Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

A painting for Agnus


A painting for Agnus
This was a blog I wrote for it tells a story of art and healing

This canvas was gifted to me by a friend who recently lost his partner Agnus. This was her canvas, which she had started painting it and was unable to finish it. I recieved it and decided to honor her journey with the Green Tara, a Goddess of liberating women. It has been a challenging piece emotionally. I can feel her energy on the canvas, and I swear a couple nights ago her spirit was present as I was painting. It is a healing spirit painting and a story about Agnus’s rebirth.
Agnus’s poem (which was written on the canvas):
If you are not afraid of dying then there is nothing you can’t achieve.
If you realize all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.

Mahalonessfoto -painting completed titled Modern Tara (Year of the Water Dragon)


Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

5 thoughts on “A painting for Agnus

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I love sacred/divine/goddess paintings! Is this acrylic or oil paint?

    • Acrylic:) it was a social painting to paint, I look forward to making some more in th endear future:) Mahaloness

      • Hm interesting! I generally paint with acrylic also.. I’d love to try oil painting sometime simply because acrylic tends to dry too fast for my painting speed… I love blending colors. Mahaloness to you too! I’m guessing that means sort of like a “Pura Vida” ??!

      • Pure life, yes similar indeed, you know Golden Acrylics make paint that has a slower drying time, extended fluids, and also I tend to use a glazing approach (using golden glazing medium) which allows for slightly slower drying times, although it is not quite blending the layering using this technique can produce similar results, I also recommend a spray bottle with water, I do like oil except for the messiness factor;)

      • Thanks for the tips! I’ll check out golden acrylics for sure… pura vida! 😛

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