Please enjoy my latest Alla Prima painting, "Watering Can." I could jump into that cool blue paint of water on this hot day! I'll be heading back out again soon, despite the scorching heat and humidity- it's thick outside. However, I'm going to use mind over matter and attempt transcendence of heat :) I practiced this yesterday too- tho I neglected to forecast the swarm of miniature bee-like fans who decided to join me. I was a trouper tho, and I marched inside for my all natural bug repellent- which helped - and soon I found I was happily painting away.
On a totally different subject, I don't know if I've mentioned being a voracious reader... it's second in line to meditation as my favorite thing to do, next comes painting which I've committed to as a singular practice. I'm currently loving Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. So incredible it's nearly impossible to tear myself away to do anything else. Right up there with Tao Te Ching, Merging with Siva, The Bagavad Gita, Essential Rumi, The Bible... Here's an ironic statement I fully identified with paraphrased from Paramahansa Yogananda: All thoughts, all invention, all method are drawn from the infinite - the library of the infinite. By reading books we get only one angle of somebody. By going straight to the infinite (God) we get all the angles. We haven't the time to read all the books there are in the library. Yoga (referring to the study of the mind or meditation- the asanas being only a sliver of the practice) destroys all sorrows all hurts all malady... and is the source of all art, invention, ideas, everything - it all comes from the library of the infinite.
Well I'm off to check out another Alla Prima painting from the Library of the Infinite. Today's subject is the red wheelbarrow outside. I'm not gonna lie tho, I do sort of wish the Library of the Infinite were air-conditioned today. If only I had the yogic prowess of Paramahansa Yogananda, the heat wouldn't bother me a bit. Practice :) Um, I'm back inside, I'll be working on my studio painting for now and wait for some evening light. It's crazy HOT!
Happy Sizzling Summer Days!
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