Monday, 19 September 2011

Mesmerizing (IF)


Mesmerizing. Such a beautiful word, isn't it? Makes me think of the buoyant sweeping wind, the gentle lullaby at night and the soothing words to comfort the soul. Some people even have this mesmerizing qualities, enough to draw your attention and hold it in their presence alone. Have you ever met anyone like that? I'm sure we all have very different experiences when it comes to that, but I've had the privilege to learn more and expand my horizon while doing my last commissioned project.

Here are a few artworks I created for the project, based on a well known Indian guru and spiritual leader, Sathya Sai Baba. It was a chance to step out of the box, beyond my comfort zone, and I was actually quite pleased with them...


These images are all available as fine at prints at a special website, www.purnaavatar.com where you can also see other artworks of artists from all around the world portraying the Guru.

Well, I hope you have the chance to cross path with inspirations everyday. Many of us are fortunate enough to see them wherever they look, and be truly mesmerized. :)


Amalia, oxx


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful work and mesmerizing too!

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  2. Wonderful work - very tranquil and quiet mesmerizing.

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  3. Amalia!!!! These are wonderful, I love them all. Yes, the word Mesmerizing is a beautiful word. :)
    I hope you are feeling well.
    Hugs

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  4. Amelia, these are just wonderful, absolutely wonderful! you are so talented!
    xo sandra

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  5. Your art is very captivating. Rich in color, and texture.

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  6. Very beautiful, and spot on for the topic. Serene...and mesmerizing :)

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  7. beautiful! I love the way you create feelings with the use of light and shadow.

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  8. This certainly fits the topic. They are lovely, sensitive portraits. I knew who they were of right away.

    I actually had a personal experience with Sai Baba. When I was 16 (several decades ago) I wrote Sai Baba a heartfelt letter. I told him I wanted more than any thing in the world to go see him in India. I became seriously into him and eastern religions in general, during a phase of self discovery. I didn't tell a single soul about the letter. On my 17 birthday I had a private sitting with someone who was a revered spiritual leader in the New York scene at the time. She looked right at me with intense black eyes and said, "Sai Baba has said that I am to bring India to you, here, in New York." Wow! Since I hadn't told anyone about the letter, I was blown away by this personal communication. I always felt a special bond with him after that. How he knew I would be seeing her I'll never know. I was sad to hear of his recent passing...

    Thanks for bringing back a special memory.

    Great job Amalia!

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  9. Wonderful illustration! I recognized Sai Baba straight away.Well done!

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  10. your low contrast value structure is just right for the mood you're trying to convey...no demands, but tenacious just the same.




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  11. What gorgeous creations, Amalia! They are indeed mesmerizing! I especially love the mystical feel of the first piece. Beautiful!!!!

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  12. I love the way you draw the hair. Wonderful.

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  13. Your illustrations are lovely as always, Amalia! Tranquil, I believe is the word.

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  14. Amalia, these are so beautiful, they are truly mesmerizing and poetic!

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  15. Yes, he's spiritual... but can he draw as well as you you?? I doubt it. :)

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  16. Really love the earthy warm colours in your work, very beautiful!

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  17. Wonderful work with poetic sepia-like colours.
    Paula

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  18. Stunning work Amalia! They have a warmth to them, so lovely.
    Jess xx

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  19. Mesmerizing serenity. I especially love the faces in the second two. They are all so soft and lovely. Beautiful job!

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  20. So beautiful... the coloring is amazing, and I love how you master both realism and your personal big-eyed style perfectly!

    // - T.W -

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  21. Hey Amalia! How have you been? Hope the belly is not getting in the way too much :o) Just had to stop by and catch up a bit. I’ve been under the weather. Glad i stopped by. Your “mesmerizing” is mesmerizing! Great expressions of joy and contentment! Great tones and contrasts too! Take care and God bless.

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  22. Amalia, these are so life like. Such an amazingly accurate job you have done! wow and you have worked magic with light and energy, magical indeed!

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  23. Beautiful work, so atmospheric & evocative.

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  24. These are gorgeous! Yes, I agree, the word mesmerizing is a fabulous word. One of those words we just don't use enough, I think.

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  25. Hi Amalia, boy you been hard at it! Wonderful wonderous you have captured the serenity and the peacfulness and have stepped out of your comfort zone in a remarkable manner. Don't step back in - mind you your comfort zone has been pushing boundaries ever since I met you. Aren't I lucy? Err I mean aren't I 'lucky' :)

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  26. Oh my goodness, Amalia! These are wonderful! Very different from your other words, but just as captivating and incredible Well done!

    I have been thinking a lot about you over the summer. I'm sorry I've been silent. I've been wishing you well from afar and imagining that you were busy as a bee yet very, very content. So very good to see you again! I've missed you!

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Tell me your lovely daydreams, they always make me smile! ♥