Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Loving our bodies!




Done in water color ink, acrylic, and graphite on 300 arches watercolor paper on 7x7 wood panel 
Embracing within!

Good day everyone! I been having so much fun painting a series of the human figure. I remember when I was in college I had a class of figure life drawing which I took twice a week and I loved it. I love painting the female form. For some reason I have a hard time drawing the male figure. And even though the male form is beautiful, I do enjoy very much the female form for the curves and beautiful delicate lines and the gracefulness it represents. Something so beautiful about our bodies,  it delivers a gift of life and it is sacred. You must protect it, you must love your body. When I see and hear women obsess over their bodies to be perfect by doing plastic surgery, by being bulimic, anorexic or exposing themselves in ways that give men the idea to have control and power over us it degrades us as women.  It puts us in situations of danger, it damages our sense of self, it destroys our spirit. A healthy body, a healthy mind, a healthy body, a healthy self esteem. Loving your body is loving your self. And if you are afraid to get older. embrace it. It is part of life. Make it fun!!

let go!


Saving Grace!


The sacred temple!


Rays of the sun!

 Be calm within!