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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Child's Play Making Abstracts Why Artists Choose to Make Abstract Symbolic Paintings

Overflowing Pot, symbolic abstract oil painting on paper by Rizwana
Making  abstracts is child's play, very often heard this statement , usually from people who do not know about art, beauty and aesthetics, and do not even try to  understand this. With art taking its place in every home today people are opening up to the concept of bringing beauty in their home, their hearts and their lives.
While abstract painting has to do more with art styles,  painting techniques and selection of colors people often wonder why artists choose to make abstract art, when they have so many options, like nature floral painting, landscape painting, still life, cubism geometric , fantasy, pop art, portraits etc.which sell faster and also bring good price.
Untitled oil painting by rizwana
 Painting abstracts  is no child's play it is much much more than the blob of  color you see or the strokes made on the layering of paint on the vast whiteness of the canvas.
Spiritual abstract painting by rizwana
Total symbolic spiritual abstracts painted in year 2001 till a few years I have immensely enjoyed making this first step towards abstraction. So while I loved the flow of positive energy in these abstract artworks the collection just went on and on till approximately 250 abstract spiritual works on paper!  The freedom to choose color, the freedom to lay color  right from the tubes, the twisting and turning of paper, and emergence of beauty, an abstract art.
As  I notice the collection today these seem an connection with hidden shapes, hidden symbols,  colorful energy vibrations . Now the works have much more focus and refined works ,  think my art has gone the other way from abstraction towards form. The journey so far has been enriching and have enjoyed every piece of making art.
Here a few  randomly selected abstract symbolic paintings done on paper using oil paints.
Untitled Symbolic abstract oil painting on paper
 It is the abandon of all barriers which allows the artist total freedom to paint. Some artists meditate and then imagine the forms and then begin painting abstract. Then there are some who try out different painting styles and techniques, the layering as in color field painting, the use of objects, stamping, use of sponge, use of geometric instruments and in fact just about any way to make a new original piece of art, what we call, abstract art. Scribbling is art, lines are art, object painting, stamping is art, scratching paints is art, there are immense possibilities  in abstract art, leading to a temporary halt,  result,  a beautiful work of abstract art.
Spiritual abstract painting
 The difference between a child's art and an evolved artists' abstract art, is the choice, selection, thought  processes, and emotions behind the use of color, technique and making of an abstract art painting. Some artists paint listening to music, some inspired by poems, songs, books paint abstract symbolic art as an expression extension of this  ideas and emotions.
Abstract Untitled Painting by Rizwana A.Mundewadi
 One thing I agree is common between child's art and an evolved artists art, the abandon  , freedom of painting, this is the same, an abstract artist very often regresses to the original true nature of every human being , that is innocence, love and compassion, which is visible in their abstract symbolic spiritual art. While a child paints for personal happiness so does the abstract artist make art, not bothering about the sequence of the color flow, the choice of colors, or the end result, it is the process, the journey that is enjoyable and here the destination is not important.
While a child who does not know that a circle has to be perfect round, a square has to have even four corners,  an abstract artist after studying, practicing so much art and having knowledge , evolved so much in life experiences, has to come to terms with total abandon, erase the information learned,  and paint these beautiful sacred shapes, with pure innocence.
Artists choose to make abstract art after evolving, after practicing , after breaking free from the physical forms and then leading towards abstraction. There is a lot of hard work involved before reaching this spiritual enlightened stage. As our eyes view abstract paintings each one tries to find out meanings, interpret that abstract painting, and believe me  it is always different, for different viewers, that's the magic of abstract art.
Spiritual   abstract oil painting

Symbolic abstract oil painting on paper by Raz

Spiritual abstract oil painting on paper by Rizwana
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yin Yang Paintings Symbolism Meaning Why Buy Yin Yang paintings

Yin yang paintings and the symbol of Yin Yang is seen in paintings , materials , dresses scarfs, T shirts and even as tattoos. This Tao symbol of Tibetan origin is universally accepted as representing the two energies Yin, that is female and Yang that is male.
It is believed that every individual , everything, every object is  made up of tow   types of energies, active and passive. Colors representing these two types of energies when used in any painting  bring out harmony and well being. Every home and office must be a combination of two types of energies to bring harmony and good luck.
Male energy, the Yang energy is represented by energy colors  like vibrant, bright, shiny, colors of reds,oranges, yellows and golds! Female energy, Yin energy is represented by colors that are more darker, passive in energy, black, dark reds blues, purples etc.
Any energy in different levels makes the individual and the family environment in imbalance which is seen in ill health and restlessness anger.
For us to understand the Yin yang aspect of every object we must find out what response our senses are giving out for a particular color or object. When we wear a red dress or see red we feel energetic and alive whereas the same dress in grey turns our mood sober and toned down. Try being near vibrant yellow red gold cushions and  then dull brown black ones you will immediately feel the difference in energy.
Every home must reflect the energy of the inmates.  When one loves sober neutral colors go in for minimum vibrant highlights in room in form of paintings , cushions, plants, upholstery or knick knacks. Too much color will harm the chi of the room. In offices, board rooms and hotels,  where more energy is required add a touch of vibrancy in form of colorful symbolic or geometric paintings.
Yin Yang representing two type of energy forces the symbol always has the darker Yin pulling down energy and the Yang white, pulling upward direction of energy.
While Yin Yang paintings have taken a much creative turn we see paintings done in many different sizes, colors and images painting techniques of Yin Yang paintings.

