September 17, 2011

Let go

Let go... Let yourself free... Let the energy flow...
Pastel and Charcoal
Letting go of our attachments, fears, emotions, bondage and our selves is an arduous task. It is the only way to be "free". If you think about it, letting go should be the easiest thing to do right? Its like dropping something - an object should just fall if you 'let go'. It should be the same with our perceptions of self too. Ironic.

After I completed this painting of Ganesha, free spirited flow of energy was the only thing I could think of. The fast strokes of lines giving him form, seems to be bursting with life! There is a sense of wholeness even though the lines don't completely meet. I have tried to create some highlights and core shadows to facilitate some depth and form.