The Path To Enlightenment.
I suppose I had to try and paint something to do with Buddhist Monks or Shaolin Taoist Monks to be more accurate. Having attended a very moving show II have found myself constantly thinking about my own path, the journey already made and that which I hope still lies beyond.
I see this painting as part of that. When we are young and full of the colours of youth it is easy to think that we know it all, there is little to learn. Before us are those who have already travelled the road to various stages. These are the ones who know that there is always much to learn. Those who, in some cases , have forgotten more than we have yet learned.
I think of the many paths I walked with those I learned from and hoped that I could yet impart some of the learning.
But no matter how far along the path we have travelled it is still possible to walk in the footsteps of the stranger and learn even more.
Now to the painting. I am not at all sure about the worth of this as an art form. I may keep it for a bit and then paint over it. It is often the case that the value of the work is in the canvas and not the paint. It is also in the learning experience and not the art.
This blog is linked to my other. Lets Make A Good Job Of It.