Friday, August 12, 2011

'being here' ~ casein paint, 8B graphite pencil, gouache, watercolors, and oil pastel in 'the merry men'



  1. Okay I just had to sneak a comment in on this guy before I head off on my retreat.

    "Being Here" has a clarity that comes from his eyes. That's why he doesn't need any ears. He doesn't need to hear all the foolish and unkind things that people say. He simply knows their true spirit by being present which gives him that look of equanimity that we all long for.

  2. Ah yes, being HERE is what it is all about, in the end. First I was struck by those EYES. Those eyes! But ZenDot made a terrific observation about the lack of ears. This portrait, and ZenDots's interpretation of it are exactly the concepts I'm focusing on these days. I love it!

  3. 'Being Here' is completely HERE, without a doubt. He/she can see into one's soul...

  4. Hi Lynne,
    Thank you so much for your kind words, they inspire me so...they mean a lot coming from an artist I so admire.

    XO ~ Susan

  5. ZenDot really said it all. Being here is a perfect reflection of your quiet time, don't you think? The soft pastel colors are pure love.

  6. i love the simplicity of this piece...and the eyes are sooooo captivating


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