Monday, 7 June 2010



It was with some sense of shock that I received the message yesterday from a stranger making comment about this post. This was one of my first attempts at painting using texture.

I spent a great deal of time on it and in the end I was happy with it. I was also aware that it would not sell because the ideas in it, I thought were too particular to my thinking.

I was correct in my thinking that it would not sell and to be honest I had forgotten all about it until yesterday when the message arrived.

This in fact is the first comment anybody has made about this painting. But then in the light of my other blog today it has done its task.

Maybe now I can drag it out and see if I can make something new from it.

Maybe the canvas repainted will speak to another.

The word Samadhi means concentration; the practice of centering the mind in a single sensation or preoccupation. I hope that this painting helps the viewer to this sense of peace and concentration. If you look very very closely you will see four small musical staves only one of which has notes on it. (Unfortunately it is very difficult to here). The others are waiting to be filled by the music of your thoughts. There is also a texture of square symbolic of the inner being and also the world.

This was painted using modelling paste, acrylic gel, and acrylic paint. It was painted in a number of glazed layers.

This blog is linked to my other with the story of The Elephant and the Flea


  1. I really love this painting Ralph.... what size is it ?

  2. Ralph I really identify with this painting. It feels like it came from a deep place in your soul. I am always amazed at what our minds are capable of creating when we stop trying to control them.