Mahaloness

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


Leave a comment

realization 

Green Tara c.2013 

Wondering if I have been wrong

Did I do what I could of

Feeling alone

Looking outside for answers

accepting defeat

drowning sorrow 

spirit retreats

replaced with beautiful distractions

that eventually fade 

expansion and contraction

thank you gracias merci!

for the miracle 

of the breath

I have come to realize I am not the only one.

fotoMahaloness

detail of ‘Green Tara’ by hälts c.2013 art intended for healing 

  


Leave a comment

still lifes with the Green Tara

The Green Tara and all of the Tibetan/Nepalese Taras, in all colours of the rainbow and beyond, are very grounding paintings to produce. They are very skillful paintings in that the details are important to me, every brush stroke counts. What it is less important to me is to paint it fast and just make it look like a Tara, or what I call ‘good enough’ practice. When it comes to art and life the Tara painting is my sacred practice. When I paint them or ones that are meditative and spiritual in essence, I experience calmness, love and joy. The Tara is a constant reminder to me to remember that as a man and human I have a lot to be grateful for and to love the women in my life and my beloved one and to Mother Earth herself for providing. When I stray from my path and life gets a little out of balance, the Tara brings me back and this is a beautiful thing. So to all the female energy and women of Earth this painting is for you. I am currently in the process of a new White Tara painting which I will be sharing the progress as it develops.

fotoMahaloness
I have chosen three fotos of the Green Tara. This painting similar to sculpture seems to morph as the layers go on. It is a slow practice and demands concentration and patience, virtues that can easily be forgotten in the heat of the moment. I hope to continue to learn that peace and right practice will steer me through the troughs, so as I can continue to work on the work I love. My hope is to provide you fellow beings with quality and beautiful artwork, and continue to share that with you through the Mahaloness channel.

20140531-151829.jpg

20140531-152824.jpg

20140531-152834.jpg
Thank you deeply.


Leave a comment

The Green Tara

The Green Tara (Sanskrit: Syamatara; Tibetan: Sgrol-ljang) is a revered goddess figure originating in Tibet. She is the female manifestation of active compassion, reborn in the form of a female goddess, empowering all women, men, all sentient beings. The Green Tara, Mother of all Buddhas, is a grant wisher, always willing to take steps in helping those who are facing adversity. She is said to have been incarnated as the Nepali wife of the Tibetan king Srong-brtsan-sgam-po. In Buddhism, the color green signifies activity and accomplishment.This version is a modern rendering including a star emanating light from the heart region, the symbol is originally from Damascus, Syria, it is a geometric pattern found on tiles, which is made up of a complex line structure. I also added a wood lilly, which is a resilient flower that grows in the foothill region of my home. I incorporated different symbols to show the universality of the Green Tara who today has reached many lands outside of Tibet. Simply put the Green Tara transcends all boundaries, all obstacles, all religions. With ease and readiness the Green Tara will help those who call her name.

‘Until Samsara is empty, I shall work for the benefit of all sentient beings in a woman’s body.’

Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā

Fotomahaloness -the Green Tara as above so below

20130314-131512.jpg

If you like what you see here and would like to help out, which is to say support my art, I have made my white tara available for sale as a hight quality print, go to the link. Thank you<3http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Acrylic-Liberating-Tara/92667/1397938/view


Leave a comment

Mahaloness 2012 in review.

Thank you all very much, I love you all. Mahaloness

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Lets do well in 2013. Love and Mahaloness to you all.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

20121230-233924.jpg

20121230-233942.jpg

Fotomahaloness -Green Tara and the forest horse. Thank you very much. Presents from Mother Earth, please be kind to her. 2013
Domo arigato (どうもありがとう
Ong namo dev guru namo

20121231-023615.jpg

20121231-023850.jpg

20121231-023810.jpg

20121231-024010.jpg

20121231-024100.jpg

20121231-031148.jpg

20121231-031426.jpg

20121231-031747.jpg

20121231-031718.jpg

20121231-031819.jpg

20121231-032146.jpg

20121231-032306.jpg

20121231-032719.jpg


Leave a comment

Green Tara

First a poem…

Let it go
No longer will I hold
Those thoughts of old
For they do not serve me
Don’t you see?
The suffering felt by all must cease
May you and I find liberty.
-annonymous

As I continue to work on the Green Tara working meditations have been fruitful. Bruce asked today, ‘how do you know when its done?’ I just know. I look at this painting in particular and it is clear to me that my process is more in line with sculpture than painting, and in this case I am building my layers up. I use various shapes and if you think of a topographical map that is how I usually deal with dimension. All I mean by this is I look at an image with a birds eye view and think about the surface as an undulating experience, this is how I see the canvas. Sometimes I go from light to dark and back to light with my layers, I build colors by layering transparent paint, it is a layering technique I have developed over time, lots of miles. I play with various techniques as you can see, and with all the wonderful pigments and various brushes available on the open market, the sky really has no limits. I specifically roll with Golden fluids, they make very nice paint indeed. Mahalonessfoto
The Green Tara, a modern version, Mother of Liberation, Buddha of Liberation, a reminder to keep a playful mind, not to take things too seriously, working for the welfare of beings in the female form, this version current to the times, and in my opinion, poignant. I have been influenced by Tibetan and Nepalese Tangkas in the last few years, I met master Tangka painter Romio Shrestha a few years ago at a Visionary conference in Hawaii, and had a up close and personal experience with his work romio’s website. I also recommend you check out your local library and look for books on Tibetan art, as an example ‘Wisdom and Compassion: the Sacred Art of Tibet’ Authors: Marilyn M. Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurman.

20121119-231501.jpg

20121119-231513.jpg

20121119-231605.jpg

20121119-231717.jpg

20121119-231744.jpg