I could not agree more than I do with this Robert Lewis Stevenson quote. Think of how overwhelming it would be to be greeted at the pearly gates by any loving pet you ever had! The point of this Spiritual Painting pet portrait is that dogs have wonderful hearts. I think if this were my dog though, his name would be ‘Paradox’, or something about that black and white combination. It would take time to get past the unusual face for me. This is one of the things I like best about my art of reverse painting on glass, being able to study the face and then trying to portray it. It seems to be so much easier to convey this feeling in my work, rather than with words.
The details of this painting that took the most time were the tiny black hairs on the white side of the face, and the white hairs on the black side. I believe this type of coloration in Spiritual Painting is found in Great Danes, though am open to suggestion.
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Our imperfection is what makes us perfect in our own way, and it is what makes us different and special from others.” Terek Solomon. This mountain goat is in what seems to be in a very cold place, that he was designed to thrive in. Living this day in central New York, I am able to feel the cold he must endure, but the rough mountain side is a thing I have experienced but a few times. We just had a snow storm empty three feet and more of snow on us in a 24 hour period yesterday. It made life difficult for many people, but consider the wildlife, and what it endures.
Just walking through a parking lot will leave one damp from snow and cold for hours. It dries out a little quicker in this oh so dry time of year, but still so miserable. If your car is hopelessly stuck under 24″ or so, it gets worse. It was without a doubt, a different kind of a day. The area is still under a storm warning for the coming 8 hours.
As for the being different and special, I painted the mountain goat with the thought of the people I work for in mind. You see, I work in a 12 bed home for the disabled. Each and every one of them is special, but different from what life normally throws at us. They have had experiences we never will, and would never wish for.
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There is something about people being hand in hand that is universal. It’s a thing that unites us. As a youngster in the first grade of elementary school, some are taught to pair up and proceed to our destination, not ever alone.
Even when not holding hands, the shoulders may touch, creating the same type of closeness.
People are social beings, though there are times in life when we need to be with ourselves, to learn who we are before we are able to present ourselves to others.
We require our personal space, and some more so than others.
As one of the people who need more time alone than others, there is still a small empty spot within that never gets filled. But why would I worry over such a fine point. I doubt anyone will lose sleep over it.
The reverse painting on glass you can see posted on this sit is an accumulation of my artwork over the last seventeen years or more.
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Though I don’t claim membership in any particular denominational faith, I do have my own (very strong) beliefs.
This is what the big part of my reverse painting on glass is about. There are times when just a few short words combined together mean something so very profound. When I find these verbal gems, it isn’t hard for me to be able to see the painting that my mind wants to match it up with.
Because my regular job is working with individuals with disabilities, It is probably a little easier for me to find the beauty in some of these people more so than for other unrelated people. That is what I thought about while working on the ram seen above.
Many of these sayings just come from brilliant people who I wish that I knew. What ever the source, I hope that it continues to flow toward me. In any event, I don’t think the magnitude of the beauty of these words is even possible without the Divine Creator.
Now for a different take on the painting shown above,
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