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Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For some people, years of research and careful calculation on major life-changing decisions are imperative.  Then there are those who let the cards fall where they may, as they plunge into the “thick of life” with no thought or vigilance.

This painting is called Plunge as it illustrates a big splashing leap of faith into life.  It takes courage to dive into something without seeing the end result.  There’s always a chance of failure, but you can’t build life experience if you don’t try new things.

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You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” – Ralph Marston

In the midst of the unrest and contention in this world, it’s easy to feel discouraged or hopeless.  Even a glimmer of something good can get overshadowed by the next [anticipated] shattering event.

This painting is called Positive Thoughts.  It is a picture of optimism as it features a glimmer of joy and releases positivity.  It shines with bright colors and exudes cheerfulness.  It proposes a willingness in each of us to see past the darkness by creating an awareness to the positive things that are happening despite the negativity in the world.

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The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most of us had a vision or idea of what we thought our lives would look like.  Maybe you had it all mapped out on paper, drawn up as a timeline. Or perhaps you were one of those who decided to wing it, letting the cards fall where they may.

Having a vision and seeing it come to life is priceless.  This painting is called Escaping Spirits as it reveals the freedom of spirits or concepts as they are released from our minds for the world to appreciate.

How are you releasing your vision?

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Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.” – Afred Sisley

An artist perfects his technique by practice and determination. As his craft grows and gains momentum, his sense of fulfilment begins to radiate toward others. The desire for personal enrichment is attained, and true satisfaction is behind the beauty of his work.

This painting is called Sensation as it highlights the lively vibrations and expressions of forward-thinking and personal achievement.

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My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” – Hans Hofmann

Life and nature are a conundrum. We are continually seeking and pursuing evidence for authenticity of the truth.

This painting Mystic Forest is the absorption of knowledge in searching for veracity. The streams of blended colors cast a mystic shine behind the dark tree-like javelins. The colors symbolize verification of a lighted path toward our own personal truth and freedom.

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Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.” – James A. Garfield

There are times in your life when you need to set boundaries to protect your territory—your soul.  The soul is a vessel that contains your innermost thoughts, dreams and beliefs.  When you let down your guard, you expose your soul to the elements of the world.  To be vulnerable can be both beautiful and frightening.

This painting Territory is an illustration of layers leading to an undiscovered realm in our souls.  The colored coats of paint are fragmented, as they peel away from the surface to unveil a cache of possibilities.

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Timeless taste of splashing red decadence.” – Ralph White

This painting is one of my latest vignettes in a collection of delightful refreshments.  It is called Merlot as it reflects consolation and merriment.  It’s a liquid montage of unfastened spirits waiting to be consumed.  It's a symbol of enchantment.

This painting is an abstract portrayal of the timeless elixir as it splashes into a glass in slow motion.  The smooth tones and meticulous blending create an inviting effect.

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Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins

The “genesis of genius” is a fabulous description for the word passion.  There are several things going on in this painting called Birth of Passion. The colors symbolize both pain and relief.  Pain—your blood, sweat and tears; and relief—calm, cool and concluded.  This painting highlights the struggles of pursuing a passion from birth until the final achievement.

There are stages to go through with everything, starting with birth.  Growth is the development that takes place after birth.  Finally, maturity and a greater whole.  Each stage of life is a unique gift.  Just as a passion is born, it develops through phases and the end-result is the success.

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The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Our thoughts are born with intention. Fostering an idea or believing in something is essential for our souls.  There is a need for spiritual connection that drives us to search for truth and meaning.  When we elevate our thoughts in believing that there is more to life than just our life expectancy, we start to gain interest in new ideas and philosophies.

This painting is called Embryo as it unveils a thought being born.  It’s the start of a brand new day; it’s an original song; it’s an invention; and it’s a discovery of new belief.

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We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.” – Lynda Barry

Escaping into a fantasy world is normal.  Sometimes it is necessary so that we can remain sane in life.  It also increases your imagination and ability to discover.  Innovation and ingenuity starts in the mind.

This painting, The Escape is the formulation of fantasies.  The torrential downpour of the vivid colors describes a fantasy realm in an artist’s mind.  Fantasies or day-dreams are portals to new ideas and enhance the process of creativity.

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