Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

Messages

Messages

Hello friends. As I sit down to write this post I can't believe it's been almost three months since I last shared with you on my blog. The last few months have been a challenge for me as I was dealing with a health issue. I'm happy to say it's now resolving and I can get back in my studio to paint. "Messages" my latest painting has been months in the making. It is very special and reflective of my journey the past few months. It has taught me much on faith, timing, patience and trusting my inner self.

Messages, mixed media on canvas

Messages, mixed media on canvas

I started this piece a few months ago after I'd purchased a new "toy" for painting. Well, it's really just a cool palette knife, but to me they're my toys. I'd just finished prepping this 24" x 30" canvas in my usual way with gesso and molding paste. I grabbed my new palettte knife and carved the two lines intersecting into one with no idea where this painting would go. The canvas then sat still for months before I was feeling up to actually begin painting.

In progress view

In progress view

Once I started applying the base layers the image of a feather popped out. I had not intended to paint a feather. As soon as the feather appeared I knew the painting would take another totally different direction. But where was it telling me to go? I put the painting away again for weeks waiting for the answer.

In progress view 

In progress view 

Every day I'd study the canvas trying to decide how to proceed. The feather was a clue and I needed guidance on how to proceed. After meditating on this piece for a bit the outline of an angel appeared. I now had the next piece of the puzzle. 

Since this painting is monotone in color, I included lots of layering and texture enhancements including crushed clear quartz crystal in the angel's body (see first photo for finished detail).

In progress view

In progress view

I love the calmness and peaceful feel of this painting. If it speaks to you and you'd like to know more, please comment or send me a message. "Messages" is looking for it's forever home.

Wishing you abundant blessings my friends, Mary

Allowing the truth of who you are — your spiritual self — to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life.
— Oprah

Please visit my gallery to view other available artwork. 

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com