Floating Treasures Big Size Symbolic painting on Canvas

Yin Yang Symbol Small Oil Painting on Canvas
The Midas Star Reiki Feng Shui Oil Painting on Paper

Spiritual Gateway Symbolic painting on canvas Framed in wooden frame

Yin Yang Symbol Small Painting on Canvas
Why buy Yin Yang painting when you can get a print out very cheap or the symbol in any form?  Here comes the difference between any image or poster of Yin and Yang and an original healing painting of Yin and Yang symbol. The energy put in the healing artwork by the healing symbolic artist, the colors used by the artist and their personal energy all in all make this beautiful Yin Yang symbol painting power packed with loads of positive energy and thus balance the environment where this Yin Yang painting is hung. The intentions of the artist will flow in all directions and thus make this a beautiful artwork to be displayed in any place to uplift and balance energy.
Complete Happiness
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Simple Sweet water fall Paintings Understanding Golden Rain Symbolic Painting

Rains in the sky Rainbows in my heart, symbolic cubism abstract painting
 Simple sweet water fall colorful paintings, small paintings   done at one sitting are always beautiful and project a rare special aura of happiness.  Colors in themselves speak, sacred geometry symbols, shapes speak for themselves in cubism artworks and many times the viewer is drawn to these magical shapes and colors in a abstract painting.
Place these water fall paintings in the best Feng Shui sector, which loves the element water, north. They not only look beautiful but also attract great opportunities, wealth and business luck.

Today I take two beautiful paintings abstract cubism and try to explain in simple these colorful artworks. "Rains in the Sky rainbows  in My heart, a colorful   painting done on oil sketch paper in year 2005. While it was a rare experience to see the rainbow from my window in rainy season in the year 2005, the emotions came out as a colorful painting on paper.
Waterfalls overflowing in rains are the most beautiful sight and as  we are surrounded by beautiful  hills  and mountains the region  becomes quite enchanting during rainy season.
The happiness, feelings emotions of being free to experience the sky, connected directly with the universe, the fresh fragrance of Flowers and the newly wet soil , all in all brought about this colorful painting. With the one rainbow when I imagined the total measure of happiness , it was unlimited, hence the concept came up of rainbows in my heart.
Size of this colorful nature cubism abstract artwork is 10x14 Inches oil paints on oil sketch paper.
With the  same innocent happiness again, feelings of impulsive total happiness came up this colorful simple painting in rainy season, August 2013

While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as  I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.
Read on -
Where to place water features at home
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Golden Energies Classic Black and White
All the Best from Rizwana!
Take Care and God Bless!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Abstract Sold, Why Abstracts are Selling Fast Understanding Abstract Paintings

Abstracts are selling fast, not because of the price or size but because people are understanding and loving colors and the fantasy, hidden meanings, symbolism in abstracts. While a bold red abstract takes a prominent place on a huge white wall in the corporate meeting room, only this is sufficient for the decor and energy of the whole room.
Focus by interior designers on more of contemporary style themes , paintings are an important part of any decor. While people used to buy landscapes , always on the top selling paintings list, with importance on feng shui and simple life style, abstracts are coming up as fast selling works.
Color laying, color brushing, and different techniques using color paints brings out a magical result laid on canvasses. Understanding abstracts was quite a fill and people,  art lovers would shy away from abstracts as lay people would just say it is painted like a child or simple color and it becomes difficult to command higher prices for an abstract painting.
The Red Dot Symbolic Abstract Oil on Oil Sketch paper, US$699 in galleries, Year 2003

Freedom , year 2000 Oil on Canvas Framed

Destiny Geometric Cubism Abstract Painting Oil on Oil Sketch Paper Year 2005,  Price US $ 1000

Cubism Abstract First Abstracts Set of Five Year 2000 on Linen

Abstract Symbolic Still Life SOLD
Spiritual abstracts , symbolic abstracts look good and bring about feelings of peace and the colors used are chosen judiciously to make an art statement. With energy colors red, orange and stability colors like brown and cream, blue being a spiritual color purple a rich color representing royalty,  my favorite colors golden the ultimate color my symbolic spiritual works lay lots of importance on color symbolism.
Abstract Painting SOLD, Year 2005Why abstracts are selling fast
When art lovers and art buyers love to buy abstract paintings , usually the choice of paintings is done by the color combinations in the artwork. When I have spoken to people,  their choice while buying abstract art, is on physical colors and of course the main concept and emotions behind the making of an artwork.
An abstract artist has a tough time sometimes in explaining the processes and thoughts behind the making  of an  artwork, especially with color field painting technique,  where the paintings at a glance look like total red or orange or strands stripes of colors. While people and art lovers are now opening up on buying abstract art more and more interior designers are opting for abstracts as they blend into any themed  decor. Contemporary style  designs and lifestyle furniture along with modern abstract art  are the in thing and hence more and more abstracts are selling fast.
Symbolic abstracts have also found a way into hotels and as these paintings lay more emphasis  on colors and textures they can go along with any decor and walls.
Abstract paintings give the viewer a pleasant trip to another level of realm. The fantasy aspect in an abstract work is the greatest USP of any abstract. Each viewer views the abstract painting differently and we can get many many explanations of the same painting by different viewers.
While each individual views and experiences  symbolic spiritual abstracts differently this is also affected by their upbringing and the environment, socio economic strata they come from. It feels great when art lovers view the paintings and see the many images and pictures which were  not put there intentionally by the abstract artist. The best part comes when an abstract art piece becomes a point of conversation and discussion, with every person putting their point forward.
An abstract artist paints using various techniques in painting, with brush, spray, scratching technique,  end tip of brush, cloth, sponge, combs, geometrical instruments, paint knives, and even fingers!direct contact with skin, paint flows  almost like second skin and makes  beautiful fantasy forms on the canvas.
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art... I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.
You may view some more of my art here, Take Care and God Bless!
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