount of white acrylic. Fine cartridge paper. 300mm x 400mm.

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Beltane: Sexual Revolution. Update.

Profesisonal Image received. Sometimes it is wise to pay for a professional!

Beltane Sexual Revolution. Professional Image.
I am excited to think about getting a short run of fine art prints done of this original now. Each will be hand gilded.

(Copy of previous post)

Well that was a labour of love!

The vision for this piece occured over the Beltane nights.

I have always enjoyed doodling and very much admire much of the psychedelic work available to me now through the internet. So I thought I would have a go and this is what evolved over two weeks!

This work was miraculously saved from destruction, twice, as TWO bottles of ink were spilled in the process…dip pen and indian ink is more exhausting than I remember from art college! I kind of wish I had photos of both those near disasters as they were pretty astounding, ink hit everything , but the drawing!!

So through trial of fire this has been born.

I do actually feel a little like I have given birth!

Beltane Sexual Revolution watermarked

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‘Ali Dreams’ (again!) 2017.

'Ali Dreams.'
2nd attempt at rendering the vision. ‘Ali Dreams’ Mixed media (homemade charcoal, earth pigments from my garden, linseed oil and bronze pigment) 297mm x 397mm on fine cartridge paper