Friday, February 6, 2009

CITY OF DREAMS


Venice, the city of dreams: the inspiration for this painting came from Tony and Joyce Zar, who after traveling to Venice, commissioned me to accomplish this vision as a center piece for their beautiful home. It was the largest and most complex painting I have ever attempted.
Tony, Joyce and I were delighted by the results.
And this is what I've been up to the past three months.
If the picture looks blurry, click on it - the enlargement is sharper.

4 comments:

Om Mani Padme Hum said...

James-

I am blown away. This is absolutely amazing. What an amazing painting! The detail and color is just phenomenal. The quality of this really shows your inspiration and dedication. As with all your paintings, this is truly inspiring work.

much Love

jacob

Om Mani Padme Hum said...

Hey James,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's always good to hear from you.

Yes, it seems the ego-mind likes to take a limited position and attach to it. This appears to create opposition and a feeling of separation. The joke of the ego is how serious it takes its positions in order to strengthen its limited sense of identity.

Here I find Humility is a very powerful tool to help quiet the mind. I always remind myself "I really don't know anything. Who am I in the first place? I am not a being apart from other beings...I just Am." If I stay in this sense of pure Being long enough, and stay quiet in it, the entire sense of "me and mine" soon disappears altogether. And in the remaining silence, I truly feel at home.

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Ah, yes, a good sense of humor is always a great help too. I know I've lost my balance when I lose my sense of humor. I love laughing uncontrollably until I start crying. Ah man, it feels so good.

much Love & laughter
jacob

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Anonymous said...

I just love it as I love all your work, and the detail is just amazing!