Bali (Portrait of the soul)
Painting yourself is so profound. I can´t begin to explain how many layers you touch when you do this. Just to look at your eyes and facial expression, to really look at the details of your image, is like opening a window to the memories of the other side of the veil. It is like reading the open book of your soul.
Amrita’s Art Explained
I’ve loved painting since a very early age. I’ve loved the thrill of being in front of a clean sheet of paper, or a blank canvas, and the not knowing of what is to come, and the letting go in the process.
I love the blending of the colours, the inner state that is produced in relation with your art, the intimacy of the process whilst creating it, and the letting go of it at the end.
There is a sacred relationship between artist and canvas that is so transformative, so intimate, so silent. There is a deep wisdom arising, a deep healing that happens, in this connection to the brush and the colour. It is as ancient as this universe. There is nothing that roots the soul to the moment as painting, only singing and writing. These are the trinity of the arts for me.
Didn´t God paint the stars and the planets in the heavens? Didn´t he play with every detail in his creation from earth and flowers, to birds and butterflies, and to stardust in the heavens?
I believe God is as much a scientist as an artist.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
“Genius is eternal patience.”
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
“Truth is like fire; to tell the truth means to glow and burn.”